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The Authors Haunt

Updated on July 11, 2010

The Authors Haunt

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I knew The Authors Haunt when it was the Hub, but didn't apply to become a member. Then, late December, I applied to join the Authors Haunt instead.

Within a couple of months, Nick's Matrix was born - my homepage on the site.

Since then, I have tried my hand a poetry and submitted entries for many of their anthologies.

They're a nice bunch and what impresses me most of all, it that they are all interested in furthering themselves and improving their writing skills.

Amongst them are artists, photographers and poets, which is why this has a poetry tag.

They're an eclectic bunch with everything there from comedy to tragedy, horror to romance, so there's probably something for everyone and if you don't find what you're looking for, there's more in the vault. Click there for more authors and more genres.

It's a young site - less than a year since it first went live, but it is growing almost daily.

I have nine stories there all of them short and hope to increase that number as soon as I can.


Girard the mountain dragon - By Bev

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...

This is a fun story.

Girard is not what you expect and neither is this story. It's short, but Bev manages to encapsulate so much into such a short space.

Read and enjoy this piece by someone who ought to be earning a living at this.

Gargoyles - By Rob Hawes

Roger is a gargoyle. By day he is a stone statue standing tall and proud over the church doors, but at night, in the darkness, he comes to life, indulging the few worldly pleasures he has. Despite the drawbacks of his existence, he is proud to be a gargoyle, so when fellow gargoyle Harry tells him he wants more out of life it falls to Roger to show him what it really means to be a gargoyle. But all does not go according to plan...

This is an excellent piece by Rob.

Roger is just what you imagine a gargoyle to be, where Harry is not.

This is funny and had me laughing out loud when I read it. Rob's descriptions of how the gargoyles came to be and spend their days is so believable. Their nights are even better!

I have wondered whether these two characters will grace more stories and fervently hope they will.

A Dragon, A Unicorn and a girl named food - By Heather Rose Brown

Dragons gotta eat. So do unicorns. This isn't good news for a girl who's been named Food.

And this is one of those stories that you just wish wouldn't end.

The dialogue is awesome and the characters are sure to stick with you for a long while afterwards.

I can't tell you what happens, because anything I say will ruin it for you.

If you don't read any of the others - and I'm sure you will, read this one.


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    • Nick B profile image

      Nick B 8 years ago from Normandy, France

      Thank you for taking the time.

      The site is one of the best for quality that I have seen and I'm not just saying that because I have a page there!

      Do have a look and I hope you enjoy.

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      MistHaven 8 years ago from New Jersey

      I'm gonna have to check out The Authors Haunt, this is the first time I'm hearing about this. It sounds promising.