Raymond Fortunato earned degrees in mathematics and history. He tries to step back and allow the characters in his stories to decide what happens. He has published one short story collection, Joyful, Sorrowful and Ordinary Mysteries. His play, Nothing’s Plenty For Me, a dramady about climate change was presented by the Xoregos Performing Company in January 2022. The play and other works can be seen free on his website at www.raymondfortunato.com. He has published stories in Drunken Monkeys, Evening Street Review,The Scarlet Leaf Review, The Bangalore Review and Half and One. He can be followed on Instagram at @raymondfortunatoauthor and on Twitter at @FortunatoAuthor.