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January 13, 2018: A Quick Update
Posted by JeffsFort

I just put up a small update and realized that Boudreaux had posted "Twists Of Time - Chapter 6" but didn't make noise in the news about it. (Those are the rules, you post stuff, you make noise. I believe it's on page 27 of the of "The Obnoxious Author's Guide to posting stuff"... (or something like that.)

For those of you who knew I was working on it, the "Afterword" for "Sentenced to Life" just went live and the story has finally been marked as completed. This post gives a little backstory and explains some of the decisions that were made along the way. I hope it answers some of the questions a few of you had :)

 *HUGZ*
JeffsFort@gmail.com

January 7, 2018: Something Old for the New year!
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi everyone!

Well, 2018 is well underway and I felt it was time to post something new on the site for you all. In doing so, I chose to revive an old project and now that I have some free time again, get back to work on it. There is a full explanation posted with the story but in short, back in 2006, I was involved in a project that I wanted to see be successful but, also wanted to keep separate from the work I was doing at the time. I decided to jump feet first into the construction of the original "Comicality's: Gone From Daylight: BloodBank" by designing the site and acting as it's archivist; under the pseudonym "Uriel", a vampire who ended out in the "GFD" neighborhood who is showing respect to Comicality (The Vampire) and the street gang who look up to him as an elder.  In doing so, I started a story based within the Chicago area "GFD" was based within that same realm but, never finished it. I hope to submit further work on the story to the new "GFD BloodBank" as the "Recovered Works of Uriel" and finally give the story a well-deserved conclusion. The three existing chapters are now live on this site, hope you enjoy them.

*HUGZ*
JeffsFort@gmail.com

January 1, 2018: Saying goodbye...
Posted by JeffsFort

It is now the end of the year and as good as 2017 has been to our sites, it is now time to say goodbye. What a better way to do so with a chapter of a CSU story that will finally allow us to also say goodbye to quite a few loose ends (as the subtitle suggests).

With the help of one of the best editing teams cookies can buy, "Sentenced to Life: Chapter 18 - Loose Ends" is now live on the sites and is just in time to claim the "Final CSU Posting of the Year 2017"! So if you were planning to watch the ball drop on TV or go to a local event or even go to bed early to ring in the new year, change your plans now and start reading (no, I'm not serious, unless you want to start reading now. Who am I to stop you?). 

So, from all of us at the Fort Family of Sites, Happy New Year! Let's make it one of the best ever!
*HUGZ*
JeffsFort@gmail.com

December 25, 2017: Twas the night before...insanity!
Posted by JeffsFort

It is Christmas Eve and we have had a busy couple of days. There are three major announcements and I'm late on the first two. (In my defense, "The Story Lover" worked me like a dog last night and I forgot to pay some attention to my newly updated  website!)

First: Thanks to Akeentia, the creator of the Content Management System for all of the Fort Family Sites, Our site received a major version upgrade last night. You will notice some subtle changes in the appearance of some pages and buttons, etc... Where you won't see the major changes is in the management part of the software that makes it possible for us to do the work that we are doing. The Fort, as well as all the Fort Family Story Sites, have become so much more intuitive and make our jobs as webmasters and authors so much easier that we will actually look forward to posting. That means content will be less of a chore to post and as a bonus, you all get chapters faster! Say it with me: Yay Akeentia!!! (You didn't say it, did you? Yeah, I mean you... Geez!)

Second: The reason we got the upgrades last night was that "The Story Lover" was in the process of bringing our events site back to life. As we were already slated to receive upgrades, to make the new site compatible with the rest of the family, we needed to be running the same version. So, Akeentia upgraded "ALL" of our sites so we could launch the new site at http://events.csuproductions.com which is now doing business as F.R.E.D. (Fort Readers Event District) and will even be run by "Fred DeElve" who is a character that has been on our forum for quite some time. Which leads me to...

Third: This is a two-parter actually. A very long time ago, I came up with this half-baked idea to do a round robin story that would break the rules. A story that we would take turns authoring and have lots of fun with. Well, "The Most Amazing Story Ever Written" as we had named it, became homeless after the site got upgraded originally. This meant that it needed the event site that didn't exist yet... you get it. Well, not only is it live on F.R.E.D. but, because we upgraded, it is now available on our site again! Tonight, a new chapter got written by some familiar names that generally don't write stories too. Sean Short of "Memories" and Danny Page of "Sentenced to Life" got to try their hand at writing a chapter. I think I'm going to leave you with this thought. Two characters from two stories posting a chapter of an event-driven work. Oh, no literary rules were broken there... No way!

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!
*HUGZ*
JeffsFort@gmail.com

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