|Bookeater and other love stories
||The characters who inhabit Bookeater and Other Love Stories have little in common with each other. Their stories are not interconnected. However, they do share an almost overwhelming desire to connect, to unite with someone--or something--in order to...
|Children in the storm
||"In these six stories, I explore my belief that each of us, old or young, is constantly changing so much so that within a few years, we are hardly a reflection of our old selves. As children, we grow up under the shadow of an adult world. We are give...
|Village of Petrified Men
||"These stories often concern themselves with men chasing down a flawed sort of manhood. In these characters' minds, masculinity is a romantic mix of failure and drink, of chasing the wrong women and brooding in the face of calamity. These people like...
|Plastic heart neighborhood
||"This thesis includes the body of my work produced while in the MFA program. I have chosen to submit six short stories that have been extensively revised with peers and advisors. It is the work I consider to be the best possible representative of my ...
|Quiet work: stories
||Quiet Work is a collection of short stories unified by the way in which characters experience the tectonics of emotion: The hidden turbulence below the surface, the silent collisions of want and need which bring an individual to the point of transfor...
||This novel excerpt presents the stories of three residents of the fictional town of
||The purpose of this thesis is to explore the widely differing circumstances under which misanthropy flourishes. A short story collection, this thesis follows characters from various walks of life. Protagonists include a high school student, an accoun...
||The stories in Outlanders involve characters who live their lives on the outside of things—relationships, reality, social norms—even as they simultaneously desire and resist becoming part of the “inside.”...
||This thesis is a lot about fathers and sons – in Philadelphia mostly, but sometimes on the Pacific....
|The other part and other stories
||For the most part, these fictional short stories are about romantic relationships....
|The bare minimum
||This thesis is a collection of short stories....
|Big island: stories
||The stories in this collection take place on the island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island. As inhabitants of a place widely considered as a paradise, the characters in these stories are unable to see their home as a paradise, and are forced fin...
|No new snow to cover the snow: two stories
||This thesis is comprised of two pieces of fiction. Each takes place in the fictional Hinge County, North Carolina. The first story, "Winter, Keep Us Warm," deals with the themes of fear and desire, and how they intertwine with one another. The second...
|A film of flesh envelops us
||This collection includes three stories (and an excerpt from a novel) that inhabit the space between the realistic and the fantastic. The characters in these stories are afflicted with those peculiarly human illnesses: boredom, grief, madness, and sol...
|Children at play
||The six stories in this collection represent the best of my work as a student of creative writing. They explore the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the attempt to navigate the emotional space between oneself and the outside world, and the n...