99 Word Prompt: Earthing

(Flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. I was inspired by all the bicycle crashes I’ve had or seen over the years.


Rory tore down the hillside on his mountain bike, then hit a rut and pitched forward over the handlebars. He flew forward and headed into the ground.

His hands and face scraped against the dry top dirt, then he flipped, hit the ground, bounced forward, and barrel rolled over the abrasive terrain.

He finally came to a stop on a patch of soft, moist ground underneath the shade of an oak tree. He dug his hands into the cool, crumbling dirt and felt the replenishing and healing energy of the earth.

This really feels good, Rory thought to himself.

Β©2021 Robert Kirkendall

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