Wednesday Briefs: October 6, 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.

The Garret Farm: Part 9 by J Ray Lamb

Jason had forgotten what he was going to say to Trent and Trent was silent with shame and guilt.

They both shrugged and went back to eating. Colin was busy hustling around the kitchen and returning calls from builders to get quotes on the new mess hall for the farm.

Colin wasn’t sure why Murphy was wanting a mess hall for the farm as the farm wasn’t that big. Just over 50 people made the place run like a well oiled machine. Not exactly an army battalion but enough people that Murphy had decided he wanted a mess hall.

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An Unholy Alliance #19 (5.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

I dropped immediately into a low crouch. Balancing my weight on my hands, I swiftly swung my legs in a solid arc until I connected with the limbs of the nearest idiot and knocked him off his feet. He let out a surprised yelp. The dog seemed to have anticipated my movement somehow. He leapt out of harm’s way, barking excitedly. Not sure if he was barking at them or me or just in general. As long as he didn’t bite, I could live with that.

And don’t even tell me how hypocritical that just sounded.

A shot whistled past my head.

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Ancalagon: Chapter Fifty-eight by Cia Nordwell
 

Wishful thinking. The market was chaos with Four Arms everywhere, but all eyes were on me. If the Kardoval were looking for us, and people wanted to turn us in, we’d be easy to find.  

I had to hope the rebels here would accept Garjah. I wasn’t sure if they’d be more or less suspicious with me in tow, but he’d refused to leave me in the shuttle. Bouncer had been equally insistent on coming with me, so he paced at my side.  

Maybe they weren’t staring at me so much. The predator with poisonous claws would probably make any

 
 

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