Date of Graduation

Fall 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Research Sponsor

Robert Pope

First Reader

Dr. Julie Drew

Second Reader

Dr. Heather Braun


For my Senior Honors Project, I submitted an excerpt from a novel length story about a family line with the inheritable ability to take objects out of people’s dreams. In this young adult fantasy, Melody is a nineteen year old girl who struggles with the fact that her twin sister has inherited the ability while she has not. The excerpt introduces Melody’s family and shows the tension that exists between them while hinting to the reader that there is something more sinister that drives Melody away from her home.

The novel explores morality and its gray areas, the difficulty that inherently exists in finding independence, and what would be possible if only you could dream it.

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