January 28th, 2011

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WELCOME TO FREE FICTION DAY - Post #1


Good morning (my time) to FREE FICTION DAY on the blog :). I've got a selection of new short stories to share with you today from different authors, plus a plethora (!) of links to free fiction already on their websites and blogs.

I set a writing prompt this month of "New Resolution", to reflect the New Year - and many thanks to those who stepped up to the authorly plate! - but I'm happy to share all and any topics.

So enjoy! It's a chance to have reading matter brought to your inbox, a "taster" of authors you may or may not have already heard of, and something to bookmark for a browse session later on.

Please thank the authors if you get a free moment, there's nothing better than hearing good news from readers. Well, good news plus chocolate, but that's another day... :).

And feel free to join in, either jotting a few words of your own, or linking us up to other good work.

Small apology in advance: All the stories will be under an LJ-cut but some blog feeds may reproduce them in total. There should be nothing shocking or offensive (and I will mark anything that's adult in content), but it may be a long stretch of text. Sorry, I don't know any way to stop that happening :(. I hope you'll still bear with us :).

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I'll start off breaking the ice with one of mine :).
I wrote this for chrissymunder. I hope she likes it and it brings a smile to her face! Hopefully to all of you LOL.


THREE'S A CROWD by Clare London

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New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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HAPPY SPAM BIRTHDAY TO ME...?

Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes, but I just had to post this one that appeared in my inbox this morning ...


HEY! I just saw your photos up on your page and I think youre stunningly attractive
I'm off work all weekend and am new around here so perhaps you'd like to talk with me
My windowslive messengears xxxxx@hotmail.com send me an add and message on there
instead of replying to email and ill show you my photos there as well
Thanks and look forward to speaking with you

xOxO



I laughed aloud at I think youre stunningly attractive. That's made my day, I'm still preening in front of the mirror LMAO.

Just now and then, it's nice to slip into the la-la land of the Spammer :).

clarelondon

FREE FICTION DAY - Post #2






Here's a list of authors offering free fiction. Go try them out! :)









Clare London

Amy Lane

Ariel Tachna

Rosina Scott

Andrea Speed

Jan Irving

Jaime Samms:
* at loveyoudivine
* at total-e-bound
* at her website

Josephine Myles

Kate Sherwood

Charlie Cochrane:
* Once We Won Matches
* My True Love Sent to Me
* Blitz (WWII m/m romance)
* A Man Lay Dead in Winter (medieval m/m romantic mystery).

Sarah Madison
This free ebook is a collection of 25 short stories celebrating love, sex and romance between men. It is the product of a Goodreads M/M Romance group promotion; if you like what you read, come join us.



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Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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A RESOLUTION by essayel

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*Find essayal essayel.
Photo by Christine Evan / "Gay Marriage Piece"





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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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FREE FICTION DAY - Post #4




MADE TO BE BROKEN by Chrissy Munder



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*Find Chrissy Munder:
http://www.chrissymunder,com
chrissymunder



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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COMPLICATIONS by Tinnean

Notes: This is a Sidebar, which is part of my Mann of My Dreams series, and starts a new arc. It takes place about two years after the conclusion of Mann of My Dreams. Thanks to Tim Mead, Tracy, Gail, and Tony. I value their help more than I can say. Thanks also to Clare for this opportunity.

Part 1/1

The kid was in the middle of doing his homework when the phone rang, and he looked up. "Ma?"

"I'll get it." Rules of the house: only she answered the phone, and if she wasn't home, it was to go to the answering machine. She picked up the receiver. "Hello?"

And then she turned sheet white. The kid held himself very still.

"No," she said with the utmost calm. "I'm afraid you have the wrong number. There's no one here by that name." She put the phone down.

"Ma?" he said again. She wasn't his mother, but she loved him and had taken care of him for as long as he could remember.

She gave an abrupt nod.

He ran into his bedroom and grabbed the backpack that was always kept ready in the closet of whichever room he slept in.

This wasn't the first time this had happened, and it probably wouldn't be the last. They'd formed a plan. They'd take whatever was packed and leave everything else. He'd learned early that if there was anything he was fond of, it needed to be in that backpack, or else it was left behind.

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* Find Tinnean: tinnean
Friends and Lovers at Amazon.
Coming soon at Dreamspinner Press: Bless Us With Content



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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FREE FICTION DAY - Post #6



More free fiction and adventure, if you enjoy more than a single story:



Jessie Blackwood, JJ Levesque, AB Gayle, Andrea Speed, Katisha Moreish and Jen Swanson are writing at Redemption Reef.
Redemption Reef is a new online soap opera following the lives of a number of characters. The only thing most of them have in common is that they are gay. They first met in a town called Haven Falls in the online soap of the same name created by Remmy Duchene. You can find more about what happened there in the free downloadable story: The Hands.

As this story progresses, check in here for the updated background of exactly where and what Redemption Reef is. Over time we hope to have other authors bring in new characters to join our cast. Keep checking back. You never know who will turn up!

Because this soap is free, the authors would from time to time like readers to express their appreciation by supporting different charitable causes. It is envisaged the charity chosen will change regularly.
First up is the appeal to help victims of the recent flooding in Australia: Queensland Government Flood Appeal.
Follow Redemption Reef also at Facebook.

Jaime Samms is writing an instalment story at Six Dream Weavers.

Isabelle Rowan is posting instalments following on from her popular novel A Note in the Margin, on her Live Journal here.

The Dreamspinner Press monthly Newsletter features free short fiction from its authors.



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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RESOLUTION by Charlie Cochrane

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* Find Charlie Cochrane:
http://charliecochrane.co.uk/
charliecochrane
Picture by Doug Hyde



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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FREE FICTION DAY - Post #8

More LINK goodness...


The Live Journal community picfor1000 runs a challenge every year to write a story of exactly 1000 words to a picture prompt. I've done it for 3 years now, and it's great fun. Any theme, any characters, so long as it's inspired by the individual pictures we're given.

Visit the community for plenty of stories!


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There's an excellent and fun series of free stories that were written for Kris' Choose your own M/M stories Challenge at Kris's Blog.

As her strapline says: "Life is too short to waste time on books that end badly." Grace Renquist in Jayne Ann Krentz's Running Hot. LOL

Secret Santa Surprise by Tam

Once Upon a Dragon by Jambrea Jo Jones

I'll Tell You a Secret, Jackalope by Matthew Vandreau

Five for Hooking by Stephanie Hecht

Pinch Me I'm Yours by Mia Watts

Congratulations Lucky Winner by L. B. Gregg

There are no Accidents by Wren Boudreau

Who Says Shamrocks Aren't Lucky? by Jaime Samms

The Amazing Fruit of New Hope by KZ Snow

There's a Butty on the Bus by Clare London

Drive Safe by Sean Kennedy



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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FREE FICTION DAY - Post #9




RUBBING VIGNETTES - The Wrong Way and the Right Way by Wren Boudreau
Taking place some months after the events in Back To Normal.

PLEASE NOTE: explicit content

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*Find Wren Boudreau:
http://www.wrenboudreau.blogspot.com
wrenboo



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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FREE FICTION DAY - Post #10

PERSONAL SPACE by Clare London

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Find Clare London:
http://www.clarelondon.co.uk



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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MORE FREE FICTION LINKS ahoy!



Touch by Lee Rowan

Caridad Piniero:
* Aztec Gold
* Stronger Than Sin
* Sins of the Flesh

Dianne Fox

Z. A. Maxfield

Libby Drew

Marcelle Dube



There's a wide range of free downloadable fiction at GLBT Bookshelf, a huge resource centre for authors, books, reviews and more. Visit and enjoy!

Their free books page.



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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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A NEW RESOLUTION: JEREMY'S SMILE by L. C. Chase

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*Find L. C. Chase:
http://www.lcchase.blogspot.com / http://www.lcchase.com
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Follow the blog month from yesterday's post.
Follow FREE FICTION DAY from the LJ tag "free fiction day".

New fiction today from: Clare London, Chrissy Munder, essayel, Charlie Cochrane, L.C. Chase, Wren Boudreau, Tinnean.


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