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2007

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

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Swimming Lessons, Kathy Cole Jul 2007

Swimming Lessons, Kathy Cole

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

This thesis explores different perspectives through the eyes of adults and children and how those perspectives are formed by their relationships with the people around them.” It tries to focus on characters who are struggling to survive by realizing their own value. Whether they are surviving illness, death, abandonment, or midnight car rides with drunken parents, each of these characters tries to make sense of their world and how they fit into it.”


Practical Pieces And Other Stories, Rebecca Lynn Haigh Jul 2007

Practical Pieces And Other Stories, Rebecca Lynn Haigh

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

This thesis is a collection of short stories in which characters look back at the past, at truths they’ve learned and failures they’ve experienced, and look to the future for opportunities to make a better life for themselves and their loved ones. The idea of home plays a vital role in making decisions as to how to move on into a better future.


Ordinary Mermaids And Other Stories, Desiree Sholes Jul 2007

Ordinary Mermaids And Other Stories, Desiree Sholes

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

This thesis is a series of short stories in which the characters are constantly searching for something. The characters learn, grow, and adapt as they experience different life situations and work to find some new meaning for their lives, even if the change is small or subtle.


Out Here, Listening, Amy Whipple Apr 2007

Out Here, Listening, Amy Whipple

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

This thesis is a collection of creative nonfiction essays revolving around the author’s place and identity within her community, especially where her womanhood is concerned. Within eight different essays, she questions and analyzes what community and individualism are and how they fit together to form a unique sense of self.