"Brown and stretchy" sounds like ovulation bleeding.
Some women bleed just a tiny bit at ovulation. The blood is usually mixed in with stretchy, fertile-type cervical mucus, what they call "egg-white CM" because it has the texture of egg white.
It is normal to ovulate anywhere from ten to fourteen days before your next period is due.
As for the "dry" discharge... I haven't a clue.
You should probably see a doctor if you're concerned, but spotting between periods is usually caused by some less-than-life-threatening issue like polyps, cysts, or a fibroid... or else it's caused by a hormonal imbalance, which might correct itself in your next cycle.
If I were you, I'd wait one more cycle and see what happens.
If you get the brown discharge again next cycle, then see your gyno.
I'm a good example of what happens when you jump the gun, assume the worst, and run to the doctor: I did that back in December when I had some spotting, and ended up having surgery (a D&C) which showed that absolutely nothing was wrong.
This cycle, I'm having no abnormal bleeding issues at all, and I'm beginning to suspect that it was simply a wonky period, which would've corrected itself if I'd done nothing. Instead, I missed a lot of work, endured a lot of discomfort, spent a thousand dollars and terrified myself half to death thinking I had cancer or something.
I think it's always safe to wait one cycle and see if the problem persists.
Gynecological cancers are slow-growing; one month won't make much difference.
And the more I read and research, the more convinced I become that occasional problems with our female organs are common, and often self-correcting, especially if they're hormonal. Stress can make you skip ovulation one month, and then your cycle will be all crazy the next month.
But the body self-regulates, and often gets back on track eventually, even without medical intervention.
So that's my advice.
Keep an eye on it, get a calendar and note the dates and amounts of bleeding/spotting, and if it happens again next month, then see a doctor.