Wednesday Briefs: December 15, 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.

Garret Farm: Part 15 by J Ray Lamb

Trent took a deep breath and tried to refocus on the office around him. He’d not gotten off like that since he was a teenager and there was a mess everywhere. He was gonna have to wash down his desk, the tile floor, his laptop, and most of all, himself.

I can’t believe I still managed to get that much on me considering how much is all over the desk and computer.

It had been about an hour since he’d headed downstairs. He’d not heard the front door close or Garret coming down the stairs. Garret’s knock startled him…

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Ancalagon: Chapter Sixty-nine by Cia Nordwell
 

Was that some sort of political non-talk they taught the higher ups? Dr. Vikrish and now this woman had both said it was an ‘unexpected development’ that the Four Arms claiming Ardra as a planet they had used for centuries as a resource planet in their territory. This was on the edges of the Galactic explored space, which is one of the reasons I’d applied to the Rinta. I would have far more opportunities to explore new biological environments on the fringes of society than if I’d signed onto a ship that patrolled closer to known space.  

Of course I’d

 
 

Rose and Thorne 6 #3 (1.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

I had to hand it to Sarah, she didn’t look the least bit taken aback or thrown off by Ethan’s question. Not even the slightest bit embarrassed, either. I could see something of her minister father’s stubbornness in the set of her jaw, the way she held her head high.  “Not long,” she said.

“How long’s not long?” Ethan persisted.

I nibbled on a crisp slice of bacon and wondered if I should leave the room, give the siblings some privacy. I had a feeling Sarah had more to reveal and Ethan just might not like what he was about to hear. On the other hand,

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