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Weekly Wrap Up (May 2nd-May 8th)



view of wooden rollercoaster from the sideSurprise!

No, we didn't go back in time, and it's not an April Fool's week joke. ;) But I am bringing you this week's Wrap Up, so buckle your seat belts... it may be a bumpy ride! It's been a while since I did a Wrap Up, so I hope I don't forget anything.  What's the bumpiest ride or scariest ride you've ever been on? For me, it was an old wooden rollercoaster. I thought my brains would rattle out! 🥴Oh, and FYI it's the final few weeks before the anthology submission. 🕚 Get that writing done, fast and furious, so your story is ready! 




Monday started off with the feature of another staff member's writing work, @Graeme Read this short story and revisit the Discussion blog on Monday, May 🗓️!

Wednesday saw my Carthera trilogy featured in Ask An Author. 😊 Thank you to my questioner, readers, commenters, and @astone2292 for doing this fun blog for GA readers to enjoy!

This Friday @comicfan brought us 2 more prompts. Which prompt will you choose? First Line or a Magic Kingdom....

How did our authors and readers do this week? SO close on a few goals, but we didn't quite meet any. Let's get those goals this week!!

graphic of GA reading goals with percentages of completion

Special Feature! If you recommend a story in May, and share the story title with your reason in this topic, you could win a free month of Premium!


  • 2021 Anthology #1 Top Theme 1 - On The Road - Extended to May 31st, 2021
  • 2021 Anthology #1 Top Theme 2- Forbidden - Extended to May 31st, 2021
  • 2021 Anthology #1 Pot Luck Themes - Extended to May 31st, 2021


Pot Luck Themes

But Wait; There’s More     -     Through a Glass Darkly     -     Of Gods and Monsters     -     It Takes All Kinds     -     Darkness Falls

Boys of the Hills     -     You Wouldn’t Understand     -     On the Beach     -     Great Balls of Fire     -     Laughter, the Best Medicine

Ozark Rumors     -     The Tracks     -     National Park     -     The Warmest Color     -     A Visitation     -     New Moon

Turn Back Time     -     Chiaroscuro     -     Jump Ship     -     King of Eighteen     -     Up!


Ask an Author

  • Ask an Author 3.0 - Submit a story you like and 3 questions you would like to ask the author about. Send them to @astone2292 and @Renee Stevens **Please submit so Aaron can have a  bank of stories and questions**

Blog Opportunities

Premium Updates:

On Fire by Cia *Premium*

Classic Updates:

Crossroads: Tales from the Heartland by Altimexis

Do Over Redux by dkstories

What You Leave Behind by Dabeagle

Signature Updates:

After Practice by Comicality

Ancalagon by Cia

Cadet by Carlos Hazday

Demon Dream by AC Benus

Double Concerto by Parker Owens

Flight of the Dodo by CarlHoliday

Foolproofed by aditus

Gap Year by Mark Arbour

GFD: Sins Of The Father by Comicality

My One True Weakness by Comicality

tim's Bits and Pieces by Mikiesboy

Don't forget.... Read, Write, and REVIEW!!! (and Recommend with a share to the forum topic!) 

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"The Voyage" at Holiday World. My best friend had just cracked my fear of roller coasters, so I went on the newest one the park had built. It was all fun and games until the coaster started it's MASSIVE descent, and my teenage body started slipping through the safety bar atop my lap. I gripped onto that bar with my arms, clinging to dear life with shut eyelids until the ride ended. I haven't been on a coaster in nearly fifteen years. 

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It was a ride at Six Flags, I think.  Me and my sister's friend were the only ones brave enough (i.e. stupid enough) to try it.  We got strapped into a harness, hauled up to a crazy height between two towers, then dropped down and swung back and forth.  Oh, and it was a night, so it was done in mostly darkness.

(Would totally do it again).   

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Mine was on a Light Observation Helo in Vietnam.  The pilot was practicing flying nap of the earth after he picked me up in the bush so I could catch my flight home going on leave for my first wedding anniversary in January 1972.....and no I didn't barf!

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I love roller-coaster, but I did go horseback riding once. I was eight. The saddle wasn't fastened all the way and my foot got caught in the stirrup. My eight year old memory remembers riding completely sideways on the horse for 10 miles, though it was probably only a minute or so. Maybe seconds. Regardless, I thought I was going to die.

Contrary to the popular saying, I did not get right back on the horse.

Or any of the times I road in a car in Paris. 

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