As Cold As - A Short Story (Now On Wattpad!!)


GUYS. TODAY IS EXCITING FOR ME. As you probably heard me flail about on Instagram, today I’m publishing a short story I wrote on Wattpad! *screams happily* Y’ALL. This is the first time I’ve released a complete story for you guys to read and I am really asdfghjk nervous/excited/scared. SO BE KIND AND PATIENT WITH ME, OKAY? ;) I would be thrilled and honored if you read this little work of mine. It holds a special place in my heart and I've grown to actually really like it myself. (Also if you read it I will give you copious rainbow-sprinkled waffles!!! Not like I’m trying to bribe you or anything…)





"Elizabeth is a girl of few words. She is a figure skater who lives in a quiet house. Daniel is a boy of many words. Every day, he comes to shovel Elizabeth’s pond to make an ice skating rink. Every day she pays him ten dollars. Every day she says “thank you” and not much else. Every day Daniel tries to understand her a little better. This is a story about hiding, listening, and having the courage to unlock your heart."

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ASDFGHJKL I’M SO STOKED TO HEAR WHAT Y’ALL THINK!! Please do tell either below in the comments *points violently at the bottom of this page* OR on Wattpad!

love,
abbiee

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  1. Ohhh!!! I'm so going to read it right away and leave you a comment on wattpad! This is so excitinf for you! None of my stories are up anymore but I still remember how excited I was :D xx

    Love,

    Anne // www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

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    1. Ahh Wattpad won't load properly because I'm at work so I cant comment but I did manage to read! I adore Elizabeth's character so so much, for someone of few words she has a magnificent impact! Loved it!xx

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    2. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH ANNE. <3 this comment is so sweet and I am honored you took the time to read my story. :') Thank you so much!! *many hugs*

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  2. ALDKSJFKDLJALS ABBIE ABBIE ABBIE. I can't wait to read this! Love the title. <3 And even though I'm not much into contemporary romance (and this sounds like one?), I'd still love to give it a go. :D

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    1. I READ IT. Abbie, it was so sweet and lovely. <3 (and also it wasn't a romance; I guess I was wrong. :D) Seriously though, this piece was so beautiful. *hugs it forever*

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    2. EMILY EMILY EMILY. <3 YOU ARE SO FABULOUS YOU BREAK MY HEART IN ALL THE BEST WAYS. :'''') I'm also just super happy I took you by surprise with the friendship > romance thing. *nod nod* THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING OMG <333333333

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    3. Eeek, Abbie, how could I NOT read it??? <3 <3 <3 Seriously, that thing was ridiculously sweet... I just want to print it out with that breathtaking graphic and scream about it and read it to my sisters around the fireplace. :') (seriously though... I might do that. I'LL TELL YOU IF I DO. My four sisses cannot miss out on this.) <3

      NOW I WANT TO WRITE A SHORT STORY. O.o

      And... I know I already said I loved the graphic... but just HOW?? How do you do it? Are you a photoshop queen or something? Words just aren't coming. o.o

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    4. Oh, and this story reminds me of one I tried to write when I was like ten about a figure skater who had to get her leg amputated. I FORGOT ABOUT THAT. o.o

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    5. ASDFGHJKL LITERALLY SCREAMING AND FLAILING THAT YOU WANT TO READ THIS TO YOUR SISTERS AND PRINT IT OUT OMG AND THAT YOU LOVE THE GRAPHIC THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! *flails incoherently* omg no i'm really not the photoshop queen lololol but I try!! I've been kind of a geek for graphic arts ever since I was little so it's just a love of mine <3

      ALSO OMG WAHT YOU LITERALLY WROTE A STORY LIKE THAT??? WE ARE BRAIN TWINS. I AM CONVINCED. *secret handshakes u* dude. :'''')

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    6. OH YES I NEED TO DO THIS. Maybe one of these nights I will. <3

      HAHAHAA YES I DID! Ok so maybe it never got finished and I was only ten, but HEY. I remember that it was too sad to finish. Ahem. :P

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  3. ASDFGHJLKHSLHS SO EXCITEDDDDD *goes to read it*

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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH MARY ELIZABETH U R AWESOME <333333

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  4. GAH HOW EXCITING ABBIEE! *runs off to read it*

    //Emily

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    1. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT EMILY!! *bounces around happily*

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  5. OOOH ABBIEEE!!! That was SO beautiful, I absolutely LOVED it! *flails* I DON'T EVEN HAVE WORDS. You have the prettiest style of writing, Abbie, I just love it so much! And the story itself was AH-MAZING. THANK YOU for sharing that with us - I really enjoyed it!

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. SAVANNAH OMG MY HEART YOU PUNCHED ME IN THE HEART <3 <3 <3 YOU ARE SO KIND I DON'T DESERVE IT. :'''') Thank you soooo much!! *hugs*

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  6. YOU. PUBLISHED. A. SHORT. STORY. like guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrl!! HOW COOL IM GONNA GO READ IT!

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    1. YEAH BRO *dances around excitedly* I HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!OMG

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  7. MY ENTIRE HEART IS BEATING LIKE NOTHING ELSE I AM SO EXCITED. I'M GOING TO READ IT AND THEN I'LL COME BACK AND CRY ON YOUR DOORSTEP SO BRB SEE U SOON.

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    1. SHE'S CUTE.

      HE CRACKS MY POOR SOUL UP.

      also my toes are cold and so i totally got in the mood of the story so i'm like WOW THERE'S SNOW OUTSIDE and then i was like, ".....i'm still home. it's september. it hasn't snowed."

      screamed lots and lots and lots. ALSO I ALWAYS GET SUPER NERVOUS WHEN PEOPLE DO THINGS LIKE DANIEL DID. LIKE. OW. DON'T GO SNOOPING AROUND THAT HOUSE. WOW STOP WATCHING LIZZY FROM THE FOREST SHE'LL SOMEHOW SEE YOU so i just had lotS OF PANICKING but I survived and everything turned out okay and she smiled and he laughed forever

      AND JUST *melts into a puddle of confusing words*

      I can totally see them in the future and everything and it just lights my heart up and I'm so excited and ajshaah hahaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. *screams for FOREVER*

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    2. asdfgDKSALJFASJL CALLY. OMG. YOU PRECIOUS MOON FAIRY. I CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE HOW MUCH THIS COMMENT HAS MADE MY SOUL FLOOD WITH HAPPINESS. <333333 THANK YOU SO MUCH. *all the hugs like literally all of them omgomgomgomg*

      I'm so glad you got all the vibes and asdfghjkl the characters yes. <3 basICALLY I'M JUST FLAILING OVER YOUR ENTIRE COMMENT I CANNOT DEAL. YES omg I get so scared for characters when they do risky nonsense like that...spying and snooping and UGH MY NERVES. BUT ASDFGHJKL I CAN'T STOP FLAILING THANK YOU FOR THIS COMMENT THIS WHOLE THING MY HEART IS FULL AND BURST BOOM GONE <3 love you so

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  8. Okay, I will tell you what I think then. :)

    1. Wow.

    2. Wow!

    3. Ah, that was so sweet, and I wish it didn't end so soon, and the way everything came to light as the story went on was perfect, and... thank you so much for sharing!! I really enjoyed it. :) (And, you know, I wouldn't say no if you decide to share another story about those characters, because I like them a lot already. ;) Keep writing girl!

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    1. ASDFGHJKL YOUR COMMENT LEFT ME FEELING SO INSPIRED AND ENCOURAGED AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT <3333333 *sends you virtual hugs forever* seriously, Jessica -- your sweet words mean SO SO MUCH to me :'''')

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  9. OMG ABBIEE HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS WAS HAPPENING EXCUSE ME WHILE I S C R E A M WITH EXCITEMENT. xD

    Dude. This was gorgeous. It just flowed like a soft little melody throughout the whole story and asjdkf; that made me happy because I LOVE PRETTY WRITING, OKAY? And you have it so. :')

    Gahh, the part where you describe all the books. YOU DID US BOOKWORMS JUSTICE IN DESCRIBING THEIR BEAUTY AND TOUCH AND LOOK AND ASJDKFL; IT MADE ME WANT TO GO BUILD A CASTLE OF BOOKS AND NEVER COME OUT. xD

    I love this. So much. (and I also love the graphic. Like, how do you do the graphics so well. Jealous of your skills, girl.)

    Now I want to go write a short story (though it won't be epic as yours) and post it to Wattpad. Hmm... *muses on ideas but wHOOPS has a blank mind* xD

    SO STOKED FOR YOU! I want to read anything and everything you write. :')

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. OMG KATIE NO I'M THE ONE SCREAMING WITH EXCITEMENT LIKE LITERALLY SCREAMING I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW YOUR COMMENT HAS MADE ME SO HAPPY I ASDFGHJKL CAN'T <333333333333 *hugs you forever and dances around happily* GAH.

      omg it flowed like a soft little melody?? I WILL LIVE OFF OF THAT FOREVER. YOU THINK MY WRITING IS PRETTY <3 THAT MEANS LIKE EVERYTHING DUDE. :''') especially coming from one of my writer heroes!! *flails happily* OMG AND YES I'M SO HAPPY YOU APPRECIATED THAT BOOK DESCRIPTION. I REALLY LIKED THAT PART MYSELF I WAS LIKE YESSSS <3

      FGHJKL OMG YES PLEASE WRITE A SHORT STORY AND PUT IT ON WATTPAD. I WOULD FLAIL TO KINGDOM COME <3333 (so many hearts in this reply and omg no shame) ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH KATIE GRACE LOVE YOU SO MUCH GAH

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  10. Oh. My. G. O. S. H. Like, GAH! GIRL!!! SERIOUSLY??? It is NOT fair how amazing that story is. Dude. I am Dead Serious.

    So, I went over to it kinda... apprehensive. Y'know? I haven't really seen any of your writing, so I wasn't sure what it was going to be like.

    I finished the first paragraph, and then I had to go help my grandmother, and already I was hooked. The style you use, the adjectives, the sentences, THE WORDSSSS. I couldn't wait to get back and finish it.

    It was a nice easy pace! It was slow, but not snail-slow, and not breakneck fast, but just right so I couldn't stop reading!

    Lizzy... I am sorry, but I didn't really like her at first. Once you understand what she is going through, she is so much better! But I don't think that is bad. I love it that she is a poor little brownie in the dark, but when she comes to the light she is delicious.

    DANIEEEEEL. Oh my GOSH. I just loved him! Like, his mom ran away to the circus. And his dad was mad, and I don't know what kind of person he is, but I have a feeling a lot of his anger got taken out on Daniel. And he is so sweet and kind, and I basically thought 'awwwwwwwwwwwwww' the whole time.

    I FELT this story. I was THERE. In the same world and mind as Daniel.

    Abbiee... oh Abbiee. As Cold As, is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Keep being brilliant, girl.
    ~E

    scribblingpencils.blogspot.com

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    1. OMG SOBBING. LITERALLY SOBBING READING THIS COMMENT <333 I DO NOT EVEN DESERVE SUCH KIND WORDS I DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO REPLY THIS COMMENT. :'''') *hugs you for like ever omg and gives you all the waffles* ASDFGHJKL LIKE THE FACT THAT IT GRABBED YOUR ATTENTION EVEN AT THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OMG. literally cannot even handle this my heart is so full and bursting and ouch omg thank you <3 all your feedback here means so much to me and that last line wow yes tears. so many tears. :'''') *more hugs* THANK YOU ESTHER THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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  11. I enjoyed it so much!!! I loved it! I could really feel the emotion and I loved the style and characters. It was great. :) Fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you so much Julia!! I so appreciate that and the fact that you took the time to read my story like omg you're awesome thank youuuu <33333

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  12. This is so exciting!! Congrats!! I love reading something before bed, so I'm going to save this for later tonight! :)
    ~Sara

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH SARA!! I HOPE YOU LIKED IT <33333

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  13. Ahhhhh it's so gorgeous!! Please publish a novel soon.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. *FLAILS LOUDLY* THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! <33333

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  14. BLESS I JUST GOT SHIVERS DOWN MY SPINE I AM SO STOKED GOING TO READ IT NOW AND PROBABLY CURL UP FOR THE NEXT FEW HRS THANK YOU FOR THIS

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    1. OK UPDATE I"VE JUST READ THE BLESSED THING AND I AM SO BLOWN AWAy really abbieeeeee this is so heartfelt and warming i love it to bits <3

      more pls more pls!!! xx

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    2. ASDFGHJKL LIZ OMG MY HEART YOU ARE SO KIND I CANNOT EVEN *FLAILS LOUDLY* seriously omg this means so much to me I was screaming when I read this and I'm still screaming in my soul. <3333333 THANK YOU MUCHLY ASDFGH

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  15. OMG it sounds so good!!! I cannot wait to read it. :)

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    1. EEEEEEEP I HOPE YOU LIKE IT SIMONE <3

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  16. OH MY GOODNESS.

    lovelovelove. DUDE. Your writing style is so awesome...I love it so much. First person narratives are my favorite, hands down. I didn't even think I knew that till I started writing in first person and I JUST LOVE IT. And the way you describe everything GAHHHH. LOVE IT. AND OKAY I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH because it is not a contemporary romance. THANK YOU. SO MUCH.

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG AUTUMN THIS COMMENT I AM SCREAMING I AM FLAILING THIS MEANS SO MUCH ACK I CANNOT EVEN <333333 omg i soooo agree -- first person is just my thang. I honestly can't write as well from third person!! EEP. WOW YES I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKE THAT IT ISN'T CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE. YOU ARE VERY WELCOME. ;) the world needs more friendship fictions. *nod nod* SCREEEEAM YOU'RE SO NICE THANK YOU SO MUCH ACK ACK <33333

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  17. I DO NOT HAVE A WATTPAD ACCOUNT AND I COULD NOT KEEP READING BUT

    I read as far as it would let me! And I was captivated. Even your WRITING was cold, and I love that you made me feel that after only a few paragraphs. <3 <3

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    1. GOSH OMG OLIVIA THIS COMMENT IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. Like...how even the first few paragraphs captivated you?? OMG. THANK YOU. EEEEP. *squeals happily and hugs u*

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  18. GAAAAH I DON'T HAVE A WATTPAD ACCOUNT but from what i read i could tell it was absolutely beautiful!!!! i loved what i did read. Congrats!!!

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH ABBY DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH THAT MEANS TO ME :'''') *hugs u forever gah*

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  19. Yay congrats!!

    And....I do not have a Wattpad THE HORROR! But what I read of it was very intriguing! I love the concept of snow and two souls <3 Also the opening line "Elizabeth Whitehouse lives in a white house" was EPIC. That's rad stuff, yo :)

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    1. ASDFGHJKL FLAILING THANK YOU SO MUCH :'''') *hugs you and gives you many waffles* OMG AND I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THAT FIRST LINE. <3

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  20. Oooh, your story was so sweet. Especially the relationship between the two characters. There was something very hesitant and tender about it, which I liked. It also makes me excited for winter. :)

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH ALEX!! THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. :) gah this comment made my day i'm so happy you liked this story. <333333

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  21. I'M SO LATE GETTING HERE AND I FEEL TERRIBLE AND IT WON'T LET ME READ IT BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE WATTPAD AND AGHHH THIS IS NOT GOING WELL. I WILL READ IT I SWEAR <3<3<3

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    1. OH DON'T FEEL TERRIBLE GRACE ANNE I LOVE YOU SISTER <33333

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.