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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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When Mama Calls

Published Nov 29, 2019 · 349 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 38 views

Fantasy Horror

A girl wakes up in the forest and heads home.

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When mama calls

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True Words – or, Kirke’s Bed and Breakfast

Published Oct 21, 2019 · 969 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 230 views

Fantasy mythology shapeshifting odysseus Greece Kirke

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 · 672 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 · 290 views

Fantasy Horror trolls bridges

A scary story about trolls and people.

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The troll bridge

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Stories Beneath the Skylight (a poem)

Published Jun 18, 2019 · 256 words (1 minute) · 163 views

Fantasy Science Fiction poem

A poem.

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Invisible dragon

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The Unicorn

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 887 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 300 views

Fantasy magic unicorns fairy tales

A girl and a unicorn.

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Wolves & Girls

Published May 25, 2019 · 980 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 356 views

Fantasy Fairytales wolves

A twist on an my favourite fairytale.

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Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver

Published May 10, 2019 · 2,859 words (11 minutes) · 267 views

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.

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Fräulein Maria

Published May 7, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 188 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.

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Featured May 2, 2019

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Big Bad

Published May 2, 2019 · 975 words (4 minutes) · 8 likes · 661 views

Fantasy Horror fairy tales

The howls of wolves echo in the dark night. You wake up in your car filled with blood and glass, a shotgun at the ready. But who are you, and why are you here? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator, and her work has appeared in Shimmer, Flash Fiction Online, and many other fine venues.

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