Wednesday Briefs: August 12, 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 Forty-one by Cia Nordwell

The smoke enveloped me. Gray lightened to white then faded to an opaque background. My breath caught in my chest.

“What is this?”

No one had said there would be magic during the release. My heart thundered in my chest and my breath sawed in and out. “No, no, no…”

I’d barely held it together when I changed form. It was only the need to keep the ceremony going, and knowing exactly what to do that kept me focused.

Not on me, but what I had to do for Wenn’s spirit.

“And I thank you for that.”

I spun and

Super Trooper #29 (6.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Chan knew Evan was clearly not at ease. Not that he showed his discomfort by anything he said or did, but Chan could tell. They might not have been dating very long, but Chan was pretty good at interpreting Evan’s body language. Today he seemed a little stiff at times and not his usual self.

Seated together on the sofa, Chan watched Evan from the corner of his eye as he conversed with Chan’s mother, who sat in a nearby armchair. Ever the dutiful hostess, she asked questions about what it was like to be a state trooper, and listened attentively to everything he said.  She’d given Evan the tour of the house when they arrived, while Chan’s siblings noisily claimed their brother’s attention. Well, the noise was

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Phases of Moon: Part 22 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Teller performance reviews and branch efficiency reports would have to wait, or they would have to learn how to write themselves. Sawyer’s brain refused to stay linear enough for busy work lately. He had a week to complete the files, but he hated to slam up against a deadline, so he’d been doing a little bit each day because his attention span had been kind of sketchy since the scene in the lobby with the biker.

It could hardly be considered a scene or an interaction, it was so short, but he didn’t have a great deal of experience with lewd suggestions.

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