January 22, 2023: -toy soldiers
Posted by MultiMapper
"What do you think we should be afraid of right now?"
"I don't know what you have to be afraid of, but if I were going to guess, I'd say that you should be afraid of losing your nerve. It's something that's real, that could happen, and that you have complete control over. When it's something like that, you have to own it."
"Yeah. It took a lot of courage for me to say that I'd help run cargo for the Federation fleet on the front line. It's probably the bravest thing that I've ever done. Even if I never do another brave thing in my entire life, I can always look back on this and say 'I did that'."
"Just think about how many people go through their entire lives without ever feeling that even once. You've already outdone each and every one of them. You've proven that you can be brave."
"What about you Vincent? I know that your situation is a lot different from mine. What are you afraid of?"
"Not doing enough."
UA7 - Chapter 57, has been posted in the Universe Alpha 7 section for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! MM
October 18, 2022: Fort Family Sites under attack?
Posted by JeffsFort
As some of you may have noticed, we have been experiencing intermittent outages with a small handful of our story siites as recently as earlier today. These outages are a result of a service that we utilize being hacked, which is affecting some functionality of the sites and triggering malware scanners within our service. It is being addressed but as with any attack of this nature, we can't offer a timeframe of when we are "in the clear" as we are simply reacting when trouble pops up as software needs to be developed to address this new issue moving forward.
For now, be sure you keep copies of everything that is newly posted on your site as an attack could force a site to restore from a recent backup, which 'could' reverse the addition of new material. Site owners, you will be contacted if this action is performed on your site. Get in touch with one of us if you have any questions or concerns.
Together we built The Fort Family and together we defend it!
October 16, 2022: FPR Case Files, Book 3, Chapter 11
Posted by MultiMapper
"What is it?" Hunter asked anxiously.
Alana glanced around the room to assess the prevailing mood, then cautiously said, "It wasn't the words so much as it was the underlying intent. On the surface, the voice sounded like a lonely child wanting a companion to play with, but the intonation is off. There's a nuance behind the words that's much older... much darker."
"So you think that this is the spirit of an adult pretending to be a child?" Kerry asked cautiously.
"Possibly. But it could also be an inhuman, a demon, either pretending to be a child or maybe even using an actual child spirit as something like a puppet." Alana said thoughtfully.
"Like bait." Kerry said darkly.
Case Files, Case# 20160127A, Chapter 11, has been posted in the 'Fiction' section for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! MM
August 21, 2022: Shadeside pt 6 >>> 27
Posted by MultiMapper
"I've got everything I need for now. I'll be in my office for a while, if you need me for anything."
"I think I'll stay down here with Beau for now. If you run into the boys upstairs, tell Duran to go ahead and make waffles for him and Lane whenever they're ready. Everything's set out for them." Dodger said gently.
"Duran, but not Lane?" Rafe asked to confirm his understanding of the instructions.
"Yes. I'm convinced that Lane could burn the house down making a bowl of cereal."
"If I see Duran, I'll be sure to pass on your message." Rafe said warmly.
As Rafe leaned in to give Dodger a kiss, the young werewolf between them decided that he wanted to get in on the action as well.
Before Rafe could back away, both he and Dodger had received sloppy kisses from Beau.
Rafe couldn't resist the urge and gave Beau a firm kiss on the cheek before standing to leave.
"Let me know if you think of anything else we can do to improve his chances... anything." Dodger reiterated firmly.
"I will. I promise." Rafe assured him before walking with purpose back to the stairs.
Shadeside, Part 6: Chapter 27, has been posted in the 'Brynnhollow' story section for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! -MM