Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
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The following stories represent what I have accomplished in my three-and-a-half years in the Master of Fine Arts-Fiction program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. They are all realist stories, most of them with a minimalist leaning. Together for the first time, they are more than a mere sum of the writing I've done in my time in the MFA program. They are the stories that, when I read them now, still occasionally delight me. Most of the stories that I wrote as an MFA candidate do not pass this test, and thus are not included here. If there is one thing I hope to have learned from my time at UNLV, it's how to tell when something is working and how to be brave enough to leave the rest behind. I hope that the following stories work, and that they delight my committee as they still occasionally delight me. I am deeply indebted to the creative writing professors at UNLV, and all of my fellow MFA candidates who helped me workshop these stories.
American literature; Fiction; Short stories
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction
Johnson, Bruce, "Little Rituals" (2013). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2097.