Maria Haskins

Writer of fantasy, scifi, horror, and things in-between.

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Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and poetry, and currently lives just outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and elsewhere. Find out more on her website,, or follow her on Twitter, @mariahaskins.

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Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver

Published May 10, 2019 · 2,788 words (11 minutes)

Fantasy Women war refugees

War is approaching and a woman flees her home with her three daughters. She carries three pieces of gold and three pieces of silver with her, and a heavy secret.



Fräulein Maria

Published May 7, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 33 views

Fantasy Horror retribution old woman

An old cleaning lady gets on the elevator, but she might not be cleaning just the ordinary dirt and grime.

Featured May 2, 2019


Big Bad

Published May 2, 2019 · 975 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 385 views

Fantasy Horror fairy tales

You wake up in a crashed car. You don't know where you are, or why you're here. It is snowing. Something waits for you in the woods...



A Song For Hugo

Published May 2, 2019 · 991 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 38 views

Science Fiction Robots Mars

What happens when you leave home and then, when you and the world have changed, you come back again? Writing this flash story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast later inspired me to write the story "And You Shall Sing to Me a Deeper Song", published in Interzone #280.



Lost and Found

Published Apr 10, 2018 · 5,787 words (22 minutes) · 1 like · 229 views

Horror Science Fiction aliens space travel space stranded in space

A woman is trapped all alone on an alien planet with nothing but her pain and her harrowing memories. At least, she thought she was alone...




Published Mar 24, 2018 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 225 views

Fantasy Horror flash fiction unexpected consequences

Sometimes, we draw the wrong conclusions about people we think we know, but actually don't know at all...

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Miriam and Cat

Published Mar 24, 2018 · 912 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 215 views

Fantasy cats witches

What can a cat do when it's trapped in a house with an owner who appears to be... unresponsive?

Miriam square