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Paul Alex Gray

Writing tales of sentient black holes, wayward sea monsters, curious AIs and more

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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 family. On his adventures, Paul has been a startup founder, game designer and mentor to technology entrepreneurs. Chat with him on Twitter @paulalexgray or visit www.paulalexgray.com

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Genemech Announces Bio-Security Incident and Confirms Release of Giant Death Bees

Published Jul 24, 2019 · 717 words (3 minutes) · 102 views

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A press release relating to the recent bio-security incident, authorized by Dr. Mackenzie Cooper, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder Genemech.

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Evening Star

Published Jan 18, 2019 · 540 words (2 minutes) · 239 views

Science Fiction Afterlife virtual reality

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

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Every tear unshed

Published Jan 4, 2019 · 1,086 words (4 minutes) · 15 views

Fantasy Strange

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

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These depths

Published Jan 2, 2019 · 2,138 words (8 minutes) · 21 views

Fantasy Monsters sea monster curse

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.

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Everyone Changes

Published Jan 2, 2019 · 413 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 258 views

Literary Fiction Strange

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

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Featured December 13, 2018

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Celebrity Management and Global Brand Representation Proposal for Medusa

Published Dec 7, 2018 · 933 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 746 views

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Whether through sponsored hashtags online or meticulously-engineered celebrity comebacks on TV, you'll recognize the brave new world of personal branding in Paul Alex Gray's sharp piece of satire: an advertising proposal aimed at Medusa. Paul's work has appeared in many fine venues, including Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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Of The Dreams Yet To Come

Published Oct 31, 2018 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 252 views

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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.

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All that's left behind

Published Oct 28, 2018 · 1,202 words (5 minutes) · 279 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.

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Memories to come

Published Aug 28, 2018 · 948 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 390 views

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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.

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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.