About: Marlene Olin

Marlene Olin Born in Brooklyn, raised in Miami, and educated at the University of Michigan, Marlene Olin is a contributing editor at Arcadia magazine. Her short stories have been featured or are forthcoming in more than 50 literary journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Steam Ticket, Crack the Spine, Poetica, and The Maine Review, as well as in the Post’s online series #New Fiction Friday. She recently completed her first novel, A Forever of Nows.

Posts by Marlene Olin:

Grandmother walking with her grandson
An Unobstructed View

Terrified of spending the weekend with her 4-year-old grandson, Miriam has a surprise planned that’s sure to win the coddled child’s affection. Too bad the More

Cat People

A resident’s propensity for feeding feral cats upsets a small South Florida condo community. New short story by Marlene Olin. More

Illustration by Karen Donley-Hayes
Tough Enough to Leave

Leah's marriage to Neil has never been "warm," and as Neil spends longer hours away–and possibly with someone else!–Leah decides to fill the void with More