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Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from kayron
WOW! The first male slayer, and the last one crying to get Xan back. Great place for a cliffhanger. Not so great a place to leave a story unfinished.
Review By [kayron] • Date [27 Apr 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from daveykins
Really good story - I hope you continue sometime.
Review By [daveykins] • Date [11 May 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from CeruleanRose
Wow. I just found this story. It's great, please update. I like that Xan Spirit is willing to choice a man or woman.
Review By [CeruleanRose] • Date [27 Nov 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from (Past Donor)James
Like the FWK series, this one is wonderfully executed.

So, when are we going to see the other 3 or 4 stories you have been taunting us with??

Comments from author:
Spirit is stalled - I have a nice scene in Africa wherein there is fighting and dying, and a new Champion is chosen, and something more turns up I won't mention just yet, but I don't like the way it reads as opposed to how it plays in my mind. So until I can get it right, it shall sit as it is, yet another unfinished story.
Review By [(Past Donor)James] • Date [27 Feb 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from LordCorwin
Now what the heck ... if Xan left the girls body ... I take it .. she kept the "package" or most of it ... nice..
and if Xan can merge with a guy ... ooo .. think of the added mayhem.... MWAHAHAHAHA
Review By [LordCorwin] • Date [18 Jan 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from (Past Donor)Jewel
Thanks for your review comment via email - I appreciated the courtesy very much.

Love this chapter - poor Sally, poor Xan (a mind without meat or twinkies!). Really looking forward to the next instalment.
Comments from author:
I always try to respond to those courteous enough to make a comment. Even if the comment is just to notify me that I am indeed an incompetent speller and need to recheck all of my story descriptions, as Jinni kindly pointed out to me. While I wish enough people enjoyed my stories that I was inundated with comments and lacked the time to reply to them, that sadly is not the case.

Sally will be ok. Eventually. She has a lot to adjust to, and unfortunately Xan isn't around now to help her around the curves, so to speak.

And we'll see how long the faceless eating of non-twinkie foods can last for a newly chosen Protector.

Xan is the one who really needs the help, even with all the memories available, Xan is still just an infant in many ways, unaware of it's own abilities, place in the universe, or even, despite what "she" thinks, gender and self identity.

More will become clear as the next few bits come out, whenever I have time for them, for remember, this is just a side-project while I'm dedicating most of my effort to KE.

But I hope you continue to enjoy it, and thanks again for taking the time to let me know you did so.

Review By [(Past Donor)Jewel] • Date [24 Jan 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Passing Ships – Spirit Story #4" from Telmah
What a unique and wonderful story! I find myself hoping the story will "go" a certain way then instantly retracting and deciding that I would rather wait to see where you take it. The only thing I will allow myself to hope is that this will continue on for a LONG time! If the writing stays this good, I don't think you could make it long enough for me! OK, perhaps Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" long would be too long, but short of that... :)
Thank you for sharing your time and considerable talent with us.
Comments from author:
Hrm. I have plot laid out for perhaps 3 or 4 more stories at present, in the arc I just started.

It will take that long to fully explain Dawn's apparent age, to resolve Xan's identity and exact purpose/methodology, and to handle the situations with Pitor, Sally, & the others Xan will find. (Yes, others. I'm an evil author. Someone should Slay me.)

But after that, who knows. I had meant this as a single story. Even when I wrote the second part I didn't have much of a plan beyond that bit which mostly cleared up some questions raised by the first part.

Granted, when I went forward with Meeting, I had come up with an arc, but it certainly isn't like the vast arc with many mini-arcs that MoM is, or even FWK. No, there are about four mini-arcs to resolve here, which all tie together. But beyond that I make no promise. (I won't write a story without a story to write. Granted, I like to do different things, but I still think there should be some sort of story when one is writing. The only time I've written with nothing in mind at all is the first few chapters of Knight Errant, which I admittedly wrote because I was in pain and couldn't sleep. And I don't think it is anywhere as well written as the story becomes after say, chapter six or seven. Because that is when I finally had found a firm direction, and had started deliberately laying groundwork for future events. – BTW, if anyone started to read KE, and decided it sucked, perhaps skipping past the first few chapters, and say picking up in Chapter 5 will be better, although the first 5 chapters are at least mercifully short.)
Review By [Telmah] • Date [24 Jan 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Essence, a Spirit Story." from (Site Founder)Jinni
Please correct spelling error in the summary of the story. All summaries on the site must contain proper spelling with no exception.
Comments from author:
Fixed. Thanks.
Review By [(Site Founder)Jinni] • Date [24 Jan 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Meeting, A Spirit Story" from (Past Donor)Jewel
Very interesting hypotheses. I look forward to seeing more of Xan.
Comments from author:
Hopefully you'll like the latest bit.

But don't worry about any of the latest developments, I have a plan. ;)
Review By [(Past Donor)Jewel] • Date [24 Jan 06] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Meeting, A Spirit Story" from WingL
Nice story.
Comments from author:
Thanks. :)
Review By [WingL] • Date [23 Jan 06] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Essence, a Spirit Story." from djhardim
Very good. From this point on, all girls who are called as the Slayer will be free of the demonic taint of their predecessors. I wonder how long this plan had been in motion.
Comments from author:
I dunno. Apparently someone knew about it, to change the kid's name from Oscar, Rory, or Junior to Alexander.

More importantly is the way the new spirit would work, being partly of Xander, it won't just force itself on it's new "Chosen" ones, it'll ask and let them choose their own destiny.

More likely than not it will do so, like it did with Sally, when the only real choice is acceptance or death, but even then a choice is a choice, and without even the offer, the only option would be death, which remains an open selection to the candidate.

Also, as I noted, this Slayer Spirit is more than just an essence, it is a "voice in the head" with all the demonic knowledge, possible wisdom, and experience Xander had gained in his life to help guide the new slayer. She won't ever really be alone against her foes, be that blessing or curse, she will have a literal spirit guide for the rest of her life.

I don't know if I managed to convey that properly or not in the story, since it was so short I probably didn't.

If anyone wants to write more of this, feel free to do so. I don't plan on any sequels, but then again, I hadn't planned on writing this, it just sort of happened.

In any event, thanks for taking the time to comment. It's nice to know you enjoyed my little experiment.

Review By [djhardim] • Date [21 Jan 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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