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Vicious Little Miracles

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Russell Bone, Kristopher 2018-08-24T19:12:34Z 2018-06 2018-08-09 2018-08-24
dc.description.abstract Vicious Little Miracles is a collection of short stories that celebrates the stranger side of human lives, telling tales of fiction’s outcasts and also-rans. By approaching literary storytelling with techniques more common to comedy writing, especially Steve Kaplan’s concept of the “non-hero,” the collection aims to explore the absurd humour that skulks around the edges of both literature and real life. Imperfect and often inept, characters in the stories are met with calls to adventure far beyond the scope of their abilities: a wrecker uncovers an ancient structure beneath her junkyard and must decide what to do with it, a football player is benched when a golden retriever joins the team, a young gas station attendant finds himself out of his depth when he witnesses a kidnapping. en_US
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dc.subject short stories en_US
dc.subject fiction en_US
dc.subject comedy en_US
dc.subject non-hero en_US
dc.title Vicious Little Miracles en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Creative Writing en_US Master of Fine Arts en_US School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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