Jay Allen Rayl


In addition as an educator at the secondary level for over thirty-five years in such disciplines as theater, TV and film studies, journalism, digital photography and English, I also have been an amateur film-maker, stage director, artist, photographer and a writer of poetry, short stories and novels.

My literary work can be sampled and purchased at Smashwords, Barnes And Noble and Amazon under the full name of Jay Allen Rayl.

Titles include:

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair- A novel
Kilroy Was Here!- A novel
The Evening Meal- A short story
The Sensibility Of The Silly Sevens- A short story
A Love Affair So Late In Life- A short story
Marevedova And The Size-Nine Enigma- A short story
Unwriting The Chisel'd Script- A short story


The Camera Obscura- Book One
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Words and Pictures A book of poetry and photography
Unwriting The Chisel'd Script
Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
How can one redeem oneself for a single act of cowardice? An act of cowardice that has cost the lives of twelve innocent people. A young man now finds himself on a quest for redemption in hopes to make amends for his failure to act when most needed. But he has been told that ‘You cannot unwrite that chisel’d script. It's set in stone.' Such words he is not willing to live with. Not today.
Marevedova And The Size-Nine Enigma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
What could possibly be so enigmatic about a pair of girl’s size-nine shoes? Nothing, unless, of course, you are a mermaid who has never laid eyes upon a single human being. Written in the spirit of a children’s fable for the young and old alike, Marevedova, the sea-widow, discovers such a pair of girl’s shoes and sets out to learn what these two items might possibly be. After the many mis
Kilroy Was Here!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 110,080. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Shep Pence is a filmmaker who has long enjoyed cinematic success. But with recent failures his legacy is threatened. He now hopes with his new film, Kilroy Was Here!, to revive that career. This is his best script ever, the best production he has ever planned. Yet a series of strange events will not only transform the core of his latest film, but help to fulfill a two thousand year old prophecy.
A Love Affair So Late In Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After her husband of over forty years passes away, Jillian Anne Gilchrest begins a new life alone, secluding herself in the large two story house she has lived in since the day she was wed. But now she has agreed to her daughter's request that she take in a lodger. And the young man who occupies the small room at the end of the hallway will come to change her life in a most remarkable way.
The Sensibility Of The Silly Sevens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy
A grave marker in itself can tell quite a tale. But when the final date of a woman purportedly over one hundred and fifty years old has yet to be carved into the stone, there is indeed quite a story to be told.
The Evening Meal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What could possibly drive the pious woman to commit a calculated act of cold-blooded murder? The Evening Meal looks at the world of the religious cult, where women are often nothing more than a commodity and their lives are often rigorously predetermined by a designing few. For one such woman trapped in this world, there seems to be no other way out.
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,500. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
‘The girl with the flaxen hair’ is a woman who has a destiny to fulfill. And that destiny will eventually make her the very first of her kind. But to fulfill that destiny, she will have to undergo a transformation, one not only of the psyche, but of the body as well. And caught up in this journey are those who will risk their lives to help her, and others who will do anything to see her dead.

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