Wednesday Briefs: February 19, 2020

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.

Unicorn Quests: Chapter Sixteen by Cia Nordwell

Walking over the mountain wasn’t the best idea with two foals—one wounded—but it was better than going backward toward the cave and trolls. I wanted to stay as far away from the road near where the cave had been as possible. Who knew if the beasts had other partners who would come for the kidnapped Beings?

There had to have been a reason they’d taken so many. Humans caught Beings, especially young ones, in order to kill them in their attempts to purify the planet. They killed them.

They didn’t do whatever the boss, or master, or whoever-the-hell

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Super Trooper #4 (1.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Although Partners was known to be a gay bar, and was very popular with gay men for miles around, its clientele were not restricted to them by any means. It wasn’t unusual to find couples and/or singles of all orientations there. The bar was a haven of open-mindedness and liberality in an area that wasn’t always known for either. Which didn’t mean it didn’t draw its fair share of jerks, but the owners of Partners knew how to deal with them before things got too out of hand, employing bouncers who weren’t afraid to get their message across to any troublemakers. Texas was an open-carry state, but any individual wishing to do so had to also have a license, as did those who wanted to conceal-carry. On the whole, guns were a common sight. Evan wore his, even off-duty, but he preferred to conceal it. He didn’t want any trouble when he went out, but he wasn’t one to shy away from it either.

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Adrift: Chapter 79 by J. Alan Veerkamp

“If I still had a torque wrench, I’d have you bless it, you lucky bastard. Can’t believe you’re alive. I was gonna slap you to try and wake you up, but your face it still all fucked up.”

Of course Arad was alive. The dead couldn’t hurt this much. “Thanks, Pakko. I think.”

A mangy pit fighter once told Arad the more times you got knocked out, the more brain damage you’d end up with. Man, he hoped that guy was wrong.

A seam in the metal floor dug into his back. No worse than what he’d suffered earlier, but waking up on the deck confused him.

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