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Mark Charles Wallfisch was born and grew up in New Orleans, where he lives today in an all-steel Lustron home. He attended a school whose alumni include world-famous authors and athletes. Mark is not a world-famous author, yet. And he never was an athlete of any sort. He was a fat, gay kid who turned into an adult who still struggles with his weight but is happy to be part of the growing, out LGBTQAI+ community.

His partner Jeffery and their dogs Milo, Oliver, and Uma are his lifelines to peace and security. Mark is a retired attorney and a yellow dog Democrat. Before studying law, he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Duke University, where he learned a lot about philosophy, education, and how to be a decent human being.

His favorite authors are O. Henry and J.D. Salinger, the former for his seemingly easy brilliance and surprise endings and the latter for his financially secure, hermitic existence. Because life as a wealthy hermit is not in the cards for Mark, he has chosen to travel widely and serve on the boards of three Jewish organizations. He hopes you enjoy Super Short Stories!


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