The ‘To The Nines’ Serial Fiction Contest

This contest runs over nine writing awards throughout 2016. Read the stories for each contest as they happen, and catch up on all the serials as they evolve.

The writers involved in this award represent some of the best fiction authors NiTH has seen. This ambitious project will hopefully drive some really exciting, challenging, and entertaining stories.

The Plantation | Lydia Trethewey

A journalist risks exposure by going undercover to infiltrate a cult.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

Noir Is The New Black | Ian Harrison

Ian Harrison takes us into the smoky depths of noir fiction.

A Watertight Alibi
The Tricky Trek Along the Troc Track
Dames Are Wild And Turning Up Black
Fighting The Mob From The Flat Of My Back
The Flying Without A Net Knack
Picking Up The Slack
When Humpty Dumpty Has A Crack
With A Knick-Knack Paddy Whack
Put The Cue in the Rack

Where There Is A Will, There Is A War | Amy Short

Family tensions reignite over a funeral.

A Memory, A Reconciliation and An Intruder
The Wild Swans
Up In Flames

The Two Faced Goddess | C.R. Gardner

Caught in the ruins of a fallen empire, Erris must use her powers to protect those closest to her.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 - Rings
Part 4 - The Door
Part 5 - Revanant
Part 6 - Erris
Part 7 - Rings & Guns
Part 8 - Death
Part 9 - The End?

Puppy Love | Georgia Willis

It's a case of animalistic good intentions that sees our hero pursued by a vicious beast who wants nothing more than to (over) protect her from shadows in the dark.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

The Nine Greatest Deaths in the History of Marsden Creek | Nick Lachmund

The bloody and sordid history of a small town in Australia.


Haunts For Hire | Sarah Henry

Brothers pair up under supernatural and suspicious circumstances.

An Unexpected Visitor | Sarah Henry

Accused | Daniel Norrish

The investigation of a brutal crime turns up an unlikely suspect.

Searching For Evidence
A Big Problem

The Old Ones | Sophie Macdonald

Ancient voices speak through one special boy.

One of Nine
Whispering Time
Babies In The Snow
Blood On My Hands
We Keep Our Secrets
Stitches & Smoke
Things I Know
An Empty Head
The Boy With no Name

The Bonus Series | Daniel Norrish

A group of strangers run from danger that threatens to envelope the world.

How Dare They
The Consumption
Let's Burn Them
The Battle
The End Of Everything