Date of Graduation

Winter 12-15-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFAW)


College of Arts and Sciences



First Advisor

Dave Madden

Second Advisor

Katie Flynn

Third Advisor

Stephen Beachy


Lemons and Other Grand Delusions explores a host of characters as they come face to face with their greatest fears, as they get exactly what they think they want. From magic dimension-bending lemons, to automatons powered by the Philosopher’s Stone, as the powers from beyond become in-hand realities, the characters find their greatest desires are not as simple and powerful in their hands as they first thought. Exploring the limits of greed and desire within ourselves and in the society we live in, the collection asks who are we, if not a collection of our own desires, and the impulses to fight them?

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