Publication Date

Spring 2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English and Comparative Literature


Nicholas Taylor

Subject Areas

Comparative literature


Boundaries is a collection of twelve humorous short fiction pieces, with each story taking on the appearance of a different found form of communication, and breaking through the boundaries those forms have set in place. Each of the twelve stories maintains a unifying focus on the human need for connection and acceptance by and through strangers. Specifically, these stories are centered around the issues that can arise in romantic relationships and the various forms that those relationships can take, sometimes playing to the sympathies of the reader and other times to the reader’s sense of irony. The stories all revolve around the multitude of struggles that can result from a disconnect between two people who are, or were, or possibly never will be, mutually in love with each another.

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