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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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Fräulein Maria

Published May 7, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 239 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 · 727 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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A Song For Hugo

Published May 2, 2019 · 991 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 221 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.

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Lost and Found

Published Apr 10, 2018 · 5,787 words (22 minutes) · 2 likes · 401 views

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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...

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Chiaroscuro

Published Mar 24, 2018 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 405 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) · 3 likes · 538 views

Fantasy cats witches

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

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