This collection is primarily for original works of creative writing including novels, short stories, poetry collections, which are intended for commercial publication.

This collection is restricted to Creighton University faculty, staff, and students who have a valid NetID and password.

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 Richard Jizba in the Health Sciences Library: 402 280-5142.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • While Everyone Was Watching 

    Liberatore, Jesse
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    While Everyone Was Watching is the story of a small Virginia town and the secrets that will shake them.
  • Half Way Home 

    Fiedler, Marta
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Half Way Home is a collection of essays dealing with issues of family, relationships, identity, and surviving trauma. In these essays, the author struggles to make peace with her father’s age and declining health, her ...
  • Whiskey Sour 

    Spears, Meredith Allison
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Whiskey Sour is a historical novel set during Prohibition in 1924 in Chicago, Bellevue/Omaha, and New York City, following the life of Mia Angela Scalisi, a young, well-known nightclub singer, and her relationships with ...
  • The Bindle Stiff and Other Stories 

    Hamel, Christopher
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    The Bindle Stiff and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction. “The Bindle Stiff” is a dusty re-examination of the value we place on human life, set in the Central Plain states in the early 1940’s. The other stories ...
  • Long Time Gone 

    Churchill, Robert J. Sr.
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    This Master of Fine Arts thesis consists of thirty-six poems on various subjects. Some examine the events that occurred during my thirteen months as a combat engineer in Vietnam from 1969-70. Others reflect upon more ...
  • Monsters on the Map: Poetry in Liminal Spaces 

    Pulsipher, Erin
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    In the middle ages, map makers filled the expanse of ocean between continents with hosts of chimeric creatures. The monsters on these maps were half science, half art. I tend to admire my own versions of these monsters in ...
  • Hydrology 

    Hedrick, Leah
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Hydrology is a collection of poems. Many of the poems reflect on the author's experiences as a human woman and the spaces she has inhabited: literal and metaphorical, concrete and abstract, real and imagined.|INTRODUCTION|Poetry, ...
  • Serpentine and Other Stories 

    Chirdon, Quentin
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Heidegger’s “being home versus being away from home” dichotomy describes among other things the artist’s place in the contentious relationship between conformity and creativity. The safety and security that comes with a ...
  • Heirlooms 

    Sindelar, Nathan
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Heirlooms is a collection of short prose works written and edited while attending Creighton University’s MFA program. The pieces range in length—some less than one hundred words, none longer than a few pages—and each, the ...
  • Estonian Underground and Other Stories 

    Hermes, Arnulfo Jesus
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    This is a collection of three short stories written during my time at Creighton University’s MFA program. “Estonian Underground” is a coming of age story about two brothers, Daniil and Sasha, who explore an abandoned, ...
  • Unstable Forces: A Collection of Short Fiction 

    Adams, LeeAnn
    (Creighton University: Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    This collection of flash fiction and short stories focuses on force: such as the unstoppable, the unhealthy, and the unexplainable. In some cases, these forces are external and manifest as moving continents, a wormhole, ...

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