The first story is Clouds, the story of a loving single parent mother who must take her developmentally disabled son to be institutionalized when a trusted caregiver dies. Her grief is intensified by the obstacles her estranged husband presents.
The first . . .”Clouds” is the story of a mother who must take her young disabled son to be institutionalized the the obstacles she must overcome and the emotions of grief she must suppress.
The second story is the short-short dilemma where a physician-father must make a decision to save or let his severely injured son live or die.
The third story is Crossing over, a story about a healthcare worker on a ward with terminally-ill patients who die prematurely unnoticed on nights when the worker is alone on her shift.
These stories and thirty-two others are available online free for listening or reading, and download: https://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/stories-novels
Illustrated print versions are available: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles; 2000-2016