Date of Award

Winter 12-2023

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Teagan Bradway, Ph.D.


I chose to write a collection of genre-mixing short stories to depict the vastness and complexity of time as my English Master’s thesis project. Thinking about the constructs of time and how they function or do not function within our society sparked my interest in this field of knowledge and discussion. I am a person that tends to feel a large amount of anxiety surrounding the passage of time or time limits so reading deeper into studies of time and how we think about it in various ways proved to be an outlet for a better understanding. I chose to put this research into a creative form because playing with genre and types of stories and ways of communicating larger information feels like it needs to be a complex and vast conversation. A Talk With Time is an embodiment of abstract questions, feelings about time, and an offering for new perspectives or ideas. I hope that readers will follow through these stories and come out of them with answers they might have come up with along the way or new questions and observations surrounding the ways we live and exist in this world and society.