Ross School - Senior Project 2013


Student: Benjamin J. Sosne

Mentor: Alexandra Cromwell

Domains: English

Faculty Grader: Richard Dun


Documentation of Product


Title: Lorazepam:


Exhibition & Presentation Summary


I wrote a novella based on how easily we can lose ourselves in the modern world and that perception is in the eye of the beholder.  My goal was to write fiction that was out of my comfort zone, in which I would have to force myself to write from a different mindset than I have in the past in order to make it work.  When I started writing I purposely tried not to emulate other writers because I wanted to find my own creative voice as purely as possible. It can be inferred that my story takes place in contemporary New York City. However, only a few elements are lifted from the actual city, leaving the rest to be implemented by the readerŐs imagination.  The main character is a young woman who loses contact with her own consciousness and consequently thinks and behaves in ways that a normal person would find bizarre.  It is a story about how thin the line is between what is normal and abnormal, what is real and what is not, and how easily one can lose oneself without noticing it.


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