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January 21, 2018: Welcome To Our New Author William King
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,


Please give a nice warm welcome to our newest author William King and his Short Story Speechless, he will be bringing us more stories in the future.

While I was posting William's story Boudreaux the Crazy Cajun snuck in and posted Chapter Twenty of Flea Market Sausage.

Enjoy your reading, 



January 20, 2018: Updates and Updates and More Updates
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,


We have Chapter One of the Golden Bridge Chronicle by Beldro Mercier.

C.J. Gibb brings us Alex's Angel and Myle's and  Tom.

Maxieplus has brought us lots and lots of chapters of Never Give Up more chapters of Luke Lewis as well.

MultiMapper brings five chapters of Universe Alpha 7: Pioneer,  Chapter Twelve oCamp Little Eagle and the last chapters of Shadeside: Book One, however, he brought us some chapters from Book Two as well.

Jeff P. has brought us CTRL ~Z Scenes: What about Whales. He has also brought us the Afterword form Sentenced to Life.

Chowhound brings us the Lost Chapter One Hundred and Fifty of Three Finger Cove: Collin ~ Book One.

The Voyagers Author's have brought us Chapter Eighteen of Voyagers aptly titled Too Much.

Art West brings us Chapter Five of Major Adjustment: Book One.

Thanks to Tyler Christopher we have more chapters of You Call It Madness, Some You Give Away, and Tearing Me Apart. Plus we have Chapter One his New Story, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing.

Boudreaux has brought us Chapter Six of Twists of Time.

The Story Lover brings us a short poem The Day is Done.

The Eggman has brought us Chapter Fourteen of Baysville by Nick Archer.

Thanks to Ruwen Roehs we have more chapters of Sun Quest and KeYNamM ~ König ohne Namen ~ German.

Owen Hudson brings us more chapters of Ten Steps Down, Messages in the Wind, and Dreams Don't Grow on Trees.

Thanks to Luiz we have more chapters of Through the Rain, I Want a Friend, Chris in High School, and Peter in High School.

Zarek Dragon brings us Chapter Ten of The Submariner.

Jim Dunaway has brought us another chapter of Aaron's Journey Down the Long Road. 

Also, thanks to E. Walk we have more chapters of The Doctor Gets A Visitor.

Darryl The Radio Rancher brings us more chapters of The Shimmering Ship Revised.

Geron Kees has brought us a New Story It's A Spooky Night Out There, Charlie Boone!.

Don Cornelius brings us two more chapters of We Will Remember Them.

We also have more chapters of Less is More: Book One ~ Fearless and From the Cup of the Worthless By Cynus.

Enjoy your reading, 



January 18, 2018: Two New Authors
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

I would like to welcome C. J. Gibb and Beldro Mercier and their stories to the site! Thank you for allowing me the honour of hosting your stories.

I also want to give a great big thanks to Maxieplus for sending C. J. Gibb my way.

I owe a great big thank you to True Fan for creating the Fort Family Site Discord Server, I was chatting there with Beldro and he sent his story to the submissions address, I read his story and then we chatted back and forth and finally both  of us gave in and said yes.  

So if you want a chance to talk to some of the Fort Family Site Author's and some wonderful readers click on the link above and join the insanity. You might even get to meet a Fuzzy Sandwich or a pesky Dragon.

Thanks to all of you for your get well comments and thoughts, I think I will live  because my appetite has returned and I eating almos t as much as that pesky Dragon.

Enjoy your reading, 


P.S. I will post another News Post with all of the latest posting as soon as I have time.


January 16, 2018: Speedy recovery
Posted by Maxieplus

We hope you have a speedy recovery, and a good book or two to read. Stay safe get well.

January 14, 2018: My Site Updates Delayed
Posted by The Story Lover

My cold/flu bug that is being obstinately persistent has returned with a vengeance. I am running a fever and coughing like crazy. I am going to be spending the next few days in bed, eating chicken soup. I will have a notepad and a pen so if my characters wake me up in the middle of the night/day I can write down what they said. I will resume the updates as soon as I can and I will be adding some new authors as well.

Before I forget all of The Cupid's Arrows Stories will be posted on F.R.E.D. and then on the author's home site.

A very unhappy TSL

January 4, 2018: ~ Cupid's Arrows ~ Short Story Event
Posted by The Story Lover

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.


P.S. We already have our first entrant! B) 

January 1, 2018: First Chapters of 2018
Posted by The Story Lover

It is truly fitting that the first chapters posted in the New Year are also from a brand new story by Art West. His latest story A Secret Love, A Secret Life, debuts with Chapters One and Two.

I can only wish that was the end of the story, unfortunately, it isn't. It seems not only did I screw up posting his Christmas Story, I also screwed up the posting of this one as well. I posted the story yesterday before posting a whole lot of other chapters. However, somehow I screwed up and posted the chapter invisible, to make matters even worse I sent Art an email telling him that I had posted the chapter. Art emailed me that the story wasn't showing up on the site, I checked and he was right so I immediately posted the chapter as Published New and made sure that it was actually visible. I then got out of bed and immediately posted Chapter Two. I won't be posting any more chapters today, I will resume posting tomorrow.

I apologize both to Art and to his dedicated readers for screwing up so bad twice in one week. This is not the way to start off the New Year for one of my authors and his readers. Because the chapter wasn't visible in the Newest Chapter List it wasn't included in the latest Newsletter, and for this, I apologize as well. I am starting a Posting Checklist to help ensure that this doesn't happen again. Art and his readers deserve no less from me. I thank Art for allowing me to host his wonderful stories.

A very embarrassed,


December 31, 2017: Happy New Year 2018
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Arthur brings us Chapter Three of Drummer Boy Book Three: Mir Pacifica.

I have good news and bad news, I have just finished posting nine chapters of Livestock by Dee Jones, unfortunately, those are the last chapters I have. I have sent Dee an email asking for more chapters, fingers crossed.

Dark Link 2010 has brought us Chapter Two of When I Lost My Virginity.

Geron Kees brings us two new stories including a Christmas Story and he has more new stories in the pipeline.

Maxieplus is still posting like a madman and I hope that he never stops! There is a trifle of bad news hidden in his postings though one of his stories has come to an end. However, it is the end of Book One so there is hope. 

Jeff P. has brought us"Sentenced to Life: Chapter 18 - Loose Ends" in what we believe will be the final CSU posting for 2017. 

Chowhound brings five more chapters of Three Finger Cove: Charles ~ Book Three.

 Thanks for all of your support this tumultuous year and I wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy, Safe and Prosperous New Year in 2018

Enjoy your reading, 



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