June 8, 2024: June 7, 2024: Str8mayb R.I.P. June 2, 2024
Posted by The Story Lover :-)

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I have to inform you that one of our own has left this plane of existence. However, don't be too sad because Str8mayb is going to Heaven to be with his wonderful wife Robyn. They both have left us too soon. How do I know that he is going to heaven? That is an easy question to answer, he is a Presbyterian and according to one of his favourite songs Heaven Is For Presbyterians. Str8mayb passed away Sunday,  June 2, 2024, he had been battling a severe version of Colitis, the same version that had hit him before. However, this time he couldn't recover.  Str8mayb was not only an author but he was an editor as well. Str8mayb like Comicality helped several authors become better writers, he even convinced several skeptical people to write. Str8mayb was also a former Admin of The Fort Family of sites until personal and work issues took away his time. As you maybe could tell Str8mayb had a very warped sense of humour, especially when it came to music. I am not sure whether Darryl The Radio Rancher corrupted him or vice versa. They were both diehard fans of the Frantics, Boot to the Head was another favourite of his. However, the thing that most of us will remember Str8mayb for is that he was the Evilest Author, and I can personally attest that he was evil. He took the slightly used Cliffhanger and elevated it to new heights. In fact, he raised the bar so high that I couldn't beat him with five Cliffhangers in one chapter. He was also a Master of Deception, he would lead you down the Primrose Path and then suddenly you are looking at the edge of a cliff with no way back. He would a lot of times end the chapter there. He was also known for carrying a Cliffhanger for several chapters. I learned a lot about misdirection and cliffhanger from him. Before I forget, Arli J. was one of the authors that Str8mayb convinced to write. While I will miss reading new words from him, what I will miss the most is writing collaborations by voice on Skype. Str8mayb, Darryl, Darryl and I had a lot of fun seeing which character we could cause to have the most trouble or cause the most trouble. Str8may gave me one of the highest compliments an author can give to another author; I had edited a chapter of his and I had added over fifteen hundred words. When Str8mayb got his chapter back he couldn't find the words I added. He told me that he didn't know where his words ended and mine began. He told Darryl the same thing several times as well. Str8may also created a character that had two nicknames the first one was "The Bengay Kid", and the second one was "The Modern Major General," a character from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. I have many amazing memories of a wonderful human being, and he will be sorely missed.

The Story Lover

June 6, 2024: Please help us look out for an extended family member!
Posted by JeffsFort

It would mean so much if you could take a look at our GoFundMe, “Support for Comicality's Mother in a Very Difficult Time”. Comicality's unexpected passing has hit us all very hard but his mother is now being overwhelmed with his final expenses while at the same time dealing with the loss of his income. Please donate or share with others—any help gets her closer to getting her head back above water. Thanks in advance for your kindness and support as we look out for the person who to Comicality was a rock through some very rough times.

Here’s the link: https://gofund.me/372364c6

May 27, 2024: Memorial Day
Posted by Brynmor

Ah, fellow members, though we may hail from all corners of this great globe, let us unite in solemn reverence for a momentous occasion fast approaching. As Memorial Day draws nigh, a sacred day of remembrance cherished in the hearts of our American brethren, let us pause, not merely as a gesture of camaraderie but as a tribute to valor unmatched.

For on this hallowed day, we pay homage to the gallant souls who, through the annals of history, sacrificed their very beings in service of noble causes. They, the guardians of liberty, stood unwavering against the tides of adversity, ensuring that the flame of freedom burned undimmed for generations hence.

Though oceans may separate us, let our spirits be bound by a shared reverence for the sacrifices made. Even as the sun reaches its zenith, let us mark the hour of three, as beseeched by the esteemed Veterans’ associations in the land of stars and stripes. Yet, should the hands of time dictate otherwise, let us, in every corner of the earth, pause for a fleeting moment at our local hour, and in that fleeting instant, honor those who bestowed upon us the gift of liberty.

For in this act of remembrance, we bridge the chasm of time and space, weaving a tapestry of gratitude that transcends borders and tongues. Let us not overlook the weight of this solemn duty, for it is upon the shoulders of the fallen that we stand tall, beneficiaries of their unwavering resolve.

So, my dear friends, as we stand on the precipice of Memorial Day, let us heed this call to reverence. Let us, with bowed heads and hearts heavy with gratitude, honor the memory of those who gave their last full measure of devotion. For in their sacrifice, we find the wellspring of our freedoms, and in our remembrance, their legacy endures.

April 29, 2024: Another Wonderful Author and Friend has passed. R.I.P.
Posted by Brynmor

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, Comicality left us to begin his Sun Quest. He helped so many people with kind words and helpful thoughts. I'm currently at a loss for words. I wish I had his gift for words and creating a world for characters as he did. He will truly be missed. 


Thank You, Comicality for being there when we needed you. 

Hopefully our paths will cross again.

Rest In Peace.

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