Date of Award

Spring 5-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Program/Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Director

John P. McManus

Committee Member

Kent J. Wascom

Committee Member

Benjamín N.H. Kingsley

Abstract

So, you’ve stumbled upon my neck of the woods, where the weird and fantastical reside. Wit and humor may save you here but beware of what draws near. Beneath the bright and smiling facade, you may find the danse macabre. Within these pages you’ll find magic and wonder, darkness, and failure. The setting is post-March 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. An urban city at the heart of Hampton Roads where the lines between reality and otherworldliness blur. Witches protect ghosts in a downtown Abbey. The fae break new ground in the art district of Ghent. Even Death stalks the halls of Sentara General Hospital. Here, where cynicism rules the day and those who try to master the darkness often find themselves its prey, allow yourself to be delighted by Serendipityblah: a happy accident that we all could have done without.

DOI

10.25777/bx3j-ma79

ISBN

9798834003007

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