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S2.18 Walls of Nigeria

Walls of Nigeria by Jeremy Szal Originally published in Nature. Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingoes. His science-fiction and fantasy work has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, The Drabblecast, and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he’s worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and Joe R. Lansdale. He’s completed…
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Turn of Phrases

I’ve been thinking a lot about the twisted phrases, idioms, metaphors, similies and the like that we use. In writing and in day to day language. (Translation and plain language guidelines ooof!) I’ve been listening to a phenomenal new podcast Turn of Phrases. The most recent episode addressed my question about “a bridge too far” which …I have probabally been using too much lately. But in my defense there are a LOT of things that are a bridge too far!…
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S2.17 Distance

Distance by Soar Distance was narrated by Soar Soar is an international poet and storyteller living in Berlin, author of four books on the themes of love, human values, life and positive thinking. Currently a new book and a vinyl are in development, under the project “Poetry-in-Motion”, by ©Soar. The author is a member of the Society of Authors (UK), Poets&Writers (USA) and collaborates with international magazines in Germany, Italy, UK, Romania and the US (Decanto The Poetry Magazine, Enigma,…
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Writing Prompt: Unusual Were-Animals

I love werewolves and the other very common variations. But I also think there is a lot of other under explored were-animals. My Smokejumpers series explores a few of these, peregrine falcons (my favorite), jaguars (pretty common), mountain lions (also on the not unusual list), stags and much more. What is the most unusual shifter you’ve read? Written? What would you like to read? I’ve been listening to the Varmints podcast and I’ve been thinking about which of these would…
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2.16 Basilisk on a Yellow Field

Basilisk on a Yellow Field by Jon Cronshaw Jon Cronshaw is a UK-based science fiction and fantasy author. He has published three short story collections, Host, The Gibson Continuum, and Her Name Was Red. His debut novel Wizard of the Wasteland is out now. He has a PhD in the history of art and has seen his writing published in regional and national newspapers across the UK, including the Metro and Guardian. He’s an ex-gamer, a guide dog owner, a voracious reader, and a certified…
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I’m out in the world!

I’ve got a few exciting things of me being out in the world! I’ve been featured on a podcast, a blog, I’ll be featured on the Podbean app (you can go and download me there now!!) next week, and in August I’ll be a part of #2podsaday. Listen to me on Wild Pitch I talk about the podcasting, scary things, and my non-sport sporting skills. Read more about me on M L Moos M L Moos is a wonderful author…
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S2.15 State of the Union

State of the Union by Michael Haynes Originally published in Space and Time magazine in 2016 Michael Haynes lives in Central Ohio where he helps keep IT systems running for a large corporation during the day and puts his characters through the wringer by night. An ardent short story reader and writer, Michael has had stories appear in periodicals such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Daily Science Fiction and his work has also appeared in anthologies…
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Support 600 Second Saga

If you are enjoying 600 Second Saga and would like to support the podcast please consider donating with Patreon. Everyone who supports the show on Patreon gets audio compilations and ebook versions. The Season 1 compilation is now available in both ebook and audio. (Over 5 hours of audio! Remastered and higher quality!) We are also excited to announce that next month we will be featuring an ebook from Kate Rauner as a monthly bonus for supporters at $5 or…
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The Year of Story

There are a lot of New Year’s Resolutions and 52 weeks of and 365 days of things. I generally like to try to aim to build on and do things without imposing too much structure because then I become a overly, inappropriately devoted to the structure instead of the things. So I like the Year of idea. (Thank you Cortex!)   Year of… I’ve been thinking about what my year is. I didn’t have a great plan or strategy. A…
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S2.14 Siren of the Void

Siren of the Void by 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, go to 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…
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