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Wednesday Briefs: January 19, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter Seventy-four by Cia Nordwell
 

Those words rippled in my brain. Peace. We all claimed to want it, to come in peace or welcome others in peace, but both Garjah and I were dressed in suits; that didn’t show a lot of trust in their peace. Then again, I saw armed guards in alcoves.  

Standard practice, but would aliens unfamiliar with the Galactic Council or Institute know that? Probably not. There’s too much at stake to go off on an intellectual tangent about how capricious peace could be. It was why I was a biologist; animals generally didn’t mask their behaviors. You might not know

 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: January 12, 2022

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Rose and Thorne 6 #6 (2.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“God, you’re the best Vinny.” His words reverberated warmly against my neck. “I just don’t know what I’d do without you.”

“You’d survive,” I assured him, even after he turned a skeptical eye toward me before straightening up. I was just being honest. Ethan was a strong man. His continued survival didn’t depend upon me. Me, on the other hand…

“But you don’t have to worry about it,” I hastily

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Wednesday Briefs: January 5, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter Seventy-two by Cia Nordwell
 

The dark green markings on his body framed his face and graced his neck and shoulders. Some curved down across his chest and others curled over his belly and hips. I reached up and touched the edge of one over his hip where it pointed straight toward his straining shaft.  

That bobbed, the gravity pulling it down after the muscles in Garjah’s abdomen rippled at my touch. He pulled in a quick breath and shuffled closer. I closed my hand around his shaft, feeling the supple softeness around the rock hard core.  

Garjah growled and froze.  

“Is the door sealed?”  

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Wednesday Briefs: December 29, 2021

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The Garret Farm: Part 17 by J Ray Lamb

Sandy slept fitfully in Trent’s spare bedroom. He was anxious about the car, about being in Trent’s house, the whole frat situation, and honestly, already working on the livestock situation here on the farm.

He woke up about 5:30am and stumbled to the bathroom, relieved himself, and went back to the spare bedroom. The house was warm so he decided against getting dressed. As he stood looking at his clothes, he caught the whiff of coffee brewing.

Heading for the kitchen, he bumped into Trent coming out of his bedroom.

“Ope, sorry Trent!” Sandy stammered as he felt a jolt

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Wednesday Briefs: December 22, 2021

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Ancalagon:Chapter Seventy by Cia Nordwell
 

It was time to cut out the bureaucracy, and I didn’t have much tact to start off with. Garjah actually seemed to do better with his people’s politics than I did with the jockeying for favor and positions I’d faced within the Institute, but he wasn’t experienced enough to deal with these people.  

Officious oafs were going to just get in the way.  

“We appreciate that you have encountered a race that may have a claim to Ardra, and that we have much to learn. Rushing does not benefit anyone, however.” Dr. Margo spoke and my mother nodded her agreement.  

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Wednesday Briefs: December 15, 2021

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Garret Farm: Part 15 by J Ray Lamb

Trent took a deep breath and tried to refocus on the office around him. He’d not gotten off like that since he was a teenager and there was a mess everywhere. He was gonna have to wash down his desk, the tile floor, his laptop, and most of all, himself.

I can’t believe I still managed to get that much on me considering how much is all over the desk and computer.

It had been about an hour since he’d headed downstairs. He’d not heard the front door close or Garret coming down the stairs. Garret’s knock startled him…

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Wednesday Briefs: December 8, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Sixty-eight by Cia Nordwell
 

The rest of the team was ushered about their business while Dr. Vikrish, Soldier One, and two of his lackeys ushered us into their shuttle and further through the corridors toward the control center. We made an interesting parade for those crew who’d stayed behind. Dr. Vikrish lead the way, a soldier behind him and in front of us. Garjah and I were clearly newcomers on a planet reported to be unoccupied, and a wild animal with a lethal gait and roving gaze prowled at my hip. Soldier One and another soldier brought up the rear behind us.  

That made

 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: December 1, 2021

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Rose and Thorne #6 by Julie Lynn Hayes

“Vinny, have you ever thought about having kids?”

I had just taken a blissfully large sip of my morning brew. The warm caffeinated liquid barely had time to connect to my taste buds when my lover’s words struck me. I damn near did a spit take all over my breakfast at Ethan’s question. What the fuck? Where had that come from? Did it have anything to do with the visit of Ethan’s sister Sarah and her son Alex, who’d just recently turned three?

And if so, what did this portend?

I told myself to calm down

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Wednesday Briefs: November 24, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Sixty-six by Cia Nordwell

Garjah insisted on going out first, even though I was sure it was a bad idea. He was equally sure being faced with a human who didn’t look exactly human would bother them more.

“What are you waiting for? Come out! All four hands up, if you have four.”

“We are not a threat to you. Stay calm. We are coming out.” Garjah squeezed my shoulder. “Keep Bouncer calm. Maybe we should have sedated him.”

“No, it’s not good for him.” The cerops was leaning against my thigh, and I could practically feel him vibrate, but I felt shaky myself.

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Wednesday Briefs: November 17, 2021

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Garret Farm: Part 13 by J Ray Lamb

Sandy picked up the NDA from the table and read through it.

Standard stuff here – he thought as he read it.

It wasn’t until he got to the ‘Remedies and Enforcement’ section that he stopped and realized this was far from a standard contract. It was considered valid until his death and enforcement for violation included a public accounting of all of his actions while employed on the farm and all of his assets up to and including his person.

What the fuck is going on out here?! – he was curious but he wasn’t sure he was that curious.

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