★ Write Storybooks for Children – Christmas Writing Contest 2017 ★

Welcome to our Write Short Story competition! On this page, you’ll find all the amazing entries submitted by our talented students, so be sure to check these festive stories to get yourself into the Christmas spirit!

The winner will receive an Amazon Kindle, plus a gift voucher for any of our ‘write’ courses (to be chosen by you), while the runner-ups will be featured in a special honorary mention blog post.

Our competition opens Saturday 1st December, closes Monday 31st December, and the winners will be announced in February 2019.

You can submit your entry and read our submissions guidelines here: happy writing and Merry Christmas!

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Love Remembers

Long ago a very beautiful little girl loved so deeply that people and animals came from afar bask in her loving presence. She loved so totally that she began to forget to love herself. Slowly, she fell ill becoming too weak and tired to go out and care for others....

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Shattered

In an age different than our own Rose and Suli had grown up together cultivating a garden outside of their village. Blessed with loving kindness they had grown dear to one another. One day in the garden, Suli saw white crystals fall from the sky. He gazed in wonder....

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The Snow Kitten

Once there a naughty kitten. She chased the castle mice and didn’t want them to stay warm inside and eat the crumbs. Any time she saw a mouse she would claw at them and declare, “You are not welcome in my castle”! They stayed inside, for outside the castle walls was a...

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Birds of a Feather

Kaia and Gaia sat on the balcony snuggled up together under a blanket. It was a clear, crisp night and it was almost as if they could see every star in the sky. Kaia felt a chill as a gentle breeze moved past them and looked up to see a magnificent swan gliding above...

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The Guardian

The old woman looked up sharply; something was coming. She rippled with anticipation, her wizened, grey eyes still held their sparkle. She glanced at her granddaughter snoozing innocently before the open hearth. “Oh, Gerda!” She sighed, “you’ll soon know the...

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The Snow Dragon

Today was the day when the dragons learned to roar. Blue was very nervous, he’d never tried before. He felt a little woozy, his knees wobbled like jelly. He had a funny feeling, like a bee was in his belly. Each dragon opened wide, roaring flames of Rudolph red. But...

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“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Once upon a time, there lived a poor cobbler who makes a beautiful set of slippers in his home and sell it to the town. He lost his wife and he has two children. this cobbler is earning only enough money to eat two times a day. one day the prince was travelling around...

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AVALANCHE ADVENTURE

Soft downy snowflakes the size of dandelion heads had been falling since the early hours of the morning into the mountain’s arms that cradled the silent scene. The Snow Queen padded lightly up the forest glade towards the mountain refuge, her beautiful red merino wool...

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The Little Robber Maiden And The Crow

Sheltered by towering oaks, the ornate mirror fluttered in mid-air as if suspended there by invisible giants. The little robber maiden eyed it with mistrust. “I don’t like this,” she scowled. “Are you sure the snow queen is in there?” “Tis true,” the crow confirmed....

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Dan’s Rose (Escape from the Snow Queen)

Annie awoke to the sunlight glinting through the curtains, the soft scent of roses wafting in on the late summer air. She grabbed her phone, checking for messages and information, her routine since Dan went missing in the mid-winter, eight months ago. Before he...

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The Final Shard

Once upon a time, in the great ice palace, the Snow Queen was interrupted by one of her servants. “Your majesty, your majesty,” cried the little man, “they found it. Your bees have found the last shard.” “Where is it? Show me! We must collect it before it enters the...

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Below the Snow

“Go ahead, jump and all will be solved!” said a terrifying voice to Kai from somewhere beneath the snowy East River. He sat emotionless on the railing of the cold iron bridge, his plump legs hanging over its side; the snow draped skyscrapers in the distance pointing...

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Melting a Snow Queen

Lil miss Brooke was a big bad crook and a very big sook who spent her time frolicking in the snow catching ice crystals on top of her nose. She did not know that these crystals made her do naughty things. So lil miss Brooke became a bad ol crook. Toby was a good furry...

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Saving Kay

Kay had no control of his sleigh along the frozen lake against the snowstorm. He could hardly see. Slowly but surely, he began to lose his strength to continue. Kay could just about notice another sleigh. The snow queen just about spotted him as she was dashing...

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Gerda’s Tale

I remember that summer’s day – the day Kai changed. The boy next door suddenly ran and jumped on the roses in our shared roof top garden. His shoes turned red from the petal stain. It was as if he was in a trance, under a spell. Then, one day the next winter when he...

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One more snow day

It was the first day of March and the ground was covered in a deep layer of snow. The snow drops and other perennials who had bloomed prematurely curled up their petals and retreated back into the ground. The birds who had optimistically migrated back for the spring...

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Blossom of Snow

On Christmas eve, high in the Austrian alps, the snow was doing a good job of packing splinters of ice against the window panes and wrapping up the world in readiness for Christmas. By morning all would be white and still. Inside the cottage a cheery fire glowed....

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The Snow Queen

Once there was a queen who lived in an ice castle. She seemed to have everything, beauty, riches and powerful magic. Those who saw her were mesmerised by her beauty. But with one touch, they turn into ice. Those who seek to destroy her, failed for them too were turned...

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the wizzards mirror

Write your story heThe Wizard’s Mirror... ONCE THERE WAS AN EVIL WIZARD who made a mirror with his dark magic. If anything good or beautiful was put in front of the mirror, the reflection that showed back was only rotten and gray. The wizard laughed. He wanted to show...

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The Snow Queen Returns

Write your story here Silent, sinister and stark, the ice palace stood empty. Within the icy walls was just one reminder of the warmth and joy of Kay and Gerda’s reunion and departure: the frozen word ‘Eternity ‘. Suddenly the frozen air seemed to vibrate as a dark...

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The True Golden Child

Listen carefully for the child’s message, for many of you can no longer hear or see, ears and eyes eaten and washed away by the amber nectar dripping from the ugly beasts claws; he has pierced the oleander, through the dirty, over-crowded cities it has crept, into the...

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Snow Queen Superhero

“It’s too late, Prime Minister” said Haines solemnly. He tried without success to hide the anxiety from his voice. “Too late! I refuse to accept it!” Exclaimed the man opposite in the leather bound armchair. “The meteorologists seem to agree world wide” continued...

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Enchanted Roses

Once upon a time, there lived a Snow Queen. Garlands of frosted ivy surrounded her palace. Bored of looking at these, she thought she would rob the enchantress's roses. Looking into her mirror of freezing spells, she hissed “ I must find a child to keep my roses...

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Water Melts Ice

One winter, there was a frost that covered everything. No matter how many ice removers chipped away at windshield or plows ripped through the city, the frost stayed. Eventually, a think layer of ice covered all roads, making travel inaccessible. But there lived two...

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The arrival of winter

The arrival of winter All of a sudden there was a chill in the air. The lush green grass glistened white with frost. The leaves fell from the trees and turned to snow before they settled on the ground. The sky grew dark and the lake became ice. Finally, winter had...

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The Magic Of A Child’s Love

Word Count 499 The Magic Of A Child's Love By Malcolm Callister “The elves have taken Rhys,” Isabella screamed. Shocked at the news her mother quickly understood. Grabbing Isabella’s hand, she said, “We must go to Mother Cowell she will know what to do.” They were...

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The Lonely Cottage

Gideon was lost and tired; he had been travelling to his Uncle Joe’s place for the holidays. The weather was appalling; it was a swirling storm of screaming silver. Its flakes pelted against his frozen cheeks, clinging to his eyelashes and hair. As the flakes landed...

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The Snow Bee

Bees have been around for over 100 million years, so hopefully you’ve heard all about them. The part they play on Earth, pollination, nectar, honey. However, you may not know about the snow bees. Snows bees brave the bitterness of winter to pollinate flowers in the...

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Wolf’s Tail (Tale)

Two small wolf pups named Gerda and Kai frolicked playfully in the midst of a snowstorm. Kai nipped at the falling snowflakes and Gerda rolled on the snow-covered ground. In the distance could be heard the eerie howls of the wolves. Somehow, the pups had become...

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The Snow Queen’s Worst Christmas

Write your story here It was meant to be the trip of a lifetime - a visit to Santa Claus in Lapland just before Christmas. They stood in the snow next to a sign saying 'Sleighs Stop Here For The North Pole. As a sleigh pulled by huskies sped past them, a lady in white...

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Fairy land

Listen up kids because I have a story to tell, it has been passed down through the ages and I'm so excited to share it with all of you. A long time ago there was a young lady named Alice, who lived in a land of fairies. Wherever she went people seemed to close her out...

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The Poisonous Garden

After years of struggle, Snow Queen is able to find the way to break the curse cast upon her by the Summer Queen to keep her away from her daughter Snow White. If she tries to go near her daughter, she will be dead. The only way to cure Snow white is the magical...

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The Lonely Snow Queen

I am a woman, known as the Snow Queen. Born out of the snow I have lived a lonely life. I have wonderful snowflake dresses, tinged with ice blue and a magnificent crown made out of icicles. At first, the wonder of ice and its reflections was magical, amazing but as...

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The Mountain Village and The Snow Queen

Every winter, a small mountain village suffered because food grew scarce and all the crops died in the cold. Greta was an girl there and was abandoned in the woods because there was not enough food and sacrifices had to be made. Greta was left with only her ebony...

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The Modern Queens

When the queen walks off the throne, winter arises. The cold and the wind become homeward bound and return to their season. The snow queen’s power lifts through the cold kingdom and amazes travelers from everywhere. She creates flurries, snowflakes, and the occasional...

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The Snow Queen and the puppies

We all know the tale of the evil wizard who made a mirror with dark magic. Whatever was put in front of the mirror was reflected as bad and evil. The wizard thought this was amazing. But he got too clever and while flying over the world he dropped the mirror and it...

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The Snowstorm

Write your story The Snowstorm The children were struggling to find their way home through the woods as the snow had covered the path. Jacob was very frightened, but Heidi told him not to worry. “They’re only stories,” she said. “But grandma says she’s wicked and...

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The Snow Queen’s Palace

The moment Gemma stepped into Kai’s room, she knew something was wrong. Kai sat so still and pale on the edge of his bed, he looked like an ice statue. She looked at his face, eyes obscured by the VR headset. She bounced next to him on his bed. “Kai?” she spoke...

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Strawberries Can Melt Ice

Splat! Gina flinched as her tablet screen went white, then a message written in icicles proclaimed, “You’ve been hit by the SnowQueen! Try again, FlowerGirl?” She turned the power off, and put the tablet down on her desk, trying to hold back tears. It was silly to let...

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Love And Logic

In the world of Fro the almighty wizard, Love, over sees all. Love’s magic makes the world a place of beauty and harmony. In return, Love is worshiped by the people of Fro. Love is so pleased that he creates a mirror so all who believe in Love can see him when they...

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Harmony

Once there were three sisters who lived with their widowed mother Gerda in a cottage at the edge of a great forest. Gerda had trained the girls to sing in harmony. Delia’s voice was as light as the lace on your collar, Marisa’s as steady as a jeweler’s hands, and...

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The Enchantress

Once upon a time there lived an enchantress. She was not young, nor beautiful, though she could still remember a time when she had been renowned for both. In those days, she had spent her hours amongst the villagers calling them her own, though she knew that she was...

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The Malefic Mirror

Christmas morning came with the soft tinkling of bells. Bid away by the thickly falling snow, the sun woke late but Harriet woke early. Hurrying little feet pitter-pattered down the stairs where the Christmas tree waited, offerings of sweets and playthings nestled...

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Escape from Icelandia

It had been two days now since Georgie had disappeared in the snowstorm and Jessie knew she had to try and find her best friend. She trudged through the snow with her thick coat and boots on shielding her face from the biting cold and snow blowing in her face. There...

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A Snowflake in a Blizzard

It all began in the cloud where Snow Queen lived. She was powerful, majestic, sparkled and glowed like no other snowflake. She flew out of the cloud. The blizzard of the century had just come and all she could do was watch the snowflakes falling. The blizzard didn’t...

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The Snow Queen and the Nurdles

The Snow Queen's palace was melting. The blue lights had gone out long ago, the snow bees and snowflakes had disappeared. The Queen was shrinking and her once magnificent white fur coat which was now too big for her, looked gray and decidedly moth-eaten. The evil...

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The Enchanted Rose

The Enchanted Rose Once upon a time there lived a beautiful Queen, in a country very close to the North Pole. She was called the Snow Queen because she had white hair and pale blue eyes. She looked as though she had been carved out of ice but her heart was warm and...

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Growth

Write your story hereLocation: Anaheim, California [Zoom into Mrs. Dickson’s kindergarten class.] [Zoom into an ecstatic, radiant Aditi.] Her hands were coated in orange, brown, and green paint, the colors all fusing to form a vomit-looking hue....

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My love from childhood

This story describes how my childhood past the last 3 years. But first let me present myself. I'am a 12 years old male. I live in kind a quiet place, in a country in Europe. From young ages i loved to play and have fun with boys. Just because of that, girls aren't my...

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Count With Me

I looked to my friend, a sad distorted man, one of malicious intent. He held up the mirror in his hand and extended his arm as if it were a sword in his palm. “You will regret it, you will pay Angie!” He exclaimed as he looked upon me. My sallow arms and neck slowly...

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Travel

N: hi Memi, long time no see. M: hi Nara, long time no see too. M: I haven’t seen u in a while. What r u doing these day? N: me too. I went traveling with my senior high school friends two months ago. M: Wow, sounds pretty fun,so where did u guys go? N: Yeah, it is...

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The Slope Queen

Krystal lives with her overbearing father Neal in a cabin on top of Mount Crumpet. She spends most of her days skiing the pistes of the mountain gazing down on the villages in the valley, hoping one day she will get to find love. Neal never lets her meet new people...

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The Spell – A Story for Young Adults

I stab my spade deep into the eye socket. ‘Look,’ he says, ‘Your heart’s not in this today. Why don’t we go inside?’ ‘You talk to me of hearts?’ I snap, my voice heavy with scorn. I shove the two pieces of coal into the waiting cavities and survey my work. The...

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The Snow Queen: Journey Home

Once upon a time, the princess hired me to return Kai and Gerda safely home in Gerda's golden carriage. Gerda had rescued Kai from the evil Snow Queen and they wanted to begin their journey now. As the carriage crossed the moat, the last wall of ice crumbled down the...

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Rila & The Snow Queen Part 2

Ultimates also only appeared when necessary, when there was a threat to the existence of the Nemjop species. Rila felt fear bubbling up in her throat. She couldn’t protect everyone. She stood up and felt the panic grow. She felt lightheaded and a bit nauseated and...

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Rila & The Snow Queen Part 1

Once upon a time in a frozen land untouched by human footprints there lived a family of Nemjops. This land sat not on the surface of the earth as we know it but up in the atmosphere in a space one might call ‘in between’. A Nemjop as you may or may not know is a tiny...

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