Maya Spore

Awards and Publications


Over time, I have grown stronger in my writing and since 2013, I started entering short story contests. This page will list an overview of those stories and their outcome, together with publications that my stories ever made.

Human Nature

A story about a terrifying future, where people no longer have physical contact with one another.
July 2014: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Annabel's Lost & Found Award

Corcovado Beach

One day in a not so distant future, Eduardo and Luciana are strolling on Corcovado Beach, Rio de Janeiro. What follows is an insight how life on this planet might be by then.
June 2014: WINNER of Needle in the Hay's Climate Fiction Award

Mo

Mo is Head of Decorations at the Hunter's Lodge, and is always eager to tell his life-story to his visitors.
March 2014: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Past is Stuffed Award

The Doorbell (intentionally bad!!)

The doorbell sounds through the house...
December 2013: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Broken Bad Award

Root

Maya needs a cure for her very ill mother, and a strange wizard in the woods is her only chance...
November 2013: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Laugh Out Loud Award

Meeting Lara

Maya is playing Tomb Raider on her laptop, when suddenly she senses the ice-cold feel of steel being pushed against her neck....
October 2013: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Farewell Hiroshi Award

50 Shades of Yellow

Maya comes home one day and finds her husband in the kitchen, all excited about the thing she had just bought...
September 2013: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Welcome Aboard Award

The Alley

Maya started avoiding her friend Kara all of a sudden. One day, Kara decides she will find out why and traps Maya in an alley.
August 2013: Shortlist of Needle in the Hay's Unbearable Standards Award

Santa's little helper

Maya wants to find her boyfriend the best Christmas present ever. What looks like an easy task becomes very hard as she gets distracted every time she enters a shop.
November 2011: Published in the Second Life magazine '♀♀LifeStyle™ Magazine©'