The Ice Queen Comes

After a month of a Christmas poem

A story leapt onto the page,

About one of three, the cold hearted one,

The Ice Queen and her old age.

This is a tale left to be told,

So that her name be cleared,

For she is not quite so bold

As in legend she first appeared.

So here it is, I invite you,

To have a look and see,

A story that is mostly true*

That I’ll pass to you from me.

If you wish to mark the day

With a short story now online,

Please give me one last chance to say

Thank you, for being so kind.


Today, The Ice Queen & The Legend of the Winter Folk went on sale on Amazon. It’s a short story, written by yours truly, telling the story of Susan Murphy – a grieving woman who meets the Ice Queen in the streets of New York. You can find further details about the ebook below.

ice queenSusan Murphy should be married. Her brother should be a father. Life just didn’t work out that way for them.

On a day like any other, Susan meets a woman who knows too much and can stand infallibly on ice wearing high heels.

Drawing inspiration from classic folklore, The Ice Queen & The Legend of the Winter Folk is a short story about the transformation of one woman through her grief, and the life she enters into as a result.

Available to buy on Amazon!


Related to this piece:

The Winter Folk, Parts: 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Flash Story: Snow Day


*Of course what’s true to me

Is not true all the time,

But as a tale of fiction,

Truth-to-heart fits the rhyme.


About Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll is a writer, born, raised and still living in Dublin. By day he's a student and bookseller, by night he writes fiction and uses social media.
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