To The Plath Then (A Collection of Creative Works)

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Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature


J. P. Earls, English


Short stories are the building blocks of bigger works of fiction. Every ending has a beginning, but, as I found, not every beginning has an ending. In my writing of this essay, I had to overcome crippling writer’s block. In my introduction, I describe not only that struggle, but also my writing techniques. In writing the thesis, I attempted to answer the question of ‘Why write?” The answer I came up with: to deal with life. The stories themselves range from science fiction to realistic fiction. I drew from personal experience and wrote entirely fictional works. The seven stories in the collection are not the only stories that I wrote for my thesis, but they were the best that I created. Read at your own risk and try to keep an open mind.