Mini Tales of Xena and Gabrielle

By IseQween



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, which inspired the following. -- IQ



(May 2007)

"What a wonderful day."

"Mmhm. Butt-kicking. Fishing. No whackos lurking. Doesn’t get any better’n that."

"Such a romantic."

Xena glanced over her shoulder. Gabrielle lay basking in the sun, eyes closed, bare skin glistening from an afternoon swim. "Oh, yeah. Somethin’ else." She dropped her pole and stealthily approached the best catch of all. "Lunch."


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