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My Unfair Trumpie Closely Encounters 'Julie Andrews', Marleen S. Barr Jan 2019

My Unfair Trumpie Closely Encounters 'Julie Andrews', Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a humorous short story about Trump.


Desperate Times Call, Hector Duarte Jr Mar 2017

Desperate Times Call, Hector Duarte Jr

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

DESPERATE TIMES CALL is a collection of short stories and a novella about people whose lives intersect with violence. The young girl in Of Course She Would is forced to leave her home after finding her meth-addicted father dead of a heart attack. Tomas Mangual, the main character of She Said Two, sets off on a blind date to discover his counterpart has recently been the victim of a disturbing hate crime. The featured novella, Diablo Corrido, raises the question: How far would someone chase their ambition to see a life-long dream come true?

Using the intimate perspectives of first-person ...


Fourth Time’S A Charm, Ardennes Vickery Jan 2017

Fourth Time’S A Charm, Ardennes Vickery

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

The sources I used to create my short story, Fourth Time’s A Charm, were essential for all aspects of its development. My story concerns the awkward first meeting of King Henry VIII and his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. As with all historical fiction stories, striving for period appropriate details and accurate representations of historical events was crucial. The resources that I was able to access through the UNLV University Libraries not only assisted me throughout my project by streamlining the research process, but proved indispensable for obtaining various primary sources that I may not have been unable to ...


Out Of Reach [Short Story], Kathleen Fowler Apr 2014

Out Of Reach [Short Story], Kathleen Fowler

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Greyhound, 1984, Lisa K. Sandlin Aug 2013

Greyhound, 1984, Lisa K. Sandlin

Writer’s Workshop Faculty Publications

In "Greyhound, 1984," fiction writer Lisa Sandlin grabs and holds onto the reader with terse, rhythmic language, unique imagery, and a story that's both unsentimental and poignant.


Dialogue In Fiction, Tracy A. Townsend Jun 2013

Dialogue In Fiction, Tracy A. Townsend

The Short Story

This close-reading and discussion-oriented lesson, which takes between sixty and seventy minutes, uses Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” as a model of how dialogue advances plot and develops character in fiction. It is useful in literature classrooms for its emphasis on drawing inferences from text and in creative writing contexts for teaching effective dialogue writing. This lesson is suitable for grades 9-12.


“My Life With My Cell Phone”: Creating A Magical Realist Story, Dan Gleason Jun 2013

“My Life With My Cell Phone”: Creating A Magical Realist Story, Dan Gleason

The Short Story

In this lesson students are introduced to the basic elements of magical realism, a genre that combines fantastical events with the mundane normalcy of life. Students examine Octavio Paz’s short story “My Life with the Wave” as an example of the genre. In the story, the narrator travels to the ocean and falls in love with a wave, whom he bottles and takes home with him; the two go on to both cherish each other and fight terribly. After discussing the story, students create, in groups, plot sketches for their own adaptations. Students might imagine relationships with cell phones ...


Compulse, Candise W. Henson Apr 2013

Compulse, Candise W. Henson

Student Publications

A short short story that looks at the details of a strange marriage between a minister with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and his pregnant wife as they attempt to exorcise five girls at a backwoods church camp.


Storytelling In Comics: Who, When, And Where In “Here”, Michael W. Hancock Jan 2013

Storytelling In Comics: Who, When, And Where In “Here”, Michael W. Hancock

Comics and Graphic Novels

Richard McGuire’s groundbreaking short comic “Here” (1989) revolutionized storytelling possibilities in comics. It may be used within a short story unit to demonstrate familiar elements of fiction, including setting, plot, and character. Moreover, its inventive use of panels within panels to juxtapose past, present, and future can serve as a model for students’ visual rendering of multiple points in time within a single location.


War On Love, Jill Patterson Jan 2013

War On Love, Jill Patterson

A with Honors Projects

This is an alternative writing assignment for an Introduction to Fiction course. This a short story is written in a non-traditional format and told in a medieval time setting, similar to those read throughout the course


R.A., Fred G. Leebron Dec 2012

R.A., Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Six Crosses, Michael C. Vocino Jan 2012

Six Crosses, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief short story or observation about life in a small southern Italian town.


To The Moon, Said Newt Or Informing New Yorkers That Outer Space Contains Space, Marleen S. Barr Jan 2012

To The Moon, Said Newt Or Informing New Yorkers That Outer Space Contains Space, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a short story.


Chalk Lines On The Field [Short Story], Kathleen Fowler Jan 2008

Chalk Lines On The Field [Short Story], Kathleen Fowler

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Between Molecules, Then Atoms: Could This Be The End? [Short Story], Kathleen Fowler Jan 2008

Between Molecules, Then Atoms: Could This Be The End? [Short Story], Kathleen Fowler

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Nonfiction Fictitious Remembrance Of Wendy Wasserstein, Marleen S. Barr Feb 2006

A Nonfiction Fictitious Remembrance Of Wendy Wasserstein, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a short story.


0749: Nelson Slade Bond Collection, 1920-2006, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2006

0749: Nelson Slade Bond Collection, 1920-2006, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Nelson Slade Bond had a varied writing career that spanned 70 years. Primarily known for science fiction short stories, Bond also wrote plays, radio and television scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, public relations material, and books. The collection reflects the author's professional and personal lives consisting of writings, correspondence, business papers and financial records from 1925 to 2005. The collection was donated in four installments during and after Bond’s life from April 2006 to September 2007. The order in which the materials were received is maintained with only minor modifications. Input from Nelson Bond and his family ...


The Muse Drank Hazelnut, Jon Hansen Jan 2002

The Muse Drank Hazelnut, Jon Hansen

Faculty Publications

Short story.


Jefferson In Central Pennsylvania, Fred G. Leebron Jul 2000

Jefferson In Central Pennsylvania, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Hotel Room With My Brother, Fred G. Leebron Oct 1994

Hotel Room With My Brother, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


On Arrival, Fred G. Leebron Jan 1993

On Arrival, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


New Life, Fred G. Leebron Oct 1986

New Life, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.