Wednesday Briefs: July 7, 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-six by Cia Nordwell

I didn’t want to have a moment in front of the Kardoval, but stars… never mind. I wasn’t going to ignore this need to touch Garjah for them or anyone. I slid one hand across his far cheek, turning his head toward me, then pulled him down for a brief kiss. As hard as it was to resist, I didn’t part my lips and drink in his scent to taste him further. This was enough.

A flurry of movement and murmurs broke through my distraction. I leaned away from Garjah. He blinked at me several times, and I waited for

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An Unholy Alliance #6 (2.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Before I could even begin to put my suspicions into words, Tyrone jumped up like a newly sprung jack-in-the-box and lumbered toward me, shaking one finger at me as if he’d just experienced some sort of epiphany. I half expected to see a cartoon light bulb appear above his head.

“I should have noticed this as soon as you came out of the tent,” he practically cackled.  “I mean, here you are, standing outside, and it’s definitely daytime, and you haven’t shriveled up or combusted into a pile of ashes. And you sure as heck don’t sparkle.”

Well, wasn’t he the perceptive one?

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The Garret Farm: Part 2 by J Ray Lamb

Colin deftly juggled four plates piled high with flapjacks, eggs, sausage and bacon from the counter to the table before grabbing a pot of coffee and a pitcher of orange juice.

Sitting down at the table, Colin offered a brief blessing of the food and the men started to eat like they were starved.

“So boys, what the hell happened last night?” Garret asked, subconsciously lower his voice about an octave. Many had described it as a gravel-thickened dad voice.

Colin blushed and looked down at the table, mouth moving but no words coming out.

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