Monthly Archives: October 2014

Wednesday Briefs: October 29, 2014

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 Rattletrap #20 by Tali Spencer

Ussim had resolved to master his impulses around Jedd and still the human wreaked havoc with his defenses. Their two bodies were so composed that Ussim’s Ghisr physiology responded to Jedd on a level so primal it raised endocrine thresholds and pumped primitive chemicals into flesh that had transcended the need for such things by millennia.

He did not need to reproduce at this moment. The circumstances, in fact, pointed to far greater needs. Survival, for one. Thwarted and at war with everything around him, including his own body, Ussim wanted to tear something apart.

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Wednesday Briefs: October 22, 2014

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Rattletrap #18 by Tali Spencer

“Used them for breeding?” Every bone and organ inside Jedd turned cold. Icy. Drawing a breath meant fighting his own ribs. Plant’s voice when she answered sounded far away.

“That’s why he’s interested in you, isn’t it?”

“I… fuck this!” Jedd pushed back, thinking to leave.

“Hold on a second.” Plant thrust a thin doc card into his palm. The flat device felt warm against his cold skin. “You need to read the rest, it’s all on here. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. Mitchell claimed the three stayed willingly. No one else knows if that’s true, but that’s what she said.”

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Wednesday Briefs: October 15,2014

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Double Trouble: Chapter 16 by Jon Keys

Josh stared out the window to the rapidly dimming scene outside his window. The ice was already building on the fledgling trees he and Trent planted when they’d moved into the house several years ago. They’d be old men before the trees were big enough to enjoy the shade from them, but right now Josh wasn’t sure there would be more left of their precious trees than kindling.
 
Josh jumped when one of the giant cottonwood trees along the county road lost another branch to the weight. The sound just tightened the knots that already populated Josh’s stomach. Trent was still out in this shit, with both kids.

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Wednesday Briefs: October 8, 2014

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Boys of Belsmeade: Chapter 16 Kazy Reed

Aramis took my hand and led me through the French doors on the far side of the sitting room. The snow crunched under my boots, but I wasn’t cold. Evidently, air temperature wasn’t going to affect me as much now I was a vampire. Good. I fucking hate the cold. As we walked to the pool house, I leaned against my mate’s shoulder.

“Are you happy?” he asked me.

“Yes,” I replied quietly.

“But?”

I sighed. “I don’t know. This is all so weird. My life has changed in so many ways and… I mean, I barely know you, and now I’m bound to you forever—literally, forever.”

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Wednesday Briefs: October 1, 2014

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Aesthetics of Invention: Part 11 by Ravon Silvius

Even though the wound was healed, his cheek still itched. Kenneth ran his thumb over it, thinking but not saying the words to the aether that would alleviate discomfort. Healing was a basic skill, but in the confusion of being struck he wasn’t sure he had done it correctly. It might still bruise.

 “Are you alright?” Thorn asked. The halls they walked through were dim, the electric lights giving off a droning hum that Kenneth was beginning to think only he could hear. The quiet, though, was appreciated after the throng of people at the duel. The one he had ruined with his ignorance.

 “I’m fine,” he said with a sigh. “Only my pride still hurts.”

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