Publication Date

Summer 2019

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

David Bell (Director), Peggy Otto, and Jessica Folk

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts


For hundreds of years, Ona and her people have been unknowingly enslaved. Ona has given everything she is to the spiritual people on the mountain, including her own son. So when rumors spread through the swamp’s magical mycelium that she and her people are slaves, Ona must find the truth and, if possible, reunite with her son before he becomes as evil as those who raised him. Meanwhile, her son has his own doubts after his people leave his friend to die. As he and Ona journey separately to save the people they love, they find everything they believed to be true falling apart, making room for a new kind of faith and life.


Fiction | Fine Arts

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