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Fish River Canyon

by Erica Eastick

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Australian-born Erica Eastick is an environmental engineer, traveller, and writer of no fixed genre. Her short creative efforts appear in a number of online and printed publications including Alimentum and Skipping Stones Magazine. She currently resides on the beautiful and historic island of Guam.

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“Fish River Canyon” was extracted from the unpublished travel memoir, A Tent Called Simba, which came to life during 2012’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). So far, the full-length manuscript has provided a number of short travel stories for stand-alone publication, but in the future, I hope “Fish River Canyon” will appear alongside the other 60,000 words that recount the adventures of two misguided sisters roadtripping through Namibia.

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