Wednesday Briefs: February 1, 2017

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.

Demon: Chapter 43 by Nephy Hart

When I come to my senses I am sprawled under Tian’s still body. For a moment, I lie still, cushioned within the softness of the flames-that-are-not-flames, enwrapped by someone who is now as much part of me as the hair on my head. If I had thought I loved Tian before, now there is no word for how I feel. In fact, it’s so big I can’t keep it inside and I laugh. I have never heard such a joyous sound.

Tian stirs and sits up. I am content to lie and gaze up at him. He has never been more lovely.

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Moving Forward #70 (17.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Technically, nothing had changed, nothing was different between them, and yet there was a subtle difference that Marshall could feel in his heart.  They’d affirmed their love to those people in their lives that they cared about, the ones that mattered. Marshall had always assumed this day could never be, for obvious reasons, and yet here it was. He couldn’t be happier.

“Want to go first and soak up some water before I join you?” Lee asked.

“Yeah, that sounds good.” Marshall quickly stripped and tossed his clothes into the hamper. He gave Lee a quick kiss, one which promised much. Stepping into the shower,

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Mine! Part Two: Chapter Four by Cia Nordwell 

“Here.” The panther held the back out toward Ritch. “Oh wait. You can’t smell any better than a human.”

A snarl slipped out before I could stop it, but Ritch put his hand on my arm. “Damn! Poor me, I don’t have to sniff pissy stuffing.”

Landon snickered. “Stop being an asshole, Silas. Unless you’re looking to get your ass kicked.” He raised an eyebrow and pointedly looked at me. I flicked out my claws. I was bigger than the annoying panther, and I wasn’t above kicking some ass to make my point.

So maybe I was a bully….

Silas

The Waterlord Prequel: Part 10 by Ravon Silvius

The navigator raised an eyebrow at Tom’s interruption. “Oh? Well, what creates water currents, then?”

   Tom bit his lip. He had never actually attempted to answer anything on his own in class before. “Um…things. Like, when you drop something in the water, it creates little waves.”

                  The navigator smiled. “Yes, that’s true, but aren’t there tides and such that large currents follow?”

                 For some reason Tom thought that was wrong, but couldn’t place why. He was very aware of the entire class staring at him.

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