Winter had fallen across the city, bringing white snow that tried its very best to make everything grind to a halt. It piled up on the roads and on the pavement, two inches of cold, crunching white. Already people were trying to clear it away, sweeping the streets clean.

She had always liked the snow and the winter air. It had a strange smell to it, a cold, beautiful aroma that only came with cold winter mornings. She walked the streets, just taking it in.

When she came to the bench, she sat, looking across the rippling, dark waters of the bay. Skyscrapers gleamed: fantastic towers of shimmering glass. The city noises were softened by the morning, more background music than full-blown orchestra.

As she took a sip of hot chocolate, the rich flavor running over her tongue, she couldn’t think of a better way to spend the morning.

This is for Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and to Barbara Taylor for providing the photo prompt.

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    I agree with your charscter. On nice winter mornings it is nice to go out and walk, all bundled up and enjoy a hot chocolate. The cold air with snow does have a unique smell. I think very fresh. Beautiful piece.

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  2. Lovely! I felt like I was taking a walk with her. It was very refreshing! Great story!

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  3. jademwong says:

    She sounds like my kinda character 🙂 I love winter mornings too. Bring on the hot chocolate!

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  4. I like the line about the city noises not yet being a full-blown orchestra. 🙂

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  5. maria says:

    I hope I could have more mornings like that. 🙂

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  6. Michael says:

    Finding such a spot would be very delightful….nicely done..

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  7. Jenn says:

    “As she took a sip of hot chocolate, the rich flavor running over her tongue, she couldn’t think of a better way to spend the morning.” Me either! I love how your story engages all of my senses.

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  8. bikurgurl says:

    I agree! Crisp morning with a cuppa {mocha!} joe!

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