Wednesday Briefs: Shipwreck, Part II

Are you ready for more Will and Foster?? I sure hope so! Now that Foster’s no longer lost at sea, we’ve got to find out if any sparks fly between the two guys.

Avery used three prompts (some in a small way) in this post:

  • A cat purring
  • Including a pirate
  • Including a shower

I hope you enjoy this installment of the story! Feel free to leave me a comment or two about the guys!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Shipwreck, Part II

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Avery Dawes

Foster kept his mouth shut, worried he was placing a strain on his rescuer’s bad leg. There had to be a story to go with those scars, but Foster wasn’t in a position to ask what it was. Maybe after he knew the guy more than a couple of minutes. Knowing his luck, he’d open his mouth and his brain would derail. He’d end up asking something completely inappropriate…like, “please let me kiss your scars and make them all better.”

Will’s deep voice pulled him from his too-close-to wicked thoughts. “So, pick your poison, sailor. Would you like some breakfast first, or a hot shower?” Will held the door to the bungalow open, and then guided Foster to the kitchen island before helping him to sit on one of the barstools. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: Shipwreck, Part II”

Wednesday Briefs Flash with Fire

What day of the week is it?? Wednesday, you say…well, then it’s time for some flash fiction. Yipee!!

You probably remember the rules, but if this is your first visit, I will give a quick review. The story has to be between 500 and 1000 words, and it must be based on a writing prompt. Then, at the bottom, I share the links of the other flashers so you can visit them and read more free, entertaining stories.

All good, right?

This week Avery chose one of the picture prompts. fire

Ready for the story (it’s a standalone so you get to enjoy it all in one read)…

Burning Down the House

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Avery Dawes

Senior Patrolman Aidan Murphy stared at his reflection. Brass polished. Uniform neat and crisply pressed. Boots shined. All he wanted was a quiet and routine Friday night, his last night patrolling the streets. On Monday, he would don a suit and tie and begin his new position as Property Crimes Detective.

“Babe, hurry up! I’ve got your dinner packed. You need to go, or you’ll be late.”

Aidan grinned. His boyfriend had him so spoiled. Chas was his personal clock, always making sure he was on time. He buckled his gun belt, slid the portable radio into its holder, and headed down the hallway.

“Thanks, darling! You rock, as usual.” Aidan leaned down and pressed a quick kiss to Chas’s lips. He picked up the cooler and turned toward the door. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs Flash with Fire”

An April Fools’ Edition of Wednesday Briefs

Welcome to a standalone story Avery has crafted for April Fools’ Day. She actually chose the day as her prompt. It was tough getting the story completed and not exceeding the 1000 word limit.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Without further delay, let’s get to the story!

Bad Case of Wanting You

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Avery Dawes

Lifting my face to the sky, I adjusted my red knit hat. Large, wet snowflakes drifted in lazy spirals, mocking me. A couple stuck to my eyelashes as others floated by. This must be some sort of cruel April Fools’ prank. I should be running, in shorts and a T-shirt, not shivering in tights and a long-sleeve pullover.

Taking a minute to stretch out my legs, I decided to run around the Tidal Basin, even though the delicate cherry blossom buds were probably frozen and destined to die unopened.

Traffic was light this morning. I headed out while most of the District’s residents still slumbered. I, too, had a lot on my plate for today. Exercise and then presentations and briefings. Continue reading “An April Fools’ Edition of Wednesday Briefs”

Wednesday Briefs: Mission Paused

I’m continuing with another glimpse into Sid and Gareth’s life in the Meridian Galaxy. This one follows the last story, where they’re trying to make a getaway after getting busted trying to steal some tech.

Remember the Wednesday stories have to be 500-1000 words and include a prompt. Be sure to visit the other briefers listed at the end of the post.

This week’s prompt is a quote, “What is it about him that makes me…” Of course in my story, Sid speaks this about Gareth, the lunk *wink*

Here we go with…

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Mission Paused

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Avery Dawes

Sid released his white-knuckled grip on the armrests and breathed a sigh of relief. Despite losing the main engine, they’d landed safely on Denza. However, Gareth’s spaceship would never be the same, and Sid felt like it was all his fault. Damn biometric reader that had started a chain of horrible events.

“You alive back there?” Gareth called, taxiing the craft into the shiny metallic hanger.

He paused before answering, not wanting his voice to betray his unease. “Of course, ya lunk. I had no doubt whatsoever of your piloting abilities.”

Nuzzie interrupted, clarifying, “Um, yeah, you did, Sid. I detect the slightest tremor in your voice. Besides, I’m the one who got us on the ground in one piece.”

Once the craft came to a stop, Sid unlatched his harness, stood, and stretched. “Either way, a job well done to all.” He gave Gareth a pointed look. “I sure could use a drink. How long until we fly again?”

Gareth frowned. “I’m not sure. I’d say the repairs will take several hours at least if not the entire night.” Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: Mission Paused”

Wednesday Briefs Sci-Fi MM Flash

My muse has been all over the place of late. Usually it goes on vacations for extended periods of times without asking. Now, it’s just jumping around—ooh, look at that shiny, sparkly thing…let’s try that!!

I really appreciate those of you who stop by and check out my Wednesday Briefs stories. This week I decided I want to focus on flash fiction. I had a lot of fun in Lisa Kessler’s class, and I really want to hone writing a complete story in less than 1000 words.

The below story is sort of a sci-fi m-m story. My hope is to keep the same characters and write short pieces about snippets of their lives. I hope you like them or at least keep reading to see how they grow.

I’m getting to the story, I promise!! This week’s story is based on the prompt, “Huh, that’s smaller than I thought.” Come on, get your mind out of the gutter…well, temporarily!!! *wink*

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Mission Interrupted

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Avery Dawes

Blaster fire sounded from behind Sid. One lucky shot caught his thigh as it streaked by. “Damn-it!” He keyed the small comm in his ear. “Gareth, where in the universe are you? I’m hit!” Sid pulled the lone stun grenade from his pocket and launched it. He wasn’t a weapons guy. Blasters were foreign to him. Besides, even if he had one, he couldn’t hit the broad side of a space cruiser in broad daylight.

A bass voice sounded in his ear. “What in the Meridan Galaxy do you expect? You tripped the Clanadies’ security on entry.” The dumbass that belonged at the end of the sentence went unsaid.

Gareth sounded really pissed. Well, Sid was just as pissed, and his leg throbbed like the techno beat in Club Paragon. He quickly typed the last of the code into the cantankerous older model Xlite processer, starting the final download to his microdrive.

His comm blared to life with Gareth’s commanding voice. “Sid, you’ve got fifteen seconds to get your ass out of there. Otherwise, I won’t be responsible for what happens.”

“Gareth, you big lunk! You’re supposed to be keeping them off of me. One more minute. Then, I’ll be done.” Sid cursed under his breath. The download was taking its sweet time. Babying the ancient machine didn’t work either. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs Sci-Fi MM Flash”

Wednesday Briefs: More of Avery’s Latest Story

After getting sidetracked by life, I finally got back to Murder, Myles, and Me. Avery’s story is developing more, but you will have to wait for the next installment to see how things go with Officer Friendly.

Remember, Wednesday Brief stories have to be 500-1000 words and based on a prompt. This story incorporates two prompts since it was written over two different weeks. The first prompt is “duck, gun, & flag” and the second is “want some sugar with your coffee?”

Without further delay, Part 2 of

Murder, Myles, and Me

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Avery Dawes

Kelsey and I situated ourselves on the dock opposite each other with our backs leaning against the old wooden posts.

I crossed my legs, mirroring Kelsey’s position. “So, what’s your gut feeling on what happened to Ad?”

She sighed. “I hate to say this, Gavin, but I don’t think it’s good. He could be dead.”

I rubbed my heart. It ached, like a part of me was missing. I didn’t tell Kelsey that—didn’t want her thinking I’m crazy, but I knew deep down that Ad had left us. Permanently. “I think he’s dead.” It was so hard to speak those words. Tears glistened in my eyes. “Let’s start by fleshing out the five W’s.”

Kelsey began. “First off, who? Let’s operate on the assumption he went missing and was then killed. By whom—that’s the question.”

Nodding, I continued. “Second W: what? We’ll assume murder, by what means? A gun? Drowning?” Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: More of Avery’s Latest Story”

Wednesday Briefs: New Story Beginning

Avery’s back! She’s got a new m-m story to start this week. I hope you’re excited. It includes murder in a small town and an ex who’s also the Assistant Police Chief. Juicy, right? Well, Avery sure hopes so *grins*

Remember, the flash fiction stories have to be 500-1000 words in length and be based on a writing prompt. Avery’s prompt for this week was a picture:

canoeNow, I realize this is a just a canoe, but give the story a chance *wink* To give a little background, this story was part of a flash fiction class. Unfortunately, the story is more a scene from a larger work, rather than a standalone piece, but I’m excited about the characters and the prospects for the story. Be sure to let me know what you think!

Here we go…….

Murder, Myles, and Me

by

Avery Dawes

I expected the small community center in Pine Creek, Colorado, to be abuzz with activity. After all, this was search headquarters for town resident and bar owner, Adrian Sommers, who was missing and presumed dead. Rumors circulated that Adrian had been murdered, but why?

This was my first trip back to the hill-billy town since I graduated high school eight years ago. I didn’t want to be here, but Adrian—Ad to me—was the big brother I never had. He looked after me whenever my dad went on a bender. Or when my old man decided my only purpose in life was to be his punching bag.

Most of my memories of high school were bad. Ad was the one person who made my life bearable. Well, next to my bestie, Kelsey. We’d played in the band and were the only two gay kids in school. Yeah, life held some big challenges back then. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: New Story Beginning”

New Year’s Eve Wednesday Briefs

I hope that everyone had a great holiday! Now, we are on the verge of 2015. Where has time gone?!

Avery wanted this edition of Wednesday Briefs to be special. She’s decided to give you a glimpse into what’s happening with Carson and Tyler, her characters from Fall Break Fright. The prompt she picked for this week was to have her characters slow dance (this actually shows up in Part II of the flash since Carson and Tyler got carried away with the word count). In case you aren’t familiar, here is a link for Fall Break Fright.

Remember, Wednesday Briefs are flash fiction pieces so they are limited in word count. They also have to include a prompt.

Avery hopes you enjoy this flash!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

New Year’s Decadence

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Avery Dawes

Carson rolled over, reaching for Tyler, only to find his side of the bed empty, the sheets cool. Groaning, Carson sat up enough so he could scan the room before checking the time. Maybe he’d slept later than he thought? He struggled to remember if Tyler had mentioned something about going out first thing this morning.

When he didn’t spy Tyler or hear him banging around the kitchen, he glanced at the clock; however, something blocked the normally bright blue numbers on the face. Carson fumbled, finally grabbing the object. After he adjusted the bed pillows, he examined what was a crisp, white envelope made from a heavy-weight paper. Puzzled, he turned it over in his hands, looking for clues. The engraved “C” on the front didn’t offer anything, other than it had to be expensive. Good thing he didn’t make a living as a detective; he’d have been fired a long time ago! Continue reading “New Year’s Eve Wednesday Briefs”

Wednesday Briefs: Edge of Fury, Conclusion

I can’t believe this is the last post of Edge of Fury. I really hope that you’ve enjoyed the story. See below, because I have a hint of what’s to come for Zane and Steele.

First things first. We need the prompt and then the good stuff. Cause, yep, this is another NSFW installment!

This week’s story includes two prompts: “Up…on your knees for me” and “More spanking?”

Do I need to include my content warning or is the NSFW sufficient…bear with me…I’m going to remind readers that this post is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. If two guys together sexually bothers you, stop reading now. If rimming makes you blush…get ready.

‘Nuff said. Time for the guys!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

Edge of Fury, Conclusion

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Avery Dawes

The sound of wood crackling had Zane opening his eyelids. Steele had lit a small fire in the kiva in the corner of the room. He also lit several candles, which were scattered around the room. Zane hadn’t expected such a romantic scene. In fact, he didn’t know his biker had it in him to do something so sweet, almost girlie.

“You like?” Steele’s voice sounded from the far side of the room. His biker had shed his pants and underwear. The flickering light of the fire threw highlights on Steele’s toned thighs and abs.

Zane licked his lips. “Yeah, babe, I like.”

Chuckling, Steele clarified, “I meant the candles and the fire.” Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: Edge of Fury, Conclusion”

Wednesday Briefs: July 2, 2014

This week’s story by Avery is a two-part-er. You can enjoy the first half this week, and then stop by next week to read the conclusion. Hopefully you won’t end up shaking your fist at me for leaving you hanging for a week *grins*

The writing prompt I used for this story is having my character – David – fall.  I hope you enjoy the read!

Angel of the Air

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Avery Dawes

David spun the titanium band that now occupied his left ring finger. Even though they’d been engaged for two years prior to tying the knot, he still marveled that Gabriel would want to spend the rest of his life with him.

“What’s going through that head of yours, babe? You look way too serious, considering we’re on our way to Hawaii for our honeymoon.” Gabriel, his partner and former Army Ranger, could read him as though the words were engraved on his forehead.

A small smile graced David’s lips. It warmed his heart to see love broadcasting from Gabriel’s pale blue eyes. “I still can’t believe we’re married. As in officially husband and husband.” Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: July 2, 2014”