Forest Bathing

Here is all the entries for last week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. Please take a look at all the diverse takes on the prompt. Join in tomorrow for a new challenge!

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INTRO

We go into the forest to find quiet, solitude, and healing. It’s something we long to do, and can be healing. Researchers in Japan and Korea have established evidence of restorative benefits from Shinrin Yoku — forest bathing.

That doesn’t mean this collection of stories basks under the canopy of therapy. Writers found many different paths into the forest.

The following is based on the April 19, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about forest bathing.

PART I (10-minute read)

Grandmother’s Giftby Jo/The Creative PTSD Gal

‘I’m going to share something with you, little one. Come,’ my grandmother said reaching for my hand leading me into the woods behind our house.

‘Take your shoes off love,’ that’s when I realized she was already barefoot.

She sat me under an old silver oak and positioned my feet on the earth in front of me…

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2 thoughts on “Forest Bathing

    • I am really enjoying being in a flash fiction community again. The group of contests and prompts I used to participate in a couple years back have since disbanded. I’m glad I found this place! Thanks for creating an awesome space to create!

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