The Matter of the Fae
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Liberal Studies
University College, Arts and Culture Management
Arts and Culture
Blood, Fae, Faery, Fantasy, Future, Genetic mutation, Memoryteller, Story, Symbiosis
The Matter of the Fae is a mixed-genre short story written as a frame tale accompanied by a personal essay discussing the process of creation, discovery, and writing. The top layer story is written in second-person present tense three hundred years in the future. The protagonist goes to hear a storyteller share three stories about people's experiences with the Fae, mythological creatures who have burst into the modern world. The miniature narratives are told in subjective third-person past tense and consist of: (1) a former drug cartel member's struggle to hide from his past; (2) the unexpected consequence of a metamorphosis between a human and faery; (3) a desolate search for the home of the Fae.
Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.
Benenati, Scott, "The Matter of the Fae" (2010). University College: Arts and Culture Management Capstones. 50.