Friday Fictioneers: Reaching Nirvana


“You can reach spiritual enlightenment after 5 days of fasting,” she’d heard from somewhere or perhaps, she had dreamed it. It doesn’t matter, she thought, I’m willing to try anything.

“Your brain will become sharper the longer you fast.” Can a person really go so many days without food though?

Eager to try, she decided to rent a cabin in the woods for an extra long weekend. She felt great after 2 days of just drinking water and knew she could get past 3 days. By the 5th day though, she was huddling in the corner, muttering, hallucinating, and starving .

(100 words)

For Friday Fictioneers

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15 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Reaching Nirvana

  1. And there we have it. Spiritual enlightenment consists of “huddling in the corner, muttering, hallucinating, and starving.” Interesting take on the prompt. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. She’d heard about the fasting idea somewhere, or maybe not. I think she should have been a bit more careful with her background research before embarking on such a tortured path to nirvana. I really like this story. Great ending – I’d have been a drivelling mess long before two days without food.

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