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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!"



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









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!


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










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! 


The Mixed up Minion of the Internet.

August 21, 2018: Triple Shot Detected!
Posted by Brynmor

Triple shot detected,

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix - Chapters "13 Acceptance, 14 Prom, 15 Nix and Max"

Enjoy! Read on!


August 19, 2018: Weekend Update
Posted by Brynmor

This weekend we have more from Kuragari129 and William King.

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapter 24 "Out With the Old - Just Found Heaven"

William King - Book One - I'll Kiss You in the Rain - Chapter 13 "Jonathan and Jake"

William King - Book One - I'll Kiss You in the Rain - Chapter 14 "Matty"

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! 



August 11, 2018: Yes! There Be UPDATES HERE!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello All, 

I appear to be running late on updates!

Parvenu - "Chapter 9" - Multimapper (Co Hosted Story)

Another Chance - Book Three - "Cast of Characters" - Zarek Dragon

I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 10 - Semi-Final Day" - William King

I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 11 - In The Park" - William King

I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 12 - Brandon" - William King

Life of Phoenix - "Chapter 11 - Preperations" - Kuragari129

Life of Phoenix - "Chapter 12 - Nix's Plan" - Kuragari129

Please remember to share warm thoughts with our authors.



August 9, 2018: Midsomer Short Story Event Update & Corrections
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Authors & Readers,

There is a little over two weeks left for you to get your entries written and submitted. The last day for submissions to be received is Saturday, August 25, 2018, not the 23rd! Posting will begin on Friday, August 31st giving you a four-day reading weekend. At least for the yanks.

Submissions are due by Midnight on the 25th PDT or UTC -7.

Submissions should be between 500 and 15,000 words more or less and the theme is  A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object, we have quite a few submissions already and there is always room for more. This event is open to all Fort Family Site Authors and Readers, you don't have to be an established author to submit an entry. There are quite a few Fort Family Authors that got their start with a Short Story Event. If you need your submission edited just let us know and we will see that your submission gets edited. First-time submitters, please give the Fort Family Sites permission to host your story. As always all submissions remain the property of the submitting author. Always include the appropriate Copyright © Info with all Submissions.

Happy writing,

Fred The Elf

P.S. We will be posting submissions through September 3, 2018, but don't tell anyone.




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