Did you catch this month's CSR featured story, Self-Portraits, by Richie Tennyson? Have you read the story? It's a quick read, for all that it is more than forty thousand words. Make sure you share your thoughts about the story or Richie's other stories. But first, as always, enjoy my interview with him!
Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
I do the most half-hearted feeble bed-making. I don’t see much point but I know I should at
Did you catch Monday's blog featuring @Andrew Q Gordon short story, Archangel? This is an older anthology feature from the theme "Walk on the Wild Side". What does that have to do with angels? Hmm....
Well, I picked this excerpt because it doesn't show that, but I really wanted to feature some of the smooth flow of Andrew's work and how well he could craft characters and stories that suck in readers from the beginning. He has many popular stories featuring characters who are evolving into t
February is a month people tend to focus on that cute little angel with the diaper and wings, the bow and arrows... but Archangel is not about Cupid, oh no no no. What kind of angels? Well...
Description: Everyone thinks Nick is the 'nicest guy they know.' But is he really as 'angelic' as they think?
This submission is dedicated to Cia - who challenged me to write something for this Anthology. Hopefully it is worthy of she whom it is dedicated to.
It's time to take a look at another Signature author! This month, we're taking a look at @Parker Owens. I'll share a few of their stories, but would love to hear what your favorite story is from Parker! I'll only be sharing complete stories, so if it's a story that you've read, why not go and leave a review on the stories main page!
Parker Owens writes poetry about the natural world mathematics, and heartache. His stories speak of loneliness, longing and love.
Follow him on the bac
Sorry all, I'm running a little behind today, so let's just get right to the review!
Word Count: 34,936
I’m sure many of you know and love Albert Nothlit for his science fiction adventure stories, that bring strange worlds and even stranger creatures alive. I’ve read them and have been on the edge of my seat to find out what will happen to the main characters. You see with Albert, you never really know. Stories can t
Happy February! Do you have some time for Cupid this month? Feeling the love? Or just living through the end of the season and hoping for the change in weather wherever you are? Or maybe you're still focused on those New Year resolutions and working on you... No matter what February means for you, the first Monday of the month means a new CSR feature for readers to enjoy! And this one is another newer story I hope you will enjoy!
by @Richie Tennyson
This month's feature is a popular one, Silverwolf by Wayne Gray! Did you read it? Well, you have the chance to share your love for the story below, or ask extra questions, or beg for a sequel... whatever quirks your fancy. But first, you get to enjoy my interview with Wayne.
Have you ever gone out in public, realized your shirt is on backwards, and just didn’t care?
Backwards, no. Inside out? Yes, and I didn't care.
If you had 30 minutes of free time, what would you do?
Did you catch Monday's blog featuring long-time and uber-popular author, Dom Luka, The Long Way? This story has always been one of the most read on GA, a popular coming of age story that leads readers on a journey of self-discovery along with the main character. Domaholics know just how addictive these stories can be, so it should be no surprise this one was featured for your reading enjoyment.
Now on to the scene I picked! It should be fairly self-evident why...
Want to read
New month, new year, new round of features of stories by GA's Classic Authors from years gone by! So many loved stories from the past are missed by current readers, so we like to feature the great stories by promoted authors so they don't fade into obscurity. Now this month's story... well, it may be one of THE classicest of classic stories on GA, lol, and is still loved by many.
The Long Way
Description: When a secret gets out and things unexpe
So, with the new year, I like to see what features I can add. This year, I decided it would be great to try and feature our Signature authors once a month (when possible). So, to get this feature started, let's take a look at some stories by @Cole Matthews! I'll be picking three stories to share from each of our signature authors, and it would be great if the members would weigh in with what their favorite story is from that month's author! I'll only be sharing complete stories, so if it's a st
It's a new year and will be another great year to take a look at some stories that you might have missed. But, before we start the new reviews, we wanted to take today to take a glance back at all the reviews that were done in 2019! Thank you to @Timothy M. for compiling the list!
January 14th: 2014-2018 Reviews Revisited
February 11th: Holding Back by Thorn Wilde - Puppilull
Review comment: It was probably more fun to see the Deadpool movies after I read Holding Back.
Welcome to 2020! Well, no one wanted to revolutionize the CSR posts, and the author interviews still seem to be popular with blog readers enough to get at least a few comments each month, so I'll keep this going on to Year 8 of monthly suggested reads by yours truly! One of the best parts of this blog is I get to feature new and experienced authors and stories of all different types and styles; the only criteria for the CSR is that the story is 1) complete and 2) between 10,000 to 75,000 ish wor
Wow, the last Monday of 2019! And what a CSR Discussion to end it on with Hypno-trouble. Did you happen to read this laugh-out-loud horror of hypnosis? Not sure if it's horrifically embarrassing or hilariously endearing at the way the couples are acting in the story. What did you think? Before you comment, of course, enjoy this interview with Palantir first!
Chocolate or Vanilla? - Chocolate is ok but I'll put myself in the vanilla camp.
If you were an animal, what would you be? - If
Wow, it's hard to believe that this is the last review of the year. I want to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful review team for all the work you do in providing me with these reviews for the blog. The reviews this year came from @Timothy M. @Puppilull @Cole Matthews @spikey582 @Parker Owens @aditus and @mollyhousemouse. Thank you to each and every one of you, I appreciate what you've done more than I could ever say. I also want to take this moment to remind everyone that, while we have
Did you catch Monday's blog where I featured this month's story by a site Classic Author? Keeping in the mood for family and drama, I couldn't pass up the story Apple of Her Eye by Ronyx. Did you check it out? Have you read it before? What did you think?
This month's excerpt was chosen because I can't help but know just how realistic it is (being the mother of teenagers). The drama and angst, the total horror of a moment that can't be taken back, the feelings of ups and downs... those are
This is it, the final Classic Author feature of 2019. I've picked another story that tugs at the heartstrings for this month, one by a currently posting Classic author, Ronyx. A coming out story, one where the choice isn't always made but taken, and the consequences that one teen faces at home is something many of us can relate to--especially at this time of year. Read on to find out just how it turns out!
Description: Gary gets outed at school by his best friend
Is it Monday? Yep, it is! That means it's time to take a look at another great review. Today's review comes from a long term site member, @mollyhousemouse and is a review of @Mikiesboy's story After the Past. Enjoy!
After The Past
Word Count: 33,386
In the world tim has created, a virus no one remembers, decimated the population. Now, more men than women survive; farming, ranching, the rural lifestyle is the best chance to
Can you believe we're at the last month of 2019 and our final CSR story for the year? I've yet to hear any suggestions from members/readers on what they'd like to see on the first/last Mondays of the month blogs as an alternative... any ideas? In the interim, we have a great story for this month, an oldie but funny from Palantir, Hypno-trouble. Sure, I could have picked a holiday story or something light-hearted, but I totally thought something from the naughty list might be more fun. Enjoy!!
Happy November! Are you ready for Thanksgiving, my US friends? Maybe you can take some time this break week (if you have one) to enjoy this story, if you haven't already. I hope you have, though, and can share your thoughts on Arran's story, Those Cerulean Eyes, after you enjoy this interview!
Do you eat your fruits and vegetables?
Definitely. There isn’t a fruit or vegetable that I don’t like.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
Probably a puma bec
Did you catch Monday's blog featuring Duncan Ryder's short story, Sorry Mom, from the 2010 Anthology "I'd Never Do That"? Maybe you read it before, or maybe it was a new to you story. Or maybe I wasn't able to convince you to read it yet... maybe this excerpt will do the trick!
I picked this part of the story first because I didn't want to give away the whole story and second because I wanted something that shows the poignancy of this story and Duncan's writing. Enjoy!
November is here, and with it a story that many readers enjoyed back in 2010 during the Spring Anthology. With a theme like "I'd Never Do That" and a title of Sorry, Mom the story could have gone anywhere. Well, I'm not going to tell you! I'll feature a reader's thoughts below, but then you'll just have to check out the story yourself to find out.
by Duncan Ryder
Description: When you find your future, you shouldn’t have to give up your past.
Well, you get an extra dose of me this week, since it's a US holiday and I had some time to spare to help out with the blog this morning. Speaking of, thank you to any and every veteran who has ever served to protect the freedom and security of their country! And, without further ado... please enjoy Aditus' review of @comicfan's story, A Vampire to the Rescue!
A Vampire to the Rescue
Word Count: 3,949
Halloween is over, and all
Happy November! Just 2 months left until 2019 comes to a close, and I thought I'd feature a story that just came to a close as well, Those Cerulean Eyes by Arran. Long-time member of the site, this is one of a few stories Arran posted this year. Did you read it? If not, here's your chance before the Discussion day at the end of the month! Also, I'm still looking for ideas on how to feature site stories and authors to change up the first/last Monday of the month blog. The CSR format has been goin
It's the Halloween Hunt Short Story Reveal Day on All Hallow's Eve eve! Which story will scare you the most? The rule was for authors to check their comments, then write a story being chased by their story creation. A criminal cyborg, a vengeful spirit... Who did they get? Read the following and find out. Don't forget to share your appreciation via some likes, comments, and reviews!
So begins the week of Halloween short stories!! We featured several stories this month and welcomed members to decide why they liked them to share with other readers. What drew you in? Title? Description? Type of monster-riffic plot to enjoy? Well... I can't wait to hear it! Share your thoughts and comments below.
Tired of the same old zombie thing? Looking for different? Well drop in to visit with Stephen and family. Nice twist on this well-worn genre. Great job, ti