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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.




August 7, 2018: Broken Links From True's Fandom
Posted by The Story Lover :-)


Dear Readers,

Due to a database crash, True's Fandom is down for repairs, due to that fact some stories that are linked from that site will show as blank chapters We will let you know as soon as the site has been repaired and is fully functional. 

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we have taken steps to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

Take care,




August 2, 2018: Midsomer Short Story Event
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,

Our latest Short Story Event is called A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object.

The rules are the usual Minimum 500 Words, Maximum 15,000 Words. 

End Submission Date August 23, 2018.

Posting Date August 29, 2018, for the Labour Day Weekend for the Yanks.

All submissions should be sent to elfmail at with A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object as the subject. Substitute the @ sign for at and remove the spaces.

Happy writing,









August 1, 2018: New Chapters Posted
Posted by Brynmor

The chapter updates are as follows:


William King - Neon - Chapter 7 "Dysautonomia"

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix - Chapter 8 "Lakota's Crush"

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix - Chapter 9 "Max's Terror"

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix - Chapters 10 "Lakota's Courage"




July 25, 2018: New Chapter Alert!!!
Posted by Brynmor

New Chapters Detected!!!!

Hi All, 

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix - Chapters 6 and 7

Read On!


July 22, 2018: Chapter Alert!
Posted by Brynmor

This Week at the Annex:

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix - Chapters 3, 4 and 5

William King - I'll Kiss You in the Rain - Chapter 9

Everyone have an awesome weekend!

July 15, 2018: Chapter Alert!
Posted by Brynmor

Surprise! I know the weekend is Almost Up.

Beginnings - Chapter 2: Pain and Loss - Brynmor

PS, I want to thank our Chief Editor for all the Hard Work!

Thanks for everything you do to keep our sites running!


July 15, 2018: Weekend Update
Posted by Brynmor

This weekend brings us two chapters of:

Kuragari129 - Life of Phoenix

Please everyone have a read and reach out to Kuragari129 and express how you are enjoying the story!



July 12, 2018: A Week in Review!
Posted by Brynmor

Good Afternoon Everyone, 

This week brought us the following updates:

Boudreaux - Dear Diary - "Chapter 32"

To Paraphrase what I have heard about Chapter 32 "Humdinger Ahead, readers beware"

Reference Images - Book 4 Another Chance: Still Another Chance - Zarek Dragon

The lastest chapter in Naruto's Revenge:

"Chapter 8: Gaara" - Naruto's Revenge - Silver Wolf

Please, take a moment and reach out to our authors and let them know exactly what their story means to you!



July 8, 2018: Weekend Update
Posted by Brynmor

Hmm, lets see. 

William King - Book One - I'll Kiss You in the Rain - "Chapter 8 - Answers"

Boudreaux - Dear Diary - "Chapter 32"

Oh, and of course Happy Weekend!

Read On! 


July 7, 2018: Updates Be Here!!!!
Posted by Brynmor

Kuragari129 - Once in a Lifetime - Chapter 7: A Promise is a Promise

The Story Lover - Societal Commentaries - What Is A Name?

And of course we have all of the Event Entries available here at F.R.E.D.

F.R.E.D. is a site, and Fred is the Elf in charge of the site. 


July 4, 2018: The Summer Short Story Event Submissions Are Here!
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,

Happy Fourth of July to the Yanks.

In the Summer Short Story Parody Event, we have Major Family Parody by The Story Lover, and Sir Garret and Lincoln by True Fan.

For the Summer Short Story Fill In The Blank Event, we have TSL's Fill In The Blank by The Story Lover,  Brynmor - Fill In The Blanks by Brynmor, and Fill In The Blanks Family Secret by Art West.

Don't Forget to let the authors know what you think of their hard work.

Happy reading,








July 3, 2018: New Chapter Alert!!!
Posted by Brynmor


Looks like we have a new chapter from:

William King - Neon - "Chapter 6 Apoptosis"

Happy Reading! 


P.S. The Story Event Stories should be up on July 4th on the Fort Readers Event District or F.R.E.D.  


July 2, 2018: July Update!
Posted by Brynmor

Hmm, just two day's till the Summer Short Stories Event will be posted! 

Also, We have a few updates.


Multimapper - Parvenu: Book Three- Otherland - Chapter 8

Silverwolf - Naruto's Revenge - Chapter 7


Have a Great Day!


July 1, 2018: Summer Short Story Events Deadline Near
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Don't forget that the deadline for submitting your short stories for the Summer Short Story Event is tonight at MIDNITE Pacific Daylight Time for you East Coaster that would be Three AM EDT.

So get your stories written and your requests for Fill In The Blanks in NOW.

All submissions and requests should be mailed to Summer Short Story Parody Event, or Summer Short Story Fill In The Blank Event

All Stories will be posted on July 4, 2018, not July 1 as previously stated!

Happy writing,


P.S. As usual the deadline isn't carved in stone, however, stories will be posted on the morning of July 4th, 2018


June 30, 2018: Late Post
Posted by Brynmor

Hey ya'll I am running a bit late.

C.J. Gibb - A Way Out - Chapter 8

Sorry for the late news post.

Have a great day!



June 24, 2018: Chapter Alert!
Posted by Brynmor

Weekend chapter alert

William King - I’ll Kiss You in the Rain: Book One - Chapter 7 First Time

Enjoy, And please remember to Email our Authors with your feedback!



June 17, 2018: Life Detected! We have new Chapters
Posted by Brynmor

Latest Additions:

A Way Out - C.J. Gibb - Chapters 6 + 7

I'll Kiss You in the Rain - William King - Chapter 5 + 6

Hope everyone is doing well today! 

Happy Father's Day!


June 16, 2018: Summer Short Story Events Update #2
Posted by The Story Lover :-)


The deadline for the Summer Short Story Event is getting closer June 30th is only fourteen days away. 

So get your stories written and your requests for Fill In The Blanks in soon.

All submissions and requests should be mailed to Summer Short Story Parody Event, or Summer Short Story Fill In The Blank Event

All Stories will be posted on July 4, 2018, not July 1 as previously stated!

Happy writing,



June 12, 2018: Parvenu Book 3 Update Today!
Posted by Brynmor

Looks like one of our Co-Hosted stories just had an update released.

Parvenu Book 3 - Otherland by Multimapper has just had Chapters 3 - 7 updated

Check it out


June 9, 2018: Recent Annex Updates
Posted by Brynmor

Recent Updates at the Annex,


William King - "Flash fiction - short story" from The Perfect Pitch

William King - "Chapter 4 - Deception" from Book One - I'll Kiss You in the Rain

Let the reading begin! On your mark, get set, GO!

Remember, Please let the authors know how much your enjoying their work.



June 3, 2018: Happy Anniversary for the Family in Finding my Way Home.
Posted by Brynmor

Hey Everyone, 

Boudreaux has added a new chapter of Finding My Way Home: Book 3 Home Life, which is celebrating its eighteenth year since the first chapter was posted on another site. Also Boudreaux is celebrating fourty years writing and entertaining readers. 

Everyone please reach out to Boudreaux (Email). Lets Celebrate! Read On!


June 3, 2018: Naruto gets even... MWAAAAAH!
Posted by Silver Wolf

Naruto's Revenge has a new chapter today. Enjoy.

May 31, 2018: Attention Attention Activity Detected! New Chapter Found!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello everyone, 

We have new chapters at the Annex today.

William King has added Chapter 3 - Revelations from Book One - I'll Kiss you in the Rain.

Stannie has added Chapter 15 - I Like Being Matt from The Others.

I was just hoping there would be new chapters before the month of June hit. 



May 27, 2018: New Co - Hosted Story!
Posted by Brynmor

Hey Everyone!

DouglasDD has allowed us to post The Real Unreal Dragon on the Annex!

Please Enjoy and Remember to Email or Message DouglasDD on our Discord Chat Channel, Because we all love to hear from our Readers!

Wow, I was afraid we were about to go a weekend without an update. 


May 22, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Updates are here!

Brynmor - Digital Refresh - Chapter 4

Silver Wolf - Naruto's revenge - Chapter 4

Kuragari129 - Life's Revised Expectations - Chapter 4

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapters 21 - 23

It seems this weekend is the weekend of chapter 4. Read on and have fun.



May 17, 2018: Chapter Updates for Thursday
Posted by Brynmor

Updates Available

William King - Refugee - Chapters 28 - 31!

Brynmor - Digital Refresh - Chapter 4

Can't wait to see who posts a chapter next!

PS Authors need email! Please send them an email. 



May 16, 2018: Twists of Time
Posted by Brynmor

Update !!!!

Boudreaux - Chapter 7  - Twists of Time

I know we are getting ready for the weekend! I know more chapters are going to sneak up on the site!

Bring it on!


May 14, 2018: CSV-DSM Part 2
Posted by Brynmor

Wow, ACFan is getting into the posting party. 

CSV-DSM Part 2. Chapter 8 "Brothers" is now live on the Annex.

PS, time to read!



May 13, 2018: MultiMapper Update
Posted by Brynmor

Good morning, 

Today we are updating our co-hosted stories to include Parvenu on the Annex.

Parvenu - Book 1 - Chapter 1

Parvenu - Book 2 - Chapter 1

Parvenu - Book 3 - Chapters 1 + 2



May 13, 2018: Weekend Review
Posted by Brynmor


Looks like I am running a little behind.

Boudreaux - Fantasy Faire - Chapter 5

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapter 25 + Epilogue

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapters 18, 19, and 20

William King - Refugee - Chapter 26 + 27

William King - I'll Kiss You in the Rain - Chapter 2

Read more chapters. 


May 10, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Howdy Guys, 

Southern Runners is now live on the Annex. 

Enjoy reading and have a great night!


May 9, 2018: New Story on the Annex
Posted by Brynmor

Hello Everyone, 

There is a new story live on the Annex, Book One of Absolute Beginners.

I'll Kiss You in the Rain - Chapter 1 (An Unknown Country) - William King



Also we have updates to William King's Refugee Chapters 24 and 25.

Also we have  MultiMapper - Book 2: All My Loves - Chapter 1 (Part of the Brynnhollow Universe)


Updates, updates, updates!


May 7, 2018: Late Additions for the Weekend or Early Additions for Monday Morning
Posted by Brynmor

Hello don't Panick,

We are currently Co-Hosting MultiMappers BrynnHollow Stories. 

So you will see a multitude of MultiMappers work appearing all at once.


Also, William King has snuck in another chapter of Refugee - Chapter 23 ( No Comets Seen )


Side note, I enjoy new chapters. So keep posting and Keep Reading! Dont forget to email your authors to let them know you like their stories!!!!



May 6, 2018: Weekend Review
Posted by Brynmor

At the Annex this weekend we have new chapters for the following stories. 

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapters 15, 16, and 17

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 23 and 24

William King - Refugee - Chapter 20, 21 and 22

Silver Wolf - Naruto's Revenge - Chapter 3

Even though the weekend is almost over, the journey isnt over.


May 6, 2018:
Posted by Silver Wolf

Naruto's Revenge has  new chapter. Learn  WHO Naruto really is, and the extent of the betrayal.

May 3, 2018: Chapter Alert!
Posted by Brynmor

Tonight, we have a Chapter update and a Poem.

William King - Refugee - Chapter Nineteen (Piraeus)

True Fan - Where are You?

I have read this poem and it has a meaning and it also carries an important message. Maybe, this message will speak to each of our readers, their friends, their family and their family's friends. Today I say a silent prayer for Trevor and his Family. May all our Prayers be heard.


May 2, 2018: What? Where did these Chapters come from?
Posted by Brynmor

So, hrmm. I must have fallen asleep again. 

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 14 (Talking to Sam)

Nick Brady - Carhops - Chapters 9 +10 (Football is King + Nothing Lasts Forever) 

William King - Refugee - Chapter Eighteen (Lost)

So, the moral of the story is: If I make a news post more will be posted. 



April 30, 2018: F.R.E.D. - Fort Readers Event District
Posted by Brynmor

Have you ever wondered what was the current Fort Readers Event? From now on under features on the Annex is a tab for F.R.E.D. If you check this link it will tell you the current event.

So Check F.R.E.D. and join in on the fun!


April 30, 2018: Another Weekend Gone!
Posted by Brynmor

So we concluded this weekend with several stories getting new chapters.

Kuragari   -    My Life Started After High School - Chapters 12, 13, and 14

Kuragari   -    Little Life of Nolan Parks                     - Chapters 21 + 22

Stannie      -    The Others                                                   - Chapter 14

Just because this weekend has left us, don't let your spirits get you down!

I say just look forward to surprises brought to us next weekend.



April 29, 2018: The Weekend is rolling to a stop!
Posted by Brynmor

Just because it is the end of the weekend or close to it, Don't let these stories go unread!

Nick Brady              -             Carhops               -  Chapters 7 + 8

William King         -              Refugee              -    Chapter 16 + 17

William King         -   Les Jardins de la Mendoubia   -   Short Story

Hope you had an awesome weekend! Have Fun!



April 26, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Congrats everybody we have made it over the hump of wednesday, Which means Weekend here we come! 

Lets start into the new weekend with a new Chapter from Nick Brady.  Chapter 6 (Night Fishing) of Carhops!!!!




April 25, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Today marks the beginning of the story Beginnings. 

Brynmor - Beginnings - Chapter 1 : Command Level Error

Happy Reading Yall



April 25, 2018: FMS New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Can't turn my back for a moment around here with the number of new chapters popping up. 

Boudreaux - Flea Market Sausage - Chapter 21

Also we are now Co Hosting another great story by MultiMapper - Shadeside Parts 1 - 5 are live also for your reading experience.

Reading is an adventure. Choose your adventure and have fun!




April 24, 2018: What? Where did these Chapters come from?
Posted by Brynmor

New Chapters Found!

Please, help find them a home in your digital book shelves. 


William King - Refugee - Chapters 13, 14, and 15

Nick Brady .- Carhops - Chapter 5

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 13


Guys, please take a small moment of your time after reading and let our authors know how much you like their story!


April 23, 2018: Two New Short Story Events
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Folks we are excited to announce our latest Short Story Events! Yes, you read that right I said Events, plural.

The First Event is the Parody Event, you can parody any published story on any of the Fort Family Sites. The standard rules apply, with one additional MANDATORY Rule, you must have written permission from the author whose story you want to parody and that permission must be submitted along with your Short Story. No Permission, No Story!

The Second Event is the Fill In The Blanks Event. You will get the opening paragraph and a middle paragraph and you fill in the rest. The opening paragraph will revolve around the first day as a Senior in High School or a Freshman in College. The middle Paragraph revolves around a party that the main character went to and the morning after when he/she wakes up in their bed in someone else's clothes. The rest of the story is up to you, I will supply the paragraphs to any author that wants to enter this event.

Both Events will end at Midnight PDT on June 30, 2018. All entries will be posted on July 1, 2018, here on F.R.E.D.
The short stories must be between 500 words and 15,000 words,
This event is open to all readers and authors.
Authors must authorize the Fort Family of Sites, by written permission to host their stories.

All submissions and requests should be mailed to Summer Short Story Parody Event, or Summer Short Story Fill In The Blank Event

Happy writing,



April 22, 2018: New Chapters Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Wow what an update I have for you today?

William King - Refugee - Chapters 10, 11, 12

Nick Brady - Carhops - Chapters 3 + 4

C.J. Gibb - A Way Out - Chapter 4 + 5

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapters 9, 10 , 11

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 19 + 20

Silver Wolf - Naruto's Revenge - Chapter 2

Total New Chapters      Total Days    

13                          3

Keep it up Guys!

Read On!



April 22, 2018:
Posted by Silver Wolf

Beware! Chapter 2 of Naruto's Revenge is up... Meet the big bad fox... an invite from a big bad wolf! MMMMMWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAA!

April 19, 2018: Last minute chapter alert
Posted by Brynmor

Chapter Alert


William King - Neon - Chapter 5


Read on my friends.


April 18, 2018: New Chapters Found
Posted by Brynmor

Before I announce the current chapter additions, I need to say something. 

I am dealing with some personal issues behind the scenes. Unfortunately those things have cause me some issues some small, some large. I will not be running away from the site. However, I might be a little slow to respond. 

Ah, now to the better things. 



Nick Brady - Goats & Bugs - Chapter 19 + 20

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 11 + 12

Nick Brady - Carhops - Chapters 1 + 2

Six chapters before we hit the weekend.  Wonder where the weekend will take us?

Other news: King Verse has been removed from The Annex. There is no need to hide from the elephant in the room. Please understand it has been a hard and trying time for all involved. 


April 17, 2018: Under Temporary Management
Posted by The Story Lover :-)


I will be temporarily managing The Annex while Brynmor is away, don't worry things will keep on running. Hopefully, things will work out and he will be back real soon.

Take care,


April 17, 2018: Away Notice
Posted by Brynmor

Hey Guys, 

Some things have come up in my life. I am going to be stepping away for a while. 


PS, be well my friends. 

April 15, 2018: Chapter! Alert! Chapter! Alert!
Posted by Brynmor

We have a Chapter Alert!

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 10 

Thank You! Time to read!



April 15, 2018: The weekend is almost at the glass half full point!
Posted by Brynmor

Doesn't matter if you think the glass is half full or half empty about the weekend. Because we have more chapters!

William King - Refugee - Chapters 8 + 9

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 18 + 18.5? 

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapters 6, 7, and 8.

Wow, Y'all are amazing! Keep up the good work! 

Hope everyone is having an Awesome Weekend!

Brynmor - May Peace and Happiness fill all the empty spots in you lives!

April 14, 2018: Friday the 13th is almost over.
Posted by Brynmor

So Friday the 13th is almost gone. 

Here are the latest and greatest additions to The Annex

Nick Brady - Goats & Bugs - Chapter 17 + 18 

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 9 

Happy Reading

Remember to write our authors.

They love hearing from yall readers.


April 12, 2018: What? Where did these Chapters come from?
Posted by Brynmor

Lets see whose done what the last couple of days.

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 7

Nick Brady - Goats & Bugs - Chapter 16

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 8

Kurt M King - The Life of Colt King - Chapter 7

There is nothing like a reading adventure to take away the stress of the real world. So Pick a story and have an adventure today. 

Brynmor - Nutter of the Annex.


PS has anyone seen my Peanut Butter?

April 11, 2018: Wow, I leave for a trip come back and CHAPTERS!
Posted by Brynmor

So wow, look at all the chapters there are soo many!

Lets See I'm Listing Authors:

CJ Gibb - A Way Out  - Story was added to site, three Chapters are up.

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 16 + 17

Kuragari129 - My Life Started After High School - Chapters 2 - 5

Nick Brady - Goats & Bugs - Chapters 14 + 15

Stannie - The Others - Chapter 6

Wow, Twelve Chapters! Awesome! 

Read on! 


April 10, 2018: Story Alert
Posted by Brynmor

C.J. Gibb brought us The Safest Place and The Accident for tonight last minute addition. 

Just so you know it isnt fun trying to post things from the back seat of a moving vehicle with an insaine driver. 

Everyone have a nice night. 


April 9, 2018: New Content and Authors
Posted by Brynmor

I am Delighted to announce we have Two New Authors at The Annex!

Every welcome Nick Brady and Stannie! 



William King has brought us new chapters.


Silver Wolf  brought us more from the fanfic world of Naruto

So lets read to our hearts content. 


write email's thanking our authors for their wonderful work.


April 7, 2018: Chapter Alert!
Posted by Brynmor

This very early Saturday morning William King has started breakfast with Chapter 6 Out of the Frying Pan of Refugee. 

Grab some breakfast a drink and enjoy.


April 4, 2018: Its Chapter Time!
Posted by Brynmor

Hmm, lets see. Ah yes.

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Two of a Kind My Life Would Suck Without You &The Other New Kid All Fired Up

Kuragari129 Brought us the Epilogue to My Life Started at the End of The World. And Chapter 6 of Once in a Lifetime.

Kurt M King Brought Chapter 6 of The Life of Colt King. 

William King Brought us Chapter 5 of Refugee

Hmm, Oops Almost forgot...

Kuragari129 has brought a new story in to the mix, My Life Started After High School - Chapter 1 - From Ends to Beginings - September!

So it seems April 3rd was a busy day. Remember Keep Checking back (Not your back! The Annex). No I didn't put any post it notes there.

Have fun! Brynmor!


April 1, 2018: New Site Alert! A New Fort Family Site is ALIVE! READ ALERT!
Posted by Brynmor

Howdy Readers, 

The Fort Family of Sites has a new site: True's Fandom. Please, check it out. The webmaster for the site is collecting an assortment of authors. Some of those authors are exclusive to his site. Comicality, Nick Brady, and Flamming Matt are just a few of those unique authors.

So now is the time i wish you a safe journey as you visit the new site and a safe return.


PS the new webmaster for Truesfandom is True! Just incase you couldn't guess!


April 1, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

We have a last minute addition to the weekend reading list. 

Zarek Dragon - Aezareth - Chapter One : Heading Out

Hope everyone is having an awesome Easter. 

Also to day is April Fools day. 


March 31, 2018: New Chapters - READ Alert!!!!
Posted by Brynmor

William King has brought us chapters 13 - 15 and Epilogue of Rompecabezas.

 Hope everyone is doing well this weekend. 


March 30, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Happy Weekend!


William King brings us Rompecabezas Chapters 11&12, and Refugee Chapter 4



March 30, 2018: Our Hearts and Well Wishes
Posted by Brynmor

I would like to take a moment today to express my sympathy for Zarek Dragon.

His Mother Passed away March 29th 2018 at 2:30 AM.

Zarek, remember let us know if you need anything.




March 29, 2018: A Posting we will go!
Posted by Brynmor

Oh My Goodness! Do you see what I see? More Chapters!!!!


Zarek Dragon - "Death in the Family" from Still Another Chance

Kurt M King - The Life of Colt King - Chapter 5

William King - "Chapter 10 - The Initiation" - Rompecabezas



P.S. Keep checking back often for more stories.


March 28, 2018: Wow, Sheesh! Chapters are Here!
Posted by Brynmor

The newest update to the Annex.


Rompecabezas Chapter 7 & 8 by William King!


Read on readers!



March 28, 2018: Posting Days
Posted by Brynmor

Hello everyone, 

Looks like we need to have predefined posting days. What do you think?

Kuragari129 Brings us: 

My Life Started at The End of The World - Chapters 28 - 30

Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 12 & 13

PS, Just kiding about the posting days. Happy Reading!


March 27, 2018: Looks like this week is off to a great start!
Posted by Brynmor

This week we have:


Dear Diary Chapter 31 from Boudreaux

Rompecabezas Chapters 5 & 6 from William King

Keep checking back for more stories!


March 25, 2018: Another Weekend Gone
Posted by Brynmor

This weekend is still burning, but only a few embers remain. Just place another log on the fire and find a nice lantern, pull up a chair and enjoy this weekends additions to the Annex. 

Kuragari129 - My Life Started at The End of The World - Chapters 25,26, and 27.

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 11 + 11.5

The Story Lover - The Tales of Kyle Esparar - A Poem, and Chapters 1 and 2.

Read On! Enjoy Don't Let The Light Die!


March 23, 2018: Happy Friday! Or Happy Late Night Friday for some!
Posted by Brynmor

This week has brought us an interesting line up of chapters from our authors.

The Story Lover 

William King

Silver Wolf

C.J. Gibb

Thank you for your additions to our site. And incase no one has told you lately. 

Thank you for keeping the flickering flame of imagination alive by allowing us to read your work. 




March 22, 2018: New Story - Naruto's Revenge
Posted by Silver Wolf

Hey readers,

I am glad to announce the appearance of the introduction to a new story, Naruto's Revenge. It is a new take on that fascinating world. Comments are welcomed. It now resides at the Annex as well as Wolf's nest.


Silver Wolf   ,,, and yes, my coat is sparkling white! I need to refresh my picture, it was taken in the late summer, after the first snow fall.


March 20, 2018: Thank You to The Story Lover!
Posted by Brynmor

I want to send a word of Thanks out to The Story Lover for posting "A Letter From a Gay Son's Mother". It is truely a shame what people do to each other. 

My hope is someone learns from this letter, a freind, a family member or even a passerby. All that really should matter in this mixed up world is love, caring and understanding.




March 19, 2018: New Author Detected!
Posted by Brynmor


We have a new Author on the Annex!

William King has joined our site in the Featured Authors in Universes. 



March 16, 2018: All Aboard for Reading Land!
Posted by Brynmor

All Aboard!

So here are the latest updates:

"Cast of Characters" - Another Chance - Book Two - Zarek

"Chapter Nineteen: The Message" - Voyagers - Voyagers Authors

"The Ones You Left Behind - Poem" - Societal Commentaries - The Story Lover

"Dear Mommy & Daddy" - Societal Commentaries - The Story Lover

"Why?" - Societal Commentaries - The Story Lover

"Tell Me Why" - Societal Commentaries - The Story Lover

"The Rights of a Child" - Societal Commentaries - The Story Lover

Wow, TSL you've been busy! Remember to reach out to the authors and let them know if you enjoy their stories. 



March 11, 2018: Recent developments at the Annex
Posted by Brynmor

Recent updates at the Annex!

Kuragari129 brings us more chapters for Little Life of Nolan Parks and My Life Started at the End of The World.

Boudreaux brings chapter 4 of Fantasy Faire to the table for a weekend read. 

Keep Checking back for the latest updates. 


March 10, 2018: True Fan is at it again!
Posted by Brynmor

So it is Friday night or Saturday morning depending on your location, with that said. True Fan is Kick Starting the weekend with more chapters.


Chapter's 6 & 7 of Priorities Book I (Revised)

Chapter 5 FCS: Las Vegas

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend and please remember to let our authors know what a great job, they are doing!



March 8, 2018: Looks like the weekend is almost here!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello Everyone,

   It seems to be the start of an excellent weekend. Hope everyone is having a super excellent day or night depending where you are located. So it Appears we have a few updates. 

Zarek Dragon has added a Reference Image for Book Two of Another Chance.

True Fan has posted Chapters 3 - 5 of Priorities Book 1 (Revised).

    So lets check out the new content and see how long it takes for more chapters to go up. Everyone have an excellent weekend.



March 5, 2018: In the wee hours of the morning
Posted by Brynmor

Good morning everyone, 

Just popped in to check for last minute story posts. 

And surprise, surprise there be chapters here!


Kurt M King - New Life of Xander King - Chapters 16 - 18 

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 9 - 9.5 

Kuragari129 - My Life Started at The End of The World 20 - 22

This concludes the 3 AM Update. Enjoy your read and have a great night.



March 4, 2018: The Weekend maybe over. But, the reading adventure isn't!
Posted by Brynmor

It's the end of the weekend and we have two new chapters.

Kurt M King brings us "The New Life of Xander King" - Chapters 14 and 15 

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend. 




March 2, 2018: March is here and so are New Chapters
Posted by Brynmor

New Chapter Alert!


It seems, Kuragari129 wants to celebrate the new month with Five new chapters.

Chapters : "17 - 19" of My Life Started at the End of The World.

Chapters: "7 & 8" of Little Life of Nolan Parks


Readers Please remember to send a note to the Authors letting them know how much your enjoying the story's.  Also Remember you can join our FFS Asylum Discord chat all accounts are free and it only takes a few minutes to set up. 


February 27, 2018: Chapter (S) Four and 4!
Posted by Brynmor

Today we have a read Alert for:

True Fan - FCS: Las Vegas - Chapter Four 

Kurt M King - The Life of Colt King - Chapter 4

Nothing Like # 4, Four, or IV!



February 26, 2018: A Week in Review
Posted by Brynmor

Annex Week in Review:

True Fan - Priorities Book 1 (Revised) - Chapters 1 + 2

Kuragari129 - Little Life of Nolan Parks - Chapters 3 thru 6

Kuragari129 - My Life Started at the End of The World - Chapters 14 - 16

Kurt M King - The Talented Matt King - Chapters 3 - 7

Just come on in sit back and relax and read to your hearts content.


February 17, 2018: The Second Ask The Author Interview Has Been Scheduled
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Dear Readers,


Beldro the Magnificent will be giving the second scheduled Ask The Author Interview on the FFS Asylum Discord Channel. This interview will be hosted by The Story Lover with the assistance of the other FFS Admins.

The first interview with True Fan went really well, so get your questions ready for Beldro The Magnificant next Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 18:00 EST, 15:00 PST, or 23:00 UTC. 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM UTC.

To participate just click on the following link ~ FFS Asylum Discord Discord Accounts are free and only take a few minutes to set up.

We are looking forward to seeing lots of readers and authors next Saturday, so come and join the fun.


February 14, 2018: February 14, 2018: The Cupid's Arrows Short Stories Have Flown In
Posted by Brynmor

Dear Readers,

 We have an incredulous collection of Cupid missing with his arrows they range from the Romantic to the I Can't believe you wrote that. They are all a lot of fun to read. They have arrived in alphabetical order:

  • It Came From Denny's: From Coffee With Love by Akeentia ~ Yes folks he is back writing!
  • Stupid Cupid 's Bent Arrows by Art West
  • Was It Cupid or Was It Morphine? by Boudreaux
  • Cupid Lets One Rip by Brynmor
  • Cupid Steps In by Jeff's Fort aka Jeff P.
  • Don't Screw With My Family by Maxieplus
  • Cupid's Arrows ~ 2018 by Silver Wolf
  • The Twisted Princess or is it Prince? by The Story Lover
  • Cupid Missed by True Fan
  • Cupid's Arrows ~ 2018 by Zarek Dragon

Thanks to all of the wonderful authors for their entries, please don't forget to write to the authors and let them know that you read their stories.

Fred The Elf

To see all these great stories. Please Click here to Check out Fred  



February 13, 2018: Read Alert at the Annex
Posted by Brynmor

So it seams someone wanted the last word on the Posting War.

Kurt has uploaded Three Chapters of his New Story : The Life of Colt King and has also gave us Two Chapters of Taleneted Matt King.

Plus Chapter 12 + 13 of The New Life of Xander King. 

So Seven Chapters. 

P.S. Be on the lookout for more chapters coming soon on the Annex!



February 10, 2018: Posting War Begins
Posted by Brynmor

Looks like we have a Posting War for the Weekend!

So C.J. Gibb has given us two stories today and True Fan gave us two chapters of FCS. 

So lets see what else post's this weekend. 

(Insert Evil Laugh here!)



February 10, 2018: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! There be new Chapters Here!!!!
Posted by Brynmor

Two Chapters up for FCS: Las Vegas!

It looks like we have an author doing a double post today! Read Alert! Read Alert!

I know most of you think it should be Red Alert! But, I don't need people having panick attacks when reading my post's!

No, we aren't going to Marky trying to revive yall!


February 8, 2018: Cupid's Arrows Update
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Although the 'Carved in Stone Official Deadline' has passed Fred the Elf is still accepting entries of the Cupid's Arrows ~ 2018 Short Story Event. He has graciously extended the deadline until 11:59 PM PST February 12, 2018. Please submit all entries to Fred The Elf.

For more information, please checkout F.R.E.D.

TSL for Fred the Elf

February 8, 2018: Updates for Feb 7th at the Annex
Posted by Brynmor

Annex Updates

"Chapter 6"  from My Way Home: Book 3 - Home Life by Boudreaux 

"Prologue: Abducted" from FCS: Las Vegas by True Fan

Keep on Reading and remember to reach out and let the Authors know how much you like their work.



February 7, 2018: Where is the Override?
Posted by Brynmor

We have a new CSU Author in our Midst. True Fan has gone where very few authors have gone before and live to tell about it! Have a look at "Prologue:Abducted" from FCS:Las vegas by True Fan.  His insanity fits our insanity. Cheers True Fan - a Toast to you.


Welcome to the Family, True Fan!


February 4, 2018: A Posting we will go!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello everyone, 

We are only four days into this month and we have New Chapters, Stories and Authors. 

 Boudreaux and Kuragari129 are new to our site.

 Boudreaux has several stories posted this month to our site.

Kuragari129 has a total of 10 new chapters split between 2 stories.

Kurt has 3 new chapters just this month. 

So Im just as currious as my readers, Who will be next?



February 3, 2018: Everyone please welcome Boudreaux!
Posted by Brynmor

Boudreaux is here!

The stories of Boudreaux have now been added to the Annex! 



February 3, 2018: New Chapters - READ Alert!!!!
Posted by Brynmor

Hello All!

We have three new chapters from Kurt!


February 2, 2018: Attention! We have a New Author!
Posted by Brynmor

New Author Detected!

Kuragari129 has posted not just one; but Five Chapters of the story Once in a Lifetime! 

So please join me in Welcoming Kuragari129 to the Annex. While taking a moment to sit down and read these chapters. 



January 30, 2018: New Chapter Alert
Posted by Brynmor

Read Alert!

Attention, there is a new chapter up for the New Life of Xander King! 

This Read Alert has been brought to you by Brynmor!


January 28, 2018: Belated Announcement ~ Cupid's Arrows Event Now Live
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

Folks if you want something done right or just even done at all ya just got to do it yourself wink So without further ado here is the overdue announcement:


This year's Valentines Day Themed Event is titled Cupid's Arrows. The event starts now and runs through January 31, 2018, for unedited stories and February 7th for edited stories. All stories will be posted on Valentine's Day February 14th.
The Rules:

  1. The short stories must be between 500 words and 15,000 words

  2. The Short Story should concern Cupid's Arrows missing and hitting the wrong person.

  3. Someone setting the cap for someone and ending up with someone completely opposite or different. 

  4. This event is open to all readers and authors.
  5. Authors must authorize the Fort Family of Sites, by written permission to host their stories.

I hope that we have as many entries for Cupid's Arrows as we did for the Christmas Extravaganza. All stories will be available on F.R.E.D. and then on their hosted site.

We really want to see lots of entries by our readers, an entry will automatically get you added to the Good List.

Please submit all stories to the following address ~ elfmail at Substitute the 'at' with the @ symbol and delete the spaces. 

Let's see if we can snow cupid under with stories, 

The Story Lover for Fred DeElve

P.S. if you finish your story after the deadline but before Valentine's Day please submit it. Just don't tell anyone.

January 26, 2018: Lets Go Camping!
Posted by Brynmor

Time to go Camping at the Annex!

Looks like its time to go camping! Authors, Zarek Dragon and True Fan have brought us some new chapters! So let's pack up and go camping. 

Don't forget to bring a snack!


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!


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. 


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. 



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.





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.



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!!!!



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.

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,


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,

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'at' - 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,


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!


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.


- 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!)

- 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 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, and prepare for upgrading another one of the family sites. (More surprises on the horizon!)

Good Luck and Best Wishes Brynmor,

- 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*

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.



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! 


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,


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,


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,


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*