An arrogant, self-centered audiovisual technician is fired for incompetence, his wife leaves him and he courts and marries the rich widow of an owner of a used-car lot. When his first and only love becomes ill, he hard-headily makes uninformed decisions about her health care with disastrous consequences for all.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
This story and thirty-two others are available online free for listening or reading, and download: https://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/stories-novels
An Illustrated print version is available: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles; 2000-2016
Music: “Trouble in Mind”