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Shack OutBack
May 16, 2022: A Quick Wink And A Smile! :)
Posted by Comicality

Howdy, Shackers! And happy Sunday to you all!

I hope that you guys enjoyed Mother's Day weekend last week! I, unfortunately, was sick on that particular day...and I felt really bad for it. But I made it all up to her every chance that I got over the past few days! It was a good time! Hearing my mom laugh out loud just invigorates my spirit sometimes, you know? ((Hugz))

Anyway, just a few things for right now!

The GayAuthors Premium series, "A Fresh Start", came to an end this week! So if you have a Premium account, or want to pick one up...go on over and check it out when you get a chance! From beginning to end! Cool? This one is an exclusive! So don't miss out! And look for the next Premium series to continue soon! Then you'll have another reason to stop by! Seezya there! :P

(https://gayauthors.org/subscriptions/)

Also, huge thanks for everybody who grabbed an ebook from the Comicality Ebook section this month! (https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/) And super smooches for the donations to the paypal.me/Comsie account to help me out personally and keep me going strong! You have no idea how much you guys have kept my head up through hard times! So thanks from the botto of my heart! And I love you all!

I'm working on trying to update my understanding of the Goodreads website, as it has seriously changed a lot, and I can't even get into my old account anymore. They've gone crazy, I swear! But I'm working on it! And, like I said in an earlier announcement...if you guys sign up for your own free account on Goodreads and add some of my ebooks to help me promote...I'll be sending out the first three chapters of my brand new story for a monthly release in Imagine Magazine, "Weight In Gold", as soon as they're finished and you send me the link! Cool? More details to come soon! I'm working on it!

That's it for now! But stick around! I've got more coming your way soon! Take care! :P

 

= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =

 

"Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything's starting to hum Still, it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come
Best is yet to come and babe, won't that be fine?" -Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

Shack OutBack
May 16, 2022: Imagine Magazine #84
Posted by Comicality

Good evening, sweethearts! :)

Just wanted to let you guys know that a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine has just been posted tonight! So check it out whenever you get a chance for new chapters of a bunch of your favorite stories, new articles, and cute boys galore! Don't forget to hit those green 'Up Vote' buttons at the bottom of the screen to let all of our writers know that you appreciate them! K?

(https://imagine-magazine.org/releases/)

This issue is dedicated to our fallen angel, JuJu. It's hard to believe that it's been an entire year already since we lost our friend. Our brother. We miss you, kid. Live on through the heart you gave your stories. And always reember that you were loved while you were here. ((Hugz))

More to come soon. Seezya then, Shackers...

 

= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =

 

"Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create." -Roy T. Bennett

The Story Lover's Home
May 5, 2022: Dead Computer :(
Posted by The Story Lover

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Dear Readers,

I Had been having some serious issues with my Mac Pro for the two weeks preceding last weekend. I thought I had resolved those issues until last Saturday when my Mac Pro decide not boot up.

I had decided to purchase a new Mac Studio on credit, however, it wouldn't be delivered until the end of June :(

Luckily for me The Eggman has a similar Mac Pro that is just gathering dust. We are working on getting that Mac Pro shipped to me. Hopefully in a few weeks I will be back up and running.

I will probably still order a Mac Studio in the future when my credit usage has dropped a bit.

My iPad Pro is still working awesomely, I am using it for Internet Access and e-mail. Regarding e-mails, as usual I am very far behind. I am trying to get caught up. However, that is going to take a while.

Take care,

TSL

 

 

Shack OutBack
May 5, 2022: Dear Webmaster...
Posted by JeffsFort

I have often been disapointed at the speed in which stories are posted on this site. I come here because it is reminiscent of the original Shack Outback site but often find that the newest posts over on Gay Authors aren't posted at the same time on the mirror site. Sometimes up to a week later. Is there a way to improve posting time as I really don't like the white background behind a Gone From Daylight chapter, it's just wrong.

Thank you...

___

Dear Visitor,

Even though I agree that it would be great to post at the same time, often it is impossible. The person responsible for carrying content over to this site is also responsible for many large websites as well as the hosting service they reside on. This includes Shack many shack featured sites and includes The GFD Bloodbank and Imagine Magazine on top of many, many, many... story hosting sites and services throughout The Fort Family Readers Community. I do my best... Um... He does his best to post and have the time to do so while checking for accuracy at the same time. No rush jobs here, even if it comes with the price of posting a couple of days later. Besides, all releases are Gay Authors exclusives so we realistically should be posting behind their copy.

Hope that answers your question, and thank you for the feedback regarding the site. I too miss reading on the old site which is why the theme here is so retro looking... right down to the little bit of red highlighting in the original Gone From Daylight series. The devil is absolutely in the details! - Jeff

 

Shack OutBack
May 5, 2022: *New Kid In School 68* Released! :)
Posted by Comicality

I'm not sure where my brain was last night, but I forgot to send out another announcement through the mailing list! A mistake that I won't be making again any time soon! Hehehe! Even if I have to write myself a note and tape it to the wall saying, "Don't forget the mailing list, you jackass!"

(That's my pet name for myself. Jackass. ::Nods::)

Anyway, the Comicality birthday celebration continues with a brand new chapter of "New Kid In School"! So, if you've been missing Ryan, Randy, and the crew...run on over and take a peek when you get a chance! And let me know what you think when you're finished! Also, thanks for the birthday emails, and the donations to the paypal.me/Comsie Paypal account! Every single penny helps! And you guys helped me put gas in the car this week ('Cause I'm poor! LOL!)! So I love you lots for the much needed assistance! MWAH!!!

More goodies are on the way! So stick around! And let me entertain you! :)

Seezya soon!

 

= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =

 

"I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." -Paulo Coelho

Shack OutBack
May 5, 2022: *Gone From Daylight* And Stuff! :P
Posted by Comicality

Yep! Ladies and gentlemen, queens and kings, dudes and dames....hehehe! Today is May 2nd! And that means that it is my birthday! Mwah!!!

Thank you guys soooo much for the emails, the board posts, the ebook grabs, and the special birthday donations to the paypal.me/Comsie account to make this a great day! The best gift ever is just knowing that you are loved! And you guys have demonstrated that through your actions, time and time again, over the many years of me doing this. And I am SO grateful! Thank you for being true fans, true friends, and true family! I love you all!

And now, it's my turn to give something back for your generosity and support! Nothing comes for free! Not when you make me so very happy! So let's celebrate this week, shall we? :)

And we're starting things off with a new chapter of the biggest story on the site tonight! "Gone From Daylight"! A new chapter is now up for you guys to read and hopefully enjoy, with the next one coming soon! I know, I know...vampires aren't your thing....::snickers::! But this series didn't get to be the number one story on the site by default. So...just saying. Give it a peek some time. I might just surprise you. You wouldn't be the first.

You can find the newest chapter at...

(Gone From Daylight 12 - Blood Ties)

And if you're brand new to the series, you can just go to the Story List and scroll all the way down to "Gone From Daylight" and see all of the chapters in order at...

(Full Story - Gone From Daylight)

 

And...of course, there are the exclusive, re-dited, advanced, director's cut versions of the series so far available as ebooks, with scenes and dialogue and stuff that you won't find anywhere else!

(https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/)

 

So pick your poison! And look for the next chapter in the next two weeks, because I wanna keep going! LOL! What can I say? I love what I do here online!

That's it for tonight, but look for me to pop up tomorrow! I'm not finished with you yet! Enjoy!

And THANKS again for being so sweet and so amazing to me! There was a time when I never thought I could do something like this and have people be so engaged with it! You give me hope, and purpose, and life! I want to do the same in return! Thank you sooo much!

Seezya soon!

 

= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =

 

"Release old concepts and energies that keep you in self-punishment patterns. Release old stories and create from a place of love and self-validation." -Gautama Buddha

The Story Lover's Home
May 1, 2022: Happy May Day 2022
Posted by The Story Lover

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Dear Readers,

I hope that all of you are safe and healthy. I hope as well that you are taking the day off to enjoy dancing around a Maypole!

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Happy Reading,

TSL

Bent and Twisted
May 1, 2022: The Shadow of a Soul >>> 19 - Albeit Regret
Posted by MultiMapper

Previously:

"Well, I guess instead of standing around talking, I should probably be packing for the trip tomorrow."

"Would you like some help?" Derek cautiously asked.

"No thank you. I fell for that one last night." Pat said with a smirk.

"I thought you said that it never happened." Derek said with a teasing smile at her.

"Regardless, it won't happen again." Pat said firmly.

"Got it. I'll just go gather my things, then check in on the boys." Derek said quietly.

"You do that." Pat said before starting upstairs.

Derek shook his head as he mounted the stairs, much more slowly than his ex-wife.

The Shadow of a Soul, Chapter 19, Has been posted in the 'Fiction' story section for your reading pleasure. Enjoy -MM

True's Fandom
April 29, 2022: April 29th Updates
Posted by D Barber

It's time for updates. To start things off, we have Ch 15-16 of Emerald City Boys and Ch 74-75 of Mayfield Titans by DouglasDD. Next, we have Ch 25 of Voyagers by the Voyagers Authors. We also have Ch 10-11 of Neon by William King. Finishing off the updates, we have Ch 42 of Mending Wounded Hearts by Jules Porter. Check back soon for more updates.

Shack OutBack
April 19, 2022: Imagine Magazine Is Back! :P
Posted by Comicality

Happy belated Easter weekend to you all! :P

I actually went to CHURCH this year with my family! That was weird. Well, for me it was. But I enjoyed it. Did the whole Easter Sunday dinner thing too. You know...after staring at a man being strung up and crucified to death for an hour, blood and all (Realistic altar guys...thanks). And yet they look at me weird for liking horror movies. That's crazy to me.

Anyway, the newest issue of Imagine Magazine is now up for your reading enjoyment! So if you're fans of the Shack's official online monthly party involving awesome stories, articles, and cute boys? Then head on over to have a good time! You never know what you're going to find over there! Enjoy!

(https://imagine-magazine.org/releases/)

Also, a quick note to let you know that the site has had a few technical issues behind the scenes that are being dealt with as you read this. Nothing major, but if the site seems a little glitchy for the next week or two...please bear with me as I try to get things lined up again like they should be. Cool? :)

I'm working on emails tonight and tomorrow, plus...we've still got some Spring Break goodies left to pass out! Hehehe, let's just say that Spring Break is going to last until Summer Break this year! You've got no idea what hellish delights I have to show you! ::Snickers:: So don't miss anything! Keep up with the rest of us so you can be one of the cool kids when everybody starts talking about it! Mwah!

Love you all! And I'll seezya soon!

 

= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =

 

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." -Albert Einstein

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