Wednesday Briefs: October 12, 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 Eleven by Cia Nordwell

“Are you all right?”  

I stopped and stared at Garjah. He sat on the edge of the bed in our quarters, and I was pacing in front of him. “You’re asking me that?”  

He still had that look in his eyes at times when he wasn’t talking to someone. It was like the world grew still around him, and he froze. I tried to always be close when that happened, and touch him gently, pulling Garjah back to reality in a way that would soothe him and keep those around us safe.  

Deep dents marred one wall where he’d lashed


Bad Karma and the Family Plan  #44 (9.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

I understood Ethan’s reasoning, but I wasn’t sure how he intended to accomplish the execution of said plan. What I did know was that I trusted him completely, and I would follow him anywhere.

“Do you want me to tell Dad to come out here?” Sarah offered.

Ethan shook his head. “I think he’ll feel more comfortable in his study, to be honest. We better do this now, though.” He turned toward me, and I sensed the unspoken question.

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Garret Farm: Part 41 by J Ray Lamb

Colin’s referral was a no-show which didn’t help Murphy’s attitude towards Colin. He left twenty minutes after the scheduled time and told Trent and Sandy that if Colin’s referral did show up, to go ahead and interview them but it would take an exceptional circumstance for them to get hired.

 He stomped back to the house and went down to his “get shit done” office in the basement. Unless someone comes in the house or calls,I won’t be undisturbed. Colin dropped into the recliner in the corner of the office.

 ”So what did Colin want from me?”

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