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2016 Spring Anthology - Crossing The Line * Now Live *


Renee Stevens

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I hope everyone is ready for some new reading!!! To help you get over those hump day blues, we have 9 brand new stories for your enjoyment. The theme for the anthology was Crossing the Line and there are some great takes on the theme. Hopefully you enjoy the stories and don't forget to leave the authors a like, and a review to let them know what you think.

 

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“Calculations are complete,” Aegis reported.

 

“And how did we do with that last one?” Bill asked dryly.

 

“We did much better.”

 

Bill chuckled. “One more jump do you think?”

 

Aegis paused a moment. “That would appear likely, sir.”

 

“Okay. I’m setting jump coordinates for Neptune Test Point Charlie.”

 

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A Hazard Taken
Parker Owens

 

Daniel Akindele stared numbly at the wreckage of the fancy hotel room. The remains of a sandwich still sat on the coffee table, uneaten. An unopened gift, pressed into Daniel's hands as they left their small wedding celebration – their very own wedding reception – atop a small suitcase. The silk sheets on the bed lay wildly disarrayed as he and his beloved Ibrahim – Ibi - had left them. As they had made love – and then slept in them.

 

Now federal Immigration agents bustled about the room, searching, for what, he couldn't possibly guess. Where was Ibi? Where were they taking him?

 

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Full Disclosure
Renee Stevens

 

Dom leapt over the fallen tree trunk, barely even breaking his stride. He missed having Landon at his side during a hunt, but his best friend had told him to go without him. It wasn’t the first time, and Dom was beginning to worry. Landon seemed to have been pulling away from him lately, and he still wasn’t sure why. He didn’t think he’d like the answer and so he hadn’t asked.

 

A heavy weight slammed into him and sent him colliding with a tree. A sharp pain in his side spoke of possibly broken ribs. Dom managed to stagger to his feet, still reeling from the blow, and struggled to catch his breath. He’d barely made it back on four paws when he was hit again, sending him back to the ground with another wolf looming over him.

 

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Guarding the Line
craftingmom

 

He was in charge of holding the line. His comrades in arms were doing their best to hold off the offensive moves of the Raiders, but he was the last line of defense.

 

Brady's sharp eyes cut to his right for only a moment. Ryan. He knew exactly where he was. Waiting. Cheering. For him. His heart thundered in his chest.

 

Ryan. He didn't know what it was about the new kid, but Brady couldn't stop thinking about him. The shy teen had pushed every one of the desires Brady had kept carefully hidden behind the threshold of his virtual closet for the last few years. Desires he was sure his friends wouldn't approve of, would ridicule him for. He felt a pang of regret every time Ryan's eyes flickered with a moment of hope that Brady saw him as more than just a friend. But that was all they could ever be.

 

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Mixed Emotions
The Eminent MGK

 

I had stridden strength, holding her, entire night.


Until the morning, it was like a fight.
Pacing alone, I was worried so high.
They had said, they'd try whatever they might.

 

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Obsession
Valkyrie

 

His movements were languid and smooth, as he posed like one born to the modeling profession. His golden hair shone in the midday sunlight, tousled by the breeze like an intent hairstylist. He had no formal training but didn’t need it. The upturn of his mouth, eye contact at just the right moment, sculpted body at just the right angle—he oozed sensuality with no effort on his part. I don’t think he had any idea of the effect he had on people. Passersby of both sexes frequently gave him a second look. He carried himself with a heady mixture of innocence and raw sexuality with the way he dressed in flattering and fashionable clothes and the way he interacted with others and the camera. It was intoxicating just to be in his presence.

 

The click of my camera was as regular as my pulse when I was around him. My heart stuttered in time with the shutter when he smiled directly into the lens and into my soul. We were meant to be together. I knew it just as surely as I drew breath.

 

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The Epicure
Cole Matthews

 

I looked over at the hospital room door again. Two uniformed officers were talking in hushed tones. I didn't know what they were discussing and frankly, I doubted they knew much. I took the report I'd just read and placed it back into the folder and slid it into my leather computer bag. I glanced down at the newspaper on my lap and picked it up.

 

Rifling through it, I came upon the section of the Minneapolis Mercury-Times I wanted. It wasn't something I usually read. I liked the sports section, the comics, and occasionally the regional news. I never perused the lifestyle section and most assuredly not the food columns.

 

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Worthy
Cia

 

Ebodar gasped. “You didn’t go out there alone, did you, verl?”

 

He had a name, though none had used it since his mark appeared shortly after he was born. He remembered it, though he’d only heard it said in a whisper his mother had shared in his ear when she’d see him struggling. It had been too many years since she passed, and it was hard not to resent the way even that had been taken from him. Sudal wouldn’t forget the name she’d given him although all those important gave up their identities to the clan. Sudal’s father, as the leader of their clan, was addressed only as Lord.

 

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Zaidu
aditus

 

The fire crackles in the background, but its warmth doesn’t reach him. Standing in the cave’s entrance, his gaze wanders unseeingly over dense forest. Long-forgotten memories have assaulted him: a walled garden, green leaves whispering in the early morning breeze, and the cries and giggles of his siblings somewhere in the house. But not the name his mother called him. Not her face. Just a faint scent...jasmine?

 

His hand involuntarily clenches into a fist, and he turns his face toward the slight breeze coming in from the sea hidden behind the green.

 

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2016 Spring Anthology Support Team

 

Anthology Coordinator


Renee Stevens

 

Tech Support


AJ

 

Proof Team


Cia


Rec


Valkyrie


Johnathan Colourfield

 

Anthology Banner Creation


Cia

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  • Site Administrator

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Yay!!  The antho's live!  So nice to see a story by Myr included, even if he did spoil the surprise by posting in his forum :gikkle:  :hug: 

 

Thanks Renee and the rest of the team for all your hard work putting it together.  I love reading and participating in the anthologies.  :)

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I definitely start with 'A' this time... Nice Wednesday surprise! Thank you to the anthology team!

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Thank You to entire Anthology Team for their hard work to bring us all these good stories. I am so eager to read all those stories. :D

And I just started with Mine... :lol:

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OMG another sequence of stories to read and... comment :D

 

Just finished WET.

 

Well done short story. Action, banter, scify... :thankyou:

Something to grow into a bigger story ?

OMG. Do they still tape sex at that time ?   :P

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Thank you authors and everyone involved!! You guys rock! :)

 

Weekend plans: coffee, binge read, wine.. Maybe in that exact order! ;)

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Thank you to the whole Anthology team that put this together.  It's wonderful to see everything that was contributed. Hooray for wonderful reading!

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Finally Read and Reviewed all the stories. Ugh, its tough job to continuously reading different kind of genres and reviewing them... :lol:

 

 

And now what??? :unsure:

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I'm done! If you haven't read the stories yet, I strongly recommend you do. I especially liked the variety. 

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I've finished reading them all, but still have a couple I need to leave reviews for.  I'm getting to it slowly.  I really enjoyed them all.  I agree with Addy, the variety was great. 

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Really loved these stories! :2thumbs: I'll finish up my reviews tomorrow!

 

Thank you to all the authors who participated, these stories were so fantastic!

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