Stories by Jack Hughes

Samuel John “Jack” Hughes III

Jack was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1927. He attended Mourne Grange Preparatory School in Kilkeel. During the second world war, his family moved to America. They resided in Toledo, Ohio, and Jack went on to receive his B.A. degree from the University of Toledo. Later earning his Master of Arts in Philosophy from Columbia University around 1954 and his Doctorate of Philosophy in English Literature from the University of London on March 2, 1966. He taught in many private schools both in the United States and in England, was a gifted pianist, and could often be found directing a drama/theater club. Hughes was recalled by his pupils as an extraordinary teacher, and by his friends, as an incredible man.

He died on April 15, 1991 in Portsmouth, England. His tombstone bears this quote from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: “He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again.”

His fantasy novel "Isolde" can be found on Kindle:

In addition, four of his short stories are currently available:

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