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October 20, 2018: Updates Detected!
Posted by Brynmor

Howdy All, 

I know it's been a while since I have listed all the updated stories.

80+ hrs a week is difficult to balance, but it will be over soon!

Let's See:

MultiMapper - Myself... In Shattered Reflection 1: New Blood - "Chapter 3" - September 24th

Voyagers Authors - Voyagers - "Chapter Twenty-One: The Rescue" - September 25th

William King - Book One: I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 15: A Secret Revealed" - September 27th

C.J. Gibb - A Way Out: Book One - "Chapter Thirteen: Father and Son" - September 29th

Kuragari129 - Life's Revised Expectations - "Chapter 6 - Coming Out" - October 5th

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - "Chapter 25 - In With the New - There's Nothing Holding Me Back" - October 5th

William King - Neon - "Chapter Eight - Transduction" - October 5th

William King - Neon - "Chapter Nine - Disambiguation" - October 6th

Multimapper - Myself... In Shattered Reflection 1: New Blood - "Chapter 4" - October 11th

C.J. Gibb - A Way Out: Book One - "Chapter Fourteen: Moving On" - October 14th

Zarek Dragon - The Submariner - "Crew Manifest" - October 15th

Multimapper - Myself... In Shattered Reflection 1: New Blood - "Chapter Five" - October 15th

Voyagers Authors - Voyagers - "Chapter Twenty-Two: On Trial" - October 16th

Wandering Chickens, what a list! So hopefully soon we will return to regular posting schedules on the News Feed!

Sorry for the Delay!

Time to read! 

Brynmor!

October 9, 2018: Update & Reminder: 2018 Fall Short Story Event ~ A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers & Authors,

We have received our first entry and it was perfect, it hit the nail right on the head for the theme. So the rest of you get out your keyboards, pen, and or pencils and get writing.

The 2018 Fort Family of Sites Fall Short Story Event's theme is: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! ~ You and your family (who do not know you're gay) decide this year to go out for their Thanksgiving Feast. Mid-way through the meal, someone stops by your table. You are horrified to find out it was a guy you just started dating, who doesn't know you're not out to your family...

As usual, this event is open to all readers and authors of the Fort Family Sites, however, if anyone knows of an author from another site that would like to enter this even just ask them to click on the following link Story Submissions. My staff and I would love to see lots of new authors entering this year.

The rules/guidelines are as follows: Must be theme related should be a minimum of 500 words and no longer than 15,000 words. These are not carved in stone, so please submit away. Submissions are due no later than Midnight PDT on November 17, 2018. All submissions will be posted on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Please include the theme title: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! in the title of your story. In case you forgot the email address for submissions is A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!

Some pretty amazing stories have come out of the Short Story Events and some wonderful New Authors as well. My Staff and I will be busy posting the previous Fall Short Story Events over the next few weeks. 2007 has been completed and 2008 will be posted shortly.

Happy writing,

Fred The Elf

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2018: Notice to our Faithful Readers
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to send out a quick notice to let you all know that as a part of our attempt to keep our hosted sites on fast, reliable, and up to date servers, we will be migrating our sites to brand new equipment with up to date software, including an upgraded operating system. We anticipate no operational downtime for our visitors but where we are physically moving, there may be a very short time where DNS servers may be pointing to the old server even after the new servers are brought online.

If you were planning to do a marathon reading session, go right ahead as the only change that may be noticeable would be sites responding slightly faster than usual. By Thursday if you hear nothing from us then it will be back to business as usual for us behind the scenes and you will see progress return to normal.

We will advise if this schedule changes as the request to greenlight the move is being placed tonight.

Here's to as many reliable years on newer equipment.

-Jeff P-
On behalf of DSS Hosting, CSU Productions

September 24, 2018: Weekend Update or is it End of Weekend Update?
Posted by Brynmor

Hello All, 

The following stories have updates, so let's get started.

Boudreaux - Expanding Horizons - "Chapter 11"

C.J. Gibb - A Way Out - "Chapter Twelve - Saturday Dinner"

Multimapper - Parvenu: Book Three - Otherland - "Chapter 14 + 15"

Enjoy the Read and Write the Authors!

Brynmor! 

 

September 16, 2018: September 16th Weekend Update
Posted by Brynmor

Today we have a few updates to mention:

Kuragari129 gave us more of "Life of Phoenix":

Chapter 18 "A Dangerous Game"

Chapter 19 "The Way We Are"

Chapter 20 "Love At It's Finenest"

 

Multimapper brings us more of his Co - Hosted stories:

Otherland - Parvenu : Book Three - "Chapter 13"

Southseid - BrynnHollow : Book 6 - "Chapter 7"

 

The Glorious and Honorable Story Lover brings us another wonderful respectable insight from Societal Commentaries :

"You Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover ~ So Don't Judge A Person By Their Skin!"

 

Brynmor 

September 15, 2018: 2018 Fall Short Story Event ~ A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers & Authors,

The 2018 Fort Family of Sites Fall Short Story Event's theme is: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! ~ You and your family (who do not know you're gay) decide this year to go out for their Thanksgiving Feast. Mid-way through the meal, someone stops by your table. You are horrified to find out it was a guy you just started dating, who doesn't know you're not out to your family...

As usual, this event is open to all readers and authors of the Fort Family Sites, however, if anyone knows of an author from another site that would like to enter this even just ask them to click on the following link Story Submissions. My staff and I would love to see lots of new authors entering this year.

The rules/guidelines are as follows: Must be theme related should be a minimum of 500 words and no longer than 15,000 words. These are not carved in stone, so please submit away. Submissions are due no later than Midnight PDT on November 17, 2018. All submissions will be posted on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Please include the theme title: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! in the title of your story. In case you forgot the email address for submissions is A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!

Some pretty amazing stories have come out of the Short Story Events and some wonderful New Authors as well. My Staff and I will be busy posting the previous Fall Short Story Events over the next few weeks.

Happy writing,

Fred The Elf

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2018: New Chapters by C.J. Gibb!
Posted by Brynmor

Chapter Alert!

Wait maybe it should be Chapters Alert!

Chapters 10 + 11 of "A Way Out" by C.J. Gibb have been added!

Have fun reading!

Brynmor

P.S. The Annex has updated Boudreaux's story "Twist's of Time" to show it in the CSU Universe.

September 8, 2018: The Annex Week in Review!
Posted by Brynmor

Week in Review for the Annex.

Life's Revised Expectations - "Chapter 5 - A Break Down" - Kuragari129

Voyagers - "Chapter Twenty: The Search" - Voyagers Authors

Life of Phoenix - "Chapter 16 - The Aftermath" - Kuragari129

Life of Phoenix - "Chapter 17 - Outed" - Kuragari129

Hope everyone is well!

Brynmor (The nearly free)

 

September 1, 2018: The Midsomer Short Story Event Submissions Are Live!
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,

The Midsomer Shory Event with the theme of A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object has arrived and the submissions are now live. The Authors and their stories will be listed in alphabetical order, that is except for the very first story, and you will see why that is.

We have a New Author today with his first entry, so please welcome NCNetsurfer and his story about a well-polished object,  A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: A Pet Rock.

Art West has brought us two stories, one with a British feel and one with a twist in the name,  first, we have A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: Being Close, and second A Day In The Life Of Matt.

Beldro Mercier brings us a bit of fantasy with, A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: Through the Looking Glass.

DouglasDD has decided to tickle your fancy with his story, A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: Keying In.

The Story Lover also has brought us two entries, his first is a whimsical look into the wild and woolly world of punctuation surprisingly enough titled, A Day In The Life Of Ugo The Umlaut, followed by a foray into the bountiful word of a nature travelogue with, A Day In The Life Of 'Cap'.

Don't forget to thank the authors for the hard work by dropping them a short email, and please extend a warm welcome to our Newest Author NCNetsurfer.

Happy reading,

Fred The Elf

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 29, 2018: Co Hosted Author Update!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello Everyone, 

Today looks like Multimapper's Parvenu - Book Three - Otherland has received updates. 

Chapters 10, 11, and 12 are now live on the Annex.

Read on! 

Brynmor

The Mixed up Minion of the Internet.

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