Wednesday Briefs: May 4, 2022

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 Eighty-nine by Cia Nordwell
 

“The Galactic Council wants peace between the many unique species all over the universe.  I have come with Garjah and Essell to start the introductions.” Ases stepped forward and bowed. “My name is Ases. I hope that you will give me time to learn your culture and forgive any mistakes in my manners, but know I have nothing but the best of intentions as we create a bridge to bring your worlds alongside the Galactic society.”  

“This is not our way.” That question was not staged. A contingent of new arrivals pushed their way through the crowd, but they were

 
 

Rose and Thorne 6 #21 (5.0) by Julie Lynn Hayes

What the hell’s going on?

If the first shot had given cause for concern, the second one induced a full-blown panic attack on the part of the hotel guests. Probably the staff too. Screams punctuated by assorted expletives filled the air. I glanced up cautiously from my position shielding Benny. The fire department had their hands full preventing a stampede back into the hotel, aided in their efforts by Roanoke’s finest. Good thing they’d already been on the scene. No need to call 9-1-1.

Ethan had abandoned his quest to speak to the manager and beelined back to us, his weapon drawn, his eyes darting about the crowd, no doubt searching for the shooter. “Got him! Stay with Benny!” he yelled at me before taking off like a bat out of hell. Although I wanted to follow my lover, I remained where I was, protecting Benny. I knew Ethan could handle himself. Didn’t mean I wasn’t concerned for his welfare.

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The Garret Farm: Part 30 by J Ray Lamb

Murphy walked into his office and dropped into his oversized chair. He pulled up to the desk and logged into his computer and then the farm’s bank accounts. Machinery breakdowns were a face of life but it didn’t mean that Murphy had to like them. Writing out a check for north of a $600,000 was not something he was looking forward to doing. Normally, he rotated the tractors with one cycled out every other year. With the trade in value, a new tractor was normally closer to $350,000 at most.

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