December 29: Flash Fiction Challenge – Cosy Yet?


December 29, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a cozy story. What is it to be cozy, to experience Danish hygge? It doesn’t need to be culture-specific, but it can be an interesting point of comparison or contrast. A character might long to feel cozy, or you might describe the perfect cozy scene. It may or may not include Prosecco.


With the winter wind doing its icy best I huddled, shivering under the blanket she had given me. I had come from the south where it was summer and hot and you needed little in the way of clothing. Here I couldn’t find enough layers to put on. Sensing my discomfort, she came towards me with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, snuggled in against me and wrapped her arm inside mine. As I sipped the warm brew I could feel it warming my insides. She’d rested her head against my shoulder asking me if I was cosy yet.


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28 Responses to December 29: Flash Fiction Challenge – Cosy Yet?

  1. floridaborne says:

    Being from Florida, I feel your brrrrr. 🙂

    Your way to stay warm is a very romantic way to solve the “cold” problem.

  2. Ah Michael, you are having your Summer as we shiver here in the UK . Freezing fog this morning, ice on the inside windows, temperature down to minus 6 and my fridge was warmer than the boat!
    However, we are cozy in our floating caravan once the heating comes on (no burner in our Sea Otter).
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  3. jsackmom says:

    This was a beautiful piece of flash fiction it made me feel even cozier underneath my blanket and mug of hot cocoa. 😊

  4. Lyn says:

    LOL not much need for hot chocolate and blankets today where we are is there Michael. Makes me almost wish we had snow 🙂

  5. Count the Kleenexes. So nice to feel cozy and loved.

  6. lucciagray says:

    Mmmmm 💗 delicious. Made me feel cozy too! Happy New Year!

  7. Charli Mills says:

    What I really liked about your flash is that sense of discovery that something cosy could exist in such a foreign cold. It really captures what I think hygge grew out of — cold nights in Denmark.

  8. Ah, yes. As I look out over my snow covered deck and yard and woods, this would be a welcome sensation right now or maybe later today. In fact I wonder if we’ve got any hot chocolate in the pantry… Great flash!

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