Wednesday Briefs: July 29, 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-nine by Cia Nordwell

“You need sleep.” Londe had come before it was his turn. “You’ve been taking most of the night watches.”

It’d only been three nights since we’d finally defeated Balasamar, and since Wenn had given his life to save him. I still wrestled with the guilt, and it didn’t help that I refused to allow Londe to carry Wenn’s lifeless form.

The one we placed so carefully at the end of each trek so he could face the sky, his palms touching the earth of his birth. Tinn spoke words over him as we knelt. He’d been so brave, so willing

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Title Forthcoming by J Ray Lamb

It was a dark and stormy night…


A sausage-fingered fist slammed down on the typewriter.

“By the Gods, that’s no way to start a story. It’s beyond cliché. As he sat staring at the blank with the lone sentence staring back at him, mocking him with its triteness.

He sat deep in thought, while beating himself up, it wasn’t until he swept his arms wide and sent his coffee cup flying across his office that he realized that this wasn’t going to be a good day to write.

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Super Trooper #27 (5.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Evan had agreed to meet Chan’s family without hesitation, instinctively sensing that accepting the invitation would please Chan greatly. He’d never been introduced to a lover’s family before. That only underscored the seriousness of the situation, at least as far as he was concerned.

Not to mention, he’d never felt this way about anyone before. He was both excited and nervous at the prospect of meeting them.

Chan’s family had to be nice, judging by the way

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Phases of Moon: Part 18 by J. Alan Veerkamp

A few strategic tugs, and Fergus’s black shirt fell the way he liked. Just tight enough through the shoulders and upper torso to accent them without being obvious, while the v-neck exposed the top of the furry crease running down his chest. He stepped back from the full-length mirror for a complete view. Paired up with a comfortable pair of jeans, it was a simple look but flattering. Tonight may not be anything close to a dress occasion, but he had standards to maintain.

Once again he checked the wall clock for the time. Sundown approached, leaving a flavor of anticipation over the impending evening.

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