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The Authors Haunt is proud to present the 2009 Themed Fiction Anthology.  The theme of this anthology was "Determination" and participating authors were challenged to come up with a story of between 2,000 and 12,500 words addressing this theme in whatever genre they saw fit.

A total of six authors participated in this anthology, between them submitting seven stories.  Those submissions are listed below in alphabetical order by title.  At the end of each story you will see a feedback button linking directly to the topic where the story is being discussed.  Authors here are not paid for their work, and the only reward they get for their skill and hard work is the thanks of grateful readers, so please take a moment to show your gratitude.

 

A dedicated paramedic struggles to keep a teenage boy alive after a car accident...

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Word Count: 2,572

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

After two hundred years as an Old Soul, Alex's final night has arrived. But will his last wish be granted?

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Word Count: 3,844

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

A family come together in suffering as the life of one of their own hangs in the balance...

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Word Count: 2,012

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

In a simple game of backyard tennis, as well as in life, determination doesn't always give you the result you hope for...

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Word Count: 3,289

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

An horrific car accident leaves Patrick trapped in his car, battered, bruised and bleeding.  He has the means to call for help, but he has a secret, a secret he can't afford for anyone to discover...

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Word Count: 9,124

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

Will the determination of true love be enough for survival?

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Word Count: 6,525

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

A young man wakes face down on concrete to find himself in a room with no doors or windows. Contusions and bruising on his head are painful reminders of the events that led him to where he was and as his memory returns, he realises he’s not the only one in trouble. He has to get out and fast…

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Word Count: 3,336

Published: 25 Dec 2009

 

 

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