Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2556

Date

2015

Date of Award

12-3-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Tim Johnston

Committee Member

Jones Joseph

Committee Member

Cary Holladay

Abstract

"Get Your Water While It's Raining" is the title of a collection of short fiction containing a story with the same name. The stories share a sense of adventure in dangerous and sometimes exotic settings. The places may be America, but the activities are frequently foreign to the reader. The people in the stories find themselves in situations that demand much of them physically, emotionally, and psychologically. The crew of a helicopter stalls out on top of a volcano. A young man becomes a lobsterman fisherman and discovers his mentors and peers are crooked. In another story a young woman works as a forensic anthropologist and catches an important case out in the desert when several bodies surface. The collection includes nine stories with an emphasis on contemporary literary realism.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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