Thesis Title

Bones From the Mind Dog

Date of Graduation

Spring 1999


Master of Arts in English



Committee Chair

Wayne Blackmon

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature


Bones From the Mind Dog is a collection of six works of short fiction, with a critical introduction outlining the books and experiences that inspired them. "It Was Snowing" is about two brothers and a sister dealing with an alcoholic father; "In These Streets" explores one day in the lives of two sanitation workers in an oppressive near-future; "Through Smoke and Tears" concerns a gunslinger in a not-quite-our-own wild West, where he has to deal with a threat to a small Western town, while at the same time dealing with his own troubled past; "The Man Who Yawned" is a satirical what-if? Story about what might happen if yawns really were "catching"; "Praying for the Worms to Come" is a post-death story from the perspective of the newly dead; and "On Cold Water" is a fictionalized true story about a family member who died in the 1998 crash of Swissair Fight 111.


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