Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
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.
creative writing, short stories, speculative fiction, defamiliarization, cognitive estrangement
English Language and Literature
© Adam Mills
Mills, Adam, "True Stories" (2009). MSU Graduate Theses. 2864.