Wednesday Briefs: June 19, 2019

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 Eighty-eight by Cia Nordwell

“I don’t think so,” said Aparoe. “I found her right before we left the other ship. I never told anyone I did scans, but I was just as wary as you about unknown life signs after what we’d been through. I didn’t want to have any more surprises. But no one has tried to find her, like you think would happen if she was going to be used against Kohen.”

“You’d think telling your captain would have been on your agenda, at least,” Captain said. “How did you know this wasn’t part of the Elite’s plot? Or something else the

Adrift: Chapter 45 by J. Alan Veerkamp

WARNING — Oxygen cell depleted.

Fog began coating the visor as the air inside the suit grew dank faster than Arad expected. His lungs seized as he scratched at the helmet searching for the seal releases. The gloves poor fit required him to have a surer hand, and with the rising panic, he did not. Darkness crept into his sight, and colors separated and turned grey. Suffocating in his suit after barely making it back inside would be an unfair way to die.

Many things in Arad’s life were unfair.

Chest burning, he fell over but curiously didn’t hit the floor.

In Pieces #57 (14.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Checking in was easy, since Marge had pre-registered the band. All Ben had to do was show his ID and sign the guest register and the smiling desk clerk gave him three key cards.

“Your rooms are in the back, first floor,” he said, motioning with his thumb in that general direction. “Just follow the parking lot around and you should be able to get a spot right by your rooms. We’re not really very full right now.”  He reached for a colorful brochure from a stack on the counter and handed it Ben. “This lists some of the nearest restaurants,” he told them. “And things to do in Lake Charles too. If you have any questions, or need anything, don’t hesitate to ask. We have a breakfast buffet that opens at six o’clock.”

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