Date on Honors Thesis



Creative Writing


Professional Writing

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Carrie Jerrell, Advisor

Examining Committee Member

Mr. William Miller, Committee Member

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Andrew Black, Committee Member


This original, speculative fiction novella follows Miracle Beckett, a young woman raised on a dying, climate-change ravaged Earth in an isolated religious cult. While she eventually escapes, she finds herself trapped in another deathtrap, abandoned by her crewmates on a spaceship that is rapidly running out of air. Struggling to reconcile her past with her present and her imminent death, Mira cannot avoid remembering everything she has tried to leave behind.

Engaging with sexual identity, religious trauma, and the difficulty found in reconciling the complexities of a left-behind existence, Miracle highlights the power of memory, friendship, and knowledge in guiding someone through their past, and cautiously tackles real-world issues of religious power, queer identity, and humanity's effect on the world .

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