Wednesday Briefs: March 18, 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.

Here Kitty Kitty: Epilogue part five by Carol Pedroso

“Brian O’Connor, are you listening to me?” Angel struggled to get an arm free but had no success. “You need to loosen your grip before you crack my ribs.” Still no response. Angel sighed and said the one thing they were reasonably sure would get through Brian’s head. “Love, you’re hurting me—”

He’d barely got the last word out before Brian’s grip loosened and his distraught face lifted from Angel’s shoulder where it had been buried for a good hour.

“I nearly lost you.” The tone of their mate’s mind voice sounded like a lost child wanting the reassurance

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Super Trooper #8 (2.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Chan maintained a discreet distance behind Evan, to avoid giving the impression that they were leaving together. Not that he really believed anyone was paying attention to what they were doing. And not like other men didn’t do exactly this same thing on a regular basis. After all, Partners was famous for being a place for people, particularly gay men, to hook up with one another.

Still, doing so added to the illusion of the role play which they were apparently engaging in. Chan shivered in anticipation. He’d never done anything like this before, had never even considered the possibility. But right now it seemed to be the most natural thing in the world for him to be doing.

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Adrift: Chapter 83 by J. Alan Veerkamp

“Scan here, sir.”

Arad pressed his thumb to the portable screen and the text turned green. The attendant tapped out a confirmation and sent it to Arad’s private mail account—something he never thought he’d have again.

“Your clearance is complete. The window for departure ends in forty-five minutes. Have a nice voyage, Captain Ansari.” With an efficient nod, the attendant collected his tablet and walked away, leaving Arad standing in front of his ship.

The Ansariland had never been so shiny.

Arad needed to step way back in the hangar to get the full effect. His ship sported a fresh new finish, updated exterior panels and repairs, and renovations going beyond the surface

Unicorn Quests: Chapter Twenty by Cia Nordwell

“We have to find him. He’s too little to be on his own.” The map. Maybe the map could help.

“I didn’t see him leave. Are you sure he didn’t follow you? You didn’t see him on your way back?” Londe asked.

“No, I couldn’t come back the same way. To avoid being followed, I had to leave town a different direction and circle around. That’s why I was gone so long.” I unfolded the map, my hands unsteady and my stomach flipping.

How could I have lost another young? I should have woken Londe. Told him I was going.

 

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