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Wednesday Briefs: July 1, 2020

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Unicorn Quests Chapter Thirty-five by Cia Nordwell

I hefted Tinn onto Londe’s back, biting back the groan that wanted to erupt as the skin in my hands split further. He wasn’t the most steady, but he still helped balance Wenn in front of him. “You don’t have to hold on long, just until we can get you to a safer place,” I told him.

He nodded, his expression grim but determined. I checked the cloths I’d wrapped around each one roughly, tying off the knot with the help of my teeth as my fingers trembled with pain. They weren’t bleeding through yet. We needed to go, and

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Wednesday Briefs: June 24, 2020

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As Lovely as a Tree: Part 4 by Sarah Hayes

For a moment Yulia thought she smelled smoke lingering on the sleeves of Bonnie’s scrubs as the nurse hovered over her to check her various vitals. She shook her head the moment Bonnie turned away. The synapses in her brain must have fired off the wrong signals, that’s all.

Minutes later, the smoke was forgotten and Yulia was walking around her room, guided by a hand on her arm just in case she stumbled and fell. She forced herself to be ambulatory on a regular basis. It not,  she’d lose muscle definition and be too weak to take care of herself if, god forbid, both Bonnie and Elzie would be unavailable for a prolonged period of time.

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Wednesday Briefs: June 17, 2020

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Adrift: Part 8 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Jimmy waited in his truck, having long since bored of thumbing through his phone. Useless piece of junk. Who did he have to call anyways? Unchecked dust greyed the radio’s controls. The chittering of nature would always be preferable over modern music and DJ babbling. With August’s full moon several days behind him and the waning gibbous tomorrow night, he was calm enough to kill time in silence.

Working through the phases of the moon’s gentle caress could be a mixed blessing. When it was new, he missed its presence but found serenity. When it was full, he craved the sight, yet spent day and night agitated and needy.

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Wednesday Briefs: June 10, 2020

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Adrift: Part 6 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Two sets of tiny chests swelled and deflated as the twins slept soundly in their crib. Freshly fed, their cherubic faces gave no indication of the chaotic night before. Small puffs of air came through their tiny pursed lips, sweetening their appearance and hiding the duality of their nature. Fergus leaned over the crib, his calloused fingertips ghosting over the wisps of dark hair on their heads, taking care not to disturb them. Royal and Regis hadn’t slept last night, but he couldn’t be prouder.

“The odds were against you. You know that, don’t you, Roy? Don’t you, Reg?”

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Wednesday Briefs: June 3, 2020

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A mother’s Loyalty, Short scene:  Part 1, by Carol Pedroso

“Do you have any idea what that brat has done now?” Alpha Steven demanded of his wife as he strode into the bedroom. He waited but she just continued folding clothes instead of answering him. “Dee, are you going to answer me? Do you realize what that boy has done and what it could mean for this pack?”

“Yes Dear,” Dee replied absently as she refolded a shirt that wasn’t done to her liking.

“Hey, mum. Have you seen my favourite red shirt?” Harry entered the room as he spoke and froze when he saw his father.

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Wednesday Briefs: May 27, 2020

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As Lovely As A Tree: Part 2 by Sarah Hayes

There were no clocks in Yulia’s room. The only indicator of time she had was Elzie leaving. Elzie was the night shift nurse. When Elzie left, and Bonnie appeared, it was only then Yulia knew that outside the sun had risen and the night had officially shifted to day.

Yulia’s doctors wore complete suits of protective gear every time they examined her, which wasn’t very often. They left most of her care to the nurses, Elzie and Bonnie. Bonnie would appear with her bright red hair braided and wrapped around the top of her hair like a halo, freckles blooming across her face and arms. Her round glasses round had thick lenses, likely bifocals.

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Wednesday Briefs: May 20, 2020

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Phases of Moon: Part 1 by J. Alan Veerkamp
Acrid with a touch of carbon and sulfur, burnt rubber carried its oily scent into the air. Fresh skid marks marred the asphalt, highlighted by the harsh glow of the full moon, drawing an unmistakeable path to the red taillights shining in the night. An abandoned metal beast along the side of the quiet country road.

Climbing out of his piano black Ford F-150, Jimmy Coutreau crept closer, keeping a firm grip on his loaded sidearm. Peering inside the driver’s side wide open door, the overhead light dimly showcased the empty interior. Local radio banter overlapped the car’s annoying seat belt chime.

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Wednesday Briefs: May 6, 2020

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Here Kitty Kitty: Bonus Chapters #1 by Carol Pedroso

Tristan hesitated as he raised his hand to knock at the door of the place his mother was currently residing in.

Carl wrapped his arms around Tristan from behind. “Come on, my mate. You know she probably knows we are here anyway, don’t you? Her claimed mate is right behind us.”

As if to reinforce Carl’s words the front door swung open and Tristan’s mother stood framed in the doorway.

“Gideon? Are you really here?” Her voice sounded very close to tears and she was frantically looking trying to look around Tristan.

Gideon pushed forward and pulled his mate into his arms.

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Wednesday Briefs: April 29, 2020

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Unicorn Quests: Chapter Twenty-six by Cia Nordwell

The sun was setting when I got my answer. Tinn and Wenn refused to say, their already large eyes getting wider. They kept their ears swiveling as we entered the trees and didn’t stop as we traveled between the blackened trunks.

It wasn’t as if they’d been burned. There was no scent of smoke in the air. None of the strong smells like that emitted from my forge as I fed it hardwood to make coal beds to craft metal into artistic marvels. No. These were… sick? Dead? There was a scent of something about them, not right.

They had

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Wednesday Briefs: April 22, 2020

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Unicorn Quests: Chapter Twenty-five by Cia Nordwell

“We will go with you.”

“No. I won’t take you away from your family, especially since you were just reunited with your son.” I crossed my arms over my chest, expecting Tinn’s ears to roll like Tinn’il’s always did when he curled into himself and hid away.

The locus was not nearly as meek as his son. Clearly that had been a feature of Tinn’il being young, not a trait the Beings possessed as a matter of course. “He was brought home safe because of you. You have young who are not yet safe. I would return the favor and

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