December 2001



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Solstice Bard's Challenge



December 31st, 2001

Happy New Year!!!


by Ellie Maziekien

Ocean's Call (for Jo)


Mark Annetts - Sea Moon
Advocate & TN - Road to Glory
Minerva - Realizations
Leigh McEoghan - Thank You
Jess - With & Without
Dee - Road Trip
S Berry - Moonstruck
X2 - Here With Me
Fritz - The Hiker
T Novan - We Never Say Goodbye
T Novan - Southern Comfort
T Novan - The Price of Love
T Novan - Warrior Spirit
Mythe - Another Day
Mythe - Another Day II
Touchsilent - Coming of Age
Ali Vali - Capture my Heart
Ali Vali - How Do You Mend a Broken Heart
Ardently - Inferno
Ardently - Flashpoint

December 30th, 2001

Sea Moon by Mark Annetts
This is a sci-fi uber set sometime in the not too distant future on Jupiter's moon, Europa. It's a comedy/adventure/drama sort of thing, involving murder most foul, strange dreams, a feisty soldier gal whose name isn't really Dutch, and a tall engineer who likes to solve problems and
offer her invaluable assistance.

Added part 19, part 20, part 21 and 22 to Alex P's Justice Deferred

Added part 4 of Edge of Nowhere by Annemaart

Added part 5 of 1001 Armageddon Nights by Dreamweaver

December 29th, 2001

All That Jazz by Blue Dragon [unfinished]
The first part of the sequel to Mississippi Blues.

Added part 2 of Wall of Silence by Gabgold

Added First Light (epilogue) by Emily Duncan. Also, a PDF version of the whole novel will soon be available -- I'll let you know when that goes up. (For those reading only finished stories and wanting to look for the beginning of this story, it's had a couple of name changes. To make sure you can get all parts, go to http://www.cfsg.net/doinggender/firstlight.htm)



Dreamweaver - Ancient Amazon Secrets
Kamouraskan - Champion
Verrath - Opening Up
Taleweaver - Stirrings of a Dark Heart
Taleweaver - To Love a Dark Heart
Taleweaver - Yearnings of a Dark Heart

December 28th, 2001

Opening Up by Verrath
A VERY short piece about the importance of trust in ... certain situations ;-)

To Love a Dark Heart by Taleweaver
This is the sequel to Stirrings Of A Dark Heart. A look at Gabrielle's motivations and desires, and a peek into the warrior-bard's soul. The beginning of the sub-text.

The Yearnings of a Dark Heart by Taleweaver
This is the sequel to To Love A Dark Heart. One of the few pieces of Xena's writing, it allows us to be privvy to her feelings that she keeps hidden from her traveling partner. This is an accompaniment to TLADH, and the third installment in the trilogy. It's not over yet though.

Added part 3 of Twelve Days by Colleen

Updated Eileen Marks' incredible Ultimate Über Index



Amanda Sedley - Montana Journey
AC - 1944: Year of the Mandolin Wind
Lori Lake - Under the Gun
Verrath - Queen Series - Tell Me Gabrielle
Advocate - The Story of Me
Advocate, Fanatic, TNovan - You've Got Scrolls
LJ Maas - Tumbleweed Fever
LJ Maas - Queen Series - To Become A Queen

December 27th, 2001

Montana Journey by Amelia Sedley (I'm pretty sure it's finished, but not positive)
It's 1910, and Jesse Tyson is working a man's job in western Montana for the newly created Forest Service. Jesse isn't happy when she's ordered to guide a woman writer from the East to Lost Soldier Butte. Reluctantly she travels to meet Annie Thomas and their horseback journey across Montana begins. They're not long on the trail before they recognize their growing attraction for each other. Together they face trigger happy cowboys, a murderous trapper and a huge forest fire.

Added Day 2: Part 3 of Heatwave by Midgit


Cobb Island - Advocate
A Little Piece of Paradise - Midgit
Cold - Midgit
Deja Vue - Dee
Love Therapy - Heartbrkn Bard
Gun Shy - Lori Lake

December 26th, 2001

BF4EVR by Miri
At a small college in Oregon, two not so ordinary young women - Harlan and
Briana - from very different backgrounds meet and become quick friends. Then, things get complex... (unfinished)-

Added part 15, part 16, part 17 and 18 to Alex P's Justice Deferred

Added the conclusion, part 9, of Linger by Minerva

Added part 12 and part 13 of Malaurie Barber's Original Sin


Linger - Minerva  
Mutiny - Annemaart
Eye of the Needle - Annemaart
The Lumberjack - Vree
This is a Lonely Life - Beth
Love on the Lam - Sarkel
The Journey Series - Anne Azel
  - China
  - South Africa
  - An Arctic Story
  - A Christmas Story
Out of Boredom - d_exphagus
Persistence - Alex Tryst
The One - Alex Tryst

December 25th, 2001

Out of Boredom a.k.a. Can I Kiss You, Xena? by d_exphagus
A first time story. As Xena and Gabrielle settle in for the day, Gabrielle gets bored and invites Xena to have a little fun - with something else in her bardic mind of course.

All It Took Was You by Ali Vali [unfinished]
You knew there had to be a sequel to How Do You Mend A Broken Heart, and here it is. Harry and Desi are busy building a life together after Byron and his family have been shipped off to the Angola State Penitentiary. The happy couple are expecting a baby and happy ever after, only in "All It Took Was You" they get so much more.

Ali writes--Merry Christmas to you all, this is my gift to all of you that asked for it. As you enjoy the holidays, know that I will be sitting at the beach writing the end, so stay tuned it's coming after the first.

Second Half by Niki [unfinished]
Set at college, Kyra is a girl who's starting to get her life back after a dark period. Even though she had told herself she'd never play soccer again, meeting Danni, the captain of the school's team, changes that and it isn't long before she realizes the blonde quickly works her way into her heart. Trying to win the title with the team and wrestling with her growing feelings is big struggle, complicated by past actions and a fear to let someone in once again.

Added part 8 of Dimples' Time and Time Again.

December 24th, 2001

Welcome Gabgold to the Academy!!!!

Wall of Silence by Gabgold [unfinished/über]
It was supposed to be an average bust. Minimal backup. Minimal trouble. But everyone has their limit and Foster Everett has just reached hers.

Amazon Bonding (part 1) An Awakening III by Hunter Ash

Healing - An Awakening - Part 4 by Hunter Ash

Added part 2 of Colleen's Christmas story, Twelve Days


Two Desserts (Inspired by Untitled 369 by Paddington T. Bear) by Ellie Maziekien


December 23rd, 2001

Welcome to Alex Tryst joining the Academy today!

The One by Alex Tryst
Two friends reunite after several years apart to find that they are both searching for that special someone. Setting out on a cross country road trip, the friends soon realize that love sometimes is in the most unlikely place, but will either of them take a chance?

Persistence by Alex Tryst
Two women trying to find their place in the world while longing for love, and one blonde's determination not to give up on the love she has for her hero.

Added part 7 of Dimples' Time and Time Again. Dimples tell s us that the story should conclude with part 9.

Added part 9 of The Awakening by Lena

Added a complete rewrite of part 7 and a partial rewrite of part 8 for Linger by Minerva.

Added part 11 of Vertigo's Caution:Under Construction

December 22nd, 2001

Added part 11, part 12, part 13 and 14 to Alex P's Justice Deferred

December 21st, 2001

I think this gets us all caught up with Anne Azel's stories--

The Journeys Series - Travel the world in search of love.

South Africa:
Cultures and worldviews collide against a background breathtakingly beautiful.

A story of an ancient, proud land and two women on a journey to love.

The Short Story Series - short stories of faith and love to warm your heart.

A Christmas Story:
A street kid is touched by the courage and faith of another.

An Arctic Story:
An ice cold background and a red hot love collide.

A WTC Story:
Out of tragedy grows a new strength.


Autumn Winds - Anne Azel
Winter Snows - Anne Azel
Spring Rains - Anne Azel
Summer Heat - Anne Azel

December 20th, 2001

We still seem to be having problems with the Random Story Generator. Anna is aware of the problem and she said the server thingamajig is working on it <g>


Twelve Days by Colleen [unfinished]
An ordinary visit to Santa leads to an extraordinary discovery of love. This holiday tale is not just about two people becoming a couple, but four people becoming a family

More from Anne Azel - added the Murder Mystery Series (Alt)
This series is about the life and work of the forensic anthropologist, Doctor Aliki Alberta Pateas. Come discover the bare bones of murder.
Dead Fall
Planes don't fall from the sky but this one did. Dr. Aliki Pateas comes home after a long time to find herself caught up in an unsolved mystery and meets two females that will change her life.

Dead Funny
There is nothing funny about the serial killer that is terrorizing the Toronto area. Dr. Aliki Pateas is under pressure to identify the Fire Clown before he strikes again. Will the Fire Clown's next victims be those that Aliki loves the most?

Dead Aim
Dr. Aliki Pateas and Dawn are invited to Aliki's half sister's wedding but the uninvited guest turns out to be a skeleton!

Dead Duck
The finding of a strange alter where ducks had been sacrificedleads Dr. Aliki Pateas on a hunt for a killer. Trouble brews when Aliki's love ones do their own investigating.

Dead Right
Nearly, five hundred people murdered in a single act. Aliki fights for her own sanity as she faces true evil knowing she can onlyprevent more deaths by being dead right. (story file to come)

Dead Ringer
A mummy conference in Chile becomes the background for the hilarious unwrapping of a murder mystery

Added part 2 of Amber A's Drifter

Added part 17 of At First Light ( was Here Comes the Sun/Fire and Ice) by Emily Duncan (Ali Phipps)


Engravings of Wraith by Kiera Dellacroix

Icehole by Kiera Dellacroix

December 19th, 2001

Added the Seasons Series by Anne Azel. All complete and all alt.

Autumn Winds
Robbie Williams was rich, famous, and powerful. She thought she was in complete control until she met Janet and her daughter Reb. Suddenly, Robbie's world was way out of control!

Winter Snows
Janet and Robbie's fall romance had sent sparks flying. Then Ryan arrived on the scene. Could they now face the strains and problems in their lives and stay together?

Spring Rains
Janet Williams thought her relationship with Robbie was made in heaven until she discovered that Robbie had a hidden past. Can their relationship survive when it had been built on a foundation of secrets?

Summer Heat
Robbie and Janet had felt that they had come through a year of hell stronger and more in love. They didn't think anything else could gowrong. Then they found themselves facing their worst nightmare.

Added part 8, part 9, part 10a and 10b to Alex P's Justice Deferred

Added part 3, part 4 and the Epilogue for Desta Cain's Eye of Sieves


Almost Over - Denic
Raven & Sparrow - Littlespit
Just Do It - K. Lee
Amazon Awakenings - Dawn Lemmane
Hunting Season - Helen Smith
Breathe - Minerva
Bluest Eyes in Texas - Linda Crist
Lykos - Katharsis9

December 18th, 2001

A great big thank you goes to my pal Midgit for helping me with today's update <g>.

I'd like to welcome an excellent writer to join us. Please say a big howdy-do to Anne Azel. We'll be adding her stories for the next few days. Today we have the Encounter Series. Summaries pending and all are complete.

Encounter Series - five interrelated stories take you traveling around theworld with some really dynamic lovers.

Amazon Encounter (Alt)
Come explore the mysteries and wild world of the AmazonBasin through the eyes of a young female doctor and her beautiful and dangerous guide

Turkish Encounter (Alt)
Travel in an ancient, exotic land and discover the roots of a mystery and an eternal love.

PNG Encounter (Alt)
Explore the last frontier with two feisty women bounded bylove and divided by their past

Egyptian Encounter (Alt)
Journey to the temples of the pharoahs and the Valleyof the Kings as two women find love is stronger than hate.

Peruvian Encounter (Alt)
Hike to Mache Pachu and study the ways of the ancient Inca as two women learn to trust love again and help end an ancient rift.

English Encounter (Alt)
Tour the south of England as six brave women must faceand fight an ancient evil.

Added part 16 of Colleen's Seeing You Again for the First Time

Added part 4 to Provenance by Cruise


Dee - Isabelle

Carole Giorgio - She Who Talks to the Air

Nene Adams - Sweet Comfort Blues

December 17th, 2001

Added part three to Provenance by Cruise

Added part 4, part 5, part6 and part 7 of Alex P's Justice Deferred

Added part 5 of Linda Crist's The Eyes of Eire

December 16th, 2001

Added Part 52 of Jenah's Our Reunion
Anais' Make a Wish
Apollo's All, But the Heart
Artemista's Corrina
GS Binkley's The Woman I Love
Kwipinky's Requiem for a Warrior Princess Part I
Kwipinky's Requiem for a Warrior Princess Part II
Verrath's As the Dragon Flies
Warriorjudge's Conversion
Xenafan911 & Jean's The Daggers of Maggido

December 15th, 2001

Welcome Apollo to the Academy!

All but the Heart, A Conqueror Tale By Apollo
A restless Conqueror on a quest to regain the spark that drove her for so many years finds more than she ever dared to dream of in a simple farm boy and an Amazon Queen.


December 14th, 2001


1) updated the uberalt#3 index page with the IFMHISF ebook links
2) added the ebook Blue Oblivion by JP
3) fixed the link on both the uberalt#3 and the ebook index page for Disclosures (#4 book) by S.X. Meagher
4) added Stochastic Resonance by Barbara Buncle as an ebook.

December 13th, 2001

Added part 6 of Dimples' Time and Time Again

In part eleven of Mavis Applewater's Just One Of Those Things, Olivia and Karla feel the pressure of outside influences while trying to deal with their feelings for one another.

Gabrielle's Fables 9: Pei Back, or, Two Chickens in a Basket By Cassandra and Bik
The warrior chicken and her sidekicks go East in search of Ergo's heritage. A royal duck crash lands in the middle of their quest, and another adventure begins. The fate of a dynasty rests in their wings.

December 12th, 2001

A Plan that Worked Requiem for the Warrior Princess part II by Kwipinky
Gabrielle faces an old enemy and realizes she must work with him to save Xena from Ares' grasp.

Added Day 2: Part 2 of Heatwave by Midgit


The Christmas Party by Ellie Maziekien


December 11th, 2001

As The Dragon Flies by Verrath uber, rated G
Here is the 15th story in the Tell-Me-Series. Xena and Gabrielle realize it is better to let sleeping monsters lie, and more importantly, not to mess with their toys. Sina, however, refuses to learn ANY lesson at all.

Added part 9 and part 10 of Vertigo's Caution, Under Construction

Mess at the Amazon Village by Nyktosia
Grind by Minerva
Scandelous by Minerva
Foot Fetish by Minerva
Sex Education by Greek Warrior

December 9th, 2001

Judith updated her Just Like Buttah reviews with the first story by a new bard @ The Academy. It's a promising debut.

Make a Wish by Anais

Jess, an animal control officer, and her best friend, Andi, find themselves on a rather unusual assignment. All is not what it seems when the women attend a 'mass' at a local church. On Halloween, no less. They soon discover, however, that this is not your usual garden variety church service. Jess and Andi make a hasty escape only to realize that they've lost Andi's treasured locket, an heirloom, and , must return to the scene of the....of the what? I won't reveal that:} You must discover this for yourself. Go on I dare you.
Anais writes with a fluid, descriptive style that often times leaves the reader feeling like they're watching a video tape instead of reading a story. Curl up on the sofa to enjoy this short tale. To find out the fate of Andi and Jess head over to The Academy.
And after you've read what becomes of them....Please Encourage The Bard.

Added Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8of Minerva's Linger

Foot Fetish by Minerva[uber/alt/finished]
A woman indulges in a little fantasy while shopping.

Grind by Minerva[uber/alt/finished]
A day in the life of an exotic dancer, Willow takes an interesting turn when she meets a woman, Randi, she can't handle.

Scandalous by Minerva [uber/alt/finished]
(Follow up to Grind) Randi goes after what she wants and needs. She returns to The Grind.

Em's Song by Laststarlite [uber/alt/finished]
What songs do you remember that were a balm to your soul when you lost the most important thing to you?

Added Lykos by katharsis9
After barely surviving the first encounter with Najara, Xena releuctantly heads home to Amphipolis with a worried Gabrielle. Soon after they arrive, strange things begin to happen.

Added part 5 of Dimples' Time and Time Again

December 7th, 2001

Added part 19 of Elaine L. Becker's R

December 7th, 2001

Added part 19 of Elaine L. Becker's Rock of Ages Past

Heatwave, Day 2: Part 1 by Midgit

December 6th, 2001


Bardcon.org will be holding their first (of what hopes to be) annual meeting in Chicago April 13th and 14th, 2002. We expect first year attendance at 200 people and we are planning things accordingly. At this time we are researching locations and expect ticket prices to be between $30-40 for both days of the convention. A dinner is also being planned for 7 pm on Sunday, the final day of the convention at a separate charge — this again will be in the $30-40 range. If feasible we may offer a discount to those who purchase both a con ticket and a dinner ticket.

We’re currently looking for fan fiction writers who would like to meet with fans that weekend to discuss the characters we love. Buffy, Xena, Star Trek, Star Wars, you name it — it’s a workshop/panel/seminar atmosphere which will let the ‘bards’ interact with the readers and vice verse. As an added bonus to Xena fans, the About Face Theater will be doing a musical revue of Xena Live II with a special performance time for us, which will be announced at a later date, where the audience can do a Q and A with the shows stars and writers. Ticket prices for Xena Live will also follow soon.

Currently, we’re searching for fan fiction writers from all areas on the web. If you think you’re interested in attending and/or would like to be part of a discussion/signing event please email bardcon@hotmail.com and information will be sent to you.

We’ve been to many official conventions over the years and one of the most appeal aspects are the fan run events during those times. This is a convention created by the fans for the fans so we ask that you take the time to consider it and please let us know if you would be willing to commit to a tentative schedule.

Thank you for your time,

Bardcon Organizers,
CN Winters
Heartbrkn Bard
Joseph Connley


Justice Deferred by Alex P. [über/unfinished]
Summary Pending. Added parts 1 through 3

December 5th, 2001

Added revised sections of Minerva's White Nights

parts 7 - 16 (chapters 15 - 41)

Added part 20, part 21, and part 22 (conclusion) of Mississippi Blues by Blue Dragon


Soulmates by codeina nikelika

December 4th, 2001

Daggers of Meggido by Jean and Xenafan911
Damien Thorn has built a time machine. His destination, the village of Meggido. A simple mission to retrieve the ancient daggers--the only known weapons that can destroy him. Simple...until a hero came along to stop him. Her name was Xena...

Sex Education by Greek Warrior[uber/alt/finished]
A short story written in response to a PWP challenge. Alison is a doctor on a space station orbiting earth where sex is a forgotten thing of the past, until Piper comes along.

Raven & Sparrow by Littlespit
Tthe co-winner in the first Annual PWP contest on the Yomavis group!

The Gift By Littlespit
summary pending

Isabelle by Dee
This is a hurt/comfort story about two remarkable women, whose lives inspired the author to retell what has been learned about them for a broader audience.It does deal with a difficult issue, breast cancer, but also of a transcending love.

Added part 17, part 18, and part 19 of Mississippi Blues by Blue Dragon


Curly Toes by Ellie Maziekien

by Terri Lyn Stanfield

The Nightmare part 36
The Nightmare part 37
The Nightmare part 38
The Nightmare part 39
The Nightmare part 40


December 3rd, 2001

Welcome a new bard to the Academy, Sinful!

I've Seen the Devil's Eyes by Sinful
The story finds X&G in a eerie town of Brimstone, where a murder and a mysterious forest go hand in hand, unfortunately an evil is lurching just under the surface.

Drifter by Amber Andersen [unfinished]
A woman, Alianna has been cursed by a sorceress to go through each reincarnation, remembering all of her lives clearly. She is slowly going insane, then she meets Rickie, a kind cashier.


December 2nd, 2001

Mess At The Amazon Village by Nyktosia [script]
After three months of being apart Xena and Gabrielle meet up at the amazon village. There the whole mess erupts. The warrior thinks that Gabrielle is in love with an amazon named Nysa, Gabrielle thinks that Xena is in love with an amazon named Rena and the whole village thinks that Xena and Gabrielle are sleeping together. Total mess!

December 1st, 2001

Updated Eileen Marks' Ultimate Über List

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