We missed a weekly update last week as we felt it was best to honour Wayne through the weekend.
We also had a really, Really, REALLY Big Announcement this week
Monday things got back to normal with Cia presenting our Classic Author of the month (psst, you didn't hear it here but Monday is @shadowgod's birthday. He is affectionately known as Steve1):
That meant on Wednesday, Cia was back with the Classic Author Excerpt:
Thursday was that big announc
Welcome to July. Did you miss me? Hopefully, you enjoyed the anthology. Time for some new prompts.
Prompt 890 - Creative
Tag - First Line
You touch a hair on his head and I will break your hand! Do you understand me?
Prompt 891 - Creative
Tag - Stanger
There had been filled with electricity all day. As evening fell, the storm finally arrived with heavy rain, lightening, and thunder. From the darkness he strode out, a large hat that hid his face. Nearly seven foot
Waiting for CT scan results is a bit like being the cat in the box. You aren't sure if it will be good or bad news, if indeed you will be pronounced alive or dead once the result comes through.
Today, I got the news I - kind of - expected. Not for any particular reason except my usual cautious pessimism and the feeling things had gone too well for too long. You can tell by their tone of voice, even before they actually say anything.
The lesions in my liver are spreading and there is a need
Are you dying in the weather where you are? It's well over 100 here, so I'm hiding indoors. What better way to beat the heat than enjoy my interview with Marty and discuss his story, Misunderstood, featured in this month's CSR? I could use some cold, even if it's just reading about it!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
I'm going to assume you are referring to ice cream here. So, if that's the only choice I am being given, I would have to choose vanilla (although raspberry would be my first prefe
This has been a long, weird week. Am i glad it's over? Well that's a loaded question.
Last Monday the process of getting new flooring started. See, the landlady is having tile floors installed. Phil & the boys were shifting furniture around the house each day. It's an enormous mess & stressful for me to be in such a chaotic environment. i have an online class i'm taking & with the mess at home i've had to find other places to do that. Luckily, we have a great coffee shop in town
Wow, it's been a while since I've done one of these, let's see if I remember how! I'm going to get right to it before little fingers come help me (he's supposed to be sleeping, but that doesn't always happen). So let's get right into it!
Before Cia could kick off the Classic Author Week, Myr jumped in on Sunday with a couple of blogs about updates to the site.
Then for Monday and Wednesday, Cia brought us the Classic Author Features!
Going back a day, on Tuesday I (Renee) share
I am churning out a bunch of new story premises and I really don't know which one to pursue. Currently I have 4 stories in review, 3 fan-fictions and 1 Original adventure fantasy story. I can't stop writing or else I will lose my muse and focus, but I am going in several different directions.
Today, I sent my 4th new story, an original story inspired by a pendant I found in my drawers. The pendant was given to me by one of my first boyfriends, luis, he worked at Dunkin Donuts and I enjoyed
Canada Day, July 1st. A National Holiday in Canada, but what is Canada Day? Well, to lots of us it's a day off work.
To me, it is just that normally. But since I'm writing this blog, this year it's been on my mind a bit more.
The Government of Canada website says this: It's the Day Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and achievements. It's been a day of celebration, where many festivities are held across the country, since 186
As the schedule currently sits, we are planning on upgrading the forum software to the newest version in the next couple of weeks depending on how the software patching process for the Stories Archive software goes. As part of that roll out, I'll be changing how we handle new member registration as well as the information available in the profile. One of the more visible changes is that we are going to remove the birthday and Age in Years fields and replace it with the Age Range demographic op
So, has everyone read all the anthologies? If not, here's another chance to check them out!
2021 Spring Anthology Support Team
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It was summer, June 2000, when Greg and Mark first met on Lake Walton. Each summer after that, they would join their families for a summer vacation before parting ways for another year. It was summer, June 2000, Greg and Mark were five years old.
"What are you doing Greg?"
"Nothing, just go back to sleep, sorry."
"If you keep snuggling me, I'm not going to sleep over here anymore."
"Greg...what are you doing?"
"It sure doesn't feel
Whoops! I missed my own GAnniversary last week...
If I can just spout some words, joining this website has been a freakin' blast! I found a creative outlet and it's been a ride. I found a community of wonderful people that treasure the written word as much as I do. I found a place to call home.
I can't stop. This website has ducktaped my foot to the gas pedal, and there are a lot of the community members who had a hand in laying down a strip. I asked to learn to be a better writer and
Did the dramatic image on the banner pique your interest in The Yankee? How pugilisitic... Just who is being violent? The Yankee? Those who titled the character by such a term? Hmm....
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You probably have a crazy and hectic schedule and find it hard to keep up with everything going on. We get it, because we feel it too. Signing up here is a great way to keep in touch and find something relaxing to read when you get a few moments to spare.
I always checked out Wayne's prompts as soon as they were posted, and one in particular, #801, inspired me to write a short story I'd had percolating in my brain for years. That was the beauty of his prompts. The were the push we sometimes needed, whether to write something specific, or just to write. It was, and remains, a great service to authors new and old. I know I will return to them for inspiration from time to time.
Prompt #801 https://gayauthors.org/story/headstall/merry-christm