Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Nick Mamatas

Second Advisor

Gwen Jones


The Certainty of Shadows is a collection of short stories and flash fiction. The collection contains short stories told from various perspectives and takes place over a span of centuries, giving the reader insight into Japanese, Korean, Native American and Irish folklore as well as telling tales of defeat, revenge, and acceptance. Each story focuses on the theme of facing internal or external darkness. The flash fiction pieces stand separately from the short stories and give a brief glimpse into desperate and unexpected situations.

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