Wednesday Briefs: October 31, 2018 – Happy Halloween!

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.

Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 14.1, by Carol Pedroso

Simon froze, he couldn’t have heard right.

He went to pull away, but Kitryn held on to the back of his head and made him still again.

“No, please, don’t move just, feed and listen.”

Simon settled down and tried to relax as Kitryn kept talking, his soft breath brushing Simon’s ear.

“I know you don’t understand, but I promise I will try to explain. As O’Connor said, different shifters recognize their mates in different ways.

“My breed recognizes our mates by scent. Your scent was all over that cave in the mountains. My cat was tired and in pain

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A GZ and Jeff Halloween: Part I by Julie Lynn Hayes

Although he’d been skeptical of the idea at first, Geoffrey Zakarian—GZ to his friends and colleagues—had to admit that Jeff Mauro had been right about which costumes they should wear to the Food Network Halloween bash. They’d brought smiles to many faces as they’d made the rounds of their fellow chefs, adoring fans, and network executives.

Of course, no one realized that the Turkish Angora cat Jeff carried was actually the Iron Chef himself.  Although Jeff referred to the cat as GZ, everyone assumed he was making a joke in the absence of the chef. The fact that GZ was a cat shifter was a secret

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Adrift: Chapter 12 by J. Alan Veerkamp

The universe stalled, refusing to move forward.

Daiko shouted and everything rushed forward. “They’re going to fire!”

Torrins braced against Franc’s chair. “Evasive maneuvers!”

Franc’s hands flew across the controls and Alpha One Flagship spun and dipped in the viewscreen. The maneuver still wasn’t fast enough to hide the flare of the warcraft’s particle cannon. The Midas Ascending lurched as a violent tremor shook the framework, throwing Arad to the unforgiving metal floor. The power flickered, dimming the lights and equipment displays for a moment. Alarms blared and the emergency warnings flashed in every monitor.

Franc righted himself in his seat. “Engines are down!”

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Denied: Chapter Fifty-five by Cia Nordwell;

That I could see.

Every single particle of my being was energy and as I moved, the energy ebbed and flowed all around me to mix with Captain’s energy. He was cool blue and green, pale gold and a thin ribbon of shiny black that blended with the purple, orange, and shining white of my aura. That shiny black linked us, and I realized it was the synthgar’s venom as it throbbed with our matched heartbeats.

Captain shuddered in my arms and his body thrust into mine. The combined sensory

Sweet Betrayal: Part 9 by Michael Mandrake

Otto did as asked and we were home within minutes. If I didn’t know any better, I’d sworn we’d flown. Too bad we didn’t have that ability, although our running speed could be interpreted that way. We’d only need wings and we could be just as powerful as any beast or flying machine in existence.

After getting out the limo, I chased Aaron to the elevator. When the doors closed, I pinned him against the wall, crushing our mouths together.

“Mmph. Ravi.” Aaron moaned against my lips. His hands traveling to the underside of my buttocks. When they arrived there, Aaron squeezed, then lifted me off my feet. 

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Tales of the Cabin: Part 8 by Johayan

I had to laugh at myself when I realized just how long it had been since I’d actually worn clothes.  It had been almost three months which is when I had gotten Shane’s moved up.

 September had flown by and I wasn’t ready for winter yet.  The one downside to a nudist colony this far north, the “clothed” season was far too long.  The mornings were already getting a bit chilly and so putting on clothes wasn’t as bad.  The biggest thing I had to think about this month was the meeting with Steve Schmidgal..

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