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November 23, 2017: Happy Thanksgiving
Posted by The Story Lover

Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate this holiday and a warm thanks to all of the authors and readers of this site.

Haven Book Three by Str8mayb has finally arrived.

Bill W. keeps on rolling along with more chapters of Sword of Kings: 1.

MultiMapper has joined the fun with more chapters of Shadeside: Book One - For the Night.

Jeff's Fort even snuck in another CTRL-Z Scene Children Never Forget.

ACFan and The Eggman have brought us Chapter One of The Mikyvis Chronicles: Concert Series and it is a roller coaster ride of emotions. They have also brought us the First Press Release for the Concert Series.

Enjoy your holiday reading,

TSL

November 4, 2017: Str8mayb's Haven Book Two Has Arrived
Posted by The Story Lover

Haven Book Two by Str8mayb has finally arrived at the Café, so catch up on the further adventures of Tom and Neal the Ben Gay Kid!

Enjoy your reading,

TSL

October 30, 2017: A very busy week!
Posted by AC

First off, I want to welcome our newest author, D. K. Daniels, to the Cafe! To start things off, his Halloween story "Light The Night" is now live, with more stories to follow!

Also, everyone please give a warm Welcome Back to Ozzy - he's been busy making up for his absence!

Bill W  has given us multiple chapters of "Sword Of Kings 1", while Arthur has given us another chapter of "Drummer Boy: Book 2"

We have a few more tricks and treats up our sleeves, so keep your eyes open!

AC

October 22, 2017: New media available
Posted by AC

The more the merrier! TheEggman and myself are in the process of making media available, some for the first time! Check out the new Media section under the Menu, and enjoy!

AC

October 22, 2017: Clan Short Universe Fifteenth Anniversary!
Posted by AC

* Watch for multiple Clan Short Universe story posts from multiple authors! *


Flashback: October 22, 2002

After being laid off by his employer due to staff reductions, a man decides to take the risk and post the results of a dream that had been nagging him for the last two weeks. After multiple times of waking up with the same dream clear in his head, the man begins writing it down. With the urging of another author, Comicality, the man posted his dream for the world to see on the Comicality Library.

The man is known as ACFan, and with seven small words a legend was born...

"Do you remember which key it is?"


Return to current time: October 22, 2017

It is now fifteen years later, and my dream that wouldn't stop until I wrote it down is stronger than ever. Between multiple authors and readers contributing their own dreams, and my own additions to the fabric of the universe, what started as a small story has become a major project that has had an effect on multiple lives.

As I write this, I am in conversation with quite a few of the core authors who were instrumental in turning a single story into a Universe.  In no particular order, the following authors are responsible for giving me the support and advice that made my story into the CSU: Darryl (aka Sleeping Beauty), Akeentia, TSL, JeffP, and Multimapper. As other authors have come and gone, those four have always been responsible for creating the foundation that it was all built on. With the relatively recent addition of TheEggman to the team, this core group is responsible for even more quality in the stories.

Unfortunately, we did lose one author from our group; Dave of D&B is sorely missed, and to this day we are still trying to ensure that we do the characters he created justice. Other authors have moved on to other projects or have had changes to their daily lives that preclude having writing time, but the core group is together once more and supporting each other as our characters move forward.

Most of all, thank you to the readers, some of which have been reading since the very first post. Your feedback and ideas have been greatly appreciated, and at times have pushed us towards finishing something that was stalled.

It has been an amazing fifteen years, and I'm looking forward to the next five years of story progression! Thank you to each and every one of you!

 

AC

October 22, 2017: Changes to a posted chapter!
Posted by AC

Okay, I admit it, I goofed - there were two major blocks of text that somehow managed to vanish from Memories Part 3,  Chapter 23. Thanks to TSL for finding the problem and providing the missing text blocks. There were enough changes that I flagged the chapter as new, so that is why you see it in the new chapter list!

AC

October 20, 2017: The Haven Universe is Now Live
Posted by The Story Lover

Str8mayb has consented to have his Haven Universe join AC's Corner Cafe. Haven Book One is now live and waiting for your reading pleasure. More books and stories will be posted in the near future.

Enjoy your reading,

TSL

October 2, 2017: Cajun Been Busy!
Posted by JeffsFort

Hey everyone!

Just got through helping Boudreaux add some exciting new work for you all to check out. There is a new chapter of "Twists of Time" and he has begun a new story called "Fantasy Faire" which is beginning with a pretty long first chapter. Make sure to grab a snack before you get into it. He has also posted a new short story named "Skinny Dipping" which is a really nice story that resonates with a lot of our own teen years. Be sure to check them all out and don't forget to let him know what you think.

Until the next update - *HUGZ*
-Jeff-
jeffsfort@gmail.com

September 30, 2017: AC is busy doing whatever AC does.
Posted by The Story Lover

While AC is off doing whatever AC does Bill W. has been tirelessly posting his stories and chapters. So I thought I would help out a bit and post a chapter of Drummer Boy: Book Two ~ The Road North by Arthur.

Enjoy your reading,

TSL

September 13, 2017: Treehouse has returned
Posted by AC

I have the treehouse back up, but will be doing some work in the background to figure out how the problem happened - feel free to return to full use!

 

September 12, 2017: Treehouse issues
Posted by AC

Just to let everyone know, Timmy's Treehouse is having issues that I'm still trying to sort out. For now, the site can't be accessed by anyone, and there's no real reason why. Watch for more as I know more!

AC

September 10, 2017: Surprise!!!
Posted by AC

Hey all, despite the best attempts of real life, along with a case of mid-chapter writers block, I am proud to announce that the invasion of Naples is back in full swing!

Thay's right, it can only mean one thing ...

MEMORIES 3 Chapter 24 is LIVE!

This chapter's got it all: surprise visits from various divisions, raiding a trailer park, family bonding, cookie raids ... and a very special event which D&B planned to do before Dave passed away.  So much happens that you just need to read it, I can't do it justice otherwise! Please, let me know what you think!

AC

August 27, 2017: AC SAID SO!!
Posted by The Eggman

The rumors are true!  There is more to Dear Diary and it is posted now!  Thanks to everyone that helped me get DD 29 out of my head and onto the screen.  Several people that reminded that the rather traumatic life changing events I have been through this summer actually give me more time to write now.  Anyhoo, hope you all enjoy the chapter.

Boudreaux

crazycajun@cornercafe.us

August 13, 2017: Updates and more!
Posted by AC

Besides the awesome updates that BillW has been doing, I am happy to announce that The Story Lover has graciously allowed us to add the entire Dragon Earl Universe to the Cafe, as well as assisting with a new Poems secion! Please check them out, there's a lot of great writing there!

August 5, 2017: It's the end of the world as we know it!
Posted by AC

As the Saints all fall over from heart attacks, I am amazed to announce the birthing of a true miracle - "Sentenced To Life" Chapter 17 has rose from the ashes and is now LIVE for your reading pleasure!!  The smelling salts are on the table to the left, and the popcorn that JeffP amazingly didn't burn for once is to the right!

Enjoy!!!

AC

 

July 30, 2017: The Updates Just Keep On Coming
Posted by The Story Lover

While AC has been buried under tons of work the prolofic one Bill W. continues to post one wonderful chapter after another. Thanks Bill I am sure that AC appreciates all your hard work.

I did sneak in and post a chapter of Drummer Boy Book Two while no one was looking.

Take care,

TSL

July 5, 2017: Happy 4th!
Posted by AC

Happy 4th to our American readers!

If you haven't noticed, Bill W. Arthur, and Ozzy have all been busy with new material - they've been posting faster than I can read! That is a good thing though, and I hope that you're enjoying their work as much as I am!

AC

June 28, 2017: Cafe Improvements
Posted by AC

While that sneaky magician Akeentia has been busy doing stuff in the background to help the authors, he snuck in some features for you readers too! The Authors and Stories pages now feature a "Sort by first letter" feature as well as the previous "All" view - which means a LOT less scrolling if you know what story you are looking for!

Thank you, Oh Awesome One!

AC

June 19, 2017: Arthur's Stories
Posted by The Story Lover

We have just finished updating  all of Arthur's Stories including adding new chapters and a New Story The Last Shaman Book Three: The Runner. The chapters that received the most updating in Book One of Drummer Boy are Chapter Two and Chapters Twenty-Five and Twenty-Six.

There has been a lot of rearranging and relinking of stories in the background ; if you find any errors please use the Contact Us button.

TSL

June 18, 2017: New Story added
Posted by AC

While it didn't show on the top of the list, there is a new story from Akeentia on the Cafe - it is called "Operant Unconcious Project", and is available in "Featured Stories"

Also, we are testing out a new feature that will interconnect stories on multiple Fort Family sites - occasionally there might be a story that has temporary issues due to it being converted for sharing; these issues should only last a minute or two at the most.

Enjoy!

AC

June 14, 2017: Welcome Ozzy!
Posted by AC

I'm honored to be able to say "Welcome" to our newest Cafe author, Ozzy! Keep your eyes open, he'll be posting his stories soon for your reading pleasure! Watch for him in the "Featured Stories" Section!

EDIT: His story "Open Hearts" now has all 11 existing chapters posted!

AC

June 11, 2017: Okay, okay! I hear you :)
Posted by JeffsFort

Well it's been four days since posting APTT's finale and I gotta say, I am blown away at how many people have not only read it in that short period of time but have even emailed to say how much they have enjoyed it. Thank-you all so much for the kind words and feedback. (and sorry to the small handful who felt it was too soon for it to be "The End". The characters made me do it.) But this isn't the reason for this post...

After relaunching the CSU story "Sentenced to Life" on both http://jeffsfort.com and http://cornercafe.us I got a lot of feedback thanking myself and our in house IT Akeentia for making it possible to translate the sometimes incoherent ramblings of the little android named Joey. This has, in almost each email I received asked for a way to translate the character's early speech impediment that the site can't automatically handle. Well, I'm listening to you all and realized that thanks to a need on http://storylover.us, there was an option that I believe will make you all happy. Chapters 6, 7 & 8 now have translations encoded that allow you to read the implied comment in plain English. I still recommend ignoring the translations and reading his comments phonetically as that's how the little guy sounds but, for those comments that just aren't as obvious or for those who are missing part of the convo because of an inability to sound out the comments; click on the highlighted text in these three chapters. I used this feature to help out those who are "Joey Impaired" and think it will help out :)

Hope this helps to make the experience enjoyable for everyone!

Til the next update,
*HUGZ*
JeffsFort@gmail.com

June 7, 2017: Co-Hosted Story comes to a close...
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi everyone! I have some great news for you all and it just may put a few of you in shock. (I'll apologize in advance for spilled drinks or bruises from falling out of your chairs...)

As I had announced on my own site, the first story that I approached prior to re-launching was the first story I had attempted ever. I felt that if I was to start "tying up loose ends" it rightfully should be the story that has been waiting the longest for it's conclusion. Originally started back in 2003, "A Penny on the Train Tracks" (APTT) has waited nearly 14 years, stalling repeatedly throughout that time and leading most to believe that it would never be finished. It includes an "Afterword" which briefly explains the idea behind the story, why I feel I began writing it too soon and for all the wrong reasons, and why I now believe that the passage of time and lessons learned in the process gave APTT the message that I wanted it to have in the end after all. I'm very happy with how the story turned out and I hope you all are as well.

This also means that it's time for me to move on to the next story... Look out CSU fans, another tree is about to get shaken and I can't be held responsible for the nuts that fall out of it! Hehehe! I hope you enjoy the read!

*HUGZ*
- Jeff -
Jeffsfort@gmail.com

May 24, 2017: Latest Posts
Posted by AC

Okay, now that I'm caught up with reading all of them .....

BillW Has been busy lately - multiple chapters of Butterflies Fly Free AND multiple chapters of The Castaway Hotel, Book 2!

I really hope that you are enjoying them as much as I am - and I am sure I can say that we're all waiting anxiously to see what happens next!

Have a great day!

AC

May 17, 2017: RSS Feed
Posted by AC

If you didn't see it next to the title for this section - there is an RSS feed to tell you when we post news. One thing that we have discovered is that some readers need to use a WWW. in front of the site name - if you have issues, try that!

AC

May 15, 2017: More Shots Fired!
Posted by AC

It seems that our favorite programmer is busy today... The Story Lover's Home just had a major design update, and it launched today! http://storylover.us

 

NOTE: Due to the amount of updates that go with the site launches, we highly recommend that you look at the expanded full-page list of newest chapters to get caught up on everything that has went live over the weekend!

May 14, 2017: RUN FOR COVER!
Posted by AC

Lookout Internet - things are about to go insane again!

The Fort Family is proud to announce the return of Jeff's Fort to the internet! Go to http://jeffsfort.com and check it out!

Don't say I didn't warn ya - awesome is back!

AC

May 13, 2017: And in other news ...
Posted by AC

Not only do we have the honor of Ace joining us, but we've also got the long-awaited chapter 23 of memories Part 3! Look out, the guys are having fun, and we all know what kind of trouble that can cause!

Also - I added another outtake - look for CSPRD1 in the Outtakes :)

AC

May 13, 2017: Hey Guys!
Posted by Ace

Hello everyone, my name is Ace. As AC said in the last update, I'm the new guy around here! I'm super excited to be a part of the team, it looks like I've got big footsteps to follow around here.

Hope everyone is ready for the organized chaos of my writing, I'm just getting started!

- Ace

May 13, 2017: Welcome!
Posted by AC

The Cafe is pleased to welcome our new author, Ace, to the Corner Cafe Featured Authors!

I hope everyone enjoys his stories!

AC

May 12, 2017: Weekly update
Posted by AC

Bill W has been busy - lots more Castaway Hotel: The Next Generation, as well as another story by him called "Butterflies Fly Free"

Check them out, and keep your eyes open, as there are more surprises coming!

AC

May 4, 2017: Bill W has been having some fun!
Posted by AC

For those who missed it, Bill W has been busy with adding multiple chapters of Castaway Hotel, The Next Generation to his section of the Cafe! If you haven't checked it out yet, you're missing an awesome read!

AC

April 20, 2017: Update on story status
Posted by AC

I'm still here - I'm waiting for one section to finish off the next chapter of Memories, and if I can stop working long enough I have the plotline for the next chapter in my head. (20 days in a row tends to kill writing time!

I just added a foreward to Memories Part 2 to help explain the "character shock" that was pointed out - Hopefully it helps a lot!

I'm pushing to get more up soon!

AC

March 12, 2017: Features and more
Posted by AC

Hey all!

Sorry about the lack of posts - but real life hit hard, including the flu!

First off, TSL has been helping out with adding new chapters and stuff on the site - while he didn't announce it, things are updated in the "Newest Chapters" area. Also, Akeentia has been doing his magic in the background, adding new features to the site like being able to look at the complete list of updates instead of just the last 5! Let's all give him a big hand for his awesome work!

Also, the "Features" section has gained another entry - thanks to our friends over at ShackNation, there is now an image gallery available, which we have already started populating. While this will take you off the Cafe and open in a new window, the ShackNation site is hosted by the Fort Family just like the Cafe, so you can rest assured that it is a quality site.

One of the new gallery images is a CGI render of Cory, Sean, Kyle, and JJ - I think you'll like it!

There is more on the way!

Hugzzz,

AC

EDIT: We dug out some files that we saved from our authors when they lost their minds - look for the scenes from the CSU under the author "Outtakes" for a good laugh!

AC

March 6, 2017: Important petition
Posted by AC

This petition is close to my heart - not only was my great-grandfather deaf, but at least 2 Cafe authors and at least 2 Cafe readers are either partially or completely deaf. Please sign the petition below to require professional music videos to have captioning. This link will take you off-site!

Require Subtitles on Music Videos

February 21, 2017: February 20, 2017
Posted by The Story Lover

Tonight we have  three new stories from our newset author Arthur The Twilight Galaxy Motel with Chapters One and Two.  He also brings Chapters One  through Ten of Book One of The Last Shaman and Chapters One and Two of its companion story The Runner.

February 6, 2017: It's still Christmas?
Posted by The Eggman

Well, in Franklin, NJ, it is.

Neil, Rich, Alex and Ronnie have been left alone for the evening, and the pre-Christmas fun is continuing.

Check out Neil And Rich Chapter 9 to experience the joyous times for yourself!

January 28, 2017: New author on the Cafe!
Posted by AC

Hey all!

Please give a warm welcome to the Cafe's newest author, Arthur!

To start things off today, the entirety of his story Drummer Boy (the first book of the series) is in the process of being placed on the site as we speak. As of now, I have the first 21 chapters in place so that you can start reading while I'm posting the rest of the chapters!

Enjoy, I think this is an AWESOME story!

Update!

All 28 chapters of Drummer Boy (Book 1) are now live!

AC

January 22, 2017: A little fright to keep you warm!
Posted by AC

Nothing like a little scary story to keep you warm, and Eric Aune has delivered with TWO of his stories from Halloween competitions! Check them out!

This is My Life?

You Can't Go Back

Enjoy!

AC

January 15, 2017: A Bill W Weekend!
Posted by AC

Hey all!!

More fun for everyone - Bill W has released the first 4 chapters of Castaway Hotel: Next Generation Book 2 to the Cafe! You can find it at the  CH:NG2 Navigation Page !

Enjoy the read, and have a great week!

AC

January 1, 2017: Happy New Year 2017
Posted by AC

From all of us to all of you, have an AWESOME 2017!

To kick off the year, we have a DOUBLE-SHOT from our favorite Cajun, Boudreaux !!

I hope you enjoy the new chapters! Have a great year!

AC

December 31, 2016: Kickin' out 2016 and welcoming in 2017
Posted by The Eggman

Neil And Rich Chapter 8 Pick up where we left, joining four gay teens as they celebrate the holidays.

Here's wishing all our readers the best in 2017, and a very warm "Thank You!" for 50,000 chapter views in the five weeks since we changed the site design. You folks rock!

December 23, 2016: Merry Christmas from the Cafe Authors!
Posted by AC

With the holidays here, everyone needs a good Christmas story to warm their hearts. There are quite a few here on the Cafe, and a little dragon told me that The Story Lover has something up his sleeve as well! (I'll update this announcement as soon as I find out what it is!)

UPDATE  12-24-16: TSL has slipped a HUGE present under the tree! Way back when, the Fort Family Forums held Christmas Story contests ... TSL has recovered and re-posted those stories in one easy-to-use combined list. Head over to The Story Lover's Home (Opens in a new window) to check out the 40 PLUS stories - including TWO NEW ones by TSL!!!  Merry Christmas!

With that in mind, here's a short list:

(I'm sure I missed one somewhere!)

Christmas Update!

Thanks to TSL, one of his CSU stories that was missed is now available on the Cafe!

Enjoy, and may your Holiday Season be blessed no matter how you celebrate it!

AC

December 19, 2016: Holiday Season Updates
Posted by The Eggman

Happy Holidays to all our readers! We're ringing out 2016 and ringing in 2017 with our gifts to you.

December 4, 2016: A Catch-up weekend!
Posted by AC

Hey all -- This weekend we're catching up on some backlog - so there's more slipping in!

November 27, 2016: The First new chapters....
Posted by AC

To celebrate the new design, new story chapters are now appearing!

I have started it off with two chapters of Memories, and there will be other stories in the next few days if all goes as planned!

AC

EDIT: The posted stories are as follows for our celebration, since as we locate small formatting issues we are updating chapters:

 

November 27, 2016: Welcome to the improved Corner Cafe!
Posted by AC

Hey all;

Welcome to the new and improved redesign of the Corner Cafe!  I hope that you find it much easier to navigate, and that it becomes your first stop for stories that are on multiple sites!

You will note that we have broken stories down into categories, as well as giving a full list of the authors on the site. Also, if you select the "Stories" entry in the top toolbar, you will get a list of every story that we host.

Many thanks to Akeentia for his hard work in making the platform the site runs on, plus even more thanks for helping me and Eggy migrate the almost 1800 chapters that make up the stories on the site.  Also, thanks to the beta testers who have helped us ensure everything was ready for a smooth launch!

I really hope that you find this design much easier to use! Feel free to drop a message to us if you catch something we missed.

Hugz!

AC

November 26, 2016: The Great Migration
Posted by Akeentia

All stories have been migrated to the new site!