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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 11, 2019: October 11th Update
Posted by D Barber

Its time once again to check out the new chapters that have been added to the site. To start things off we have Ch 23 of Dante, My Inferno by BillyYes. We also have Ch 26 of Book 5 of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound. Then there is Ch 14 of Heart Strings by Juju as well as Ch 12 of Mending Wounded Hearts by Jules Porter. To finish off the updates for this week we have two updates from Boudreaux with Ch 11 of Book 3 of Finding My Way Home and Ch 13 of Expanding Horizons. Well that’s all for this week so I’ll see y’all next week with more updates for you to check out

October 5, 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: Touching Base
Posted by TrueFan

Hey all...

Just wanted to give you guys an update. As many of you know, I was in the hospital in June and underwent an amputation of my left leg. Subsequently, I developed an infection and on 9/11/19, was re-admitted to the hospital.

After surgery to clean out the infection, I was admitted to a Rehab facility, where I have been for the past couple of weeks. So...

They finally removed the stitches from my stump yesterday and I was told today that I will be going home, most likely, next week on Tuesday.

I want to thank all of you who have emailed me sending their well wishes. I will let you all know of future developments.

True

October 4, 2019: October 4th Update
Posted by D Barber

This week we have a good bit of updates for you to check out. To start things off, we have Ch 13 of Heart Strings by Juju. DouglasDD brings us Ch 19 of Piano Forte as well as Ch 17-19 of The Mayfield Episodes. We also have Ch 11 of Mending Wounded Hearts by Jules Porter. To finish off the updates for this week we have a big update from Chowhound with Ch 21-25 of Book 5 of Three Finger Cove. That’s all for this week make sure to check back next week for more updates.

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