99 word prompt : Finding Shinrin Yoko

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.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/19/april-19-flash-fiction-challenge/


“Lilly!  You MUST come to visit!” Angelina cooed.  “Manhattan is fabulous in spring.”

“I don’t like all that concrete.”

“We’ll go to the forests for a bit of Shinrin Yoko…”

Lilly remembered her high school friend; talentless beauty who’d married “Mr. Filthyrich.”  The woman was always looking for a way to show her superiority.   As Angelina talked, Lilly researched the name.

I’m looking out at a forest, the scents of wild rose and pine wafting through my window.  Angelina, I live in the midst of Shinrin Yoko.”

“You live in a shack!”

“So,” Lilly asked. “I’m a best-selling writer.”