April 19: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Recharge – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about forest bathing. You can use the Japanese term, Shinrin Yoku, or you can make up your own ideas about the phrase. Go where the prompt leads.




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Tom wasn’t sure if he believed in all this thing they called Shinrin Yoku. But he had been very stressed lately with work in the office and his girlfriend running off with a priest who left the priesthood to be with her. So he walked into the nearby forest, gave it a go. As he sat by the stream listening to its gentle rush, to the soft sounds of the birds conducting their daily conversations and felt the smooth fresh grass beside him, he suddenly understood. Sometimes you needed to just get away from it all to return anew.


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5 comments on “April 19: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Recharge – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Norah Colvin says:

    That’s lovely and calming, Lisa. There’s nothing like a touch of nature to help us renew.

  2. Absolutely, as long as you are able to persuade yourself to come back 🙂

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Somehow, I think Tom is going to be better off than the priest. A creative take on the prompt, Lisa!

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