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Creative writing, Gothic literature, Ghost stories, Short stories, American -- 21st century, literature, creative writing, gothic literature, ghost stories, short stories, loss and disorientation
This thesis combines four short stories which revolve around themes of loss and disorientation. The first three stories, "Costa Rica," "Greece," and "On the Way Down to Florida" are derived from a larger work entitled GhostShells, and are connected by character development and a common mystery. The fourth piece, "Car Crash," is an independent piece that centers around a minor auto accident and the community activity it creates. All four pieces are linked by a central assertion that our physical bodies are merely shells for the souls within, and may be empty or full depending on the state of the soul
Scott, Joline L., "Shells" (2010). ETD Archive. 619.