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November 13, 2018: Less Than A Week Left To Submit Your Thanksgiving Surprise & A Christmas Announcement
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,

There is less than a week left to get your submission for the Fall Short Story Event Submission submitted. Next Saturday at Midnight PST.

The theme for this years Christmas Short Event is A True Spirit of Christmas, What The Christmas Experience Truly Should Be.  The guidelines are simple all Short Stories should fit the theme or at least be in the neighbourhood. All stories must meet the standard Submissions Guidelines located HERE. The word count should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take three or four (um...thousand? < giggle >). If in doubt Fred takes 'Cinmon Crumbles' as bribes.  Don't forget to give the Fort Family of Sites permission to host your Short Story, also make sure that your Author name & Copyright Date is in your Short Story as well.

Happy Reading,

 

 

November 11, 2018: Updates? Hmm!
Posted by Brynmor

Good Morning,

So just this morning we broke the 300K mark on chapter reads for the site and to be honest, I know the site had alot more due to it's age. However, Fourteen Months ago this site had a Retrofit and our numbers were reset. So I just wanted to say, Thank You to all of our Authors and Readers for everything.

Now on to the Updates:

Voyagers Authors - Voyagers - "Duty Roster - SS Endurance"

Boudreaux - Dear Diary - "Chapter 34"

Brynmor!

November 7, 2018: Coming soon... the sequel to I'll Kiss You in the Rain
Posted by William King

 

   

When you 'come out' it's not always over in one go, sometimes it's more complicated. When you've found the person you love you don't want to be apart, sometimes it's not that easy. Alex and Matty must confront the obstacles thrown in front of them and deal with an episode from the past that they thought was all over, but which comes back with disastrous consequences.

Time May Change Me - the sequel to I'll Kiss You in the Rain - coming soon!!!

William King.

November 3, 2018: Boudreaux has shared the following stories!
Posted by Brynmor

One Last Update for the Night!

Boudreaux has shared the following stories with us. 

Lagniappe

Gifts

Photos in the Mall

Driving His Grandma

The Creators Intent

and Tiny Timmy (Deaths Day Off Short Story)

 

If you haven't read these great stories then now is the time.

Brynmor!

November 3, 2018: Rested Fingers - Time for more Story/Chapter updates.
Posted by Brynmor

Welcome back! Here I go again. Hope no one decides to sneak a post in.

 

Oct. 23rd

ACFan - Memories Part 3: And A Child Shall Lead Them - "Chapter 27: Please rewind before returning"

The Story Lover - From a Tiny Acorn To A Mighty Oak, The Story Of Clan Short Universe - "From a Tiny Acorn To A Mighty Oak, The Story Of Clan Short Universe"

The Story Lover - The Gathering, A Story Of Clan Short - "The Gathering, A Story Of Clan Short"

Oct. 28th

ACFan - Memories Part 3: And A Child Shall Lead Them - "Chapter 28: Past to Present"

ACFan - Memories Part 3: And A Child Shall Lead Them - "Chapter 29: Eternity Rewound"

Voyagers Authors - Voyagers - "Chapter Twenty-Three: Last Days on New Earth"

Oct. 30th

Willam King - Book One: I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 18 - Questions and Answers"

Oct. 31st

Boudreaux - Finding My Way Home: Book 3 - "Chapter 8+9"

Boudreaux - Twists of Time - "Chapter 8"

Boudreaux - Dear Diary - "Chapter 34"

Willam King - Book One: I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 19 - Jake and Us"

The Story Lover - Frangol's Flight: A Dragon Earl Universe Short Story - "Frangol's Flight"

Nov 1st

William King - London Bridge is Down - "A Short Story..."

 

Happy Reading

Brynmor

 

November 3, 2018: Chapter Update, WOW Holy Cow!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello All and Welcome to the Annex!

Lets see, It looks like some one has bum rushed the site! Look at all these Chapter and Story Updates!

Im listing them by Day!

Oct. 21st

Willam King - Book One: I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 16 + 17"

Oct. 22nd aka Memories Anniversary

Multimapper - Myself... In Shattered Reflection 1: New Blood - "Chapter 6"

Boudreaux - Dear Diary - "Chapter 33"

Voyager Authors - Voyagers - "Galactipedia"

ACFan - Memories Part 3: And A Child Shall Lead Them - "Chapter 23: Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Cookies..."

Revised by ACFan - Life Renewed - "Chapters One - Four"

True Fan - FCS: Las Vegas - "Chapter Six: Surprise"

Sorry there are alot of updates giving my poor fingers a rest.

Brynmor.....

 

 

October 31, 2018: Just In Time For Halloween!
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,

Just in time for Halloween all of the Death's Day Off Short Story Event submissions have now been posted. So visit F.R.E.D. and read them all.

Don't forget to say thank you to our awesome authors by dropping them a short email.

Happy Reading,

Fred Avatar

October 29, 2018: A Thanksgiving Surprise, Update and More!
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,

We now have seven confirmed submissions for this years Fall Short Story Event, A Thanksgiving Surprise, keep those submissions rolling in. Send your Submissions to A Thanksgiving Surprise.

Thanks to all of you that have sent in your submissions, especially the new authors.

We have also resumed posting the submissions for the Death's Day Off Short Story Event from years past.

Don't forget all of our Short Story Events are open to readers as well as authors to contribute.

We will be announcing the Christmas Event shortly.

Happy Reading,

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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