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
Some village girl turned warlord without his blessing? Resplendently dark. Consuming her enemies with eyes as merciless as her sword. A smile more frightening than his own.
He felt … passion? A flame worth pursuing. Oh, to burn in such a mortal! To claim her blood his. Reason enough, finally, to be a god?