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March 24, 2019: update
Posted by Tycho_C

Looks like the boys from clan short are back at it.  Also who would have thought the Clan Short surface fleet would grow from four ships to eight ships.  Also it seems that JuJu has a new story out which I find amazing, also ch  11 and 12 of Dante are up for your reading pleasure. 

March 23, 2019: March 22nd Update
Posted by D Barber

Another week and another batch of new chapters for y’all to read. To start things off I want to welcome our new staff member Tyco_C. Hopefully between the two of us we will be able to make sure everything is taken care of while True deals with his health issues. I know we both wish for him to feel better soon. As for the updates this week aside from Chapters 7-8 of Dante My Inferno by BillyYes that Tyco_C has already posted in an update we have Chapters 67 and 68 of Book Four of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound and Chapters 17 and 18 of The Music in the Painting by Juju. Juju also has a new story which is for now exclusive to the Fandom. Chapters 1 and 2 of Heart Strings is available for your enjoyment. To finish off the updates for this week Ch 31 and 32 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors is available for you to read and enjoy. I hope everybody has a good week and hope to see y’all back here next week

March 22, 2019: Lightning CAN strike twice
Posted by TrueFan

Juju has been hiding something important from all of us...

As he's been posting his story Music in the Painting he has been working on another story. This story, called Heart Strings proves that lightning can strike twice.

I am pulling Eminent Domain and releasing the first two chapters of this story early. His initial intent was to hold it until "Music" was done, but when I reviewed the first 9 chapters I felt it was too good to sit invisible to the rest of us.

I did get permission from him to publish Chapters One and Two of this story as a tease. You will have to wait until the last few chapters of "Music" are posted to see more. Please make sure you tell him what you think of this new story.

I will say this though... The dialogue from his main character may seem a bit odd to you until you realize he's writing an Irish brogue accent... keep that in mind and it makes a bit more sense.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I am...

Until "Music" is finished, "Heart Strings" will be exclusively available on truesfandom.com

 

TrueFan

March 22, 2019: March 21st 2019
Posted by Tycho_C

Well all the wait is over and chapters 7 and 8 of Dante My Inferno are up with more coming soon. 

March 20, 2019: Here we grow again
Posted by TrueFan

I want you all to join me in welcoming a new Staff Member to True's Fandom.

With my health issues of late, I have found that time involved to do editing on various posts have been slipping... so, in addition to DBarber, I am adding another STAFF member to the site.

Join me in welcoming Tycho_C to the True's Fandom Staff. Tycho will be helping with the editing of new submission for new authors or those who need assistance in posting their new chapters.

I am EXCITED to have him join us!

True

March 8, 2019: March 8th Update
Posted by D Barber

Another week has gone by and that means another batch of chapters are ready for y’all to read. To start things off we have the much-anticipated Chapter 3 of Boise ID by Garret D. M. and then we have Ch 66 of Book Four of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound. We also have a chapter from the Voyagers Authors on Space Fleet Regulations as well as Ch 3 of The First Shadow Assassin by Shadow Assassin. To wrap up this week’s batch of new stories we have Ch 23 of Untouchable by Comicality and finally Ch 34 of Memories Part 3 by ACFan. Hope y’all have a great week and if you are enjoying a story that’s posted make it a point to send an email to the author letting them know that your enjoying their work. It will really make their day.

March 2, 2019: March 1st Update
Posted by D Barber

Another week and another batch of great stories for you to check out. To start things off we have Chapters 9 and 10 Of Piano Forte by DouglasDD, then we have Chapters 63 through 65 of Three Finger Cove Book Four by Chowhound. We also have Chapter 30 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors, Chapter 14 of Book Four of Still Another Chance by Zarek Dragon, and finally a Poem by The Story Lover titled The Shadows Of My Mind. I would also like to  take a chance to thank the site owners such as True and ACFan, The Story Lover, JeffP and the others for allowing me to work with them. Its such a great Honor and I enjoy working on things to help them out. I also want to thank all the readers as well because the reason each site is successful is because of the great readers who love to read what these great authors write.

February 21, 2019: Update
Posted by TrueFan

Well, after another week in the hospital, I am back at home and trying to get back into the swing of things.

This trip was a bit longer than usual since not only did they find another arterial clot (3rd one) in my left leg, they also found 3 others. They implanted stents in the arteries on both legs.

Spending a week away from home was hell, I'll tell you. Even having my laptop with me, things just didn't go as expected and I got little done. I will be working toward catching up on my backlog and hope to get it all accomplished in the next week. For those of you who are waiting for me to review/edit chapters, I can only apologize. This past week and the several weeks leading up to it have put a damper on my time to get real work done. It can only improve.

I wanted to offer thanks to D.Barber for taking up some of the slack in getting the weekly updates posted, it's taken one task off my load and I truly appreciate it... and him.

Thanks to all of you, both Authors and Readers, for your understanding.

True

 

February 15, 2019: Februrary 15th Update
Posted by D Barber

I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day and to start things off we have two valentine’s Day stories,  Cupid's A Stubborn Bastard by Juju and Abandoned At Denny's: A Love Story by The Story Lover. We also have  six new chapters of  The Music in the Painting By Juju and we also have three updates to the wonderful Hearts Across Space Series by The Story Lover, He has added a Cover Page, Information about the Errata VI: The Alexander Class Dreadnought, and a new chapter titled  Activation What, Who? There is also Ch 29 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors, Ch 62  of Book Four of  Three Finger Cove by Chowhound, and finally Ch 9 of Piano Forte by DouglasDD

February 2, 2019: Februrary 1st Update
Posted by D Barber

Another week gone by, another great set of updates for you to check out. First up is Ch 61 of Book Four of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound, Then Ch 3 of Gifts as well as Ch 8 of Fantasy Faire and Ch 4 of Lagniappe by Boudreaux. Finally, we have Ch 2 of The First Shadow Assassin by Shadow Assassin. Hope everyone has a great week and I also hope the groundhog predicts an early spring and not more winter weather tomorrow.

January 25, 2019: January 25th Update
Posted by D Barber

Another week another bunch of great stories to read. To start things off this week we have We Don't Need A Wall, But We Do Need: by The Story Lover, Ch 60 of Book Four of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound, Chapters 8-9 of The Music in the Painting by Juju, Four new poems by The Lonely Kitten, Chapters 32-33 of Memories part 3 by ACFan, Chapter 8 of Piano Forte by DouglasDD, and Finally Ch28 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors. Hope everyone has a great week and don’t forget there is still time to submit short stories for the Valentine's Day Short Story Event.

January 25, 2019: Cupid's Arrows ~ 2019 ~ Cupid Won't Give Up! Update
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers and Authors,

This year's Valentine's Day Short Story Event is titled ~ Cupid's Arrows ~ 2019 ~ Cupid Won't Give Up! 

The event starts now and runs through January 31, 2018, for unedited stories and February 7th for edited stories. I will post all stories on Valentine's Day February 14th.

Please send all your submissions (yes multiple submissions are allowed) to  Elfmail <elfmail@events.csuproductions.com> with the subject of Cupid's Arrows ~ 2019.

If you need an idea of what this event is about check out this really cute Short Video In A Heartbeat it just may spark your muse.

 

Happy Reading,

January 21, 2019: Voyagers Celebrates it's 2nd Anniversary
Posted by TrueFan

Today, January 21, 2019, marks the 2nd anniversary of a story called "Voyagers." When we first started this story, we never expected it to take off the way it has. We have now amassed so many loyal readers that it’s become almost an obsession with the three authors to come up with more and different adventures for the crew of the Sooloo. There have been several twists that when we planned out the series we’d never imagined, but this is the stuff of exploration, never knowing what will be beyond the next FTL jump.

The characters have developed differently than what we imagined them as they have changed and become more than characters in a story. They have become family and have grown physically and emotionally as all boys do as they grow. We hope you’ve enjoyed the first two years, and we plan on continuing this adventure to infinity… and beyond (thanks for the line, Buzz Lightyear!)

I also should note that while Voyagers did have some success, it wasn’t until we moved from 'The Site That Shall Not Be Named' to Storylover.us that we saw a meteoric rise in readership. So we definitely wanted to acknowledge TSL and the rest of the Fort Family of Sites who co-host Voyagers and thank them for all their help and support.

And, at the risk of sounding like a debutante at an Academy Awards ceremony giving an acceptance speech, I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize the most important part of the Voyagers phenomenon, and that would be our loyal readers, many of whom take the time to send their comments to us each and every chapter. Thank you all.

TrueFan

January 18, 2019: January 18th Update
Posted by D Barber

January 13, 2019: Proof Positive
Posted by TrueFan

 

So, proof positive...

A ways back, we had an unfortunate event that caused our database for True's Fandom to crash. Whereas the cause was found and corrected and we had thought we were able to recover all of the stories that were on the site, it appears that there were a few that we missed.

I have been in contact with those authors who had stories that somehow didn't make it back from that crash and as of tonight, I am adding those stories back to the site.

I have added two poems by Pwyll at this point and will be adding stories by Corin and A Lonely Kitten. Some tonight and some over the next two or so days.

Keep an eye on the NEWEST Chapters listing and check out these poems and stories, they're all good reads.

True

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

This week includes a good bit of updates. First, we have Ch 58 of Three Finger Cove Book Four by Chowhound. Next, we have Ch 27 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors and an update to the Galactipedia by them as well. Also, we have Ch 7 of The Music in the Painting by Juju. Then, we have Ch 7 of Piano Fore by DouglasDD, and finally, we have Ch 1 of The First Shadow Assassin by Shadow Assassin. Hope everyone has a good weekend and don’t forget to check out the info on the short story event if you’re interested.

January 9, 2019: Cupid's Arrows ~ 2019 ~ Cupid Won't Give Up! Our Valentine's Day Short Story Event For 2019
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers and Authors,

This year's Valentine's Day Short Story Event is titled ~ Cupid's Arrows ~ 2019 ~ Cupid Won't Give Up! 

The event starts now and runs through January 31, 2018, for unedited stories and February 7th for edited stories. I will post all stories on Valentine's Day February 14th.
The Rules:

  1. The short stories must be between 500 words and 15,000 words

  2. The Short Story should be about how Cupid Won't Give Up, as he keeps shooting arrows at someone in the closet.

  3. Many of us have been in this position. Suddenly, your heart reaches out for the one person who you simply can’t risk telling how you feel. When your heart betrays you, can you build up the courage to follow it or do you continue to fight?

  4. This event is open to all readers and authors.

  5. Authors must authorize the Fort Family of Sites, by written permission to host their stories.

So put on your writing caps and get writing, more details to follow.

Happy Reading,

 

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

I hope eveyone had a great New Years. This Weeks update may be small, but the stories contained within are great. First off, we have the great author ACFan with Chapter 31 of Memories Part 3, Next is the wonderful Chowhound with Chapter 57 of Three Finger Cove Book Four, and Finally we have the magnificent author DouglasDD with Chapter 6 of Piano Forte. Make sure to take time and check out each of these wonderful updates.

December 28, 2018: New Year's Update
Posted by D Barber

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is looking forward to the new year which is only a short while away. To start off the updates we have chapters 3-6 of The Music in the Painting by Juju, Chapter 6 of Dante, My Inferno by BillyYes, Chapter 56 of Book 4 of Thee Finger Cove by Chowhound, Part 2 of Chapter 26 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors, Chapter 12 of Book Four of Another Chance by Zarek Dragon, Chapter 25 of Book Two of Priorities by TrueFan, Chapter 13 A and B of Dragon Earl by the Story Lover, Make sure to also check out the  Christmas short stories written by multiple authors  which you can find on the Fort Readers Event District. Hope everyone has a great new years.

December 25, 2018: The Christmas Short Story Event Plus One Is Now Live!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

All Nineteen Twenty of this year's Christmas Short Story Event Submissions are now live here on The Fort Readers Event District!

Santa & I owe our author NCNesturfer our most abject and humblest of apologies, I made his story invisible while I checked on some special formatting and in my rush to get all of the chapters posted, I forgot to switch the status to Publish, before I clicked the Save Button.

So please enjoy this latest addition to our Christmas Short Story Event.  This has been our most successful event yet, thank you, authors!

All of these stories will be appearing on their author's Home Site as soon as we get a slight crosslinking issue resolved.

Enjoy all of these amazing stories that the authors have worked hard creating for you, please take a few moments to say thank you by sending them an email.

Happy Reading,

 

December 25, 2018: The Christmas Short Story Event Is Now Live!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

All Nineteen of this year's Christmas Short Story Event Submissions are now live here on The Fort Readers Event District!

All of these stories will be appearing on their author's Home Site as soon as we get a slight crosslinking issue resolved.

Enjoy all of these amazing stories that the authors have worked hard creating for you, please take a few moments to say thank you by sending them an email.

Happy Reading,

P.S. Thanks to TSL for twisting so many authors arms to get their Short Stories.

 

December 21, 2018: Fandom Christmas Update
Posted by D Barber

 

First off, I want to thank the wonderful True Fan for inviting me to be part of the staff on this great site. Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful holiday so far like I am. Also, during this sometimes-stressful time of year please remember the golden rule “Treat others as you would yourself”. You never know when what you say or do will make someone’s day. As for site updates for December so far  we have Chapters 53 through  55 of Book Four of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound, Chapters 4 and 5 of Piano Forte by Douglas DD, Chapter 6 of Fantasy Faire by Boudreaux, Part 1 of Chapter 25 of Voyagers, and finally  Chapters 8-22 of Untouchable by Comicality, Finally, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

December 20, 2018: Update
Posted by TrueFan

Just wanted to pop my head up and send a shout out to all of you. This has been one of the toughest months I've had in a very long time. Due to family health issues, not to mention some of my own... added to having to work on getting my brother moved into a new place has had me tied up far more than usual. I apologize for being so 'incommunicado' but it was not to be avoided.

In an effort to make sure you are all not feeling forgotten, I have arranged for some help with the site. Effective today, DBarber will be joining the staff of the Fandom. He will primarily be responsible for communicating with our readers in the way of a weekly post of new chapters. In addition, he is a good resource for other tasks if you can't reach me for some reason.  As usual, you can send email to me at webmaster@truesfandom.com or to DBarber at dbarber@truesfandom.com

I hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday season!


True

December 16, 2018: Christmas Short Story Event Submission Reminder
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Next Saturday is the 'official' submission deadline, all of your wonderful Christmas Short Stories 'should' be submitted by Midnight that night.

*** News Flash ***

My nice assistant 'Goos' says that he will fly any late entries directly to my inbox here at the North Pole so if you are close to finishing or even just getting started he will make sure that I get your submission in time to post.

*** End News Flash***

The theme for this years Christmas Short Event is A True Spirit of Christmas, What The Christmas Experience Truly Should Be.  The guidelines are simple all Short Stories should fit the theme or at least be in the neighbourhood. All stories must meet the standard Submissions Guidelines located HERE. The word count should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take three or four (um...thousand? < giggle >). If in doubt Fred takes 'Cinmon Crumbles' as bribes.  Don't forget to give the Fort Family of Sites permission to host your Short Story, also make sure that your Author name & Copyright Date is in your Short Story as well.

All submissions should be submitted by Midnite PST, December 22, 2018, All submissions will be posted on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2018. Send your submissions to Christmas Short Story Event Submissions. Give or take an hour or so.

Happy Writing,

P.S. Thanks to TSL for twisting so many authors arms to get their Short Stories.

December 3, 2018: Heads up to the Fort Family readers, guests, and authors
Posted by ACFan

Once again, we will be doing upgrades to our services! (I know, this is becoming a bad habit!) Our server host has offered us an upgrade that is too good to pass up, so on Wednesday, December 5th the sites are going to be undergoing maintenance.

>>   From a reader and guest standpoint, you shouldn't see any problems - there is no anticipated downtime for the sites themselves. There is a slim possibility that you might see a glitch as the DNS servers update, but overall you shouldn't have any impact.

>> Authors, all we ask is that you hold off any posting on Wednesday and Thursday for sure - Friday should be safe, especially later in the day, but if you want to play it safe wait until late in the day Friday.

From all of us in the Fort Family and CSU Productions, I want to thank you for your support and patience as we work to give you the best service possible for your donation dollar.

Hugzz;

ACFan

December 2, 2018: Ooops...
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi everyone,

I was going to tiptoe off to bed and hope no one noticed that I found another mistake in posting past work on The Shack Mirror site. I might have been able to pull it off if it didn't affect True's Fandom and the Fort Family Community site though ;)

Anyway, Comicality posted a brand new chapter of "Unforgettable" and it is included with all the new postings of old work on the same story. So, if you have been following the story elsewhere, Chapter 22 is available now! If you have been following it on the Shack Mirror Site or True's Fandom... Chapters 8 through 22 are up and ready for a group of insomniacs to tackle. Enjoy...

- JeffsFort - (Who is now shaking his head and slowly retreating from his computer.)

 

November 25, 2018: The Christmas Short Story Event Official Announcement
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

The theme for this years Christmas Short Event is A True Spirit of Christmas, What The Christmas Experience Truly Should Be.  The guidelines are simple all Short Stories should fit the theme or at least be in the neighbourhood. All stories must meet the standard Submissions Guidelines located HERE. The word count should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take three or four (um...thousand? < giggle >). If in doubt Fred takes 'Cinmon Crumbles' as bribes.  Don't forget to give the Fort Family of Sites permission to host your Short Story, also make sure that your Author name & Copyright Date is in your Short Story as well.

All submissions should be submitted by Midnite PST, December 22, 2018, All submissions will be posted on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2018. Send your submissions to Christmas Short Story Event Submissions.

Happy Writing,

 

 

November 22, 2018: A Thanksgiving Surprise Is Here!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

All of the Fall Short Story Event ~ A Thanksgiving Surprise Stories ~ Are now live and available for your reading pleasure.

To read all of the stories please visit the Fort Readers Event District AKA F.R.E.D.

For those of you that don't celebrate Thanksgiving, you still will find some great reading. To our Canadian readers sorry we are a month and change late for you.

Please let all of our authors know that you have read their stories. This is NCNetsurfer's second Short Story Event and Juju's First, thanks for being part of the event!

Happy Reading,

November 19, 2018: A Thanksgiving Surprise Submissions Are Now Closed, Maybe
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Saturday, November 17, 2018, Midnight PST, has come and passed and all eight submissions have been added to the processing queue and will be posted on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018

If you haven't quite finished writing your story, however, you are close please submit it as soon as possible, please include a bribe of 'Cinmon Crumbles'.

Happy Reading,

 

 

November 13, 2018: Less Than A Week Left To Submit Your Thanksgiving Surprise & A Christmas Announcement
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

There is less than a week left to get your submission for the Fall Short Story Event Submission submitted. Next Saturday at Midnight PST.

The theme for this years Christmas Short Event is A True Spirit of Christmas, What The Christmas Experience Truly Should Be.  The guidelines are simple all Short Stories should fit the theme or at least be in the neighbourhood. All stories must meet the standard Submissions Guidelines located HERE. The word count should be between 500 and 15,000 words give or take three or four (um...thousand? < giggle >). If in doubt Fred takes 'Cinmon Crumbles' as bribes.  Don't forget to give the Fort Family of Sites permission to host your Short Story, also make sure that your Author name & Copyright Date is in your Short Story as well.

Happy Reading,

November 7, 2018: Welcome to another first-time Author
Posted by TrueFan

It is with great pride that I am able to introduce a new author to the Fandom. This author sent me his story after being recommended to me by Lindon Weztser (Author of Lincoln: The Family I Never Expected) and once I read the first few chapters I was hooked. It's a rare treat indeed to find a story from a first-time author of this caliber.

We have published the first chapter of twenty-one of the story, "The Music in the Painting." I am certain you will all enjoy it as much as I have.

Please join me in welcoming Juju to the world of writing! Personally, I am looking forward to many a fine story from him.

 

--TrueFan

November 1, 2018: Dante, my Inferno Chapter 3
Posted by TrueFan

Dante, My Inferno, Chapter 3 by Billyyes is now live... I have heard some pretty good feedback on this first two chapters, why not give Chapter 3 a read... I should have another chapter up in a day or so.

 

TrueFan

October 31, 2018: Just In Time For Halloween!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Just in time for Halloween all of the Death's Day Off Short Story Event submissions have now been posted. So visit F.R.E.D. and read them all.

Don't forget to say thank you to our awesome authors by dropping them a short email.

Happy Reading,

Fred Avatar

October 29, 2018: A Thanksgiving Surprise, Update and More!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

We now have seven confirmed submissions for this years Fall Short Story Event, A Thanksgiving Surprise, keep those submissions rolling in. Send your Submissions to A Thanksgiving Surprise.

Thanks to all of you that have sent in your submissions, especially the new authors.

We have also resumed posting the submissions for the Death's Day Off Short Story Event from years past.

Don't forget all of our Short Story Events are open to readers as well as authors to contribute.

We will be announcing the Christmas Event shortly.

Happy Reading,

 

 

October 25, 2018: Welcome to a new author
Posted by TrueFan

Please join me in welcoming another new author to True's Fandom and the Fort Family.

Billyyes brings us the first story he's ever written called, "Dante, My Inferno." Give it a read, and remember to let him know what you think. Keep in mind, this is his first effort so let's encourage him to continue!

So, Welcome to the Fandom, Billy... I look forward to seeing many new stories from you in the future!

TrueFan

October 22, 2018: FCS-Las Vegas Chapter 6
Posted by TrueFan

Chapter 6 of FCS:Las Vegas is live. I hope you enjoy it.

 

TrueFan

CSU-16 October 22, 2002 = October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018: CSU 16
Posted by TrueFan

Hello Dear Readers:

October 22, 2018 is an important day for us in the Fort Family. The CSU or Clan Short Universe will be celebrating it's 16th anniversary. Please keep an eye on the Fort Family Community Site for any CSU related updates.

There is a link to the Community Site under the Features menu on this site.

TrueFan

October 9, 2018: Update & Reminder: 2018 Fall Short Story Event ~ A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers & Authors,

We have received our first entry and it was perfect, it hit the nail right on the head for the theme. So the rest of you get out your keyboards, pen, and or pencils and get writing.

The 2018 Fort Family of Sites Fall Short Story Event's theme is: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! ~ You and your family (who do not know you're gay) decide this year to go out for their Thanksgiving Feast. Mid-way through the meal, someone stops by your table. You are horrified to find out it was a guy you just started dating, who doesn't know you're not out to your family...

As usual, this event is open to all readers and authors of the Fort Family Sites, however, if anyone knows of an author from another site that would like to enter this even just ask them to click on the following link Story Submissions. My staff and I would love to see lots of new authors entering this year.

The rules/guidelines are as follows: Must be theme related should be a minimum of 500 words and no longer than 15,000 words. These are not carved in stone, so please submit away. Submissions are due no later than Midnight PDT on November 17, 2018. All submissions will be posted on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Please include the theme title: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! in the title of your story. In case you forgot the email address for submissions is A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!

Some pretty amazing stories have come out of the Short Story Events and some wonderful New Authors as well. My Staff and I will be busy posting the previous Fall Short Story Events over the next few weeks. 2007 has been completed and 2008 will be posted shortly.

Happy writing,

Fred The Elf

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2018: Notice to our Faithful Readers
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to send out a quick notice to let you all know that as a part of our attempt to keep our hosted sites on fast, reliable, and up to date servers, we will be migrating our sites to brand new equipment with up to date software, including an upgraded operating system. We anticipate no operational downtime for our visitors but where we are physically moving, there may be a very short time where DNS servers may be pointing to the old server even after the new servers are brought online. 

If you were planning to do a marathon reading session, go right ahead as the only change that may be noticeable would be sites responding slightly faster than usual. By Thursday if you hear nothing from us then it will be back to business as usual for us behind the scenes and you will see progress return to normal. 

We will advise if this schedule changes as the request to greenlight the move is being placed tonight.

Here's to as many reliable years on newer equipment.

-Jeff P-
On behalf of DSS Hosting, CSU Productions

September 15, 2018: 2018 Fall Short Story Event ~ A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers & Authors,

The 2018 Fort Family of Sites Fall Short Story Event's theme is: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! ~ You and your family (who do not know you're gay) decide this year to go out for their Thanksgiving Feast. Mid-way through the meal, someone stops by your table. You are horrified to find out it was a guy you just started dating, who doesn't know you're not out to your family...

As usual, this event is open to all readers and authors of the Fort Family Sites, however, if anyone knows of an author from another site that would like to enter this even just ask them to click on the following link Story Submissions. My staff and I would love to see lots of new authors entering this year.

The rules/guidelines are as follows: Must be theme related should be a minimum of 500 words and no longer than 15,000 words. These are not carved in stone, so please submit away. Submissions are due no later than Midnight PDT on November 17, 2018. All submissions will be posted on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Please include the theme title: A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise! in the title of your story. In case you forgot the email address for submissions is A Thanksgiving Dinner Surprise!

Some pretty amazing stories have come out of the Short Story Events and some wonderful New Authors as well. My Staff and I will be busy posting the previous Fall Short Story Events over the next few weeks.

Happy writing,

Fred The Elf

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2018: The Midsomer Short Story Event Submissions Are Live!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

The Midsomer Shory Event with the theme of A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object has arrived and the submissions are now live. The Authors and their stories will be listed in alphabetical order, that is except for the very first story, and you will see why that is.

We have a New Author today with his first entry, so please welcome NCNetsurfer and his story about a well-polished object,  A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: A Pet Rock.

Art West has brought us two stories, one with a British feel and one with a twist in the name,  first, we have A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: Being Close, and second A Day In The Life Of Matt.

Beldro Mercier brings us a bit of fantasy with, A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: Through the Looking Glass.

DouglasDD has decided to tickle your fancy with his story, A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object: Keying In.

The Story Lover also has brought us two entries, his first is a whimsical look into the wild and woolly world of punctuation surprisingly enough titled, A Day In The Life Of Ugo The Umlaut, followed by a foray into the bountiful word of a nature travelogue with, A Day In The Life Of 'Cap'.

Don't forget to thank the authors for the hard work by dropping them a short email, and please extend a warm welcome to our Newest Author NCNetsurfer.

Happy reading,

Fred The Elf

Fred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 28, 2018: Announcement
Posted by TrueFan

To our fantastic readers:

We would like to apologize for how long it’s been between chapters of Voyagers. Unfortunately, sometimes real life does get in the way of progress. In this particular case, more than one of our authors had to deal with losses in their families, illness, and other issues which made writing an impossibility.

The Chapter that is about to be released came together in less than 5 days and I can say that all of us are hyped up to move this story forward rapidly. Personally, I believe it’s one of the best we’ve put together; it was a true collaboration of four exceptional authors.

We would like to thank you, our readers, for sticking with us and for your feedback. We hope to be able to return to a more regular posting schedule.

TrueFan

for the Voyagers Authors 

I would also like to apologize for my own absence of late... I have been dealing with extreme levels of pain from the nerve damage done to my left leg in December of last year. FINALLY, my doctor and I have worked out a regimen that seems to have gotten it to tolerable levels, hence, why we were able to get this chapter of Voyagers completed, and I am well along in completing the next chapter of Priorities which will allow Zarek Dragon and I to finish up the last couple chapters of our crossover.

True

August 20, 2018: Collaboration Request!
Posted by August N.

Greetings, I started this story with all the intentions that I have as a writer, Entertainment, Providing a place for people to escape. I want people to know that no matter what they're going through things will get better, especially if you find yourself in the comfort of others, I want to thank everyone who's stopped by to read my story and I promise there will be many more to come but, I also want to take this chance to offer anyone who's willing to accept, the opportunity to help me bring my other Characters to life. That's Right! Collaboration, I am now seeking a partner in crime to follow me down the pathway of Ben & Jacob's Journey...I need someone to write the role of Ben! You see originally, This was intended to be a collaboration, however, my former partner is....no longer with us, and I'd love to continue this story in his memory with someone honoring his character, Please if you are interested to feel free to shoot me a message or contact me through email. Thank you always for your support.


August.

August 9, 2018: Midsomer Short Story Event Update & Corrections
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Authors & Readers,

There is a little over two weeks left for you to get your entries written and submitted. The last day for submissions to be received is Saturday, August 25, 2018, not the 23rd! Posting will begin on Friday, August 31st giving you a four-day reading weekend. At least for the yanks.

Submissions are due by Midnight on the 25th PDT or UTC -7.

Submissions should be between 500 and 15,000 words more or less and the theme is  A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object, we have quite a few submissions already and there is always room for more. This event is open to all Fort Family Site Authors and Readers, you don't have to be an established author to submit an entry. There are quite a few Fort Family Authors that got their start with a Short Story Event. If you need your submission edited just let us know and we will see that your submission gets edited. First-time submitters, please give the Fort Family Sites permission to host your story. As always all submissions remain the property of the submitting author. Always include the appropriate Copyright © Info with all Submissions.

Happy writing,

Fred The Elf

Fred
P.S. We will be posting submissions through September 3, 2018, but don't tell anyone.

 

 

 

August 7, 2018: As if you didn't notice
Posted by TrueFan

True's Fandom suffered a fairly major database crash today. Due to the extreme help of JeffsFort, Akeentia, TSL and others, we're on the way to rebuilding things.

You will notice stories appearing over the next few days. Authors will be receiving an email individually once we have their stories up so they can log back into the site and review their stories. One major change that I will be implementing is that all existing authors will have the ability to create not only chapters but stories on the site.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at webmaster@truesfandom.com

True