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April 8, 2024: Donation Time
Posted by The Story Lover

Hello Readers,

It's TSL again with hat in hand, yes it is that time of year again when we ask you our loyal readers to help keep our sites up and running. You may well know our sites are run almost entirely on your generous donations! When your donations do not cover all of the cost, the difference comes out of our pockets. We have no ADs on our sites and no Premium Tiers! There is no charge to our authors for hosting their stories nor any charge for you the readers to read them. We would appreciate it if you could find a way to donate any amount to keep our sites AD-free and running. So please check between your couch cushions and under your car seats any amount will be gratefully accepted. No amount is too small. We thank you very much for all of your help over the years.

To sweeten the pot a bit, we are running the following promotion again, simply put, make a $10 USD donation and get a free Joel Book.

Have you considered helping to keep these sites up and running? Are you also a fan of Ted Louis' "Joel" series? Well, Ted has informed us that he found a case of assorted Joel books. Yeah, "actual" in print books! He decided that anyone willing to make a $10 or larger donation within the US to the hosting service paying the bills for the Fort Family Community of sites, he is willing to send you your very own copy of a random book in the series, autographed by Ted Louis himself as a thank you!

To sweeten the pot a bit, we are running the following promotion again, simply put, make a $10 USD donation get a free Joel Book.

Have you considered helping to keep these sites up and running? Are you also a fan of Ted Louis' "Joel" series? Well, Ted has informed us that he found a case of assorted Joel books. Yeah, "actual" in print books! He decided that anyone willing to make a $10 or larger donation within the US to the hosting service paying the bills for the Fort Family Community of sites, he is willing to send you your very own copy of a random book in the series, autographed by Ted Louis himself as a thank you!


What to do:


1. Click on https://dsshosting.net/donations/donation-form/ and click on "Donate Now".


2. Make a qualifying donation of $10 or more.


3,. Email your name and mailing address to joel-offer@fortfamilyforums.com


4. Once the donation has been confirmed, Ted Louis will send a random autographed copy of one of his books to you directly.


(One book per donation. This offer will be withdrawn once the limited number of books has been sent. The early bird gets the worm! Unfortunately, only US residents due to expensive international shipping :( We'll take down the offer as soon as we confirm that no copies remain.)

March 31, 2024: I should be insulted but...
Posted by JeffsFort

Real Email: "Jeff, do you know how long it's been since you posted anything for the public? Do you ever plan to post anything else? It's like you've given up or something."

Response: "Oh, if you only knew... My stories are a very small piece of what I've contributed to our community over the years; and I will get back to it. Seriously. Believe me when I say, if I stopped everything I do in the background for the public, you would notice. That is the way I contribute and have for decades at this point. The couple of decent stories I got out along the way for me are just a bonus."

March 23, 2024: It's Me Again
Posted by Boudreaux

I thought about not making a post, but I wanted to make sure that you all noticed that Lagniappe is now done.  The characters all told me it was quitting time, so this is it.  You get the multiple year wrap up at the end, though, so you know the whole story.  Hope you enjoyed it.

Boudreaux

March 15, 2024: Top o' the morning to you
Posted by Boudreaux

Well, actually I'm not sure about that top of the morning thing.  It's currently 3:30 am for me, so I'm not sure that really counts as the top of anything, but it's close to St. Pat's day, so the greeting stands, or sits, or whatever greetings do.  Anyway, I'm a bit loopy because I haven't slept and I may regret this rambling post later on, but whatever....

So I have just posted the first chapters of two new stories which I hope will bring you all some pleasure as you read them.  I will let you know now that one of them, Hurricane Temple is already complete (I think, but what do I know, I'm just the writer), therefore there will only be a few chapters of it.  It's a short story, but it's long enough page wise to break into chapters, so that's what I did.  I'm only long winded when I'm talking to you in person.   It's a Southern US thing.  It's a curse, really, but I'm rambling again.  Go read Hurricane Temple and Living in a Small Town, and I hope you chuckle where I laughed and feel something where I cried, because I'm a mushy old Cajun geezer when I write.

Goodnight, or good morning, or whatever.  I go sleepies now. 

Boudreaux

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