Take Me Home

Open Access
Author:
Houston, Abigail Leigh
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • William J. Cobb, Thesis Supervisor
  • Xiaoye You, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Creative Writing
  • Short Stories
  • Fiction
Abstract:
Take Me Home is a collection of short stories through which I attempt to allow the reader a closer look at what comes before, or rather exists behind, desire. In these stories, I try to unearth the tacit assumptions that the characters have about themselves, their environment, and the larger context (the world) in which they find themselves. Whether the character is unsettled by a somewhat unusual event (such as the freezing of the TV in Static) or a mundane one (the sighting of a significant other, the loss of a loved one), the characters in these stories are made to face the subtle desires that determine their behavior.