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December 31st, 2006

Added part 2 of Breathless by Lois Kay

December 30th, 2006

Added part 3 of The Message by JA Breeze

December 29th, 2006

Savage by Phair [alt/original/unfinished]
summary pending

December 27th, 2006

A Day in the Life of Zoe by Terias McKlay [alt/original/complete]
A potential Shadow Hunter must juggle her job, her girlfriend, and her duties to the Tribunal, all while searching for a missing 6 year old kidnapped by vampires.

Added part 2 of The Message by JA Breeze

Added part 5 of Red Hope's Stranger in a Strange Time

December 26th, 2006

The Crucible by Pysta [alt/classic/complete]
In this, the conclusion to the Lemnos Quartet, Gabrielle and Xena learn that the path to righteous rule is fraught with complexity. They follow the precepts of Lao Ma, however, and fulfill their destiny, and learn that 'all good things come to those who wait.'

December 24th, 2006

Auspicious Beginnings by Bobbie Stewart [alt/complete]
Xena and Gabrielle have only recently begun to travel together.  A short blurb on what they're both thinking one night soon after Sins of the Past.

Double Dog Dare by Kim Pritekel [original/alt/complete]
The continuation/sequel to I Dare You.

December 23rd, 2006

Added Parts 16, 17 and 18 of JM Dragon's Waterfalls, Rainbows and Secrets (conclusion)

December 22nd, 2006

Welcome to the Academy, JA Breeze!

The Message [original/alt/unfinished]
Jennifer Gibson is a veteran newspaper publisher who has become a victim of blackmail much like many other powerful people in the state. Casey Jarnigan is an Assistant District Attorney working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in an attempt to stop the conspiracy. Casey is convinced that Jennifer is the woman who left a message begging for help. Can Casey convince Jennifer to trust her? And will Jennifer find in Casey something she never thought she'd have?

December 21st, 2006

Knowing Her...Again by Scribing Bard 52 [alt/original/complete]
Sequel to Loving Her...Again. Alex and Ellie take the next steps in their life together.

December 20th, 2006

Added part 14 and part 15 (the conclusion) of Incendiary by Geonn Cannon

December 19th, 2006

Relaxing Weekend by Mary Ann Brown [alt/original/complete]
summary pending

Added part 12 and part 13 of Incendiary by Geonn Cannon

Added part 8 of Adrienne's A Different Time, A Better Time

December 18th, 2006

Added part 10 and part 11 of Incendiary by Geonn Cannon

December 17th, 2006

My Gift by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Senticles recounts his reluctant transformation from harbinger of bad news into herald of cheer and generosity during the second season's A SOLSTICE CAROL.

Breathless by Lois Kay [original/alt/unfinished]
'Breathless' is a sequel to 'Hindsight', although I'd like to think those two stories can be read separately. 'Breathless' is about Lauren Darkwolf and Maureen Lawrence, whose personal lives are interrupted by the death of a young woman, her infant boy who survived and a trail of dangerous drugs that try to make their way into the heart of Oklahoma..

Added part 7, part 8 and part 9 of Incendiary by Geonn Cannon

December 16th, 2006

Added part 5 and part 6 of Incendiary by Geonn Cannon

Added part 17 of To Hold Forever by Carrie Carr

Added part 3 of Duality of Hope and Despair by Adam Chiron

December 15th, 2006

Added part 3 and part 4 of Incendiary by Geonn Cannon

December 14th, 2006

Incendiary by Geonn Cannon [original/alt/unfinished]
With a serial arsonist targeting buildings in her city, Firefighter Alexandra Crawford doesn't have time to fall in love. But when she meets Dr. Rachel Tom, she realizes that love doesn't always wait for the perfect time.

The New Adventures of XENA: Warrior Princess - Marathon by Ernie Whiting
This is just a short little story whose idea struck me while I was watching the California International Marathon. It got me wondering what might happen if poor Gina had made a really, really bad bet...

Between the Line Series by Linda Crist

2.15 - Lucky Stars (post "A Day in the Life")
2.16 - Baby Love (post "For Him the Bell Tolls")
2.17 - How the Mighty Have Fallen (post "The Execution")
2.18 - If You Could See What I See (post "Blind Faith")
2.19 - Shades of Meaning (post "Ulysses")

Added part 29 and part 30 of Double Play by Cruise

-from Annette Flores - Academy reader

Dear Friends;
I am writing to let you know about an exciting adventure I am embarking on and to ask for your support through a donation for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Beginning June 3, 2007, two thousand participants and I will be biking 545 miles, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to help end AIDS.
I personally decided to undertake this challenge because of my brother Christopher. Chris passed away from AIDS on Thanksgiving Day 1994. This year I decided I could no longer sit by; I had to try and do something to help others who are fighting this disease and for those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. To this end, I have pledged to raise $5,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation by riding 545 miles for those who can't.
Your generous donation will help me achieve my goal by raising much needed funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which is a non-profit, community-based organization that is committed to ending the pandemic and the human suffering caused by HIV. The agency provides a comprehensive array of services—including financial benefits counseling, client advocacy, housing assistance, HIV prevention efforts, needle exchange, and the California AIDS Hotline (800-367-AIDS)—that directly serves over 100,000 individuals. The agency reaches over 1.5 million others through community outreach, public policy efforts, prevention campaigns, and the Web.
So who will benefit from this AIDS ride? Well in my opinion we all do. Based on statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services an estimated 1.039 million to 1.185 million HIV-Positive individuals live in the United States. Many (252,000 – 315,000 people) are unaware they are infected and are not being treated. Additionally of the 225,000 who do know they are HIV positive are unable to get the care they need. Unless we stand together to fight this pandemic these numbers will continue to grow. Remember HIV/AIDS does not discriminate.
I have already started training for my ride and let me tell you this isn't easy. It is an incredibly emotional and physically tiring time for me; however, every step of the way, from signing up, to training, to writing this letter reminds me of my brother Chris and I gather strength from that and I go on. This is so important not just to me, but to all of us. We must work together to end this terrible disease.
To donate, and/or leave messages of support you can go to my website at
Thank you,
Annette Flores
ALC Participant # 5175.


December 13th, 2006

Welcome to the Academy, Scribing Bard 52!

Loving Her....Again [xwp/alt/complete]
A love story, between two women, that spans time and space.
Set in 2006 when a tall dark loner bumps into a beautiful blond...and finds out that it isn't for the first time..

Added part 13, part 14 and part 15(conclusion) of S. Derkins' Pathfinder's Journey

December 12th, 2006

I Dare You by Kim Pritekel [alt/original/complete]
summary pending

Added part 10 (conclusion) of Intuition by KM

December 11th, 2006

Note from OZ:
While our bards are still toiling away writing their Bard Challenge #16-Solstice from A to Xe stories, we thought we would give you readers a chance to play as well. Evil J came up with a killer Pun Graphic Contest.
I helped a little but it's all her fault...I swear...she just ran amuck laughing maniacally as she created.

Go here...PUNzle

You'll find all the directions on how to play and where to send your answers. The winner will get some nifty prizes. Good Luck. Deadline for the Graphic Contest entries is December 18th.

Openings by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
This vignette delves into the minds of a warrior and peasant girl who change the course of each other's lives during the "teaser" for SINS OF THE PAST.

Bridge over Troubled Waters by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Cyrene has sensitive chats with Xena and Gabrielle near the end of SINS OF THE PAST, after she's forgiven her warrior daughter and before Gabrielle appears unbidden at Xena's camp.

Soul Food by IseQween [classic/alt/complete]
Xena cautiously accepts an unexpected traveling companion as she prepares to journey away from SINS OF THE PAST.

The Christmas Boat by Geonn Cannon [original/alt/complete]
One year after the events in my novel "On The Air," Nadine Butler celebrates the Christmas season with friends and lovers (past and present) and receives a completely unexpected Christmas gift.

Added part 5, part 6 and part 7 of Path of Thorns by Annemaart

Added part 15 of JM Dragon's Waterfalls, Rainbows and Secrets

Added part 8 of As the Xenaverse Turns by Jenny D. Maher

Added part 19 of Journey of Love and Life by Lissa

December 10th, 2006

Added part 4 of Stranger in a Strange Time by Red Hope

December 8th, 2006

Hearts, Flowers & Snickerdoodles by Mavis Applewater [alt/original/complete]
A wayward spirit is sent back to Earth to help a misguided woman.

December 5th, 2006

Added part 11 of Nwyn by PsiDraconis

December 4th, 2006

Added part 5 & epilogue of Birdie's Song by Onesockbard

Added part 11 and part 12 of Pathfinder's Journey by S. Derkins

Added part 14 of JM Dragon's Waterfalls, Rainbows and Secrets

December 1st, 2006

Added part 4 of Lissa's Our Family

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