Mini Tales of Xena and Gabrielle
A few years ago, Wishes (Judith K. Parker) read The World's Shortest Stories, edited by Steve Moss (Running Press, Philadelphia, 1998), and challenged fans to write 55-word Xena: Warrior Princess fiction (hosted by The Royal Academy of Bards at academyofbards.org), which inspired the following. -- IQ
"Oooo, that one’s mine."
"Nuh uh. My size. I get those."
"Fine. Decide or they’re all mine."
Later the partners relaxed, exhausted but satisfied with the day’s choices.
"We’re a mess." Gabrielle emptied a saddlebag. "Quill …pumice…jerky. Nail file? Soap or comb? Needle? Oint-."
"Easy – backrubs. Usually the right finishing touch."
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