Wednesday Briefs: March 17, 2021

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.

Super Trooper #60 (14.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

True to his word, Kamal was waiting in the front yard when Chan pulled his car up beside Evan’s cruiser. Whooping with excitement, he rushed his brother the moment he stepped out of his car and refused to allow Chan even a minute to take his briefcase inside the house. His Texas Rangers cap on his head, he was armed with his favorite Frisbee, with a ball and glove as back-up. Chan couldn’t help but smile at his enthusiastic little brother.

“Here, set this on the porch for me,” Chan said, taking the Frisbee.

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Ancalagon: Chapter Thirty by Cia Nordwell
 

“Did you tell Garjah this?”  

“Of course.” Timok sat back in the chair beside the bed, for all the universe like he hadn’t just dropped news deep enough to mimic a black hole. It consumed all logic, all thought, and sent my emotions into a tumble. I sat up, swinging my legs over the edge of the bunk. I couldn’t just lay there.  

Gripping the edge of the bunk’s mattress, I asked, “Does he hate me? It’s not my fault. I didn’t do this on purpose. I didn’t ask for you guys to pick me up. He chased me down

 
 

 

Phases of Moon: Part 80 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Had Sawyer grown up a religious man, he’d pray to have his night vision stricken and block the sight of the hellish carnage strewn across his mother’s backyard. Sweat rolled over his injured body, soaking his clothing as he stepped carefully, avoiding the fresh corpses. He’d never seen a dead person up close before, and now there were so many, he wished he could forget the horrors he’d seen. The smell… he worried it would be tattooed inside his nostrils forever.

His and his family’s survival was nothing short of a miracle. And that’s how he saw Jimmy, Maddie, and Jada: as family, inseparable, for good or bad.

 
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