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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

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




August 7, 2018: Broken Links From True's Fandom
Posted by The Story Lover


Dear Readers,

Due to a database crash, True's Fandom is down for repairs, due to that fact some stories that are linked from that site will show as blank chapters We will let you know as soon as the site has been repaired and is fully functional. 

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we have taken steps to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

Take care,





July 24, 2018: Midsomer Short Story Event
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Our latest Short Story Event is called A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object.

The rules are the usual Minimum 500 Words, Maximum 15,000 Words. 

End Submission Date August 23, 2018.

Posting Date August 29, 2018, for the Labour Day Weekend for the Yanks.

All submissions should be sent to elfmail at with A Day In The Life Of An Inanimate Object as the subject. Substitute the @ sign for at and remove the spaces.

Happy writing,








July 11, 2018: Update
Posted by Lindon Weztser

Hey everyone!

First and foremost!! Thank you for waiting so patiently for the release of 21! However, I'm still away on a break but slowly starting to get back into writing... which means I will not be on a regular update schedule yet. Ch.21 is now availble to read, and it is a long chapter!
Hope you all enoy it, and thank you so much for the support! I always enjoy hearing from you!
Lindon Weztser

July 8, 2018: Message from our favorite Cajun
Posted by AC

I received this message from Beaudreaux and I thought it best to pass it on before you read the new chapter of Dear Diary:


Yes, Dear Diary has been updated. This is a humdinger of a chapter though, so be forewarned. There are lines of dialogue from all of the wildest, craziest characters in my division. I'm not sure if our esteemed Clan Archivist (aka my editor) will recover. He seemed to indicate in the negative when he sent the chapter back to me for posting, so in case I need a new editor the position now requires a prescription for valium. If I don't need a new editor, he may need donations to help pay for his valium. Anyway, you have been warned. Read at your own risk.

End Quote

All I'll say is that any donations to help TSL recover will be sent his way!

Enjoy the new chapter!


July 5, 2018: One door closes ....
Posted by AC

Hey all!

Just a small update; besides the events announcement below, there are a couple of other things happening today!

First is that the Fort Family Community ( ) is officially live.

Also, Timmy's Treehouse has been overhauled, ( ), check it out!

As those who have been following our two forums know, there have been some major issues due to not being able to update the software. To resolve this, we decided to take the main forum and make it the central hub of all of the Fort Family Sites that are able to be linked into it. As such, all posting announcements and news posts from the sites that are able, as well as posts of news made there directly, are available in one central location. Thanks to Akeentia for the awesome job!

On the Treehouse side, the software was in really bad shape. What we finally decided to do is dedicate the Treehouse to the most unique feature of the Fort Family - interacting with the characters of stories. Any author who wishes to participate can register themselves and whatever characters they want, and it is an open forum for authors, readers, and characters to interact with each other. We have fun doing it, and it sometimes gives us ideas!

Happy 4th!



July 4, 2018: The Summer Short Story Event Submissions Are Here!
Posted by The Story Lover

Dear Readers,

Happy Fourth of July to the Yanks.

In the Summer Short Story Parody Event, we have Major Family Parody by The Story Lover, and Sir Garret and Lincoln by True Fan.

For the Summer Short Story Fill In The Blank Event, we have TSL's Fill In The Blank by The Story Lover,  Brynmor - Fill In The Blanks by Brynmor, and Fill In The Blanks Family Secret by Art West.

Don't Forget to let the authors know what you think of their hard work.

Happy reading,








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