Wednesday Briefs: August 8, 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

In Pieces #15 (5.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Ryan had never heard a sound quite so glorious in his entire life.  The single note was plaintive and yet intense. As Ben’s voice began to rise in tone, the sound flowed around him and through him. It seemed to penetrate into the depths of Ryan’s soul, to places that had been untouched for a very long time. He couldn’t explain the feeling, but neither did he attempt to fight it. Rather, he embraced it.

He couldn’t keep from staring at Ben as he sang. Ben’s eyes had closed, an expression of utter serenity suffusing his face. Ryan thought he looked almost like an angelic choir boy.  Paradoxically, the single note was sensuous and enticing, producing an almost palpable ache inside of Ryan which was a far cry from angelic.

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The Faery of Beacon Lake: Part 17 by Nephy Hart

A sharp rap on the door startled Owen and Bran out of a light doze and they scrambled up to a sitting positing with the covers pulled up to the ears. Thankfully, Aggie didn’t open the door.

“If you two boys want breakfast you’d better get your oversexed arses downstairs pretty damn quick.”

They gazed at each other in shock for a moment, then burst out laughing.

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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 11.1 by Carol Pedroso

Carl watched as Simon slumped when he finished his story. Kitryn was there to catch him and kept an arm around his shoulders in support.

Carl drew in a deep breath before he spoke. What this vampling had been through defied belief, and to still be such a good and caring being? That was nothing short of miraculous.

“Simon, I am in awe of you and what you’ve been through. My offer still stands. I will train you and teach you everything you need to know about how to be a good vampire.”

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Denied: Chapter Forty-three by Cia Nordwell

There was a lot of talk that sounded like words I should know but somehow, I knew that what the people around me really meant wasn’t what they were saying at all. All I could do was wait beside Captain and absorb everything I could. I’d learn. 

They’d given me that, along with the strength and speed I’d need to take down everyone who Captain said stood in our way to a life together in freedom. I’d barely adjusted to life on the ship, but I already couldn’t bear the thought of losing what few choices I’d learned how to 


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