MONDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 7/20/98
[Previous report was for 7/16/98]
TZ has been ONE BUSY bard as of late - writing LOTS of terrific stories and putting together a new XWP fanfic site :) Check out TZ'S ALTERNATIVE FAN FICTION page at: http://www.fortunecity.com/village/villageplace/334/index.html
Then make sure to read all the great stories below. This is a single-author report - all alt. fiction.
A SECOND CHANCE: GABRIELLE'S RETURN by TZ
A first-time, hurt/comfort story all rolled into one SPECTACULAR package, this is one of those tales you'll be unable to put down 'til the very end! One of the entries in TZ's A SACRIFICE FOR LOVE SERIES, the story is set after the events in SACRIFICE II and has a number of Olympians all pooling their resources to reunite a certain warrior with her beloved bard. TZ's characterizations in this are solid and engaging while her depiction of the Xena/Gab relationship is loving, caring, sensual, and just marvelously heartwarming. A simple story about a love that is truly magical, this is the type of tale that makes XWP fan fiction such a delight. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
ONE THREAD IN TIME by TZ
Another offering in TZ's A SACRIFICE FOR LOVE SERIES, this is a BEAUTIFUL little tale set some fifteen years after the end of season three which has Xena and Gabrielle receiving a very special gift from the Fates. A wonderful feel-good factor in this poignant, romantic MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
BARDLY PURSUITS by TZ
A sizzling first-time story that has the bard struggling with her raging hormones and a surprised warrior suddenly very grateful that she's the cause ;-) A sexy romp with a nice tender touch. DO NOT MISS! [Note: Story features rough language]
THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS by TZ
Aided by the magic of some very special mushrooms, and the intervention of a rather timely guest star, the bard finally lets go of ALL her inhibitions regarding a certain Warrior Princess - much to Xena's dismay...and secret delight. Very cute.
PASSION IMPROVISED by TZ
TZ is well on her way to a homerun with this third, VERRRY sensual new offering that has a group of drunk, brutish soldiers unknowingly prompting Gabrielle to reveal some long-hidden feelings when they convince her to tell a lustful tale and the bard decides to draw inspiration from the only source she knows will ignite such inspiration. Once again TZ does a nice job of combining passion and emotions into a decidedly satisfying story. Some Amazon Ice might come in handy while tackling this one ;-)
THE GOLDEN CHALICE by TZ
Yeap folks - TZ bats a homerun with this fourth, very nice, very playful, very erotic new piece. Set in an establishment dedicated to satisfying the wildest of fantasies, the tale has Gabrielle looking for a kidnapped princess in hopes of impressing her partner...and discovering instead much more than she ever bargained for ;-) A fun read that celebrates both the passion and the love between a warrior and her bard. DO NOT MISS!!
LETTERS TO EPHINY by TZ
Gabrielle's thoughts during the past three years and into the fourth are expressed in a series of letters to her Amazon regent which also reveal the bard's growing love toward a woman whose destiny seems irrevocably tied with her own. A thoughtful look into the mind of a young woman aware of her responsibilities but unable to deny her heart. Nicely written.
THE WAY OF LOVE by TZ
The first story is TZ's THE WAY OF LIFE SERIES, this is a post-Illusia tale that has the warrior and bard struggling through some of the still unsettled issues between then. An emotional piece which realistically depicts the rebuilding of a shattered relationship.
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 Gabrielle, depicting them as more than just friends.