Ray Morrison spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, D.C. but headed south after college to earn his degree in veterinary medicine and he hasn't looked north since. He has happily settled in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife and three children where, when he is not writing short stories, he ministers to the needs of dogs, cats, and rodents. His fiction has appeared in Fiction Southeast, Ecotone, Aethlon, Carve Magazine, Word Riot, Night Train, and others. His stories also appear in a number of anthologies, including What Doesn't Kill You..., Press 53 Spotlight, and The Mix Tape: A Flash Fiction Anthology (Fast Forward Press). He won first prize in the Short Story category of the 2011 Press 53 Open Awards (judged by Chris Offutt) and he has twice won Honorable Mention in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.