Does anyone have any questions for me? I'll try to visit this forum at least weekly.
I'll prime the pump a bit.
I've been writing and posting fiction since 1995, originally hosted on AOL, then on Tripod, and finally decided the heck with it, I'll let someone else host my fiction. I originally wrote "Poseidon's Revenge" as a reaction to that awful episode with Useless - oops - Ulysses, and it just mushroomed from there. I found myself writing back and forth along the Xena and Gabrielle timeline, then eventually wandered into Uber fiction with several series.
My personal favorites that I've written:
After I Died - set just at the end of the Xena episode "Is There a Doctor in the House?" It's one of my rare first person stories, from Gabrielle's POV.
Armageddon and And Baby Makes... - These are my two Conquerer tales, where Xena is drawn to the peasant, Gabrielle, who dares to defy her and make her think about how Xena's actions affect her somewhat loyal subjects.
Marching for Our Lives - one of my Uber tales, where Brigid is sent to cover the March on Washington (1993) and Helen is fearful that this will out them. Brigid is a reporter for a news magazine, and Helen is a history professor at a private church supported university.
Helen of the Plains - the kick off for my Helen and Brigid tales. Brigid is a high school senior, and is very intrigued by the tall dark beauty who moves in next door. Helen is starting her first year teaching at Asbury University and is very disturbed when she realizes her feelings for her young neighbor run deeper than friendship.
Greasy: The Parody - take UberXena and UberGabrielle, and stick them in the movie Grease. Shake well and sit back to watch the twists and turns of the plot.
The Impossible Dream - my take on Jo and Blair from The Facts of Life. Most of the fan fiction I've read with these characters is set in their high school or college years, but I wanted to have a different take. What if some crisis had brought them back together, strengthening their friendship? What if this same crisis tore apart Blair's marriage? What if...
You're Breaking My Heart and The Unforeseen Chance - my two PWP stories.
Good night and sweet dreams, my love - Melinda Pappas, after having buried two lovers, is now dying of ALS. Helen (her niece) and Brigid (Helen's lover) find themselves having to take care of their beloved aunt and adjust to the rapid physical decline. This is also a highly personal story, my mother died after a short battle with ALS in early January of this year.
The Librarian - I was very surprised that this story hit the #1 spot two weeks in a row. Elizabeth, a librarian, and Kelly, a bookkeeper, fall in love in the mid-1950's. Elizabeth abruptly decides to take a position with a university library far away, breaking up with Kelly for "their own good." Fast forward a little over twenty years and they run into each other professionally - Kelly is the new marketing professor and needs help from the assistant library director, Elizabeth. Elizabeth is thrown into a tailspin when her carefully constructed life with husband Nathan and daughter Joanne is threatened by her uneasy friendship with Kelly - the fires of passion were merely banked, not extinguished, as Elizabeth had thought.
Anyway, that's my not so brief introduction. Questions? comments?