Wednesday Briefs: July 6, 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 Ninety-seven by Cia Nordwell

“Is there any way to bring him out of that?” I wasn’t even sure what it meant.

“Ordinarily? No. Our minds are different from most species. We can retreat within our memories, sort of lock our consciousness away. It’s the opposite of learning how to bring forth memories as we become adults instead of needing to be taught.”

Which means the male who attacked, or at least who was left holding the remaining silver ball thing, wasn’t young. Seedrah was still learning from Garjah, which meant he couldn’t activate his racial memories fully without help. I assumed the opposite would

Bad Karma and the Family Plan #30 (6.5) by Julie Lynn Hayes

If I’d been wearing a dress, I’d have followed Sarah inside without a second thought. Okay, maybe it wouldn’t have been that easy, even dressed as a woman. But not dressed as one, I had no option but to wait outside, along with Ethan and Benny and Alex, and hope Sarah didn’t run into any trouble inside. I’m sure Ethan felt the same way, the way he fidgeted, rocking Alex back and forth, his eyes glued to the ladies’ room door. A few minutes that felt like an eternity later Sarah returned, and she was not empty handed.

“I found these inside one of the stalls,” she said, handing the items to Ethan. I recognized them immediately as the coat and scarf I’d seen on that woman earlier. Did that also mean I was correct as to whose clothes they were?

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