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January 20, 2018: Chapter 7 New Life of Xander King
Posted by Brynmor

Hello Readers, are you looking for something new to read on this Friday night? If so, then check it out Kurt M King has brought us a new chapter of New Life of Xander King! 

Enjoy your reading adventure!

Brynmor!

January 14, 2018: New Author C.J. Gibb
Posted by Brynmor

Dear Readers, I would like you to join me in welcoming our Newest Addition to the Annex. 

 Brynmor

January 13, 2018: New Chapters!
Posted by Brynmor

Sneaky Authors!

Look at this I look away and turn back and three more chapters are up! Voyagers Authors, Jeff P and Multimapper just snuck in and posted more to read. 

Brynmor

 

January 11, 2018: New Chapters are here!!!
Posted by Brynmor

We have new chapters this week! 

Zarek Dragon has brought us Chapter 10: Surprises from the Submariner.

Silver Wolf has added Chapter 12 of A Little devil at Hogwarts!

Remember let our authors know how you like the story and the editors how much you appreciate their hard work.

 

Brynmor

 

 

January 1, 2018: Happy New Years!
Posted by Brynmor

Today starts a New Year! That said, Please let your Authors know how much their Readers are enjoying the stories this really help to light a fire in their hearts to post chapters.

Hmm, last sentence seem's to run on. Also remember to reach out and thank our editors who work tirelessly to keep our stories making sense. 

Everyone go out have a wonderfull day and enjoy a new beginning to this year.

 

B.

January 1, 2018: Sentenced to Life - Chapter 18
Posted by Brynmor

Sentenced to Life Chapter 18

 

Hey guy's its almost the New Year and Jeff P. has decided to give us one last chapter for Sentenced to Life. Happy New Year!! Go read the last chapter for the 2017 Season of stories. 

This Chapter is called Loose Ends for the End of 2107!!!!

 

Brynmor

December 25, 2017: Merry Christmas 2017
Posted by The Story Lover

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, Holy Ramadan, Frohe Weihnachten! , Christmas Alegre! , Joyeux Noel!,God Jul! , Glaedelig Jul! , Nadolig Llawen, Gledelig Jul, Nollaig Shona Duit, Mele Kalikimaka

Thanks to Santa Akeentia and his helpful Elves Jeff's Fort, ACFan and The Story Lover we have a wonderful Christmas Present for all of you and we are proud to present F.R.E.D. , what you may ask is F.R.E.D. Funny Thing F.R.E.D. is a what and a who, F.R.E.D. is The Fort Family of Sites revived and totally new Events Site AKA Fort Readers Event District that just happens to be run by Fred, Fred The Elf AKA  "Fred DeElve" who is a character that has been on our forum for quite some time. What brought this and the software upgrades to happen at the same time? Well, it seems that I realized that after recovering and all of the previous Christmas Events from the Fort Family Forum back to life last year I had started a huge snowball rolling and it kept getting bigger and bigger. When I decided to revive The Christmas Short Story Event I realized that we had a big problem in order to do the event right and continue with new events we needed a new Events Site so with the help of the forenamed crew F.R.E.D was born. Problem solved right? Unfortunately No, you see for F.R.E.D. to work correctly with all of the other Fort Family Sites all of those sites needed to be running the same software so Santa Akeentia toiled for hours and hours Saturday giving all of the sites an early Christmas Present brand spanking new top of the line software. While there are a few cosmetic upgrades there a lot of new fun toys for the Admins and Authors to play with. There are lots and lots of presents under Fred's tree so go checkout F.R.E.D. http://events.csuproductions.com/?t=ENW4jjAe

I want to say thank you to all of the authors that wrote stories for the Christmas Extravaganza 2017 it was an awesome success and in absotively posilutely no order they are: Geron Kees, Maxieplus, Jeff P., Brynmor, Zarek Dragon, Art West, Timmy Short,  Jonah Timoty Campbell-Forte, Felix P., DouglasDD, Boudreaux, and The Story Lover, it seems that 'Goos' took the year off. They are some very good stories for all of you to read, don't forget to thank the authors for their hard work.

Wishing all of you a Safe, Healthy and very Happy Holiday Season,

TSL

December 23, 2017: Yay! Success!
Posted by Silver Wolf

YAY! YAY! YAY! SUCCESS! I finally was able to get the damn browser to update after going from Leopard to Snow Leopard, and, MIRACLE! I was able to post the two missing chapters of A Little Devil at Hogwarts. Only missing is chapter 12, which should come on December 31 or whereabouts. So, for those who have been patiently waiting on me, HERE THEY ARE! :) Now, if someone knows how to partition my hard drive so I can install Mountain Lion in an alternate partition rather than overwrite Snow Leopard, thus allowing for a dual boot, contact me via my email... It's not lack of space, I still have 450 GB or so free, but everywhere I read it's 'back up before partitioning', Nice thought,,, when you have a place to back up to.

December 23, 2017: Upcoming Site Maintenance
Posted by The Story Lover

Sometime Saturday morning December 23rd all Fort Family Sites will be going down for some important maintenance.  We will have all sites back up and be running better than before as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience,

TSL for The Fort Family Admins and Webmasters

December 22, 2017: A Christmas Extravaganza 2017 Postponed
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

I must regretfully announce that I must reluctantly postpone this year's Christmas Extravaganza until Saturday Evening December 23rd. The cold/flu bug that I have been dealing with is relentless and won't let up. However, one way or another the stories will be posted Saturday Evening. I apologize for the delay.

F.Y.I the last day for submissions for the Christmas Short Story Event is still Midnight PST Friday, December 22nd.

Discord user please don't forget to vote to remove the character limits Suggest Character Limit Change on Discord We need your vote so please vote.

Enjoy your reading, 

TSL, 'Goos',  the Three J's, S'ean, A'lexii, and the Imps

December 20, 2017: Attention Readers and Discord users!!!
Posted by The Story Lover

Your authors need your help. As many people are aware, a certain chat service that specialized in advanced conference features has finally been overworked to the point of actually being unusable for our team. Since 2004, The Fort Family Authors Group, and all contributing authors to the "Clan Short Universe" series have heavily relied on this chat client and recent developments have made work behind the scenes difficult and even impossible in some cases. This means work being released can be severely delayed in some cases, which is already something that we try to avoid whenever possible.

In researching possible replacements, "Discord" is an absolute front-runner, with one glaring exception. There is a character limit placed on all servers that make it difficult to work with larger bodies of text. (That's a huge issue actually.) So, why am I posting this tonight? We need your help.

The feature change is possible but, the way Discord prioritizes its growth is through a request and upvote system. (Actually, a really cool process.) So we need to ask for your help. If you are a Discord user, please click the link below and upvote this topic. If you aren't a user, check out the chat client, it was designed with gamers in mind but is awesome for collaborating, congregating or even just hanging out. Maybe create a login and when you do, maybe give this feature an upvote...maybe < GRIN >

Suggest Character Limit Change on Discord

Thank you for your help,
*HUGZ*
JeffsFort@gmail.com

Posted by TSL for Jeff

December 20, 2017: We have a New Author!!!!
Posted by Brynmor

Kurt M King has decided to Join Us. So everyone please join us in welcoming Kurt to the Family!

 

Which means we have a new story! Hey TSL, I think I've had to much Caffeine tonight!

December 18, 2017: Update notice on Memories part III
Posted by Silver Wolf

A quick note: chapters 24 and 25 of Memories part III: And a Child Shall Lead Them... have been posted, even if the publicity dating December 15 seems stuck on chapter 23. Do have a look if you missed them. Jeff, I hope this post will meet your approval. Silver Wolf.

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2017: Christmas Extravaganza 2017
Posted by The Story Lover

Attention everyone,
I am proud to announce the Fort Family of Sites 2017 Christmas Short Story Event. While this event is mostly for our hosted authors any author may enter. Non-hosted authors need to check out the following link ~ Hosting and Story Submissions for submission guidelines. This event is called The 2017 Christmas Extravaganza. The rules are short and sweet, The Short Story must be:

1. Written this year
2. Be between 500 and 15,000 words (Not etched in stone)
3. Have Christmas and 2017 in the title, somewhere anywhere. (My Story ~ Christmas 2017 for example)
4. Edited entries due by December 22, 2017
5. Unedited entries due by December 18, 2017
6. No Guarantee that late entries will be posted. (Don't tell anyone, but we have posted stories right up to 11:59 PM PST.)
7. Submit all entries to submissions.storylover.us'at'gmail.com - Subject= Christmas Story 2017 replace the 'at' with @
8. Give permission for the Fort Family of Sites to host and or co-host your story. Copyright remains with the author!

Authors that are hosted on other Fort Family Sites will have their story hosted on their host site and co-hosted on The Story Lover's Christmas Extravaganza Page. The 2017 in the story title will show the year the story joined the page.

Let's have an awesome event with lots and lots of stories. We have one story already and another possible one in the wings.

Take care,

TSL

November 24, 2017: What would Thanksgiving be without...
Posted by JeffsFort

...a whole bunch of turkeys???

Okay, that has nothing to do with this announcement but, it made me laugh ;P Tonight I finished up the tail end of the migration of the rest of Silver Wolf's work to The Annex. Book 4 of "Cave Lupas", Books 1 and 2 of "Galactica" (The continuation of Cave Lupus) and a new poem entitled "Fallen Comrades" are now live for your reading enjoyment tonight. As promised, I got all of Silver Wolf's work moved into his new home. Now I leave it all in the very capable hands of our new webmaster Brynmor and Silver Wolf himself. Welcome aboard guys and thanks for being a part of such an important site revival. It's awesome seeing work go into The Annex again! Here's to many more updates to come!

*HUGZ*
-Jeff-
jeffsfort@gmail.com

November 23, 2017: Howdy and Happy Thanksgiving
Posted by Brynmor

Dear Readers,

 

I must first off say Howdy. Second Happy Thanksgiving for those celebrating today. Third, don't worry The Story Lover and Jeffsfort didn't twist my arm out of place, it just hurts a little.

Hugz

- Brynmor -

November 21, 2017: Oh... Almost forgot!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear readers,

There is one last thing that we almost overlooked tonight. Now that Brynmor has his own site, it just makes sense to bring his work over as well.

So, the last project we will independently perform will be to launch one last new story and author! For those of you who have not been to the Corner Cafe, You really need to check out "Digital Refresh" by: Brynmor! In all honesty, this story fits in really well at The Annex as does it's author as your new webmaster. (Seriously, the badgering begins here and now!)

HUGZ
- The Story Lover ~ JeffsFort -

November 21, 2017: New Webmaster ~ Welcome to Brynmor
Posted by The Story Lover

We are very happy to announce that our own hosted author Brynmor, has agreed to assume the duties of Interim Webmaster to "The Annex" effective immediately. He has kindly accepted the job (read: was picked on until he relented. :P) and will ensure that our Fort Family Flagship keeps running and growing. We will still be around in the background and will assist when necessary. Brynmor will continue holding the keys until a permanent webmaster is determined (If we ever let him off the hook ;) or he decides to continue to take our ribbing and stay on permanently as we revive a site that has been frozen in time in the absence of our former webmaster "Boy From Aus". Of course, we do miss "Boi From Aus" terribly and wish him the best in everything he chooses to do in the future. We absolutely intend to maintain a home for his work for as long as we have a presence on the web and should he ever return as an active author, hope to see his stories continue.

So please welcome Brynmor to the team and keep in mind that all mail sent to webmaster@acannex.us will now be going to a live webmaster (as opposed to everyone thinking the "other guy" was watching it).

Thanks, Brynmor now we can fully concentrate on completing updates to storylover.us, jeffsfort.com and prepare for upgrading another one of the family sites. (More surprises on the horizon!)

Good Luck and Best Wishes Brynmor,

HUGZ
- The Story Lover ~ JeffsFort -

November 20, 2017: Idle hands and stuff
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi everyone!

Just thought I'd take a second to let you all know that I just imported some new work by "Silver Wolf" tonight. (I was supposed to be writing but, it was one of those nights O.o .) "Harry Potter - Hellion" and it's sequel "A little Devil at Hogwarts" are now live on The Annex. This series won the "2015 NanoWriMo Award" and should be a real treat for those of you who love alternate stories in the realm of Harry Potter. So, be sure to let Silver Wolf know what you think.

Happy Reading!

Until the next update - *HUGZ*
-Jeff-
jeffsfort@gmail.com

November 6, 2017: a new poem at The Annex
Posted by Silver Wolf

With the help of Jeff, I posted a new poem at the Annex: I am a Macadam Flower, dedicated to the memory of all those young child prostitute that end up dead in our big cities. It is in French, but there is an underlying English translation, for those who do not read the language.

Silver Wolf

 

 

 

 

November 2, 2017: Poetry/Plays Section
Posted by The Story Lover

True Fan and The Story Lover have also added to the Poetry/Plays section along with Silver Wolf so check it out you might just be surprised at what you find. You might even find yourself liking poetry.

Enjoy,

TSL

October 29, 2017: Posted on the Forums...
Posted by Silver Wolf

Heh, Jeff added one of my poems to the poetry stock found at The Annex. It's in French, but an English translation is included if you click on the text, for those whom do not know the language. As always, translations are 'best concept fit', not word for word, so it does not sound as fluid as it does in French, and for that, I am sorry. It is quite old, being one of my first published work, dating from the GWG (Gay Writers Guild) days. In short (!) it describes the feelings of a parent that has lost a child to foul play. Do read and comment.

October 26, 2017: Book 3 of the Prophesy is up!!!
Posted by Silver Wolf

Jeff's been busy while I was in my den fighting the fleas. He posted book 3 of The Prophesy, The Hammer of Atlantis. Thanks a lot, Jeff. 

October 22, 2017: CSU Fifteenth Anniversary Posting Extravaganza!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Back on October 22, 2002, The very first chapter of a story that would soon become the foundation of what the Fort Family now know as "The Clan Short Universe" (CSU). ACFan Unknowingly launched one of the largest amateur collaborative works on the web which in time, would involve multiple authors and birth many alternate realities, fan fiction and a slew of original content created by fans and official authors alike.


Return to current time: October 22, 2017

It is now fifteen years later, and my dream that wouldn't stop until I wrote it down is stronger than ever. Between multiple authors and readers contributing their own dreams, and my own additions to the fabric of the universe, what started as a small story has become a major project that has had an effect on multiple lives.

As I write this, I am in conversation with quite a few of the core authors who were instrumental in turning a single story into a Universe.  In no particular order, the following authors are responsible for giving me the support and advice that made my story into the CSU: Darryl (aka Sleeping Beauty), Akeentia, TSL, JeffP, and MultiMapper. As other authors have come and gone, those four have always been responsible for creating the foundation that it was all built on. With the relatively recent addition of TheEggman to the team, this core group is responsible for even more quality in the stories.

Unfortunately, we did lose one author from our group; Dave of D&B is sorely missed, and to this day we are still trying to ensure that we do the characters he created justice. Other authors have moved on to other projects or have had changes to their daily lives that preclude having writing time, but the core group is together once more and supporting each other as our characters move forward.

Most of all, thank you to the readers, some of which have been reading since the very first post. Your feedback and ideas have been greatly appreciated, and at times have pushed us towards finishing something that was stalled.

It has been an amazing fifteen years, and I'm looking forward to the next five years of story progression! Thank you to each and every one of you! 

AC


Jeff's Fort has brought us  Sentenced to Life Chapter 17E: Memories in celebration of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the CSU.

ACFan brings us Chapter Twenty Five of  Memories Part Three: And a Child Shall Lead Them.

The Story Lover joins the parade with his Short Story  Sometimes Bad Stuff Gotta happen . . . ©

Enjoy your reading,


TSL

October 17, 2017: Zarek Dragon and True Fan's Stories are up-to-date
Posted by The Story Lover

All of Zarek Dragon's as well of True Fan's stories have now been transferred and will update here as they are updated.

Enjoy your reading,

TSL

October 13, 2017: Ok, ok, I'm all red in the face (hidden by tons of white hair, thank God!)
Posted by Silver Wolf

OK, I've been asked to put on some publicity for my stories that are now on The Annex. Let me see: Jeff has been busy (REAL BUSY!!!) putting my stories on the site. There is a collection of short stories (Silver Wolf's Forest Lore) that will expand as I find other ideas; there is a Play, an a collection of poems in English and French; a medium-short story that could be labelled fan-fiction; and my first ever BIGGIE, Cave Lupus, the first of a continuing saga, whose other books will get posted as Jeff finds some free time. A HUGE HOORAY for all the hard work Jeff does for me.

Quite a few more short stories and poems are waiting to be added by Jeff, as he explores what I've made available already. I have a lot more in the pipeline than what has been posted publicly yet, so, START READING if you do not want to feel overwhelmed! :)

As always, comments are welcomed.

Silver Wolf

 

October 8, 2017: Silver Wolf's Stories and more Authors!
Posted by The Story Lover

Silver Wolf's Stories have begun being posted here including a feature unique to The Annex; Silver Wolf's Forest Lore a collection of intertwined Short Stories. More of Silver Wolf's Stories will be posted in the near future.

The Annex is proud to welcome its newest authors in alphabetical order; DouglassDD, True Fan, Zarek Dragon, and the Voyagers Authors. Some of their stories are live now and there are a lot more to come.

Enjoy your reading and don't forget to let the authors know what you think of their stories,

TSL

September 30, 2017: Welcome to Our New Author Silver Wolf
Posted by The Story Lover

The Annex is proud to announce that Silver Wolf has joined the site as an Author. He will be posting his stories in the very near future. So don't forget when you read his stories to drop him a line to let him know that you are reading them.  I am sure that he wouldn't mind if you told him how great they were. wink

Welcome Christian to The Annex, The Oldest Fort Family Site!

September 19, 2017: Thanks for the help Jeff
Posted by The Story Lover

I would like to say thank you very much to Jeff's Fort for stepping in and finishing the transfer of files and adding the new content. I was a little swamped with the job of still completing my own sites upgrade. Now that he has done all of the hard work I can kick back and relax! wink Akeentia our masterful programmer has done another wonderful job creating a faster and easier to use site. All I had to was give him a few suggestions and he created this masterpiece.

You may have noticed a name change during the upgrade we reverted the site to its original name.

I will be keeping the site updated and making sure that auto-updates happen. Thanks again Jeff and Akeentia.

TSL Webmaster

September 18, 2017: Our oldest family site...
Posted by JeffsFort

...becomes our newest upgraded site!

Hi everyone and welcome to the totally upgraded and completely redesigned "Annex: Down Under"! As I'm sure most of you have noticed, our family of sites has taken on a newer, streamlined, mobile friendly, easier to search, able to leap tall buildings... Well, you get it. Thanks to the hard work of "The Story Lover" and our designer and technical genius "Akeentia" we can now announce that one more site has finally been brought up to "Code".

Not to worry though, all of the content that you come to read is still here. As a matter of fact, the largest upgrade that you will notice is that our sites communicate with each other. Now if a story is updated on sister site and is co-hosted here, the update happens instantly. No more falling behind. Over the next few days, there may be some minor tweaking but, take a look around and you may even find some content that wasn't there on the old site.

Have fun!

Until the next update - *HUGZ*
-Jeff-
jeffsfort@gmail.com