Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing


Fine Arts

Major Professor

Barbara Ann Johnson

Second Advisor

Katy Simpson Smith

Third Advisor

Joana Brent Leake


This thesis is a collection of fiction short stories written in fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. These fabulist stories share a common theme of playing with traditional story forms such as myths, legends, and fairytales. The characters herein struggle with the frustration of being unable to effectively communicate and connect with others.


The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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