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Ekostories in narrative or creative non-fiction.

On Whimwhams and Wild Whats: Amy Leach’s Things That Are

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Non-fiction
Sunset Panorama

One of the reasons I took a break from blogging was to push myself to start reading again. But while I had a mountain backlog from great recommendations, I found myself not being in the headspace to explore new stories. For a while, I was worried that I might not find anything to spark my interest again. Then I stumbled onto this skinny, silly, crazy, exquisite little tome: Amy Leach’s Things That Are. As longtime readers […]

From the Tidepool to the Stars: Steinbeck’s Log from the Sea of Cortez

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Non-fiction
Eric Murtaugh Tidepool Steinbeck Sea of Cortez

What was the story that began this journey? That question has been on my mind since I reflected back on the past year of Ekostories. What tale triggered this exploration of nature, culture, and self? After some thought, one story came to the forefront, a surprise contender. It is a work that straddles the boundary between fiction and non-fiction. It is a story that melds science with literature, philosophy with social commentary, art with ethics and […]