So I really have nothing to talk about this week in the Weekly Update preamble, so I thought I would throw out a joke and some useless trivia
Why did the chicken cross the playground?
Did you know that giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24 hour period They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time!
Now, onto what happened around these parts this week!
Monday, Renee gave us a great story review from @Puppilull:
I had an idea today
I think we should start a swap your life club here at GA! Why you ask and how? Well, we all live in a area that seems to be effected by the weather right now around the world, so what if you could trade lives with another member that wants your weather for a bit. So @Slytherin for example says she is too cold in the wild north of Scandinavia and @Daddydavek says he is burning up in the Mid West of the US. Well, those two will swap places for a week or two But this mea
So no surprise this week. Hopefully you all have been keeping up to date with Shark Week
I have a lot of respect for all the parents out there, I just got back from 5 days of camping in the Rockies with my 3 nephews under the age of 12 with no power or internet or even cell phone coverage Well now that I'm sure that some of you are digesting that horror of that last statement, shall we see what has happened while I was out playing with bears, mountain lions, and cougars (and 3 kids).
Well to follow up with another update, I'm still here
So let's make it short and sweet this week, and maybe there will be a surprise next week
Monday, Renee brought us a great Featured Story which was reviewed by @Parker Owens
Then on Tuesday, we had a bit of a celebration going on here at GA, when Graeme introduced our newest Promising Author:
Finally Friday, had Wayne bring us another couple of prompts from his prompt cupboard
2019 Fall A
I have an announcement to make, I'm out of here!!
Well now that the cheering and clapping has died down, I'll just say it is a temporary reprieve from Steve . I'm on 2 weeks summer holidays and may or may not be around too much.
So shall we look back on the week that we have had here at the GA Blog?
On Monday, Cia danced in to give us this month's Classic Author Feature:
On Wednesday she sashayed back in to give us the Classic Author Excerpt:
Finally on Friday
So I was down at the Stampede tonight to about 12:30 am and I met this nice couple from Australia. I asked if they knew @Graeme, but surprisingly they did not They decided to come over here for their winter and our summer When I asked them where they were from, they said Wagga Wagga, NSW . I thought to myself, self, why does Australia have such funny names? Then I thought it my be Aboriginal names, and who am it to judge? Here in the Great White North, we have Moosejaw, and here's a tongue t
There is a lot to be said about being regular. Especially when you reach the age of 50, being regular is just more comfortable way of life
So what the heck am i talking about ? Well this week here at the GA Blog, we had a regular week M-W-F posting of the ole standbys. I am not saying that a variety of new items and mixing things up is a bad thing, far from it. Change is the necessity of life. So it is always nice to be regular again
On Monday, Cia presented us with a new CSR Featu
I've had enough rain in the past week to float an ark, or at least consider to build one So If did build my ark, who should I bring two of? Who would you bring on it if you could choose anyone? After all this is an open invitation to all of you, plus one, to come on the GA cruise of a lifetime
Enough of this silliness Steve, get onto the wrap up 😠
Oh, you are so not invited onto my ark!!!
On Monday, Cia had a really engaging set of questions and audience pa
Belated Winter Solstice for our friends down south and a Happy Summer Solstice for those of us in the North Except it is like the whole world is mixed up, we had snow an hour west of the city here, and so did multiple places across the states too! Some up to 2 feet, or 61cm
Well no matter if it is snowing, raining, or sunny, you can always count on GA to be here with a ton of new reading and happenings going on.
On Monday Cia brought us the Classic Author Feature of the Month who is
Well this turned out to be a very interesting week here at the GA News Blog. It wasn't planned this way, but it just worked out that 3 of the 4 entries were like the 4 of the planets lining up with the sun. In this case, the sun is Tim aka @Mikiesboy
Monday, Renee shared with us a great review written up by @Cole Matthews:
Then, this is where things started to fall in place! Tuesday, Graeme announced our newest Signature Author, @Mikiesboy:
Jump ahead a couple of days, and Renee
We are now a week into the month of June, and a lot of places around the world celebrate Pride in June. How about your neck of the woods? My city actually does Pride the first weekend of September, but I don't know why . I've heard some chatter around the site about good, and unfortunately some bad, already happening. Tell us all about the good!
Did it seem like a short week in the blogs? That's because there were no anthologies posted this week due to Renee ending up hospitalized Thursday
Another week under our belts this year! Only 206 days until Christmas 🎅🤶
Let's jump right into what happened at the GA Blog this week.
Monday, The CSR Discussion Day was kicked off by Cia. This one had some great answers by @comicfan
Then, in our shortened week lineup, on Thursday was the second round of the Spring Anthology with 4 more new stories to enjoy!
Finally yesterday, after a much deserved break, @Comicality was back with another great GA Article.
Well I'm back A big thank you to Renee for stepping in last week whilst I was enjoying the Victoria Day Long Weekend. I know our American cousins are enjoying their Memorial Day Long Weekend this weekend. And correct me if I'm wrong, it is U.K. Spring Bank Holiday. So a lot of people enjoying either a short week last week or this week
Before I forget, our list of Reader Recommended stories are nearly done. If you have read a story recently, in the past, or in the midst and it is finished,
Wow. It's been a while since I've done one of these, but Steve is away for the weekend and asked if I could take care of it. Of course! Between not feeling the greatest the last couple of days and not having done it in a while, let's hope I remember how! So, let's take a look at what we had this week.
And don't forget to check out Myr's post about the recent update!
2019 Fall Anthology: Fall From Grace - Due November 15th
2019 Fall Ant
What up buttercup?
Strange thing to say, but 3 different people said that to me this past week, and after all, this is the weekly update So make sure you try saying that phrase to someone this week and see what kind of reaction you get
So what's up with Gay Author News this week?
On Monday, Cia brought us a new CSR feature for the Merry Merry Month of May ♪♪:
Wednesday we has a reveal of the last Author Guess Who. Whooo are you, who who who who ♪♪:
Friday, Wayne dro
So what is going on in your neck of the woods? I guess I get to say 'May the fourth be with you', as technically in my time zone, the west coast of N.A and S.A and Hawaii, it is still Saturday With the first of May past us, I just wonder when spring will start here Snow, snow go away and to down to Australia today
Oh, before I forget Everyone should take note of the upcoming deadline to get their Anthologies in. 10 days and counting!!
And one more thing, lol, if anyone has finishe
It is a sad weekend for me . My beloved Flames went down into a burning ring of fire 🔥. Both BHopper and me are both crying in our beers 🍻 notice the plural.
If you are of the Christian faith, Happy Easter Sunday.
If you are of the Hebrew faith, Happy Passover.
I'm sure I'm missing some others, so make sure you comment below on what I did miss
Looking back at the GA Weekly Blog this week, it all started off on Monday with Cia bringing us a New Classic Author Feature:
I'm shocked I'm surprised I'm flabbergasted And you all should be too! When I found this out yesterday I was left with my mouth agape . Just when you thought you knew a guy, you find out how little you know! And then, to top it all off, he chooses to use deceit and misguidance to throw everyone further off the track. It has been pointed out that he didn't lie, but to me he might have just well have . I'm not willing to turn my back on him and I think no one else should either .
Yep, it's been a while since I actually posted one of these. So here is the round 5 answers. We only had a few answers that I could find in my inbox, so thank you to everyone who sent in answers.
Authors: What first got you into writing? What was your first story about?
@Timothy M. Reading about how writing erotica online was becoming a trend (years ago). After reading some of the stories on a Danish site I thought "I can write a better story then this." Also, if you contribute
So Spring is here! Sports is underway for starting their seasons or finishing them off. As I know a few follow sports and others probably come here to ignore them , I shall not say no more LOL.
Monday, Cia introduced us to an all new CSR Feature for the month:
Tuesday, although not really a Tech Tuesday post, Myr did share with us an update on the editor and spacing:
Then on the first Wednesday of April, Carlos returned with an all new GA reader favourite of Ask An Autho
So just in case you missed it GA underwent a Software upgrade on Saturday. So far I haven't noticed any differences but I'm sure that is a good thing . In case you did miss the announcements, Myr did put everything in a nice, neat, little blog:
Now let's look at the rest of the GA Blog for the week!
Monday, Cia lead us on the CSR Discussion Day:
Wednesday, was another addition of Guess Who? I have to admit, this one has stumped a lot of people
Well now that it is officially the end of winter on the Northern Hemisphere, let's not wish that winter on anyone in the Southern I think it was rough on our European, Asian and North American friends.
Just a reminder, I am still looking for completed stories or series for the weekly blog. If you have a favourite, or two, or more, make sure you send me a PM @wildone I have one left, so send me some...please
Cia started the week off with our introduction to a new Classi
So, don't tell anyone but I think Renee missed her hour of sleep this week . This makes less work for me, and gives me something to tease her about . I do have to admit that I don't have a lil' one under that age of 1 that I'm tending to day in and day out, so I guess I shall forgive her Why don't we all share our love .
On a more sad note, we have members in New Zealand that we should share our love with too .
Monday, Renee introduced us to another featured story
Lucky I'm doing this tonight before I go to bed, as tomorrow, don't come looking to borrow a cup of sugar (do people actually do that?) as I might bite your head off . Yes, last night was this biannual silly thing called Daylight Savings Time. If you don't have this annoying time shift in your neck of the woods, it resets our clocks an hour ahead or behind to accommodate for longer days for the summer and shorter days for the winter and energy consumption. Unfortunately Saturday night was the ki