Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Askold Melnyczuk

Second Advisor

John Fulton

Third Advisor

Daphne Kaloay


These are the stories of women who get drunk and kiss strangers. The characters are all facing bigger challenges than that, but histories of reckless behavior and bad decisions haunt them. This is a collection of stories where disparity and desperation often intercept with dark humor. The storylines tend to take unexpected turns. There are strong themes of acceptance and longing throughout this collection.


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