LUNACY'S FAN FICTION REVIEWS
Catherine M. Wilson
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Alternative stories are designated as such with an [Alt] at the end of the title line.
This file features reviews of stories written by Catherine M. Wilson. For any other fiction by this bard please visit http://www.tsoft.com/~cmwilson/XenaFanFiction.html.
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**BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, REVISITED by Catherine M. Wilson -- [Alt]
One of our veteran bards returns with a wonderful new story that reveals what we didn't see during the episode BEEN THERE, DONE THAT as the repeating day has some very unexpected consequences for Xena, aFording her the opportunity to at last learn the truth about the bard's feelings for her but leaving her with a guilty conscience and some unforseen regrets in the process. Catherine does a really nice job here outlining Xena's feelings and thoughts as the warrior struggles to deal with emotions she has little experience with. Though more subtly drawn, Gabrielle's characterization is also well-crafted showing an underlying consistency in her own feelings for her partner despite the different circumstances we see her in. A terrific read, this one comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 17 pgs., 3/18/99
CHILD'S PLAY by Catherine M. Wilson -- [Alt]
Yet another of Catherine's early pieces, this one set on an evening full of doubts as a troubled heart fears what it wants most of all. Poignant piece written in Catherine's uniquely passionate style. -- 2 pgs., 8/18/98
**CONQUEROR by Catherine M. Wilson - [Alt]
From the keyboard of one of our veteran talents, this EXCEPTIONAL warlord/slave tale actually written two years ago does a beautiful job of exploring the mutual allure of darkness and light, of power and innocence in a world where love can bring destruction...or grant redemption. It begins with a warlord accepting a gift from her men - a young village girl who's offered herself in exchange for the safety of her people. Intrigued by the combination of defiance and fear, sensuality and innocence, the warlord decides not to break her captive just yet, wanting the girl to come to her instead. Soon, however, this self-imposed challenge is dominating the warlord's every waking moment as a heart previously devoid of uncertainty starts to waver in its purpose sensing that in this battle between warlord and slave an unlikely conqueror may emerge. Catherine gives us a riveting psychological portrayal here of a warlord comfortable in her power yet vulnerable in her craving for the very simplicity and innocence she abandoned long ago. Though more subtly depicted, the slave is equally as complex, with an inner strength that belies the frail exterior and a curious attraction to the very darkness that also repels her. This is a nicely executed study of two very different soulmates who seem to know one another better than they know themselves. A MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 19 pgs., 11/18/99
DANCING DAY by Catherine M. Wilson -- [Alt]
Written from Gabby's perspective, this is a very sensual offering that looks at the bard's thought processes as she prepares to reveal the passion she feels for the Warrior Princess. - 6 pgs., 4/8/97
GABRIELLE'S ANSWER by Catherine M. Wilson -- [Alt]
A deeply psychological look at Gabrielle's thoughts on the events depicted in the story WEDDING NIGHT. This new offering by Kit reveals a passion in Gabrielle for the Warrior Princess that troubles the bard - scares her in fact for it is a feeling she knows will drive her to follow Xena even into darkness. A thought-provoking tale that examines that point when passion, love and need all merge into a soul-consuming reality where nothing else matters. - 2 pgs., 7/11/97
**JOXER THE MIGHTY by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
**PARTNERS IN GRIME by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
**REALITY CHECK by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
**SEX AND VIOLENCE by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
**SPRING CHICKEN by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
**SURPRISE (A) by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
**12 STEPS TO MYCENAE by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
WEDDING NIGHT by Catherine M. Wilson -- [Alt]
This story deals with the darker passions of the human soul, the attraction that dark side sometimes holds for us and the irony of pain born out of love. It explores from an alternative viewpoint the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle in the days after the deaths of Perdicus and Callisto. This is a very well written and thought out story but it is NOT for everyone. There is sexual violence in it and the themes explored may be disturbing. If you read it make sure to also take a look at the fascinating dissertation the author offers via e-mail after the story in which she further discusses the themes involved, the motivations of the characters and her own in writing this piece. [See also the companion piece GABRIELLE'S ANSWER] - 4 pgs., 4/97
**WHO'S ON TOP? by Donna E. Trifilo and Catherine M. Wilson - [See the AFTER THE HONEYMOON SERIES]
YES by Catherine M. Wilson -- [Alt]
One of Catherine's earliest and most intense works, this is a vignette about passion to long denied crying to be acknowledged and shared. Very nicely written. DO NOT MISS. -- 2 pgs., 8/18/98
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