Event Title

Seasons Change: A Short Story

Location

Recital Hall

Department

English

Abstract

Loss and grief are all around us, and a way to come to terms with this reality, especially for maturing adolescents, is to broach the heavy yet necessary subjects through healthy means. Reading meaningful stories about working through grief is a valuable way to grow emotionally, both for anyone going through similar experiences and for anyone who might not be going through those experiences but who can still work on developing empathy. This Honors Senior Project explores grief through a short work of fiction in the YA genre about a teenage girl confronting her emotions at her best friend’s funeral. Not being able to face the last words her best friend, Darcy, wrote to her, Ellie will grapple with her emotions and memories as she processes her loss and learns to mourn her friend without mourning their relationship.

Faculty Sponsor

Amanda Goldblatt, Northeastern Illinois University

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May 6th, 10:40 AM

Seasons Change: A Short Story

Recital Hall

Loss and grief are all around us, and a way to come to terms with this reality, especially for maturing adolescents, is to broach the heavy yet necessary subjects through healthy means. Reading meaningful stories about working through grief is a valuable way to grow emotionally, both for anyone going through similar experiences and for anyone who might not be going through those experiences but who can still work on developing empathy. This Honors Senior Project explores grief through a short work of fiction in the YA genre about a teenage girl confronting her emotions at her best friend’s funeral. Not being able to face the last words her best friend, Darcy, wrote to her, Ellie will grapple with her emotions and memories as she processes her loss and learns to mourn her friend without mourning their relationship.