Wednesday Briefs: July 3, 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.

In Pieces #59 (14.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“See anything interesting?” Ben asked, shading his eyes with his free hand as he squinted up at the siblings. Ryan thought the walk had done them good. They both seemed pretty happy and relaxed, even after the long drive to Lake Charles.

“We saw a lot of places to eat, a couple of bars,” Abby said. “Some interesting shops too. If we find time to go shopping.”

“We have all night,” Ben reminded her.

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Denied Chapter Ninety by Cia Nordwell

The miniature Sparkles turned when her croon cut off. She rose from the water and nudged me with her nose. She chirped and I looked from her to the egg still in the water. The babies clawed their way up her snout to perch in small circles on her head.

“Sparkles?” She hadn’t gone away from the water, still hovering beside me, but she wasn’t making the same sound she had for the other eggs. She wasn’t hovering over it or bathing it with water. “Is it okay?”

I glanced at her, but she was looking at one of the

 

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Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 22.2 by Carol Pedroso

Carl drummed his fingers on the desk while he listened to his second, Steven, whine.

“Tell me again why I’m listening to you rather than talking to Natalia?”

“She said she had a personal issue to sort out and let three days ago. Her note said—”

“Her note? You didn’t mention a note before. You said she told you she had something to see to. When was she last seen? What was missing from her things?”

Steven started stuttering. “Well…um…I didn’t actually see the note myself. I heard what it said from Oscar who heard it from Ferrick, but

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