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  • American Anxiety: Stories 

    Carlson, Anders James (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of stories largely deals with anxiety felt by people in small-town, rural America in the twenty-first century. Ranging from an old woman afraid of change to a veteran returning home to a people’s militia ...
  • Another Beast Entirely 

    McKiddy, Luke (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis is a collection of works written and rewritten over the course of my time in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Master of Fine Arts Creative writing program. It includes short stories, nonfiction ...
  • The Brain is an Iceberg 

    Murphy, Jordan D. (2012)
    The stories in this collection focus on utilizing formal experimentation in order to illuminate the struggles of characters. For example, the title story focuses a couple that enters a photo booth and leaves with a doomed ...
  • Burning Houses: A Novel 

    Thomas, Tassinda Joy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    When Cat Byers’ mother dies and leaves her and her sister a surprise inheritance of 10 million dollars and 500 acres of oil land, a woman adrift must overcome her unresolved past and a mysterious stalker to discover ...
  • But Rather Becomes 

    Grist, James Edgar (2013)
    This collection of female-driven short fiction explores the ways that girls and women are victimized, excluded, empowered, misled, or left to their own devices within contemporary patriarchal American culture. Feminist ...
  • The Death Of Greater Man 

    Salestrom, Nicholas George (2013)
    While many of the stories in this collection deal with the population and physical space of the state of Nebraska (both in the current era and in speculation on the state’s future), every story in the collection deals ...
  • Discomfort 

    Kniggendorf, Anne Katharine (2014)
    The stories in this collection are concerned with the lives of middle class Midwestern people who all feel some sense of discomfort or inability to feel at ease in their lives. Throughout this collection there are examples ...
  • Forced Perspective 

    Swalwell, Ian (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of eleven short stories explores the constant struggle between our expectations for our own lives and our responsibilities to others, as well as the unexpected instances of suffering that have irrevocable ...
  • Human Tire Fire 

    Cowsert, Derek (2016)
    I have titled this collection Human Tire Fire because that's the image I picture when I look back over the period of time in which I created these stories. The tire fire is the signifier I see for myself. Putrid. ...
  • Like where you're from is so great 

    Pachmayr, Matthew Stuart (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-19)
    The stories in this collection focus on leaving, staying, and coming back to the small town of Buffalo, Missouri, and how those decisions impact the characters who make them. Three of the stories are centered around Milford ...
  • No Place Like Home 

    Honaker, Greyson (2015-06-02)
    This collection of stories portrays a variety of lives dealing the aftereffects of loss. In “Robert the Lionheart” a boy seeks the DNA of his parents to recreate them and struggles with what that might mean. In “Weeds” ...
  • Sublime Underdogs 

    Lutz, Angela (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    It is my hope that this collection of stories, Sublime Underdogs, uncovers the beauty and the pain in unique aspects of the human experience: a lonely young woman who is terrified of getting cancer, for instance, or a ...
  • Things We Once Knew 

    Pivovar, Christine Marie (2013)
    Nostalgia looms large in the stories and essays of this collection. Many of the characters find it hard to reconcile their current selves with who they used to be. A mountain climber loses his nerve and with it his sense ...
  • A Walk Through the Valley of Shadows 

    Casady, Nicole (2016)
    Magical Realism, religion, illness and death are twisted through this collection of short stories to explore how people deal with the fantasy of belief in a very real world. The non-fiction essay "How an Illness I Don't ...
  • You seem anxious 

    Fischer, Anne Margaret (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-06-18)
    This collection of stories explores gaps in human communication, the unknowability of others, and the anxiety that manifests from social experience. Many of the longer pieces are rooted in the Lake of the Ozarks, a 92-mile ...