Podcast #15, the short story “The Perennial Student”, by William H. Coles

An insecure, uptight, assistant professor of English denies his suppressed attraction to a precociously arduous and passionate student in his evening noncredit creative writing course with twisted consequences that could deny his desire to be full professor.

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

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

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