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

Every tear unshed

Jan 4, 2019 · 1,086 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Strange

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

green and brown tree painting
These depths

Jan 2, 2019 · 2,138 words (8 minutes)


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

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


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

person writing on white plain paper on the table photography
Of The Dreams Yet To Come

Oct 31, 2018 · 978 words (4 minutes)


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)

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