Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type



Languages & Literature

First Advisor

Loren Graham

Second Advisor

Jeffrey Morris

Third Advisor

Ryan Hallows


My thesis, titled “Here Comes the Rain,” is a collection of four short stories and thirteen poems that speak to the beauty that can be found in the midst of life’s most painful moments. From the loss of romance and of family members to mental illness and the search for identity and lasting love, these pieces are emotionally charged and satisfyingly raw. I hope that readers find within these pages an opportunity to recognize their own rainstorms and to choose to rejoice in what they discover there