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?

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...

“Autumn Leaves” (short story)

This is "Autumn Leaves", the latest entry in my "Finding Mister Wright" series of stories. It follows Rob as he and Daniel take Paige off to college(!). I tried to keep it from getting too sappy, but that often doesn't work when it comes to these...

White Wolf Hunt (Draft Process)

I’m one of the winners of 4amWriter’s “Save El Lobo Writing Competition”! Head on over to Kate’s page and read her update, which includes all the winning entries. And, if you should be inspired to write your own wolf story, let me know. I’ll howl for you! For those of...

Looking Back (Fearless)

It's been a rough start to the new year. Work has been busy, yes, and social media has become a larger part of my job. Between that and homework home life, some things just need to get pushed to the side. When life gets me down, I enjoy revisiting the stories that...

2016 Year in (Writing) Review

Whenever I feel like I haven't produced anything in a while, I look at what stories I've posted. 2016 might not have been my most prolific year, but I did write - and post - a little bit over 66,000 words, across 22 stories. I'm not including the work I did on the...

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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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