Friday, December 20, 2013

From The Beginning by Cheyne

From The Beginning by Cheyne - 95 pages
This story is my Uberization, based on the 1951 screenplay, The Day The Earth Stood Still, by Edmund H. North (which is based on the novel, Farewell To The Master, by Harry Bates). No money is being made from this project and no copyright infringement intended.

I always wanted to see this film remade with Klaatu as a female. I initially (many years ago) thought Sigourney Weaver would have made an excellent Klaatu (even if they changed the “Helen” character to male).  Instead, TPTB remade this classic with Keanu Reeves. I love KR but the remake, IMHO, completely missed the message of and couldn’t hold a candle to the original.
Anyway, here is my effort to retell the original story with two of our favorite women in the pivotal roles.

Let's Read These Dreams

These Dreams by Verda Foster - 145 pages
When Samantha finds out that the mysterious woman she has dreamed about as long as she can remember may be real, she sets out to find her. The search leads her to the Beautiful Tess Richmond, but heartbreak is soon to follow. Aware that a private investigator has been hired to look into her affairs, Tess mistakenly assumes the little blonde asking questions about her is the investigator. She decides to teach her a lesson, never suspecting the terrible mistake she's about to make, and the fragile heart she'll decimate in the process.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let's Read Conquering Heroine

Conquering Heroine by CN Winters and Amy - 110 pages
An unusual Conqueror tale. Gabrielle is the conqueror that Xena tries to turn back into her bard. But Gabrielle is not that easily changed. She is a savvy, and at times ruthless ruler that is going to need more than a few heart-felt words, and tender touches to turn her around. It doesn't help Xena's efforts that Gabrielle has a wife by the name of Najara, who has formadable fighting skills.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Let's Read To Capture A Heart

To Capture A Heart by Ali Vali - 38 pages
A story set in Egypt about Ramses IV a female pharaoh. She falls in love with a Hebrew slave named Sarah and her son Samuel. It is the beginning of a new era in ancient Egypt and the first story about the love shared by these two women.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Let's Read Love's Rendition

Love's Rendition by Tragedy88 - 92 pages  
Grace, a young woman who waitresses at a cafe has had a long and hard life. Both her parents and brother are dead and she is on her own. Left with no where to go she is forced to live on the streets under a bridge. Eventually she makes her way out and finds an apartment she shares with four other roommates. There is the one thing that keeps her going. Allison on the other hand was born into money and owns an art gallery. She stumbles upon Grace one day in the park sketching a picture of her. She is intrigued and offers Grace a job. Slowly things progress and a friendship is born. A lot of things happen in this story mainly revolving around Grace and her hardships of life, but Allison is there to help. Will Grace accept her help or think she's just giving charity? Will her past of being homeless interfere with their friendship?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Let's Read I Only Have Eyes For You

I Only Have Eyes For You by BL Smith - 45 pages
Follow Alex and Melissa as they strive to uncover the secrets behind corporate corruption in the 36th Century. In this cold and barren century, will they reveal the dangerous truths in their own hearts as well?

Gabrielle/Uber Hair

Fan fiction writers give us Gabrielle/Uber’s hair in various stages of color length and texture. Early on there was the blonde hair that shows red highlights. Then as her appearance changed on the show, so did the way she looked in fan fiction. We got the long blonde hair, the short blonde hair and in an alternate universe, we got to see our bard with wavy hair. Which do I like the best? Hmm. . . I think she’s quite lovely in all of the styles, but I’ll have to admit that I will always be partial to the short blonde cut. Depending on the situation, she is either adorable or a total badass with that look.


Stories For Gabrielle/Uber Hair

For the strawberry blonde look I suggest Autumn Winds by Anne Azel.

Autumn Winds - 103 pages #1 in The Seasons Series
Robbie Williams was rich, famous, and powerful. She thought she was in complete control until she met Janet and her daughter Reb. Suddenly, Robbie's world was way out of control!

For the long blonde look you should check out The Dylan Morgan Show by Jenny Frame

Dylan Morgan Show Season One by Jenny Frame - 290 pages #1 in the Dylan Morgan Series
Dylan Morgan is a successful TV star, and is famous all over the world. Unlike her TV persona, she is in fact an awkward loner, who struggles to relate and communicate with women. Estranged from her family, Dylan leads a lonely life. One night, while making her way home, she walks into a diner and her life is changed forever.

The short blonde style is seen in The Woman I Love by G. S. Binkley 

The Woman I Love by G.S. Binkley – 110 pages #1 in the Woman I Love Series. 
A beautiful television star on vacation with her family who meets a writer who in turn challenges and changes her life forever as she finds true love in a cabin on the lake.

And the wavy hair is Carson’s style in The Bluest Eyes in Texas by Linda Crist (Texbard)

The Bluest Eyes In Texas - 330 pages #1 in the Kennedy and Carson Series
Kennedy Nocona is an out, liberal, driven attorney, living in Austin, the heart of the Texas hill country. Once a finds herself in the position of re-evaluating her life - a position brought on by a personal tragedy for which she blames herself. Seeking redemption for her tormented past, she loses herself in her work, strict discipline of mind and body, and the teachings of Native American roots she once shunned.

Dallasite Carson Garret is a young paralegal overcoming the loss of her parents and coming to terms with her own sexual orientation. After settling her parents' estate and examining her failed past relationships, she is desperately ready to move forward. Bored with her state of affairs, she longs for excitement and romance to make her feel alive again.

A chance encounter finds them inexplicably drawn to one another, and after a weekend together, they quickly find themselves in a long distance romance that leaves them both wanting more. Circumstances at Carson's job develop into a series of mysteries and blackmail attempts that leaves her with more excitement than she ever bargained for. Confused, afraid, and alone, she turns to Kennedy, the one person she knows can help her. As they work together to solve a puzzle, they confront growing feelings that neither woman can deny, complicated by outside forces that threaten to crush them both.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Xena/Uber Eyes

If you’ve ever wondered how the Xena/Uber character’s eyes appear when the fan fiction writers describe them. . . here you go. We have the brilliant bright blues that first attract the Gabrielle/Uber. We have the eyes that go dark with passion, and last, but not least, we have the cold, colorless, icy eyes of fury.

I bet you thought the writers just made that up!

Let's Read Emotional Pararlysis

Emotional Pararlysis by Larisa - 52 pages
When Cameron is in a car accident with her Fiancee, her life changes for the worst when she finds out that she will be wheel chair bound for the rest of her life. Her anger and pain causes her to lash out at every one around her. She becomes the most feared patient to all the therapists that are trying to help her. Until Sean is called to her house to find out why she isn't answering her door. It becomes a battle of wills as to who will win in the end.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Let's Read Window Shopping

Window Shopping by J. A. Zollicoffer - 1 page
A little dark-haired girl sees exactly what she wants for Christmas in a store window, and shares her wish with a passing stranger.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Let's Read Still Loving You

Still Loving You by Felioness - 17 pages
This story chronicles the growing relationship of two lonely souls over the Internet.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Let's Read Again

Again by Minerva - 43 pages
A romantic story that takes place during Christmas and New Years. It's A Christmas Carol rewritten with an unforgettable twist.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesdays With Phineas Redux

'Gabrielle Has a Bad Day'

There’s a little story attached to the following series of pictures. Be sure and follow the plot closely now, please —


“Hi’ya, little one. What’s your prob’s? Eew!”


“Eew!, is right, Golden Goddess of Love—or something! So you got a bargain handful of clothes-spells from the Delphic Oracle when she had a ‘off the back of a wagon’ sale, eh! An’ you used one o’those spells for a beautiful satin gown for lil’ ol’ me — except, as I’ve just found out, the spell had a ‘Sell-by Date’ somewhere back in the third century BC, and now anything it’s put on just melts in the sunlight—as you can see. Well?”


“Oo-er! Did I do that? Gosh! I suppose you’ll be wondering if I can, er, reverse it back? Difficulty there, Goldenlocks, is they’re all ‘one-use & throw away’ spells. So I can’t help ya, I don’t think. Tough, ain’t it. Is that, er, sort’a messy, an’ gooey, an’ nasty?”


“You ought’a be ashamed of yourself.” Callisto wrinkled her nose and sniffed haughtily. “Why, even I wouldn’t stoop so low. How could you behave in such an awful way t’little green-eyes here. I mean, she’s so cute.”

“Please don’t call me that, Cally dear.” Gabrielle was rapidly approaching the Land Where Crazy People Live, and it was beginning to show in the emerald sparks flashing in her eyes. “So, Aphro, what’s it t’be—a showdown right here; or I take you in for trial at Fort Worth in a week’s time. Which’ll it be?”


“OK, OK, let’s not get our ‘you know what’s’ in a twist. I got it under control; I can handle it. Er,—er,—er. Lem’me think a minute.”


“You better come up with something quick, Valley Goddess.” Gabrielle was losing it at a rate of knots now.

“Yeah, come up with something—”

“Can it, Cal.” Gab snarled, with animal intensity. “The Pink Doll here’s gon’na bust her beautiful little brain findin’ the answer, or I’ll know the reason why not!”

“Too true—Gab’s’ll know the reas—”

“Give it a rest, Evil Bi-ch from Hades. I can work this out on my own, thanks.” Even Gabrielle’s voice sounded more like Xena’s now—on a particularly bad day. “Well, ‘Dite? What’s cookin’ in that empty receptacle where most other people are accustomed to keep their brains?”

“Awww! I’m workin’ on it, OK!”



“Hey, Joxer! Got a job for you. Y’can help try an’ get this God-awful stuff off me.”

“When you say—‘Off me’, what exactly d’ya mean, Gabs?”

“I mean come over here, an’ start pullin’ this mess off my pretty white skin. An’ watch where your fingers go, or I’ll do somethin’ awful t’you—directly after I’ve done somethin’ awful t’the Pink Goddess over there.”


“Great Athena, this is disgusting.” Gabrielle sniffed in a mixture of pity, anger, and spiralling insane rage. “If you put your hand just once more where you put it a second ago the Joxer Family ends right here, OK?”

“Gods, I can’t help it, Gabs. You’re covered in grotty, sticky, stretchy, goo. What can I do?”

“Rrrr! Someone’s gon’na pay for this.” Gabrielle showed her pretty white teeth. “An’ I’m beginnin’ not t’care exactly who. Just as long as agony, gore, an’ screamin’ feature prominently in the proceedings!”


“Eeew! That is sooo what shouldn’t be happening. I think I’m gon’na throw-up!”


“OK, I think I’ve found the Reverse Spell. Just close your eyes, Gabs. Y’might feel a little dizzy an’ wobbly on your pins for a moment.”


“I’m there already, Pink Lotus Blossom of My Heart.” Gabrielle’s tone did not reflect the delicate charm of her words. “Just remember, I have many skills now—so watch it, babe! Make me angry, that’s all I ask, just make me angry!”


“Who’s been a very naughty Goddess of Love, then?” Callisto thought she might as well carry on milking the situation for all its poetic intensity. After all, she didn’t get a chance like this often. “Who’s a baad, baad, Goddess of Love? Why—Aphrodite. Who’d a’thought?”

“Cal,—bugger off.” Gabrielle, on her part, thought it well nigh time to show her butch side. “Or I might have’ta get Amazonian on your ass. Just a friendly warning.”

“Phooey, I’m out’ta here. I know when I’m not wanted. See ya, gals.”


“There we are, I knew I could do it.” The Pink Wonder stepped back with a wide grin. “Always knew there was nothing t’worry about. Y’should really have more faith in me, my little pet.”

“I don’t want faith.” Gab was still ever so slightly irritated. “I want clothes that don’t turn t’goo an’ stick all over my—, er,—all over me. D’you know how embarassing it was to have Joxer help me like that, Goddess?”

“Aww, swee’pea, that ain’t fair. I was just tryin’ t’bring a little sunshine into your life. It was that nasty Delphic Oracle.” Aphrodite nodded, with regained happiness. “Who was t’know she was sellin’ out’ta date goods. There’s laws against that, ain’t there? ‘Bye, sweetie, see ya later!”

“Oh, Gods, I suppose so.”


“ . . an’ then Aphrodite said it’d be quite simple. An’ then I was wearing the most beautiful satin gown. An’ then I walked out in the sunshine, an’ it melted—all over me. An’ then ‘Dite had trouble remembering how to sort it. An’ I got Joxer t’help try an’ get it off. N’ then ‘Dite finally got the right spell, an’ I was back t’normal. Gods, what an awful day, Xena.”

“There, there.” Xena gently curled her fingers in the tearful Amazon’s golden locks. “Let’s go back t’the Inn an’ have a beaker or two of wine, then spend the evening t’gether. D’ya wan’na spend the evening t’gether? With me, I mean?”

“Damn right, Princess. Come on, let’s go.”


Gosh, what an epic. The things that happen to an Amazon when her guards down! What’ll our beautiful heroines be getting mixed up in next, I wonder?


~Phineas Redux~

Monday, December 2, 2013

Let's Read Guilt by Ali Vali

Today's suggested reading is. . .

Guilt by Ali Vali - 54 pages
Mordecai Sydney O’Shea, a young aggressive prosecutor in New Orleans, deals with evil on a daily basis. Sydney plays it by the rules – always, it’s what’s put her at the top of the prosecutorial heap in sin city. But what happens to that strict moral code when evil comes to visit the people she loves? Can she turn her back on the law she lives her life by? Only the women in Sydney’s life have the answer to that question of Guilt in the Twilight Zone.