E. Miranda Hernandez
E. Miranda Hernandez has been writing fantasy, sci-fi, and literary fiction since grade school. Most recently, she earned a BA in Literature and Writing from the University of California at San Diego, whose excellent writing program prompted many of her short stories and helped her to develop the storyline of her upcoming novel.
E. Miranda has many works in progress, and is always looking for new beta readers. Interested parties should contact her via email or through of the sites below:
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Madeleine's Life, A Short Story
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Madeleine's father dies, her mother seems to lose her way. Madeleine may only be eight, but her maturity shines through in this brief look at a family after tragedy, told from Madeleine's point of view.
-Flash Fiction/One Shot-
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Smashwords book reviews by E. Miranda Hernandez
on Nov. 10, 2010
This story started with such an interesting premise: a woman is killed, but her ghost cannot find peace because she can't find her body. Through various first-person monologues, conversations and revelations (including that ghosts can lie, interesting), the reader finds out the truth about her death and what happened to her body.
Unlike some of the other reviewers, I was not thrown off my the multiple points of view. However, I was bothered that none of the various characters seemed to have their own voice; they all seemed to use the same narrative tone, and aside from the named sections, it was often difficult to tell them apart.
Overall, the story had its funny moments, but read as if written in hurry. There is potential here, but also room for improvement.
- The Meat Market
on Nov. 11, 2010
The climax was thought-provoking and unexpected, but the story didn't seem to have an ending. Would have liked a bit more exposition.
- Dream Master
on Nov. 27, 2010
Bobby is an elementary school student who learns to control his bad dreams after meeting the Dream Master. This control flows over into his real life, and Bobby becomes first popular, then cocky, then feared. In the end, he finds a happy medium and makes his peace with his dreams.
This is a very cute book, but I have two compaints:
1. The end is too easy. The Dream Master makes a suggestion, and Bobby agrees with him almost immediately. It seems like there was no real conflict or character growth. Bobby needs to meet some sort of conflict on his own.
2. The writing is great, but there are natural pauses where illustrations would bring it alive. This is really designed to be a picture book, and would do much better with a visual element.
Overall, a cute book, but I'm not sure if it's quite finished.
- Not with a Bang
on June 01, 2011
"The world began in a garden. How appropriate that it should end in one."
Astronauts Robin and John are the last two survivors of the human race, stranded on a chunk of rock left after the callous destruction of the planet Earth. Will the human race die with them? Or does someone have a different plan?
Short, sweet, hilarious, and slightly odd, this story does not disappoint in its comparison to the Douglas Adams brand of sci-fi. If you like Hitchhiker, you'll enjoy this quick read.