Wednesday Briefs: July 8, 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-six by Cia Nordwell

“Stay with your pater,” I said quietly to the foals. “And no wandering off on your own again!”

Colette looked chagrined, but Marces just looked stubborn. Londe herded them both back, and I took the lead. Balasamar had almost reached the top of the hill. Not that he was going to get away. Not this time.

Reaching down into my boot, I pulled out the knife I kept there. It was perfectly balanced; I’d made it myself. I took aim, holding it in the tips of my fingers, then flicked them deftly.

The air sang as the knife spun in

Phases of Moon: Part 14 by J. Alan Veerkamp

“Thank you for signing the papers.” Jada’s voice came through crystal clear despite the noise of gravel crunching under the tires. Sawyer’s phone sat in a neat holder attached to the dashboard so he could keep both hands on the wheel.

“Of course. I’m not going to fight you on this. It’s the right thing to do.”

“Sorry. I got a little worried because they sat on the kitchen table for three days.”

“It was the full moon.” Did Sawyer really need to explain in detail? Completing projects under the full moon, on Friday the thirteenth, or right at midnight was loaded with bad juju.

Super Trooper #24 (4.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“I’m fine, just fine,” Evan continued to assure him, all the way up the sidewalk and into Chan’s apartment. Even’s voice was low and soothing. He gently stroked Chan’s arm as Chan fumbled with the key before finally pushing open his door. He flipped on the light and closed the door behind them before burying his face against Evan’s chest, mindful of his injury.

Finally he drew back and gazed up at him, as if to reassure himself Evan was really there and not seriously injured. He took a deep breath. “I’m sorry,” he apologized. “I… I was just concerned.”

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