Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
First Reader/Committee Chair
THE REAL THING is a collection of short stories released from the confinement of the everyday. The stories allow characters to pop off the page from every angle. With an eye for anthropomorphism and ear for lyric, the collection is comprised of twenty-nine short stories, nineteen of which work in a flash fiction form.
Magical in its motions, and charming in its spirit, The Real Thing explores life’s losses and gains through the lens of the strange and at times the absurd. It invites its readers to cast away expectation, sit back, and watch the show.
Rodriguez, Ruben T., "The Real Thing" (2015). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 216.