“Blizzard:” snow magic, orphanship, Elsa-ish // StayHomeWriMo Day 20

Hey y’all!

I hope everyone’s doing well! I haven’t responded to any comments in a few days (whoops) but I’ll try to get to that tomorrow, or something.

Today’s story is kind of like Frozen, and I realized that and just ~~embraced my inner Elsa~~ XD.


The ice enveloped me completely.

Everywhere, surrounding me, there was a freezing blizzard of anger and pain and rage and everything that I felt at the moment.

I sink to my knees in the snowy ground, my legs numb to the cold seeping in through my pants.

My life would never be the same.

Just a week ago I had been happy, and everyone I loved was with me. But in the span of several hours, my whole life was dashed to the ground.

First, my parents had been involved in an accident. Neither of them survived.

Then, to make matters worse, none of our relatives or family friends were willing to take me and my siblings in. That meant that some random families would take us- separately.

I took a deep breath in, and it seemed like the blizzard slowed for a moment, as if taking a breath with me. Breathe, Mae. Breathe. It felt as if my anger would consume me.

Despite my pleading, I had to watch as my little sister Marjorie, who was only ten, was ripped from my hands, crying all the while.

Our fourteen-year-old brother Melvin wasn’t allowed to come with either of us, too. He didn’t cry when he was taken in by some family in a faraway village, but I could see it in his eyes. That I would never see him again.

But me? I was seventeen- not quite an adult, but no one would want to adopt me either. Instead of having to spend agonizing months in an orphanage without any of my family, I did the only thing I could think of.

Run away.

I shivered slightly, but not from the cold. Never. This storm was my new home. The blizzard was my emotions, the ice was my resolve, the wind my thoughts, the snow my love.

I belonged here, in the winter.

No, I didn’t shiver from the cold- I shivered from fear. Fear of myself, of who I had become.

After I ran away, I had to watch myself turn into a monster, some sort of beast. Somewhere in there, I knew the old Mae was still there, hiding from whoever I had become. But now there was a primal part of myself that had erupted, one that apparently even had influence over the blizzard raging around me.

I took a deep, ragged breath in, feeling the cold ripple over my bare arms, enjoying the icy pain stabbing my throat.

The storm stopped and for a moment the only noise was the thump of my heart.

But then I let out my breath in one long exhale, and the blizzard raged like never before, as if it could understand what I was feeling better than I.

I couldn’t even stop to understand what I felt. Everything was much too raw. In the span of seven days, I had lost everything.

My home, my friends, my town, my school- and my family.

My parents were gone and there was no changing that, but my siblings weren’t. I knew where Marjorie and Melvin were, and no one or nothing could stop me from reuniting with them.

In a few months, I would be an adult who could take legal custody of my siblings. Until then, I wouldn’t sit around waiting for someone to find me.

I let out a little breath, finding twisted delight in the wind howling at me in response.

I was going to steal my siblings back.


Not my best writing, the beginning was weak, and I could have channeled the ~creepy~ more, but I’m satisfied with how the middle-to-ending turned out!

Did this remind you of Frozen? Did this story- wait for it- chill you? (xP) How is your quarantine?


10 thoughts on ““Blizzard:” snow magic, orphanship, Elsa-ish // StayHomeWriMo Day 20

  1. YES channelling your inner Elsa, I love it !! “the cold never bothered me anyway” and poor Mae (all your characters are having hard times) but I loved the endings where she said she is going to steal her siblings back, yeessss!! I love and support her !! I hope she does !! ❤ ❤

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    1. My inner Elsa is such a queen (actually XD) 😂 AHAH I basically copied that line about the cold not bothering Mae! (ikr I like to ruin my characters’ lives hahaha) I love Mae too!

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  2. I love the pun ‘chill you’ that made me laugh so much 😂 I’m so proud of you embracing your inner Elsa! I also got Anna vibes here aswell tho…?! 😝 Overall it was really fun to read, and don’t put your writing down because honestly I thought this was amazing! I think this wold be so awesome to continue 😂 Also my quarantine is pretty good! Back to the woes of online school, but I’m doing okay, how about you? ☀️

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    1. Haha this whole thing was very Elsa-reminiscent and that one totally-not-copied line about how the cold didn’t bother her was funny to write XD. 😉 Oh you know what, I can sort of see it!! Could you go further into the Anna-vibes thing? I want to know your reasoning!
      Thank you Ambs, MY EGO IS GETTING FATTER BY THE DAY AND IMMA BLAME IT ON YOU GIRL! I’m doing okay too- online school is pretty easy at least for me and I’ve been super busy with activism things ahah..

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      1. For sure!! A little bit of Frozen never hurt anyone 😂 Haha I love that “totally-not-copied” 😆 It was very fitting to the story though! Ahh, yes. So I sort of felt like in some ways Anna has all these emotions tumbling through her so she focuses them all on one thing: saving Elsa (obviously saving the siblings in your SS 😊) and also I feel like the whole reuniting ending and her determination I felt was definitely similar to Anna, but obviously the whole ice setting juxtaposes with her character but there’s my essay on why I got Anna-vibes 😂
        Aww of course! HAHA YOU’RE EGO CAN’T GET THROUGH A DOOR NOW – THERE’S NO ESCAPE!! 😂 That’s great! It’s long, boring and tricky for me but I’m coping, kinda… Ooo, activism sounds awesome! Tell me more 🙂

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        1. Thanks Ambs! Ohhh yeah totally- I’m seeing it XD yes Mae is officially a perfect blend of Anna/Elsa because who else would she be 😂
          OH NO IT’S STUCK WITH ME FOREVER! (until it’s starved because no one’s feeding it and it dwindles and can finally fit through the door XD XD)

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          1. Aw no worries!! Yes I totally see it like *combines Elsa and Anna to make a ship name* seriously Elna/Ansa vibes! 😂
            OH NO I’M SORRY WE DID THIS TO YOU! (Haha let me know when it can fit through the door 😂)


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