Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts
My honors project is a 9,600-word collection of two short stories. The first story, Loose Light, is a character-driven narrative about an astronomer who has spent his life chasing an outer space phenomenon he saw as a graduate student and what he does when he rediscovers the phenomenon. The second story, Lost Light, is another character-driven narrative about a young man who, after an automobile accident, begins losing his memories. Both stories examine the perspective of the lost, the obsessed, the isolated, and the angry. In the accompanying self-analysis, I explore how my time as a reporter for The University of Akron’s newspaper, my time as a student in fiction workshops, and my time as a young man living in Akron have created and shaped these two stories. I also trace where and how authors like Cormac McCarthy, Anthony Doerr, and Don DeLillo have influenced my own work.
Lane, Logan, "Loose Light" (2018). Honors Research Projects. 640.