Wednesday Briefs: May 3, 2023

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.

Broken Path, Starless Tail: Chapter Ten by Cia Nordwell

Twin thumps outside rattled his tree, startling Beckett awake in his soft bed where he’d spent the best hours of sleep he’d had in weeks. He bolted up, looking around wildly. Then he collapsed back, groaning. He was still there. He’d slept so hard, dreamless for once, that he’d been sure he’d wake up in his own bed.

Not that this bed wasn’t tons better. His head wasn’t throbbing for once and his stomach wasn’t churning. He wasn’t even hungry. Other than being stuck in this dream, he was overall feeling pretty good.

“Come out, little human,” a voice boomed.

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Bad Karma and the Family Plan #72   (15.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

By general consensus, it was decided that tomorrow was another day, and we didn’t want to test the limits of Southern hospitality by being obnoxious guests. As Ethan wisely pointed out, certain people would hardly have access to their email while incarcerated. Besides, if we waited, maybe the mystery “director” would come out of the woodwork to find out what had gone done. Assuming he didn’t already know, of course. But how could he, unless he were there in person. Not like there’d been a press release or anything.

Good thing Ethan and I always carried a laptop with us. Never knew when you would need it, and today we definitely needed it. Maureen made extra for breakfast, insisting on feeding the agents outside. Ethan and I volunteered to deliver

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