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?

What Number Seven Taught Me

In the last days of December 2017, a friend pointed me toward a writing competition. The theme for the competition was “Awakenings”. The group that posted the competition welcomed all genres, with a great desire for romance and speculative fiction, among others. I’ve...

“Number Seven…” part the last [original fiction]

part the last   A gull cried, sharp but far away. The faint smell of salt tickled the hairs in his nose. He drew a long, chest-filling breath, dragging that air into his lungs. This wasn’t death. The world felt cool. The gull cried again. A few more...

“Number Seven…” part 11 [original fiction]

part 11   A tickling in his nose nudged him awake. Seven opened his eyes to find himself curled against Natalya, with one arm draped over her. Any alarm he might have felt was quickly negated by the practicality of their position: it was chilly, she was...

“Number Seven…” part 10 [original fiction]

part 10   He woke from a lovely dream of bobbing on gently-rolling waves, to a less-lovely crick in his neck and the prod of insistent knocking, and Kirill’s whispered voice growing raspier: “Seven? Seven! Are you awake?” Seven smacked his eyes open,...

“Number Seven…” part 9 [original fiction]

part 9   The big passenger van that set out from the hotel rocked all the way to the city, with Ullman passing a little flask around and Adamski leading a foot-stomping chorus from the back row that rattled the vehicle’s chassis. Seven ignored their...

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Finding Mister Wright

Modern-day original short stories

Fearless

Romance by the sea

From Hell (A Love Story)

Space opera westerns in the Borderlands continuity

Persona 4 Fan Fiction

Featuring “1 More Chance!”

Songbirds

Doctor Who-lite Songbirds series

Other Stories

Both fandom and fandom-free stories by me

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