Friday, 24 December 2010

Friday Flash - Winter's Bride

This story has been taken down as it is now out for submission!

27 comments:

demonesprit said...

Lovely! You can send Jack my way anytime you like! :)

flyingscribbler said...

Icy, this is a delight. It's a beautiful, frosty, heart-warming tale. Perfect for Christmas Eve. Thank you!

Laurita said...

Beautiful story, and warm despite the frost. I love the last little detail about the window paintings.

Sam said...

A beautiful story, Icy. There's the real feel of an old fairytale about this piece. Perfect seasonal fare. :)

John Wiswell said...

I never tried magically restoring youth to woo a lady. I've been going about it all wrong!

Merry Christmas, Icy!

Icy Sedgwick said...

Demonesprit - I always envisioned Jack Frost as being a fairly dapper gent!

Flyingscribbler - Thank you!

Laurita - I've always thought the patterns in frost are pretty. Small compensation for the misery the snow brings!

Sam - Apparently "fairytale" is my default genre!

John - He's a forerunner to L'Oreal!! Merry Christmas ^_^

Maria A. Kelly said...

Icy, this is charming and so well told. I love a good Christmas fable! Merry Christmas to you, dear!

Gracie said...

Eee, how delightful! Best snow tale ever. I love everything about it.

Merry Christmas, Icy!

FARfetched said...

Beautiful. And how appropriate that someone named "Icy" is the author!

KjM said...

Delightful. Warmth in the heart of frost.

Excellently done.

Steve Green said...

Lovely piece of writing Icy, although I don't like the cold, I do appreciate the beauty of snow, frost, and ice, on various surfaces, and your story brings these images to my mind.

Happy Christmas Icy. :D

laradunning said...

Jack Frost has always been a facinating character. You've brought him to life and given him a warm and kind heart.

ganymeder said...

What a beautiful fairytale!

Dat Basstard said...

Wonderful twist on an old character!

Al Bruno III said...

Terrific! Just terrific!

Raven Corinn Carluk said...

Very nice.

Eric J. Krause said...

Excellent story! Looks like this works out for both of them.

theothersideofdeanna said...

Icy, (and how ironic that sounds), I love, love, love this story. So full of hope and love, so beautifully written.

I can't help but think of my son, who was born during a blizzard - it was about 70F and felt so nice outside when I went to the hospital, but the next morning, after he was born, there was three feet of snow outside. I nicknamed him Frosty.

Thank you for a lovely story!

Julie (Okami) said...

What a lovely story!! Thanks.

AidanF said...

I love the way you portrayed her converting into the winter bride. Beautiful language and way of describing it. I can't help but suspect that while Jack Frost lives through every year, she fades away as winter turns to spring.

Jason Coggins said...

Perhaps I'm wired differently to the rest of your readership but this tale felt to me like an Origin issue of a new comic book series. Thus, I'll be hanging out for the Special Collector's Edition of "Lady Frost" issue 1 with the 3D hologram Icy cover ... with optional frost bite.

julito77 said...

Love the fairy tale aspect of it. As always, you have a great talent to invite your readers into your world, the beginning hooked me yet again. And a nice use of Jack Frost.

Intrigued by the line "They spend the rest of the evening turning the cruelty of winter into a paradise of art." I can see that.

Icy Sedgwick said...

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

afullnessinbrevity said...

A great fairy tale, Icy. Simply delightful.
Adam B @revhappiness

Tony Noland said...

What a great wintry tale!

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

How romantic! (sigh!) And how beautiful to read. A fairytale told in shades of white. Lovely!

Lori said...

So well done! A beautiful winter fable.

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