Wednesday Briefs: July 1, 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 Thirty-five by Cia Nordwell

I hefted Tinn onto Londe’s back, biting back the groan that wanted to erupt as the skin in my hands split further. He wasn’t the most steady, but he still helped balance Wenn in front of him. “You don’t have to hold on long, just until we can get you to a safer place,” I told him.

He nodded, his expression grim but determined. I checked the cloths I’d wrapped around each one roughly, tying off the knot with the help of my teeth as my fingers trembled with pain. They weren’t bleeding through yet. We needed to go, and

Phases of Moon: Part 12 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Dusk approached, bridging the sky into the first night of the full moon. Jimmy stood on the front porch, watching as forest shadows began the gradual reach forward to eventually plunge the whole house into darkness.

Wood peeked through the blistered white paint, giving away years of neglect. Fergus had told him to spruce things up as he saw fit, but Jimmy only cleaned the hidden farmhouse enough to make it livable. Sitting on the edge of the den’s boundaries, it wasn’t home. The goal wasn’t to stay here on his own outside of the pack. He needed to be part of a greater whole.

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Super Trooper #23 (4.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Chan pulled his phone from his pocket… again.  Five minutes had passed since the last time he’d checked. It was seven-twenty now. Evan was twenty minutes late. And there was still no response to his text.

Chan frowned. This wasn’t like Evan. That man was punctual to a fault. If he even suspected he’d be a few minutes late, he would text Chan and let him know. Twenty minutes and nothing? That was worrisome to the extreme.

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