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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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Wednesday Briefs: November 10, 2021

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The Garret Farm: Part 12 by J Ray Lamb

Dinner was over and the five men sat around the table talking about the farm and what Sandy could expect if he was brought on as an intern.

Jason and Garret were sure he would work out just fine but Trent wasn’t sold on him yet. Trent had also noted the expensive electric sports car that Sandy was driving and it didn’t fit with someone who wanted to go into animal husbandry and ag management.

What was silently hanging over the conversation was the extra-curricular activities that happened on the farm without warning and without regard for who was around.

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Wednesday Briefs: November 3, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Sixty-three by Cia Nordwell

“Where did Bouncer go?” Sedating him again had not made him happy. He’d been so close to me for the last few days, his steady presence against my thigh, it was startling for him to be gone. I’d gotten a narrow-eyed stare when he lifted his head after we touched down and I revived him from the sedation, but this was the first time I’d lost sight of him.

“He’s outside.” Garjah peered out the door of the skimmer. A vine slithered over the metal and dropped into the space, and he brushed it aside. “Pacing.”

I didn’t blame him.

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Wednesday Briefs: October 27, 2021

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The Garret Farm: Part 11 by J Ray Lamb

Jason, Trent, and Garret were seated around the dining room that also doubled as a conference table. Colin had put together a meat and cheese tray which took pride of place in the middle of the table. Two coffee pots sat on either side with cream and sugar there as well.

The intern candidate was supposed to arrive at 3pm but didn’t roll into the up until almost 3:30.

As the doorbell rang, Colin went to get the door and Garret just muttered, “So much for first impressions.” causing Jason and Trent to laugh.

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Wednesday Briefs: October 20, 2021

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Ancalagon: Chapter Sixty by Cia Nordwell

Bouncer growled, but the large creature ignored his threat display. It blinked slowly, shuttering those glowing yellow eyes before it opened them again and twisted back around. Delicate feelers extended from the thick mandibles protruding below those large eyes and swept across Swintik’s hand, tasting the acoji nuts before it scooped them up. It tilted its head and swallowed the entire handful.

“Yes, you like that, don’t you?” Swintik chuckled when the segmented insect vibrated under his touch, clacking its mandibles together.

I really didn’t like insects. Usually they didn’t grow too large; their numbers were so great that they’d

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Wednesday Briefs: October 13, 2021

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An Unholy Alliance #20 (5.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes’

As I approached the front door, I found myself assailed by an unaccustomed feeling of nervousness, waves of butterflies pirouetting inside my stomach. Could it be the knowledge that my quest might finally be reaching an end? Or maybe I feared the opposite. Would I learn something I didn’t want to know? What was of greater concern to me, bad news or no news at all?

Either way, I intended to find out. I’d come too far to back down now.

Stop being such an infant and knock on the door already.

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Wednesday Briefs: October 6, 2021

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The Garret Farm: Part 9 by J Ray Lamb

Jason had forgotten what he was going to say to Trent and Trent was silent with shame and guilt.

They both shrugged and went back to eating. Colin was busy hustling around the kitchen and returning calls from builders to get quotes on the new mess hall for the farm.

Colin wasn’t sure why Murphy was wanting a mess hall for the farm as the farm wasn’t that big. Just over 50 people made the place run like a well oiled machine. Not exactly an army battalion but enough people that Murphy had decided he wanted a mess hall.

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Wednesday Briefs: September 29, 2021

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An Unholy Alliance #18 (5.2) by Julie Lynn Hayes

 

So much for making a stealthy exit.

If there’d only been one of them, I could have ended the matter quickly and efficiently and been on my way. Four, however, was a bit trickier which I realized as his friends came rushing up, no doubt to see what was going on.  Not that I couldn’t handle them, but I was loathe to make a fuss. And I had things to do that didn’t include going toe-to-toe with a group of drunken rednecks. I eyed them all suspiciously while calculating my next move.

“Who the hell’s this guy?” 

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