April 1, 2020: Welcome to TROF S'FFEJ!!!
Posted by JeffsFort
From the management team and hosted authors of JeffsFort!
March 28, 2020: Come hang out in a safe way!
Posted by JeffsFort
I know most of us are having a tough time dealing with being out of work/school, dealing with social distancing, and the boredom that can creep up on you. I mean, I enjoyed an extra night off as I was able to catch up with site work and some friends in chat like I used to do all the time but... It gets to a point where you just feel like you're supposed to be doing something. Well, something other than avoiding other people, washing and sanitizing your hands almost constantly, and simply being bored and alone. So, as a fun suggestion, meet the Lyon Bros.:
These guys always make me smile with their unique band and the songs they choose. Definitely check them out and "BE" there with them! Remember, 6 feet!
I'd also like to invite you to a Discord chat that has been one of my favorites ever since it was first created on an IRC server back when those were the best way to gather. Just click on the link and it will bring you to the official "Comicality's Shack Outback Discord Chat" and come make some new friends, or just simply not be alone:
Reading is one of my favorite pass-times. Sure, as time has passed, I have found it hard to find the time to read but, with more free time than I know what to do with right now, I've found the time. To take advantage of it, you could do what I have been doing and looking for new works on all of our family sites. I mean we've spent quite a few years meeting and adopting authors from all over the internet. I use our community site to see what is new on all of the Fort Family sites, or I'll go to its link page and pick a site to go through. Sure, there are quite a few authors who are on multiple sites but, there are even more who call only one site their home. Go take a look and see just how big our family really is!
The last thing I can think of to help pass some of this abundance of free time we are finding ourselves with is to try your hand at storytelling. I learned a long time ago that most people who love to read have very good imaginations and have an idea or two brewing that they could build into the next hit on a story site. Why not give it a shot and share your imagination with other people with similar imaginations. It was an author who gave me the incentive to give it a shot and look at what it all turned into from there. If you come up with something you'd like to share, look for our "Posting Guidelines" on most Fort Family sites in the "Features" section in the top menu for help contacting the site owner to possibly give you a home for your work.
In the end, don't let boredom consume you and if you are alone, don't be. Come out to our virtual hangout and find a new favorite story, write my next new favorite story or, just come goof off with us over in Comicality's Discord Chat! Even he has been on waaaaaay more than ever. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember that we can't wait to meet you!
- Jeff - (aka JeffsFort)
March 15, 2020: Welcome to Black Paper!
Posted by JeffsFort
I am so excited tonight. I knew that our sister site https://storylover.us was hosting the author of a story that I have really fallen in love with so, of course, I gave the site owner a hard time about it. Well, where he is inside our family network, we got permission to co-host right here on The Fort! So, I am so thrilled to introduce you all to Black Paper and the work that is now making its way into the Fort Family for the first time. I have been really taken with what he has written and hope you will be as well. Be sure to give him a wave and let him know what you think. A kind word is sometimes the best paycheck an online author could ever hope for :)
March 5, 2020: So.... Updates from the Cajun
Posted by Boudreaux
You won't need to look for your Cajun English translator this time. The new chapters are in Expanding Horizons, and Fantasy Faire. Ok, so there may be some Yiddish in that one, but it isn't Cajun so there. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the updates and there are more on the way.