Wednesday Briefs: October 28, 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 44 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Fergus had been barely able to sit still since Jimmy called.

“I have the rogue. Meet me in an hour.”

Other than a meeting place, the cryptic call had been cut short. Normally, Fergus would have been put off by the brusque disconnection, but the excitement won over. Months of waiting for Jimmy to complete his mission and bring the rogue wolf to him would finally be over. He’d been starting to worry it might never end. Tying up the loose end would go a long way to easing his nights.

Waiting in his truck on the side of the forgotten stretch of dirt road, Fergus checked his phone for the umpteenth time.

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Ancalagon Chapter Eleven; by Cia Nordwell

Hissing was the last thing I wanted to hear. Did they have me in a medical bay like I thought? Or was I in some sort of zoo or specimen area? If these were unknown aliens and they were harvesting from the planet, maybe they thought I was a native and they’d taken me along with other creatures.  

Like that giant, slithering death machine that could swallow me whole.  

I did not like legless creatures.  

Not at all.  

Yes, it was biased of me. Yes, I was supposed to be a scientist—above all those silly fears a child has,

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Super Trooper #40 (9.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Chan examined the contents of the refrigerator. His mother must have gone shopping recently, as there didn’t seem to be anything lacking. Certainly not the staples, such as bread, milk, and eggs. That would help. He pulled out eggs and butter, then spotted a little container of sour cream and laid everything on the counter. Glancing in the meat keeper, he added a package of bacon to the rest.

“What are you making?” Kamal asked.

Chan glanced at his brother.

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