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The Authors Haunt is proud to present the 2011 New Year Flash Fiction Anthology.  The theme of this anthology was "Cold".  Participating authors were invited to explore this theme as they saw fit, provided their submitted story did not exceed 500 words.

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

 

Some teachers can be tough. Some can be awful. Some can be absolutely the worst. Well, let's see if Mike can cope with one of those "absolutely the worst" teachers...

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Word Count: 495

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

On Christmas Day a grandmother waits impatiently for someone to notice her...

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Word Count: 500

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

What if you could have one more chance to say goodbye? What if the one you loved returned for you only to be one of the most feared creatures of all?

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Word Count: 423

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

It can be so cold in the heat...

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Word Count: 233

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

A dysfunctional married couple face off in a silent battle of wills...

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Word Count: 500

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

Some relationships can never thaw...

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Word Count: 350

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

As a king, being responsible for a kingdom is what daily life is. For Arcttus, though, that was only a part of it, with his species\' survival on the line...

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Word Count: 495

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

In the cold light of day, a suspect is cleared of suspicion, but is the evidence complete?

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Word Count: 492

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

A story about loss...

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Word Count: 341

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

Jeff asks Dennis to go with him to a campus visit at College of the Pacific. Afterwards Jeff is excited and ready to apply, and Dennis is happy for his friend. It's what happens on their way home that’s going to change their lives...

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Word Count: 490

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

Outing yourself is often not the best idea, especially if it's merely to snub a teacher and your friends don't join in...

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Word Count: 500

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

A disillusioned teacher begins his journey home after another long and troublesome day...

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Word Count: 500

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

Flash floods can be scary and deadly...

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Word Count: 458

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

A ghost haunts a section of a road. What if that ghost was your relative?

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Word Count: 373

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

The end of a marriage due to a promotion that both the husband and wife wanted and the husband got...

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Word Count: 499

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

Staring out of my bedroom window as the snow begins to fall, I wait for something that may never happen...

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Word Count: 479

Published: 28 Jan 2011

 

 

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