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The Authors Haunt is proud to present the 2009 Abstract Fiction Anthology.  The theme of this anthology was "The Mountain", a story based not on words, but on an image contained in the banner above.  Participating authors were invited to explore this theme as they saw fit, provided their submitted story came to between 2,000 and 12,500 words.

A total of twelve authors participated in this anthology, between them submitting twelve 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.

For the first time, this anthology is also available as a pdf ebook free of charge.  If you would like to read the book in pdf format, please click here to download it.

 

Arikara has a gift, though to him it feels more like a curse, the ability to know when someone is about to die, to experience their last moments even before they do, but when his ‘curse’ gives him the opportunity to actually make a difference, Arikara sees for the first time that his ability is not the torment he has always believed it to be...

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Word Count: 2,753

Published: 22 May 2009

 

The little cabin on the mountain-side provides refuge for its original builder, and then as time passes, for others too.

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Word Count: 2,371

Published: 22 May 2009

 

There have been reports of strange activities in the woods. Two government agents arrive to investigate...

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Word Count: 3,153

Published: 22 May 2009

 

Tomas has been estranged from his grandmother ever since she caught him in bed with Toby, but now she wants to see him, only her reasons for seeking the reunion may not be as pure as Tomas would have hoped...

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Word Count: 8,111

Published: 22 May 2009

 

Dragons aren't real.  Everybody knows that.  It's just a pity they forgot to tell Girard, the Mountain Dragon, living safe in his cave high in the Uitna Mountains...

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Word Count: 2,360

Published: 22 May 2009

 

A trip to the Harz Mountains doesn't go quite as planned...

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Word Count: 12,581

Published: 22 May 2009

 

Snapshots of the lives of two people as they intertwine with each other...

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Word Count: 9,218

Published: 22 May 2009

 

This story is part of Rob Hawes' The Midnight Chronicles: In the aftermath of an apocalyptic global pandemic, two brothers search for a place to rebuilt their shattered lives.  Desperate for supplies, they discover the mysterious Tayburn Falls, an isolated hunting lodge that conceals a terrible secret...

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Word Count: 12,261

Published: 22 May 2009

 

This story is part of Julien Gregg's The Apple Mountain Valley Chronicles: The Blakely family believe they have found the house of their dreams, but when sinister things begin to happen they soon learn how wrong they were...

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Word Count: 13,008

Published: 22 May 2009

 

As history repeats itself, a journal just may help the present break the cycle of darkness...

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Word Count: 2,811

Published: 22 May 2009

 

Ever set out to find something you never knew you were missing?

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Word Count: 2,474

Published: 22 May 2009

 

Wales's past haunts him though voices. What happened seven months ago that ended his best friend's life and has made his own worst than death?

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Word Count: 3,979

Published: 22 May 2009

 

 

 

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