April 19: Flash Fiction Challenge – Forest Bathing


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.

The Carrot Street Naturist Society on their monthly outing was looking forward to engaging in some forest bathing.

Being naked in the woods was so much better than their weekly meetings in Marv and Marj’s back yard.

Preparations had been made, warnings issued to be wary of, rough bark, nettles, stinging insects, sticks, twigs, and anything pointy.

It was an enjoyable day the only disappointment was Dulcie Smith’s encounter with some poison ivy. She bent over at one point, and her left breast suffered the consequences. On the trip home, her husband promised to rub in some soothing balm.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/19/april-19-flash-fiction-challenge/

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13 Responses to April 19: Flash Fiction Challenge – Forest Bathing

  1. Ha! Love the warning line regarding ‘anything pointy’. Bet Mr Smith couldn’t wait to get home!

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! All dangers can be dutifully dealt with. Great tongue in cheek humor, Michael.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    I’m amused by where the prompt led you, Michael!

  4. susansleggs says:

    Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

  5. Very amusing, Michael. At least it was her husband who offered and not someone else’s.

  6. That was really noble of him, making such a huge sacrifice 🙂

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