Show simple item record Dickerson, Susan 2017-06-19T13:26:04Z 2017-06-19T13:26:04Z 2014-06
dc.description.abstract There was house in my old neighborhood with forest green trim on a dark brown exterior. It had a perfectly matching shed and a perfectly matching mailbox and a beautifully manicured lawn that was also perfectly green and brown. There was a picture-perfect swing on the porch. And, there were never any people enjoying this perfect house, which must be how it stayed so perfect all the time. Whenever I walked by this house, I immediately wanted to lie down in the road and take a nap in front of it. Not because the house looked comfortable, but because it was so boring. This house was so incredibly dull it gave me narcolepsy. I don’t want to write anything boring like that house. I hope my stories aren’t predictable. I hope I never write anything too easy to read. I don’t want to write any regurgitated plotlines or stock characters. That’s not why I’m here. The declaration “make it new” means something to me. I want to write stories that surprise my readers. This means my writing can come out like a total mess sometimes, a little too raw, and that’s why I’m here. I’m working on getting my words under control. I’ve come to the end of this Masters program, and my words still give me trouble. But, I have written a few stories under the guidance of some very patient mentors that I’m really proud of. Maybe they’ll be published one day. Maybe they won’t. But, goddamnit, I wrote them anyway. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa
dc.subject short stories en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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