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Last Known Tomorrow, Larry J. Wormington Dec 2013

Last Known Tomorrow, Larry J. Wormington

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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The Runners Of Shawnee Road, Melissa Remark Dec 2013

The Runners Of Shawnee Road, Melissa Remark

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Llave, Brenda M. Reagan Dec 2013

Llave, Brenda M. Reagan

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Missing Persons, Ho-Kyung Whang Dec 2013

Missing Persons, Ho-Kyung Whang

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Stories From A Golden State, Sara R. Paul Dec 2013

Stories From A Golden State, Sara R. Paul

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Under The Pomegranate Tree, Aneela Shuja Dec 2013

Under The Pomegranate Tree, Aneela Shuja

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Mina is a young girl in a rural village called Tobay in Pakistan when her only friend Dhaaga, a family servant around her age, suddenly leaves. After a betrayal by her father’s second, much younger wife, Mina starts her long journey. She becomes a prostitute in Heera Mandi, the famed red light district of Lahore, and unexpectedly finds friends in a nearby transvestite brothel. Mina suddenly ends up with her life in danger when she tries to take revenge on the man who ruined Dhaaga’s life. She gets help from a human rights lawyer and escapes to safety ...


Pacific Central Mountain, Kevin Flynn Dec 2013

Pacific Central Mountain, Kevin Flynn

Senior Theses

This is a creative thesis told over the course of eight short stories organized around three different home spaces. The original goal of the project was to examine these places through the lens of friendly and familial connections. The prose itself was meant to be informed stylistically by the poetry of modernists such as T.S. Eliot and postmodern novelists such as Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace, but throughout the writing process, the overall project evolved into an examination of the interaction between the Apollonian and Dionysian sensibilities as described in Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy. Although there ...


Oy It's The Cosmetics, Stupid: Or How Estee Lauder Changed The Post 9/11 World, Marleen S. Barr Dec 2013

Oy It's The Cosmetics, Stupid: Or How Estee Lauder Changed The Post 9/11 World, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

Professor Sondra Lear, the protagonist of my novels Oy Pioneer! (2003) and Oy Feminist Science Fiction (in press) – and some of my short fiction – appears in this story. I trot out Sondra whenever I imagine coping with reality in terms of science fictional premises. Sondra, then, is a Walter Mitty fantasy version of me. Yes, spending one’s professional life as a science fiction scholar is exceedingly interesting and exciting. But it does have its limitations. I can’t hang out with the feminist extraterrestrials who form the crux of my academic pursuits. I can’t beam up and down ...


Smooth As Raven's Claws, Kyle Farnworth Dec 2013

Smooth As Raven's Claws, Kyle Farnworth

Honors Program Theses and Projects

This Creative Honors Thesis titled Smooth as Raven's Claws is a novel that focuses on a young mixed martial arts fighter named Dennis Lopes after his release from prison and his struggle to find a place in the corrupt world he is entering. The piece is populated with many characters whose lives intersect as they form a radical group of young outcasts and misfits that try to create positive change in the fictional Chatgrove City, though not by positive means. Dennis becomes a masked vigilante known only as “The Raven”, and he uses his newfound persona and followers to ...


Three Chain-Sonnets: John White, Michael Pettitt, Barney Childs, Barney Childs, Michael Pettitt, John White Dec 2013

Three Chain-Sonnets: John White, Michael Pettitt, Barney Childs, Barney Childs, Michael Pettitt, John White

Barney Childs Collection

Three part Sonnet possibly read in order by Childs, Pettitt, and White.


Half, Ethan Keeley Dec 2013

Half, Ethan Keeley

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


The Truth Chair, Pam Howe Dec 2013

The Truth Chair, Pam Howe

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Leaving Adak, Dean Tripp Dec 2013

Leaving Adak, Dean Tripp

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Watch The Ash Soar, Emily Drew Dec 2013

Watch The Ash Soar, Emily Drew

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


How To Walk In The Dark, Jim Ryan Dec 2013

How To Walk In The Dark, Jim Ryan

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Chipped Polish And Hidden Cigarettes, Christina Mortellaro Dec 2013

Chipped Polish And Hidden Cigarettes, Christina Mortellaro

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Birthday Curse, Vichida Vongvanij Dec 2013

Birthday Curse, Vichida Vongvanij

Writing Programs

A freshman major in entrepreneurship from Bangkok, Thailand, Vichida Vongvanij takes her reader on an exhilarating and colorful science fiction journey. In her short story, the protagonist, Sally, endures terrifying nightmares every year on her birthday. This year, she wakes up alone in a dense forest and finds herself in perilous defense against the dark forces of nature that pursue her. As an international student, Vongvanij eloquently incorporates a unique voice and style in crafting the animated story of Sally and her birthday curse, culminating in an unexpected plot twist. This short story was written for Dr. Janna Goebel’s ...


Little Rituals, Bruce Johnson Dec 2013

Little Rituals, Bruce Johnson

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The following stories represent what I have accomplished in my three-and-a-half years in the Master of Fine Arts-Fiction program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. They are all realist stories, most of them with a minimalist leaning. Together for the first time, they are more than a mere sum of the writing I've done in my time in the MFA program. They are the stories that, when I read them now, still occasionally delight me. Most of the stories that I wrote as an MFA candidate do not pass this test, and thus are not included here. If there ...


Explorations: Five Science Fiction Stories, Daniel Joseph Pinney Dec 2013

Explorations: Five Science Fiction Stories, Daniel Joseph Pinney

Dissertations

These stories explore a universe populated by the stuff of space opera—enormous space stations, mysterious alien artifacts, starships and terraforming and emission nebulae, a human civilization that over millennia has spread across the galaxy. These explorations are not conducted by the usual swashbuckling heroes of space opera, however, but rather by the sorts of people who would have to live and make a living in such a future.

The perspectives from which this future is explored include those of an asteroid miner who loses his ship even as he is discovering the wonders of art, a man whose misuse ...


Writing The Script For A Children’S Book Based On Bulee “Slim Gaillard” Rothschild, 1930s-1950s-Era Jazz Performer, Thomas J. Samuels Dec 2013

Writing The Script For A Children’S Book Based On Bulee “Slim Gaillard” Rothschild, 1930s-1950s-Era Jazz Performer, Thomas J. Samuels

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project focuses on the creative process behind my writing of a children’s book themed around the work of Bulee “Slim Gaillard” Rothschild. Over several years, I conducted meetings where many ideas for such a book were generated. In this paper, the process of writing the script is described in detail. This paper includes the children’s book script, which benefits the legacy of Slim Gaillard.


Crayons And Yarn, Danielle G. Holloway Nov 2013

Crayons And Yarn, Danielle G. Holloway

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio contains poems, creative nonfiction, and short stories, all original pieces of writing produced while completing the Creative Writing Minor at Cedarville University. The poems come from my own life, and while they are not intended to be a cohesive narrative, arranged in this order they tell a story of growing up, leaving home, and finding love. The nonfiction pieces come from a collection centered around my experiences in high school marching band, though a love story is present there as well. The short stories also draw heavily from my own experiences and passions, exploring themes that are important ...


Contributors, Westview Staff Nov 2013

Contributors, Westview Staff

Westview

No abstract provided.


The Time Thief, Qwen Pinckney Nov 2013

The Time Thief, Qwen Pinckney

Westview

No abstract provided.


The Dawn Of A New Day, Jacqueline Hainta Nov 2013

The Dawn Of A New Day, Jacqueline Hainta

Westview

No abstract provided.


In Praise Of The Fool, Starr Goode Nov 2013

In Praise Of The Fool, Starr Goode

Westview

No abstract provided.


Sea Gulls And Wind Farms, Lora K. Reiter Nov 2013

Sea Gulls And Wind Farms, Lora K. Reiter

Westview

No abstract provided.


Learning A New Game, Janet Jennings Nov 2013

Learning A New Game, Janet Jennings

Westview

No abstract provided.


Reading Joyce's Ulysses: Leopold Bloom, Daniel Schwarz Nov 2013

Reading Joyce's Ulysses: Leopold Bloom, Daniel Schwarz

Westview

No abstract provided.


Aging: My 71st Birthday, Daniel Schwarz Nov 2013

Aging: My 71st Birthday, Daniel Schwarz

Westview

No abstract provided.


Emptying The Mirror, Fred Alsberg Nov 2013

Emptying The Mirror, Fred Alsberg

Westview

No abstract provided.