Satisfaction guaranteed and other stories
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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Richard P. Sugg
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SATISFACTION GUARANTEED AND OTHER STORIES was a collection of dark short fiction that explored the nature of hubris. Hubris was not limited to the definition of overbearing pride and arrogance, but bore a connection to love, curiosity, greed, and covetousness. In each story, the main characters' hubris sparked a desire that often lead to extreme actions. The stories' characters ranged in age from five years to centuries old. Their backgrounds were also diverse: a condemned spirit, a sculptor, a succubus posing as a psychiatrist and her empathic patient, a Rosarian, an entomologist, and a mural artist, The plots of the stories were simple and drawn from elements of myth and legend. In the essence of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James, the stories developed the uncanny to give introspection concerning the darker human qualities.
Frye, Samantha, "Satisfaction guaranteed and other stories" (2004). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3421.
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