As of today, my novel-in-progress, The Safe House will no longer be posted on DeviantART, or on Fictionpress. I received a threat of legal action from an anonymous person claiming that my story and my main character, Cassa Sforza, was plagiarized from their own story.

While I can tell you that the allegation is not true, I am cautious enough that I am not going to take a risk and instead, for the safety of my own intelligent work, will be removing every stitch of TSH from the online venues that I have been using to get feedback.

But, for the accuser, I speak directly to you. My novel has been my labor of love for the past five years of my life. Cassa is even older than that. I don't know if it was jealousy that spurned you to do this, or even the highly unlikely chance that our two stories are similar. But, unless you decide to stop being a coward hiding behind anonymity and actually prove the similarities you claim are there, then I will proceed with completing the novel and, eventually, have it published for the world to enjoy.

For my readers, I am grateful for the support and feedback I've received during my novel's stay on the two sites, but regretfully, from now on, I'll only be showing the work to my family and close friends for feedback.

Remember, when you can't run, you crawl, and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.