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March 18, 2023: Advanced CSU Story Notice - Prepare for incoming!
Posted by AC

Hey all!

As I'm sure all of you are aware, I've been bouncing around between stories to get everything up to the current spot in the timeline - which sometimes means jumping around to ensure continuity across the Universe is maintained.

When Dave of D&B passed on, B turned the characters and stories over to myself and TheEggman to allow the characters to be part of future storylines. Unfortunately, at that point in time they were in front of all of us! Before Dave passed, he did manage to merge two of his stories into a third one. Both Jigsaw and Be Careful What You Ask For run alongside each other, and were merged into Dawn's Early Light to cover the BOE storyline.

This has allowed a unique opportunity; in most cases, when an author passes, their storyline stalls. In this case, we've had the permission to continue the storyline, but needed things to be caught up to allow that to happen. Once we finally were satisfied that it was safe, the next part was deciding how to pull it off. While various plot points that had been planned were included in other CSU stories, to move forward the storylines from D&B really needed closure. After serious thought, and quite a few discussions, it was decided that the best way to honor what he was doing would be to write a multi-chapter Epilogue to Dawns Early Light, resolving some of the major storylines and preparing the characters to move forward in future CSU stories.

Over the next week, I plan to finalize a method to re-direct you to Dawns Early Light after the last chapters of both Jigsaw and Be Careful. The first chapter of the Epilogue is over 2/3 done, and will be posted as a continuation of Dawn's Early Light. Upon the conclusion of the Epilogue, all three stories are expected to be wrapped up and the characters poised to be able to be easily integrated into future CSU stories without major questions left hanging.

So, now that you've been warned, you'll have time to refresh your memory on all three stories, and will be ready to move forward with us as we once again get to see Jonas, Harry, Kurt's family, and other characters actively moving ahead!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we are writing it! This will be appearing on all Fort Family Sites which currently host D&B's stories!



February 12, 2023: Surprise! CSV-DSM arrives!
Posted by AC

Hey all!

Confused Archnanians, time loops, new discoveries under CIC ... that can only mean one thing ... CSV-DSM Part 2 Chapter 15 is now live!

Hold onto your hats, because this is one wild ride! To add to the fun, there is a whole scene in there that co-stars our friends from Life Renewed! Their section happens between chapters 8 and 9 of Life Renewed, so if you want to brush up on them, you just need up to the end of Chapter 8.

I hope you enjoy the show!



February 9, 2023: Life Renewed!
Posted by AC

Hey all!

It's happened; Life Renewed has reached the point where it ties into the Memories storyline, which nails down the timeline! Chapter 11 is now live, and it brings us to the point where the crew shows up in Memories 3, Chapter 43.

Don't worry, this isn't the end of Life Renewed; I have been told that the boys have a lot more story to tell! In this chapter, we get to watch as the first major steps are attempted by not only the boys, but also the adults, towards becoming a much-needed branch of the Clan family.

Hugzz; and thank you to those who have already donated to the Annual drive! Just remember, 100% of received donations are used for providing the hosting of the Fort Family sites - we do not use them for other purposes. If for personal reasons you do not feel comfortable with using the donation button, please feel free to contact myself, JeffsFort, or The Story Lover to arrange an alternate method!

Thank you;


February 4, 2023: That time of year again
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Authors and Readers,


It is that time of year again. Yes, it is time for our Annual Pledge Drive to keep the lights on and our Fort Family of sites servers running.

So please give us a helping hand to keep our sites alive. No donation is too big or too small, all donations are greatly accepted and appreciated.

Remember none of our sites have ads or Premium Fees!

Please help us keep our founder August Christopher's dream alive.


To Donate just click on the Donate Button in the left side panel on any site.


Thank you for your help over the years,


The Fort Family Admins

January 23, 2023: New CSU Chapter!
Posted by AC

Hey everyone!

There's a new chapter of Life Renewed!

Sorry about the bouncing around between stories, but I'm trying to get the timeline resynced! I just posted Chapter Ten of Life Renewed, which locks in the story to the timeline at the end of Memories Part Three. There's going to be at least one more chapter appearing fairly shortly, as I still need to get the story past the events of Memories 3, Chapter 46. Once that's done, then I can get back to CSV-DSM, and then the base is set to move forward. If everything goes well, another chapter of Brotherhood of Love will sneak in the mix somewhere soon too!

Thank you for being patient; 2022 was a real mess for finding writing time, I'm really hoping 2023 is better!

I hope you all enjoy the new chapter, and wish all of you a safe 2023!



January 12, 2023: Better late than never!
Posted by AC

Happy New Year, all - as I'm trying to dig myself out from under moving boxes, we had a little surprise arrive on the Cafe!

Brynmor has added a new story to his library - "Hedley Hollow", and he has given the okay to allow it to be co-hosted here on the Cafe!

Chapter 1 is live now, and from this point on it will update as soon as he posts on the Annex. I get to see it in-progress, and I requested to co-host it before the story was even named. Stand by for a thrilling ride; he's just getting started on this one!

Have a great year!



January 1, 2023: Happy New Year 2023!
Posted by AC

Happy New Year 2023 from the Admins of the Fort Family and the Authors of the Cafe to each and every one of you!

To add to the festivities, I want to thank all of our Authors and Readers, as the Cafe has passed the TEN MILLION chapters read since we started using this software milestone!

To each and every one of you, we send best wishes for a happy and safe 2023!


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