In Charles Leipart’s flash fiction, “The Sleep of the Righteous,” his character, Meg, awakens from a recurring dream with an epiphany of purpose. She needs to share this vision with husband Sam, so that they both might achieve a blessed sleep. Charles contends he frequently wakes from similar “strange dreams” which visit “powerful visions that can provide a revelation of a much needed resolution to an internal conflict.”
Charles is a native of Chicago, a graduate of Northwestern University, and a member of the National New Play Network’s New Play Exchange. He lives and writes in New York City and is a member of The Dramatist's Guild and The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
When reading his piece, Charles’ extensive playwright background becomes apparent. He sets the scene quickly and precisely by engaging the reader with simple (and yet not so simple) dialogue.
Charles hopes “to continue discovering new things--hopeful things—in spite of a world increasing confusing and angry.” His greatest challenge lies in keeping his writing “truthful and surprising. Revealing the truths we know in our hearts but don’t take the time to examine.” Perhaps he’ll uncover these hidden truths during the night.
To read more of his story, check out: bit.ly/READFLASH
To keep up with his writing and stage productions of his plays, visit his website here: http://www.charlesleipart.com/
Anchala Studios, LLC is a micro press based in Chapel Hill, NC which selects projects appealing to broad audiences and which enrich the community. The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory is its first publication.