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June 19, 2020: Let The Games Begin! XD
Posted by Comicality

Here we are, folks! 22 Years later from that very first story that I wrote to Nifty waaaay back in 1998! "New Kid In School"! Crazy, right?

Anyway, no big speeches or a run through the history of the Shack this time! Just wanted to wish us al a happy anniversary today! June 19th, 2020!

Thank you guys so much for years of support and unconditional love! Both through the good times and the bad. I couldn't have done any of this without you in my corner! So...I've got presents waiting for you! Expect them to come, one after another for the next...hmmm, let's say two WEEKS! ::Giggles::

Oh yes, I've been working hard behind the scenes! And now I get to play with the rest of you! It'll be fun! Promise! LOL!

OH!!! And the ebook version of "Walker Road" went live much quicker than I thought it would! So it is now available on Amazon.com if you want to grab a copy! I'll be posting the completed versions of each "Shelter" prequel every month on the 19th! So look for "Rotting Apples" in July, and "Miles To Go" in August, and so on! And then, I'll be posting "Shelter" itself from then on! Cool? I WISH I could have added the pictures of the text messages in this story, but I don't know how to do that. So I had to work around it. Hehehe! Either way, you can grab your copy of the ebook at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BFRBKHV right now if you like! And it'll pop up in the Comicality Ebook section on Imagine Magazine a bit later on! Cool?

Stick around, folks! I've got more goodies for you today! Trust me! Hehehe!

Seezya soon! And let's get to work on year 23!!! Lucky number! Mystical number! And...you know...Jordan's jersey! Hehehe, Chicago boy for life!

Laters!

*= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =*

"I grew up as a sports fan, and I know that a hall of fame is very different than an award for being the best of the year. It's a nod to the longevity of our accomplishment." -*Chuck D of Public Enemy*

 

June 15, 2020: Imagine Magazine #61 Is Now Available!
Posted by Comicality

Before anything else, let me just take a moment to thank each and every single one of you for the emails that you've sent me, the comments yove made on the stories, the rating that you've left on the ebooks on Amazon.com, the donations that you've sent to the Paypal account, the times you posted on the forums or dropped by the chatroom to say hello, the ebooks that you've purchased....just...thanks for being a real friend to me over the years! Thanks for supporting me and giving me the occasional nod to let me know that you were out there, listening, and wishing me well. I don't ask for much...but you've proven yourselves to be true friends, and I can't thank you enough for that.

Friday, June 19th, marks 22 years of hard work and dedication to a site that I never thought would become what it is today. I have you guys to thank for that! Don't ever feel that I take you guys for granted, ok? I will make the effort to tell you thank you, every chance that I can! It only takes me a few seconds, and you have all given much more in my life than that few seconds are worth! So thank you! And I promise to provide you guys with more goodies during our Anniversary celebration! It'll be awesome! So don't miss out! :)

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIb0xbgTK00&feature=youtu.be)

Anyway, today is the 15th, and that means that a brand new issue of Imagine Magazine is now out and available for you guys to enjoy! You've got new chapters from your favorite authors included, AC Fan, JeffsFort, Lindon Weztser, Juju, Julian Taylor, Myke D, Sean E, Hai Tran, and Talo Segura! Also, new additions from MrM, which includes the final chapter of his story "Souvenir"! So be sure to check in for that one. This month's new featured author is Tycho Cleuch, with our very first "Star Wars" themed story! Followed by a one on one interview with me to give you all some insight on his writing process and creative inspiration. Also, new articles and stories from me! And an anniversary message to say thanks, and to give you all a sneak peek into the many...MANY...ebooks that I've been working on for the past month or two! Hehehe!

I think this is the BIGGEST Imagine issue that we've ever had! Yikes! That's awesome!!! Thanks, you guys!!! Let's keep growing! Every issue should be better than the last! And you guys have really put in a lot of work to make this a success!!! Special thanks go out to River Acheron this month too for his article on whether or not fictional characters are 'real'! We got some really good feedback on that question, and you can find that in the new issue as well!

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

Remember...there's a green button at the bottom of every page in Imagine Magazine. You can 'click' that button to just say, "Hey, thanks! I enjoyed that!" It takes a tenth of a second. It burns no calories. Your fingers won't cramp up. You won't miss your favorite show on TV. Hehehe! Come on, you guys...really? YOU are the fuel that these amazingly creative people run on. Don't starve them by being selfish. One click. Consider it a means of securing new material from them in the future. It's much easier than complaining about why they aren't updating later, right? Show some love.

One tenth of a second. Can you spare that? Don't be a dick! LOL! We work HARD on this stuff!

One More thing! A new collection of short stories has been added to the recent GayAuthors Anthology! So click the link below to check out the next few stories! "Accused" by Valkyrie, "Hill Of Candles" by Iomax61, and "Moon Dogs" by CarlHoliday! And be sure to give them some love too, when you get a chance! Cool?

(https://gayauthors.org/stories/browse/category/136-2020-anthologies/)

Alright, that's it for now! I'll see you guys on Friday! We've got a 22nd anniversary to celebrate! Seezya then!

*= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =*

""Look, when you can do the things that I can...and you don't...and then the bad things happen? They happen because of you." -*Spider-Man, "Civil War"*

June 5, 2020: *Kiss Of An Angel* Gets Updated! AND...Something New!
Posted by Comicality

Happy, Thursday to you all!

A bunch of stuff is going on right now, and I really hope that you guys are being safe and staying beautiful as you're living your best life! ((Big Hugz)) To you all!

Let me start off by letting you know that Ariel is back in a brand new chapter of "Kiss Of An Angel" tonight! And this is one of those points where it directly crosses over with New Kid In School", so you won't want to miss it! Enjoy! And let me know what you think when you get a chance, k? Hearing from you guys always makes me smile!

(Read It Here & Talk About It Here)

There's a brand new community question on the Shack and the Cafe for a future issue of Imagine Magazine too! (https://imagine-magazine.org/ ) We're asking about what your dreams were as you were growing up and whether or not you pursued them, changed your mind, or simply let them go! So feel free to drop your two cents on either of the boards, or email me at Comicality@shackoutback.net if you want to weigh in! The more answers we get the better! And it really helps me out in a major way! So I hope a few more of you will be willing to speak up and let us know what your dreams were, way back when. :)

That being said, June's Imagine issue is almost finished! We'll be publishing on the 15th as usual, so if you've got some super last minute stuff to send us...let me know. And we'll try to squeeze you in! K? We've got less than two weeks left, and we want to get stuff in order and looking as good as we possibly can before the big release. So send your stuff in asap!

ALSO...GayAuthors' 2020 Spring Anthology is now being made available to the public! This is a collection of stories by some of the most talented, most dedicated, authors on GA, and you DEFINITELY need to check them out! I'm happy to say that I got to submit a short story of my own called "Shared Blankets" that I didn't know was going to be posted today, but, YAY! New story! Go check it out! Also, you've got "Destruction -- Self And Otherwise" By Headstall, and "Explosions" By Carlos Hazday! So be sure to read their newest offerings and give them some feedback and some love and support as soon as you can! There will be more anthology stories released in the weeks to come! So be sure to keep an eye on that space, and you'll have a wealth of brand new quality stories to read whenever you get tired of looking at the same four walls of your room while on lockdown. ::Giggles::

ANYWAY...enjoy "Kiss Of An Angel", enjoy "Shared Blankets", enjoy the new Spring Anthology stories...and just enjoy life! Because I love you all! And love is a currency that you can't buy! Ummmm...wait, that doesn't make sense. Forget it. You know what I mean! Hehehe!

Seezya soon!

*= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =*

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -*John F Kennedy*

June 2, 2020: *Savage Moon: The New Breed 35* Posted
Posted by Comicality

This is just a note to let you guys know that "Savage Moon" has a brand new chapter up tonight. So run over and check it out if you get a chance, and be sure to leave a little comment to let me know what you think when you get the chance.

(Read it Here & Discussions Here)

I've been gone for a couple of days, I know. Dealing with some stuff at home. As some of you know, I've lost three classmates to the current pandemic, and a fourth was sent to the hospital a few days ago. I have no way to find out how he's doing. Nobody can go visit, and I don't think he has access to his electronic devices or anything yet, so my friends and I are just sort of waiting to find out whether or not he's ok. I guess no 'bad' news is good news, right? My best friend's father did test positive for Covid-19, but it's been about two weeks and he hasn't shown any symptoms, so it's safe to assume that he'll be alright. Thank God for that.

Anyway, I'm still here. Things are just weighing a bit heavy on me right now. But stories are back in full swing, and I'll be getting back to you guys in my email starting tomorrow morning, k?

Seezya soon. Stay safe. Stay home. Stay beautiful.

*= = WORDS NOT MINE, YET MINE = =*

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -*Mother Teresa*

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