Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Queen With The Frozen Heart 1


Once upon a time there was a queen with a frozen heart. She wasn't a bad queen; in fact she was a good queen. But she had tried not to get hurt for so long time that she had forgotten how to feel.



It had been gradual, bit by bit. But at the end her heart was frozen. Only a little corner of it still remained alive and kept the blood in her body circulating. Because we all know that if that would not happen, she could not keep living and breathing.

It had been so slow that queen hadn’t even noticed what happened. Not even the people around her could exactly tell what had happened to her. She had been so full of life and love. Filled with joy till the brim. 


She used to dance in the garden and sing with the birds in the meadow. She would wander in the forests and swim in the little, dark ponds whose water was fed by creeks running down from the mountains. And she would shiver from cold afterward, feeling so alive and so happy.

Especially she used to love spending time with her brave and wise husband, the king. Together they would rule the land, and together they would run off to some mischief. To return laughing to fulfill their responsibilities for the people. Because they used to love each other, their country and the people who lived there.

-          Were we missed, the king would ask every time they would return from their travels.

-          We always miss you, the courtiers would answer, and especially Her Highness the Queen.

And they would laugh because they knew that their people loved them. And they trusted that the love would be eternal.


The land where the queen ruled was beautiful. It was full of lush forests, imposing mountain peaks and cool, refreshing rivers. It was a rich land. With fertile soil and hard-working people.

It was a land with old bones, a spine full of mountains that reached the heavens. Not many people had traveled to the roof of those mountains but the king and the queen had. As part of becoming the rulers of the land they had travelled it through and visited the most important parts. Not important just for the people but for the land and for its other dwellers.

It was also a land firmly planted in the ocean, with its toes and ankles hidden in the sand brought in by the countless waves through countless millennia. Too many for humans to count but earth counts different from the people and it had witnessed each and every one of those waves. The small, playful ones and the huge, dangerous ones that had tried to come inland to kill and destroy. It knew the ocean, its fury and its gifts. And even though they were not friends, they were not enemies either.


It was also a land who carried countless trees of endless forests on its arms. Too many trees for humans to count, so many that they could get lost under them and never to be found. But the land knew each of these trees and had been there to see them grow up, become huge old trees, with wisdom and memories to go back ages behind. And the land was friend with all of these trees, because they were part of the land.

As the people of the land were part of the land. And the land worried for all of them. It was its responsibility. To make sure they were taken care of. And it had known the king and the queen for good rulers. And it had accepted them and given them their blessing. Together with the blessing of the heaven, and the blessing that the wind and the sea had brought.

The land knew that the High Magic had accepted the couple as the rulers of the people and the land was happy. It was happy because it was so close to the people and wanted them to be happy and have good lives. It missed the people who left for the sea, who threaded the ocean and the ones who braved the airs. Most of all it missed the people who left for their final voyage and whose bones were given to the earth, for the land to embrace them.

To be continued...

This is the first part of the story.

To read the second part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 2 

To read the third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 3

To read the fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 4

To read the fifth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 5.


To read the sixth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 6


To read the seventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 7


 To read the eight part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 8

To read the ninth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 9

To read the tenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 10


To read the eleventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 11

To read the twelth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 12 

68 comments:

  1. Wow what a great story.. when are you continuing?

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    1. Thank you, Robert. Next weeks Thursday :)

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  2. Did you write that? It is amazing. How beautiful. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Yes, it is mine and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it. I will be posting a bit more of the story every Thursday. Hopefully people will like it!

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  3. Your Amazing You Need To Write A Book!!

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  4. What a wonderful story you have written.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this! I am loving your posts more and more everyday :)

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    1. Thank you, Misty. I'm really honored to hear that!

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  6. I agree, YOU really should write a book... this was beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. That has always been my aspiration and I'm working on it.

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  7. Wonderfully written. Can't wait for part two.

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  8. First time here and I'll definitely be back.
    Can't wait for the next installment.

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  9. I love following your post, always uplifting!

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  10. I love this! WIll you be continuing this for us every Thursday until it is finished?? I can't wait to read more!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Christine. And yes, I'm going to be posting every Thursday until it's finished!

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  11. Beautiful story! And that first picture of the pink flower is stunning. What type of flower is that??

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  12. I absolutely love your blog and all of your pictures and stories. I really wish I would travel to Ecuador!

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  13. Yes, .... you must go ahead and write a book. You know how to hold readers beautifully.

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  14. What a beautiful sound this story has, it really catches you. And who doesn't love a great love story, especially when it's between a king and a queen?!

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  15. You always take the greatest pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. I want to know the end! LOL And I love the pictures... they make me nostalgic about my home country!

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  17. Good Story!!!! You have to post the continuation... SOOON :)

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  18. That is an awesome story. The pictures are always so nice on this site. Amber N

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  19. That's a beautiful story! I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  20. Very pretty! It sounds like an interesting story. :)

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  21. What a great start to a story, very fun and entertaining to read! Can't wait for the continuation! ;)

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  22. SOunds like it's based on Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen for a start. I'd love to see some frozen landscapes to match!

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    1. Hi Lindsey! It's not based on Snow Queen. I was worried about the name exactly for that reason. The similarity ends with the frozen heart. And if you recall Anderson's story the person with the frozen heart was the boy, Kai, because his heart was pierced with a piece of the Snow Queen's mirror.

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  23. Beautiful! Now I will have to remember not to forget to come back Thursday so that I can read more. :)

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  24. What a beautiful story! I want to read more.

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  25. Why did you stop it there? lol Looking forward to catching the other half.

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  26. That's a great story. I cannot wait for the next instalment.

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  27. What a great story! I look forward to the continuation.

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  28. What an engaging story... and beautiful photos! Can't wait to hear more.

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  29. These pictures remind me so much of my home land Jamaica. It's making me yearn for home

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  30. lovely storey, very imaginative. Great idea to have it continuing

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  31. What a beautiful story...I can't wait to hear more!

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  32. Oh wow, I love this story. I can not wait to hear more of it :)

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  33. Such a great story! And beautiful pictures too!

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  34. I was thinking the same thing as Crystal Patton. The story and the images - superb!

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  35. Beautiful story Joanna and beautiful shots as well! Looking forward for the continuation :)

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  36. Very beautiful story. Can't wait for the ending!

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  37. Great story! Looking forward to the next half! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. The flower is beautiful. That photo of the bananas is awesome!

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  39. I like the start of this story, the land seems beautiful.

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  40. I can't wait to hear more. I'm curious as to what hardened the Queen. Great start.

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  41. great beginning to the story, it really sucks you in.

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  42. Seems like an interesting beginning. Love the pictures too!

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  43. That's sounds like an interested start to a story. That flower is gorgeous, too!

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  44. What a great beginning to a story. I hope to read more.

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  45. What- interesting and unique story! Can't wait to hear what happens next!

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  46. Love how you have put the photos into this story to show where you are and it's beauty

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  47. Great Story you have here, keep up the fabulous work!

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  48. This is such a great story! I'm looking forward to hearing the rest. Amazing pics, as always!

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  49. Will be dreaming til I get to the end;) Excellent!

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  50. okay... now we need the ending!!??

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  51. What a fun tale! The beginning reminded me of Frozen!

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  52. and? I must know!! lol Great story. Looking forward to next weeks.

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  53. This is an interesting part of a story. I look forward to reading the next installments.

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  54. Great story you're writing! And as usual, your pictures are breathtaking!

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  55. finally reading the beginning. i really like your writing style

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  56. Thank you so much for the series of the story, I read the part two first lol. So interesting.

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  57. Okay, this was the chapter one of the story, it has a good start and a very captivating imagery. Nice :)

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  58. This looks like a nice series. I am going to enjoy reading this story. Thank you for sharing! I hope it's a happy ending ...

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