Al Bray

Location New Hampshire, USA
Website http://

About Me

AFter living in several previous lives (as myself, younger) i met a wonderful woman and we moved to northern New England from Chicago, where i worked as a psychotherapist. We have two great kids, a son, 18, and a daughter, 9. It's pretty idyllic here; there's a circa 1800 stone wall behind our house, and bear and moose sometimes cross it.
I get to write a lot.

I've had stories published in TQRStories and Gone Lawn Journal.

Why do you write?

I started writing about fifteen years ago, mainly because I missed expressing myself creatively. When I was younger, I was a professional musician, and I missed that--being able to create and communicate with other people. I think fiction writing is a better fit for me; I like the process of revision. I'm not always satisfied with what I make, but I like to counsel myself--closer, you're getting closer.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Michael Onndaatje, Gottfredo Parise, Fyodor Doestoevsky, Kazuo Ishiguro, Virginia Wolff.

Tinkers by Paul Harding. Anna Karenina. The English Patient.

Al Bray's Wall

Darryl Price – Oct 05, 2011


Kari Nguyen – Oct 01, 2011

Happy to find another NH writer here! Welcome. I look forward to reading your work.

Al Bray – Sep 29, 2011

Hi Robert,
I thought I'd contact you again because it looks like you're pretty familiar with Fictionaut, and I'm not. As a new member, I'm wondering about how people typically post comments on stories. I'm used to the Zoetrope site where you critique stories, and I wonder if this is how it is here on Fictionaut. It looks like the comments here tend to be brief and positive. Is that the Fictionaut culture?

Al Bray – Sep 28, 2011

Hi Robert,
Thanks for the welcome.

Robert Vaughan – Sep 27, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut, Al!

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