Students of Myself

by Rhys Hughes

There are few students in my class. When one considers what the subject is, this isn’t surprising. I teach myself.

Artwork: Alison Buck

In other words, I impart to my students facts and fancies based on my life and ideas. It’s the least popular class in the university and I doubt it will be funded for another term. But none of that is my fault. I wanted to teach a proper discipline such as ecology, but the authorities wouldn’t let me. They insisted that I teach myself; and as a result, I do so.

The students are given an assignment. They each have to write a short piece about how I spend my free time. But this is information I’ve always kept secret. I can’t imagine how they’re expected to know anything about my private life, certainly not in detail.

Clearly I’m being spied on. Unless it’s guesswork?

I read the essays anxiously.

Yes, only some of them have got it right…

 


“If I said he was a Welsh writer who writes as though he has gone to school with the best writing from all over the world, I wonder if my compliment would just sound provincial. Hughes’ style — with all that means — is among the most beautiful I’ve encountered in several years.”

— SAMUEL R. DELANY



Students of Myself, will be published on 11th June 2021 in eBook format and 28th June in paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-911409-79-3 eBook Typical price £2.99 / €3.49 / $3.99
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