A near-cynical teacher has one last assignment in Transcendentalism: stare at a pomegranate until you achieve Enlightenment. He enjoys watching his students squirm, until one student actually finds illumination, or at least thinks he does.
Wm. Samuel Bradford’s short story, “The Pomegranate Lesson” is an excerpt from his current novel in progress, The Convert’s Aria. It was published in the May 2012 issue of Down in the Dirt Magazine. Founded in 2000, the magazine claims to “reveal all your dirty little secrets.” Read It Here
The story was also published in the print May-August 2012 Down in the Dirt collection book, Purpose. The anthology is available for purchase on Amazon.