New Year's Eve is a collection of short stories produced by an online workshopping group formed by the Australian Writer’s Centre. The stories are based around the theme of New Year's Eve and span different genres; some embracing celebration, others following a darker journey into the New Year.
The Anniversary - Louise Guy
Jason's New Year's Eve plans reignite family heartbreak. The significance of the day has the potential to either heal or destroy his family. The clock is ticking.
Happy New Year Richard - Mark J. Keenan
Richard’s life is not how he imagined it would be. It is the last day of the year and he is finally pushed beyond his limits by a controlling wife and an overbearing mother. Richard decides it is time for change; out with the old, in with the new. Happy New Year Richard.
Pieces of Me - Amanda-Lee Charman
Tommy is in his prime. School’s finished for the year and he’s found the love of his life. With both his new love and best friend by his side, an invitation to a mate’s party guarantees New Year's Eve will be a cracker of a night. However, as the hours count down to midnight, welcoming in the New Year doesn’t go as planned. Events unfold that will change all of them, forever.
Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? - LM Joannides
Sarah's New Year's Eve bash is shaping up to be the social set's party of the year. At least she hopes it is. Wanting to cement her place in the pecking order she needs everything to be perfect. There's just one small detail she hasn't counted on, her unorthodox family.
You Only Live Once - Sueanne Gregg
When an older boy invites fourteen year old Meaghan to a New Year’s Eve party via a Facebook message, neither the knowledge of a missing girl nor the pleading of her best friend dissuades her. But will her actions lead to the happy New Year she so desperately seeks?
Out With a Bang - Trace Brenton
It’s New Year's Eve and Zombies have over-run Sydney. But some of them have evolved… into Vampires.
It’s not easy to work ‘I wanna suck your blood’ into a conversation.
Will zombie-turned-vampire Luke be able to save his hot neighbor Liv from the horde and convince her to help him?