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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.


More, Eliza Tudor Feb 2013

More, Eliza Tudor

SPECS journal of art and culture

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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


Souls, Suguru Takebayashi Jan 2013

Souls, Suguru Takebayashi

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

My thesis, Souls, consists of six short stories. These stories are all related to one theme: communication. Souls is supposed to encourage the reader to ask themselves fundamental questions regarding human communication. How do we communicate? What do we communicate? And why do we communicate? Communication is one of the basic skills without which people could hardly live in their society. It is no exaggeration to say that no civilization would have occurred without people communicating with each other; No leader could have reigned over his people if he had been unable to convey his decisions, and no writing system ...