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Moving Forward #36 (8.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Marshall, Lee, and Roger weren’t the only ones heading down to the main deck. Everyone had gathered, interested in seeing what there was to see beneath the sea. The whole bottom of the ship was now transparent, and people ringed the viewing port, watching the fascinating tableau below.
Being taller, Marshall and Lee stood behind the others, rather than obstruct those who were shorter. They still had a somewhat decent view of what was going on in the ocean.
Schools of bright orange and purple fish swam in synchronized grace about the beautiful coral reef which stretched below them.
Thirteen Black Cats:Chapter 3 by Louise Lyons
“Well, you just said you are, so…” Shrugging, Billy passed me another glass of water. “I’m just saying, we all thought it was likely and none of us care. It doesn’t change who you are. It does make you a bit easier to understand. And for the record, when Paul has company, I mostly hide my head under the pillow too. I’m not into sharing and I don’t like doing it in front of an audience either. Maybe they think the same about me. They don’t say much, but I don’t care what they think. I have a suggestion, though.
Innocence & Carnality: Part 46 by Mann Ramblings
Sunlight filtered into my consciousness and dragged me to surface, yet it couldn’t burn away the fog. My attempt to roll over stopped at the burning pain in my neck. I hissed as I reached to find the source.
An enormous hand engulfed my own. “Don’t touch it. It needs to heal.”
I cracked my eyes open to find Blythe holding me still. My murky thoughts began to clear at the sight of bruises lining both my wrists. When I resisted, he released me without effort. I pulled at the edges of my sleeves, covering the marks in spite he’d already seen them.
To Be Determined: Part 22 by Johayan
Three weeks had passed since Shawn’s head injury and seemed to be fully recovered except for the memory gap around the time of his fall. He still couldn’t remember from just after he’d met Patty and Caleb to waking up in the hospital after the surgery to put in the drain in his head.
Shawn had only been out of the hospital for a week and was recuperating at Bryan’s farm so that he had constant supervision in the event something else happened. The neurologists were confident that Shawn was out of danger but Bryan and Caleb weren’t.
Mine: Chapter Two by Cia Nordwell
Kraig gradually went limp against me, his long, pale eyelashes resting on his cheeks as he dozed in the tub. Maybe it should’ve been strange—we hadn’t seen each other in two years, and we’d certainly never bathed together—but having him close felt right soul deep. I had one arm looped around his stomach, keeping him from leaning sideways, and he’d wrapped his fingers around two of mine. The blunt tips of his claws dug in.
Finally alone, I took the time to study him closely. He looked so different from before. When he’d left to go to college
Buy One, Get Two and Three: Chapter 17 By Carol Pedroso
Oliver caught up with Carlos halfway to the stage.
“What’s happening now? I thought we were going to have a quiet night tonight.” Carlos just grunted and kept up the fast pace. Oliver continued speaking breathlessly. “I mean tonight is a meet and greet munch night. There are no scenes allowed except the organized demos and those haven’t even started yet. I should know; I’m first up with Silas to demo some rope work.”
Carlos cast a glance behind them to make sure their boys were keeping up then turned his attention back to the front as they came up to the stage area.