Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

First Advisor

Wasserman, Eric

Subject Headings

Families and Family Life, Fine Arts


This thesis is a work of fiction. It contains the first fifteen chapters of a novel in-progress. The novel will use five different perspectives to tell the origin story of problematic issues that led to the creation of magical divide between the magical and nonmagical beings. Cursed Connections explores the circumstances that divide families, lovers, and friends while examining the consequences of one putting one’s duty over their loved ones. By using the perceptions of a mother and her three daughters along with an unknown fifth perspective, this novel will tell the story of what happens when each character contributes to saving humanity by making the ultimate sacrifice.

Included in

Fiction Commons