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


(August 2007)

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?

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