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Two Makes A Couple: Fictions On Intimacy, Alyssa C. Conner, Jessica Richardson Dec 2019

Two Makes A Couple: Fictions On Intimacy, Alyssa C. Conner, Jessica Richardson

Honors Theses

This portfolio of fictional short stories was created through the inspiration from constraints drawn from various published short stories. Constraints are a literary technique in which the writer is bound to certain elements or inspires a pattern within a work of writing. Each short story takes place in contemporary society and within the pieces, intimate moments between two individuals are explored throughout. This portfolio, through symbolic language, examines the relationship between our identities and our closest alliances, whether those are our romantic partners, platonic partners, or siblings.


Dandelion Wishes: Short Stories, Lucy E. Marcus Jan 2019

Dandelion Wishes: Short Stories, Lucy E. Marcus

English & Creative Writing Students Scholarship and Creative Work

Lucy Marcus was Roanoke's Writer by Bus in 2019. This is a collection of short stories inspired by her bus rides.


Gone To Ground, Brian Blair Nov 2018

Gone To Ground, Brian Blair

Theses

Gone to Ground is a collection of short stories that explores the possibilities beyond the edge of the everyday. They are an attempt to peek beyond the imaginary boundaries we erect for ourselves in the name of danger or the unknown. Each story is an opportunity to see our own familiar humanity in others, no matter the accidents of fortune that separate us. Though the stories in Gone to Ground often touch the surreal or the magical, they are firmly rooted in what could be out there, on the other side of our walls, whether real or imagined. These are ...


More Than Skin-Deep: Reading Past Whiteness In Hemingway’S “Hills Like White Elephants”, Laura Valeri Oct 2018

More Than Skin-Deep: Reading Past Whiteness In Hemingway’S “Hills Like White Elephants”, Laura Valeri

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

The author argues a much neglected element in the seminal Hemingway's story "Hills Like White Elephant." Reading the story by taking into context a subtext of racial bias lends new interpretation to the story.


Things We Have In Common: Essays And Experiments, Willow Grosz Aug 2018

Things We Have In Common: Essays And Experiments, Willow Grosz

All NMU Master's Theses

Things We Have in Common is a collection of short stories, flash pieces, and image-text experiments that attempts, in the wake of the death of my mother, to excavate the relationship between memory and narrative, identity and belonging against a backdrop of the main forces that have influenced my familial group, namely generational poverty, a changing relationship with our Athabascan and Caucasian heritages, and the complicated ecology, geography, and culture of Alaska. Like many forays into memory, this project represents a joyous failure. Please read this collection as a love letter to Alaska.


Second Safest City In America, Liam Cassidy Apr 2018

Second Safest City In America, Liam Cassidy

Theses

Second Safest City in America is a collection of short fiction set in Midwestern cities and suburbs, as well as the Gulf Coast. These stories explore the untethered expectations, broken promises, and absurdity of American life. The characters are violent, funny, emotionally unstable, politically wrong-minded, and compassionate. They implore empathy or actively avoid the pain of others. They search out security or take matters into their own hands. They sacrifice and they seek revenge. They are not outliers in this country. They are part of the mainstream weirdness that permeates everything.


The Backwoods Stories: A Saga Of Fear And Wonder, James Mcclendon Adams Apr 2018

The Backwoods Stories: A Saga Of Fear And Wonder, James Mcclendon Adams

English Theses & Dissertations

The Backwoods Stories are a collection of short stories all set in and around the same fictional small town in Southern, Central Florida. The stories are all of the supernatural vein, tales of witches, ghosts, and goblins. Backwoods, as the town is known, is a hotbed for all manner of supernatural activity, and the residents and visitors are constantly discovering more and more dangerous and yet amazing secrets of the town.

The Backwoods stories are tales of desperation, confusion, fear, and discovery. A common theme is the horror of facing something that breaks the characters’ established understanding of reality. Yet ...


The Greatest Is Love, Leslie Charles Taylor Mar 2018

The Greatest Is Love, Leslie Charles Taylor

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

THE GREATEST IS LOVE is a collection of ten short stories showing the painful manifestations of romantic relationships in the lives of contemporary American characters from many walks of life.

As in the stories of D.H. Lawrence, these characters are often driven towards what may be bad for them, finding that love overrides their rational thoughts. In “The Mechanic” a woman whose legal career has left her isolated becomes irresistibly attracted to her friend’s ex-husband. Three stories center on one character, Charles, whose early failures both in college and at work lead him to become a detective, only ...


Et Cetera, Marshall University Jan 2018

Et Cetera, Marshall University

Et Cetera

Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.

Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.


The Yelping: Essays And Stories, Anthony Marvullo Jan 2018

The Yelping: Essays And Stories, Anthony Marvullo

Stonecoast MFA

The Yelping is a collection of essays and short stories that focus thematically on the evolution of a relationship from courtship to marriage. The essays explore loneliness and ego and identity and mortality, while the short stories do the same, except under the guise of fiction. Many of the pieces start with a minor misunderstanding or a failure of communication, and the humor and crises that result.


Notes From Kilroy: A Collection Of Stories Inspired By The Lives Of Arkansas Wwii Veterans, Victoria Anderson Jan 2018

Notes From Kilroy: A Collection Of Stories Inspired By The Lives Of Arkansas Wwii Veterans, Victoria Anderson

Honors Theses

No history is far from static, not even mine. Some people may think history is stuck in the past, along with the lives that have come before, but if that were the case, there would be no point in studying or even recording history. If it is truly something that dwells only in the past, unmoving, then it would not affect anyone--but it does. As William Faulkner said, "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."

It is the same with God. God is not confined to a certain time or place. He surrounds his sons and daughters ...


Borderlandia And Other Stories, Emily Suazo Jan 2018

Borderlandia And Other Stories, Emily Suazo

Undergraduate Honors Theses

To be mestiza and Latina is to occupy the liminal space between two languages, cultures, and races. This experience of liminality has been exacerbated for me as a result of my parentage: being indigenous New Mexican on my father’s side and white American on my mother’s, I have struggled throughout my life not only to reconcile the history of Spanish colonization in Mexico, but also the intersection of, and tension between, my white American and brown indigenous selves. Therefore, this work is an effort to acknowledge and reconcile the split self that defines the mestizo and Latino identities ...


Adventures With Animals Big And Small, Emily Allen, Marcus Blandford, Shannon Brennan, Brennen Keen, Amanda Timm, Tara Penry, Sarah Obendorf Dec 2017

Adventures With Animals Big And Small, Emily Allen, Marcus Blandford, Shannon Brennan, Brennen Keen, Amanda Timm, Tara Penry, Sarah Obendorf

Tara Penry

The purpose of this project is to produce a short collection of out-of-print children’s stories that would be suitable for first grade level readers. Stories selected for the collection fit the theme of being seasonally themed and include animals as main protagonists. Under the guidance of Dr. Tara Penry, the class searched children’s magazines from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s to find stories that would be relevant and interesting to today’s elementary schoolers.


Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta Dec 2017

Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Through critical self-analysis of my life, I intend to answer the question, “How does food help us transition from one chapter of our life to another?” My purpose is to provide a personal viewpoint about related topics associated with food, like class, origin of food, religion or lack of, culture and tradition, obesity, food choice, and love. Through this viewpoint, I will demonstrate how food associations can encapsulate our past, memories, and identity in a way that moves us from the past to the present, and, hopefully, the future.

Capstone theme: Food, Ethics, and Politics


Existential Bebop, Brett Kaplan Oct 2017

Existential Bebop, Brett Kaplan

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

EXISTENTIAL BEBOP is a collection of thirteen short stories that use humor and satire to address some of the absurdities of human existence.

In some stories, characters are forced to come to terms with mortality, such as the six-year-old boy in “A Goldfish Memory,” who learns about death for the first time. In “Cassandra Knows All” a rational twenty-something is lured by a charlatan who convinces her that there is an afterlife. In others, the comedy centers on human frailties, such as “Weekend in Deceit,” where two couples confront infidelity. “The Sacrifice of Mikey Horowitz” explores family values, ancient and ...


Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring 1971), Karen Hardin, Carolyn Santanella Jul 2017

Volume 3, Issue 1 (Spring 1971), Karen Hardin, Carolyn Santanella

One Little Candle

Collection of poems and short stories. A special section is dedicated to the poetic works of students from West Cleveland Junior High School. This volume was co-edited by Karen Hardin and Carolyn Santanella.


Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 1969), Stephan Stojanovic Jul 2017

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Fall 1969), Stephan Stojanovic

One Little Candle

Self-described anthology of poetry. Four descriptive poems from students in an experimental writing class from West Cleveland School in Boiling Springs. The first printed edition of the literary magazine, the previous editions being mimeographed. Photography and art accompany select works. This volume is the last edited by Stephan Stojanovic.


Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 1969), Stephan Stojanovic Jul 2017

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 1969), Stephan Stojanovic

One Little Candle

Includes short stories and poems from Gardner-Webb students, faculty, and community members. The previous literary magazine, The Green Scribe, is recognized for once acting as the campus’ literary outlet. This volume was edited by Stephan Stojanovic. The cover art was designed by Jack Clawson.


Volume 4, Issue 1 (Fall 1972), Carolyn Santanella Jul 2017

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Fall 1972), Carolyn Santanella

One Little Candle

Collection of poems, plays, and short stories. Features selected pieces from contest winners. The last volume under the name One Little Candle. Edited by Carolyn Santanella.


Volume 1, Thirlen Osborne Jul 2017

Volume 1, Thirlen Osborne

The Green Scribe

The Green Scribe is the first journal produced by the Gardner-Webb College English Department. It features a compilation of work from freshmen students from English 102 classes, with Thirlen Osborne acting as the English Department Head. The cover art was designed by sophomore art student Jeff Brooks.


Dinner At Eight, Anastasia M. Berkovich May 2017

Dinner At Eight, Anastasia M. Berkovich

MSU Graduate Theses

This creative thesis is comprised of six short stories of fiction in various styles and lengths, as well as a critical introduction wherein I discuss the various influences on my work, ranging from Charles Baxter and Karen Joy Fowler to Doležel and John Gardner. All of these stories share a theme of family and loss. Each story also grapples in some way with changing times and places. I have endeavored, by using rhyming action, repeating images, and melodrama, to give each story a great sense of emotion, a feeling both specific to the story but connects to the wider reading ...


Short Stories., Karley Miller May 2017

Short Stories., Karley Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

My creative thesis consists of a number of short stories. Each individual story stands alone, though all pieces in the project are doubtless connected by setting and syntax. Perhaps due to my own lack of imagination the stories take place, at least to some extent, in a small town. Though this may not be made explicit in every story, it can be deduced. Small town life, and particularly small town folk, are of interest to me; they are also what I know best. For example, Tom of “Neighbors” is a man living in a small town. The old man next ...


Dream Variations: Fictional Views Of The School To Prison Pipeline, Kierstin R. C. Anderson May 2017

Dream Variations: Fictional Views Of The School To Prison Pipeline, Kierstin R. C. Anderson

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

These two works of fiction will tell the story of the school to prison pipeline taken from the black and white of statistics and numbers into the colors of the individual; their thoughts, feelings, and motivations. Dream Variations is the telling of one instance in the lives of different people, both the Black American youth who go through it and the lawyers who see their cases.


Tygr 2017: Student Art And Literary Magazine, Brianna Rose, Luke Jungermann, William Greiner, Jill Forrestal Apr 2017

Tygr 2017: Student Art And Literary Magazine, Brianna Rose, Luke Jungermann, William Greiner, Jill Forrestal

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine Archives (1985-2017)

TYGR is the student art and literary magazine for Olivet Nazarene University

Theme: Vision.

[Historical Muse] The Tyger -- William Blake, p. iii.


Unconditional Positive Regard, Tyler Beckett Apr 2017

Unconditional Positive Regard, Tyler Beckett

English Theses & Dissertations

This collection of short stories brings together the work of Tyler Beckett for the first time, representing the breadth and depth of his skill in fiction. His stories largely focus on the small towns of the American South, and the identities that those towns' residents create for themselves. Through this investigation we see questions on community, belonging, outsiders, and the challenges of joining communities, as well as the question of whether those communities are worth joining. Throughout the collection, Mr. Beckett uses his clear, lucid prose to engage with his characters in a tender way, even as they commit their ...


Adventures With Animals Big And Small, Emily Allen, Marcus Blandford, Shannon Brennan, Brennen Keen, Amanda Timm, Tara Penry, Sarah Obendorf Jan 2017

Adventures With Animals Big And Small, Emily Allen, Marcus Blandford, Shannon Brennan, Brennen Keen, Amanda Timm, Tara Penry, Sarah Obendorf

English Student Projects and Publications

The purpose of this project is to produce a short collection of out-of-print children’s stories that would be suitable for first grade level readers. Stories selected for the collection fit the theme of being seasonally themed and include animals as main protagonists. Under the guidance of Dr. Tara Penry, the class searched children’s magazines from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s to find stories that would be relevant and interesting to today’s elementary schoolers.


The Transformation Of Material Things, Robert M. Crane Jan 2017

The Transformation Of Material Things, Robert M. Crane

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Undertow - A Collection Of Short Stories, Phoebe Tess Present Jan 2017

Undertow - A Collection Of Short Stories, Phoebe Tess Present

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Remembering Elsewhere, Amelia Ernestine Walsh Jan 2017

Remembering Elsewhere, Amelia Ernestine Walsh

Senior Projects Spring 2017

In my works, I tried very hard to create characters with unusual perspectives. I wanted to write from the point of view of children, while avoiding anything overly precious or intentionally naive. The trauma of aging, and eventually dying, are the themes for these works. I attempted to draw forth unusual and thought-provoking imagery that could successfully draw my reader into a constructed reality and, hopefully, draw them to less common questions we might ask regarding human nature.


Wearing Bare Feet, J. P. Schlottman Jan 2017

Wearing Bare Feet, J. P. Schlottman

Stonecoast MFA

Wearing Bare Feet is a linked collection of wry short stories about a family of three on fictional Eel Island, three miles off the coast of Maine, an island that revolves around lobstering, tourism, billionaire movie stars, department store heirs, jewelry store heiresses, people who houseclean for snowbirds ... and the old, rich and entitled summer people who come back from Florida for the annual Fourth of July Parade, and then die. Because it is easier to die there. It is why the 13-mile-long "rock off America" has more ambulances per capita than anywhere else in New England.

It also has ...