Wednesday Briefs: October 10, 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.

Adrift: Chapter 9 by J. Alan Veerkamp

In Pieces #23 (7.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“Yeah, sure,” Ryan stammered, even as he was wondering how he would get background information if he couldn’t ask questions about the band members’ backgrounds. Guess he couldn’t. At least, not all of them. Maybe some of them wouldn’t mind.

He made a mental note to discuss the situation with Ben later. For right now, he’d just leave the topic alone.

Don’t ask about transgender or family. Duly noted.

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Tales of the Cabin: Part 5 by Johayan

A couple of weeks had passed and I’d not given much thought to Aaron and his brother.  Aaron had made his mark on the community by being the “grocery boy” and bringing the weekly grocery deliveries from the dock to each of the residences.

He’d made quite the impression on a couple of the residents with his work ethic for lack of a better term.  Aaron was a big guy, about 6’5”, fair skin with hair that changed from blond to ginger to red depending on how the sun hit it.  He’d lost weight recently from dedicated time in the gym…

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Denied: Chapter Fifty-two by Cia Nordwell

“What do you mean? Exactly.” I had to ask. My heart was racing, and I couldn’t slow my breathing down. My hands shook, but the synthgar didn’t seem to mind. The tiny creature had shiny blue scales tipped with red peaks on each one. It’s body was nubbly, but smooth and not poky. “Did you say sting?”

“I did. But you don’t have to worry about it happening on accident. The bond will only be cemented if you’re willing.”

“Willing for what?” I asked again. I’d already given him everything. All that I remembered of my past, my life at 

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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 13.3 By Carol Pedroso

Simon watched everything happening as though it was a dream. Elder Patrick came back saying the council would launch a full investigation and they would also be sending an investigator to take all their statements.

Simon had wanted to know why nothing could be done after his family was killed, but Carl had told him that because only one species was affected they couldn’t get involved. There was no proof it had been anything other than a territorial dispute.

Even when the seers started to go missing, whoever took them was careful to take clothes and other things people would take

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