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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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Mabel's Pack

Published Dec 27, 2020 · 997 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 249 views

Fantasy Horror Humor

Mabel used to be a preschool teacher. Now she's a dog, and so are her preschoolers.

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The Stars In Heaven Sing a Music

Published Nov 14, 2020 · 1,067 words (4 minutes) · 162 views

Science Fiction space space ship cryo sleep

A doomed ship, and only one person left awake.

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From A Distance, Constellations

Published Oct 13, 2020 · 1,028 words (4 minutes) · 273 views

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Firstborn

Published May 11, 2020 · 3,009 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 756 views

Fantasy Horror children motherhood mothers

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 · 253 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) · 1252 views

Fantasy Horror magic death depression

A love story.

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Margaery the Wolf

Published Dec 30, 2019 · 3,932 words (15 minutes) · 11 likes · 1199 views

Fantasy Horror revolution violence rebellion wolves oppression

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) · 1032 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 · 876 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 · 861 views

Fantasy mythology shapeshifting odysseus Greece Kirke

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

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