Wednesday Briefs: November 14, 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 Fifty-seven by Cia Nordwell

I held onto the table that separated us, staring at the thing. It. Him. Danie. Whatever it was. My stomach roiled when I touched the ports in my head. “Like… mine?”

“What?” Freska’s eyes widened. She whipped around the table and pushed my hand aside, exclaiming when she saw the ports. A light flicked on and flared past me. She nudged my head this way and that, mumbling. I gripped the table with both hands, my knuckles white, and stared at my hands.

What was I? What had Captain bound himself to?

“Freska, stop it. You don’t touch people like 

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In Pieces #27 (7.7) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Breakfast was every bit as delicious as Ben had promised it would be. The Cajun Hollandaise sauce was creamy and spicy, and  had just the right amount of heat without being overbearing. Ryan thought he could get used to eating like this all the time. He loved Missouri, but there was something relaxing about Louisiana, and at the same time invigorating. Some people might consider Missouri to be a Southern state, but this was the true Deep South.

Of course, a lot of his feeling of contentment had to do with Ben’s presence. There was no denying that. Just being back with Ben after all those years felt like coming home, as though a great weight had been lifted from his mind… and heart.

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Tales of the Cabin: Part 10 by Johayan

I sent a quick text off to Andy and Aaron to have them come over to my place and meet Steve.  I didn’t see any issues with him moving in and he wanted to lay low which was perfect for our community.

Aaron and I were speaking to each other again but it was still strained. Knowing Aaron and Andy well, I wanted them to have a chance to meet Steve and get their opinions on them.  The only person I was vaguely worried about was Shawn.

Shawn as an anathema in my life.  You never quite knew what he…

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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 14.2 by Carol Pedroso

Kitryn wanted to jump up and yell for everyone to hear that his mate had accepted him. But he was, of course, an adult and adults didn’t act like that. Didn’t stop him from imagining it though.

Simon’s timid voice broke into his self-congratulations. “Can you tell me more about mates?”

“Of course, what do you want to know?”


Kitryn let out a small laugh. “Everything? Well, that narrows it down.” Looking at the ceiling in thought he had an idea. “Why don’t I start with what I was taught as a child. Then after I’ve covered the basics you can ask questions.”

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Adrift: Chapter 14 by J. Alan Veerkamp

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