Wednesday Briefs: June 16, 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.

Ancalagon: Chapter Forty-three by Cia Nordwell

The concept that four arms came in handy had occurred to me before, but being knocked off my feet when the ship lurched through the air hammered that home. Without the extra hand grabbing the bunk, I would have slammed my right temple right into the corner. I flopped over onto the mattress.  

“Are you all right?” Garjah stood with his leg spread, riding out the ship’s shudders.  

“You should sit down!”  

“I am fine. I’m sorry I forgot to tell you to brace yourself. You have changed so much I forget you don’t quite have the same bone and


An Unholy Alliance #3 (1.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“How old do I look?” I countered, although that wasn’t really what I wanted to say, but those were the first words to fall from my tongue. I’m not really what you might consider a smooth talker, although I can be when circumstances warrant. Such as when I’m charming a blood donor out of their precious red fluid. Although some might argue that the spice is life, with vampires it’s all about the blood. And perhaps calling them donors is stretching the definition just a little bit.

I held out my hand in order to keep this stranger

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