Did you catch Monday's feature with Jack Scribe's Life's a Grind banner? Why exactly IS there a mask on it? Hmm... answer in the comments if you know! Or share what you thought of the story if you've read it.
I picked this section of the story, a few chapters in, because it gives you a good sense of Jeremy's character. He's pretty smart for a teen, certainly responsible, but wowsers... the curveballs life's bringing his way could be interesting. Well, if you're into that sort of thi
Happy October! Thanksgiving for our Canadian friends, Halloween for just about everyone, or all sorts of festival fun if you're not a follower of the candy trick-or-treats theme. The year is passing by so fast, and we're almost done with 2020 (whew!). I thought the title of this month's feature was apt for how many of us probably feel about this year.... Enjoy!
Description: Jeremy and his group of friends are seniors at a Chicago high school. He juggles a part-time
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I've been doing lots and lots of school work! Ugh! Anyway, to help you start your week off right, take a look at this review that Parker Owens did on Wayne Gray's story "The Answer". Have a great week!
Reviewer: Parker Owens
Word Count: 5,848
Short stories can be riveting and entertaining, but they are often immensely difficult to write. An author must craft a compact, yet compelling, story ar
Happy Halloween month! This is a month for fun of the paranormal type. Magic. Were-creatures. Myths. Fantasy. Ghosts. Or whatever else tickles your ghoulish fancy. I'm going with a story by ObicanDecko for the CSR feature, Fairyfly. This is an older story, so you might not have read it or you might be due for a reread. Enjoy!!
Description: Young Esthor is the best sorcerer in all the kingdom and beyond. When King Norius calls upon him t
Did you read Forces by Invnarcel this month? A little dark, a little twisted, maybe a journey you weren't quite expecting... just right to get us in the mood for Fall! Enjoy my interview with Invnarcel below, then leave your comments on his story or writing!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
If you had 30 minutes of free time, what would you do?
Meditate and connect with myself. It’s relaxing and great.
What brought you to GA?
A love of reading and posting
Did you catch Monday's feature with the banner for Rec's story, Palouse? Check it out if you want to feature it in your signature. So I live in Washington, so I know how special this region of the state is, how scenic it can be... but just how few opportunities there can also be for anyone who is 'different'. Rec's story has all of that and more. I think you'll enjoy this excerpt as well.
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Sometimes you just want to sink into a story, and Rec is an author that lets you do that. His stories always drag you in and don't let you go from beginning to end. Palouse is no different. Have you read it?
Description: Palouse is a coming-to-maturity story of a half-Navajo boy who is a virtuoso at violin. The story traces his rise, fall, and reemergence in the context of a domineering mother. It is a story also of a developing love between the boy and a gay frie
Happy Monday, y'all! I'm running behind and really should be sleeping, so I'll make this quick! Its time for a new review, if you haven't already read this story, check out spikey's review and then go check out the story!
Do You Remember
Word Count: 56,780
Perhaps I’m a bit of a romantic at heart, but sometime I just really need to sit back and enjoy a more lighthearted story, something that has me smiling as I read. Lif
It's a month of changes, and this story was written to make you wonder... are things what they seem? Are are the characters who they seem? I guess you'll have to read Invnarcel's story, Forces, to find out!
Description: Phillip Cleckley is a young journalist investigating a murder at Lochdale college. He begins an unfortunate liaison with the prime suspect, the wealthiest family's son Stanley Milton. Both men are different, but together
Whew, a long month and a long story! At least they went together, right? I hope you enjoyed the Electricity (and welcomed back football!) this month. Now how about my interview with MozLover21? My questions weren't so easy, so make sure you read the thoughtful answers before you comment with your thoughts on the story below!
What’s something personal about you people might be surprised to know?
I love horror movies. They’re my guilty pleasure. But somehow my fondness for this genre alw
It is Monday in most of the world, and what better way to start off the week of blogs than with another great one from the Review Team, this one from Timothy M.
Reviewer: Timothy M.
Word Count: 52,005
Some authors on GA create their own settings, either by mixing magic into our universe or by creating separate worlds. David McLeod does both, although most of his fantasy genre stories takes place in another universe which occasio
Did you catch Monday's blog feature? This month's Classic Author feature is Cameron by Vlista20, and it's a real drama piece. What do you do when life has kicked you down, and kept you down? You have fun! Or pretend you're having fun until you really do. Right?
What does Cameron do?
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August already! I'm keeping that contemporary theme going with another oldie but goodie with Vlista's Cameron. This is one of the... lighter tales, so to speak. Come back on Wednesday to check out an excerpt from the story.
Description: Cameron thinks all he wants are one night stands, and plenty of alcohol. That is until someone comes along who causes him to re-think what he really wants in life.
A Reader Said: A really nice sweet ending after a trou
Welcome to another Monday! Once again, the review team has a new story review to hopefully whet your appetite. If you do read, don't forget to leave a review!
Reviewer: Parker Owens
Word Count: 9,305
Life is hard enough being different. It’s harder still when that difference is accentuated, made stark in bold relief, by the church in which a boy is raised to become a man. Although this story is set in the U.K., it describes a kind of abu
Welcome to August. Wow, I can't believe we've already made it here. Summer in the northern hemisphere is in full bore, but we can see the end in sight. Change is in the air, and what better way celebrate that than with a tale about personal change? And sports! Football!! Yes it's American football, people, but this is the month for it. Plus, don't forget to congratulate MozLover21 on being a member of GA for a year on August 16th!!
Well, did we make it through another month and another story for the CSR? How did you like I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside by Ivor Slipper? Don't forget to share your comments below, but first, I gave a detailed interview that you just can't miss Ivor's replies to!
Do you eat your fruits and vegetables?
I'll eat most of the traditional vegetables, but I don't eat much fruit other than the summer strawberries, raspberries and apricots.
What do you like to do when you’re not wri
Did you catch Monday's blog featuring this month's Classic Author story? You can download a copy of the banner if you want to share your love for Dabeagle's story. Or, if you haven't read it yet, here's an excerpt to catch your attention. What are you waiting for?
I chose this excerpt as a undeniable lure of drama, intrigue, and action. Just what is the relationship between these two? Why are they running? Who are they actually running from? Will they escape?
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This month's feature is a very popular, recent story posted by Dabeagle. A teen coming of age story, this one kept readers enthralled from start to finish--not easy to do with this genre that sees a lot of stories. What made it so popular? Well, check it out!
Description: Ethan has a plan. No dating, nose down and get good grades so he can go to college on a scholarship and get away from his drugged zombie mother, criminal father and what's left of his sibl
Well, its the start of another week! I hope you had a great weekend. Today, we're featuring a review of Songs of the Heart by Jordn87.
Songs of the Heart
Word Count: 27,938
It’s been awhile since I last posted a review in our Featured Story blog, and I actually spent a lot of time debating which story I would review next. Then in June, Jordn87 reposted an updated version of his story Songs of the Heart, and I had my story. This w
Well, we made it halfway through 2020. Kicking and screaming, fighting the world, or maybe just resigned to the reality that is facing us. Honestly, I really liked the title of this story, which is what initially caught my eye. "How true!" I thought. "But can it be that lighthearted of a tale?" Then I wanted to know more. How about you? So while you're facing whatever your reality is, how about escaping into this story instead....
I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
by @Ivor Slipper
Did you read Caz Pedroso's story, Here Kitty, Kitty? What did you think of it? Make sure you share your thoughts below in the comments, but first! Enjoy this interview with questions Caz graciously answered for me so you get the skinny on her!
Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
Not much point making my bed. When my daughter and husband are home, my bed is my office.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A house cat, my f
Another weekend is over and it's time for another review from the review team. This week, Timothy M has taken the chance to review "Yankee" by The Zot.
Reviewer: Timothy M.
Word Count: 80,483
This story sat unfinished on my favorite stories list for years, but in 2019 @TheZot realized the last three chapters were not present on GA and uploaded them. Some readers argue the story still feels incomplete, and I can see their point. It’s definitely
Woot! Wednesday! Excerpt day. I can't wait to share this exciting moment with you, because I think you want to read this story. You need to read this story. Did you catch Monday's blog featuring Chasing the Shadows by KC? Well if that didn't intrigue you, hopefully this will!
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June, June, oh miracle of months! It's June! Halfway through the year and the start of my summer break! I want to celebrate with one of my favorite genres, paranormal! So I picked a vampire story. Oooh! What could be better?!
Description: Shade’s job is simple, catch the outlawed vampire, Garrett McQuinn. Can he still turn the sexy vamp over to the court, even when he starts to doubt that the man committed the crimes he's been charged with? Can Shade ever t
Sorry all, running late, so let's get this review up!
Word Count: 6,284
I read this story because of its title—and because a friend recommended it.
In the beginning we learn about a young man’s abusive childhood and his way of coping with it: every time it gets bad, he sends his mind on a journey. He turns the knob of an imagined red AM radio, and immediately he visits wondrous places all over the world--the streets of