Diner Specials

Open Access
Author:
Gruber, Elise M
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • William James Cobb, Thesis Supervisor
  • Lisa Ruth Sternlieb, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • flash fiction
  • fiction
  • lyric essay
  • barns
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • teenagers
  • family
  • cars
Abstract:
A lot of different people call small, briny Pembroke, MD home. A retired school teacher lives here, an aspiring filmmaker, an expiring pharmacist, crews of crab fisherman, shifts of factory workers, mothers, fathers, a lottery winner, and a witch doctor. It’s not a particularly charming place, this Eastern Shore town, and the citizens aren’t particularly good or happy, but they’re here, for the time being. These are their stories.