A Thousand Secret Sorrows –
A thousand feet underground.
A billion years from Earth.
A week to live.Keldin gave up everything to survive: his career, his community, his
family. He was beaten, mutilated, and poisoned. He traveled to an alien
world, passed through fire and ice and darkness and a mile of solid
rock.Armed with only the barest of tools and the briefest of training, he
walks abandoned tunnels, groping in the dust for abandoned memories. He
painstakingly unwinds the tapestry of nine billion lives, looking for a
single thread: Ennun, humanity’s savior.As a child, Ennun was a homeless refugee and an expatriate. He grew to
become an explorer, a soldier, and the heir to a kingdom. Then he
abandoned paradise, abandoned everything, to save humanity.Then he disappeared.For hundreds of years, the greatest historians have scoured the world
for the key to understand him.If Keldin can’t find it in one week, he will die alone on an alien
world.Matthew Kagle Bio –
Matthew Kagle is an undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin, just
finishing up his Bachelor’s Degrees in Geology and Creative Writing.In his spare time, he volunteers to do roadside cleaning with his
fraternity. Most of the time he just plays video games.