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The Authors Haunt is proud to present the 2009 New Year Flash Fiction Anthology.  The theme of this anthology was "Night".  Participating authors were invited to explore this theme as they saw fit, provided their submitted story did not exceed 300 words.

A total of seventeen authors participated in this anthology, between them submitting twenty-six 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.

 

His own cross had pushed him into priesthood...

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Word Count: 205

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

When nighttime falls any task can become a dangerous quest

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Word Count: 298

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

A serial killer waits for his latest victim on a park bench, and remembers those women who came before...

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Word Count: 300

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Torn and twisted by the cursed light, the monster inside him rises again. To quench its thirst... for blood

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Word Count: 289

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

The strangest things happen at pavement caf├ęs late at night...

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Word Count: 298

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

I wait in the night for the darkness to call. Will you be mine when the moon rides high?

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Word Count: 243

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Behind closed doors, an Edinburgh worker lives a life of quiet desperation

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Word Count: 294

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Fantasy can create a blissful avenue of escape, but there's no such thing as happily ever after... is there?

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Word Count: 210

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

A missed bus and a shortcut through the woods...

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Word Count: 296

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

This story is a sequel to Blue Eyes by Rob Hawes: She knows he's waiting.  She knows what he wants.  The only question is, will she allow him one last moment of pleasure before the hunter becomes the hunted?

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Word Count: 300

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

The narrator stands on a cliff-top at night and remembers the day of a terrible accident

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Word Count: 300

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

The question we all seek to answer is what is in the light?

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Word Count: 278

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

An ordinary walk back to the dorms turns out to be not so ordinary

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Word Count: 296

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Man Seeks Companionship for Mutual Nighttime Adventures - and more?

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Word Count: 298

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Jon has been thinking for quite a while. Smash the TV? Or not? That's what he feels like, and he couldn't really help it. But someone can. Help him, that is

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Word Count: 298

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Leadership may be called upon anytime...

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Word Count: 291

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Confusion and sorrow follow the dead as they try to talk to the living and are not heard

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Word Count: 283

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

What is the price of admiration?

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Word Count: 216

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

Hiding in the dark, she knows he's coming and that it will only be a matter of time before he finds her, but what can she do other than wait?

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Word Count: 300

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

When the forgotten words will be remembered, He will rise - The Grey One

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Word Count: 299

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

As the Midnight Stalker soon discovers, being a masked vigilante isn't as easy as the comic books make it look

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Word Count: 287

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

What is the secret of the room? A woman wakes up in the dark, naked and no memory.

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Word Count: 300

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

A night of widowhood

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Word Count: 297

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

A well-worn marriage

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Word Count: 250

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

A stargazing session takes an unexpected turn

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Word Count: 294

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

What could be better than a moonlit walk on the beach?

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Word Count: 274

Published: 16 Jan 2009

 

 

 

 

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