Charles G. Thompson’s writing has appeared in Brevity Blog, WIRED, Business Insider,, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Independent, the Chicago Tribune, The Maine Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Cowboy Jamboree, and STORGY Magazine, among others. His fiction and nonfiction have been anthologized. He was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the founder of Pen & Paper Writing Workshops.

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“Charles G. Thompson’s short stories are sharp and original slices cut from slightly warped, off-kilter worlds where the fantastical and magical often collides with the hard-bitten truth of daily life. They taste fresh and fearless.”

Mark Haskell Smith, Author of Blown and Naked at Lunch

“Charles G. Thompson illuminates the complex lives of a wide range of characters with great empathy, wit, and eloquence. He knows how to weave a compelling tale and present our secret dreams with grace and power.”

Mary Otis, Author of Yes, Yes Cherries

“‘Runner, Runner’ is a fantastic piece. It’s the kind of profile of character and place we relish.”

Adam Van Winkle, Editor, Cowboy Jamboree