Katherine (Lee) Hayton


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Katherine Hayton is a middle-aged woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and resides a two-minute walk from where she was born.

For some reason, she developed a rich fantasy life.

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Dead as a Dodo Katherine (Lee) Hayton

Alvin plans on going gently into that good night. With his family gathered, quietly weeping around his bedside, Alvin's battle with leukemia is coming to a soft and peaceful end. One last breath out is all it will take and he will slip away forever. But forever isn't what it used to be.

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The Last Magic Man Katherine (Lee) Hayton

Welcome to a flash fiction drive by of my new Fantasy series—Bitter Magic.

I’m not into long introductions, so I kept this story short and sweet, but once the ice is broken I hope you’ll stop by for longer next time.

For years, battle weary soldiers have been chasing down the last few practitioners of magic, completing their goal to eradicate them from the face of the earth.

When Andreas Parsons is chased deep into the woods, outnumbered and outclassed, he attempts to evade his captors as he has so many times before. But with a world offended by his very existence, can he keep running forever?

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The Last Magic Man Katherine (Lee) Hayton

Welcome to a flash fiction drive by of my new Fantasy series—Bitter Magic.

I’m not into long introductions, so I kept this story short and sweet, but once the ice is broken I hope you’ll stop by for longer next time.

For years, battle weary soldiers have been chasing down the last few practitioners of magic, completing their goal to eradicate them from the face of the earth.

When Andreas Parsons is chased deep into the woods, outnumbered and outclassed, he attempts to evade his captors as he has so many times before. But with a world offended by his very existence, can he keep running forever?

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All I Want For Xmas Katherine (Lee) Hayton

Time is running out . . .

Christchurch Police are searching for a runaway toddler on a heat-struck Christmas morning. Fears for young Emily's safety are well-placed: her parent's home is situated between a river and a row of abandoned, earthquake-damaged houses.

When an eye-witness reports a man escorting a young girl away from the scene, a new specter raises its head. Can Detective Ngaire Blakes beat the ticking time-bomb and rescue Emily before Christmas Day descends from a celebration into a nightmare?

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The Breaking Wave Katherine (Lee) Hayton

An unthinkable loss . . .

After their daughter is ripped from them by the Boxing Day Tsunami, Christine and Gary Emmett hunt through Phuket, Thailand, trying with increasing desperation to find Tamsin; or find her body.

When a village contact reaches out to say he’s found Tamsin, alive, they make a journey. A journey that could see them reconnect with their lost daughter or face the truth that she’s lost to them, forever.

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Pruno Pressure Katherine (Lee) Hayton

What he wouldn't give for just one more drink . . .

For Ted McChrystal it’s just another day in prison, nothing much to do. Except celebrate the ninety-day AA chip he’s just earned.

After three months’ forced sobriety, surely a little prison wine isn’t too much to ask?

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The Hare's Not-So-Spiky Hedgehog Katherine (Lee) Hayton

In this brave new world, it’s hard to be a hedgehog.

People look down on you because of your weird headdress, your strange customs, the family rituals that date back a thousand years. So when our hedgehog finds a good job with a decent wage, she’ll do anything to hang onto it. But with longer hours demanded by a bigoted boss, she’s on the edge of losing everything. If she does, her daughter will be condemned to live the same hard life she and her husband have struggled through.

Working 24/7 isn’t a reality that any person can practice, but is it possible that a married pair of hedgehogs can turn their biggest impediment into their greatest strength?

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Gun - Sneak Peek Katherine (Lee) Hayton

Seven customers shot dead in a coffee shop. Thirty shoppers cut down by an assault rifle at the mall. One hundred and eight pupils killed by high-school students on a rampage.

It’s just reached 10:00 a.m. on a beautiful spring day.

When a neurological virus triggers an epidemic of gun violence, a modern US city fractures into chaos. Annie’s husband shoots at commuters while his son is buckled in a carseat. Frankie and Becca desperately try to hide from a deranged shooter at their school; Robert runs headlong into the midst of a lopsided gun battle; and Blain…? None of them know Blain’s true story.

Thrown together—their families dead or missing—these survivors struggle to escape the newly-dangerous city. Can they find a place of safety to wait out the mayhem?

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