This is a memoir: fourteen stories on the naked page. There is an element of the concise, the succinct, in brevities that I like, a perfection of five words when ten seem necessary. For here I am a sex kitten on a mission trip, vexed with the haters, the teetotalers, and the wine patrollers. And here I am cubic zirconium next to a diamond, awed by thin tall gorgeous Jen. It is also here that I invent a not boyfriend with a penchant for plaid and here that I know about moonshine and whiskey hidden in Old Crow statues. I know I am all of these, and that is why I am indebted to the brevity.
English Language and Literature
Hazelwood, Rebecca, "Five Words When Ten Seem Necessary: a Memoir in Brevities" (2007). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 198.