Paul Alex Gray

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Paul Alex Gray enjoys writing linear and interactive fiction starring sentient black holes, wayward sea monsters, curious AIs and more. His work has been published in Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, PodCastle and others. Paul grew up by the beaches of Australia, then traveled the world and now lives in Canada with his wife and two children. On his adventures, Paul has been a startup founder, game designer and mentor to technology entrepreneurs. Chat with him on Twitter @paulalexgray or visit

Stories · Posts · Books

Evening Star

Jan 18, 2019 · 540 words (2 minutes) · 54 views

Science Fiction

The end of the world is thirsty work. Enjoy this tale about endings, beginnings and the worlds we want to live in.

photo of stars on sky
Every tear unshed

Jan 4, 2019 · 1,086 words (4 minutes) · 2 views

Fantasy Strange

A story of latch-key kids, enchanted statues and what to do with wishes

female angel statue near bare tree
These depths

Jan 2, 2019 · 2,138 words (8 minutes) · 3 views


A sailor finds himself lost - marooned in between worlds. Not anchored to land or sea, life nor death. His captor is a beautiful and terrible monster. This story was written to a prompt, where the first sentence and final sentence had to be exactly the same. It's influenced by the sea, whose ebb and flow leads everything back to one place.

body of water
Everyone Changes

Jan 2, 2019 · 413 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 83 views

Literary Fiction Strange

In a world where everyone is changing into something else, a father and daughter reconnect for one last moment

sea under white clouds at golden hour

Featured December 13, 2018

Celebrity Management and Global Brand Representation Proposal for Medusa

Dec 7, 2018 · 933 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 513 views


Every agent wants the biggest client, and they don't come much bigger than Medusa! Will she accept this pitch?

Of The Dreams Yet To Come

Oct 31, 2018 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 89 views


On his retirement day, a Dreamcrafter reflects on all the dreams he has painted into being. Some remembered, some forgotten and some yet to come.

closeup photo of paint brush with paint
All that's left behind

Oct 28, 2018 · 1,202 words (5 minutes) · 129 views

Literary Fiction Strange

A young woman slips away from a grief-wracked home to the woods. It's there that she discovers a black hole - silent and mysterious - and so, she begins a conversation.

green tall trees surrounded with fogs
Memories to come

Aug 28, 2018 · 948 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 215 views

Science Fiction

In the future we will escape into incredible new worlds thanks to Virtual Reality. Yet real life is never perfect. Many people face or have faced traumatic or difficult experiences and live with fear, regret, anger or sorrow. For someone experiencing the pain of grief, whose effects may never truly be overcome … What world would they create? Something new? Or something lost.

The light was fading as I was flying the Mavic back from another shoot and the symmetry of these streets caught my eye. Love me some long afternoon shadows.