Justin Nicholes, 3/31/2014

Current Occupation: Teacher
Former Occupation: Teacher
Your Short Biographical Statement: Justin Nicholes is the author of the novels River Dragon Sky (2012) and Ash Dogs (2008). His fiction has appeared in The Saint Ann's Review, Stickman Review, The Summerset Review, Prick of the Spindle, Slice, The Medulla Review, and elsewhere. He is the chief editor of The Pavilion: A Literary Room for Expat Writing and lives in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.



Inter-office memo (Email)


Below is an email sent to all foreign faculty at a Chinese university campus. The Supervisor has made a typo. All names have been changed to protect the guilty.


Subject: Teaching Opportunities


I have received information on two teaching prostitutes you as members of the foreign faculty.  Both are paid prostitutes working with people outside of the university. 


1. One of the accounting office workers is looking for someone to tutor her two children (this could be one person teaching both or two people teaching one each).  They would meet with you on Saturday or Sunday for about an hour.  This week they would like to meet at 2pm on Sunday to get to know you a little and to tell you a little about what they would like to study and learn.  The pay for this is not yet confirmed but should be between 80 and 100 RMB.


2.  A kindergarten in a city near the university is looking for two teachers to come and teach their teachers how to better teach English.  This would be during the week and depend on your availability.  The school would like teachers to come two times a week if possible.  They will arrange a car to take you to the school and back.  Pay for this has not yet been confirmed.


If you are interested in either of these teaching prostitutes please send me an e-mail ASAP.



  Virginia Roach

  Supervisor of International Operations

  Shanghai International University

  168 Renmin Road

  Shanghai, China 681150

  371-6960-0860   ext. 1860



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