Wednesday Briefs: July 21, 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.

True Family by Carol Pedroso

Hector groaned as he woke. It was still dark outside and he couldn’t have been asleep for long. His phone started buzzing on his side table letting him know why he was awake at this stupid hour of the night. He rolled out of bed and took his phone out of the room to avoid waking his still sleeping lover.

Heaving a sigh he swiped the answer icon, she wouldn’t stop until he answered anyway.


“How could you do this, you insolent brat.”

Hector held the phone away from his ear to protect his eardrums from the shrill tone.

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Super Trooper #26 (5.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

So upset was Chan that he almost forgot to invite his stepfather inside—where were his manners? He ushered him through the door, a finger to his lips in the universal sign to be quiet.

“What? Oh no, nothing is wrong,” Balji hastened to assure him. He held up his hands as if to chase away such a bad thought. “I’m sorry to alarm you. Actually, it was your mother who sent me. She was concerned about you and wanted me to make sure you were all right. She would have come herself but she was afraid she might be too upset to learn something bad had happened.” Balji rolled his eyes. “You look fine to me, are you fine?”

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Unicorn Quests: Chapter Thirty-eight by Cia Nordwell

Wenn’s touch was soft, and I could feel it, but I’d lost control over my body. It was like I was slowly draining away, and someone—Balasamar—was taking it. He was inside me, he was me, and there was nothing I could do to stop it.

‘No!’ I screamed in my head. ‘Londe!’

But my mate didn’t respond. Could he even hear me? I couldn’t say anything, I couldn’t reach out mentally.

It was all I could focus on.

My family. I kept trying, over and over, but I kept failing. Why did I keep failing?

That tailspin had


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