Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

First Advisor

Jeffrey DeShell

Second Advisor

Stephen G. Jones

Third Advisor

Melinda Barlow


Cassie Catacombs is an up and coming celebrity in the near future. Her band, F.I.F. (Future is Femme) blows up and becomes synonymous with politics, ambition, musical genre and music technology. F.I.F. becomes a new music platform, like Spotify or Apple Music, which is installed inside the head, a problematic controversy.

What is included here is part one of a three-part novel. Part one is Cassie’s diary, taken during her upcoming tour, the beginning curve of fame. Part two is a compilation of press about F.I.F. Part three is testimony from her producer, who has been writing and arranging these texts from prison.