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I won't die

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Dr. Eric Miles Williamson

Second Advisor

Dr. Philip Zwerling

Third Advisor

Dr. Joseph Daniel Haske


Sid is 22, and like the rest of the men in his family, he will die when he is 24. Sid will take his brother’s identity, money, and college degree to get ahead in life before death takes it away again. Sid will travel to the other side of the world in pursuit of adventure and meaning. In the final stages of his short life, Sid will try to make sense of his curse, and try to figure out what is left worth pursuing.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American