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Writing stories about nature to create empathy

Having read an article in The Guardian by Andrew Simms I have finally found inspiration and the beginnings of a story which I wanted to write about the diversity of living things around Navasola.  If I can submit some entries for the writing competition by September 1st I will be pleased and there is nothing like a deadline!

If anyone is interested in this website and group of people under the heading The Parliament of Things there is link. On wordpress it only directs to a blog but if you surf the web you should come to a Dutch site. Or it can be found through the Guardian and Andrew Simms on empathy writing.

Could human imagination save us from extinction? | Andrew Simms …
http://www.theguardian.com › Environment › Anthropology
2 Jul 2015 – The Parliament of Things is an innovative writing contest that does just … empathy and the ability to wonder consciously at the world we’re in.

The lovely Lotti in the Sierra Aracena looking at pigs.
The lovely Lotti in the Sierra Aracena looking at pigs.

Maybe try a 500 word story from the point of view of animal plant or mineral!  Or a 2000 word discussion under the title of the Parliament of Things. They are looking for environmental writing from the the point of view of the Natural World at this point in time and the effects of climate change on a species, or thing or river, tree, even oil. What would the Oil say!  Leave me alone I’m a shy guy. I don’t wanna get burnt out. Or I just want to come out and play in all your fantastic motor cars!

All I can offer you at the moment is a pic of a black beauty or a shaggy dog story. Or a Little blackish pig from the Jabugo ham region of Aracena! But I’m working on more!

Zara in the stable.
Zara in the stable.