Date of Award
Master of Arts
Jan L. Flora
My thesis is a work of creative non-fiction and fiction written for a young adult (10 to 13 and older) audience. There are two parallel narratives. The non-fiction narrative recounts my childhood growing up in Wills Point, Texas. Based around a number of images and conversations that are clear in my memory, these stories have a surreal quality to them, though they are factual. Within this storyline, the child narrator begins to filter her world through words. Telling other children stories and writing them in her journal, the narrator reflects on her surroundings and comes to terms with them through a created world. These sections, in italics are based on actual events, but are not the specific stories that were told or written in my youth. The fictional narrative is a retelling of Norwegian history as a troll mythology. As my child narrator grows older, the Norwegian nation also begins to grow. At the end, the two narratives are bound together.
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Alexandria Nicole Werner
Werner, Alexandria Nicole, "The jar of light and gold" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15282.