Wednesday Briefs: May 30, 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-three by Cia Nordwell

“Fuck, Kohen, you ask some scary questions.” Captain had returned to his quarters, and Deke was with him. Neither one of them could seem to settle, and the space wasn’t big enough for one of them to pace, much less both of them. I curled into the corner of the couch, pulling my knees up to my chest and wrapping my arms around them.

“I’m sorry,” I said.

“Hey.” Captain sank down beside me. He put his hand on my shoulder, rubbing it up and down my arm. “We’re not mad at you. If anything, we’re mad at ourselves. I 

In Pieces #5 (2.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“These all the same?” Abby gave her brother a questioning look as she reached for the drinks. Aiden nodded .  She set one of the mugs in front of Ryan, while Aiden distributed everything else.

“Three salted caramel macchiato,” he said. “And three authentic New Orleans beignets. I was looking at the menu, wondering what would be the ultimate New Orleans experience and I almost decided to get the chicory, but the girl who was waiting on me said it’s kind of bitter, and something of an acquired taste, especially if you’re not used to it, so I thought we could try these instead?” Pausing to take a breath at last, he looked to his sister, as if seeking her approval. She nodded and he smiled.

This one’s a talker, Ryan made a mental note.

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