Hagerstown Community College student Jeremiah Sater, of Waynesboro, Pa., recently published his first short story, “Planet 239,” in the online literary magazine The WiFiles.
According to Sater, “Planet 239” tells the story of crew members in the National Galaxy Alert Program who track comets and prevent them from crashing into the planet. The crew soon comes to realize that one of those comets is far more dangerous than it first appears.
Sater, 18, first began writing short stories at the age of eight. He most often writes in the science fiction and fantasy genres and hopes to publish a collection of short stories and a novel within the next ten years.
“My dream as a writer is find myself as an author of a New York Times bestseller,” said Sater.
Sater, an English major at HCC, will graduate in December 2013. After HCC, he plans to transfer to four-year college to major in journalism so that he can combine two of his favorite things: writing and sports.