Teacher’s Pet

Nine Stories of Lessons Outside the Classroom

By Virtue Fall by Kashmira Majumdar – The rules have changed…and so have the consequences for breaking them.

Striking Gold by S.A. James – Sometimes when we think we have no choice, life brings something brighter.

Full Marks by Asta Idonea – When Jacob seeks out his favourite lecturer at a university reunion, will he get full marks?

Lessons for a Lifetime by Hudson Lin – A second language, a first chance at love.

Welcome to Ms Skinner’s Freshman Composition by Aila Alvina Boyd – After auditioning for a play, professor and student find themselves cast opposite each other as romantic leads.

Piece of Cake by Valentine Wheeler – All Richard wanted was a nice, quiet retirement. His kids aren’t going to let that happen.

Professor Ghost by Damian Serbu – An otherworldly mentor might be his way out.

Bare by Jack Harbon – When a passion for art turns into something more.

The Botanist’s Apprentice by Arden Powell – Don’t get too close to the flowers.

Excerpt

“Perfect.” Noah carried the bag over to Levi. He pulled the sheet off his body and tossed it to the side. “Spread your legs.”

Levi’s eyes went wide. “What?”

“I need you to spread your legs so I can put these between them.” He lifted a small, stemless red rose from the bag and gave it a twirl.

Levi slowly parted his legs, unable to look away as Noah began covering him with the flowers. Each one was placed carefully, the petals tickling his inner thighs. Noah’s eyes rose to meet Levi’s as his breath caught in his chest. His heartbeat was deafening, and he knew the fake blush on his face was nothing compared to the real one breaking through.

“Perfect,” Noah said, admiring his work. Just as he’d promised, the important bits were all hidden behind the roses. Noah repositioned the camera on the tripod and got a few shots there.

“Alright, now I need you to take one of them and put it on your tongue. Close your eyes, tooa.”

Levi nodded and did as he was told. It felt clumsy and awkward to do, but Noah seemed to love it. He took quite a few pictures before he let Levi take the flower from his mouth.

“That was perfect, Levi,” he said, grinning. “Now, for the last shot.”