<center> <b><font size="6"> What's New? April 2001 </font> </b> </center>



April 30th, 2001

Added Part 9 of Maderlin's The Binding Tie

Added the conclusion of jp's The Vampire Hunter: Return of the Prodigal

The eBook versions of Beneath the Surface by Barbara Davies and Blazing Dreams by Larisa are now available.

April 29th, 2001

Added Into the Dark by Sharon Smith

Added the Ultimate Über Update by Eileen Marks

April 28th, 2001

Added Part 8 of Maderlin's The Binding Tie

Added Part 47 of Jenah's Our Reunion

April 27th, 2001

Reposted an updated version of Part 3 of Mavis Applewater's Just One of Those Things

Added Part 8 of White Nights by Minerva

April 26th, 2001

Added part 6 of Considerable Appeal by KM.

Poems

by Terri Lyn Stanfield

Irresistible

April 25th, 2001

An announcement lots of people have been waiting for (a bit late, I know) & a message from Steph: Joseph Albert was born at 11:49 am on april 17th. All 9.7 lbs and 20 1/2 inches. We are both doing fine now. I'll be a bit slow and probably still looking pregnant by the con but so far nothing to stop us from going!

Added Part 3 of Mavis Applewater's Just One of Those Things

Added Part 8 of Annemaart's Father of All Evil

Added Part 3 of Snap Shots by MJ  [Über/Alt/finished but posting in parts]

Poems

by Terri Lyn Stanfield
Rediscovery
Timid Heart
I Died Today
Mighty Poet
 

April 24th, 2001

Stories

Human by Silence [original/alt/finished]

A story about Xena being human.

Silence is Never Golden by Xfjnky [original/alt/finished]

After a fearful Xena spurns Gabrielle, she finds comfort in the arms of another.  Never fear, though, because our Warrior Princess realizes the gravity of her mistake.

A Bowl of Tsunami by Verrath [uber/gen/finished]

The sea is a formidable opponent. Especially when it's a certain little Warrior Princess who is braving its storms... Rated G.  It takes place some time after "Wardrobe Warrior".

Poems

by Beth

Mine

Wing Song

The Long and Short of It

When the Day Comes
 

April 23rd, 2001

Added part 10 of The Road Back Home by Lynne Norris

Reposted part 6 and part 7 of White Nights by Minerva
 

April 22nd, 2001

Added Part 7 of Maderlin's The Binding Tie

Added Part 2 of Miri's Nightfall

Added part 18 of Cold by Midgit

Added part 6 and part 7 of White Nights by Minerva

Added part 2 and part 3 of Designs of the Heart by heartbrkn

Added It's the Single Life Wouldn't Buy by S. Berry
 

April 21st, 2001

Added Part 10 of LJ Maas' The Petal of the Rose

Part 5 of Moonchild's Anam Cara

Poems

by Terri Lyn Stanfield
Predestined

At the Edge of Forever
 

 April 20th, 2001

Added Part 19 of Redemption Song by Blondebard

Poems

by Terri Lyn Stanfield
Life's Funny That Way

Society's Standard

Just To See You Smile
 

The Sequel to Jane Fletcher's The Wrong Trail Knife can be obtained from the following distributors http://www.firebirddistributing.com for the US and from http://www.libertas.co.uk - an independent women's bookshop - which ships worldwide.
 

April 19th, 2001

Added part 7 of North Star by Windstar
 
 April 18th, 2001

Finally - an update - and a good one, at that!

Stories

A new story by Barbara Davies

Say Goodbye to Boston

"While the rest of the Canary Islands celebrates 'Carnaval', British secret agents Ashley Blade and Jemma Jacobs try to unravel a terrorist plot against the USA. If they don't succeed... you can say goodbye to Boston!"

Added Part 2 of  Snap Shots by MJ [Über/Alt/finished but posting in parts]
 

Birthright

Xena and Gabrielle escort a magic wielding princess and her oathsister to locate a lost child. The group finds themselves snowed in at the castle of a sorceress who is not what she seems.
 
 April 16th, 2001

Just a reminder - Ruth and the gang will be handling the new additions to the site for the next 7 to 10 days. Please send any stories, updates, or questions to academyofbards@yahoogroups.com.

I would like to thank everyone who has sent their good wishes and thoughts to me and my family for our newest addition about to join us tomorrow. You guys are wonderful!

Stories

Welcome to a new bard to our site. Celine has two offerings for you and both are finished!

Uber Is As Uber Does

An utterly silly story about someone who really wants to be an uber-Gabrielle and really wants to find her uber-Xena.

Xena and Gabrielle's First Easter

Imagine if you will, that Xena and Gabrielle celebrated Easter in their time of ancient warlords, gods, and various people with bad hair you always see in the openings of the 6th season shows. What would their first Easter be like? Here's one possible scenario.

April 13th, 2001

Snap Shots by MJ [Über/Alt/finished but posting in parts]

A brilliant yet introverted photographer, Tess Alexander's life takes a dramatic turn when she undertakes a shoot for the cities Lord Mayor. There she meets his daughter Nikki, a young woman whose visual disability has forced her into a world of over protectiveness. Instantly drawn to each other, neither of them are aware of the lengths one person will go, to try and keep them apart.

Added part 9 of The Road Back Home by Lynne Norris

Added part 8 of dikern's Uninvited

April 12th, 2001

More from Annemaart -
 
 Ancient Millenium: (X/G Humor) 
 Xena and Gab chat about the approaching millennium.
 
  I'll Take the High Road (X/G, Humor)
 This story sort of hit me in the face when I got stuck in yet another trafficjam ;) X&G try to get into Athens... 
 
  Me Myself and I (X/G, Humor)
 Xena gets into a bit of an identity crisis, with some godly assistance...
 
  Xena's Day Off (X/G, Humor)
 Gabby decides Xena needs a day off and takes over the warrior's job. Wrote this one for a 'challenge' from the Elysian Bard's mailinglist
 
  When Cutting Off a Serpent's Head (X/G, gen (maybe slightly altish)
 Xena gets a summons from an old 'friend' to come and repay her debt. I wrote this for a 'max of five page' story competition bij the Dutch Fanclub DAHX.
 
 
 Father of All Evil (X/G Gen (but with loads of subtext ;)):Unfinished
 Xena gets called to Macedonia to help out an old friend. This leads to our two heroes getting caught up in one of the biggest wars of Ancient times. Once more they have to face up to a part of their past they'd though was over and done with.
 
 April 11th, 2001

Announcement

Due to the impending birth of our son set to be born Tuesday April 17th, 2001, from that day and for about a week and a half after, Ruth will be taking over adding the stories to this site. If you are a bard and usually send your stuff to me, make sure you address any submissions during this time to academyofbards@yahoogroups.com to make sure it gets added. Otherwise you will have to wait 'til I am done birthing the baby <g>.

Steph

Stories

Welcome to another new bard to The Academy of Bards... here are several stories by Annemaart!

A Day In The Life, Homeric Style: (X/G Humor):

The opening scene from A Day In the Life with a Homeric twist.

What If... (X/G, Humor):

Gabby elaborates on one of her theories once again...

Eye of the Needle (Uber, gen (sorta anyway)):

A young convict, being transported to Australia by ship, nearly meets her end at the hands of a brutal sailor, but is saved just in time by the dark haired captain of an attacking vessel. A long journey starts for them both as they are tossed between friendship and hatred, while suffering through shipwrecks and seabattles.

Added the Ultimate Über Update by Eileen Marks
 

April 10th, 2001

Victor, Invictus by Imagine

A short story about passion and will, fortune and fate, a Roman Conqueror called Caesar, and a young pirate captain named Xena.

Shadow of Justice by Shadowriter [unfinished/pay attention to the disclaimers]

FBI agent Alexia Reis returns to work, and this time must find a murderer who preys on children. Her lover of four months, Teren Mylos, gets a call from the CIA. Suddenly, the relationship is in danger. How would Alex react if Teren agrees to return to the CIA as an assassin? And what would it take for Teren to do so? Together or apart, they must each find their own meaning of the word justice.
 

April 9th, 2001

Will You Remember Me? by H. M. Macpherson [original/alt/finished]

This is a story about a woman who, after 20 years, is seeking an answer to a question.

Added part 17 of Cold by Midgit

Added part 33 of Vertigo's Reece's Faith

Added part 4 of Malaurie Barber's Original Sin
 

April 8th, 2001

The Last Hunt by Dreamweaver [alt/finished/violence]

Xena finds a racy scroll that Gab has written, detailing her fantasy about being kidnapped by two warrior women.

Added part 4 of Moonchild's Anam Cara

Added part 4 and part 5 of White Nights by Minerva
 

April 6th, 2001

Added part 6 of Windstar's North Star

Added part 6 of Maderlin's The Binding Tie
 

April 5th, 2001

Joy Divided by Web Bard

After being injured by raiders, Gabrielle and Xena take a few days to recuperate at Aphrodite's temple. Gabrielle requests Aphrodite's powers to help her give Xena something very precious - - a child of their own. But Ares has to also approve the final arrangement and there is a complication that may make or break the final deal.

Added part 11 of Debox' The Life in Her Eyes

Added part 5 Considerable Appeal by KM.

Added part 8 of The Road Back Home by Lynne Norris

Added part 4 of Alexiares' A Centaur's Tail

Added part 4 and part 5 of Alexiares' Omega's Folly
 

April 4th, 2001

Coincidental Meetings by Griffin (unfinished)

summary pending

Added part 15 of Sedona Rain by Carole Giorgio

Added part 9 of LJ Maas' The Petal of the Rose

Poems

by Lor

Unexpected

To Laugh

My Spirit

by Terri Lyn Stanfield

A Moment of Weakness

My Dearest Wish

The Final Frontier

A Gentle Touch

Turn Back The Hands Of Time

A Nurse's Life

Forbidden

Getaway

Long Distance Romance

I Love
 

April 2nd, 2001

Added part 7 Strength of the Heart by Carrie Carr

Added part 5 of Maderlin Bidmead's The Binding Tie