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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, mariahaskins.com, or follow her on Twitter, @mariahaskins.

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Firstborn

Published May 11, 2020 · 3,009 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 473 views

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A mother worries that something is wrong with her child, or with herself.

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Come and See

Published Mar 4, 2020 · 1,073 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 35 views

Science Fiction climate change

A new flash story, written for The Word Count Podcast.

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Becca and the River

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 1006 views

Fantasy Horror magic death depression

A love story.

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Featured June 18, 2020

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Margaery the Wolf

Published Dec 30, 2019 · 3,932 words (15 minutes) · 11 likes · 857 views

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Once upon a time, in a village deep in the forest, at every birth a midwife would take one look and declare: wolf cub or child. Cubs were expected to attack, and children were expected to endure; such was the order of things. But one girl named Margaery refuses to accept the role she’s been assigned.

Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many more. Be sure to subscribe to her Weekly 5 recommended stories she publishes every week on Curious Fictions.

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The Weight of the Sea

Published Dec 12, 2019 · 984 words (4 minutes) · 848 views

Fantasy Horror Grief

A woman walks the streets of a town. Once, she was a mother. She is something else now.

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When Mama Calls

Published Nov 29, 2019 · 349 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 670 views

Fantasy Horror

A girl wakes up in the forest and heads home.

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True Words – or, Kirke’s Bed and Breakfast

Published Oct 21, 2019 · 969 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 648 views

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A girl on a beach, looking for the word that sets her free.

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Featured November 1, 2019

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Catching the Train

Published Sep 15, 2019 · 879 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 1111 views

Fantasy Horror Family Grief trains

A woman heads out on a business trip, no different from any other. So why can’t she remember getting on the train? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many others.  Can’t get enough creepy stories? Don’t miss our other highlighted ghost stories this week! 

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The Troll Bridge

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 979 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 532 views

Fantasy Horror trolls bridges

A scary story about trolls and people.

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Stories Beneath the Skylight (a poem)

Published Jun 18, 2019 · 256 words (1 minute) · 406 views

Fantasy Science Fiction poem

A poem.

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