Glimpses of a Story

Snow Queen • artist- Christian Birmingham

Snow Queen • artist- Christian Birmingham

The evening had fallen, draping itself in blue and white, the trees frosted over with newly fallen snow, a touch of ice at the edge of spring. She gazed out into the dying day, seeing a dim light fading just beyond the mountains. She sighed, dreamily hugging her knees in her ivory gown, feeling the cold of the window pane as she rested her head against it. It felt as though the long stillness of winter was passing into spring, but the light was shy, and pale, unsure of herself, – a white lady at the edge of the world, gazing longingly in, afraid to come closer. And yet everyone looked for her, any sign of her in the air, the ground, the budding trees. She did not know how much she was wanted.

But slowly she would know herself better. And her step would grow surer, her dress changing to pale green, and then violet as she sprinkled wild seeds and flowers from her hands. A soft wind would blow, her laughter warm and golden, releasing the streams, the ice-covered lake, and river. The birds would return, once more filling the world with song. 



I feel a bit like the winter outside my window, hovering just before the first touch of spring. There’s an ache in it, even though the snow that fell last night brightens something in me, makes me feel white clad and shiny on the inside.

I lit candles last night and started writing in the beautiful book I received for Christmas, with the golden cover. I’m still figuring out my new story. It keeps slipping from me when I try to grasp it. It needs a plot, an ending, but all that comes to me are little moments like the one above. So I write what comes, and hopefully, it will lead me somewhere.

My book is out on amazon. I’d love for you to check it out, and share it with someone you think might like it. Thank you!

I hope you’re dreaming beautiful dreams for the new week. 

7 Comments on Glimpses of a Story

  1. sarah
    March 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s so very beautiful.

    • Anne Linn
      March 8, 2016 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks sarah. You inspire me 🙂

    • Anne Linn
      March 8, 2016 at 8:48 am (3 years ago)

      Yes it is, feels like fresh spring air 🙂

  2. Laura
    March 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

    That snippet of your story is so beautiful and poetic. Makes my heart ache a little, for the beauty of it. I really like how you portray the light/the spring as a shy lady who doesn’t know how much people miss her 🙂 lovely.

  3. Laura
    March 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh I also meant to say I want to read more 🙂 And maybe by allowing the story to come out as it wants, it will also figure an ending or a plot for itself in the process, if you trust it.

  4. Anne Linn
    March 19, 2016 at 10:23 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Laura. Yes, I will it will come as I write and listen. I try to trust in that 🙂


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