Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Mary Carroll-Hackett, M.F.A

Second Advisor

Robert "Brett" Hursey, Ph.D

Third Advisor

Craig A. Challender, Ph.D


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.



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