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Slackwire Calliope, Lauren Dale Oetinger May 2013

Slackwire Calliope, Lauren Dale Oetinger

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This collection of essays and stories strives to consider questions of belonging and estrangement, family, and the many layers of the human experience. This collection is equally interested in questions of genre, and the potential for genre to stretch its own limits. Above all, this collection endeavors to question what makes a story, and what makes a story good.


Ladies And Gentlemen, Robert John Bartholomew Dec 2011

Ladies And Gentlemen, Robert John Bartholomew

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This collection of short stories treats of the following diverse themes: the redemptive possibilities for seemingly despicable characters; the ways in which circumstances and the social environment affect characters' sexualities and personal relationships; the lengths to which characters are willing to go to get what they want, which want is often the desire to make contact with others; the struggle between characters' narcissism and their need to come to terms with a new self image, a self image which is often at odds with the one they wish for themselves; and the beauty of vulnerability. Additionally, one of the chief ...


Strange Places, Alex James Morris Aug 2011

Strange Places, Alex James Morris

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Strange Places is a collection of short stories and short shorts written during my time at The University of Southern Mississippi. Set primarily in Akron, Ohio, the stories in this collection explore a range of themes, such as trauma, death, alienation, social class, and the struggle to connect to others. This collection is preceded by a critical introduction.


Moon Landing, Jennifer Ann Marquardt May 2011

Moon Landing, Jennifer Ann Marquardt

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The following short stories began and were finished—at least as finished as they appear here—during my time at the Center for Writers.


Running In Absentia, Jeffrey David Tucker May 2011

Running In Absentia, Jeffrey David Tucker

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Running in Absentia is a collection of short fiction, short-short fiction (also known as flash fiction), and poetry, with a critical introduction.