Wednesday Briefs: September 25, 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.

Here Kitty Kitty: Chapter 23.4 by Carol Pedroso

Tristan winced at the sharp sting as Carl’s claw cut into his palm. He quickly held his hand over the bowl and four drops of bright red blood fell in before the cut magically sealed itself.

“Chant and keep chanting until I tell you to stop,” Nev murmured into Tristan’s ear. Tristan nodded and began the chant.

The rush of power that rushed through him almost made him falter but he managed to stay on track and not miss a word.

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Denied: Chapter One Hundred and Two by Cia Nordwell

“Someone is being bad,” Lakshou said. He tsked, his palms pushed together. He wore his robes, his eyes glowing, his appearance still just the same.

It sickened me that I wanted to go to him. Why hadn’t I felt that before? He’d frozen my body, but he hadn’t toyed with my mind. Captain stood rigid in front of me. The crew stood all around us. Deke had his weapons drawn, as did his hand-picked security.

“I kill him, they kill me, you die,” I said.

Lakshou laughed. “As if you could kill your bonded. You’ve wound together so tight, it’s

In PIeces #71 (17.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“You’ll never lose me,” Ryan insisted. “Please don’t cry, Ben.” Alarmed at this display of emotion, Ryan swiped at the mascara-smeared tears that stained Ben’s cheeks. An ache pierced his heart, an unease he fought hard to quell. This evening had just gone incredibly wrong, but he had a feeling there was worse to come. Cameron’s sudden unexpected appearance, followed by Liza’s, was surely no coincidence. But he had no idea what any of this meant, or why Ben was so upset. Or why he thought he was in danger of losing Ryan.

“Just remember that I love you. I always have and I always will.” Ben seemed to be struggling to pull himself together. He drew long deep breaths through his mouth, while still clinging to Ryan.

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Adrift: Chapter 58 by J. Alan Veerkamp

With Arad slung over his shoulder, Roku closed the Ansariland’s hatch and continued down the hall until he reached the lavatory. Remembering Roku’s order, Arad kept his mouth shut as he was lifted and sat on the nearest sink’s edge. Roku stepped back and tossed his unworn shirt aside. Smirking, he reached for his kilt, keeping his eyes fixed on Arad’s. Licking his lips, he unfastened the garment, consciously flexing groups of muscles—chest, abdominals, hips, and thighs as the garment slid to the floor—all for Arad’s benefit.

Still charged from the match, a smug confidence laced his words as he sauntered close.

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