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Matias F. Travieso-Diaz

Who, Why and  How

I am a Cuban American engineer and lawyer who, having retired from the practice of law, has rediscovered the pleasures of creative writing.  I started this site to share with others my creative efforts.

In addition to fiction in both English and Spanish, I will include here some legal papers I have written over the years on issues relating to Cuba, and miscellaneous other writings.


 I had fun creating the works reproduced here and hope you will enjoy them also.  In any case, I will welcome any and all comments.


I intend to update the contents of this site with new material depending on my inspiration and the available time.

My Books



My first collection of published stories, "The Satchel and Other Terrors," was published in February 2023 and is available through Amazon and other retailers. Further information to be provided below.

I have completed two novels that take place in Cuba during its Colonial era, "The Taíno Women" (16th Century) and "The Travels of Lázaro Serrano (18th Century). I am set to start working on the third novel of the trilogy, centered around Cuba's wars of independence from Spain.

Wooden House in the Forest

English  Writings

I have recently authored over fifty stories of various lengths and genres.  My stories have appeared or are scheduled to appear in over a dozen publications, including the New Reader Magazine; the Dual Coast Magazine; the Lite Lit One Journal; the Theme of Absence Magazine; the Night to Dawn Magazine; the Jerry Jazz Magazine; the Dream of Shadows Magazine; Jitter Press; the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable; Emerging Worlds; The Patchwork Raven; Czykmate Productions - How HORROR-able Anthology; the New Orbit Magazine; Clarendon House -  Maelstrom: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Literary Anthology 2019; the New Accelerator; Tell-Tale Press; Gypsum Sound Tales; Alban Lake Publishing – Frostfire Worlds; Selene Quarterly Magazine; Somos en Escrito, The Literary Hatchet and Aurora Wolf. Here are some of the published stories.

The Blue Pearls    A Boon from an Angel    Big Q and Little Q      The Amoebas       A Viennese Story        Tattoos

The Lunar Moth     Opaque     The Dopey Lion  The Sisters of Mercy    The Hajj    Something in the Water  The Village

English  Writings

I have authored over one hundred stories of various lengths and genres.  My stories have appeared or are scheduled to appear in over eighty paying short story anthologies, magazines and podcasts.  Following are copies of some of my publishe stories.


                                                                        Reynard and Hermeline     The Village (Best Horror Stories)

                   Blue Pearls  Boon from Angel  Big Q /Little Q      Slug            The Amoebas         Viennese Story   Tattoos

The Satchel  Release    Medusa's Stare  May The Best "Man"  Leaf          New Species     Magic Chrysler

Girl, etc.  Stay in Mayami Rapture    Figaro The Hungry Wolf  Tiger by Tail   Very Cold Hand  Sisters

Pride Festival          Rosalba        Last Angel   Hope for the Future   Magic Apple   Five Cowries    Faun at Large  Pineal Split

Terraforming  Xmas in Ushuaia  Liebestod        Luck     Something/Water   The Portal        Lung Repl.   Carmen  

Zara           The Potion   Scherazade's Last    The Last  Tsar    Release       Complete        Opaque   Showdown

Black Hole      Butterfly      The Adoration  Dopey Lion  Lunar Moth       Last Will      Dummies Cuban Soap Opera

Slide Show    Time Travel    Forest Whistles   Mapinguari       Gronks       Gwarwyn     Honey Cake      Henrietta

Late Bloomer  Dragon's Bite  Spring Flowers Phantom Brother


Escritos en Español

Here I include some of my writings in Spanish.  Others will be added as warranted
                  Transposicion       Los Caracoles    Las Amebas  Los Pasquines

                                Matrimonio Modelo  Limpieza Inconclusa     Reporte      Una Cita con el Diablo

Miscellaneous Writings and Podcasts

The Magic Apple podcast
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      The Magic Apple Podcast                         Slug Podcast                             The Black Pen    Fran's Funeral Remarks   Anniversary

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The Honey Cake podcast                                                              Remembering Fran  How Proposed                                      

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