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Nourishing the Mind – Flash Fiction

The following was written in response to a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. The characters can nourish or be nourished. What else can be nourished? A tree? A setting? Does the sunset nourish the soul? Go where the prompt leads!



flash fiction May 7

Little one, you must always remember to nourish your mind.

But father how does one feed the mind?

Not feed … nourish.

Please explain as I am confused.

Each day, be sure you take time for yourself to breathe and relax, to reflect, to find peacefulness within, to count your blessings. Sit down, read a book that interests you, learn something new. Keep a journal and write what your heart says to you. Write down what is troubling you, your joys, your dreams, your hopes, and your desires. Get fresh air and enjoy your surroundings. Socialize, always be kind.


© Susan Zutautas 2020



13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Very wise father, and if the child heeds this, he will grow wise, too.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 9, 2020
  2. Good advice; I’d stand by that

    Liked by 1 person

    May 9, 2020
  3. Very good advice! I appreciate your post. I appreciate you!

    Liked by 1 person

    May 8, 2020
  4. This is great, Susan. Very inspirational.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 8, 2020
  5. Eternal words of wisdom, applicable anywhere. You are turning into a philosopher, Sensei. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Susan!

    Liked by 2 people

    May 8, 2020

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