Wednesday Briefs: May 21, 2014

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Cyan – Ch 8: by Nephylim:

Robin chased Cyan through mostly empty corridors.

“Cyan, please,” he called. “You don’t understand. You didn’t hear it all. That’s not what I said. I swear I wouldn’t say something like that about you.”

Cyan either didn’t, or didn’t want to hear. He kept on running until he suddenly stopped and hammered on a door.

“Shit,” Robin hissed, and skidded to a halt.

The door to the headmaster’s office was wrenched open. “What the…?”

“It’s happening,” Cyan said, in a strange voice, and stumbled into the room as the headmaster stood aside. Moments later the door closed leaving Robin alone in the corridor.

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Noah’s New Plan – Chapter 29 : by Rob Colton:

“Any big birthday plans tonight?” Leslie asked.

Noah shook his head and picked up his bag. “Eli and I are going to dinner. That’s about it. I haven’t had a chance to see him the past couple days, so I’m looking forward to a relaxing evening with him.”

“Mm-mm. Relaxing…”

“Get your mind out of the gutter. Let’s go.” Noah flipped the main light switches, and the library went dark.

“I’m coming,” Leslie griped as she grabbed her purse from behind the counter. “Hold your horses.”

After setting the alarm, Leslie followed him out the front doors, and they’d barely shut before his key was in the lock. Despite plans of “doing nothing,” Noah was eager to get the night started.

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Dallas in Wonderland II: Chapter Eighteen: by Julie Lynn Hayes:

Dallas didn’t know whether to shit or go blind.

Of course, he’d been hoping for something like this to happen. Hoped that Samuel would find him in Wonderland, and that he’d profess his love for Dallas and they’d ride off into the sunset on a white charger, and live happily ever after.

Only, right this minute, he had to say the timing could have been a hell of a lot better.  Right when he’d been about to tell Campbell…

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Radio Static; by Shelly Schulz:

“It’ll be my treat.” Cade said. The other man shifted his weight, before grinning up through heavily lidded eyes at Jackson.

“Coffee is great.” Jackson shook his head, trying to ignore the flash of heat that ran through him with the sly glance. They walked down the hallway Jackson for once, not wanting to fill the silence with incessant talking. Cade towered over him by at least six inches. Part of him wanted to put Cade side by side with Killen to see who was taller.

He was thoroughly turned around by the time they came to the coffee shop.

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The Hollow: Soul Seekers: Becoming; by JC Wallace:

Levi hit the snooze button three times before he rolled out of bed after 7AM. The previous day was a blur of memories, but the panic and fear were fresh in his mind. Jumping into the shower, he hoped the water would wake up his groggy mind. Despite his lack of sleep, Levi moved quicker than usual, remembering he’d agreed to meet his friend, Gia, in the coffee shop at school to review notes before stats class.

Out in the driveway his father’s truck was already gone as was usual. Logan’s black Ford F150 was still parked on the lawn by the garage.

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Trouble Comes in Threes – #3.2: by; M.A. Church:

“That…” Kirk blew out a breath, his bangs fluttering. “Actually, that was intense.”

“Feel okay?” Dolf petted Kirk’s naked leg.

Kirk started to speak, then stopped. “You bit me, didn’t you?”

Dolf smirked. Guess Kirk wasn’t as out of it as he’d first thought. “I did, indeed. I took your blood and started the mating process with you too.”

“Jesus, what is it with you guys biting my cock?” Kirk glanced at Tal, then at Dolf. “And why are you still dressed?”

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Love Across Time – Chapter 2; by Jim Dunaway:

While waiting for Duncan to respond, Ryan thought back to the night, several days ago, when he went back the last time to retrieve the artifact. He waited until around 3am to slip into the house. Quietly he climbed the stairs and entered Ethan’s bedroom. Ethan was asleep on his side. Ryan crept around to the side facing away from Ethan and carefully pressed the injector to his bare shoulder. A quick, quiet hiss announced that the medications had been delivered. He pressed his lips gently to Ethan’s temple then whispered. “I’ll always take care of you.”

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The Boys of Belsmeade – Chapter One; by Kazy Reed:

Parked across the street from the Belsmeade gate, I shook with anticipation. Did I really want to do this? Did I really want to breach those gates and take on such an enormous challenge? Before I could change my mind, I put the car in drive and turned into the maple-lined drive.

“Holy shit,” I mumbled as I made my way slowly toward this new horizon. A glimpse around made me thankful of my father’s offer to take the BMW that morning.

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Lost Inside: Chapter 8: by Cia Nordwell:

Yuri was exhausted after all the tests Dr. Vancould ran him through. The doctor tried to go over the results with Benny after Yuri complained of a headache. That was a mistake.

“Talk to me about me,” he insisted. He crossed his arms over his chest and flattened his ears.

“You said your head hurts.” Benny sighed when Yuri turned his glare on him. “Okay, okay. We can go over everything tomorrow. We’re cleared to leave, right?”

“He is,” Dr. Vancould said. He made a note in the chart he held. “You still need clearance from your doctor. I would

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Sealed in Stone – #37; by Tali Spencer:

“Help me.” Hari’s plea fell in soft syllables. Torrey wanted to turn away but couldn’t. His soul was sick, because of Cyrrhi.

“You betrayed her, Hari. You let Bekatti in.”

Urdhva signaled two warriors to seize Hari and he screamed as they dragged him to his feet. Though he was taller, their strength surpassed his several times over. Urdhva stood before him and touched his face, then trailed her hand down his body to stroke his sex.

“You are too deadly to keep, too dangerous to gift, too beautiful to let live.”


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Sunrise: by Victoria Adams:

Sian turned to face Dr. Zoltan. “What do you mean, you don’t think my dream was a dream? What else could it be?”

Dr. Zoltan lifted his hand and pointed at J’dol. “The possibility of time travel is…at present…an unknown. But his presence raises questions. On the other hand, there are those who believe in parallel universes.”

Sian pulled her brows down. “You mean another world like us but different?”

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Growth – Part 20: by Grace R. Duncan:

Surprised by being directly addressed, Ghalib blushed and stuttered. “N-no, Your, uh, Teman, I don’t think so, either.” At the near-slip, Teman rolled his eyes. Ghalib smiled, though it was weaker than he would have liked. Either the other two didn’t notice or they ignored it.

“Where is Nadir?” Teman asked.

“Oh, he is preparing the last of the slaves for the evening. Every one of them has been requested because of the storm and we even had to turn a few people down when we ran out of slaves to request.”

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Surf’s Up…Maybe: by Lily Sawyer:

“Oh come on, Tom. Aren’t you going to tell me where we’re going on vacation?” It was Saturday morning. Tom and Ben had plenty of vacation time banked between them. Ben remembered getting e-mail from Tom at work one afternoon, simply stating to put in for vacation for the last week in May, and that was all he said. He’d been pretty mum about where they were going, and it was driving Ben crazy.

Tom left some vague clues. The latest was this photo of a surfer in a magazine.

“We’re going to Hawaii? Is that it?”

Tom smiled as he took a sip of coffee. They were sitting at the breakfast bar at the kitchen counter, enjoying eggs Tom skillfully made for them.

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Jordan’s Second Chance – #3.0: by TC Collins:

Jordan smiled as he watched the small leopard cub pounce on the clouded leopard. Wynter and Lucas were playing, chasing each other in Wynter’s backyard. He’d been hesitant at first about letting Lucas play around outside in his leopard form. However, Nana had assured him that the fence she’d had erected a week ago provided ample protection. Wynter had also assured him that it was safe. He’d told Jordan that every night to let his leopard run.

Jordan glanced down when he felt his hip vibrate. “Hello,” he answered.


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The Dinner Party – Part 1; by Johayan:

Watching from the kitchen, Danny and Jackie were amused then shocked by
what they saw.

Danny had heard stories about Kevyn having a wild side and that he ‘used
to be’ heavily involved in the local BDSM community. Danny had always
told himself that it didn’t matter because that was part of Kevyn’s
past. But having watched him drive Jason to his knees, he wasn’t so
sure if it was in the past.

Jackie was upset by seeing her man drop to his knees and submit to Kevyn
but at the same time…

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Hope – Chapter 21: by Chris T. Kat:

“What do you mean you have no idea?” I asked, my voice hitching to an almost screech.

“Quiet!” Silvion ordered. He grasped my elbow and towed me deeper into the forest, behind a large tree that was obscured by thick bushes with nasty thorns.

Shane stayed clear of the bush and laid down in a small recess, filled with dry- and old-looking leaves. He huffed, then rested his head on his forepaws, sending me a look that was filled with so much sadness I swallowed heavily.

I yanked my arm free of Silvion’s grasp.

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