TUESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 11/25/97
[Previous report was for 11/24/97]
DARKEST HARVEST by Silk
Thoughtful vignette that has Xena reluctant to go near a town she once used to sack on a regular basis as a warlord.
CHIAROSCURO - PART V: TIME OF GRACE by SL Bowers
Bowers excellent CHIAROSCURO series continues in this latest entry which has the developing relationship between Xena and Gabrielle finally culminating in a sweet, sensual surrender of the heart. For the bard it is magic. For Xena it is a bittersweet moment when at last she can glimpse a ray of light amidst the darkness that is her life - but it is a feeling all too brief as soon the two once again find themselves enveloped in that darkness and heading toward an uncertain future. This series continues to get better and better. Bowers' enigmatic, dark warrior and determined, sensitive bard are wonderful depictions of Xena and Gabrielle. This is a MUST READ only you miiiiiiight want to avoid it at work ;-) VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [See also the other entries in the series PART ONE: TALES OF DARK AND LIGHT, PART TWO: THE QUEEN AND THE SOLDIER, PART THREE: INNAMORATA and PART FOUR: THIS FIRE]
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.