Charlie James Stephens is a high school English teacher and creative writer living in Northern California. Charlie has lived all over the U.S. as a bike messenger, bookstore clerk, and seasonal shark diver (for educational purposes only). Charlie’s written work has appeared in Cold Creek Review, 100 Word Story, Instant City, and Original Plumbing, and was also just published in, “NOTHING SHORT OF: SELECTED TALES FROM 100 WORD STORY” by Outpost19 Books. A flash piece titled “Zeus’s Fear” will be published by Rappahannock Review, along with an author interview, this spring as well. Lastly, Charlie’s piece “It’s Just Too Late for That” made Glimmer Train’s top 25 finalists for their Nov/Dec 2017 “Very Short Fiction Award”.