Wednesday Briefs: May 23, 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

Denied: Chapter Thirty-two by Cia Nordwell

I curled up on the edge of the couch, my head on Captain’s thigh. I felt better when we were touching. He crafted messages that seemed completely normal, until he showed me the code he used with his contacts. Then I could decipher the hidden messages inside them requesting more information on the current council and political maneuvering among the military.

“Hopefully these will yield results. They’ll go out as soon as we hit non-shielded space, before I approve Kekillill’s reports, just in case.” Captain stood, gently lowering my head. “I need to go on shift. You can stay here


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An Offer I Could Not Refuse: Part 13 by Michael Mandrake

After more ranting and raving, he fell asleep. I wished to curl up next to him, but there was still work to be done. I had a video conference to attend with the Asia and Europe locations about possible expansion into Africa. It would be a tough task, but I was determined to get the governments there to do my bidding.

“Nothing wrong with a nap, right?” I mumbled to myself and checked the time. “Three hours before the call. There is time left for that.” I removed my jacket and shoes, then laid on the side behind him. I curled my arms around his slender waist and molding my form to his. He was perfect for me as I always knew he’d be. Only a matter of time before he’d notice it too.

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In Pieces #4 (2.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

The coffee shop was blessedly quiet when they entered.  As early as it was, the aroma of fresh java filled the air, no doubt meant as an enticement to passing travelers to stop and smell the coffee. And then, hopefully, buy a cup.

“Grab a table, I’ll get our drinks.” Aiden nodded toward one just inside the doorway then hurried off before Ryan could get a word in edgewise, or ask a question, such as what they do they have. Guess he’d find out.

Abby laughed. “You get used to it.

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