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.
Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2016/12/30/december-29-flash-fiction-challenge/
Being from Florida, I feel your brrrrr. 🙂
Your way to stay warm is a very romantic way to solve the “cold” problem.
Seemed a good idea at the time. Thanks for stopping by. Happy new year 😁
I moved from South Florida to Minnesota a few decades back. Was there 2 years and Wisconsin for 7. Never could acclimate. 🙂
I understand it’s what you are used to. I once lived in a place that was cold 9 months of the year got sick of being cold all the time. Though where I live now is experiencing very hot weather.
“Sick of being cold,” Well said!
You have piqued my curiosity. Are you near the equator now?
I live east coast of Australia north of Sydney
I’ve heard it’s beautiful around Sydney. It’s on my list of places to go if I ever have the funds to do it.
North Florida is about as far away from “warm” as I want to be.
Everything we want to do is governed by $$ isn’t it. We’ve had about three days of 100F+ temps. Not pleasant at all.
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.
Thanks Di we have had three days of 40C temps and last night was the worst night I’ve ever had…the inside temp stayed at about 30C…..thank goodness for air con I say…..
Aircon? Oh wow. We have blankets! haha!!
This was a beautiful piece of flash fiction it made me feel even cozier underneath my blanket and mug of hot cocoa. 😊
Thank you so much. Thank you for the follow please call by any time and best wishes for 2017…
You’re welcome I’m happy to follow along on your journey. Happy new year Michael. 😃🎉
LOL not much need for hot chocolate and blankets today where we are is there Michael. Makes me almost wish we had snow 🙂
It’s been hard going Lyn. Happy new year
And to you, my friend.
Count the Kleenexes. So nice to feel cozy and loved.
It certainly is….hope your supply is holding out…😱😂😂
So far as long as you don’t have too many more happy moments, lol.
Oh ok I need to be more responsible then.
Not too responsible. I want you to have Kleenex moments!
I’ll see what I can do😅
I’m sure you are up to the task.
Mmmmm 💗 delicious. Made me feel cozy too! Happy New Year!
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.
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!
Thank you so much, lovely you could stop by.