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January 18, 2021: Welcome Back Dewey
Posted by The Story Lover

The Café is very happy to announce that the author Dewey, also know as Dewey Writer has come out of retirement and is back writing.

So, stay tuned for more of his work.

TSL for ACFan who is buried under work and Real-Life!

January 1, 2021: Happy New Year!
Posted by AC

To finish off the year, I couldn't resist one last chapter!

Life Renewed, Chapter Eight: Beware the Dragon is now live for your viewing pleasure, and I promise, there are no dragons involved! (Virtual fire-breathing twins, on the other hand...)

From all of us at the Cafe, we wish each and every one of you a safe and happy New Year 2021!



December 24, 2020: A note from the Corner Cafe
Posted by AC

Merry Christmas from the staff and authors of the Corner Cafe!

Despite the best efforts of 2020, we have had amazing stories appear throughout the year, with more chapters coming in the final week of the year. Please make sure that you check out the Christmas Event stories, as TSL blackmailed me into another one (He had Fred's help) I promise, no funky pizzas this year!

For those of you that are wondering, I am managing to slip writing time in despite real life. Life Renewed is just about to the point where I can lock it into the timeline, which will then allow me to slip back over into Memories. I have not forgotten CSV-DSM either; I plan to start moving it forward again in concert with Lost Souls, so keep your eyes open.

Thank you to all of the amazing authors and readers who have kept the Cafe full of ways to escape the stress of real life, if only for a little while. When i started this, I never expected to have what is here today 18 years later, and it is all because of each of you. Thank you again, and I wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season.



December 21, 2020: Christmas 2020 Short Story Event Deadline Update
Posted by The Story Lover

Originally Posted by Fred DeElve

Attention Everyone,

Due to my throwing my back out loading Santa's Sleigh, I have moved the Deadline to Wednesday, December 23rd at Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time). That way my Elven Editing Team and I, will have time to finish their edits and for me to make sure that all the stories get posted on time. Christmas Morning that is.

Have fun writing,

Fred The Elf JPG

December 10, 2020: Christmas 2020 Short Story Event Addendum
Posted by The Story Lover

Originally Posted by Fred DeElve

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Hello Authors, Writers, Readers, Those Thinking About Writing,

Due to your overwhelming requests, the Big Guy has decided to add another Theme to this Year's Christmas Short Story Event:

The New Theme is Christmas At Denny's® or A Denny's® Christmas, either one will work.

All the guidelines are still the same, so sharpen your pencils and fill your ink bottles, times awasting.

Don't forget, you don't need to be a hosted author to submit a story, so if you have been thing about writing a story, come and join the fun.

Fred JPG

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).


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