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October 15, 2019: Random Author Of The Week ~ Andrew Todd!
Posted by The Story Lover

'Goos'

Dear Readers,

This week's Random Author of the Week is Andrew Todd author of Riding Lessons, unfortunately, we have lost touch with Andrew; however, Riding Lessons was the inspiration for Another Chance by Zarek Dragon.

This week's Motivational Thought:If You Can Dream Poster PNG

Happy reading,

TSL

October 12, 2019: 2019 Fall Short Story Event ~ A Brother For Thanksgiving ~ Update and Oops
Posted by The Story Lover

Originally Posted by Fred DeElve

Dear Readers,

First the Oops, it seems that I inadvertently left off an important piece of information in the guidelines for this event, so here it is: All submissions should be titled A Brother For Thanksgiving XX with the Xs being the author's initials.  For example, my story would have the filename of A Brother For Thanksgiving FTE, for Fred the Elf. Yes, I know my initials have three letters, but I didn't want to use three Xs for obvious reasons.

Now on to the update,  so far we have three entries and they are all completely different, and I do mean completely different, in fact, one of the authors followed the instructions, 'be as crazy with your ideas as you want' to the extreme. It is a fanciful piece of twisted imagination, so fanciful in fact that I hope we don't get any more like it. ;)

Some of you may never eat Pizza again after reading this story.Winking Image PNG

Readers don't forget that this event is open to you as well if you have ever wanted to write a story this is your chance. In fact, several of our Fort Family Authors got their start as authors in one of these events. So give it a try, you just might be amazed by the results.

Happy writing,

Fred the Elf

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October 8, 2019: Random Author Of The Week ~ Geron Kees!
Posted by The Story Lover

'Goos'

Dear Readers,

This week's Random Author of the Week is Geron Kees, it took me over a year to twist Geron's arm and get him to be hosted on the site. I had fallen in love with his story Tales of the Road: Book One - Rules of the Road. Geron has quite a few other stories for your reading enjoyment.

So check out his stories you might find a new favourite story.

This week's Motivational/Inspirational phrase is:

Be Happy Life PNG

Happy reading,

TSL

 

October 4, 2019: 2019 Fall Short Story Event ~ A Brother For Thanksgiving
Posted by The Story Lover

Originally Posted by Fred DeElve

Dear Readers,

I am proud to announce that we have a theme for the 2019 Fall Shor Story Event ~ A Brother For Thanksgiving.

The setup: On the day before Thanksgiving, while I was in the kitchen preparing my son Patrick's after-school snack, Patrick came home and another kid with him. Instead of saying his usual 'Hi Daddy, I'm home', his greeting nearly gave me a heart attack.

"Hi Daddy, this is my new Brother, Ben!"


  1. The same guidelines apply the Short Story should be between 500 and 15,000 words, be as crazy with your ideas as you want. The main thing is to have fun writing the story. 
  2. This event is open to any reader or author that wants to enter, Non-Fort Family Authors are more than welcome.
  3. Submissions are due by Monday, November 25th, all submissions will be posted on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28th.
    1. By Midnight PDT ~ Both  of Goofy's hands are pointing straight up, for you 24-hour people 0:00 Give or take 5,000 seconds
  4. All submissions should be sent to 2019 Fall Short Story Event.
  5. The title of the story should be A Brother For Thanksgiving. with the Author's Initials appended to it.

Happy writing,

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October 4, 2019: Motivational Post #1
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Just a bit of motivation before the weekend.

Don't Be Afraid To Be Great PNG

Happy reading,

TSL

September 29, 2019: State of the Site & An Important Message
Posted by The Story Lover

'Goos'

Dear Readers,

Yesterday I sent out a very important Newsletter, this Newsletter is for GDPR Compliance, please read the Newsletter and click on the link that says 'Continue receiving messages', if you don't click on that message you won't get the next Newsletter; and that would make 'Goos' very upset. So please check your SPAM and Junk Folders. Thank You! 

Now on to the State of the Site: Almost 3/4's of the year has passed and it has been a Banner Year, a little over a week over the Total Site Page Hits surpassed last years Total Site Page Hts, not only that but in the middle of the month we also broke the 3,000,000 mark for the year. For this year alone we have 3,127,997 Total Page Hits alone... Since the re-launch, we have a Grand Total of 6,705,960 Total Page Hits. We also have 114 Authors, 838 Stories and oh yes 9,078 Chapters. The site is alive and well and still growing. I am still working n adding New Authors as I want the site to keep on growing.

Thank You to all of our loyal readers, and the amazing authors that keep this site not only alive, but growing!

I think it is about time to get back to our Random Author of The Week, and this week's author is William King who has written several amazing true to life stories such as Neon, Refugee, and Rompecabezas, as well as several others. So please check him out.

Thanks for reading,

TSL

September 24, 2019: Feeling Much Better & Posting Again
Posted by The Story Lover

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Dear Readers,

I am feeling much better and I am now back posting stories and chapters; I am also back writing a bit as well.

I am slowly working through my backlog of chapters to post and edit,  I will be posting aa little bit every day until I am caught up, also that way I won't overwhelm anyone with a ton of new chapters.

Thanks again for all of the best wishes and get wells, they helped a lot.

Happy reading,

TSL

September 22, 2019: Happy Birthday Art West
Posted by The Story Lover

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Dear Readers,

I want to wish our Author Art West a very Happy Birthday today, I won't tell you how old he is, just know that if I put the right number of candles n his cakeBirthday Cake the Fire Department would come calling. tongue-out

Have a wonderful day ART.

Art also sent me some Short Stories that will be posted as soon as they are edited.

Happy reading,

TSL

September 15, 2019: I's still kicking, and still waiting
Posted by The Story Lover

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Dear Readers,

Just a  quick update, I am still waiting for my test results and I am slowly, too slowly adjusting to the medication I am on. I am still in a fog most of the days, however, I have been able to post a few things today. I have also been able to drive short distances to the Pharmacy, and to the grocery store, however, only when there is no traffic.

I still can't do much that requires creativity, or focus, hopefully soon.

Thanks for all the emails.

TSL

September 11, 2019: 9/11
Posted by Zarek Dragon

Another year has gone by, and still, we remember!!!

Twin TowersZarek A Dragon

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