Make your own free website on

Welcome to the

Short Story and Poetry Web Site of

Alice Wray Doray

January 23, 1925 to May 16, 2002


adoray.jpg (102452 bytes)

"You won't be a writer if you spend every day

Reading books on the craft about writing for pay.

or by going to classes to learn this fine art:

Taking notes for the future when you're ready to start.

You won't be a writer by pacing the floor

In search of ideas you may one day explore,

Or attending lectures to accumulate facts

To be filed away neatly for future attacks.

But you could be a writer if you tackle the caper;

Put thoughts down on any old paper.

The skill is developed by practice and might,

Success will be yours once you take time to write."

                                                          Alice Doray

Alice Doray lived with her husband in the central, Midwest United States.  She was originally from New Jersey and has also lived in Connecticut and New York.

Alice wrote short stories and poetry for many years and has had several of her stories printed by other publications.

Her work is a through and through "real" reflection of her life and times.  Her style is basic but not simple, thorough but not cluttered.  Most of her work reflects a true love of life and a never ending positive look on matters at hand.

Alice  dedicated much of her life to children and education.  Her style reflects this dedication and her work can be used as an inspiration for people of all ages. 


maple kink.jpg (57894 bytes)

A Children's Story


pos link.jpg (48964 bytes)

A Family Poem

dolls.jpg (25120 bytes)

A Short Story

Special Links

For questions concerning this web site, Alice's work or to get information about obtaining copies of "Maple Awake", please send us an email message.

Alice and Walter

Honeymoon - 1948

Alice and Walter

April 2002

email box.jpg (15635 bytes)

All the short stories and poetry on this site are written by Alice Doray and are owned and copyright owned by the family of Alice Doray.  "Maple Awake" is owned and copyright owned by the family of Alice Doray.  This web site is owned by John Doray and all the material on this sight is used with permission of the family of Alice Doray.  Anyone caught reproducing and/or copying or reusing any of the writings  or drawings on these pages, in full or in part, without written consent of the family of Alice Doray will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  It is a federal offense to illegally copy or reproduce copyrighted material.