Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

English

Date of Award

5-2005

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michael A. Cody

Committee Members

John D. Morefield, Frederick O. Waage

Abstract

The following thesis contains two works of short fiction. The first, “Afterlife,” is narrated by Jeff Carlton, whose unenthusiastic passage into fatherhood is complicated by his girlfriend Charlene’s obsession with mummification. The second, “Jolly,” is the story of Calvin Edwards, a young bus station attendant haunted by his father’s ghost and visited by a cadaverous stranger, Jolly, who also sees the dead. The stories are preceded by an introduction in which the author discusses his views on implied motivation in character development.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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