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November 29, 2021: Giving Tuesday
Posted by Ronyx

To the readers of The Mustard Jar and the Fort Family Community: Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday. I ask you to  join me in making a generous donation to the Fort Family Community by clicking on the donate link. The authors here provide quality stories for your reading entertainment. This is a small way that you can reward us for our efforts. It takes money to run this site . Help keep us online and ad-free. Thanks- Ronyx.

November 22, 2021: 2021 Christmas Short Story Event
Posted by The Story Lover

Originally Posted by Fred DeElve

Fred De Elf

We are thrilled to announce our Christmas Short Story Event for 2021, and the first Event of 2021.

This year's themes are: Christmas In Outer Space, Christmas On Mars etc., and because Uncle AC begged, Christmas at Dennys® On [Name Your Planet].

The Guidelines are straightforward as usual:

  1. Stories should be between 500 and 15,000 words, give or take a million words.
  2. All Submissions should have the author's initials appended to the end of the Filename.
  3. All submissions are due by Sunday, December 20th at Midnight PST.
  4. This event is open to any reader or author that wants to enter; non-fort Family Authors are more than welcome.
  5. Have Fun Writing!
  6. All submissions should be sent to 2021 Christmas Short Story Event.

And now something special for this year's event Flash Fiction! The Themes are: A Horse for Christmas, An Elf For Christmasetc.

The rules are the same except for the word count, which is a Maximum of 500 Words!

As always, this event is open to all readers and authors. 

Happy Writing,

Fred the Elf PNG

November 1, 2021: Stuff People Do is Complete
Posted by Ronyx

I posted the final chapter of Stuff People Do for those who wait until a story is completed to read it.

October 15, 2021: Song: Six Queer Kids
Posted by Ronyx

I want to share with you a video a reader shared with me in response to my latest story, Stuff People Do. It is titled 'Six Queer Kids.' Mike sings of homeless LGBTQ kids who have been kicked out of their homes because of their sexuality. Listen to the song, read Mike's inspirational introductory words and the lyrics to the song.  Here is the link: Mike Rickard   Thank you, Mike, for sharing this with my readers. 

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