Haymitch’s Stunt

27 Jul

The 50th Hunger games marked the beginning of the end of his life.

Haymitch Abernathy, who was recently thrown into an arena where he had to fight for his life, celebrated his 16 birthday on top of a tree. Without candles to blow out this year, Haymitch thought of home. He briefly thought of his mother, his younger brother and his girlfriend, all watching him on television, praying that he will survive.

That night, the sky was empty and bare. There were no stars, and not even a moon. But at the sound of the canon, Maysilee Donner, his fellow District 12 tribute’s face was projected into the sky. She was dead now.

Earlier that day, they decided to break their alliance because they could not bring themselves to kill each other, but now Haymitch didn’t have to worry about that anymore.

Haymitch hugged himself as the night grew colder. He hoped that they wouldn’t throw in a blizzard as he wanted to get some sleep. There were only a few of them left so it wont be long till he would have to kill another, and without sleep, he’ll just be walking into death itself.

Haymitch shut his eyes and before his body could actually rest, he was forced to open them again as that early morning was as bright as noon and as hot as summer. Haymitch grunted as he jumped down the tree and landed into a mud pile.

The soil felt wet and slippery, as though it had just rained. But Haymitch knew better. What were the game masters up to now?

Haymitch quickly but carefully made his way through the jungle, but the mud did its job at slowing him down. He wished this was all they would do to him today, but he was wrong. The sky started turning dark and dark clouds started to form. Before he could make a sarcastic remark about the weather, it started raining cats and dogs.

The rain fell so heavily that Haymitch decided to climb up the nearest tree. It was then that the canon blasted again. The face of a young girl, barely above the age of 12, was projected into the sky. Death at such a young age; she barely lived her life, and Haymitch felt sorry for her.

But in the midst of it all, it suddenly dawned on him that the only tributes left was the red head girl from district 7 and him. It was time to end the game and the time was now when an arrow flew across him, narrowly missing his head.

Haymitch quickly jumped off the tree. And as he landed on the muddy grown, he began to run. He slipped and fell a couple of times, but he managed to pick himself up and kept going. Hot on his heels, was the red head girl, who was constantly shooting arrows at him.

Haymitch thought he could get away, but one wrong turn led him straight to a cliff with no where else to run. He had a crazy idea of jumping but when he looked down and saw only a thick mist, he decided not to.

The read head girl finally came out of the forest. She now held an axe in her hand as she slowly walked towards him. When Haymitch backed away from her, he slipped. Managing to catch a hold of a tree branch, Haymitch stumbled to regain footing. But as he did so, the pebbles he kicked down the cliff made zapping sounds, one of which came flying back up and knocking him in the head.

“What is down there?” Haymitch muttered to himself.

“Any last words?” the red head girl asked, drawing his attention back to her.

Haymitch gulped as she tightened her grip on the axe. And before he could blink, she threw it directly at him. Haymitch quickly dropped to his knees as the axe flew pass his head and down the cliff. And with a deafening zap, the axe came flying back, straight towards the red head girl.

Confused, she was too slow to dodge the axe as it flew right at her head and stucked itself in her skull. With her eyes wide open, blood gushed like a broken dam, making streams of blood all over her face. Just as she hit the grown, a canon was fired and the game was over.

“It’s over,”Haymitch said, trying to convince himself. But there was this sinking feeling that it never would be. Because the Hunger Games will never be over. And every year, only one will survive.

This year, he was just that lucky one.


Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Fan Fiction (Shorts)


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41 responses to “Haymitch’s Stunt

  1. Tina

    July 31, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Neat blog! I don’t really read fan fics beyond Harry Potter. For some reason, others rarely interest me like HP ones do. But I’m a fan of The Hunger Games trilogy so I enjoyed this post. =)

    • Jeyna Grace

      July 31, 2011 at 9:49 am

      thanks! I usually write potter fan fictions as well, but this post is my 1st hunger games fanfic. I wanted to try out something other than potter. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 and if you have time, do read the hp fanfics, your comments are greatly wanted.

  2. brucewillisisaghost

    August 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I love this. I’d been needing a Hunger Games fix lately. 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks 🙂 Thank you for subscribing too!

  3. bleuelectrc

    August 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Hunger Games !?!? Yes.

  4. Nicole

    August 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Loving this post! I am a fan of the Hunger Games trilogy and I find Haymitch a very interesting character. Great story. May the odds ever be in your favour! 😀

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      thanks nicole for the comment 🙂

  5. iamsupercarla

    August 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm


    • Jeyna Grace

      August 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      Yes i do 🙂 Was really captivated the moment i read the first book! Thanks for dropping by!

  6. agirlcalledhill

    September 21, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Favorite series of all time. I love your fan fic, Haymitch definitely makes the books. I also liked “Last Letter to Lily”… but that bacon stuff was just silly! 😛

    • Jeyna Grace

      September 21, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Thanks! I’m hoping to write more HG stuff soon. Yea, I’m planning to scrape the idea off soon.

  7. Medha

    September 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    This is the first time I’m hearing about The Hunger Games, so I guess I wouldn’t know how well you’ve adapted it. But I liked it and it felt like a nice break from all the Harry Potter!
    And I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, you should keep writing. You have great talent and a huge potential to grow! So, all the best! 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      September 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      You should read the Hunger Games. It’s an awesome book/series, trust me on this.

  8. Marissa Marie

    October 8, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Love it! hope there is more to come 🙂

    • Jeyna Grace

      October 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

      Oh yes, there is another one waiting to be publish next week 🙂

  9. Kyle Stewart

    October 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    haha, this is great!

  10. abbles

    December 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Love it!

  11. waitresspies

    January 4, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Oh this was lovely! (I have to admit I’m usually a Harry Potter girl, but Hunger Games has been growing on me.) You did such a nice job of capturing Haymitch’s character!

    • Jeyna Grace

      January 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Thanks! Well, HG is pretty awesome, though I can’t seem to write much on that book, maybe it’s just too short of a series.

  12. conversationswithmymuse

    January 14, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Just read the HG, greatly enjoyed this. Also just read your chapter on The House Cup, love me some Harry Potter. Amazing. I do love others ideas outside the authors. Keep it up.

  13. phoenixfeatherbird

    April 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Wow. You’re an amazing writer. I could actually feel the intensity of the situation. Do write more.
    Thumbs Up!

  14. nrichtsmeier

    April 20, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Interesting take on teenage Haymitch. Why did you decide to make him more of an innocent character in the ring like Katniss? Did his demons emerge after he won the games in your mind?

    • Jeyna Grace

      April 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      District 12 kids are not trained to kill, that is why I made him innocent. The only demon that emerged was the addiction to alcohol, and it was because he lost everyone he loved after the games, no because he had survived it.

  15. iratesassy

    August 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Can u also make a Finnick/Annie fanfic? Katniss/Peeta? 🙂

    Btw Haymitch is one of my fave HG characters. Hayffie? LOL

    • Jeyna Grace

      August 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Good idea! I’ll see if I can come up with something 🙂

  16. Chantal

    October 1, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂 I don’t normally read fan fiction but after finishing the Hunger Games series (for the third time) yesterday I felt I needed to! Then I saw you pop up on my dashboard and came over here and loved it! Thank you 🙂 xx

  17. hejhonors2

    May 3, 2013 at 7:28 am

    wow this is really cool! gotta love Hunger Games! 🙂

  18. vlackerine

    May 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Oh wow! I’m a fan of Hunger Games too! Didn’t know you were also doing those! Nice nice! 😀

    • Jeyna Grace

      May 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      I did only a few 🙂 I lost touch with the series after I read it a few years ago, so it was kinda hard to write more.

  19. nirvanaamjad

    June 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Nice!! I love the Hunger Games!

  20. Carrie

    July 17, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I am such a sucker Hunger Games fanfic, and even if I weren’t, I’d still love this. I love how you depict Haymitch’s resignation to the terms of the game, with details about he and Maysilee breaking their pact, and him reflecting upon her death that he wouldn’t have to kill her but then hugging himself to sleep, feeling sorry for the dead 12 year old. Great job weaving together humanity in such inhuman circumstances. I find it really realistic and well done. Also, good job relating his thoughts through 3rd person narration. And this “but the mud did its job at slowing him down” what a great way to show how everything was working against him. It’s not just the Capitol or the Gamemakers, but the whole environment itself. What a superb detail. And that penultimate paragraph, it packed quite the punch. Very well done. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jeyna Grace

      July 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback 🙂 I’m glad I managed to do justice to the character. Honestly, it has been a long time since I read the books. Even when I wrote this, it was around two years after I finished the last book.


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