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.
The Caretaker: Chapter 4 by Rob Colton
“Chris? What are you doing?”
The warble in my voice gave away how nervous I was.
I felt the bed dip with Chris’s weight, and I was keenly aware of his closeness. I could feel the heat of his body. I could smell his odor, a combination of musk and sweat. He clearly hadn’t showered since the fight.
“I wanted to make sure you were okay.”
That did not sound like Chris. “Did Grant send you in here?”
“Look, both of us want you to be okay. But we also need to make sure the things you’ve seen are kept secret.”
Torch Song For a Night Ride by Sarah Hayes
The sound of the ten o’clock express hitting the tracks was enough to wake Peter from what had been a very deep nap. He opened one eye, slowly, to see the red blinking light display the time from across the darkened room. Moonlight from the semi-opened window created a grey path that connected the foot of the bed to the faraway dresser.
It had only been about an hour since Peter lay back onto the bedspread, fully clothed, and attempted a decent nap time twice as long as he actually slept for. Papers were spread out on his desk in fan shapes, a desperate method of concentration based on the placement of objects that only worked half the time. A red pen sat on top of the mess, awaiting further instructions.
Into the Spider’s Web (Halloween Rose and Thorne) Part I by Julie Lynn Hayes
In hindsight, I should have known better.
That’s what everyone says, after the fact, right? I should have seen it coming and been prepared for it. But I didn’t, and I wasn’t.
Ethan and I were part of a task force that was investigating a jewel smuggling syndicate in Los Angeles. Local authorities had reached the end of their proverbial rope and asked the feds for help. So there we were in the land of Perpetual Sunshine and Eternal Smiles, shadowing the activities of one Frederick Ernest Geist, aka the Spider. Whether that was because of his long reach into assorted illegal enterprises, or his preferred method of execution which involved binding his victims much like a spider with a fly, or because he resembled one himself, I couldn’t say.
Maybe it was all of the above.
“Wildman was here last night. It’s soup without bread for lunch until we can get some more, but he left a gift.” The basket where he usually kept the bread was filled with bits and pieces, metal and gears, cogs and wires.
“He always finds the best stuff.” I rifled through the mess.
“You know, you’re a much better inventor than your father ever was.”
Jamie and Andrew: Halloween Special by Carol Pedroso
Andrew walked into the club and the wolf whistles started up immediately. Clenching his teeth, he moved through the crowd, avoiding the grabbing hands and ignoring the lewd comments, until he reached his target.
“You are so going to regret this,” he hissed in his husband’s ear. Jamie just grinned and kissed his cheek.
Andrew gave his order to a leering bartender, then leaned against the bar and slowly looked Jamie up and down.
His husband had gone all out with the costumes for this party. Jamie was wearing tight black pants, a see through white shirt with…
Innocence & Carnality: Part 16 by Mann Ramblings
“Are you all right?” Rother asked.
I nodded, unable to find my voice.
I felt oddly ashamed after we came down from the high, our bodies still entwined. This was my husband, so there shouldn’t be any guilt, but it lurked under my chest. Enjoying he touch of his skin brought up all the shame of my adolescence, but the sanction to finally indulge myself dampened it. If only it could erase it outright.
Rother placed the soap bar in my hand. “Now that the urgency is off, it’s your turn.”
My chest seized in a moment of panic, but his sated smile defused it.
Evans Woodworking: Chapter 20 by Jim Dunaway
“Hello, Ethan. It’s good to see you awake. How are you feeling?” Ethan simply shrugged. “Do you feel up to talking about what happened?” Unable to look the shrink, or anyone for that matter, in the eyes he turned his head away from the shrink.
“You may not want to talk about it now, but you’re going to have to talk about it sooner or later, preferably sooner.”
“Why?” He whispered.
“It’s eating you up inside. Your family is worried about you. They want their brother back. The brother you used to be.”
The Adored One: Chapter 10 by Kazy Reed
Panic set in. “No, thanks. I’m not much of a dancer.”
“Too bad for me.” He sighed and disappeared into the crowd.
It wasn’t technically true. I didn’t like to dance, but I was pretty decent. It was more that I didn’t want to leave Max on his own. I turned to say something to Max, but found him flirting with a man who was easily twice our age. I suddenly realized this wasn’t just a trip solely for my benefit. In my head, I’d made this into a date and it wasn’t. Max planned to hook up with someone.
Shawn slowly woke up to Bryan going down on him and a low throaty moan escaped from his mouth.
“How the heck are ya this morning?” Bryan said as he paused for a moment.
“Mmmm…pretty good. What time is it?” Shawn asked as he looked over at his alarm clock, “5:48”. A bit early, but I’m not gonna complain a bit!
Bryan drew in his breath for a bit more suction and buried his nose in Shawn’s pubes, eliciting another loud moan from Shawn.
Shawn closed his eyes and relaxed, taking in the sensations rushing through his body.