This collection is primarily for original works of creative writing including novels, short stories, poetry collections, which are intended for commercial publication. As such access to materials in this collection is restricted and will only be granted with the express permission of the author.

Students in all other programs should use the unrestricted Thesis and Dissertation collection and consider the embargo option if they require a period of restricted access.

For questions or more information about this collection please contact Karl Wirth in the Health Sciences Library: 402 280-5130 (

Recent Submissions

  • Inferno 2033 

    Pruitt, Matthew
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    This novel is meant to be a tribute to Dante’s Inferno. My goal in writing it was to take the same visceral, symbolic approach to explore and dissect sin and the human condition that Dante took and apply that to contemporary ...
  • Winged John 

    Bean, Mary
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    Set in the 19th century, John, a man with wings, struggles to survive during the Civil War and the tail end of the Second Great Awakening in the United States.
  • Undermeaning Where I Stand 

    Torrez, Natalie V
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2021)
    “Undermeaning Where I Stand” is a collection of poetry about my childhood. I drew inspiration from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space as well as the Creighton English Department’s “You Are Here” Conference, which ...
  • Annatto 

    Talarico, Benjamin
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    Annatto is a collection of 26 poems which vary in style. The overarching theme of Catholicism in the 21 st century, especially its relationship with such subjects as abortion, national elections, and the male psyche, is ...
  • Past Times 

    McFarland, James
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    Collection of three short stories collectively entitled Past Times. The White Horse is about a former Nebraska track athlete patronizing a bar in North Platte, Nebraska. The Fix is about a quarterback on the Brigham ...
  • Still Life with a Mother Torn in Half 

    Tidwell, Katherine
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    Still Life with a Mother Torn in Half is a collection of poems about the intrinsic connections between death and our familial lives. I seek to ask questions about the finality and multiplicity of death, how we carry corpses ...
  • Future Hopes 

    Deline, Arthur B.
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    Nine stories. One brother tries to jog another's memory after it's been voluntarily deleted. A recent high-school graduate without the means to go to college must instead embrace a summer-turned-full-time job of selling ...
  • Home, This Way 

    Ebrahim, Malaz Amer
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    Home, This Way is a novel I began working on during my time as an MFA student at Creighton University. It is a fictional account of my childhood and upbringing in a small house in Bloomington, Minnesota. The story follows ...
  • Powder 

    Faison, Tyler
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    A between third and fourth draft version of my epic-length fantasy novel, Powder. In a world much different from ours, where gunpowder can be used by sorcerers called Blacknails to cast destructive magic, and humans are ...
  • Detective Drake and the Syrus Key 

    Hastings, Aaron
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    Detective Drake and the Syrus Key is a feature-film script described as Magnum P.I. meets Harry Potter. It follows the adventures and travels of Drake, a private investigator who uses supernatural and magical tools to solve ...
  • Overgrowth & Orographic Lifting 

    Scobie, Aaron
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2020)
    My thesis consists of two chapbook manuscripts titled “Overgrowth” and “Orographic Lifting”. The first, “Overgrowth,” primarily is a result my exploration into my Southern identity and looking at the various homes I have ...
  • Kind Breaking 

    Clark, Hannah
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2019)
    The pieces in this collection grew from the life-changing experiences of my past three years – struggling with my marriage and ultimately deciding to end it, experiencing my grandfather’s death and my father’s cancer ...
  • Smorgasbord: A Collection of Poems, Essays, and Short Stories 

    Robinson, Katie
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2019)
    My thesis is a compilation of poems, essays, and short stories that I wrote and revised during my time as a Master of Fine Arts Student at Creighton University. |When I started Creighton’s MFA program, I had some experience ...
  • Losing the Repo Man 

    Hannah, Culver
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2019)
    This thesis will be comprised of a selection of poems I wrote during my time in the MFA at Creighton University. It will focus largely on four main topics: my childhood poverty, my battle with alcoholism, love letters to ...
  • Cellular Memory 

    Lewandowski, Tania Helene
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
    I have written this to myself as much as for you. As you’re about to, I have seen what these characters saw and heard in the trees and the waves of the ocean. The cries of pain and joy in their cellular memory will surely ...
  • On My Growth As A Writer In The MFA Program 

    Caldwell, Matthew
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
    “Oh my god, why not?” Caroline says. “It’s like someone following you, writing down every detail of everything you ever see. Ever do.”|“Well, that’s the problem,” Bill says. “Every second you stop to read that account ...
  • Between Two Trees: A Collection of Short Stories 

    Kafka, Alexandra
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
    Between Two Trees: A Collection of Short Stories. I chose to name my thesis after the first story I wrote when I was still in elementary school. It was a little fantasy story about a doorway, an archway formed by two trees, ...
  • In the Moment 

    Lopez Indrika, Rebecca L.
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
    In the Moment is a collection of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction encompassing a wide arrange of topics that mostly deal with something happening in a specific moment or time. While not all of the pieces reflect ...
  • Anathema 

    Williams, Matthew Drew
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
    Contents|I|Omission, 7. Fisherwoman, 8. Morning Sacrament, 9. Salt Creek, 10. The World, a Needle, 11. Breech, 12. Nebraska, 13. Inlet, 14. Campanile, 15. The Lovers, 16. Low Country, 17. Drifter, 18. The Logician, 19. ...
  • The Highwall Lighthouse and Other Stories 

    Snedeker, Shelby
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    “The Highwall Lighthouse and Other Stories” includes the title story, as well as four other short stories, “The Walk to the Lighthouse,” “Sea of Glass,” “The Siren Show,” and “On Becoming the Sky and Sea”. Readers have ...

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