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Charlie Watts earned his MFA from Brown University in 1992, studying with writers including Meredith Steinbach, Robert Coover, John Hawkes, Edmund White, and Michael Ondaatje. After receiving his MFA, Charlie worked as a paralegal, a publications assistant, and a communications consultant. In late 2013, Charlie quit his day job and began writing full time. He is still recovering from an early addiction to the literature of the American south. His story "Arrangements" won the 2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and appeared in the Fall, 2015, issue of Carve magazine. He and his wife, a chaplain, have three grown children and live in Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

His story "Five Wishes" appears in the September 2016 issue of The Drum.

Audio Stories by CHARLIE WATTS

Five Wishes