NOTE: I do not update these reports after they are posted so some of the links may not work after a while. If you find a broken link check the title in the alphabetical lists of alternative or general reviews at the end of this report.

MONDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 2/2/98
[Previous report was for 1/31/98]
Hi guys,

We have a a couple of new sites for XWP fan fiction now available - Xenrielle's BARD'S BRANCH featuring both general and alt. fiction. is located at: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~ghostly/fanfic.html

Meanwhile, the XWO XENA FAN FICTION will be featuring new weekly fan fiction at: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/3687/mainxenaff.html

As for stories, tonight we have 3 new ones and 3 updates.

GENERAL FICTION:

IT'S JUST A GAME by ThE AnOrExOrCiSt
Things get a taaaaaaaaaad carried away when a certain warrior and bard try to play a game... Cute.
http://www.xenafan.com/fiction/content3/justa.html

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

PROMISES TO KEEP: A TALE OF SHERWOOD by L. Graham
A poignant, nicely written sequel to L. Graham's first uber-Xena story http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/promisestokeep.html

DARING GAMES by Xenrielle
Wicked little vignette that has a decidedly playful Warrior Princess inviting the bard to play a game of truth or dare...
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~ghostly/DaringGames.htm

ALL THE COLORS OF THE WORLD
by Vivian Darkbloom
Part 2 of this story is now available. Original and well-written, this new Mel/Janice story has the Southerner and archeologist seeing each other for the first time after their initial meeting in Macedonia. Joining forces again to work on translating a newly discovered scroll, the two women begin uncovering also their feelings for one another but it is the warrior and bard from an Ancient time that will show them how to take a chance on love. In this second part, Mel seems to sense the love Xena and Gabrielle once shared even as we see flashbacks of the two ancient companions getting ready to profess that love. Still unfinished, this story is wonderfully promising. DO NOT MISS!
http://www.xenafan.com/fiction/content3/colors1.html

A DIFFERENT KIND OF RIFT by RavensTale
Chapter 4 of this story is now available. This is a clever new tale set after the events in THE DEBT which has Ares offering Xena the chance to go back in time and change some of the horrific experiences she and Gabrielle have recently endured. In this latest part, Xena endures Ares and thinks of her bard as she heads for Brittania. Nice writing and an interesting premise give this one lots of potential.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/differentkind.html

STAY NEAR, KEEP CLOSE by Ms. Auggie
Chapters 5-7 of this story are now available. Janice and Mel are off on a new adventure when a vicious attack in Turkey forces them to go on the run. In these newest chapters, the archeologist and her partner share a traumatic experience at sea.
http://www.sonic.net/LightStreams/AAfanfic/staynear.html

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.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)