Reconnected to Serenity

The bus wasn’t running that day, so she took the forest path home from work instead.

Upon hearing the sound of water cascading over rocks, she decided to take the time to visit her favourite spot. Eyeing the shallow pool of water at the base of the waterfall, she pulled off her socks and shoes, and padded barefoot down the dirt slope. The sensation of the cool earth was a welcome wake up from the dreariness of ordinary life, and the cool water felt like effervescent sparkles.

She sighed and smiled. This was exactly where she needed to be.


Inspired by this prompt from the Carrot Ranch Literary Community: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about earthing. Put a character’s hands, feet or body and soul into the earth. Who needs recharging? What happens between the interaction? Go where the prompt leads!

And inspired by this prompt from GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Story challenge: effervescent


25 thoughts on “Reconnected to Serenity

  1. how cool!

    the first line:

    The bus wasn’t running that day, so she took the forest path home from work instead.

    and I’m all, ‘ruh ro’*

    Then the visual, nearly tactile, (in the most pleasant of sorts) scene opens and we relax, the more because of the initial tension.

    excellent wordifying!**

    *I mean, like, no one around here does the innocent opening with a spiral down into hazard
    ** not a ‘real’ word

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  2. Being present in the moment; open to “opportunity” when first glance says otherwise.
    You took us on a lovely detour, Nicole. I can think of nothing more beneficial than stopping to “smell the roses”. Nicely done!

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