Welcome to Free Fiction Friday. Each week we will provide you will free stories from many different authors. Check in with us each week as not all authors will post each week and new authors will be joining us as we grow. Join us in welcoming a new author to our group, Hope Ryan.
Here is a list of all the authors posting free fiction this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page. Remember to follow the site to be notified when we post the latest updates.
The Marine – Decisions; R. Gebhardt:
I arrived at Colonel Burkhalter’s office and waited to be shown in to see him. After what seemed like forever I was finally shown in to see him. I was nervous as hell, my palms were sweating and I could feel the sweat running down my back as if I was working out. When I stepped into his inner sanctum I snapped off a salute and just stood there as I waited for him to say otherwise.
“At ease,” he said as he looked up from his desk. “Have a seat.” His voice was hard and coarse. It sent chills down my spine. I sat down and waited for him to speak; the longer that it took the more nervous I got. “Can you understand the position that I have been put in because of this?”
Always – Chapter 7 – Part 4; by Lily G. Blunt:
I pulled up and parked the car, then turned to face Edward. “Are you sure you want to come up to my room?” I asked, giving him the option to leave. “I could always drop you back home, Edward.” I didn’t want him to feel uncomfortable with me or under any obligation to stay. Perhaps it would be wise to give him a little more time. I would willingly wait until Edward was comfortable with his feelings about this.
Edward spoke quietly. “I want to be alone with you, sweetheart. Just don’t expect too much from me.” His voice was trembling. He was clearly nervous, his normal bravado replaced by something akin to uncertainty.
I placed my hand over his and squeezed it, hoping to give him some reassurance.
The Forest Lord #7; by Tucker McCallahan:
The small party, its number increased by one, moved cautiously through the outer boundary of the Adintana Forest. T’Riss rode Nath out in front, the pair of them utterly silent. Further back, Zakn’yl and Iym rode side by side, a dampening spell wrapped around them. It served multiple purposes: maintaining stealth, hiding their magic, and preventing Ilzatay’s scent from escaping into the woods. As Jhulryna pointed out before they left Chasz’Chalolvir, the aroma of fresh horse drifting through the Adintana Forest would be like using walking bait.
Whether it was her dislike of that aroma or because she wasn’t speaking to Iym, Jhulryna rode behind the pair, her staff in her hand and her disposition worse than ever. She was steaming mad, mostly because Smoke, the arisa’s new human pet, rode a huge, black, mechan stallion right beside her. Next to a human was the very last place Jhul wanted to be. A strange, cloying scent hung about him and as they rode, he kept up a continual warble in a low, deep baritone.
Growth, Part 10 – Confusion, Part 2; by Grace R. Duncan:
Nadir smiled. “That’s a question they’ve been asking for ages. No one understands how these things happen. No one knows why they happen the way they do. I probably fell in love with Cyrus over years. I felt it build, blossom from our friendship, from protecting each other. And yet, when I fell in love with Bathasar… it blindsided me. I had no idea it had been so… big, so brilliant. I hadn’t wanted to, at the time. I was so confused, I didn’t know how to handle it. I loved Cyrus, how could I love Bathasar, too? And yet, I did.”
Turning Point: New world – Part 2; by Hope Ryan:
I blew out a breath and actually had to think about it. “It’s… April, right?” He nodded and I swallowed. “Fourteen months.”
“I thought it was a while. And what you have told me—what you’ve avoided? Well, that says enough.”
I thought about that and had to admit he had a point. Some days I didn’t know how I managed fourteen months on the street. Okay, the first four had been on other people’s couches, so they didn’t count, in my opinion. I thought I should point that out and did so.
Heist Chapter 5 by Taylin Clavelli
Carlos’s revelations rolled around Zachary’s already aching head like a tub of swirling marbles. He couldn’t think straight, and he hurt all over.
Was Carlos telling the truth? Surely not. Did Richard know? Why didn’t Richard say anything? Was Matteo Carideo my father? No, he couldn’t be. Why hadn’t William and Hilly said anything? They MUST have known – if it was true? Would I tell me? Uh, what? Where were the hostages? Aahhhh, can’t think straight. Oh god, they think I’m related to a Carideo. No, no, no. Think, Zachary, think. Where’s Donovan? I want Donovan. Battle for power. Who with? The Grabowskis? Maybe? UUUGGGHH. My head hurts. Can’t think straight. Donovan, want Donovan, NEED Donovan. He’s coming! I can feel it.
Clinic Visit (A House M.D./Fullmetal Alchemist Crossover Fanfiction); by Sara Testarossa:
“Hmmmm… those are some interesting prosthetics you’ve got there,” House said, sizing up Ed’s automail, completely ignoring the fact that the younger man was naked and sporting an erection. “Do you have any pain at the connection points? I’d be interested in speaking to your mechanic.” He twirled his cane between long fingers as he leaned against the counter by the sink in the clinic treatment room.
“Damn it, bastard, I’m not here to get you a new leg,” Ed growled. “If you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a hard-on, and it hasn’t gone away in four hours!