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Wednesday Briefs: January 27, 2020

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Super Trooper #53 (12.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Evan’s night had been a long one, but relatively uneventful. He’d issued warnings to a few speeders, ticketed a couple he recognized as repeat offenders. Helped a stranded motorist with a flat tire and was called to the scene of a domestic dispute which ended with him taking an abusive spouse to jail. Now he was done, paperwork complete and turned in, and he was ready to call it a night.

The trouble was that for once the thought of going home didn’t appeal to him. And that only served to make him feel guiltier than he already felt.

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Wednesday Briefs: January 20, 2021

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Super Trooper #52 (12.3) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Evan sat lost in thought in the station break room. His pad of tickets lay open on the table before him as well as a cup of coffee. He’d been asked to trade shifts for tonight and had readily agreed. Not only would he be helping a fellow trooper, but he couldn’t help but think in the back of his mind that maybe the others would like a night without him being there.

Not Chan, of course, he hastily told himself. He meant the children. But that thought felt disloyal as well.  As did his relief at not being there. And that only made him feel guilty on top of everything else.

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Wednesday Briefs: January 13, 2021

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Super Trooper #51 (12.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Although he’d finally helped the young teller to balance her drawer, it had taken a little longer than he’d hoped it would. By the time Chan pulled into the driveway of his parents’ home—he had trouble thinking of it any other way—he knew he would have to face a hungry horde. He half expected to see his brother’s face in the window, watching for him. But the curtains were drawn and there was no sign of Kamal.

Chan wasn’t sure if that was a good or a bad thing.

When he reached the front door, he took a deep breath

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Wednesday Briefs: January 6, 2021

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Phases of Moon: Part 60 by J. Alan Veerkamp

Darkness loomed, reaching up from the tree line, turning the sky indigo. The full moon hadn’t made an appearance yet, but its impending rise sent anxious shivers through Jimmy’s soul. Never had he wished for eternal daylight.

Damned early November sunsets.

“It’s getting dark out. We should get ready,” Jimmy said.

Sawyer’s exhale was loud and hollow. “Yeah. You’re probably right. Clock’s ticking.”

Dormant grass crunched under bare feet as they circled the house. They’d spent most of the day inside, feeding Sawyer’s bottomless appetite, and burning off nervous energy in bed. Now they found themselves saying goodbye to the sun.

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Wednesday Briefs: December 30, 2020

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Super Trooper #49 (11.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

The first couple of weeks after becoming a family was spent in adjusting to the new situation. Some adjustments were easier than others, Evan found. He and Chan had had their own routines, but these were gone now, naturally. Although some things were similar, such as meals. They still shared the cooking duties, although Chan was by far the better chef. An opinion which was born out by his siblings, who seemed less than enthusiastic when Evan cooked. In all fairness, Evan had done little cooking for himself prior to meeting Chan, other than grilling when the mood hit him. Even so, he was trying to please their palates, just not succeeding very well.

Chan and Evan didn’t work the same hours.

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Wednesday Briefs: December 16, 2020

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Mates Come First: Chapter 4A by Carol Pedroso

Mica threw things into his suitcase and listened to the ringtone on his phone. He’d hit the speaker and flung it on the bed so he could get packed as quickly as possible.

“Mica, what’s happening. Did you find out what was going on with Owen?”

“Oh, I found out what was going on all right,” Mica growled. Owen had gone over every part of his time at the coven school. By the end, Mica had had to pay for an entirely new table. The scorch marks and chips were too bad to be covered up.

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Wednesday Briefs: December 9, 2020

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Super Trooper #46 (11.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

 

True to his word, Chan kept Laksha and Kamal out of school for two days. But he did make sure they received their homework assignments, and apprised the school that he was their guardian now. The lady he spoke to in the office was very nice and very sympathetic, and told him she would let their teachers know. He gave her his contact information, and Evan’s as well. Better safe than sorry.

Mandy wasn’t available to babysit Madhu full time, Chan learned to his chagrin. But luckily, she told him her mother Denise was. Chan didn’t want to impose on her, and told Mandy he would find someone. But mere minutes after he hung up, a knock came at the door and there was Denise. She was in her early forties, with red and blue highlights

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Wednesday Briefs: December 2, 2020

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Ancalagon: Chapter Sixteen by Cia Nordwell
 

I was tempted to irk Garjah by testing the material around Bouncer’s feet. It was molded to his feet like a second skin. I’d seen the same thing holding liquid in the front of the hold, and it was flexible. I had to assume it was to prevent any of the poison they said was in his claws from coming out. Or did he inject it. The curiosity almost made me pick up his front leg and press on the pad, but Garjah’s hovering prevented it.  

Besides, what if his claws punctured it. I tilted my head… but then what

 

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Wednesday Briefs: November 18, 2020

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Phases of Moon: Part 50 by J. Alan Veerkamp

awyer decided to avoid commenting on Jimmy not needing directions to his home. His safe, sensible car waited for him next to Jada’s SUV as Jimmy’s truck pulled into the driveway. The modest ranch kept its tidy appearance with short evergreen shrubs this deep into fall, and he noted there were more leaves to rake, marking the coming end of the yard-care season he loved so much. The white pine sapling he’d planted the week after they bought the house seven years ago had grown into a child-sized Christmas tree. Given time, it would dwarf the house, reaching into the sky.
 

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Wednesday Briefs: November 11, 2020

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Ancalagon: Chapter Thirteen by Cia Nordwell
 

Garjah pressed a spot on the straps and they retracted smoothly. What had he pushed? I didn’t see any button but I could have been free that easy? Not that there was anywhere to go. I didn’t see a way to open the door from the inside either, and the room was small.  

I sat up immediately and hissed as my feet touched the floor. They were bare and the pulse of an engine vibrating through the metal disturbed me. “Are we still moving?”  

“Yes, but you are awake now so Timok wants me to take you for a meal.”  

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