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Wednesday Briefs: October 3, 2018

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Denied: Chapter Fifty-one by Cia Nordwell

Mackinack was going to be dangerous. Deke wasn’t happy Captain didn’t take more people with him, but their argument seemed like something they said before and were saying again just to say it. I watched them but tried to make it subtle, so they wouldn’t know I was watching them.

“At least you’re going,” Deke grumbled. “He won’t let me go after last time.”

“What happened last time?” I asked. I took the new knife Deke handed over.

“This one doesn’t have a paralytic, by the way. It wasn’t a big deal. I just broke a few appendages off this 

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Wednesday Briefs: September 26, 2018

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In Pieces #21 (7.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

Ryan had meant to stay awake until Ben returned from his tête-à-tête with Cameron. There were so many things he wanted to say, things he wanted to hear.  Things he wanted to do. His libido was racing a mile a minute just thinking about Ben. About finishing what they’d begun so long ago. Ten years was a whole lot of anticipation.

Opening his eyes to find sunlight bouncing into the bedroom told him he’d failed at staying awake rather miserably. The question was would he find himself alone again, or if he looked across the room, would he see Ben asleep in the other bed?

The answer to that question was both familiar and warm. And it was pressed up against him.

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Wednesday Briefs: September 12, 2018

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Adrift: Chapter 5 by J. Alan Veerkamp

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Wednesday Briefs: September 5, 2018

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Tales of the Cabin – Part 1 by Johayan

It was another mindless day in the cube farm. At most other companies, I’d have an office.  Not a corner suite, but an office none the less.  As I looked at my schedule for the rest of the week, all I saw was meeting after meeting.  I was glad I was going on vacation in a couple of weeks.

While I enjoy my job, it’s not the most intellectually stimulating job.  The only excitement was the breaking news that someone had purchased a winning lottery ticket at the convenience store in the lobby.

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Wednesday Briefs: July 25, 2018

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Sweet Betrayal Part Two by Michael Mandrake

After three human months of staying out of human sight, I felt it time to introduce my new lover to the world. I’d made a spot for him as CFO of the company and found a new position for the current one elsewhere. Aaron knew everything about this job and would be able to perform it affectively. It was time for a change anyway because his predecessor and I hadn’t seen things eye to eye as of late.

“Lover.” As I walked out of my office after sending notice to all my other presidents about the change in my company, I called Aaron.

“Yes, Ravi?”

Hearing the new alto tone in his voice brought a smile to my face. Not that it hadn’t before, but becoming a vampire made Aaron even a hundred times more attractive.

I ambled into our bedroom, watching my lover dress in a three-piece blue suit with matching tie. His lighter eyes met my gaze and he flashed a toothy grin. “How do I look?”

“Amazing.” I strode over to him, wrapping both arms around his waist. I pressed a light kiss to his cheek. “This blue is a good contrast to your eyes. The suit fits you so well, I wish to tear it off you.”

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Wednesday Briefs: July 11, 201

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Denied: Chapter Thirty-nine by Cia Nordwell

“What are you doing?” Captain finally looked down and seemed to realize that I was opening his uniform.

I tugged on the open edges of his jacket. “Come on.” I pulled him into the other room. The bunk was made—I had no idea when he found time to do that—but I was about to destroy the tightly tucked blankets. Gently, I pushed him down.

“Give us a minute,” I said to the crew member who looked up when the door started to whoosh shut. His eyebrows rose, but before he could say anything the door was closed.

“Kohen?” 

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Wednesday Briefs: July 4, 2018

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An Offer I Could Not Refuse: Part 16 by Michael Mandrake

The moment I sensed my father’s spirit in the room, I jerked awake. I turned to the left, staring into the weary brown eyes of the man everyone had told me I’d resembled. Now, I looked nothing like Jacob Winston. Though our facial features were similar, I had fangs and claws. Traits that Jacob and the entire Winston family hated. Though they hadn’t tried to revolt recently, the spirit was still there. My clan had always had the feeling we would one day rise again.

“Not now.”

“No, I won’t allow it,” I said to him.

“How could you? My youngest child. The one I held in my arms only days before I was murdered? If anything, you should be angrier than your older brothers and sisters? Why have you betrayed me?”

Hearing his sad words, I closed my eyes tight. “Though I am sorry for hurting you, I will not apologize for what I’ve done. I fell in love…”

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