Mayumi Hirtzel

The Stories, People, and Worlds of My Imagination

About Me

I’m Mayumi Hirtzel: Storyteller, video producer, artist, animal advocate, Balanchine enthusiast, and occasional pinup model. I have written many, many stories over the years. They include contemporary fiction with an LGBTQ twist, small-town romances facing big-time issues, and space opera inspired by the Wild West.

Check out my blog to learn more about my writing life, as well as the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I always love to hear what’s going on in readers’ and other writers’ heads, so please feel free to get in touch by leaving a comment on the blog, or using the form on my Contact page. Life is a journey, and I’ve found that the best way to experience a journey is through stories. Won’t you join me on mine?

Freeing Myself From the Comparing Mind

It's a new year, and with the start of a new year, we traditionally make resolutions. Over the last several years, I have focused my new-year's-mind on being kinder, listening more closely, supporting more causes in which I believe. I think I've become a...

“Buckle Up”: 2017 Holiday Story

I had not planned on writing a holiday story this year. Current events led me into a kind of lingering depression, where even writing my work-in-progress - a space opera of diverse and changing characters running for their lives, a story I love and want so...

Final Count!

The final count for my "Change, in a Bottle" Giving Tuesday 2017 charity contest is in: $39.94! Wow, even I didn't think it would be that much!     As I said in the post from last week, I'll be donating my collection of lunch change ($39.94) to my charity...

Change, in a Bottle

Change, in a Bottle: The Concept They say change starts with you, and me. Since it's Giving Tuesday (2017), I wanted to make an effort to give back to one of my favorite charities. As I sat eating my lunch, I saw the bottles of change I keep on the table, where I toss...

Metro 2033 Fanfiction: “Brotherhood of the Dead”

Logline: When Artyom escaped from the Metro tunnels under irradiated Moscow, he thought he'd left the war, the mutants, and the horrors of the Metro's fractured societies behind. But the dead don't give up so easily.   The story behind the story: In early...

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Persona 4 Fan Fiction

“1 More Chance!”

Finding Mister Wright

Modern-day original short stories

From Hell (A Love Story)

A Borderlands continuity

Songbirds

Doctor Who-lite Songbirds series

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