Thesis Title

A Path Lined with Pomegranates

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Graduation Year


Writing Track

Creative Nonfiction


Master of Arts


Creative Writing

Program Director

Judy Halebsky, PhD

First Reader

Judy Halebsky, PhD

Second Reader

Thomas Burke, MFA


A Path Lined with Pomegranates is a collection of work written during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection begins with sections of an unfinished novel about the impact of the pandemic on young scientists at the beginning of their careers, then moves to a compilation of short stories, flash fiction, and a bit of poetry. The final section of the collection is thematically centered around reconnection with family and the self. The sections of the collection mirror the narrative arc of the opening 100-word-story: loss of direction, shock and fragmented thought, and the start of healing.

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