Ben Nein was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada to two public school teachers. He found a love of stories early, and it was dutifully fostered. He works to create both very short and longer pieces that create vivid scenes with a balance of atmosphere and character, and where story takes centre stage. Ben is still living in Winnipeg, with his wife and two children, where he has become a teacher himself. You can also see Ben’s work at 101 Words, follow him on Twitter @neinwrites, or check his website at http://neinwrites.weebly.com.