THURSDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 11/20/97
[Previous report was for 11/19/97]
The return of a terrific talent tonight and the introduction of a new one :) All GENERAL FICTION tonight.
PARALLELS by Anon
One of my favorite bards returns with an exceptional new story that offers some fascinating insights into the current rift storyline. Set after the events in the episode GABRIELLE'S HOPE, this tale has a forlorn and emotionally drained Gabrielle showing up at Cyrene's inn in Amphipolis to wait for Xena while the warrior takes care of some trouble. Sensing the bard's distress, Xena's mother tries to get her to reveal what is wrong never suspecting the horror Gabrielle has gone through or the ironic twist of fate that now makes the innkeeper and bard kindred spirits of sorts. As is the case with all of Anon's stories, this is beautifully written with well-developed characterizations and a gripping, poignant plot. This is a particularly satisfying read in that it provides the emotional bridge from GABRIELLE'S HOPE to THE DEBT we never saw on TV. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
STREAM OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS by Piscia
Highly unusual hurt/comfort vignette written in a stream of consciousness style which proves wonderfully effective. These are the rambling thoughts of a bard as she tries to recover from an injury with the presence of a warrior always part of her awareness. The piece has a fantastic feeling of tenderness and love to it. DO NOT MISS!