April 19 – Flash Fiction  – Forest Bathing

Charli’s prompt this week:

April 19, 2018, prompt: 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.

Peace of Mind
The twigs crackled underfoot.
Leaves rustled in the gentle breeze that blew through the forest.
This was true peace.
Heaven.
Karen had heard about forest bathing, and she was determined to experience a piece of this natural healing.
Strolling along, she could hear the feint trickle of water.
Getting closer to the sound, it appeared to be accompanied by splashes and voices.
As she rounded the corner, Karen came face to face with a group of drunk men, submerged in a pool of water, having a jolly of their own.
Not quite the forest bathing she had been expecting!

 

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Caitlin Gramley
    Apr 25, 2018 @ 02:30:12

    Haha. That would be off-putting to see when trying to have a peaceful moment! 😀

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  3. anuragbakhshi
    Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:33:27

    Ha ha ha, that is why we hate going to any waterfalls in India. As my wife says, “Who wants to see ugly half-naked men.”

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  4. willowdot21
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 11:49:15

    Whoo! What fun 💜

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  5. Charli Mills
    Apr 21, 2018 @ 18:56:01

    A lovely forest walk, bathing in the healing vibes…interrupted! Ha! Great twist, Ritu!

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  6. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 21, 2018 @ 14:10:18

    I like this. Makes me want to be sitting in the sunshine!

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  7. Jennie
    Apr 21, 2018 @ 12:07:08

    Haha! Well done, Ritu. 😀

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  8. whatlikenext
    Apr 21, 2018 @ 08:29:41

    You’ve written it well

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  9. syl65
    Apr 21, 2018 @ 03:40:00

    There goes the neighborhood!

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  10. The V Pub
    Apr 20, 2018 @ 19:55:17

    Being without ones clothes in the forest is a terrible idea. RE: Poison Ivy in private places. 😀

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