Wednesday Briefs: November 4, 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 46 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Jimmy’s wolf refused to stop pacing. If it had been loose, its claws would be leaving shavings all over the wood floors. Instead, it prowled restless and frustrated in his head, and for a change, Jimmy wasn’t the focus of its ire.

No, his wolf wanted to rend Fergus’s throat into bloody strips when he altered the parameters of their agreement. Jimmy had gone above and beyond, proving his worth in a way no other wolf would ever be asked to be part of a pack. It wasn’t his fault Fergus’s pack had some infighting. He didn’t care about any of that.

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Super Trooper #41 (9.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Evan thought Chan’s siblings were remarkably well behaved under the circumstances. Perhaps that was because everything was still so new to them, still so raw. The reality of the situation hadn’t really struck them full force yet. Even as seasoned as he was in handling death, he found himself thinking how surreal this all felt, as though it was happening to someone else. Small wonder the children hadn’t fully grasped what had happened. Or how their world had just drastically been altered.

They ate their breakfast with a minimum of bickering, which sounded perfunctoryt at best. Something done out of

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Ancalagon Chapter Twelve; by Cia Nordwell
 

“His mouth was open the whole way here, showing off his flat teeth and that thick, pink tongue of his.”  

What? No wonder my mouth was so dry! And my tongue wasn’t thick or my teeth flat. Well, the ones in back were, but my teeth were normal. I glared at him, ready to tell him off with a vicious glare and snarl but then the clear cup of fluid waved in front of my face distracted me.  

My arms were too heavy to lift and hold it. The glare dissolved off my face, and I nearly cried. Water, right 
 

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