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 have included 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.
* I entered the 2020 CINTAS Foundation’s 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship competition. While no winner of the competition was selected due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, I was awarded a $1,000 grant and automatically entered in the 2021 competition, in which I am participating. I will further report with the competition results.
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
Pride Festival Rosalba The Last Angel Hope for the Future The Magic Apple Five Cowries A Faun at Large Pineal Split
I have authored seventy-five stories of various lengths and genres. My stories have appeared or are scheduled to appear in over fifty paying short story anthologies, magazines and podcasts. Here are a few of my published stories.
The Village (Best Horror Stories)
The Blue Pearls Boon from Angel Big Q /Little Q Slug The Amoebas A Viennese Story Tattoos
The Girl, etc. A Stay in Mayami The Rapture Figaro on Wheels The Hungry Wolf Tiger by the Tail A Very Cold Hand The Satchel
The Lunar Moth Opaque The Dopey Lion The Sisters of Mercy The Hajj Something in the Water Yellow Butterfly The Village
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