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September 18, 2023: The Cajun at it again....
Posted by Boudreaux

The newest chapter of Lagniappe has been added.  I would have posted it with the previous update, but I forgot that I had sent this chapter to TSL for editing, and I made changes, so he had to look this one over twice, poor man.  Life changing events in this chapter for everyone in the story, so may the reader beware.  Some of the changes are not wholly pleasant ones.  Read on and....

Laissez les bon temps roullez!


The Story Lover's Home
September 18, 2023: Welcome to our Newest Author Watz!
Posted by The Story Lover

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Dear Readers,

Please give our newest Author Watz and his story The Draycott Boy a warm welcome.

Don't forget to let him know your thoughts on his story.

I would be remiss if I didn't thank Jules Porter for steering Watz our way! Thanks, Jules!!

Happy Reading,


Shack OutBack
September 17, 2023: Imagine Magazine #100
Posted by Comicality

Happy weekend, folks...

I just wanted to let you guys know that the very special 100th issue of the Shack's very own Imagine Magazine has been released, and I needed to let you know just how much it means to me and to everyone involved in the strenuous task of being able to pull this off, month after month, to make it successful enough for you guys to continuously cheer us on and give us so much love and support along the way. None of this could have ever been possible if it weren't for the people working so hard to pull off miracles behind the scenes, and they deserve all of the applause for making this online spectacle a reality. And thanks to all of you who participate by answering the Imagine Question, hitting those 'Up Vote' buttons, and sending in stories of your own to share with everyone else. Hopefully getting you some new fans in the process. You're amazing, and we love you! So drop in and check it out whenever you get a chance, k?


And be sure to stop in for issue #101 in October, as our Halloween issue takes its first step forward towards our next major milestone! sure to check out "Adam's Back Cover" for a bit of an extra thrill, and a big welcome to Night Auditor for sending in his story, "Off The Wall Holidays - September"! ((Hugz))

Also, "Lost In Question 8" has been posted! So if you're enjoying the series so far, and it seems like you are...check it out! And let me know your thoughts. Cool? This one is Premium only, so grab your VIP passes, folks!


As always, I am soooo thankful for the donation to the for helping me out! It helps more than you'll ever know! Thank you, and there will be more to come soon, k?'m going to let you guys get on with it. I'm just going to take a few days away from things. NOT long...just a day or two. Ok? I'm sort of putting my health at risk, but I'm getting back on my feet. So, it's just a little bit of rest...and then I'll be back up at 100 again. Promise.

So take care, you guys. I love you. And stay beautiful. ((Hugz))


"Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us." - Maya Angelou

September 16, 2023: Ok so it's been a while, but.... New Chapters from the Cajun!
Posted by Boudreaux

There is a new chapter of Gifts with some family bonding going on, and there is a new chapter of Dear Diary.  The DD chapter gives you a description not only of the layout of the Intel Field Services division, but detailed descriptions of their houses as well.  Be prepared to learn a bit about American architecture from a non-American source.  Enjoy and...

Laissez les bon temps roullez!


September 16, 2023: Another off for New Adventures
Posted by JeffsFort

I've been on the fence about this for a little while. Not so much what to post about this as I was considering "if" to post this. Why?

Back in 2004, we had been contacted by a concerned author/reader regarding a free forum we were using that was laced with ads and crap to gather and talk to a small handful of fairly well-known authors of the time. The "community" was considered back then, some form of author support. LOL! That concerned author/reader purchased a parent domain and the software to build an internally supported forum to move the conversation to and gifted it to us. You see the name August Christopher come up for us, this is why. That was the official birth of what we now know as the Fort Family. We all came from small beginnings, the oldest of us were developed in a relatively young internet and needed to change with the times. Our forum is gone now but because of the interconnectivity of the modern internet, the forum became obsolete. So now we focus on hosting the sites that keep online authors' work available to the world. Are we alone in this task, heck no.

On September 9, Dude (IRL - Vale Mike Wengert) founder of the online community "AwesomeDude" that is as old as we are, passed away from a massive heart attack at the age of 79 years old. Just shy of his 80th birthday :(

All of our communities face issues that unless managed could knock us off the internet. This is why there are so few of the "Old Guard" (as ACFan put it to me earlier) left out there. The death of the founding member is bad, when that founding member was also the person managing all the bills and accounts, it is more than a speed bump, it's a mountain to overcome. When August Christopher passed, we were in danger of losing all that had been built so, we have seen that mountain, and feel for the AwesomeDude community.

If you have time, please reach out to them and offer them some positive energy and support. Not only are they facing a difficult battle but they are mourning the loss of a close friend. That mourning has to take a back seat when dealing with trying to save their creation and I can say from experience, that part sucks! Our community was only a year old when we dealt with this loss and fought to get our hands on the wheel of what felt like an out-of-control bus. Their community was established almost 20 years ago, around the same time our community became something we could also call a community. So it is more the size of a freight train compared to the bus we needed to learn how to drive.

Even though over the years all these "competing" communities had fences between themselves and others of its kind, I've always considered us in competition with no one. Just another group or gathering supporting independent authors and offering a hand to get them exposure. That's all any of these sites ever offered. Dude was one of those people who felt the same way, and his absence will be felt by us all.

RIP Dude and best wishes to the community you created and those within.

True's Fandom
September 13, 2023: September 13th Updates
Posted by D Barber

It’s time for updates once again. To start things off we have a good bit of updates from the Voyagers Authors starting with a Space Fleet Database, Prologue, and Ch 1-3 of Voyagers: SS Robert Heinlein. Also, from the Voyagers Authors we have a Duty Roster ~ Other Ships, and Chapters 1-4 of Voyagers: SS Pegasus. DouglasDD brings us Ch 26-29 of Mayfield Magic and Ch 24-26 of Emerald City Boys. We also have a Societal Commentary from The Story Lover titled Are Fictional Characters Real? Part Two. Finishing up the updates, we have Ch 76-83 of Book 6 of Three Finger Cove by Chowhound as well as a Preface to a story by Jules Porter called Edrich of Haluken. That’s all for now, check back soon for more updates.

Shack OutBack
September 13, 2023: Left Without Words 29
Posted by Comicality

Good morning, everybody! :)

I've got a little something for you to read when you come home from church or whatever! ::Giggles::

A new chapter of "Left Without Words" has just been posted! And Deme and Shane are still enjoying their very first time being alone! What will happen? Read and find out! What am I, the weatherman? You've gotta experience the storm on your own! Hehehe! Check it out, and be sure to hit the like button or leave a comment to let me know what you think! K? I get a rush from knowing that some of you like my writing! Thank you for that! :)

More ebooks are coming out soon as I finish up the final edits and get those pesky kinks in the system worked out! So look for those this coming weekend, k? (

And that's it for now! I'm throwing down the smoke bomb and disappearing like Batman! ::Poof:: Hehehe! I'm going to try to have another email marathon on Wednesday to get back in touch with you guys and answer your questions! Love you lots! And I'll seezya soon!


"It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge." - Voltaire

Shack OutBack
September 9, 2023: Lost In Question 7
Posted by Comicality

A Lovely and heartfelt happy weekend to all of you today! :) Did you guys have a good Labor Day week? Those who celebrate Labor Day, that is! I definitely did! And it took a few days to get rid of my younger cousins afterward! LOL! But they're kids, so it's always fun and full of laughs when they're here!

Anyway, we're gearing up for our big 100th issue of Imagine Magazine to take place next weekend! After all this time, despite all the hard work that everybody puts into it every single's still FUN!!! And, what can I say? I'm proud of the accomplishment! A feat I never could have pulled off without your love and support! So I'll see you guys on the 15th! And let's keep it going! (

Today is Saturday, which means that the newest chapter of my Premium story, "Lost In Question" is now up and ready for you to read! Thanks so much for the comments and likes on every chapter so far! It makes me smile to know that you're enjoying it so far! Only a few chapters left to go, so don't miss out! Grab your GayAuthors Premium subscription today!


I got some more ebook sales this month already, as well a donation or two to the account! Thank you sooooo very much, you guys! I love you for the support, and for the help you've given me to keep going strong! The more you give me, the more I try to pay it back fourfold! So more is coming! Believe me! ::Giggles:: We're gonna have some fun! So stay tuned!!!

That's it for now! But I'll be talking to you sooner than later! K? Love you lots! And thanks for being my online family! MWAH!!! Seezya!


"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." - Oscar Wilde

AC's Corner Cafe
September 9, 2023: Fantastical Fuzzy Follies Found Featured on the Cafe! Brotherhood of Love 13 LIVE!
Posted by AC

Just as you thought the insanity couldn't get any crazier, the Morale Rimmers hit the Hyperspace button! Due to Clan Wagner AND the PRD Command Team holding various weapons to the heads of myself and The Eggman, Chapter 13 of Brotherhood of Love has been completed in record time! (Valium sold seperately, batteries not included.)

This chapter continues the visit of Clan Wagner to the Pacific Rim Division, and quite honestly, it surprised even the two of us writing it! You'll see quite a few CSU core characters wandering around, and some interesting surprises are in store.

We hope you enjoy the chapter; it is highly recommended that you have something nearby to wipe snacks and/or drinks off of your screen if you risk them while reading.



Shack OutBack
September 6, 2023: Lost In Question 6
Posted by Comicality

I'm keeping this short so I can get a little bit of sleep! Hehehe...sorry, but I'm severely exhausted right now. I need to recharge a little bit before I get back to my Comsie work. :P

Anyway, just letting you guys know that the newest chapter of the Premium story, "Lost In Question" is now up if you want to jump in and give it a read! This means we're halfway through the series now! So keep up to date with everything, and be sure to leave a comment behind to let me know what you think! Cool?

That's all! That's it! You don't have to listen to my babbling tonight! Hehehe! Have fun! And I'll seezya soon with more! Cool?


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." - John Lubbock

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