Date of Award


Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


English and Theatre

First Advisor

Young Smith

Department Affiliation

English and Theatre


This project is a series of reality-based fictitious short stories about a group of rowdy musicians. Many of the characters and events are based on real people and occurrences intermingled with fiction to create a fast paced work focusing on dialogue and action while avoiding excessive exposition. I do this by using multi-purpose dialogue that includes elements necessary to further plot, create conflict, develop character, and to keep the action moving. Since the work is a series of short stories I concentrate on being sure that the stories have either a strong point or a change in the characters in order to prevent the stories from becoming anecdotal. I also pay attention to the use of theme to strengthen the fictitious aspects of the project.

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