Everything Living Dies
All of the following stories deal with death. Whether it be grieving the unexpected death of a loved one (Before the Shadow Takes Us), preparing for an expected death (Through the Glass), contemplating death as one nears creating a life (Everything Living Dies), or metaphorically scaring someone to death (Barry the Interruption), each story attempts not just to ask what it means to die, but how that knowledge can help us live. I did not intentionally seek to create such a death-heavy thesis. The theme arose as the stories were written. I suppose it is no surprise; I have always been a tad preoccupied by death, its inevitability and implications. Fitting, then, that this work represents those deepest concerns. All I can hope is that these stories move you (and, perhaps, trouble you) in the ways that they moved (and troubled) me while writing them.
Date of Degree
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Program of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences
Larson, Curtis. (2021). Everything Living Dies [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1360/
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