Podcast #14, the short story “Suchin’s Escape”, by William H. Coles

Suchins Escape by William H Coles

A Chinese girl abducted and imported illegally into the syndicated New Orleans sex trade befriends one of her handlers scheming to escape and fulfill her dreams of living the American dream—like she knows from seeing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. After many attempts to gain freedom, she finally succeeds in escaping but not to the world of her dream.

Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
Finalist, (top six) Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.

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Podcast #13, the short story “The Necklace”, by William H. Coles

The Necklace

An older couple with deep caring for each other live together unmarried and take an extended tour of India where they befriend a married couple, the wife who insists on wearing an expensive and ostentatious multicarat-diamond necklace on tour that is stolen with repercussive consequences that make the unmarried couple realize the value of love and the urgency of commitment.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

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Podcast #11, the short story “Facing Grace with Gloria”, by William H. Coles

Facing Grace with Gloria

A half-crazed, homeless con-man meets a young girl grieving for her father killed in a plane crash and is faced with the dilemma whether to persist in a scam when truth is called for.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
Finalist, (top six) Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.

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Podcast #9, the short story “The Miracle of Madame Villard”, by William H. Coles

The Miracle of Madame Villard

During the French Revolution, a fatherless apprentice iron-monger carries his mother, dying of a throat lump, to a cathedral near the sea to find a miracle to save her, and is gifted with many miracles that will shape his future.

Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

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