Wednesday Briefs: August 19, 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 24 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Dirt spit out from under Jimmy’s tires as he came to a hard stop on the service road next to Fergus’s truck and police cruiser right where he said to meet. He didn’t want to offend his future alpha, but the interruption—and ruining his first real opportunity to court Sawyer had his hackles risen. He pressed his palm over the business card in his vest pocket, making sure it was still there, hoping to calm himself down. His wolf hadn’t stopped snarling and clawing at his spine since he’d walked away from his mate an hour ago.

Crap. He called Sawyer his mate again.

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No Party by Carol Pedroso.

“But daaaad. I need to go to this party. Everyone will be there.”

Jamie shook his head. “Lizzie, you know you can’t go out. The magic virus is only affecting witches and is highly contagious. It is also incurable and can be fatal. Do you know what it would do to me and pa if we lost you?”

Lizzie gave a dramatic sigh. “Dad, it is only fatal to the very old or very young and those who don’t have the magic to fight it. You tell me all the time how I’m the strongest witch you’ve met

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Ancalagon: Chapter One by Cia Nordwell

There was nothing on my scanners. The abyss of space surrounded me, speeding by as I raced through the known sectors for the outer edge. My path had been locked in by a navigator before I stole the skimmer, so I had to hope it was going in the right direction.

And that the scanners really were as blank as they appeared. Maybe there was something I needed to push or switch or touch to turn it on.

If my ruse had been discovered and Captain Sonez sent a squad after me, I might never see them coming. I’d tried


Title Forthcoming: Part 2 by J Ray Lamb

The mysterious aura hadn’t faded but the ritual had gotten underway keeping his mind from trying to figure out exactly what the hell was going on.

Suddenly, he felt light headed…and the world around him started to fade into browns then grays.  Before he could fully comprehend all that was happening, he felt like he was flowing upwards and outwards at the same time.

It felt as if he was flowing towards the rivers like water but also flowing like wind in all directions at once.

While his mind was in the middle of the biggest panic attack…

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Super Trooper #30 (6.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Evan thought Chan’s family was great. Warm and welcoming, and very down-to-earth. He was very glad they’d come, even though meeting a significant other’s family didn’t exactly fall within his wheelhouse.  Only because he’d never dated anyone long enough to have a significant other. He was touched that Chan wanted them to meet him, even if the meeting had been brought about by circumstances beyond their control. Everything had turned out well, even so. Although he had to admit he felt a little tension drain after they’d eaten and the children had all dispersed to their own activities. He didn’t dislike children, and certainly not Chan’s siblings. He just wasn’t very comfortable around them. He hadn’t been able to handle other children even when he was a child. He pushed the thought away, focusing on the present.

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