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November 26, 2020: CODE BLUE - Clan Short Universe!
Posted by AC

Doctor Allstaff, report to the Latest Menu Additions on the Corner Cafe! CODE BLUE- CLAN SHORT UNIVERSE!

The Clan Short Universe has TWO thrilling and heart-stopping story updates for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

Both Life Renewed and Lost Souls have updates today; Life Renewed is available immediately, and Lost Souls is scheduled to be released during the day today! Any description of the happenings of either story would give things away - all I'll say is that even though they are both happening at different points in time in the CSU, both stories contain material that affects already posted as well as future events in multiple other CSU stories. Digital Refresh has been updated on the 18th, so if you missed it, time to catch up!

Don't forget to check out everything else that has been and will be posted this holiday week - to be honest, I keep having to refresh just to keep up myself; the Cafe authors are doing an outstanding job of providing quality stories for your reading pleasure. BillW, Myke D, Jeff P, Beaudreaux, BillyYes, D. K. Daniels, Brynmor, The Story Lover, Ted Louis ... the list keeps getting bigger as I type! Please make use of the View All Newest Chapters button, you really don't want to miss these! And don't forget, a little dragon has told me there is more coming today, so check back when you have a moment!

Everyone have a safe and wondeerful rest of the week, and Happy Thanksgiving to our readers and authors in the US!


November 18, 2020: Christmas 2020 Short Story Event
Posted by The Story Lover

Originally posted by Fred DeElve

We have been quarantined here at the North Pole Elf Mask PNG since we are also Social Distancing getting access to our Internet Computer has been daunting, however, I finally succeeded so without further ado here are this year's themes:

What I Want for Christmas, A Dragon Earl Christmas*, A Clan Short Christmas*, Is Santa Claus Real?


The Guidelines are very simple as usual:

  1. Stories should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take a million words.
  2. All Submissions should have the author's initials appended to the end of the Filename.
  3. All submissions are due by Sunday, December 20th at Midnight PST.
  4. This event is open to any reader or author that wants to enter, Non-Fort Family Authors are more than welcome.
  5. Have Fun Writing!
  6. All submissions should be sent to 2020 Christmas Short Story Event.

As always this event is open to all readers and authors. 

Happy Writing,

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* The Stories A Dragon Earl Christmas & A Clan Short Christmas, would include characters from their individual copyrighted stories and/or universes. Stories written for this event will be considered Non-Canon FanFic, unless the Universe Creators decide otherwise. (Yes, they just may like your work enough to validate it in the actual story universe. It can and has happened before!) Be sure to contact any author before you write their characters into your story, to get their consent. Don't worry, they don't bite...we think.

IMPORTANT: Characters from the following stories are considered Off-Limits by the originating author: Ark, Lost Souls, Out Of The Past, and Joel from Sa'ren is Off-Limits (but you can contact the author about other characters).


November 15, 2020: A Very Happy Birthday
Posted by AC

I would like to take this moment to send birthday wishes out to our favorite programmer and Fort Family brother, Akeentia! For those who are not aware, Akeentia is the wizard responsible for creating the software which makes the Fort Family sites work as flawlessly as they do.

Happy Birthday Akeentia, and the best wishes for a great year!


November 1, 2020: Attention all CSU Readers!
Posted by AC

As Creator of the Clan Short Universe, I hereby declare and confirm that the author known as Myke D. has successfully completed the necessary requirements to be awarded the title Clan Short Universe Author and confer upon him all the rights and responsibilities which are consistent with the title.

On this day, November First, in the year Two Thousand and Twenty, let it be known that the story The Lost Souls has been reviewed and accepted as a Clan Short Universe Core Timeline story, and is considered a canonical part of the main storyline.


Yes, that is official! Please join me in giving a huge CSU welcome to Myke D. as he joins the authors of the CSU with his story The Lost Souls. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I have; from the very start he's painting a picture that puts you right in the middle of his character's thoughts and actions. This is an amazing read, and I'm honored that he has chosen the CSU to base this storyline within. 

Please let him know what you think, and keep your eyes open for the next chapter, which is already in progress. 

Welcome to the insanity, Myke! I'm looking forward to your input and involvement with future storylines!

Once again, the CSU story is The Lost Souls by Myke D. - and it can be found on any of the official CSU authorized story sites. Please let Myke know if it is missing from your favorite place, and he will work with us to find out why it isn't there. 

Have a great week, and enjoy!


October 15, 2020: Just an update of sorts
Posted by AC

Hey y'all, how's it going?

I just thought you'd like to know where things are at. I managed to screw up my left shoulder petty bad, which has affected me being able to write for a bit. Good news is that it's not affected my plotting, so there are a few storylines that have been fleshed out with other authors. My current plans are another chapter of "Life Renewed" before I get back to "Memories", mainly to ensure I have things in place to make the next "Memories" chapter make sense. Also, the authors have been working together in the background to iron out details that will allow "CSV-DSM" to move forward pretty soon; the BOE details are being checked and rechecked right now to make sure we've got everything covered.

Thanks for your patience, and I look forward to sitting at a computer to write again fairly soon.


Hugzz and stay safe!


September 30, 2020: The Devil Checks his Thermometer!
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone!

So, I've heard some sidelines chatter about how busy I've been and how little I write. Yeah, I caught some of it and I point no fingers but, if you bet that I was done writing then you may have lost some money.

Yes, I have been struggling to get a couple of unfinished projects going again. It happens to us all at some point or another. I was always told that if you want to get over a case of writer's block, you need to do something else. Start another idea, work on another project, just switch gears. As some of you know, I have a file loaded with "Ideas" for stories that I read through every once in a while when I just get stuck to see if anything starts to push me forward. Well, one of the ideas gave me a violent shove and the keyboard is cursing me out again. The new story is called "Commander Kid" and begins following a small kid named Jack who is not in an ideal situation in a place where it seems pretty much hopeless if you need help...unless you get lucky. I hope you all enjoy it :)


September 19, 2020: New Chapter Of Life Renewed Has Arrived.
Posted by The Story Lover

Happy Saturday Everyone,

Since ACFan is experiencing Internet difficulties at the moment, I have posted the latest chapter of Life Renewed for him and for your reading enjoyment. The chapter is a collaboration between ACFan & Jeff P. it ties up a few loose ends and brings the story back inline with the rest of the CSU Stories. The characters from Life Renewed are now free to terrorize the other CSU Stories.

I am very sorry that this News Post is written in Mid American English, my Southern English isn't up to par, and I don't think that you would enjoy trying to read Juvenile Android.

Happy reading,


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