The theme for Charli’s Carrot Ranch 99 word flash fiction is hygge. Here’s a version of hygge.
He dodged round the corner to get out of the sleet. In the car park entrance was an air vent. Warm. His face fell. The spot was taken. Two lads raised their heads. He shrank back.
“Room for another,” one of the lads said and elbowed a big black dog. “Shove over, Prince, Bounty, getoutofit.”
He sank gratefully between the two dogs.
“Bounty just had pups so she’s a bit snarly.”
Bounty raised questioning eyes and the boy smiled at her. Bounty smiled back.
He sank into the friendly warmth and Bounty laid her head gently in his lap.
21 thoughts on “Microfiction: Warmth”
That certainly is the definition of cozy. 🙂
Thank you! I’ve seen Bounty’s pups and they’re good-looking if you like black and grey patches 🙂
Maggie’s black and white, and I often say she’s monochrome, as we couldn’t afford a colour version!
Happy New Year Jane.
As my dad used to say, colour’s not natural 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!
I like that. 🙂
It’s one way of looking at things. A sort of Luddite way 🙂
Oh this is lovely, the vision of warmth coming from companionship from mans best friend. 😊
Thank you! I don’t know where some of them would be without their dogs.
You’re welcome I agree I don’t have a pet anymore but my neighbour lets me borrow his dog. 😊
Animals are great for cuddling up 🙂
Oh they sure are. I’m always happen to snuggle up to my friends cats and listen to that soothing purring. 😊
That’s hygge in a most unexpected place — on the streets. A warm and fuzzy flash!
Thank you, Charli 🙂 I feel the cold terribly even though it doesn’t get particularly cold here, and my heart goes out to those who sleep in the streets.
We have a Welsh Corgi who is on the small side. You never realize how much warmth he contains until he gets up and walks away after sleeping on the floor at your side. Then when you beg for his return, he shoots you a look as if to say, “What’s all the fuss? I’m always this warm.” Which, after all is the point I suppose. Really great flash!
Thank you! Anyone who has had a dog can understand why someone living on the street would want a canine companion. Some of them keep a dog for protection, but most of them are just ordinary friendly dogs who need a home as much as their human companions.
Nicely done! Nothing better than a warm hug on a cold night by your pup!
Thank you! True companionship 🙂