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August 30th, 2004

The Judgement of the Gods by Mary Morgan [complete]
When Xena sets out to avenge an old wrong, she and Gabrielle must face not only the re-awakening of her dark side, but of a volcano.

Added part 7 of Whole Burnt by SB Zarben

August 29th, 2004

After the Volcano by Mary Morgan [complete]
A Swollen Bud winner, this story is about a father seeking revenge against Xena meets a bard looking for a loved one lost in a natural disaster.

Added part 6 of Clonefic III by Phantom Bard

August 28th, 2004

Match Made in Heaven by Robin Alexander [über/alt/complete]
Two women meet under humorous and trying circumstances.

Added part 5 of Deeper by Ronica Black

Added part 5 of Clonefic III by Phantom Bard

Added part 6 of Fourth and Goal by Strongsouljah

August 27th, 2004

The Old Yellow House by Koda Greystone
(formerly known as Blue Mountain Smokies)
Back and better than ever- revised version of the story.

Added part 5 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead

Added part 9 of Booyong Mountain by Lois Kay


A Woman in Love - GS Binkley
Choices - Ladyhawke
Lost Souls - Ladyhawke
Time Fell Hand - LJ Maas (under The Conqueror series)
These Dreams - Nativebard
Retreat - Phair
Into the Flame - TChase
Eye of Bastet - MJ (under Addison Black series)
She, My Home - Coleskilla
The Boy Next Door - d_exphagus
Triumph of Love - DJ Belt
Agoraphobia - Fedelma
Heart of the Matter - Cephalgia
Revolution - Kim Pritekel & Alea Hoffman
Cold Fire - Mavis Applewater
Serving the Conqueror - Mavis Applewater
The One - Mavis Applewater
Icing on the Cake - Mavis Applewater
Avery Stevens Maintenance Wizard - Pat Winterburn
Ridded - Phair
Family Aboard - Ri
The Story - Sielledain

August 26th, 2004


Added parts 12,13, 14,15, and 16 (conclusion) of A Thousand Miles by PsiDraconis

Added part 2 of Sleep Comes Too Late by Crystal Michalet-Romero

-From Sarkel Bard
Hi readers! I'm currently revising and improving upon "All in the Family" and it's been so much fun. I am extremely thankful for everybody's support and calls for more. I wanted to provide a space that's a bit more open/accessible than e-mail where you could ask questions and see how things are progressing. My goal is to finish revisions by the end of October. I'm also studying my publishing options. In any case, if all goes well, AITF should be in book form sometime soon.
After that, my plans (which may change) are to revise "Love on the Lam" and revise (maybe start from scratch) and finish (YES!!! FINISH!) "The Odd Couple" and publish it. 
As always, you can e-mail me at!
Looking forward to what's around the corner.

August 25th, 2004

Mistake Number ... by Robin Alexander [complete/über/alt]
Very short PWP.

Added Clonefic Part III Chapter 4 by Phantombard 

August 24th, 2004

The Rescue by Kim Baldwin [Über/alt/complete]
A gregarious travel writer runs into trouble during a kayaking adventure off the coast of Nova Scotia, and the experience sends her life in a whole new direction.

Blessed by Onesockbard [post FIN/alt/complete]
After the events of "Friend in Need II" Gabrielle sacrifices herself to regain Xena's life, leaving Xena to do some soul and soul mate searching. A happier ending.

Added Clonefic Part III Chapter 2 and Clonefic Part III Chapter 3 by Phantombard 

Added part 4 of Ronica Black's Deeper

Added part 8 of Rolling Thunder by Mickey

August 23rd, 2004

Clonefic Part III by Phantombard [alt/clonefic/unfinished]
Part 3 of the Clonefic series. This will be 12 chapters long.

Added part 7 of Control by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman

Added part 6 of Whole Burnt by SB Zarben

August 22nd, 2004

Family Values by Helen Smith [Über/alt/complete] 
The year is 2050, a little over a month after the events of "Hunting Season." Quinn and Ariel, ably assisted by the staff of Thanatos Security, set out to learn the fate of Ariel's niece, missing and presumed dead at the hands of a serial killer, who just may be her brother, Scott. Join the hunt, through strip joints, cafes, churches and bars, as they painstakingly assemble evidence that leads unerringly to a murderer. 

August 21st, 2004

The Story Goes On by Siel le Dain [Über/alt/complete] 
This is a sort of sequel to "The Story". Well, actually, more than a sequel is a "what could have happened differently" kind of story. Same characters, same old situation, different scenario. 

Added part 8 (conclusion) of Outlaws and Allies by Ernie Whiting

Added part 6 of Breaking Free by R.A. Hughes

August 20th, 2004

Added part 8 of Booyong Mountain by Lois Kay

Added part 3 of Deeper by Ronica Black

August 19th, 2004

Added part 3 of Silence by Grit Jahning

Added part 7 of Outlaws and Allies by Ernie Whiting

August 18th, 2004

Updated the Ultimate Über List by Eileen Marks


October 2 & 3, 2004 - Alexandria, VA

Benefiting the Starship Foundation and Children of Lesbians and Gays
Everywhere (COLAGE)

Starring: Armistead Maupin (Author of "Tales of the City" series)

Also Speaking: 
Linda Hill (Author of "Never Say Never" and "Change of Heart", among others)
Jean Stewart (Author of the Isis Series)
Radclyffe (Author of "Above All, Honor", "Safe Harbor", "Shield of Justice",
and many more)

And playing at the Saturday night dance: "That Girl Band" 
DC BardFest ( is a gathering of people committed to supporting up and coming writers, and especially those friendly to the Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered and Bisexual community. It is two-day event, with speakers, panels, and vendors from a variety of disciplines, all focused on the challenge of supporting emerging GLBT authors. Authors, publishers, book dealers, and fans from across the nation and around the world converge on what is rapidly becoming an elite gathering. Guest speakers come from a variety of disciplines, including well-known writers of science fiction, fantasy, romance, screenplays, and teleplays. 
Not only is the DC BardFest itself a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we also take advantage of the opportunity each year to contribute to our favorite charities. 
Contributors, Supporters and Vendors at the DC BardFest have found that it is a rewarding weekend. We look forward to the coming event with anticipation - of good will, of exciting events, and of ever growing participation. 
Ticket prices rise after September 1, 2004, so get your tickets now, and join us in celebrating these up and coming authors. Please visit the website if you have any questions or to get further ticket and hotel information. Be sure to also join the update group to get the latest information on DC BardFest.

Thank you,
Rosa Moran, Advertising Chair
DC BardFest 2004

August 17th, 2004

Added part 5 of Whole Burnt by SB Zarben

August 16th, 2004

Added part 2 of Deeper by Ronica Black

Added part 6 of Control by Alexa Hoffman and Kim Pritekel

August 15th, 2004 

Added the conclusion of The Ridded by Phair

Added part 6 of Outlaws and Allies by Ernie Whiting

Added part 7 of Rolling Thunder by Mickey

August 14th, 2004 

Agoraphobia by Fedelma[alt/über/complete]
Deirdre is a newcomer to the Xenaverse. Phoebe is an ardent fan. What can they learn from the Warrior Princess?

August 13th, 2004 

The Boy Next Door by D_Exphagus [alt/über/kinda complete]
When a tall, dark and handsome boy moves in next door to Ashley Carter, he captured her heart straight away. However, is Sidney Walters what she is looking for in a boyfriend, or more?

August 12th, 2004

Added part 7 of Booyong Mountain by Lois Kay

Added part 1 of Deeper by Ronica Black (yesterday's was the prologue.)

August 11th, 2004

Deeper by Ronica Black [unfinished/über/alt]
Second book in a two part series started in In Too Deep

Added part 17 of The Ridded by Phair

Added part 6 of When You Dance with the Devil by Harley

August 10th, 2004 

Added part 5 of Outlaws and Allies by Ernie Whiting

August 9th, 2004

Added part 4 of Whole Burnt by SB Zarben

Added part 4 of Outlaws and Allies by Ernie Whiting

Added part 5 of Control by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman
Also the synopsis-
Garrison Davies is a pilot in Massachusetts, working with her father in a small cargo operation, when a difficult situation lands two girls in her house.
Keller Mitchum has already lived a lifetime in 17 years. Fully responsible for her 5 year old sister Parker, Keller has seen and experienced things in life that should only be read about in books.
Can Garrison break through Keller's defenses, and help her regain control?

Added part 6 of Rolling Thunder by Mickey

August 8th, 2004

An announcement from P.D. Publishing
We would like to welcome our newest author, Lois Cloarec Hart, to P.D. Publishing, Inc. We are honored to be publishing her wonderful story, Assorted Flavours: A Collection of Lesbian Short Stories. It should be available by May 2005. For more information please see her author page on our website.

She joins our budding list of authors. (Roselle Graskey and Jenah Watson.) 

Barb and Linda 

The Story by Siel le Dain [Über/alt/complete] 
Out is best., of course it is. But what happens when you fall for a straight person so badly, you don't even care she might be totally confused and will, for sure, realize she never wanted to have a romantic relationship with you? Renée didn't want this to happen, so she hid her feelings for almost two years, waiting for them to disappear. They didn't and everything came out in the open. But maybe, she had been so busy looking inside herself that she forgot to look around.very near her.

Added part2 of Silence by Grit Jahning

August 7th, 2004

Added part2 of Strong Foundation by Luciddream

August 6th, 2004

"The Continuing Adventures of SUSAN IVANOVA and TALIA WINTERS" Illustrated fiction with supporting audio from the B5verse by TrinityB5 and Zab92 can be found at

Added part 8 (conclusion) of MJ's The Eye of Bastet 

Added part 16 of Phair's The Ridded

August 5th, 2004

Four more of the Wednesday Afternoon Series by Mavis Applewater:

Icing On The Cake  [Org/Alt]
A pastry chef does a little decorating on a client.

Cold Fire (Repairwoman Part Two) [Uber/Alt]
Max is back this time she heats things up for Sandy.

The One (Whatever Happened To? Part Two) [Uber/Alt]
Whitney and Holly return home once again this time it isn't a happy reunion.

Serving The Conqueror (The Conqueror Part Two) [X&G Alt]
Gabrielle & Xena are still struggling to find a place in the other's world.

Added part 5 of Rolling Thunder by Mickey

Added part 6 of Booyong Mountain by Lois Kay 

Added part 3 of Outlaws and Allies By Ernie Whiting 

August 4th, 2004

Avery Stevens Maintenance Wizard by Pat Winterburn [Über/alt/complete] 
It's summer in the City of Toronto and Avery and Alice find themselves involved with guns and hostage taking, paddle boats and falling in love. It's a summer of new beginnings and forgetting the past. 

A Triumph of Love by D.J. Belt [original/alt/complete] 
Orbiting their distant home-planet, space station-keeper Sara and shuttle pilot Jeni are in love. The kicker is that, in their country, their love is forbidden three ways: race, religion, and gender. What will they do when they're discovered and face the prospect of arrest? 

Added part 7 of MJ's The Eye of Bastet 

August 3rd, 2004

Choices by Ladyhawke [Über/alt/complete] 
Kathleen had been alone in life for as long as she could remember.
With an overbearing family she had found an escape in her work of being a photographer and journalist. She was happy in her own way. 
Then Carrie came into her life, she showed her how to be loved and opened her world up into the incredible new adventure of what life should be. Kathleen came face to face with a choice, a choice which would change everything.
Where one simple action would spiral out of control and turn her world of calm and love into a tempest of consequences. This is Kathleen's story to show that not everything is always so cut and dried. 

Added part 4 (conclusion) of The Heart of the Matter by Cephalgia

Added part 4 of Control by Kim Pritekel and Alexa Hoffman

Added part 4 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead 

Added part 11 and part 12 (conclusion) of The Irresistible Flame by DJWP

August 2nd, 2004

These Dreams by Nativebard
Erin finds the perfect woman in her dreams. Will she ever know the real thing? 

A Woman In Love by G.S. Binkley
A Woman In Love is the fourth story in the Woman I Love series and continues on with the lives of Lacy and Gage a couple years later as the writer finally confronts all of her past.  A previous relationship is revealed that threatens Lacy and Gage’s union and one of their children experiences behavioral problems. 

Added part 11 and epilogue of In Too Deep by Ronica Black

Added part 6 of MJ's The Eye of Bastet 

Added part 3 of The Strongest Bond by Maderlin Bidmead 

Added part 2 of Outlaws and Allies By Ernie Whiting 

August 1st, 2004

Well, I just wanted to thank everyone for another successful Feed The Bards Month. 

All in all we had exactly 500 CCed emails go through the FTB list by 34 different people. 10 folks were in double digits and our winner hit triple digits. 


The winner is going to get a personalized tile box as well as a few other goodies from the Academy Marketplace but I would also like to acknowledge the others in the top ten--because they ROCKED! 

#10 (tie) Lucy Piper and Kim 
#9 Debbie The Prof 
#8 Xena4Eternity 
#7 Tiger 
#6 Bev Wilson 
#5 TAH0146 
#4 Samsara 
All combined for 173 FTB emails #3 Jen Stamey #2 Watcheronea combined for 110 FTB emails. 

And our winner... 
SPINNER had exactly 100 FTB emails. Each one written with that little extra touch to make them as personalized as possible to the specific bard and story. 


Remember folks...please don't wait until next July to start a bard feeding frenzy. Let the bards know that you appreciate them sharing their talent, time and creativity with everyone...If you read'em, then feed'em. It only takes a few minutes of your time. Thank you. 

OZ, Royal Academy of Bards 
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Added part 10 of In Too Deep by Ronica Black

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