Sixth Form

Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing



Major Professor

Milton O'Neal Walsh

Second Advisor

Fredrick Barton

Third Advisor

Nicholas Mainieri


The ten stories in this short story collection explore the liminal spaces created by certain physical spaces as well as times in the characters’ lives. The stories are largely related to a school environment, and the relationships and experiences that are unique to the players living and moving within that context. How much are the relationships and actions of the characters influenced by the setting. What weight do institutional forces and tradition carry in the characters’ lives, and how do they exploit it for their own will or conform?


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