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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 23, 2017: Happy Thanksgiving
Posted by The Story Lover

Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate this holiday and a warm thanks to all of the authors and readers of this site.

Haven Book Three by Str8mayb has finally arrived.

Bill W. keeps on rolling along with more chapters of Sword of Kings: 1.

MultiMapper has joined the fun with more chapters of Shadeside: Book One - For the Night.

Jeff's Fort even snuck in another CTRL-Z Scene Children Never Forget.

ACFan and The Eggman have brought us Chapter One of The Mikyvis Chronicles: Concert Series and it is a roller coaster ride of emotions. They have also brought us the First Press Release for the Concert Series.

Enjoy your holiday reading,


November 4, 2017: Str8mayb's Haven Book Two Has Arrived
Posted by The Story Lover

Haven Book Two by Str8mayb has finally arrived at the Café, so catch up on the further adventures of Tom and Neal the Ben Gay Kid!

Enjoy your reading,


October 30, 2017: A very busy week!
Posted by AC

First off, I want to welcome our newest author, D. K. Daniels, to the Cafe! To start things off, his Halloween story "Light The Night" is now live, with more stories to follow!

Also, everyone please give a warm Welcome Back to Ozzy - he's been busy making up for his absence!

Bill W  has given us multiple chapters of "Sword Of Kings 1", while Arthur has given us another chapter of "Drummer Boy: Book 2"

We have a few more tricks and treats up our sleeves, so keep your eyes open!


October 22, 2017: New media available
Posted by AC

The more the merrier! TheEggman and myself are in the process of making media available, some for the first time! Check out the new Media section under the Menu, and enjoy!


October 22, 2017: Clan Short Universe Fifteenth Anniversary!
Posted by AC

* Watch for multiple Clan Short Universe story posts from multiple authors! *

Flashback: October 22, 2002

After being laid off by his employer due to staff reductions, a man decides to take the risk and post the results of a dream that had been nagging him for the last two weeks. After multiple times of waking up with the same dream clear in his head, the man begins writing it down. With the urging of another author, Comicality, the man posted his dream for the world to see on the Comicality Library.

The man is known as ACFan, and with seven small words a legend was born...

"Do you remember which key it is?"

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!



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