Wednesday Briefs: April 28, 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 #66 (15.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Everything had gone perfectly today, just as Evan hoped it would. It had been difficult to send Chan off to work looking like a wounded puppy because no one had acknowledged his birthday. But that would have given everything away, and he was sure his lover forgave him for that now.

Laksha had begun to bake as soon as Chan was out of sight. The result was the most beautiful carrot cake Evan had ever seen, completely with traditional fondant decorations. She seemed pleased with the praised he heaped on her, and helped him to prep for the food he was going to make for Chan’s birthday lunch. He couldn’t even pronounce the name of the main dish when he started, but with

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Ancalagon: Chapter Thirty-six by Cia Nordwell
 

“I’m sure you have seen aliens who turn red before,” I muttered.  

“We have.” Timok put down a scanner on the table. He turned to Garjah. “You didn’t tell him?”  

I scowled. “Tell me what?”  

“Your eyes. Did you even notice how dim it has gotten in here?”  

Not really. I had notice the bright light when the door opened, but… “Are you saying my eyes changed color?”  

“And the pupils have elongated. If you’re seeing in this lower light, they’re clearly more effective than human levels. I’ve had to raise the lights in my lab far more than is

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