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I have 26 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 15010 times and 4 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Michael Halperin

Author, playwright, television writer (see
Novel “Flagler’s Island” (Unbound) to be published in 2015.
Young adult novel “Black Wheels” placed by the National Education Assn. on 100 best books list, 2005 - 2014.
Co-wrote best-selling award-winning children’s novel “Jacob’s Rescue” (Random House), 1992.
Non-fiction: “Writing the Killer Treatment”, MWP, 2002.
“Writing the Second Act”, MWP, 2000.
“Writing Great Characters”, Lone Eagle, 1996.
One-act “Chestnut Trees”, TCT Playwright’s Festival Bronze Quill Award, 2014.
The Celebrity Staged Reading Series, Los Angeles, “Driving James Dean”, April 2011.
One-act plays “Freud at Sinai” and “Poor Timing” produced on both the east and west coasts most recently at OdysseyStage Theatre, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2010.
Celebrity Staged Reading Series, “Freedom, Texas”, 2009.
“The Spark of Reason” (semi-finalist Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition), staged readings, Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, California, April and May 2008.
“Dancing with William Blake” (finalist Michigan Playwrights Program; Eileen Heckert Playwriting Competition), staged readings, Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, North Hollywood, California, 2007.
“All Steps Necessary”, commissioned and produced by Inkwell Theater, Los Angeles premiere April 2006.
One-character play “Mela”, command performance commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Jerusalem 2002
Created/Consultant original TV series "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe"
Developer/Consultant 2002 TV series "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe"
Story editor, Universal Television.
Executive Story Consultant, 20th Century-Fox Television.
Professor, School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, 1992-2012.
BA Degree, Communications, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California.
Ph.D., Film Studies.

My stories

The Relativity of Time

We travel with each other through time, Touching, embracing, loving, laughing, Arguing, disagreeing, agreeing, compromising, Coming together, parting...


Where does it come from? The impish smile, the knowing look, The turn of phrase that makes me smile Wondering what goes on Beneath the curly hair,...


The once steady hand trembles At the slightest grasp. Where calloused fingers gripped, Now smooth ridges slip Along the edge calling, calling For a...


Murmurs of seeds, whispers of trees, Long trails that lead nowhere To find gray-streaked stones Tumbled beneath a waterfall Where eddied pools circle...


I have fallen in love with a city Where marble and stone worn thin by time Chant beyond the temples and tombs Where my ancestors lie In deep chalk...