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Another Life, Jillian D. Bailey Mar 2019

Another Life, Jillian D. Bailey

The Crambo

"Another Life” is a short story about going home again. The main character, Julie, returns home and reflects on the life she left behind after high school. She reflects on the love that she lost when she lost Chris, her high school boyfriend. On this trip home, Julie experiences the sickening discomfort of returning to a place and person she no longer is and is surrounded by the memories that never really leave. Chris and his memory never left Julie, and in the sickening claustrophobia of hometown life, she discovers the man he became and what could have been.


A Work In Progress, Sara A. Sabatello Jan 2019

A Work In Progress, Sara A. Sabatello

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The project I have decided to defend for my Honors Thesis is a creative writing realistic fiction piece. It will meet the requirements of being 35-50 pages and the story I plan on writing to meet this criterion, is part of the memoir I have wished to write. I have always wanted to write a memoir. I thought that presenting an Honors Thesis on section of my memoir, would be a challenging and fun idea to do for myself. By doing my Honors Thesis on my memoir, it would allow me to one: start writing my memoir, two: allow me ...


The Wrightly Crumple, Eleanor Rose Rudnitsky-Brown Jan 2019

The Wrightly Crumple, Eleanor Rose Rudnitsky-Brown

Senior Projects Spring 2019

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


A Sign, Rachel M. Crowe Oct 2018

A Sign, Rachel M. Crowe

Student Publications

"A Sign" is a narrative about the experience of grief and how relationships are strengthened by shared experience. It tells the story of two different women who come together and inhabit a space of mutual understanding in the wake of their mother's death.


Yeast, Louis Gallo Aug 2018

Yeast, Louis Gallo

Westview

The telephone, my father used to say, pitches its tent in death’s camp.


Narratives Of Loss, Carla R. Stine May 2018

Narratives Of Loss, Carla R. Stine

MSU Graduate Theses

My research revolves around impermanence, loss, and the grief that accompanies loss. My thesis work consists of digital collages interlaced with short stories, an interactive digital media piece, traditionally-made collages, a picture book, art objects, and an assortment of other supporting work. My ultimate aim is to employ both traditional techniques and digital skills to create visual narratives that supply glimpses into my personal history of loss and that speak to life’s brevity.


Aftermath, David Aldridge Jan 2018

Aftermath, David Aldridge

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


The Naked, Running, Screaming Girl, Norman Miller Jan 2018

The Naked, Running, Screaming Girl, Norman Miller

Mighty Pen Project Anthology & Archive

This piece was written by a student of the Mighty Pen Project. The Mighty Pen Project is an organization based in Richmond, Virginia, that offers a classroom experience for veterans to learn how to write and, if they so choose, share their own stories.


Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich Apr 2017

Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich

Theses

The stories contained within are all concerned in one way or another with our memory. More specifically, what it means to remember something. With a fictional drug, referred to only as “serum,” the characters in these stories all fall victim to what can be described as an overdose of experience. Our memories are what allow us to develop ideology, our concept of self, and intimacy with others. Each story in “Where They Wander” deals in some way with these basic human traits by exaggerating the characters’ abilities to confront their experiences.

There is another thread that pulls these stories together ...


Olive In An Oak Grove: A Novel, Haley Quinton Aug 2016

Olive In An Oak Grove: A Novel, Haley Quinton

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Olive Delaney has not seen her dysfunctional family in seven years, but now she has to return to her childhood home in Louisiana because her father is dying. She is reunited with her simultaneously strict-but-absent parents, her twin brother, Hugo, with whom she was once close but has now grown apart, and her childhood best friend and possible lost love, Owen. Olive must learn how to be part of her family again while also dealing with the problems and family secrets of the past. The novella shuttles back and forth in time--every other chapter contains an event from Olive’s ...


The Family Arcane, Caridad J. Cole Jan 2016

The Family Arcane, Caridad J. Cole

Senior Projects Fall 2016

The Family Arcane is a collection of interconnected short stories that explores the ways in which people (and a few other beings) interact with the world without all of the cognitive tools to do so. For example, a child trying to understand maturity, an emotionally stunted teenager navigating social norms, a woman who feels like a robot, and any other outsider, can be a member of the family. These short stories seek to inspire those with the common fear of being different, and ask the psychological and sociological questions that come up every day but often go unspoken.


Bottomfeeders, William Linn Jan 2015

Bottomfeeders, William Linn

Theses and Dissertations

Bottomfeeders is a collection of short fiction. It includes stories concerning life, death, hoboes, wrestling, videogames, and cropdusters, among other things. It is both very serious and impossibly dumb, as is the way of things.


Somewhere Amongst The Ashes, Keith Rebec Dec 2014

Somewhere Amongst The Ashes, Keith Rebec

All NMU Master's Theses

ABSTRACT

SOMEWHERE AMONGST THE ASHES

By

Keith Rebec

This story collection explores how human beings deal with loss. Whether the loss stems from death, the loss of personal innocence, or the loss of love, the characters within are forced to make decisions that he or she wouldn't make if given the choice. Some of the characters, in an effort to prevent the same or a similar type of loss from reoccurring in their lives, desperately seek ways to avoid the issues altogether, which further complicates their troubles. Others, unbeknownst to their impending loss, must make split second decisions that ...


And Not To Yield, Lisa Nowak Oct 2014

And Not To Yield, Lisa Nowak

Manuscripts

Harry Theobald, formerly called Ulderico Theobaldi, entered the kingdom of God today at 11:02 a.m. having lived his life with all the vigor he possessed. At age 76, he died of leukemia at the Golden Hills Nursing Home, leaving three children and three granddaughters the deed to his warm spirit. Included in his will was a document citing three basic inheritances--faith, hope, and love--to be practiced with positive consideration and serious contemplation in his remembrance.


A Child's Viewpoint, Alice Monds Oct 2014

A Child's Viewpoint, Alice Monds

Manuscripts

She beckoned to me, and with much apprehension I entered the door of the shabby unpainted house. Inside, the room was small and dark and almost the entire space was taken up by a big metal-framed bed which stuck out into the middle of the room. A ragged upholstered chair in one corner and a small pot-bellied stove in the other completed the furnishings. The windows, uncurtained, were filthy and one was covered with pieces of a cardboard box where the pane had been broken out.


8:01 Pm, Jake Hjelmtveit Aug 2014

8:01 Pm, Jake Hjelmtveit

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jake Hjelmtveit's short story 8:01 PM was written as part of a creative writing group using the theme of Moving On. For our group, Moving On represented the emotional weight in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Moving On implies change, and all good prose and verse possess change. As creative writers, we explored this theme through subjects ranging from the death of a loved one to loss of one’s faith. By focusing on our theme, we examined our own lives and improved our creative writing skills. We attained our goals through observation, discussion, information gathering, writing, and revision ...


Evolution, Jeanne Gass May 2014

Evolution, Jeanne Gass

Manuscripts

Lora Tiptoed across the bedroom stepping gingerly from one rug to another, avoiding the chilling touch of the hardwood floor. She fumbled in the closet and finally slipped her cold feet into sensible blue leather house-slippers. The heels clicked softly on the hall floor. She raised the window shade in the bathroom, and the half-light of the early morning added cheerless rays to the cold room. Lora gasped at the shock of cold water on her face, and her hands shook as she drew curlpins from her hair. She combed her hair hurriedly, and its electricity bristled about her shoulders ...


In The Presence Of Death, Kevin P. Lavery May 2014

In The Presence Of Death, Kevin P. Lavery

The Mercury

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These Things She Loved, Janet Jarrett Apr 2014

These Things She Loved, Janet Jarrett

Manuscripts

Nancy McIntire lay quite still in the great four-poster bed. Her tiny shrivelled frame was huddled beneath the covers and her eyes had lost their old sparkle. She knew that what everybody said was true, that she would never again leave her bed. For Nancy McIntire was nearly ninety.

There was a narrow band of sunlight streaming through a crack in the shade. Dumbly she watched the particles of dust caught in its rays. Bits of matter suddenly snatched up in their idle drifting by a slim golden shaft, turned into a thousand shimmering little worlds, and then dropped back ...


Who, John Rock Apr 2014

Who, John Rock

Manuscripts

May I present a personage not exactly famous but who is widely known and carefully dealt with. He exerts a magnetic influence upon the life, love, and financial status of millions. Without doubt, fortunes have been made and lost in fickle gambles involving his undependable nature. Banking, insurance, brokerage, and the like are deeply entwined in his fateful web of behavior.

His character is quite electrifying. Many brilliant men have tried or are trying, to forecast his next stroke and to analyze him, that they might better combat him. In the many publications, and in the many stage and screen ...


Sonnets, Nathaniel Myers Jan 2014

Sonnets, Nathaniel Myers

Scope

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In Bondage, Shelby Spears Jan 2014

In Bondage, Shelby Spears

Scope

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Our Bodies Moving North, Jamie Lynn Bruce Jan 2014

Our Bodies Moving North, Jamie Lynn Bruce

Dissertations and Theses

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The Awakening, Macy Nutt Jan 2013

The Awakening, Macy Nutt

Scope

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Shadow's Enticement, Shelby Bilnoski Jan 2013

Shadow's Enticement, Shelby Bilnoski

Scope

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You'll Feel Nothing, I Promise, Corbin Owens Jan 2012

You'll Feel Nothing, I Promise, Corbin Owens

Scope

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Stygiophobia And Other Fears Of Death And Loneliness: Collected Fiction, Jennifer E. Meli May 2010

Stygiophobia And Other Fears Of Death And Loneliness: Collected Fiction, Jennifer E. Meli

English Master’s Theses

This creative thesis is comprised of five short stories and an introduction, which details artistic influences and other factors related to writing. The first story, "Through the Electronic Looking Glass," is a story simultaneously about a dissolving relationship and the intersection between art and commerce. ''Stygiophobia," the title work of the collection meaning "fear of hell," deals with a Christian protestor' s experience at a gay pride parade. "So Damned Civilized" tells the story of an office dinner party gone horribly wrong and gives a glimpse into the evils of human nature. "Affliction," at its core, is about a zombie ...


Burn Me Blue, Matthew Clarkson Jan 2008

Burn Me Blue, Matthew Clarkson

Scope

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Fallen, David Anderson Jan 2008

Fallen, David Anderson

Scope

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Novel And Exegesis For Phd (The Practice Of Goodness), Jennifer Wilson Jan 2008

Novel And Exegesis For Phd (The Practice Of Goodness), Jennifer Wilson

Theses

The thesis consists of two parts. The first, a novel entitled The Practice of Goodness, is the fictional memoir of a woman who has a terminal illness. The protagonist seeks to understand the significant events of her life and her own agency in these events in the time that is left to her before her death. The memoir is concerned with complex family relationships; the challenges of living with a terminal diagnosis, and state and domestic violence. As she progresses through her illness, the protagonist also engages with the wider world in her encounters with asylum seekers detained in the ...