Wednesday Briefs: February 21, 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

The Sheriff #51 (12.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Dustin sat so close to Roy that their legs touched intimately. Roy’s presence was comforting, after the harrowing events of the evening. The way he’d come charging in to the computer store, like a white knight to the rescue… well, that made Dustin’s heart beat faster every time he thought about it. And now here they were, together, along with Denver, eating slingers and having a good time.

Dustin had let Roy explain about Jordan, and what he had tried to force him into doing, afraid his cousin would blame him for being stupid. But Denver never spoke a single word of criticism. In fact, he was completely supportive, to Dustin’s relief.

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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 5.2 by Carol Pedroso

Kitryn watched as Meg’s mouth dropped open. She let go of the door in time for Fran to jump into her arms.

“Where you been? You said you’d be back. Why did you no come back?” Fran fired questions rapidly and Kitryn finally snapped out of his shock.

“Fran hush. Meg, as much as I wasn’t to get the same answers as Fran, I need somewhere out of the sun to put Simon. He’s heavy and won’t wake up for at least another few hours.”

Meg nodded numbly and, still holding Fran, she led the way to a back bedroom.

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Slapout: Chapter 02 by Jon Keys

After a few seconds hesitation, Alec headed toward the door, digging in his pocket for the keys. He unlocked the diner and held the entrance open for the pair. They had been working since predawn to keep the animals from suffering in the heat of later in the day.

Judging from the animated conversation the two were having as they came through, he’d been right.

“That new ram should do fine,” Eli said.

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Denied: Chapter Nineteen by Cia Nordwell

Who to tell about the conversation I overheard troubled me. What were they talking about? I really had no idea. Nothing specific had been said. I wanted to tell Captain, but we were leaving and he was busy. The only time I ever saw him was when he came to me and the occasional passing in the corridor when we were both near our quarters.

I didn’t even know where he was at when he was captaining the ship.

Maybe Lakshou would know. Or I could use the vid to message him. That was a good idea. I stopped and 

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