The following document is my Final Story Portfolio for ENG 376, also known as, Cultural Anthropology Fiction. My goals for this course were to fully explore Southern U.S. culture in fictional storytelling. At the beginning of the course, I wasn’t sure that my writing skills were properly representing the culture I grew up in. With research and constructive criticism from peers both in and out of the classroom, I learned where my strengths and weaknesses are in my writing process in a much more clear and specific way than I ever understood beforehand. As I wrote and rewrote each story, it gradually became easier to point out certain flaws in terms of character decisions, character voice, plot, and the ending of stories. I think I was successful in achieving my goals for this course by developing skills primarily in the revision process.