Mike Saad

Mike Saad

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The story & legacy of Neda Agha Soltan, my own personal "Cel'Dero" is a tragic one, but also remains a symbol of citizens standing up to oppression. My story "A Bright, Infinite Future" mirrors my own, personal reaction to her death in June of 2009.  This Time Photo Essay chronicles that time period in Iran, & how Neda herself is a rallying cry for Iranians today  http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1906549,00.html

Neda Agha-Soltan, Shot Through the Heart by Basij Militia During Election Protests in Tehran, Iran

My story "A Bright, Infinite Future" published in the December 2015 edition of Non Local Science Fiction out of Pennsylvania. The story is about two men from different planets whose fates become intertwined midst the political backdrop of a world rife with corruption, chaos, & terror.  http://www.amazon.ca/Nonlocal-Science-Fiction-Issue-4-ebook/dp/B019DA87MA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450534805&sr=8-1&keywords=nonlocal+science+fiction

My story "A Bright, Infinite Future" published in the December 2015 edition of Non Local Science Fiction out of Pennsylvania. The story is about two men from different planets whose fates become intertwined midst the political backdrop of a world rife with corruption, chaos, & terror. http://www.amazon.ca/Nonlocal-Science-Fiction-Issue-4-ebook/dp/B019DA87MA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450534805&sr=8-1&keywords=nonlocal+science+fiction

White Army Stand, a project I began as a Grade 4 student in the library at Mountain View Elementary School in Miss Sandy Cervo's Grade 4 class, is now, 31 years later, finally in published form!  The awesome illustrations are by Adam White of Elkford, B.C.  Project Support provided by Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance ~ a community initiative supported by funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.  http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2015/04/white-army-stand-by-michael-saad.html

White Army Stand, a project I began as a Grade 4 student in the library at Mountain View Elementary School in Miss Sandy Cervo's Grade 4 class, is now, 31 years later, finally in published form! The awesome illustrations are by Adam White of Elkford, B.C. Project Support provided by Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance ~ a community initiative supported by funding from the Columbia Basin Trust. http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2015/04/white-army-stand-by-michael-saad.html

Here is a sneak peak of a scene from White Army Stand, my story coming out this April 14th in the UK.  This story was 31 years in the making, first begun back in 1984 when I was in Grade 4.  The story, which has underwent many revisions since then, will retain the same spirit I envisioned way back then.  The art is from the brilliant Adam White, from Elkford, B.C. Take a peek at my Twitter account - @msaad_writer - for a mini-contest I am holding in regards to the story  #StateYourStand

Here is a sneak peak of a scene from White Army Stand, my story coming out this April 14th in the UK. This story was 31 years in the making, first begun back in 1984 when I was in Grade 4. The story, which has underwent many revisions since then, will retain the same spirit I envisioned way back then. The art is from the brilliant Adam White, from Elkford, B.C. Take a peek at my Twitter account - @msaad_writer - for a mini-contest I am holding in regards to the story #StateYourStand

Clayton Cytko's second illustration for my horror story "The Terrors of the Earth."  This one is of Roggin's cabin.  The eerie ambiance & the hourglass symbology in the picture are all Clayton's constructs.  Roggin's cabin is based (loosely) on the cabins of my childhood in the 'Corvan Valley,' which, for those of you from the Elk Valley, is a combination of the Corbin Valley & Grave Lake, where most of the scenery I describe in the story is taken from.

Clayton Cytko's second illustration for my horror story "The Terrors of the Earth." This one is of Roggin's cabin. The eerie ambiance & the hourglass symbology in the picture are all Clayton's constructs. Roggin's cabin is based (loosely) on the cabins of my childhood in the 'Corvan Valley,' which, for those of you from the Elk Valley, is a combination of the Corbin Valley & Grave Lake, where most of the scenery I describe in the story is taken from.

Clayton Cytko's teaser illustration for my horror story "The Terrors of the Earth," published in the April 2014 edition of Under the Bed Magazine.  I loved the way Clayton dated the poster, by giving it that hurried, weathered look that suggested it is, by the time of the story, now 23 years old.  Great stuff by the ultra talented Clayton Cytko!  The story link is found at http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/u-t-b/under-the-bed-vol-02-no-07/

Clayton Cytko's teaser illustration for my horror story "The Terrors of the Earth," published in the April 2014 edition of Under the Bed Magazine. I loved the way Clayton dated the poster, by giving it that hurried, weathered look that suggested it is, by the time of the story, now 23 years old. Great stuff by the ultra talented Clayton Cytko! The story link is found at http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/u-t-b/under-the-bed-vol-02-no-07/

"An Even Temper"  This story was made into a podcast, narrated by Vancouver radio host John Roberts. This is the story of three university roommates trying to get along. They fail & the problems only compound when two of them realize the young man they've been living with harbors a dark secret. What isn't a secret for those living in the Lethbridge area is what my inspiration was for the train bridge I use in the story. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/nil-desperandum/id383523652?mt=2

The longest and highest trestle bridge in North America. It spans the Oldman River at Lethbridge Alberta

"A Decorous Age," published, and available for free online, in Halfway Down the Stairs Magazine, out of Massachusetts.  This is a story about a man who's had enough, and is ready to finally end it all.  Ready to take the fateful last step, a chance encounter with evil compels him to carry out one last, desperate act. http://www.halfwaydownthestairs.net/index.php?action=view&id=137

"A Decorous Age," published, and available for free online, in Halfway Down the Stairs Magazine, out of Massachusetts. This is a story about a man who's had enough, and is ready to finally end it all. Ready to take the fateful last step, a chance encounter with evil compels him to carry out one last, desperate act. http://www.halfwaydownthestairs.net/index.php?action=view&id=137

"The Chronicle of Ebb," published in the May 2014 edition of the Cross and the Cosmos out of New York, is a Christian Sci-Fi story about a human diplomat who comes into the possession of a document of extraordinary proportions, one that could transform the very essence of human thought and belief.  The only problem are the powerful forces that do not want this document coming to light at any cost. http://www.scribd.com/doc/227553937/The-Cross-and-the-Cosmos-Issue-18#scribd

This image is NGC 6543 known as the Cat's Eye Nebula as it appears to the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Hubble Telescope. A planetary nebula is a phase of stellar evolution that the sun should experience several billion years from now, when i.

My Amazon author page, where you can get electronic copies of my novellas and stories for the Amazon Kindle and other tablets / media.  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00OVLH584

My Amazon author page, where you can get electronic copies of my novellas and stories for the Amazon Kindle and other tablets / media. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00OVLH584

Heater Vol. 02 No. 07 - Dedicated to my late English 12 teacher, Mr. Ron Basarab, this story deals with a young man's quest to redeem a dark and painful decision he made as a child, a decision that haunts him well into adulthood.  This story has been expanded and turned into a novel, and will be out next year.  For now, the story version, which will serve as an excerpt for the novel, was published in the August 2014 edition of Heater Magazine in the US.

Heater Vol. 02 No. 07 - Dedicated to my late English 12 teacher, Mr. Ron Basarab, this story deals with a young man's quest to redeem a dark and painful decision he made as a child, a decision that haunts him well into adulthood. This story has been expanded and turned into a novel, and will be out next year. For now, the story version, which will serve as an excerpt for the novel, was published in the August 2014 edition of Heater Magazine in the US.

eFiction Vol. 04 No. 12 - features my story "Splits in the Skin," about a bitter teenager's spiral into the world of "Crazy Harvey," a man whose notorious partying also harbors dark secrets of his own.  The corollary to this story, tentatively titled "Splits in the Heart," will be out next year.

eFiction Vol. 04 No. 12 - features my story "Splits in the Skin," about a bitter teenager's spiral into the world of "Crazy Harvey," a man whose notorious partying also harbors dark secrets of his own. The corollary to this story, tentatively titled "Splits in the Heart," will be out next year.

"The Tale of Kal Trison" - My Christmas Sci-Fi tale with illustrations from two of our Art students at Coalhurst High School - Julie Beer and Justine Knox.  Story link found here: http://www.youthimagination.org/index.php/publish/current-issue/issue-20-december-2014/item/101-the-tale-of-kal-trison-by-michael-saad

"The Tale of Kal Trison" - My Christmas Sci-Fi tale with illustrations from two of our Art students at Coalhurst High School - Julie Beer and Justine Knox. Story link found here: http://www.youthimagination.org/index.php/publish/current-issue/issue-20-december-2014/item/101-the-tale-of-kal-trison-by-michael-saad