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Wednesday Briefs: August 3, 2022

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The Garret Farm: Part 38 by J Ray Lamb

Murphy was sitting in his office crunching the new financials when Trent charged through the door.

“God dammit Garret, do you have to tell EVERYONE about my sex life?” bellowed Trent as he made his way to Murphy’s desk.

Murphy looked up with a bemused smirk but didn’t say anything until after Trent had walked right up to his desk.

“You assume that I told Chris about your sex life? Think about Trent. Chris is one of Sandy’s friends from school. She likely knows all the gruesome details.” Murphy said as he stood up, “Now, get out of my office…

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Wednesday Briefs: July 27, 2022

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Bad Karma and the Family Plan #33 (7.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes

I found I couldn’t stop thinking about the woman I’d seen at the rest stop. Her image haunted me, superimposed with memories of she-who-won’t-be named… okay, by she I do mean Caroline St. Clair—well known actress and major nutty bitch. An intense feeling of déjà vu had washed over me when I’d seen her, a sensation that would not quit.

So I did what any sensible person would do. You mean forget about it, you ask? Have you met me? Of course that wasn’t my first impulse. Instead I decided to call the person most likely to know if certain crazy actresses were still locked up or not. Troy McGarrett, of course. Handsome Hollywood heartthrob and good friend to aforementioned crazy actress.

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Wednesday Briefs: July 20, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter One Hundred by Cia Nordwell
 

I turned on shaky arms, the bile racing up my throat until I vomited what little of the morning meal I’d managed to eat. My muscles clenched, and I heaved repeatedly until nothing was left and spit and snot drooled in nasty strings from my face to mix with the tears streaming down my face. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t see, and all I felt was certainty that Garjah was gone and I was going to die.  

Something nudged me in my ribs, and I collapsed onto my side. Curling into a ball, I pulled my knees up with my

 

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Wednesday Briefs: July 13, 2022

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Bad Karma and the Family Plan #31 (6.6) by Julie Lynn Hayes

It wasn’t long before our most excellent Uber driver dropped us off at the Visitors Center for the Museum.

“You’re gonna have fun,” she assured us in her soft Virginia drawl.

“Can we request you when we’re ready to go back?” Sarah asked, a notion we all seconded.

The driver gave us a rueful grin with a shake of her head. “Sorry, no, unfortunately. But I’ll keep an eye out for y’all when you put in your request and if I’m free, I’ll be happy to come back to getcha.”

That had to be adequate, what else could we do?

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Wednesday Briefs: July 6, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter Ninety-seven by Cia Nordwell

“Is there any way to bring him out of that?” I wasn’t even sure what it meant.

“Ordinarily? No. Our minds are different from most species. We can retreat within our memories, sort of lock our consciousness away. It’s the opposite of learning how to bring forth memories as we become adults instead of needing to be taught.”

Which means the male who attacked, or at least who was left holding the remaining silver ball thing, wasn’t young. Seedrah was still learning from Garjah, which meant he couldn’t activate his racial memories fully without help. I assumed the opposite would

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Wednesday Briefs: June 29, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter Ninety-six by Cia Nordwell
 

“You do seem to get in even more trouble now than you did when we were in training.” Ases sank into one of the chairs. He curled up, sitting sideways. “It’s weird none of these chairs have arm rests.”  

“Not really. What are they going to do, put two of them on each side? It’d be like a restraint device.” I could always rest my upper pair of arms along the cushioned back of the couch if I wanted, but the chairs were open. “Besides, Bouncer likes it so he can sit close.”  

Well, when he wasn’t tucked into a

 
 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: June 22, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter Ninety-six by Cia Nordwell
 

Maybe he had a point about Bouncer. But that was just because we were his pack and he spent so much time with people instead of animals. Garjah just snorted.  

“Eat your food, you took it after all. And we’re not going back to the party.” I looked at Garjah. “Right?”  

“No. My staff can finish up there. I’m more needed to question the man Bouncer just caught. Zeekah, go back and get Ases. We need his mech.”  

“Yes, sir.” The officer behind me saluted, then rushed off. I guess I didn’t need him if I was sticking with Garjah

 
 

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Wednesday Briefs: June 15, 2022

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The Garret Farm: Part 34 by J Ray Lamb

Jason was finally gone and the farm settled into mid-spring. Trent was busy from sunrise to sunset with preparations for the spring planting. Sandy suddenly found himself in charge of a fence building team to cordon off the winter wheat section that Claire had meant to fertilize. Trent couldn’t use that acreage for anything during the warm season so it was decided to fence it off and make it an extra pasture for the summer.

The rest of the farm was moving on from the drama. Colin had his hands full turning the farm into a full live-in facility…

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Wednesday Briefs: June 8, 2022

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Ancalagon: Chapter Ninety-three by Cia Nordwell
 

“I insist you call Seedrah to investigate this,” Sloval said.  

“He is,” Garjah said shortly. “Who do you think is outside looking for the launch source for the projectile orbs? This room should have been secure, with many different layers of checkpoints between here and any entrances or exits from the compound. Therefore he is investigating outside of the room, and I will handle the security matters inside.” Garjah crossed his upper arms. “Unless you have revoked my status publicly?”  

They hadn’t, and we all knew it. Therefore the Kardoval had to let Garjah do his job or risk creating

 

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Wednesday Briefs: June 1, 2022

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Rose and Thorne 6 #25 (5.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes

“Hello?” Ethan listened intensely, but I couldn’t make out what Anderson was saying, try though I might. I just knew it couldn’t be good all things considered. Our boss wasn’t one for calling us in the middle of the night just to chitchat, especially when he knew we were on the job. The expression on Ethan’s face when he hung up only served to reinforce my suspicions.

“Looks like we aren’t flying out tomorrow after all,” he said.

“Then when?” I asked in as calm, cool, collected voice as I could muster. No sense in upsetting the subject of our

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