Wednesday Briefs: August 26, 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 26 by J. Alan Veerkamp

The full moon crept over the forest’s edge, gradually washing Fergus and his pack in its silvery glow through a cloudless sky. At least sixty men and women of various sizes and ages stared back at him. Most packs numbered below twenty, so commanding one of this size, no matter how ragtag, was an honor most alphas never knew.

Given their long lives, the moon limited their numbers, although this pack’s bloodlines were so weak a normal human lifespan was all they could count on. Except Fergus, of course, which is what made him the ideal choice to lead.

Ancalagon: Chapter Two by Cia Nordwell

I should be studying. Or sorting through my equipment. Or making something to eat. My stomach kept gurgling, and the sound grew increasingly angry.

My hands both sat limp in my lap instead of hovering over the strap released like they’d been. All plans to heat a protein packet had been forgotten. The skimmer’s transition into in-system flight had been slight, but it been enough to catch my attention.

Then 6888 Ardra consumed it. I was too far to see more than colors and major landmarks. The dual suns brightly lit the northern hemisphere which was tilted more toward the

No Party (continued) by Carol Pedroso

Jamie slammed the door behind himself as he dragged a still yelling Lizzie in the house.

Casey came in the main room rubbing his eyes. “What’s all the racket? It’s barely sundown.”

Jamie pushed Lizzie towards the settee and crossed his arms. “Your niece snuck out, just as I thought she would, to go to that party. Not only that but she was trying to get Tom to join her. I need you to deal with her I’m too angry at the moment.”

***

Casey stared at his niece. How did he tell her off for flouting the rules

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Super Trooper #31 (7.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Living with Evan was like a dream come true.  Like achieving the happy ending in a Hollywood romance, the happily ever after kind.  Chan didn’t even mind moving his belongings into Evan’s condo. The stuff he’d decided to keep, anyway. They’d looked over everything they owned and discussed what to keep and what to part with. For the most part, everything Evan had was newer or in better shape, but Chan wanted to bring some of the smaller pieces, which Evan had no problem with.  In fact, he encouraged Chan to keep as much as he liked. They put some of his furniture into storage, at least for now, and donated most of the rest to the local Goodwill.

The best part about living together? Evan’s beautiful face was the last thing Chan saw before he went to sleep at night and the first thing

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