Facing Grace with Gloria and other Stories


Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories was a finalist in the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction 2010.

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Facing Grace with Gloria and other Stories by William H. ColesThis collection of short stories includes:

“The Gift” A determined mother protects her deformed child from the destructive sympathies of family and society.
The StonecutterStonecutter’s son falls hopelessly in love with a client.
“Facing Grace with Gloria”
A scam artist does good.
“Homunculus” A circus performer falls for a trapeze artist.
“Reddog” A convict fails to charm his last chance at love.
Captain Withers’s Wife” A desperate wife demands justice.
“The Thirteen Nudes of Ernest Goings” An artist’s work has surprising impact.
“Crossing Over” A nursing assistant takes a wrong turn in patient care.
“The Activist” Coming of age while helping a nephew.
“The Perennial Student” An associate professor learns more from his student than he expected.
“The Curse of a Lonely Heart” A dinner party goes awry.
“Suchin’s Escape” A victim of the sex trade finally escapes.

“Homunculus” was an equal rank finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition 2008.

“Facing Grace with Gloria” was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition 2007.

“Reddog” was a 1st place winner in the Sandhills Writers Competition 2006.

“Withers’s Wife” was a finalist in the 2006 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition and a 2nd place the Sandhills Writers Competition 2006.

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2 comments on “Facing Grace with Gloria and other Stories

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    Tim Chambers

    Dr. Coles,

    You know, when I found this site about a month ago I thought it was not only a terrific writer platform, but an excellent source of writerly wisdom. I read all your blog posts and interviews, read and commented on most of your stories, even left you a personal note asking if you might have a look at my writing because I thought enough of yours to value your opinion on my own. As far as I am able to determine you have not even had the curiosity to find out who this person is who leaves you these insights, and whether or not he writes well enough to be taken seriously. I certainly would, because I write to be read and to engage an audience and I normally succeed in doing the latter. Whenever I read in public it is always to a room I have warmed on my own, and to laughter that always comes where I intended it to.

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      admin

      The value of your comments, the obvious skill of your writing, and your willingness to share your ideas have been greatly appreciated. I missed the personal note the first time around and my apologies. But I’ve found it now, and I’ll take a look. And thanks for getting back in touch. (I’ll leave thoughts on site.) WHC

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