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  • Art Monster: Stories and a Novella 

    Cook, Elizabeth Anne (2014-08-27)
    Monsters external and internal stalk the margins of the stories and novella that make up this collection. Though each selection engages in its own distinct exploration of the monstrous, the pieces hint at a shared question: ...
  • Assembling the Fragments: A Collection of Essays 

    Bales, Leanna M. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    Grief and grieving hovers around this essay collection, both the author's grief over losing her mother and also what that loss meant to the other people in her life. An essay about the tragic death of the author's uncle- ...
  • Creep City and Five Short Stories 

    Cashill, Flannery (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This collection includes one novella and five short stories, focused on young women and their formative experiences. These stories explore themes of sexuality, latent violence, changing technology and weird feelings. ...
  • Family traditions 

    Scott, Eric Otis (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-01-20)
    Family Traditions tells the story of young adults who have grown up as Wiccans. Because Wicca remains a new and small religion, the vast majority of its followers converted from Christianity or other faiths, and the number ...
  • Friction 

    Homola, Noah Michael (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-10)
    This work includes short stories of various lengths with a mix of creative non-fiction.
  • A geography of the heart 

    Tascio, Elizabeth Anne (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-18)
    This collection of short fiction and creative nonfiction explores how we navigate our most intimate and challenging personal relationships, how we use art and writing to try to understand and articulate the most ineffable ...
  • Ghost Fists 

    Geminder, Emily Carlson (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Ghosts animate the stories and essays of this collection in ways both bodied and disembodied—as loops, as refrains, as stories that can’t be outrun. Moving across time and space to consider collective memory in Cambodia, ...
  • How We Know Them 

    Cross, Megan Nicole (2013)
    This multi-genre collection—including fiction, flash fiction, and a play—explores the roots of connection implied in familial relationships and structures. These works question—sometimes stepping into the supernatural ...
  • Life underwater 

    Howard, Dane (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection of short stories examines the different lives of people as they navigate the strange and confusing nature of their daily lives. There is a particular focus on how the monotonous can be equally as bizarre ...
  • The Medical Record 

    Hirthler, Maureen A. (2015-07-28)
    A collection of personal essays, “The Medical Record” is an exploration of my life in medicine. It has three primary goals. First, to portray an accurate account of my training and practice as a female physician, with ...
  • Mother’s Little Helper: A Memoir in Vignettes 

    Cooksey, Rhonda Lynn (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Mental illness debilitates the afflicted and impacts friends and family members. The collage of scenes in this memoir reveal the ways family members developed survival strategies and coping mechanisms to manic depression. ...
  • Of oranges and the sea 

    McKeever, Kara Marie (2013)
    The stories in this collection explore family and friendships. They follow characters for whom the world is not always a perfect fit, fierce in its beauty and its sadness, characters whose best intentions too often fall ...
  • Ozark Superstitions: A Collection 

    Marsden, Mariah E. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of linked short stories explores the storytelling traditions of a family that continues to deal with the results of a past trauma in their day-to-day lives. The three members of the Taile family struggle ...
  • Praire Madness 

    Mays, Nancy K. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Prairie Madness is a collection of fiction and non-fiction that examines the impact and power of loneliness, both lifelong and momentary. In some of this work, loneliness fuels acts of courage; in others it triggers denial ...
  • Shadows and light - a story collection 

    Gentry, Acacia A. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-06)
    We lie and we are lied to. Why then does it shock us when those around us are never what they seem, what they expose for judgment, rather than the whole of what they are. We each seek to assure those around us that we are ...
  • Splitting Lips 

    Hudson, Morgan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection is comprised of short fiction and two essays, dealing with themes of disillusionment, power dynamics, and the messiness of identity. "Ladybug" is about a dependent woman who fakes a pregnancy. "Salt and ...
  • There is No Absolution for Us Here: An Anthology of Essays 

    Smith, Elaina G. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    An anthology of creative nonfiction essays, this collection studies the inner workings of the author at her most vulnerable: whether as a child unaware of her parents’ crumbling marriage or as an adolescent struggling ...
  • Turning the doorknob: essays, stories, and poems 

    Johnson, Andrew (2013)
    This collection of essays, stories, and poems is a broad exploration in persona, genre, and form. The individual human is complex, and this thesis embraces the complexity, even when the selves presented here, fully factual ...
  • Twelve dead jackrabbits : stories & poems 

    Deel, Karla Ann (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-18)
    This collection of short fiction and poetry aims to stand as witness to the struggles of navigating through personal histories and society. The Jackrabbit Series is the celebration of one woman's life who finds herself ...
  • Unnamed Lands 

    Sawin, Nichola A. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2013)
    This collection of short fiction and plays represents an exploration of twenty-first century gay culture, viewed from the vantage point of successive lifestages: childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, maturity, and old ...