Wednesday Briefs: October 18, 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.

Denied: Chapter One by Cia Nordwell

The wall burst open. I trembled, retreating to my corner.

“Hey.”

I huddled into a ball. Men! Where did they come from? Earth was so far away.

“We found another, Zeke.” One crouched down, creeping closer. Another man came in, and I cringed. They were too close. “What’s his file say?”

The new one looked at the square device my captors always carried. “Deprivation for sexual reprogramming.”  

“Sadistic bastards. How long?”

“Seven years, Captain.” The men both cursed and stared. I wanted them to stop looking at me like that. “He’s barely eighteen. He was just a kid—still is.”

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The Sheriff #34 (9.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“So what did he say? When does he intend to do this thing?” Roy asked as they drove away from the computer store. “Or has he changed his mind?”

“I wish.” Dustin slumped in the seat. He kept a careful watch on what traffic there was around them. He didn’t want to have Jordan see them together, although he didn’t think that was really likely.  “He said it’s gonna happen tomorrow tonight. After midnight, when I get off. He said he’d be there then.”

“Is he bringing anyone else?”

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