Charlie Fish


Charlie Fish is a popular short story writer and screenwriter. His short stories have been published in several countries and inspired dozens of short film adaptations. Since 1996, he has edited, the longest-running short story site on the web. He was born in New York in 1980; and now lives in south London with his wife and daughters.

You can contact me at, and you can follow me on Twitter/X @fishcharlie.



MA Creative Writing, Birkbeck College
Awarded a Master's Degree with Merit. Received Distinction for screenwriting.

Selected short stories

Second Place - published in:
  • BigCityLit (coming soon)

The Unintended Consequences of Driverless Cars - published in:

Clean World - published in:

Annabel - published in:

Gonzalo Hermenegildo - published in:

You're Good At This, You're Doing It Right - published in:

Wanted: Romance. Apply Within. - published in:

Death by Scrabble - published in:

The Cut - published in:

Remission - published in:

Do Not Pass Go - published in:

Schrödinger's Baby - published in:

Culture Sculptor - published in:

Today, I’m Marshall Mason - published in:

Dreadful Penny - published in:

Killing Mildred - published in:

Cora - published in:

Baggio’s Story - published in:

The Man Who Married Himself - published in:


Camel Tears
  • Feature film script
  • Written by Charlie Fish and Abdulla Al Kaabi
  • Commissioned by Abdulla Al Kaabi

Running with the Devil
  • Spec feature film script
  • Written by Charlie Fish
  • Option available

The Last Wedding (2013)

Marshall Mason

Cast Offs (2013)

  • Short film script
  • Written by Charlie Fish
  • Commissioned by VevaTV

The Man Who Married Himself (2010)

The Philosopher (2010)

Tile M for Murder (2007)

Ja Ich Will (2006)
  • Short film
  • Based on a story by Charlie Fish
  • Winner, Audience Award, Trigital Filmfestival


I Digress
  • Collaborative residency at The Grosvenor Pub in Stockwell, launched on 29 July 2010.

Thinking Aloud