Wednesday Briefs: August 31, 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 One Hundred and Five by Cia Nordwell
 

Ases wrinkled up his nose before he even drank the tuber milk, but I kicked him under the table. I’d warned him in the transport what he had to do, and I knew he could drink this and lie about it. I’d once seen him swill an entire bottle of bar mixings on a dare.  

He’d vomited profusely within minutes, but that was alcohol and sugar. This was just fermented tuber milk. Totally fine. He was a shifter; he should like milk.  

I upended my cup, suppressing my shudder at the gloopy nature of the thickened milk and the bitter
 
 

Bad Karma and the Family Plan #38 (8.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once…”

Momentarily at a loss for words, I made no response but listened as instructed by the mysterious voice.

“You should have died in Florida. You should have become gator chow, but you got lucky somehow. Your luck won’t hold forever, though, Delarosa. You can’t outrun Fate. Someday you’ll get what’s coming to you.” Almost as an afterthought, the caller added, “Beware the Ides of March,” before hanging up.

What the hell was that supposed to mean? My brain

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