Wednesday Briefs: December 29, 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 17 by J Ray Lamb

Sandy slept fitfully in Trent’s spare bedroom. He was anxious about the car, about being in Trent’s house, the whole frat situation, and honestly, already working on the livestock situation here on the farm.

He woke up about 5:30am and stumbled to the bathroom, relieved himself, and went back to the spare bedroom. The house was warm so he decided against getting dressed. As he stood looking at his clothes, he caught the whiff of coffee brewing.

Heading for the kitchen, he bumped into Trent coming out of his bedroom.

“Ope, sorry Trent!” Sandy stammered as he felt a jolt

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Ancalagon: Chapter Seventy-one by Cia Nordwell

We had to cram together in the tiny, teardrop shaped vessel to get back up to the ship, and the trip gave me a good excuse to be very, very close to Garjah. Bouncer had tried to elude us when Garjah insisted on tranquilizing him again, but the lure of food was just too great for the greedy gullet. He snoozed the entire time and was currently ignoring us in our cabin on the ship.

Fine by me. No eyes on me was how I liked it. We’d reported our tentative success, and Garjah had touted pride in his foolproof

Rose and Thorne 6 #4 (1.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

For a long moment, neither of us spoke a word. Then Ethan moved toward the back door and pulled Benny’s leash from a hook on the wall. “C’mon, Benny,” he said so softly that I wasn’t sure the pup would be able to hear him. But I underestimated his keen canine auditory abilities. He scurried up to Ethan and assumed the position with a joyful bark that indicated his willingness to venture into the outside world, aka the neighborhood.

I remained where I was, standing indecisively. My gut instinct told me I should go with Ethan, but my insecurity insisted that if I was needed, he would have said something and maybe he wanted to be alone. But then he turned toward me and the look in his beautiful eyes told me everything I needed to know

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