Charles Souby

Charles Souby is an author based in San Rafael, California. He has published two novels, WINIFRED and A SHOT OF MALARIA. He has had short stories published in The Saturday Evening Post Online, eFiction Magazine, and Opening Line and has had poems published in 5 Poetry Magazine and the California Quarterly Review. He is currently editing a collection of short stories, tentatively titled A VIEW FROM THE BORDERLINE as well as completing a third novel, CALL OF THE WILD REVISITED.

While his stories are fictional they draw from a wide spectrum of personal experience from Chicago to San Francisco to the Alaska/Canadian border.

Keep checking in with this site for information on readings, publications and interviews.

Short Story:

The Durschlag Twins

When little suburban terrors cause a near-accident, a frustrated neighbor learns the best way to deal with ill-behaved children isn’t what he expected. 

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Interview with Jeff Hendler on Bouncing Back

Short Story:

The Doberman Affair
A dangerous dog brings neighbors together.


For Rayleigh Stern life has become intolerable. Devastated by the loss of his wife Rachel to cancer, he is alienated and at the end of his rope until he meets a most unexpected gift from out of his dark past.

A Shot of Malaria

The gritty and sometimes comical story of a strung-out street musician who aspires to be the Jimi Hendrix of the 5-String Banjo and find a girlfriend for the Christmas Holidays.

Published Works

Short Story:

The Plaid Golf Pants
A mother and daughter stand up to an unscrupulous dry cleaner

Welcome to Charles Souby, Author

Short Story:

Maypole Madness
A tortured child from a middle American town exacts revenge on the world that has ignored him for so long.