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?

The Girl Who Could

The quote above was originally submitted for a #1LineWed offering on June 13, 2018.  It comes from my original character Darya in "Number Seven and the Life Left Behind" and it gave me trouble in every single edit of the story. Every character needs their own...

Anan by Techycutie

Art commission of my original character Anan by Techycutie. This version is not as dark as Anan is described in the story, but that's more my fault than the artist's, since I was probably not specific enough about that. What's fun about seeing an artist's take on an...

“Last Night at the Golconda”

The Eve and Alan characters are new to me. I'm still feeling my way around them and their post-WWII world. I already like them, though, and they're already forming a story for themselves. Love (and sex) play a part because that's how they first came to my mind. A few...

Why I Stopped Writing Fanfiction (for the most part)

Let me start by saying this post is not to pooh-pooh fanfiction or the many writers and readers who enjoy it. I believe fanfiction is a valid and important writing form that produces many wonderful stories that bridge borders and offer opportunities for readers of all...

Saturday Sentences

The Setup Every week, writer and writing coach Kate Johnston sends out to her TeamWriter Facebook group her Saturday Sentence Challenge. It goes like this:   As you can see, Kate challenges members of the group to take her provided "blah, grammatically incorrect,...

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Number Seven

Conspiracy thriller novella now available in paperback and Kindle e-book!

Finding Mister Wright

Modern-day original short stories

Fearless

Romance by the sea

Borderlands

Featuring From Hell (A Love Story): space opera western in the Borderlands continuity

Doctor Who

Day-to-day drama featuring the Songbirds: Sally Sparrow and Larry Nightingale

Persona 4

Featuring “1 More Chance!”

Other Stories

Random fandom and fandom-free stories by me

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