Wednesday Briefs: January 17, 2018

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.

Run Through the Jungle (a Lost fanfic) by Julie Lynn Hayes

The billboard was one of the largest Hurley had ever seen, dominating the California landscape, eclipsing even the huge letters that spelled out Hollywood.

Wait, what was going on here? And who was the woman whose face loomed larger than life? Did he know her?

The suspicious-looking sign with the glandular condition began to shimmer, the woman’s face going in and out of focus, disappearing just as recognition began to wash over Hurley. He knew he’d seen her before, and he had a feeling he liked her. But now her image had been replaced. By numbers. Very familiar numbers.

  1. 8. 15. 16. 23. 42

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The Fairy of Beacon Lake by Nephy Hart

“Gran, please. You’ve got to help me. Tell me what to do; how to get him to notice me.”

“He’s noticed you, boy. You can be sure of that.”

“Alright then, not notice. Pay attention. How do I make him pay attention to me?”

“Make him? You’d be a fine one to make the fey do anything. A better man than me, for sure.”

“Gran.” Owen ground his teeth.  His grandmother never gave a straight answer to questions like this, and she wouldn’t be pushed. Pleading and cajoling would get him nowhere. Taking a breath, he modulated his voice. “Okay, I don’t want to make him do anything, but I….”

Owen paused. Time to choose his words carefully.

Double Trouble: Chapter 118 by Jon Keys
Danny stood in line, waiting to be handed his diploma. After the lecture he got from his grandfather, no way was he going to pull a stunt. It would have been simple too. His sister would be an easy target. But he would also pay if he pulled anything on her. He knew from a ton of previous times, she would make the retribution lasting and painful.
“Hey. Earth to Dan.”
He glanced over and smiled at Rob. His boyfriend had been amazingly supportive for all the craziness over these final days of high school. With a familiar grin, Danny took him by the back of the neck and gave him a familiar squeeze.

Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 4.1 by Carol Pedroso

Kitryn watched as Simon faded into unconsciousness as soon as the sun started to become visible on the horizon. The kits had had so much excitement they’d been up half the night and hadn’t long crashed out on some blankets in the back of the cave. So Kitryn decided they may as well sleep when their host did and made himself comfortable in the dark recesses of the cave. He checked to make sure he was between the kits and the cave entrance before he allowed the long day and night to catch up with him.

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Denied: Chapter Fourteen by Cia Nordwell

“You can’t stay here forever.” Lakshou stood outside my door.

“I’m fine.” I retreated and let Lakshou come in. The door slid shut behind him.

“No, you’re not. You need someone to speak to. You need to be out among people.”

“Why?” I wrapped my arms around my chest. “That’s when I’m dangerous.”

“We don’t believe you’re in danger. Captain says there’s no way for someone to get a signal through the ship’s shielding while we’re traveling anyway. We’re not due to stop for a full standard month. The station where we found you was the outer edge of our


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