Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Dr. Jean Braithwaite

Second Advisor

Dr. C. Britt Haraway

Third Advisor

Dr. Guadalupe Cortina


Doc and the Chimera Conspiracy, is a story that takes place in a world which diverged from our own in 1861 and led to a cooperation between the stoic science of Europe and the holistic science of indigenous people around the world. It is because of the cooperation that there is an explosion in advancements of science and technology. One of these advancements is the creation of Clones and human/animal genetic creations known as Chimera. I tell the story of Jack (a.k.a. Doc) a Chimera who lives in this present day, alternative Earth. The story teeters on the edges of civil rights (Chimera are oftentimes treated like second-class citizens in this state), but focuses mostly on a kidnapping, assassination, terrorism and a global conspiracy perpetrated by the latest incarnation of the Knights Templar. These events take place in the fictional city of Auia, located in the state of South Texas.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American