As a retired civil servant, Tom Ray has devoted his time to writing short stories dealing with Washington D.C., the military, suburban life, the South, and growing old. His fiction has been published in New Pop Lit, Penny Shorts, Literary Yard, and other journals. In May 2022, his recent story, What He Thought Was Right, received New Pop Lit's Writer's Dilemma Award. He has been identified as one of the "Hyper-Talents of the New Literary Age" by New Pop Lit. Tom also won the "2021 FLASH SUITE Contest" for his recent short, MacDuffy Suite published on Defenestrationism.net .
A young couple's future together hinges on the outcome of a local election. Published in, Still: The Journal 2022.