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August 30th, 2010

Innocence by CXW [Original/Alt/Complete]
Ana Parrish is a young woman from Britain who runs away to New York, without the permission of her parents, in an attempt to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Reaching America, she becomes roommates with the older, subversive Giselle Holloway. Over the months their journey is full of trials and tribulations; difficulties of everyday life. Their differences pull them apart and bring them together, causing an overwhelming amount of emotion. But, perhaps, through all of life's innocent emotions, they can discover the most powerful emotion of all: love.

August 26th, 2010

The Secret Lifes of Brother And Sister by fishermensrib [Original/Alt/Complete]
"A kiss," the witch hissed in his head, her mouth a useless puckered wound stitched tight so she could not curse the kin of him who doomed her to all eternity in her watery prison. "A kiss from your sister.”

Added Part 7 of Zero Ward by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 4 of Bless You by Lois Kay [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August 25th, 2010

Messages From 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees:

From: Lúcia Nobrega - Life takes turn and kept me far from Xenaverse for a while, I am ashamed for that, so I am delighted surprised to see that Xenaverse didn't give up on me. Thank you to the Bards Academy for the award they gave me, I am very happy and trully honored. Please pass my thanks to all .

Big hug
PS: I miss Little Xena, Gabby, Little Dar and Kerry! :-(


Magnetic Resistance by Rae D. Magdon [L&O: SVU/Alt/Incomplete]
Law and Order: SVU - Alex Cabot/Olivia Benson. Despite taking a leave of absence, Alex finally decides to pursue Olivia. Olivia's insecurities, a serial rapist, and Abbie Carmichael's teasing only make things harder. A decade of sexual tension and denial is about to unravel, but maybe for the better.

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

All In The Cards by Rae D. Magdon [L&O: SVU/Alt/Complete]
Law and Order: SVU - Alex Cabot /Olivia Benson. A triptych from the Magnetic Resistance universe. Getting drunk on poker night gives six L&O ladies some deep insights, Alex makes a surprising suggestion from across the bridge table, and Olivia decides that losing a hand at five card draw can be advantageous...

Added Part 21 of Twisted Secrets by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 11 of Infamia by Vivian Darkbloom [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Added Part 6 of Zero Ward by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August 23rd, 2010

Messages From 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees:

My thanks to AoB for inducting me into its Hall of Fame. Posting at AoB has given some of my old stories new life, as well as introduced me to new fans through recent stories. It's wonderful the site continues to provide a home for such a variety of bards, in addition to extending the journeys of our favorite characters. Congratulations to all the others honored in 2010. I wish everyone the health and motivation to battle on!

-- IseQween.


Added Part 4 of the Birdie: Gone by Onesockbard [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]
(Part 10 of The Birdie Series) Remember when you were fourteen? Your parents knew little about life, if anything at all, you and your friends were the only people who were wise, and goddess help everyone if you were in love….. ) This one is about utter rebellion and the repercussions, so hold on to your horse. The Bird is back.

August 20th, 2010

Added Part 22, Part 23 and Part 24 of Branagon Series Book 1: Better The Devil You Know
by Cam Taylor [Original/General/Incomplete]

August 19th, 2010

Added Part 5 of Zero Ward by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August 17th, 2010

Messages From 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Just wanted to say thanks to all the fans that took the time to vote for this year's Hall of Fame bards and stories. And, thanks to everyone who spared a few moments to send feedback. And, while I'm passing out the thanks; thanks to you and The Academy for hosting the stories so that we have a place to let our muses run free.
del robertson


Well, what can I say... I'd like to thank the Academy (if it were only an Academy Award - well, what do you know!! It is!!!!!), the very busy Munchkins and especially the readers out there who have shown their faith in me by voting in "Miss-Match" and "Reflected Passion" into the Hall of Fame. It is a very humbling experience to know that the readers enjoy your work so much that they want to immortalize it. Thank you all.


Just wanted to say thank you to the Academy readers who voted Brave New World into the Hall of Fame this year. It's gratifying to know that folks continue to enjoy the stories year after year and that they are willing to take the time to vote them into the Hall of Fame, even when they've been around a while. Thanks to each and every one of you who have taken the time to read and feed and vote. It really is a totally righteous thing! :-)

A big shout-out goes to the Academy as well for continuing to host and post... especially my stuff - because I know how it makes the Munchkins cringe when they know I've got stuff incoming. Thank you all for making the Academy a good place to be.


Blair's Big Mess by Drew Meyers [Facts Of Life/Alt/Complete]
Jo and Blair find each other years later after college and Blair has one big mess to clear up, but she can't do it alone.

The Journal of Lacey Stepens by Kennedy Northcutt [Original/Alt/Complete]
Brief journal entries of Lacey Stephens, a character from the story Desert Dreams

Added Part 3 of Bless You by Lois Kay [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August 16th, 2010


Drum roll please…..
Whew…it's August. The HoF and FTB campaigns are over and the counts are final.
We had a couple of hattricks this year.
The Academy of Bards would like to congratulate the following authors on their induction into the Hall of Fame, Class of 2010:

My Osage

The Academy of Bards would also like to congratulate the following authors on their stories being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Class of 2010:

If a Tree Falls… By Del Robertson (top vote-getter)
Are We There Yet? By Del Robertson
Billy and Cat Series By KD Bard
Blood & Honor By Windstar and Zee
Brave New World By D
Comic Book Life By Zee
Miss Match By Aurelia and AC Henley
Reece and Faith Series By Vertigo
Reflected Passions By Aurelia
You've Got Scrolls By Advocate, Fanatic and TNovan

Congrats to all…
It is awesome to see one of my favorite classic X&G stories on this list.
Del earns a hattrick this year. Top vote-getting story for the third year in a row And a second hattrick for having multiple stories inducted for a third year in a row.
D also continues her streak of putting a story in the HoF every year since its inception.
Our other hattrick goes to our FTB champ.
For the third year Sandy Serf ( March231994802@aol.com) fed the most bards.
Kudos to xenangabfan, dustballs1, rleefitz, fighterinlove and shesgottaread for making this a really close race.
Congrats again to the winners. The Academy has a personalized ceramic tile for you to commemorate your induction. Please contact Oz at PHIL728@aol.com and we'll make arrangements to get it to you.
And now we let DA BOSS tell you who the Academy named as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient…take it away Steph…

As you guys know, every year the Academy of Bards select a special person who has contributed to the 'verse in inspiring ways and presents the Academy Lifetime Achievement award to them. We usually have a little trouble picking out the people who have had an impact and this year is no exception.

Her artwork is simply beautiful. From the comic strips of Little Xena and Gabrielle to the artwork on the fan-written continuation of the Xena: Warrior Princess series and everything in between! For over a decade, she has illustrated some of the most memorable images of the two women. She's also assisted the Academy in some of our fundraising efforts.

The Academy is proud to present the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award to Lucia. Thank you for all your contributions!

Added Part 19, Part 20 and Part 21 of Branagon Series Book 1: Better The Devil You Know
by Cam Taylor [Original/General/Incomplete]

August 15th, 2010

A Window in Time by JM Dragon [Original/Alt/Complete]
Julia and her friends perform an innocent dare on their way home from a night on the town. Little do they know it will have far reaching consequences in the future for one of them in particular as mystery and fantasy intertwine.

Added Part 20 of Twisted Secrets by Mickey Minner

August 14th, 2010

A new bard joins us today. Welcome Sonya Ford!

The Art Of The Trap by Sonya Ford [Original/Alt/Short Story/Complete]

The Witch's Daughter by Rae D. Magdon [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
When Ailynn Gothel asked for a playmate, she never expected her mother to steal one for her, and she certainly never planned to fall in love. Set against the backdrop of Amendyr's civil war, the young Witch must find a way to free Rapunzel, confront her increasingly dangerous mother, and bring her lover to safety... if Rapunzel still wants her when she returns.
This is a sequel to The Second Sister and Wolf's Eyes.

Parking by Akiela Xal [Original/Alt/Complete]
One woman's thoughts as she... parks.

Added Part 4 of Zero Ward by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August 12th, 2010

Message From Oz
Da Boss is having a hard time determining the lucky "who" that is going to be named to the HoF via the Lifetime Achievement Award. There are so many worthy recipients out in the 'Verse. The Bards and Stories voted in by the readers have been determined. Stay tuned for the announcement.

Added Part 6 of My Lord Conqueror: Changes by Kennedy Northcutt [Conqueror/Alt/Incomplete]

August 11th, 2010

Stolen by Ladyhawke [Original/Alt/Complete]
What is a parents worse nightmare? When Casey and Kelly's six-year-old daughter is stolen, they are thrown into one. Can they find her, before time runs out....

Future Days by The Guardian [Classic/Alt/Complete]
(Part 13 of the Guardian Series) It is the year 2010 and we meet our three heroes living a rather
ordinary life. But an enemy from the past threatens to destroy it all. How can they evade this danger without risking to reveal their secret?

Added Part 3 of Zero Ward by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August 8th, 2010

Added Part 3 of Fair Trade by Phair

August 7th, 2010

Bound Destinies by olansamuelle [Spartacus Crossover/Alt/Complete]
With the Getae closing in and the Romans around, Spartacus and Sura seek supplies and possible allies in the surrounding villages. As they reach Amphipolis, Sura's scattered visions start taking shape when she meets a girl with blue eyes.

Added Part 2 of Bless You by Lois Kay

August 6th, 2010

Added The Conclusion of Unexpected by Phair

August 5th, 2010

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Added Part 13 of Grappling With the Girl next Door by Antonia Matheson [Original/Alt/Incomplete]

August4th, 2010

Added Part 5 of My Lord Conqueror: Changes by Kennedy Northcutt [Conqueror/Alt/Incomplete]
Xena has been Conqueror of the Known World, ruler of Greece and the most feared warrior in all the land, for a number of years. Bored with her duties at the keep at Surra, she takes a side trip to the small village of Potidea, where her entire world changes forever. She meets a feisty young village girl —an orphan storyteller with a heart of gold and the courage to stand up to her. The one person in all of Greece who will surely steal the Conqueror's heart and turn her world upside down is the one who will change her utterly and completely.

Gabrielle's life has never been easy. She watched helplessly as her family's livelihood was stolen by raiders and her father disappeared without a trace. After narrowly escaping slavers who took her friends, she and her sister then watched their mother slowly waste away and die. But little did they know the worst was yet to come. One day, their village was visited by the dreaded Conqueror and nothing could prepare them for the changes to come.

Added Part 15, Part 16, Part 17 and Part 18 of Branagon Series Book 1: Better The Devil You Know
by Cam Taylor [Original/General/Incomplete]
Better the devil you know is set in a fictional town in the South of England, called Honeyport. Colonel James Anders has set up an investiagtive agency which will take on cases the police can't or wont do. In Better the devil you know, the agents are working for an old friend of the Colonel's. Doctor Kate Levens has a stalker. While working to protect the doctor, one of the Colonel's agents, Chris Branagon, starts to question her sexuality, when she starts feeling something for the doctor's daughter. Chris has to continue to be professional while trying to come to terms with her feelings.

August 3rd, 2010

Message From Oz
Well, FTB and HOF month are now over. Please be patient while I tally all the votes and figure out who is the FTB champion and who is being inducted into the HoF for 2010. Stay tuned...the announcement will be made in a few days. Thank you to everyone who voted and especially those who fed the Bards. Please consider making it a habit to take a few moments after you read a new story (or an old favorite again) to drop a note to the Bard. They are providing you with hours of entertainment for FREE. Let them know you appreciate them.

Part 1 and Part 2 of Zero Ward by Kim Pritekel [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
Summary Pending

August 2nd, 2010

Bless You by Lois Kay [Original/Alt/Incomplete]
In a quiet, rural town in New Hampshire, Pastor Sigrid Meyers finds a dead body in her church. It is the beginning of a maelstrom of events in which she will find new friends, discover enemies she didn't know she had and realize it takes a lot to stop a tenacious murderer.

August 1st, 2010

Propositions by Annazon Fox [Law & Order: SVU/Alt/Complete]
A politically-charged case threatens to bring Olivia and Alex's feelings for each other to the surface.


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