January 31st, 2001

I'd like to welcome another bard to the Academy. Today we hear from Imagine. I got caught up in this story while preparing it to upload for you all today and was so impressed by this story! Go give it a look -

What Do You Do? by Imagine

On a mid autumn night in an Athenian "house of pleasure", the attention of a courtesan named Tersa is captured byİa table of warriors ... and a wild warrior of a girl named Xena.


A Royal Amazon Wedding by Carole Giorgio

January 30th, 2001

Added Part 3 of Rightful Claims by AJ

Added the latest in Carrie Carr's Lex and Amanda series. Go and read part 1 of Strength of the Heart .

Added part 12 of Cold by Midgit.

January 29th, 2001

Welcome to a newcomer joining the Academy. A great big howdy to Kelly Aten!

Starting Over by Kelly Aten

a very short 6 pageİuber fanfic about a budding friendship between a lonely woman named Julie and a cabby named Cat.

Moving On by Kelly Aten

the 23 pageİsequel where the friendship between Julie and Cat turns into a budding romance. This one is alternative fiction (very mild), all warnings are in the disclaimers.

The End Of Our Beginning by Kelly Aten

a very short 4 page Uber first time fanfic. Two women meet in a laundromat and feel a connection.

Love Thy Neighbor by Kelly Aten

a medium length 52 page uber fanfic about aİwoman who moves into her new apartment and falls for her neighbor. A little mild sex, violence, swearing andİromance but other than the fact that it's alternative fiction, nothing we haven't seen on TV.İİAll warnings are in the disclaimers.

A Royal Amazon Wedding by Carole Giorgio

The final story in the New Beginnings Series


Quality Dying Time by Temora


A Perfect World by Terri Lyn Stanfield


January 27th, 2001


I would like to congratulate Shadowriter on winning the Xippy for the story Passing On. For those who have yet to read it, go take a look!

Passing On

It was written in the summer of 1995 after Shadowriter lost a good friend to AIDS.


Also this in from Jules Kurre:

This is for anyone who read and liked Bar Girls by Jules Kurre. Her publisher, RAP, has expressed an interest in taking its books to "real" bookstores (i.e., not just Internet) and they are encouraging the authors to advertise their books. She's in the process of getting together what is known as a "praise sheet" (a collection of endorsements for the book). If you are interested in writing a brief comment (no more than 150 words is necessary) about Bar Girls and you are willing to include your name (it can be a pseudonym), where you live (generally, like Jane Doe, Columbus, Ohio), and your occupation (optional), she would appreciate it. You can email those comments to juleskurre@aol.com and she'll include them in the "praise sheet" that will be sent out to bookstores around the country. Bookstores are more likely to carry a book that they know people have read and liked.

Also, writing online reviews for Bar Girls on Internet bookstore web sites such as bn.com, amazon.com, and borders.com is extremely helpful. Often, people buy a book based on those online reviews. If you are so inclined to do so, Jules would be very grateful.

If anyone would still like a copy of Bar Girls and hasn't ordered one, you can do so through The Open Book, Ltd., a bookstore in Sacramento, CA, currently carrying the RAP titles. They are linked from the RAP web site (http://www.rapbooks.com) or you can go directly to their site by going here: http://www.openbookltd.com

Jules extends her thanks to everyone.


Added part 2 of KM Moon's Considerable Appeal (sequel to Undeniable)


by Terri Stansfield

Perfect World

You're Not Here

Clichés II

Out of the Blue

No Answers

I Believe


Mama Tried

Leave Me Be

Friends or Lovers

Because of You


And the Wall Came Tumbling Down

Used Again

Unknown Destination

So Long Sucker


January 26th, 2001

Quality Dying Time by Temora [Classic/Drama/60 pages]

When an accident injures and traps the warrior and bard in a landslide on the side of an isolated mountain, an unpredictable, infuriating and disturbed nine-year-old girl, Tai, is their only chanceİfor rescue.İThe problem is that Tai doesn't want to get help.İShe wants to talk. But their time is limited, and it is fast running out...

Set towards the end of Season Three, this is a dialogue-heavy piece with some interesting twists. Guaranteed to make you think, or at least creep you out.

Shattered by Lariel

A Conqueror story: How can one woman make a difference, in the face of oppression, cruelty and fear? How can another woman risk her life to save the ruined remains of an idealistic rebel? And how can hope survive when it grows on the barren soil of the Conqueror's Corinth?

An addition by Lead Fox into the 55 word story section. This one is "Waltz"

Added part 2 of Falling by Grit

Added part 22 of ArdentTly's Conqueror's Harvest

Added part 2 of Sarkel's The Odd Couple

Added part 19 of Web Bard's Soul Crossing

January 25th, 2001

I have an early update today to give y'all time to read it <G>. Here is Book Six of S.X. Meagher's I Found My Heart in San Francisco


here is the eBook version

and the zipped version


January 24th, 2001

A Comedy Tonight by Lead Fox

Seeing the end of their life in the spotlight, Xena, Gabrielle and the other reoccurring Xena characters for the "Forced Into Early Retirement Players." The troupe rents a theatre and puts on one last show, with semi-successful results.

Stephanie encounters more than a few surprises in the conclusion of Mavis Applewater's Finding My Way.

Capture My Heart by Ali Vali

A story set in Egypt about Ramses IV a female pharaoh. She falls in love with a Hebrew slave named Sarah and her son Samuel. It is the beginning of a new era in ancient Egypt and the first story about the love shared by these two women.

Added part 31 and part 32 of Shadowriter's Conspiracy of Swords

Also from Shadowriter - I have added two stories that are more original fiction than über. If Anna feels up to making a new section for the Academy <g> then they will ultimately be posted there, if not, they will be listed in the über section...for now.

Passing On

It was written in the summer of 1995 after Shadowriter lost a good friend to AIDS.


A short 5 page piece of a scene in the bar.


Con-Templating by Ellie Maziekien

How Do We Know by Ellie Maziekien

Getaway by Ellie Maziekien

Sheroes by Merry Angel

January 22nd, 2001

Updated the Ultimate Über List by Eileen Marks

Added EVERY CLOUD HAS (part 5 of Sugar and Spices) by Katherine Smyth

Added A Silver Lining (part 6 of Sugar and Spices) by Katherine Smyth

Added part 5 of Talaran's The Darkest Hour (sequel to Vendetta)

The Twilight of the Gods by Phantom Bard [general]

In this sequel to "Xena : Goddess of War", Ares and Xena are the God and Goddess of War. They fight invading Gods for Earth's future, and we learn how the cyclic nature of history is bound to the Chakram.

January 21st, 2001

Welcome to another new bard! Dreams has joined the Academy with two stories. I am just going to put her synopsis since it is what drew me to the stories <G>.

Alix By Dreams

Valerie By Dreams

They're both alt-uber ... in fact, they're both part of the same story, just different perspectives. They're about an underground civilization of chickens, torn between chaos and ... Alright, they're not really about chickens at all. Or a civilization ... in fact, no one goes underground at all during the tale .. It's more about ... um ... love .. and lies .. and ... well, you get the idea. No you probably don't. That's okay. I don't either, and I wrote it.

Added part 25 of Reece's Faith by Vertigo


A Perfect Man by Terri Lyn Stanfield

January 20th, 2001


Morrisey is finally moving on with her life after a horrible experience when the unexpected and unwelcome appearance of Charlene, a woman she wishes would stay away, throws plans out of whack.

Several stories by a new bard to the Academy, welcome to karenk!


Ashley and Terry have to face the consequences of the actions they each took in the past. There is no time for regrets as the decisions they make now will affect any future they have with each other.

The Dance:

The mystery of a relationship - a dance of love and pain - unfolds in a hospital after a writer crashes.


Dana is looking for Jodie. It's been 2 years since the accident and since she had pushed Jodie out of her life. Now she's desperately looking for Jodie, in hope of a new beginning. What she doesn't know is that Jodie has a little surprise for her.


Everytime Lane closes her eyes, she sees Angeline's face. And everytime she cries, she sees her angel's smile. A night of forbidden passion tore them apart... now, what would bring them together again?


Turning Tide by Mystik Heart

Many Poems by Terri Lyn Stanfield

Raging Storm

Beyond Measure

Older and Wiser

Through the Eyes of Love

Down in da Bayou


The Wraith part 10

The Wraith part 11

The Wraith part 12

The Wraith part 13

The Wraith part 14

The Wraith part 15

The Wraith part 16

The Wraith part 17

The Wraith part 18

The Wraith part 19

January 19th, 2001

Who's Child by Kam

A sort of Sequel to my The Joining, and the first story I ever completed. Xena and Gabrielle in a quiet moment with their child.

And It's Only Love by Kam

Xena and Gabrielle attempt to return a child kidnapped by his father 8 years later. Hanky Alert.

Here's the latest installment of Sedona Rain part 13 by Carole Giorgio

Here is Soul Crossing Part 18 byİWeb Bard

Reese and Beth enjoy a romantic dinner and then fall under the spell of a sexy Greek dance.

Added part 21 of ArdentTly's Conqueror's Harvest

January 18th, 2001

Added part 45 of Jenah's Our Reunion

Added TWIX CUP AND LIP (part 4 of Sugar and Spices) by Katherine Smyth

Added part 3 of Omega by Alexiares

Added part 4 of A Centaurs' Tail by Alexiares


January 17th, 2001

Added part 11 of Midgit's Cold

Special Announcement

Here is an announcement I have been waiting for. If you guys haven't read the on-line version, here is the link...there is absolutely no reason to put it off any longer. It is a wonderfully zany comedy by two equally zany writers! Also keep in mind that under our author's pages, both of these fabulous writers have stories listed. I can HIGHLY recommend each and every one!

Also, Advocate adds to the announcement below that the shipping time listed at Amazon.com is incorrect. It should ship in days not weeks. They are working to get that fixed. Now, to XWPFanatic's announcement!

Great news, one and all!
Castaway is finally published and ready for purchasing!  It is available at Amazon.com and the link is supplied below.  Amazon is listing it at a mere <g> $12.95, which, I assure you, Advocate and I will see approximately $0.085 per book.  Yes, our get-rich-quick-scheme has come to fruition.  We only need every person on this planet to buy four books and we're set.  Wish us luck!
Why should you order this book?  Again, our retirement fund need help.  But you also get the delightful extra chapter, not released on the web, detailing Shannon and Ryan's post-island life.  It's a long chapter.  It's well worth your money. <bg>  Really.  Honestly.  Would we lie to you?
So ... here's the link.  Click it.  Order it.  Send a couple late Christmas gifts.  Early Valentine's.  Hell, even a St. Patrick's day present.
Don't be intimidated by the ship time saying 4-6 weeks.  We have been assured it's a lie.  It should be less than a week.  Of course, we have found that publishers lie repeatedly.  Oh well. 

Here it is at last!  Click here for the book!!

Be sure to also praise and honor our book in the review section.  Even if you don't buy it, you can still write a review.  We won't think any less of you just because you're cheap.  <bg>  Well, Advocate will, but I'm nicer than she is.

Also, Advocate suggests that everyone save on shipping buy purchasing at least 9 more copies of her delightful squirrel romp entitled 'The Story of Me'.  She's upset about the squirrel thing, but, hey, she wrote it.  She lives with the rodents.  (Ask Advocate about the singing fish she got for Christmas from a pal.)  Anyway, make Advocate feel better by clicking on the link below and buying one of her books.  The life you save, may be mine.  So ... here's the link ... it's coming up ... click on it:

Advocate's Squirrel Romp

Well, now you see why Advocate and I are attorneys and not in the marketing department.  However, we do promise you that world peace, better health and great sex will come about if you purchase our books.

Thank you and have a great day. <bg>


January 16th, 2001

Falling by Grit

Sent on an errand for her mother a fifteen year old Xena comes to Potedeia. And meets a small, blonde girl. Feeling herself pulled towards her in way she can't quite explain. Not knowing the pain Gabrielle has to go through at home she leaves again after a couple of days. But sometimes we're meant to meet and be together. A lesson Xena is about to learn herself. ... But will she accept her destiny? - The story covers nearly fifteen years in the lives of Xena and Gabrielle but I promise it will be finished and it won't be as long as it may sound.

Ugly Duckling by Murphy

Number 26 of the Journal Series


My Heart Has Walked With Yours by Beth

January 15th, 2001

Gabrielle's Fables 7 - A Day at the Fair... and what it leads to by Cassandra and Bik

Aquila gives Billie and Ergo a treat by taking them to a town that is having a fair. They are tired after their first day of seeing all the sights when they come across a chipmunk who loves a rabbit. But neither family approves of the union. The three companions decide to help the star-crossed lovers - with unexpected consequences. Our Shakespeare parody.

Added four..yes 4! new chapters of Shadowriter's popular Conspiracy of Swords

Added part 27, part 28, part 29, and part 30

Added part 23 and part 24 of Vertigo's Reece's Faith

Added part 17 of Web Bard's Soul Crossing

Beth and Reese begin their honeymoon on the island of Lesvos by visiting an ancient Greek bath house.

Poems by Terri Lyn Stanfield

The Wraith part 1

The Wraith part 2

The Wraith part 3

The Wraith part 4

The Wraith part 5

The Wraith part 6

The Wraith part 7

The Wraith part 8


January 14th, 2001

Added a new update from L.M. Townsend from the Amazon Queen Series, Part XVII, Warrior...Goddess of War?

January 13th, 2001


Announcing another set of award-winning X:WP fan fiction! The Swollen Buds of January 15 include 7 stories and series of stories by Jamie Boughen, Culprit (who wins two!), Becky Lutzke, and Purple Pen and repeat winners Missy Good and LJ Maas.

Some are short (very!) and some are long (very very!), but all have two things in common: they have all been completed and they are all uncommonly well written stories with exemplary plotting and craftsmanship.

To check out the winners, visit http://beyonduber.com/swollenbuds/

Then settle back in a comfy chair and prepare to enjoy the exciting lives -- and loves -- of Xena (regular and Conqueror models) and Gabrielle (bard and body slave versions) and their descendants and/or reincarnations Dar and Kerry. (Admit it: you've been looking for an excuse to re-read them from the beginning. Haven't you? We thought so!)

We'll be back with another set of winners in March. In the meantime: FEED THE BARDS! (Their email addys are included on the site; just click and write!) Let them know how much their work has affected or entertained you. It takes but a moment and it means a lot.


Added the latest update from a former Swollen Bud winner, part 10 of Cold by Midgit

Added episode 3 of Knowing Me, Knowing You by Jaden

Crusader: Twisted and Butchered. By Silent Dee.

This story is a re-working of the season 4 episode "Crusader" told as if Najara was a raving alcoholic, (full of the Gin) and in denial about her feelings towards Gabrielle. It includes some slight subtext moments, but nothing at all graphic, and quite a bit of swearing from Najara. Hopefully, it's quite amusing....


By Terri Lyn Stanfield

Is This Love?

Love Eternal


Get in the Game

Can You Feel It?

Enough Already

The Best Things

It Should Have Been Me

Hateful Youth

No Regrets

I'm Not Old!

The Ladder



January 12th, 2001


Added part 7 of Lena's The Awakening

Added part 22 of Malaurie Barber's Culture Clash


January 11th, 2001

Considerable Appeal by K.M. Moon

Jess and Robin are back in this sequel to "Undeniable". The story picks up about one week later and follows the junior partner and the associate as they seek to strengthen their bond amid the potential conflicts of family, friends, work and their own personal demons. The question is, can they maintain their relationship without risking everything?

What Lucy Did Next by Jay

Lucifer plans his escape from Hell and his revenge on Xena, but things don't quite go according to plan...

Last Wish of Gabrielle by Murphy

part 24 of the Gabrielle's Journal series

Girl in the Window by Murphy

part 25 of the Gabrielle's Journal series

January 10th, 2001


For the multitude of you who have asked about the status of Don't Ask, Don't Tell by S.K. Allen

You can pass on that I am working on a very important project that has taken all of my time and is due to be finalized any day now. Unfortunately it has nothing to do with me writing... but He is special to me all the same. I just moved back home to VA from Arizona which has been my first delay. I am living at home with my parents, and working as often as I can before I have to take maternity leave. The baby is due any day now, and I will let you all know when he comes. Unfortunately that has slowed me down on everything else... and I will do my best to get back to writing or really editing the story as soon as possible. Thank you all for your concern, Merry Christmas, and Happy new year.

Contact her at DarRobVP@aol.com


Congratulations to LJ Maas. Her book, Tumbleweed Fever is listed as number 9 for best selling books at THE OPEN BOOK'S BEST-SELLING BOOKS FOR DECEMBER 2000 (These books are now listed and available for purchase at http://www.openbookltd.com/topsellers.shtml )


Another Day In The Life by Jay

What happens when a grouchy Warrior Princess with insomnia and her long suffering sidekick stumble across some alternative XWP fanfic? Set after the end of season five.

Added part 9 of Midgit's Cold

Added part 16 of Soul Crossing by Web Bard

Beth and Reese encounter rough seas during their trip to the Greek Islands that leaves one of them in perilous waters.

Added Many a Slip (part 3 of Sugar and Spices) by Katherine Smyth

Added the newest update to the Ultimate Über List by Eileen Marks


Second Chance by Harpy

That Time of Night by Harpy

Christmas Wishes Christmas Gifts by Shadowriter


two by Ellie Maziekien -

Season's Endings

I Resolve to Diet

and four by Terri Lyn Stanfield -

The Queen of Loneliness part 3

The Queen of Loneliness part 4

The Queen of Loneliness part 5

The Queen of Loneliness part 6


January 8th, 2001

Thud by Stacia Seaman

It's sort of an uber Xena/X-Files crossover; Gabrielle, Scully, and I go out for a few drinks one night in DC. No plot, just fun.


January 7th, 2001

Warrior...Conqueror...Queen...Bard by Mark Annetts

This story is set after the 5th season ep "Amphipolis Under Siege". It involves alternate realities, a face-to-face confrontation between Xena and the Conqueror, and Gabrielle and an Amazon Queen of the same name, plus an assortment of Olympians, Amazons and other hangers on.

Added part 8 of one of the best stories around today! Updated Belief by Troubleshooter

Added part 17, part 18 and part 19 of ArdentTly's The Conqueror's Harvest

Added part 19, part 20, part 21 and part 22 of Vertigo's Reece's Faith (just a warning, don't read at work!)


Blanketed in Love by Terri Lyn Stanfield

The Queen of Loneliness part 1 by Terri Lyn Stanfield

The Queen of Loneliness part 2 by Terri Lyn Stanfield


January 6th, 2001

Fixed the name of Katherine Smyth's story from All Things Come to the realllll name of Sugar and Spices - part 1 All Things Come. Also added part 2 - To Those That Wait

January 5th, 2001

Two more new bards to add to the Academy scrolls today! I would like you to welcome Lead Fox and Katherine Smyth!

Lead Fox gives us a two part story today. Part one is ...And From a Grape and part two is ...Came a Seed

Xena and Gabrielle are called to Corinth, to act as character witnesses in the trial of Autolycus. When facts prove hard to come by, devine intervention is suspected. Gabrielle comes to terms with her love for Xena, at the most inappropriate time.

All Things Come by Katherine Smyth

Take one Australian Cook who's just a little confused and lost. Add one city restaurant and some interesting incidents, combine thoroughly. Beat in the adventures with a trouble-magnet waitress and bake for six parts. Decorate liberally with a good sense of humor and serve to a waiting public.


January 4th, 2001

Added Part XVI - Warrior...Bard...Priestess of the Amazon Queen series by L.M. Townsend

With the babies' impending birth, MelysÎ is troubled by some unfinished business in Britannia - and even more troubled by secrets from her own mother's past.

Added part 6 of A Change of Heart by Kawai

Hanging Gabrielle By Claire Withercross

Hanging Gabrielle is a little vignette that does exactly what the title suggests. Except Claire says she doesn't go all the way to protect the squeamish.

January 3rd, 2001

Welcome Home by Mia

This is a very short story of two people finding each other. Written by a first time writer and I am so looking forward to more submissions by her. I recommend you give it a look!

Once Upon an Uber: A Fractured Fairy Tale by TaraKerry

In this fractured fairy tale, Snow White gets help from her Fairy Godmother as she battles nasty trolls and an evil huntress in her search for the sleeping beauty taken away by Prince Charming.

Path of a Queen by LJ Maas

The latest entry in LJ's very popular Queen series. Gabrielle and Xena go through a dark period, do they come out of it unscathed?

Eyes of Love by Mikki Hibbens

It's a short reunion/reaffirmation of the bond between our two gals and falls after ROTV.

Added Fire and Ice Part Twelve by Alison Phipps

Added part 15 of Soul Crossing by Web Bard

Beth and Reese begin their life together by taking a boat to the Greek Islands.

Poems by Terri Lyn Stanfield



Only Forever

Priceless Treasure


January 1st, 2001

When We Were Together by CarmenKid

New Year's Eve, a honeymoon suite, and two women...what else could this be? That's right, a first time story! [über/finished]

Added part 8 of Cold by the fantastic writer and good pal o' mine, Midgit

Added part 9 (conclusion) of Mythe's Loving the Conqueror


You Need to Know by Amber A.