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?

“Like” It or Not

Recently, I took part in a flash fiction writing challenge, the #WriteFightGIFClub's #PhotoStoryPrompt, from writer and Twitter user Radina Valova. Challengers are encouraged to use the photo to inspire a flash fiction piece while adhering to some very...

Happy Siblings Day!

April 10 is Siblings Day, a day in many parts of the United States of America used to celebrate the importance of siblings. It's not a federally-recognized holiday, yet, but it's still a nice time to remember and honor the brothers and sisters in our...

Make No (Livestream) Mistake About It

A Cautionary Tale for the Livestreamer There once was a communications technologist named Mayumi. Mayumi really liked her job producing video events at a major university. One day, a high-profile guest came to campus, and the high-profile department...

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...

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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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