Date of Award




Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Department of English

Content Description

1 online resource (xii, 58 pages)

Dissertation/Thesis Chair

Edward Schwartzchild

Committee Members

James Lilley


Trials (Murder), Celebrities

Subject Categories

Creative Writing


This piece is a creative, fictional retelling of The People vs Orenthal James Simpson. Often referred to as the trial of the century, the O.J. Simpson case continues to captivate the attention of people all over the country. My retelling of this notorious case is done through a series of journal entries, written to feel like the genuine musings of the victim’s sister. The scope of this case is enormous, so encapsulating every single element was not possible. To account for this and still write a comprehensive story about the trial, I included a “publisher’s” note at the beginning, explaining that certain entries have been altered, condensed, or removed. This also helps explain the lack of journal entries unrelated to the case and allows the reader to focus on what matters – the violent loss of life and the hell their families were put through after the fact. To enhance the authenticity of the pages, I blacked out names that were not entirely relevant to the case, making them appear as if they’ve been edited for public consumption.