Coziness Danish style
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.
She was chilled to the bone when she put her key in the lock. Her hand was shaking so badly she nearly dropped it. Finally she was inside and desperate for warmth. Hurriedly she got out of her coat and winter boots placing them carefully in the closet. Even though she was frozen to the core her OCD behaviours reared their impertinent head. The fire crackled and outside the wind roared against the window pane. She was safe, warm, and cozy sipping her tea she let out a sigh- hygge. She heard the laughter of her late Danish Grandma.
This is my contribution to the flash fiction challenge at Carrot Ranch hosted by Charli Mills. I loved getting the creative juices flowing through my fingertips. Yet I found it difficult to stop at 99 words. Nothing like some creative writing to smash up a block in the brain!
29 thoughts on “Coziness Danish style ”
Very cute story! Having OCD myself, I loved that part.
Thank you Lydia, I do to0 and I wanted to give my character a little touch of me. I’m glad you enjoyed it. ?
I’m chilled through just thinking about it 🙂 And I agree—stopping at 99 words is hard!
It’s like Charli says she breaks writers block at the Carrot Ranch. I’m so happy I took a chance and got creative. Happy new year to you Jane. ??
A little challenge is sometimes all it needs. Happy New Year to you too 🙂
Yes I agree, all the best in 2017. ??
I did enjoy this take on the task….I did like how you referred to OCD as ‘impertinent’…so nicely done….
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. I had to put a little me into my fiction the struggle is real. ?
I think there is always a little bit of ourselves in every piece we write….its what makes what we write so interesting to our readers….have a good new year, mine has arrived and its a bit cooler today…
I agree I think it’s important to connect with a little bit of ourselves in our writing. My new year is a snowy one in Canada. ?
Ah another Canadian. You know I haven’t met a bad one yet. In my world today is January 2nd and it’s raining after four days of intense heat….best wishes for your new year. ????
We are a good lot of people even if I say so myself. Are you in Aus ,NZ, or SA? Snow makes me happy I still need to shovel my sidewalks but Netflix and a cozy couch call to me. ?
Australia. I should be out on a walk but the rain is falling. Take it easy Netflix sounds a good idea.
Oh I love the Aussie way of my life my favourite artist resides their and my niece did a stint of university there. Netflix is always a great idea, I see that you know another one of my favourites Linda J. Hill. ?
Ah yes linda and I are old mates. I admire her greatly she does it tough at times. Who is the artist you admire?
I adore Linda and I must reconnect with her again through her SOCS prompts. She’s a survivor and I admire her strength and determination. I love Arna Bartz she also has a blog called the Silver Poet. ?
I will look your artist up. I have an artist son who is off to Miama Florida in a few weeks to do a mural. It’s all very exciting.
You can look him up at : Lucas Grogan.com
Oh that’s wonderful, I will for sure look him up. Arna is a treasure you can find her on her website http://www.kundalini.com. ?
Yes I did look her up and I do like her work….most interesting that she is involved in so many projects….
Oh that’s awesome you found her she’s incredible! As is your sons work I love his medium of using textiles and murals. ?
I think some of her art would make for a great writing prompt. I run one each Thursday with a friend and I’m often looking for prompt ideas.
Fantastic I own a few of her pieces and they always are conversation starters. ?
The contrast of what’s going on outside to the safety of inside drives your flash. Then, I love the touch of the character connecting to a loved through that sip of tea. It envelops the idea of hygge as something passed down, too. So glad you joined us!
Awe thank you darling reading this brought tears to my eyes. Happy new year from my home to yours. ?❤?
Loved the Danish grandma! Good take on OCD. Cozy means different things to different people. Happy New Year!
Thank you so much Luccia. Happy new year to you. ?
In an earlier comment Jane said that stopping at 99 words is hard, not only for the writer but the reader as well. I want to know more about the “she” of this flash. I want to see her OCD in action. Charli and her damn rules… Great flash. Look forward to more.
Awe thank you so much honey. I keep thinking about her too I think she has more a voice to share. ?
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