Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Research Sponsor

Robert Pope

First Reader

Eric Wasserman

Second Reader

Antonia Forster


This collection of fiction and nonfiction stories examines the effect of my introversion on the creative work I produce as well as the role my observational nature plays in my writing. My original intention was to write stories about introverted characters and their perspective on the world, but the stories ended up focusing on the theme of family. I was dedicated to the stories being written from an honest, organic place and the result is a manuscript that discusses family from the earnest perspective of an introvert.