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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 10, 2019: I should make a joke about bankruptcy....
Posted by Boudreaux

I won't go there, even though it is tempting when I am posting Chapter 11 of one story and Chapter 13 of another.  Before I give in to that temptation, though, I will just say that Expanding Horizons and Finding My Way Home Book 3 have both been updated.  Hope you enjoy them. 


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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September 24, 2019: Great News!!!
Posted by JeffsFort

I just got an awesome email from an author I have really enjoyed for quite some time. He is hosted on a couple of our other family sites and has just given us permission to cohost his work right here on our site!!! I know, right? :D

For those of you who haven't read his work before, take a look at the works of Paul Schroder and please, let him know what you think! I'll be busy re-reading myself! Hehehe!

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