Date of Graduation

Fall 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Research Sponsor

Dr. Julie Drew

First Reader

Dr. Heather Braun

Second Reader

Dr. Jon S. Miller


A creative work set in a small town in which everyone has a supernatural ability called a "Gift." This work shows the characters, all on different walks of life, as they show that the metaphorical fish cannot outgrow the fish bowl. Those who have lived in this town all their lives seem to have weaker Gifts than those who have lived even one hour away. Heroes, Past and Future explores how one cannot hope to meet their true potential as a person except by allowing themselves to move even slightly away from the familiar.

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Fiction Commons