WEDNESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 11/19/97
[Previous report was for 11/17/97]
More new talents join the ranks :)
THE LONG ROAD FROM CHINA by Gershwhen
Gershwhen's first attempt at fan fiction is an intriguing, well-written new story that begins immediately after the events in THE DEBT II: BETRAYAL. It has the warrior and bard walking away from the Green Dragon's castle and then beginning the healing pr ocess in their relationship as each tries to understand what has happened and how they can recapture the trust and easiness they once had with each other. This offering is not yet finished but it is very promising. Note: The story contains subtext. HIGH LY RECOMMENDED!
OBSIDIAN by Amy J. Putnam
This story by a promising new bard is a BRILLIANT allegory which offers a very thought-provoking and insightful exploration of the characters and the Xena/Gab relationship. In doing so it incorporates many moments from the actual series lending an air of authenticity to the writing. It is a simple tale that has Gabrielle remembering her past with the Warrior Princess, but beyond that it is a story about learning to trust...and learning to love. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
For those of you reading this post who are not familiar with the term alternative (alt.), it refers to ADULT stories that add a romantic element to the relationship between Xena and Gabby, depicting them as more than just friends.