Document Type



Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor's Name

Richard Sugg

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Lynne Barrett

Third Advisor's Name

John Dufresne

Date of Defense



The collection of stories recreates an impression of a lost time and place. In "Howardsville Depot," the stories are set in rural Virginia and span the years from 1929 to 1969. While kernel situations are based in identifiable events, the stories explore the subtle dreams and aspirations of characters in the community which has the railroad depot as it hub.

In "Head-on Collisions," protagonists find themselves in inevitable situations provoked by their own limitations. The only choices are forced and evolutionary with no clear solutions.



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