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The Perfect Bubble, Elizabeth Orwig Jan 2020

The Perfect Bubble, Elizabeth Orwig

The Hilltop Review

No abstract provided.


Trump Asks A Feminist Extraterrestrial For A Favor, Marleen S. Barr Dec 2019

Trump Asks A Feminist Extraterrestrial For A Favor, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a feminist science fiction satire about impeachment.


Level Bs, Bill Elgersma Dec 2019

Level Bs, Bill Elgersma

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Exposure, Mary Dengler Dec 2019

Exposure, Mary Dengler

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


'When You're A Star, They Let You Do It' To Trump: Or, President Vagina T. Fireball's Executive Order, Marleen S. Barr Aug 2019

'When You're A Star, They Let You Do It' To Trump: Or, President Vagina T. Fireball's Executive Order, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a humorous short story about how a star holds Trump accountable for his misogyny.


Trump Ships Out--Without Seeing The Ship, Marleen S. Barr Aug 2019

Trump Ships Out--Without Seeing The Ship, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a short story written in response to efforts to hide the U.S.S. John McCain from Trump when he visited Japan.


The Boys With The Spare Keys, Katelyn Elizabeth Grisham May 2019

The Boys With The Spare Keys, Katelyn Elizabeth Grisham

MSU Graduate Theses

As human beings, we are constantly losing something: our keys, our wallets, our credits cards, or the mate to our favorite pair of socks. But what if you lose something that cannot be replaced, something that will impact your life in a permanent way? This collection looks at what it means to lose something life-altering; our sense of self, our friendships, our planned futures, our grasp on reality. Some things cannot be replaced. From trust fund kids to a dad preparing a Christmas tree for his daughter, this collection will explore the idea of what we can (or cannot) afford ...


For Cheryl: The Long And The Short Of It, Rachel Lebo May 2019

For Cheryl: The Long And The Short Of It, Rachel Lebo

Graduate School of Art Theses

Short stories are an indirect way of creating a truth by showing instead of telling. They are a way to observe and communicate a single idea. A short story for me is a vehicle for hiding my truth behind a character, exploring myself in the safety of an identity that is not my own. When I read Chunky in Heat, author A.M. Homes and I hide together behind her character, Cheryl, and find solidarity.

The following writings, paintings, and sculptures are collaborations between myself and the women of short story fiction. Those women being the authors, the subjects, and ...


These Places We Walk : Stories Of Mental Illness In American Society., Rachel Grace Trimble May 2019

These Places We Walk : Stories Of Mental Illness In American Society., Rachel Grace Trimble

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

This paper examines research on mental illness and mental health literacy as well as an examination of literary elements in interlinked stories in order to write a linked collection of five short stories about mental illnesses. Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Milk Duds, Marleen S. Barr Mar 2019

Milk Duds, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a satirical short story about Trump's immigration policy.


Brett Kavanaugh Enters The Twilight Zone, Marleen S. Barr Jan 2019

Brett Kavanaugh Enters The Twilight Zone, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a short story about Brett Kavanaugh and THE TWILIGHT ZONE.


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.


Sink Hollow Volume 6 Jan 2019

Sink Hollow Volume 6

Sink Hollow

There is no way around it. This issue, our 6th in the last three years, is painful. The underbelly of the human experience is laid bare and there is no hiding from it here.

But that is also what makes it so incredibly beautiful. It is a raw commentary on those things that, despite their pain, make us so uniquely human. It is our ability to trudge on, to continue to seek happiness even when it feels like there may never be joy again that makes us such wonderful, hopeful creatures.

As always, it is my privlege to present the ...


Useless, Seth Stone Jan 2019

Useless, Seth Stone

Graduate Thesis Collection

Useless is a short story collection about people who feel lost in the world and go searching for fulfillment. Six disconnected stories about six disconnected people. The collection deals with themes of loss, identity, loneliness and the exploration of niche subcultures.


Can'ts And Don'ts, Bill Elgersma Dec 2018

Can'ts And Don'ts, Bill Elgersma

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Waking Dreams, Becca Van Dam Dec 2018

Waking Dreams, Becca Van Dam

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Lesson Plan For Teaching Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", Lauren Hee Won Chung , '20, Peter Schmidt Oct 2018

Lesson Plan For Teaching Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", Lauren Hee Won Chung , '20, Peter Schmidt

English Literature Faculty Works

A teacher's aid for introducing this deservedly famous story to students, including teaching some basic principles of good reading and interpretation. With a special focus on high school teachers, but applicable to many kinds of classrooms, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges and universities, etc. Developed by a Swarthmore College student, Lauren Hee Won Chung, in consultation with Professor Peter Schmidt, as a final assignment in English 71D, "The Short Story in the U.S.," fall 2018.


Lesson Plan For Teaching Four Stories Featuring Multi/Mixed Identities, Sierra Sweeney , '21, Peter Schmidt Oct 2018

Lesson Plan For Teaching Four Stories Featuring Multi/Mixed Identities, Sierra Sweeney , '21, Peter Schmidt

English Literature Faculty Works

Developed by a Swarthmore College student, Sierra Sweeney, with feedback from Professor Peter Schmidt, as a final assignment in English 71D, "The Short Story in the U.S.," fall 2018.

Fiction as a genre is well known for its ability to discuss a wide range of topics in a way that is both entertaining and empathetic. But while fictional pieces, especially the short story, are famous for creating narratives that help readers understand experiences unlike their own and characters unlike themselves, I would argue that fiction can also serve as a medium of self- reflection. As someone who identifies as ...


Tragedy On Drury Lane, Natalie B. Ngong May 2018

Tragedy On Drury Lane, Natalie B. Ngong

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


La Star De Football, Nicholas Khoury Apr 2018

La Star De Football, Nicholas Khoury

Honors Program Contracts

A short fable in French that incorporates vocabulary and lessons learned throughout the semester.


2018 Forces, Scott Yarbrough Mar 2018

2018 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

No abstract provided.


President Harvey Weinstein Inaugurates The Pig Party, Marleen S. Barr Mar 2018

President Harvey Weinstein Inaugurates The Pig Party, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a satirical short story about the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault situation.


The Delicatessen Kids, Raina Nicole Dziuk Jan 2018

The Delicatessen Kids, Raina Nicole Dziuk

Senior Projects Spring 2018

The Delicatessen Kids is a collection of short stories that follows 4 Ukrainian-American siblings as they grow up in 1960s Brooklyn, New York.


Sink Hollow Volume 5 Jan 2018

Sink Hollow Volume 5

Sink Hollow

During my time with Sink Hollow Literary Magazine, I’ve watched five issues go through the creation process. From the initial submission picks to final design edits, I’ve had the immense pleasure of seeing every volume bloom from nothing into powerful pieces of thought- provoking art. This volume, our fifth one as a team, is no different. The authors and artists we’ve chosen to give a home to, have come together to create a publication that fosters a unique personal awareness. The goal of any good art or writing should be geared toward cultivating a change in the ...


Pecan Grove Review Volume 19, St. Mary's University Jan 2018

Pecan Grove Review Volume 19, St. Mary's University

Pecan Grove Review

No abstract provided.


Loose Light, Logan Lane Jan 2018

Loose Light, Logan Lane

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

My honors project is a 9,600-word collection of two short stories. The first story, Loose Light, is a character-driven narrative about an astronomer who has spent his life chasing an outer space phenomenon he saw as a graduate student and what he does when he rediscovers the phenomenon. The second story, Lost Light, is another character-driven narrative about a young man who, after an automobile accident, begins losing his memories. Both stories examine the perspective of the lost, the obsessed, the isolated, and the angry. In the accompanying self-analysis, I explore how my time as a reporter for The ...


You Are What You Write, Yumeng Wang Jan 2018

You Are What You Write, Yumeng Wang

MSU Graduate Theses

This creative thesis consists of six short stories with different lengths and styles. For the introduction, I discuss how my work is influenced by various aspects of cultural background, with examples including writers from Zitkala-Ša and Richard Wright to Celeste Ng. Cultural background is the key to understand most of the characters in the different stories. After the critical introduction, readers will have a general idea of my stories with a sense of how the relationship between different groups of people shape them to act and live under the influence of their cultural backgrounds and environment they were brought up ...


An Iron To The Head, Joshua Matthews Dec 2017

An Iron To The Head, Joshua Matthews

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Epiphanies, Bill Elgersma Dec 2017

Epiphanies, Bill Elgersma

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Fall 2017, Vantage Point Aug 2017

Fall 2017, Vantage Point

Vantage Point

No abstract provided.