The Hill

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


Academy, Air Force, Cadet


The Hill consists of several vignettes introduced by a reflective essay. Centered on the protagonist James, a twenty-year-old cadet at the Air Force Academy in the early 2000s, The Hill is flash fiction inspired by experience. The first story, A Magazine, examines an unlikely reaction to recent public images. Avoidance establishes the setting of the Air Force Academy, and the stories Positive Memory and Volunteer define the main character. The Duke describes the main character's frustration with the system, while Service investigates his guilt and anger exploiting it. The story Saturday involves the stark contrast between Academy ideals and the reality of the world. The final story Alone, deals with the main character losing a classmate and friend.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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