600 Second Saga

S1.30 A Hairy Situation

A Hairy Situation is written by Marissa LaPorte

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.

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S1.29 No One Likes the Grimm Reaper

No One Likes the Grimm Reaper by Kim Letendre.

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.

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S1.28 Like Bad Spray Paint

Like Bad Spray Paint by JW Troemner

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.

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S1.27 A Meditation

A Meditation is written by Mariah Avix.

Read more about Heather and her transformation in Oak Stream Hollow. Out now in ebook and audiobook.
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.

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S1.26 Moscow on Neptune


Moscow on Neptune is written by Stefan Budansew.

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 in 2015, and has several other works in progress.  Look for Stefan to appear this fall in an upcoming anthology of Urban Fantasy thrillers, along with a few other authors who have appeared on the 600 Second Saga. Stefan has a love of science fiction, old-school tabletop gaming and video games. He also assists with the 600 Second Saga podcast and encourages others to share all the stories which they keep inside.

https://stefanbudansew.wordpress.com/

Works: Immersion (2015 – Amazon, Kindle)

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S1.25 Discovery

Discovery by Mariah Avix.

Dangerous Metal by Mariah Avix is now available for on Audible, iBooks, Amazon, and more.
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.

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S1.24 Mysterious Ways

Mysterious Ways by Kate Rauner.

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.

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S1.23 Earth Children are from Venus and Treborians are from Mars

Earth Children are from Venus and Treborians are from Mars by Sharolyn G Brown.

Read more about Roxal and Lauren in The Heaviness of Knowing

You can learn more about 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.

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October!

Fall is coming! (I promise, even if it is hot and sticky right now.) With fall comes Halloween. I’m working on getting ready for October episodes and am looking for Halloween themed stories.

October suggestions

  • Ghosts falling in love
  • Werewolf puppies trick or treating
  • Secret lives of jack-o-lanterns


My piece has a werewolf, a witch, and a vampire. Not that they’d be recognizable as that compared with modern versions, but hopefully a bit of a more old-fashioned tale. But old-fashioned doesn’t mean horror!

I’m a great horror wimp, so, please, nothing that would give me nightmares. I’m still recovering from Dangerous Metal and real life. Though the nightmares of the later may last a while longer still.

The submission guidelines.

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