Podcast #24, the short story “Inside the Matroyshka”, by William H. Coles

Inside the Matryoshka

With consternation, a long-haul big-rig truck driver reluctantly picks up a young woman seemingly injured on the side of an interstate highway and against his will and judgement takes her home to his wife who receives the girl as the child she never had and irreversibly alters the trucker’s future.

Award-winning short story in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

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Podcast #23, the short story “Grief”, by William H. Coles

Grief by William H. Coles

A medical student is infatuated with her much older professor and defies her mother’s warnings of disastrous results if she continues an affair with a much older man highly respected for his status and work at university. But the mother’s feelings and advice are complicated by the arrival of a box that has items that intensify her memories of her own similar affair with an older man decades ago.

Award-winning short story in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

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Podcast #22, the short story “War of the Flies”, by William H. Coles

War of the Flies by William H. Coles

A boy mother takes him to visit his grandparents in upstate New York when the farm is swarmed with hordes of flies from swampland on an adjacent property forcing angry dysfunctional interactions among grandparents and mother that finally presents an opportunity for the boy to see his father, who is estranged from his mother and living in Alaska.

Award winning short story in both the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.

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Podcast #21, The Surgeon’s Wife, a novel read by the author, installment 3

The Surgeon's Wife

Mike Boudreaux is the chief of surgery at a prominent New Orleans hospital and his much older partner, Clayton Otherson, is making life-threatening mistakes in surgery. Catherine, Clayton’s wife, finds herself attracted to Mike, and when family life becomes unbearable, she turns to him for help and support; they fall in love. Clayton become obsessed with revenge as Mike and Catherine struggle to keep their love and future in face of an unforgiving, critical New Orleans society.

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Podcast #20, The Surgeon’s Wife, a novel read by the author, installment 2

The Surgeon's Wife

Mike Boudreaux is the chief of surgery at a prominent New Orleans hospital and his much older partner, Clayton Otherson, is making life-threatening mistakes in surgery. Catherine, Clayton’s wife, finds herself attracted to Mike, and when family life becomes unbearable, she turns to him for help and support; they fall in love. Clayton become obsessed with revenge as Mike and Catherine struggle to keep their love and future in face of an unforgiving, critical New Orleans society.

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