Sunday, March 08, 2015

Magic Mushrooms

PHOTO PROMPT – © Erin Leary

“What do you have for dinner today Jack?”

Mr W was one of the oldest members of our home.  A retired banker, he was nicknamed ‘El Loco’ on account of the elaborate stories that he told.

“Mushrooms Mr W, a very nutritious dinner for you.”

“Nutritious? Bollocks!  I saw the secrets of the Cosmos in the Mixeteco Mountains of Mexico.  Visions conjured up by the divine mushrooms.  Horrible to taste but the visions were real. I felt like God himself.”

“That must have been nice Mr W.”

“Nice my arse, I take it that you’ve never had magic mushrooms before?”

Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

Magic mushrooms have existed long before the term was coined but amateur mycologist Rober Gordon Wasson was one of the first outsiders to participate in a Mazatec ceremony and describe it's psychoactive effects.


  1. Dear Subroto,

    Guess there are bad mushroom trips, too. No doubt Mr. W has some stories to tell. Nicely done.



    1. He sure does, after a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for reading and commenting Rochelle.

  2. A lot of ancient cultures used hallucinogens in religious ceremonies, believing it put them in touch with God. Nice tale, Subroto.

    1. And mushrooms are a stairway to heaven. Thanks for your comments Russell, I am glad you liked it.