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.

[Previous report was for 10/8/97]

Hi everyone!

An all alt. report tonight.


Very touching vignette which has Xena remembering the horrors of her past and desperately trying to take comfort in the arms of the bard who loves her.

SURFACING by Paul Seely and Jennifer Garza
Part 9 of this story is now available. A very well-written, original new uber-Xena tale that will have you spell-bound from chapter one. Set in the present day, it revolves around the mysterious activities of a secret agent going by the name of Diana Starret. On assignment from the shadowy, top-secret organization who once recruited her when she had little choice in the matter, Diana's mission is to keep a dangerous criminal from landing in prison until the full extent of his operation has been revealed. It is this assignment that leads her to a fateful meeting with a young lawyer named Charlotte Browning. The two women are inexplicably drawn to one another and soon find themselves haunted by the same dream - about a leather-clad warrior drowning in blood and the strawberry blonde trying to save her. In this latest part, an old spirit makes an appearance and secrets from the past begin to surface. As yet unfinished, this tale is riveting and NOT TO BE MISSED!! Note: This latest part is particularly violent so make SURE to read the author's disclaimer at the beginning of the story.

DEATH by Tim Wellman
Get out the hankies for this heart-wrenching, beautiful story set in the twilight years of the warrior and her bard as their love struggles to transcend even death.

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-)