Thesis Title

True Stories

Author

Adam Mills

Date of Graduation

Spring 2009

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Brian Shawver

Keywords

creative writing, short stories, speculative fiction, defamiliarization, cognitive estrangement

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

The following is a collection of thematically linked stories. The theme that connects the stories to one another is the pursuit and definition of truth, in both its uppercase and lowercase versions. People will often testify to the truth of both small things, like the personality of their neighbor or immediate setting, and large things, like entire systems of thought and God(s). The stories in this collection observe how and why people do this, among other things. Additionally, the stories in this collection display an attention to combining requirements of literary writing with more speculative genres of writing, such as science fiction and magical realism.

Copyright

© Adam Mills

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