Thank you so much to all of the authors who have contributed their work to 600 Second Saga. You can support these authors by purchasing their work and visiting their websites.
Konstantine Paradias is a writer by choice. His short stories have been published in the Dystopia-Utopia Anthology by Flame Tree Press, The Curious Gallery Magazine and the AE Canadian Science Fiction Review, among many others. His short story, “How You Ruined Everything” has been included in Tangent Online’s 2013 recommended SF reading list and his short story “The Grim” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His short story anthology, “Nowhere Stories” is published by Mad Paradise Press.
Konstantine is on twitter @KostantineP
Eddie D Moore
Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Adventure Worlds. Find more on his blog
See more from Ethan on Instagram.
Ethan Hedman is a speculative fiction writer from Cutler Bay, Florida who has been jotting ideas down for years and has only recently begun to share his stories with the world.
Vincent W. Sakowski
Vincent W. Sakowski is a writer, musician, dramatist and more. He is the author of the anti-epic novel of the surreal: SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNPLUGGED, and the Wonderland Award nominated short fiction collection: MISADVENTURES IN A THUMBNAIL UNIVERSE. Vincent lives in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, and is at work on his latest novel.
String-Driven Thing was originally published in Nature Futures.
Formerly an astronomer and more recently a research project manager in the aerospace and defense industry, Vaughan Stanger now writes SF and fantasy fiction for a living. His stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, Nature Futures and Interzone, amongst other noted magazines and anthologies. Like most writers, he’s working on a novel—and has been for many years. He also loves cats, thus further conforming to the cliché. Plus he’s still holding out for that holiday on the Moon he was promised in the dim and distant past. You can follow his writing adventures at http://www.vaughanstanger.com or @VaughanStanger.
Read more in Sons of Earth
Jordan Altman is a Geologist who has work from the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Canadian Shield. Recently taking up creative writing, his adventures within reality are now being matched by those of his imagination.
Jordan’s novella The Shaman’s Carving is available on Amazon.
Elia is tired of her life as a peasant, the young girl seeks adventure and fame. With her best friend, the Baron’s son, in tow, the children enter the forbidden ruins where a gift of magic awaits to be discovered. For hidden deep in the mysterious ancient city sits a totem, a magical carving that will change the lives of all those within the Barony of Riverhill forever. Yet, stalking the children lurks a creature with a dark purpose. A choice lays before Elia, to let sleeping dogs lie or to pursue the mystic arts of becoming a wizard in Shamanism.
Kyriakos studied in England, the University of Essex, and has a degree in Philosophy. He works as a seminar organizer for the municipality of the city of Thessaloníki, in Greece. Seminars created include ancient and enlightenment philosophy, literature and computer 3d modeling.
Published in a number of Greek periodicals and newspapers, he also has a collection of stories- titled Chrysalis- printed since October of 2015, from local literary publishers Anatypon.
S. H. Mansouri
Vein Raiders was first published in The Machinery – A Literary Collection
S.H. Mansouri lives in southern California with the love of his life, Cymphonee. After receiving his B.S. in biology from the University of California, Riverside, he worked as laboratory technician on projects ranging from blood-borne pathogens to malaria research and prevention. He’s been published in Acidic Fiction, The Manor House Podcast, The Dead Oaks Podcast, Cirsova Magazine, Best Horror Shorts, 2015, From the Dragon Lord’s Library, L0W L1f3 cyberpunk Magazine and more. He writes fiction full-time from a fly-infested patio and hopes to finish his first novel, Children of a Fallen Sky, before the end of the year.
Hillary Fotino is a game designer that writes stories in her free time. You can find more of her stories at worldswoven.wordpress.com. It updates 5 days a week.
Starlight was originally published in The Flash Fiction Press
Eric Fomley lives in a small town in Indiana where he works as a facility manager for a large retail company. In his spare time, he enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy stories, tinkering with his own stories, and playing more than a small dose of fantasy video games. You can catch a lot of his ramblings and future publications by following him on twitter @PrinceGrimdark.
The Visitors was previously published by Maudlin House in June.
Mileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist, living and working in Athens, Greece. Her work can be found in Ofi press magazine, Infective Ink, the Molotov Cocktail, Foliate Oak, HFC journal, Down in the Dirt, Minus paper, Massacre, Pendora, Maudlin house, Menacing Hedge, Scarlet Leaf Review, Nebula Rift, Idler, Litterateur online and soon in Midnight Circus, AntipodeanSF, Big Echo:Critical SF, the Ham, Blood and Thunder:Musings on the Art of Medicine, Hindered Souls, Sick Lit, the Potomac, Front Porch Review, Jellyfish Review and the Fear of Monkeys.
Tamara Hecht is an author and monster movie enthusiast. She has just published her second book in a children’s series called Monsterville. Tamara loves nature, video games, ghost stories, and learning about other cultures. She would like to encourage people to write the books they wish existed.
Monsterville – Book 1
Monsterville – Book 2
J. E. Bates
J.E. Bates is a lifelong communicant of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other mind sugar and screen candy. He’s lived in California, Finland and many worlds in between. He can be found at @jeebates Twitter or Blog.
Marissa LaPorte is a 19-year-old student currently attending Grand Valley State University. She recently returned from studying abroad in England. LaPorte has been selected as a winner and a finalist for many flash fiction and short story contests held on the writing website Figment.com and she was a runner-up the “Letter’s About Literature Contest” held in Lansing, Michigan. LaPorte has most recently been published in the “Hedge Apple” of Hagerstown Community College, “Serendipity” of Bay De Noc Community College, Literative.com, and she will be published in The Flash Fiction Press in September.
Read more by Marissa
Kim has lived in Canada all her life, in Montreal for most of it, but moved to Ontario in 2011 and am now a university student in Toronto, studying immunology and animal physiology. Kim speaks both French and English and writes in both languages. One of her French short stories has been adapted into a segment of a play presented by the Théâtre Français de Toronto in 2014. She bakes and does fencing in her spare time and also enjoys reading all types of books but especially fantasy and adventure. Kim has a deep love for anything Alice in Wonderland and mythology, two topics that are not even slightly related.
Read more (in French!) on Amazon
JW Troemner was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States, where she lives with her partner in a house full of pets. Most days she can be found gazing longingly at sinkholes and abandoned buildings. You can find out more about Rosario and her new best friend in Mark of the Dragon, the first book in the Urban Dragon series.
Kate writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that’s what Congress called them) because she worked in America’s nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she has a second, unpaid career as a volunteer firefighter. She left the beautiful but crowded Front Range of Colorado to live on the edge of New Mexico’s Gila National Forest with her husband, cats, llamas, and dog. She’s well on her way to achieving her life-goal of becoming an eccentric old woman.
Read more from Kate about Mars with the Colonization series.
This story was inspired by the Dark Lady on Mars.
Sharolyn G Brown
Sharolyn was almost 30 years old before she realized what she wanted to do when she grew up. Write. A life-long science fiction and fantasy fan, it took some time before she realized that other people may also be entertained by all of the characters in her head.
So, she gave them stories and started putting them in books. Her first novel, The Heaviness of Knowing, is currently available on Amazon.
Read more about Roxal and Lauren in The Heaviness of Knowing.
John Collings has traveled the world and has taken the wisdom he has collected from various cultures and placed it in his novels. He has found that satire is the best way to impart this knowledge due to its lasting effect with the reader. It is his goal to open up discussion about what he perceives is wrong with the world in the hopes that we can come together to fix it. Tag: A Cautionary Tale is the followup to his debut novel, Hell, and God, and Nuns with Rulers.
Read more about Tag in Tag: A Cautionary Tale.
Elise Abram is high school teacher of English and Computer Studies, former archaeologist, editor, publisher, award winning author, avid reader of literary and science fiction, and student of the human condition. Everything she does, watches, reads and hears is fodder for her writing. She is passionate about writing and language, cooking, and ABC’s Once Upon A Time. In her spare time she experiments with paleo cookery, knits badly, and writes. She also bakes. Most of the time it doesn’t burn. Her family doesn’t seem to mind.
Find more at eliseabram.com.
Read more about Alice Mable in I Was, Am, Will Be Alice by Elise Abram.
Jane B. Night
If you’d like to read more about Uleric and the Lunar Dragons then grab a copy of Secrets of Arach Innis. Currently free on Kindle Unlimited.
You can learn more about Jane B. Night at her webpage. Read more work by Jane at Amazon, on Twitter, or at Goodreads
Jane lives in Ohio with her twins. She is an avid reader and a hobbyist gamer.
R. M. Donaldson
Cedrick Custod is the youngest living protector of the world. Though blessed from the beginning by their creator with power and author to defend their world, the rest of the Custod has been wiped out by evil sorcerer Heklis. It’s up to Cedrick to save his world, but he doesn’t know it. His talents and passion for magic are their only hope, but his father refuses to let him use them. Can Cedrick find out why in time to save his world? Can he find the source of his powers to enable him to overcome Heklis’s? Could wicked sorceress be the answer to his plight or the death of him? Can Cedrick find out in time or will he watch it fall into darkness.
Read The Custodian Chronicles: The Rising on Amazon Paper Back, Kindle Book, Hardcover, or Other Ebooks.
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Ronel van Tonder
Ronel van Tonder is a science fiction author from South Africa, currently residing in Johannesburg. Her works include a dark, dystopian sci-fi trilogy, The Corrupted SUN Script, and a standalone cyberpunk novel, The Seventh Glitch. When she’s not writing, Ronel spends her free time slaying rendered baddies in the form of robots, gangsters and aliens – with any weapon that happens to be at hand. She also runs her own website design company, and loves dabbling in graphic design, 3D modelling, and animation.
The Seventh Glitch (new)
First Book in the Corrupted SUN Script Trilogy (free)
M L Moos
M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, visit her Facebook page.
She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for the overabundance of testosterone. On the rare occasion she makes it out into public, though, she’s always sure to be glamorous in her mom hair and yoga pants.
You can find her on Facebook @mlmoos or at her blog
Read the text for An Ill-fated Scarf
Read the text for An Apple Tree
Her upcoming short stories include “Back in the Day” and “Where We Are Now”.
T Que is a short story author and aspiring novelist. She is also a graduate of York University’s Glendon College Political Science program. Beyond the Boundaries is her first foray into the fantasy genre which has expanded her range of writing. When T Que is not writing she is actively enjoying cultural cuisines within Toronto.
Read more from T Que at Thirtyish
Stefan Budansew has been storyteller his entire life, however he only started writing the stories down in 2013. Initially encouraged by Nanowrimo, Stefan published his first short novel, Immersion, in 2015, and has several other works in progress. He also assists with the 600 Second Saga podcast and encourages others to share all the stories which they keep inside. Stefan has a love of science fiction, old-school tabletop gaming and video games.
Pick up Immersion at Amazon
Visit his website
Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week.
Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real.
She is currently working on a series of novellas about shapeshifters who fight wildfires, a trilogy about a woman who refuses to admit that she has the M word (magic), and endless flash fiction.
When she’s not writing she walks along the rivers and parks throughout her city looking for inspiration.