Wednesday Briefs: November 9, 2016

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.

Regeneration: Chapter 1, part 1 by Louise Lyons

I’d never imagined I could be this lonely. Being what I was, it came with the territory, but I wasn’t all I should be. If the experiment had been completely successful, I wouldn’t feel. I wouldn’t long for things I couldn’t have, and my apparent total isolation on the godforsaken planet of S.K.431 wouldn’t bother me.

I lay back on my bunk with a sigh. I’d always wanted to become an explorer and I’d achieved that at least. But my arrival in this hellhole had been accidental—an electrical malfunction in the Explorer 9 craft I’d been traveling on,

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Double Trouble by Jon Keys
Mitch glanced at Samantha until he’d drifted to the gravel shoulder on the state highway. Samantha yelped as Mitch yanked the truck and trailer back onto the road. As soon as the truck and trailer were under control again he pulled to the shoulder as his adrenaline started to settle down.
He jumped from the truck and walked back to see if the bulls were okay. It surprised him when the other truck door shut and Samantha walked back to join him. They studied the animals in the trailer for several minutes before Mitch motioned to the bulls with his feed coop hat.

A Woman Scorned by Julie Lynn Hayes

“Eliza, please! It was a mere slip of the tongue, nothing more.”

Eliza Hamilton gave her husband an icy stare. The man was brilliant, there was no doubt about that, but sometimes he had no common sense. The trouble with Alexander was he talked too much, and didn’t allow himself time to think through what he was going to say.

“The tongue gives voice to what is in the mind,” she retorted, and had the satisfaction of watching him wince at her words. Good, let him suffer. Why should she suffer alone? She knew he had not come through this thing unscathed, but at the moment she held no sympathy for him.

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Mine: Chapter Twenty-six by Cia Nordwell
 

I was halfway home when I stopped dead in the middle of the road. I poured over the files that the doctor had secured on his computer, and uncle Radford was researching the scientific information. What I hadn’t done was gone back to that house. After I pulled Kraig out of that horrific room in the basement, I’d ordered the house closed and locked. I didn’t want anything to remind him of what suffered there.

But who knew what might be there? I’ve been in shock when I realized Kraig was the werekin being experimented on. And why had he

Demon: Chapter Thirty Eight by Nephy Hart

“What have you done to my son?” King Aleric’s roar startles me, but is nothing compared to the terror I feel at the blank expression in the eyes of my love. Something within me screams in pain as our bond is severed. Somehow, the scream echoes into the room, and it isn’t until my mother wraps her arms around me and presses my head to her breast that I realize I have given voice to it.

“How could you do this?” she sobs.

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