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  • Whaley, Kayla (The University of Tampa, 2019-01-03)
    In this collection of essays, a young girl keeps discarded butterfly wings in a secret box in her desk. Prayer healers and medical researchers compete for a preteen's faith. A college student finds friendship and heartache ...
  • Isaac, Cheryl Collins (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-06-05)
    By the time she arrived in the United States in 1996, Cheryl had been a victim of the First Liberian Civil War which was started in 1989 as a coup attempt by rebel leader, Charles Taylor, to overthrow corrupt president, ...
  • Berry, Steven (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
    Afterlight is a modular work which utilizes 17 found artifacts from a collection of many objects discovered by the author. The author functions as a curator, presenting these artifacts to the reader. At the core of the ...
  • Huestis, Bradley (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2021-01-16)
    AHAB: A Hockey Story is a sports themed Bildungsroman featuring Corporal Will Foley, an injured U.S. Army paratrooper. After losing his foot, Will must fight to regain his old life—soldiering back, rekindling his passion ...
  • Bentley, Lee (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-06-18)
    Alafaya is a novel told in stories spread across generations as one girl seeks to renew the bond between her land and magic. Conthesa is a young girl whose only wish was to grow up peacefully with her sisters on the edge ...
  • Levin, Megan (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    In All That is Given, Megan Levin confronts the shattering of the Davis family, and the pieces that spread and grow on European and American soil. After undertaking the task to heal from maternal divergence, daughter ...
  • Dupuy, Daniel (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    "Altar Call and Other Stories" shows the division inside and between characters. The collection explores this relationship through prideful siblings, oblivious parents, and troubling neighbors. It contains themes of ...
  • Stevens, Taylor Andy (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2015)
  • Medrano, Oscar (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2017-06-15)
  • Ishmael, Susan (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2016-01-07)
  • Del Rio, Christina (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2016-06-16)
    Another Kind of Love is a novel that tells of loss, love and fate as seen through the lives of Ray and Cheyenne—whose love for each other takes them both by surprise. Cheyenne begins her story engaged to Jedidiah, a ...
  • Hosek, Don A. (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-06-19)
    The Archbishop’s Son tells the tale of Emil, an orphan raised in a Catholic orphanage in 1900 Prague. He discovers his mother had been one of the nuns at the orphanage and when he finds her, she tells him that his father ...
  • Lockwood-Fleming, Katherine Bates (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-06)
    One night Kathy Lockwood comes home to find her father has cut his hand and can only assume he has killed her mother. Her OCD and dysfunctional life lead her to expect the worse – and often that’s what happens. Like an ...
  • Tier, Benjamin (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-06)
    Herein contains a collection of my thesis work, consisting of short stories. Each story was written and revised during my time with the University of Tampa MFA in Creative Writing program. As an artist, I seek to explore ...
  • McMahon, Dawn (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
  • Aurora 
    Perkins, Dixie (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2021-01-16)
    Aurora is the story of a seventeen-year-old orphaned fae hybrid, with the royal bloodlines to stop the bloodshed and unite the unseen races of the Mythian world. Living as an empathically gifted human, she hides her talents ...
  • Wilhelm, Gregg (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-03)
    Set in a time between glam rock and filthy punk, “Backbeat the Waves” washes over the summer that changed Mercury Widdershins’s life. His divorced mother struggles to keep the family bar from sinking. His gay uncle gets ...
  • Morrison, Thomas (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    A dying Rome needs heroes, lest invading barbarians sweep aside civilization and plunge the world into a thousand-year Dark Age. Five flawed members of a knightly religious order answer the call and enter Goth-occupied ...
  • Santarpio, Genie (MAPC, The University of Tampa, 2021-08)
    I interned with the marketing and creative director at Bella Prana Collective Yoga Studio. I helped in assisting the studio in a rebrand along with created marketing tools. I created a power point to showcase things I ...
  • Cox, Daniel (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01)
    Better Time Than These is a compilation of eight short stories whose central themes revolve around the characters’ constant striving for goodness up against the simple human truths of hunger, weakness, honor, lust, and ...

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