THURSDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 8/28/97
[Previous report was for 8/27/97]
Two great new alt. stories tonight.
TERROR IN THE AMAZON by Rachel2
Rachel2's second Mel/Janice story after THE AEGIS (reviewed 7/30/97) continues the level of excellence this bard established long ago with her first forays into XWP fan fiction. WONDERFULLY original, suspenseful and emotional, this story takes the archeologist and her partner to the wilds of the Amazon where a fantastic discovery has been made. Unfortunately, one liiiiiitle problem keeps stalling things at the dig - workers are dying left and right and the natives fear a curse is at work. Amidst those challenges, stand the ones of the heart as Janice struggles against feelings she fears will only leave her broken-hearted and Mel finds herself embracing ones she's never had before. Rachel2 is known for her very careful characterizations and the thoughtful treatments she gives to the relationship between her characters. Her stories are consistently excellent reads and this one in particular is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
THE LOST WARRIOR PRINCESS by StarWarrior (Rie)
This is a follow-up to Starwarrior's story WHO HAS THE RIGHT? (reviewed 8/12/97). It has Xena and Gabrielle finding a young girl in the woods - an orphan with no family left and a stubborn determination to someday take revenge on those who destroyed her life. Hoping to keep the girl from giving in to darkness as the Warrior Princess once did long ago, Xena and Gabrielle set out to find her a home and change a young heart in the process. Sweet and nicely-written. Note: This story is not explicit.
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.