Title

Bad Actors

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 McManus

Committee Member

Sheri Reynolds

Committee Member

David Metzger

Abstract

This manuscript contains a collection of short stories. It also includes the first several chapters of a novella. Within are characters who act and suffer consequences without the imposition of supernatural elements to affect outcomes, which is hopefully what makes them seem “real.” But then there are ambiguities and archetypes and symbolic imagery dancing around the edges of their predicaments, too. Think flambéed Flaubert with the saltiness of Hemingway and the peppery tang of Woolf complimented with a sugary pinch of Charlotte Bronte to bring out the flavor of the tomatoes, poured over with a rich, Jungian gravy. If this sounds gross, I ask you to open your minds and mouths to something surprisingly delicious.

DOI

10.25777/mmg2-hf79

ISBN

9798819394465

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