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Channel 1 has shown you comedy, drama, reality and talk shows...
but we would be remiss if we didn't show
a Xenatized version of the most beloved genre of them all...
Tonight, Must Xe-TV is proud to present Amphipolis Squares,
MCed by the one, the only...JACE!
And finally Sunday...don't you wish you had a place,
like an, like a tavern...
a place to go where everybody knows your name...and they still let you in. <.bg.>
Pull up a barstool, have an ale and catch up with Xena and the Gang at...Cheers.

What are you waiting for?
Playing only at the Royal Academy of Bards

August 31st, 2003

Added part 7 (conclusion) of The Fallen by S. Derkins

Announcement from DC Bardfest

If you are planning on joining the Monuments by Moonlight tour or the Dandy Dinner cruise, you need to get their orders in for the BardFest this weekend.
And a reminder if you want tickets that include meals and the sessions with the guest stars (they are linked) you need to get their orders in by the 15th.

August 30th, 2003

Added part 3 (edited version) of The Curse of Higuchi by Crystal Michallet

August 29th, 2003

Welcome to the Academy, Gentle Rebel!

Watching Her by Gentle Rebel [über/very short story/finished]
A brief story about 2 women and the importance of one moment in time.

Added part 7 of The Fallen by S. Derkins

Added part 2 of Zee's D'Artagnan

Added part 10 of Murrook Farm by Lois Kay

August 28th, 2003

Welcome to the Academy, Carlisle!

Sotta La Luna by Carlisle [alt/über/unfinished]
When Christian Farrow sends a detective to locate an old friend , she finds herself reliving mistakes made years ago... 
It was supposed to be fairly easy. They had jobs and apartments lined up, they had a little cash to grease the wheels. All they needed was to pack up and Venice, Italy. But the language barrier became the least of their problems as Christian realized she'd fallen in love with her friend, Alex. The decisions they make set them on a course that changes them forever. This story is about how they try to change it back.

Added part 6 of The Fallen by S. Derkins

Added part 29 of Time's Fell Hand by L.J. Maas

Exam (The) - Black Dragoon
Something I Said – Denic
Legacy (The) - Simahoyo

August 27th, 2003

Added part 4 of What Mother Never Told Me by Leslie Ann Miller

Added revised part 2 Curse of Higuchi by Crystal Michallet

New eBooks
Duster - S. Derkins
Black's Magic - MJ & Cephalgia

Removed eBooks by request of author
Amazon Awakenings - Dawn Lemmane

August 26th, 2003

Important note - I recently took a look at our yahoo email group that allowed the authors to submit to us and somehow it was wiped out except for the 6 munchkins. I'm not sure if it's part of the new and improved yahoo or not. Our apologies for anyone who was inadvertently unsubscribed. It isn't because of us! Please resubscribe at :
set the mail settings to no mail or special notices please.
Thanks and sorry about the inconvenience :(


The Exam by Black Dragoon [pwp/complete/original]
The definition of 'doctor/patient relationship' was liberally broadened in this PWP tale of a medical examination. [munchkin note- do NOT read at work...whew!]

Added part 14 (the conclusion) of Denic's Something I Said

Added part 9 [revised version] of The Dragon Chain by Charmdfate

Updated Eileen Marks' Ultimate Über List

August 25th, 2003

Another World by D.K. Ward [über/PG13/incomplete]

To Find What Was Mine by Red Hope [classic/alt/incomplete]
The story continues into Gabrielle's life as she takes on a new master. She soon is sent away to the Academy of Performing Bards to learn another side of herself. Xena, however, hits the high seas and becomes one of the most well-known pirates. She also meets up with Caesar, Julius Caesar and two other women that shape her destiny.

Added part 5 of The Fallen by S.Derkins

August 24th, 2003

Added part 2 and part 3 (conclusion) of Duster by S.Derkins

August 23rd, 2003

Billie and Jewl by Katia N. Ruiz [original/alt/unfinished]
In a small town where secrets are so hard to keep, two women struggle with their love. But when fear tears them apart, their lives take off in different directions, setting them through paths that are separate, but that could at any moment intermingle.

Duster by S. Derkins [original/alt/unfinished]
A Quasi Sci-fi about a female prisoner falling for the new guard Hey, don't we all love those cheesy B movies? *G*

Added part 4 of The Fallen by S.Derkins

August 22nd, 2003

The Academy is very honored to have a new 'old' bard join our ranks, a big welcome to DJWP!

The Irresistible Flame by DJWP [classic X/G/alt/unfinished]
In the end, when all the smoke clears, it will be a story about Xena and Gabrielle. Long Live X&G Alt Fanfic!

Added part 7 (conclusion) of Black's Magic by MJ and Cephalgia

Added part 9 of Murrook Farm by Lois Kay

New eBooks
Her Sole Desire - BS Raven
What Perdicus Knew - Portia
Somewhere in Hollywood - J. Rose

August 21st, 2003

As everyone else, the Academy email address has been hit with the virii going around the past few days. Please make sure you put an appropriate subject heading as we are deleting anything without one or with one of the latest (i.e. "wicked screensaver", "your application", "details", etc.). So please put a proper heading so we don't inadvertently delete your messages or submissions, they're important to us!

Her Sole Desire by BS Raven [original/alt/complete]
Catskill's Sheriff Kate McGuinness has exiled love from her life forever, but 'forever' ends late one summer when Dr. Carling Reed arrives to do forensics pathology work on two unsolved crimes, and defiantly walks through Kate's heart's door, a heart with walls, memories and secrets. Together, they're an unlikely team, but their meeting was fate. Fate when an older woman's feelings for a younger one are the results achieved by the process of discovering one's sole desire.
Kate goes through some light inner conflicts involving her personal self-discovery issues, including age difference, a previous love, and Carling's job challenges. The happy ending story has a few doses of humor, some of the younger woman's dreamscapes and a couple of mysteries. It is a story where the two women's union becomes ecstasy! Or does it?

What Perdicus Knew by Portia [classic/alt/complete]
It is a love story about Xena and Gabrielle, but also a story about Perdicus' unrequited love of Gabrielle and how he feels about the whole situation. It begins later that same morning Gabrielle leaves Poteidaia in search of Xena.

Added part 3 of The Fallen by S.Derkins

August 20th, 2003

Added part 7 (conclusion) of Somewhere in Hollywood by J. Rose

August 19th, 2003

Added part 5 and 6 of War, Peace, Love & Understanding by CD McKendry

New Ebooks
Xena of Gaul - Julia Noel Goldman (Xena's Little Bitch)
Praise You - Julia Noel Goldman (Xena's Little Bitch)
The House of Lao - Julia Noel Goldman (Xena's Little Bitch)
Deep In the Woods - Julia Noel Goldman (Xena's Little Bitch)
Constancy - Julia Noel Goldman (Xena's Little Bitch)
Cat Burglar (The) - D.K. Ward

August 18th, 2003

Added part 6 of Black's Magic by MJ and Cephalgia

Added part 2 of The Fallen by S. Derkins

August 17th, 2003

The Cat Burglar by D.K. Ward [über/alt/complete]

Added part 14 of Revolution by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman

New eBooks
Best Friends - DK Ward
The Sleep - DK Ward
Better Than Ruling The World - Xena's Little Bitch
Hubris of Champions - Xena's Little Bitch
A Million Ways - Xena's Little Bitch
Wish Come True - Xena's Little Bitch
Fortune Favors the Brave - Xena's Little Bitch
Being Everything - Xena's Little Bitch
Like You Really Like It - Xena’s Little Bitch
Dancing In the Moonlight - Xena's Little Bitch
That Unfamiliar Activity - Xena's Little Bitch
Best of Intentions (The) - XFBARD

August 16th, 2003

Added part 3 of What Mother Never Told Me by Leslie Ann Miller

August 15th, 2003


Added part 8 (chapters 36 to 40) of the re-edited version of Our Reunion by Jenah.

Added part 17 of Fate by Kaia

Added part 8 of Lois Kay's Murrook Farm

The Sleep by D.K. Ward [über/alt/complete]

Best Friends by D.K. Ward [über/alt/complete/pdf file]


- From D.K. Ward

I'm seeking someone that is either a lesbian, or doesn't mind writing/being involved in writing stories about the relationships between women. These aren't porn stories nor smut. This is a legit request and I'd like legit responses. Please email me at

If you'd like to see what type of stories you would be co-authoring, please see my site An Artists Haven  and check the Fan Fiction section. I'll need someone for the last book of the series "Dark Rain"

I'm also seeking an editor for the series. Gender is not an issue here, but if you're male, please understand these books/short stories are about women relationships and do not at any time depict straight relationships or are written to please men.

Thanks for your time.

August 14th, 2003

Added part 5 of Black's Magic by MJ and Cephalgia

Added part 22 of Harley's Poetry in Motion

Added part 6 of The Way Things Should Be by Carrie Carr


News from DC BardFest
Katherine Fugate has graciously agreed to assist with the Charity Auction! There are new items in the Auction, including an autographed photo from the cast of CSI. Raffle Ticket Order Forms are now available on the web site. Tickets may be purchased with check or money order. More Raffle items will be added soon.
Cavalier Press, Fortitude Press and StarCrossed Productions are proud to sponsor a toy and clothing drive for the children of the Starship Foundation. During DC BardFest, attendees are invited to bring a new toy or an item of clothing, which will be sent directly to the foundation and distributed to the children. The sponsors of the event have purchased the loveable little Starship Bears and the first 150 people who make a donation will get a bear as a keepsake for their generosity. Please see the web site for guidelines for the donations.

August 13th, 2003

All Our Flowers by Phantom Bard [mostly classic with Mel/Janice]
This is a series of five vignettes inspired by the lyrics of the Pete Seeger song, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", as recorded by The Kingston Trio. I was going through my old 45s after watching a tape of "A Good Day". 

The Fallen by S. Derkins [original/alt/unfinished]
The story of Lona and her alien mate Tashalia continues. Their child is due soon  and Lona's enemies plot their revenge.

Added the complete, edited version of Lad of Moss by S. Derkins


Lad of Moss - S. Derkins
Malicious Pursuit - KG MacGregor
The Spy Who Killed Me by Barbara Davies

August 12th, 2003

Malicious Pursuit by KG MacGregor [alt/original/complete]
Ruth Ferguson wants a chance at a new life for her daughter and herself, and she's willing to risk everything to get it. Spencer Rollins wants to stay alive long enough to bring her friend's murderers to justice. When their desperate lives collide on a rainy night, each one's fate is delivered to the other's hands. This is a tale of action and intrigue; trust and sacrifice; and above all, friendship and love.

Added part 13 of Revolution by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman

Added part 18 of Murder Has Two Faces by Tonya S. Coley

August 11th, 2003

The Spy Who Killed Me by Barbara Davies [alt/Über/complete]
Sequel to 'Say Goodbye to Boston' and 'A View to a Kiss'. After their fraught mission in Brazil, British secret agents Ashley Blade and Jemma Jacobs return home to London looking for some rest and relaxation...

Added part 18 of Murder Has Two Faces by Tonya S. Coley

August 10th, 2003

Added part 2 of What Mother Never Told Me by Leslie Ann Miller

August 9th, 2003

Welcome to two new bards at the Academy!!!

War, Peace, Love & Understanding by CD McKendry [Über; alt; unfinished]
At the age of seventeen, Kristina decides she has to leave. She has to get away from her abusive father, indifferent mother and oppressive school. Twelve years later, she receives a phone call asking her to return to her childhood hell to care for her dying mother. There she has to face the past she has worked so hard to escape and the woman that pushed her over the edge...

The Best of Intentions by XFBARD [alt; finished]
Xena and Gabrielle arrive back in the Amazon village after their honeymoon. Xena is recruited to help with a hunting party and leaves the bard to her own devices for two weeks. A stranger comes to the village, but all is not as it seems. Xena arrives home to find her wife the object of another's affections and her protective streak kicks in, is it warranted? We shall see.

The Torture of Time by DK Ward [revised; alt]
This new version of TTOT is nearly complete, and has already been picked up for publication in e-book form (I'll post a link to the site when it's available) while I ready it for paper publication. There's also a new drawing added of "Sydney Williams".

Added part 28 of Time's Fell Hand by LJ Maas

Added part 4 of Dimples' Love on the Line

Added part 6 of Somewhere in Hollywood by J. Rose

Added part 4 of Black's Magic by MJ & Cephalgia

August 8th, 2003

Added part 13 of Denic's Something I Said

Added part 7 of Lois Kay's Murrook Farm

Welcome to the Academy, Xena's Little Bitch aka Julia Noel Goldman! We have a ton of stuff for her so have fun reading! All stories are complete [and quite excellent!]

Like You Really Like It — This story fits into that well-loved category of First Time Hurt/Comfort Stories Taking Place In A Cave. It occurs just after the events of “The Ides of March."

Being Everything — A kinky first time story taking place directly after "Eternal Bonds." Protecting Xena and Eve brings out Gabrielle's butch side... Sigh...

That Unfamiliar Activity — This story fits into that well-loved category of First Time Stories Taking Place In A Cave; no hurt/comfort here, but there's a pregnant Xena sex scene if that makes up for it. It takes place right after "Back In The Bottle."

Dancing In the Moonlight — A first time story taking place immediately after the events of "Lyre Lyre, Hearts On Fire," Who wasn't inspired by the way Gabrielle looked in the beaded go-go outfit?

A Million Ways — An explicitly erotic first time story taking place sometime during the fifth season. Xena just can't stop fantasizing about getting it on with Our Gabrielle. Will she have the nerve to act on her fantasies? Hmmmm...

Wish Come True — This is a sweet, intimate first time/hurt/comfort story taking place a few months before The Hercules Trilogy. A classic "Wounded and trapped in a cave, Xena tries to come to terms with both her self-hate and her love for Gabrielle" story.

Better Than Ruling The World — In this slightly alternate timeline, Xena avoids Caesar's original betrayal and focuses on pirating, causing her to meet Gabrielle a few years earlier than she otherwise would have. They sail the seas and get to know each other, until Gabrielle decides she wants to study at the Athens City Academy of The Performing Bards...

Hubris of Champions — It's just after "Motherhood," and Xena's acting out. Gabrielle and Eve chat about morality and the 5th season in an effort to get her to communicate with them.

Fortune Favors the Brave — Xena is the Conqueror, bored, angry, and full of self hate. After hanging the agitator Gabrielle from a cross and breaking her legs, she realizes it might behoove her to take her down and heal her, so she does.

Deep In the Woods — A humorous, romantic fairy tale that is also a slightly kinky first time story.

Constancy — Ever wonder what Gabrielle was thinking that year she was lying on the rock, protected by Grunhilda's flame? Or what might have happened if Xena and Gabrielle had their first time just after "Return of The Valkyrie"? Look no further!

Praise You — Ever wonder what Xena was thinking after "To Helicon and Back"? Or what might have happened if Xena and Gabrielle had their first time soon after that! Go ahead and read it!

The House of Lao — Travel to an alternate timeline where Xena and Borias stayed in Chin and ruled it with Lao Ma. Needless to say, Gabrielle shows up eventually, and nature takes it's course.

Xena of Gaul — This alternate time line story begins when Xena is a child slave and chronicles her unique adventures with Gabrielle. Described by readers as either "charming" or "disturbing," this unusual story is best described by reading its disclaimers.

The Empress & The Playwright — "When Fates Collide" and the weeks following, from Gabrielle's point of view.

On the Way to Corinth — Another alternate time line story. In this one, Xena is a young warlord on the rise when she happens upon Poteidaia and runs into Gabrielle, whose parents don't approve but of course that doesn't really matter.

The Conqueror's Touch — A work of erotica concerning the Conqueror and her new body slave.

The Hunt of the Unicorn — A kind of über first time story based on the famous Unicorn Tapestries.

Purple Flowers — An alternate time line story relating the tale of the lives of Xena and Gabrielle in a world where Xena didn't fight back against Cortese.

Everything I Know — After the events of "Friend In Need", Gabrielle is sad and waxes philosophical. 

The Moral of the Story — A courtroom comedy taking place just after "Friend In Need." With Ares as judge and Callisto as prosecutor, the verdict is far from sure.

August 7th, 2003

Added part 21 of Harley's Poetry in Motion

Added part 21 of Vertigo's Hidden Desires

Added part 14 (conclusion) of S.Derkins' Lad of Moss

New eBooks
Blind Side of Love - Dreams
Coming Home - PattyS

August 6th, 2003

AN INNOCENT HEART ~ by  Heike Freudenmann and G. S. Binkley [finished]
“An Innocent Heart” is about a woman’s disillusioned quest for love.  After giving her heart to another ten years earlier, Robin Hart decided to shun love forever. But an unexpected reunion with an old friend tests her resolve and gives hope to the beautiful Kim Patakas who has troubles of her own.  When Robin intercedes between Kim and her boyfriend, the young woman tries one more time to find the key to her true love’s heart. Both Robin and Kim have to search within, melting away the layers of insecurities and doubts that they will only be able to do with each other as they pursue their own quest for love.

Added parts 4 and 5 of Somewhere in Hollywood by J. Rose

August 5th, 2003

No Ocean Deep by Cate Swannell [Über; alt; unfinished]
The sequel to Heart's Passage...

You, Me & The Tripolis Militia by Jay [alt; finished]
A sequel to "A Return to Form," Xena and Gabrielle make their way back to Amphipolis to lay Xena's ashes to rest. Will Gabrielle ever let go of the urn? Was Cyrene really a witch? Will Aphrodite ever stop crying?

The Blind Side of Love by Dreams [alt/Über/complete]
Summary pending...

What Mother Never Told Me by Leslie Ann Miller [postFIN; alt; unfinished]
Set over 20 years after FIN, sixteen year old Thalia, daughter of the reclusive and slightly overprotective innkeeper of Amphipolis, begins a long journey of discovery and adventure when she is accepted as Homer's apprentice at the Athens City Academy of Performing Bards.

Dark Raine by DK Ward [unfinished]
The final chapter in the Bonds Series. Malik and Gabby are murdered, and it's up to their daughter Raine to find their killer. With the help of some old friends, Raine struggles to devise a way to return her home back to the peaceful environment she's only known in all her life.

Added part 12 of Revolution by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman

Added part 3 of Somewhere in Hollywood by J. Rose

August 4th, 2003

Coming Home by Patty S. [Über; gen]
A very small vignette about two souls coming together at last. It’s an uber tale, but not what you are expecting. But give it a chance. The ending may surprise you.

Location, Location, Location by Rab Donald
I had a 'conversation' with Steph earlier in which she suggested I make a pratfall exit. Presumably rhetorical (can I extricate myself any other way?) it horribly prompted me to write a *genuine* experience I had many years ago.

Added Part 1 (revised) of The Curse of Higuchi by L. Crystal Michallet-Romero

Added Part 3 of Black's Magic by MJ & Cephalgia

August 3rd, 2003

A new offering from Mavis Applewater's Wednesday Afternoon Series.
Island Dreams
Robbie Gunner is a carefree beach bum who makes a meager living flying pushy Americans around from the island paradise she calls home. Everything changes one day when she agrees to fly the most obnoxious woman she has ever met and they never reach their destination.

Added part 33, part 34 and part 35 (conclusion) of Adeptus Major by PsiDraconis

Added a revised version of Part 1 and Part 2 of Somewhere in Hollywood by J. Rose

August 2nd, 2003

Announcement from L. Crystal Michallet-Romero
The August Charani Award goes to:
Her Sole Desire, by B.S. Raven is an intriguing mystery reminiscent of the CSI genre. This thrilling story is filled with twists and turns that keep the readers glued to the edge of their seat. HSD is a mystery that will keep you spellbound. The portrayals of the Native and African American characters are flawless and it is because of their inclusion, and the story’s depths that I am giving it the Charani Award of Excellence in Fiction for Ethnic Diversity for August 2003.
HSD is posted at:

Welcome to J. Rose!
Somewhere in Hollywood by J. Rose [Über/alt/finished]
This is essentially a modern day fairy tale. It is necessary to forget everything you know, everything you think you know, and believe that anything can happen in the land called Hollywood.

Added the conclusion of The Curse of Higuchi by L. Crystal Michallet-Romero

Added part 13 of Lad of Moss by S. Derkins

Added part 16 of Fate by Kaia

New eBooks
Memories of Love - Leslaureate

Removed ebooks
Interlude - angharad governal
Game of Chess (A) - Angharad Governal

August 1st, 2003


Added part 6 of Lois Kay's Murrook Farm


We had over 800 e-mail sent out to bards *that we knew about* during July's "Feed the Bards" promotion. With a tie for first place with over 120 emails written each are this year's winners, Karen Nickolaus and Ro. Fantastic job guys!

In a new category this year, we are giving a special award to Diana Abad for quality - not quantity. Diana was very thoughtful in her mails. While she did send quite a few email it wasn't close to Karen or Ro but you could tell in her presentation, she really paid attention in the stories she read and scripted some very thoughtful responses to the writers telling them, kindly, what she liked and even what she didn't like. It would be great if the ones who wrote the hate mail could take a lesson from her.

Thank you all for participating, even if you only sent one letter out this month, if we helped prompt that, it makes this promotion a worthwhile event. Keep it up year round and we'll be back next July to pester you again <g>.

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