The Audacity of Optimism
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FireWall, constitutes the ‘creative practice as research’ component of the Master of Creative Writing degree. It is preluded by an exegesis explaining the aims and goals of the creative work FireWall, as well as a Postscript explaining what happens after the narrative is complete. FireWall is the story of four young men who flee a massacre in their homeland. They find they have been caught up in a new, but related struggle for the lives of gods themselves. The four men begin to untangle the threads that led them to this place, learn how they survived the massacre, and what they will need to prevent another. Their pursuer learns of their innocence. As she investigates further, she plots the destruction of her own organization for their own parts in the massacre.