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Wednesday Briefs: September 15, 2021

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The Garret Farm: Part 8 by J Ray Lamb

The farm continued on as if nothing had happened that morning but yet everything had changed.

Jason was lost in his own thoughts, betrayed by his carnal desires; Trent was still trying to process what had happened to Murphy, then adding Jason’s actions on to it, he was at a complete loss. Murphy was in much the same mental state and had locked himself away in his office.

Only Colin seemed to be taking it all in stride, he had already lunch started for farm management and was starting meal planning for the farm as Murphy had planned on making

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Wednesday Briefs: August 25, 2021

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An Unholy Alliance #13 (4.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Stay calm, stay calm.

I forced myself to quell the rapid beating of my heart. Such wild fluctuations would do me no good and could, in fact, be quite detrimental to my well-being. I kept telling myself I had no real reason to panic. Just because Tyrone said it, didn’t make it so. This could be a mere coincidence. A coincidence of the highest order, I had to admit, but nonetheless a possibility. Still, I had to be prepared for the worst.

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Wednesday Briefs: August 11, 2021

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An Unholy Alliance #11 (3.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

As I scanned the lists, I pulled out my phone to take notes. Such an ingenious invention, this cloud. I was able to have access to my spreadsheets and word documents without the inconvenience of having to cart about a pc. I would crosscheck my sources against one another, searching for and take note of overlapping information. Since I knew the approximate area I was born, and somewhat of a timeframe, you’d think it wouldn’t be hard to locate members of my family…but you’d be wrong. Even if I had an actual name to search for, birth certificates were non-existent at that time, especially for slaves, since they were considered to be property, not persons. People assume that slaves were given the names of their owners for purposes of identification, but this wasn’t necessarily so.

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Wednesday Briefs: July 28, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Forty-eight by Cia Nordwell
 

There wasn’t a sound or movement to indicate how upset Garjah was at Lenveval’s statement, but just like he always knew when I needed him, I knew he needed me. Sloval shouted when Bouncer leapt on the table and then off on to our side. We both pressed against Garjah from either side. Bouncer put his head on Garjah’s lap, and I put one hand on his head, then used another to squeeze the rigid muscles holding Garjah’s frozen body in place.  

Gently, I turned cupped his cheek on the far side. He resisted for a moment, then reluctantly turned

 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: July 21, 2021

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The Garret Farm: Part 4 by J Ray Lamb

Alexei let out a laugh, “Nyet.” Colin thought he said, or was it ‘Not yet’.

Either way, he was trapped.

He started planning his escape from town but his thoughts were broken when Alexei picked up him and threw him over his shoulder like a sandbag. He could smell Alexei now, the unmistakable smell of a working man but also a musk that he couldn’t describe. Whatever it was, Colin was in its thrall. He took in a deep breath and lost all resistance to Alexei. As much as he tried to fight it, he couldn’t move or escape.

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Wednesday Briefs: July 14, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Forty-seven by Cia Nordwell

 

I ate, but my brain was whirring so fast from thought to thought that I was surprised they couldn’t hear it. Or smell the neurons firing. I swear, it was all flowing through my brain so fast that it was a surprise static wasn’t sparking from my fingers every time I touched my metal fork.  

Swallowing a bite of something I didn’t even taste, I glanced at Garjah yet again. He frowned at me. “What? Are you not hungry?”  

“They’re staring at me.” The Kardoval were watching us both, though they were attempting to be discreet.  

Not exactly possible in  

 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: July 7, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Forty-six by Cia Nordwell

I didn’t want to have a moment in front of the Kardoval, but stars… never mind. I wasn’t going to ignore this need to touch Garjah for them or anyone. I slid one hand across his far cheek, turning his head toward me, then pulled him down for a brief kiss. As hard as it was to resist, I didn’t part my lips and drink in his scent to taste him further. This was enough.

A flurry of movement and murmurs broke through my distraction. I leaned away from Garjah. He blinked at me several times, and I waited for

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Wednesday Briefs: June 30, 2021

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An Unholy Alliance #5 (2.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“Morning, Char! Feeling better? Come sit down by the fire. I’m making us some breakfast. I’ll be done here in just a second.”

Again with the familiarity?  I didn’t know whether I was mad about that or just irritated because he talked so damn much. Being on my own, I wasn’t used to early morning conversations. But I bit my tongue rather than let him know he’d managed to annoy me. Oh well, I wouldn’t have to endure him for much longer, now that I had shaken off my torpor of the night before. Couldn’t hurt to eat a little something before I took my leave, could it?  Although there was the nagging question of what to do

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Wednesday Briefs: March 3, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Twenty-eight by Cia Nordwell
 

Something didn’t feel right. My mouth was gummy, and I’d kill for a glass of water. I cracked my eyes open, but they were crusted over and blurry. “Waaa.” Oh stars, it really was dry.  

“Essell? Can you open your eyes?”  

“Nuuh.” I shook my head a tiny bit side to side. “Waat.” The word came out in a long exhale. I groaned, “Er.”  

“Get him a drink.”  

“Water?”  

“No, he needs the nutrient fluid.”  

If I could have wrinkled my nose, I would have. Nutrient fluid? That sounded awful.  

It was. It so was. The fluid was thick, trickled

 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: February 24, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Twenty-seven by Cia Nordwell
 

When Garjah said he planned to stay with me, I hadn’t realized exactly what that meant. I should have. His quarters were bigger than mine but not that much bigger. There was no extra bunk to unlatch from the wall, and he wasn’t about to roll a bed in from the corridor.  

No, when Garjah came out of his bathroom facilities in a pair of extremely brief and tight shorts, he helped me in there. They’d changed me while I was out, so I was in a much looser pair of the same shorts and a loose shirt. Exhaustion weighed

 
 

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