Wednesday Briefs: August 5, 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.

Phases of Moon: Part 20 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Tonight would be the new moon and Jimmy should have been at his most calm, but the sight of the young banker perked up his wolf. He didn’t like the way the trees had been chopped out to make room for the house on this land. It had been stripped back far enough, he couldn’t sneak in close even with the lack of moonlight. A wolf his size needed more than darkness to hide. Instead, he had to settle for a distant view through the window, while the underbrush dug into his underbelly.

Shifting was risky territory these days after the last time his wolf almost didn’t give him back.

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Unicorn Quests: Chapter Forty by Cia Nordwell

All day the clan had worked industriously, but they allowed us to help where we could. First they dug a hole, which confused me. “I thought you were releasing his form.”

“We shall, but we come from the elements. That is where our magic is grounded, by connections. So Wenn will be released using all four elements as well. Earth, Air, Fire, Water.” Tinn stood beside the elder locus who had declared Wenn was at peace as they oversaw the preparations.

The youths dug the shallow pit, while the young brought broken boughs that had littered the ground to line

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Super Trooper #28 (6.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Evan debated with himself whether or not to bring his gun with him when he went to meet Chan’s family. As a State Trooper, he had the right to carry when off duty, but it wasn’t the law he was concerned with, it was the safety of Chan’s young siblings. In the end, he decided to take it with him and to remain vigilant. Better to have and not need than to find himself in a situation where he wished he had his weapon.

But he also didn’t want to frighten the children, so decided to wear a shoulder holster with a jacket which would conceal the bulge. He had a taupe suit that he knew looked good on him, with a pale blue long sleeve shirt and a chocolate tie. A pair of rose gold cufflinks completed his ensemble. He decided he could do without the brace on his wrist. The doctor had said he could remove it at his discretion.

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