Date of Award

12-1-2011

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Benedict, Pinkney

Abstract

Some Truth: A Collection of Short Fiction is comprised of 13 stories which all, in some way, dissect some aspect of the human condition--whether it be the pain of an abusive relationship or the love of a good dog, these stories attempt to expose the fragile human heart through each character's unique, and sometimes terrifying journey. The stories employ several different genres and forms, but all are intended to have the same affect on the reader. This collection seeks to interpret some truth about the life experience--some truth about ourselves, our loved ones, and even about the natural world around us. Through the eyes and minds of a robot, a repair man, an insomniac taxidermist, alcoholics, murderers, a few mangy dogs, a battered woman, and even an unborn child, among others, this collection is not intended to be read as a playful romp through simple `fiction' - it earnestly examines the deepest fears and brightest joys known to man. In short--it seeks to find some truth, and record it as truthfully as possible through the foggy lens of fiction.

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