The Matter of the Fae

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Arts and Culture Management


Arts and Culture

First Advisor

Andrea Dupree


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.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

This document is currently not available here.