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Creative writing, Fiction
Reality for 21st century Americans is increasingly fragmented between electronic, technological, chemical, and societal pressures. Towners call us a circus examines what happens to identity when exposed to ontological plurality, decay, and paradox. Set during the eve of World War I, the narrative follows a circus troupe finds itself in an ontological purgatory of being simultaneously alive and dead as they work to resolve their reality, and thus their identities, as one or the other.
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Kelling, Patrick, "Towners Call Us a Circus" (2015). Restricted Access ETDs. 51.
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