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Tidal Forces is a short work of environmental fiction that invites the reader to consider nature as a force with intention.

I can’t put a name to the colour of this water. Chartreuse? Too florid. But simply green is not expressive enough, turquoise not pale enough. It’s no more than a foot of water glinting over suntanned sand, a weak mirror for the cloudless sky. Even higher up the bank, the water is glassy; tufts of grass grow from the sand, fringed by thistles and small purple wildflowers, twigs float towards the lake — which is blue, as open water should be.

There are three files available: a formatted PDF, a rich text file, and a plain text file. If you enjoyed reading my work, please leave a comment and let me know! You can also find me on twitter, at essivecase.

Cover photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash.

This work was created on Aboriginal land in the Eora Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.


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