Ariadne, "A Twist of the Skein" (V/oc)
Silver Reed, "Life-Saver" (C/V)
Eos, "And I Shall Fear No Darkness" (V/C)
Smiley, "No Choice" (V/oc)
L. Fitzpatrick, "A Lot of Experience in the Hen House"
Narrelle Harris, "And Time Heals No Broken Butterflies"
Crystal Adams, "Lessons" (V/D)
Cynthia Helos, "A Beaker of Trouble" (V/J)
ER, "Nine and Sixty Ways"
Paula, "A Religious Experience" (J/V)
Jacaranda Brown, "Solitaire for Two" (V/oc)
Ambergris, "Farewell Upon the Bridge of Time" (V/Kerrill)
Denise Walton cover
Paula, "The Bondstone" (A/V/B/C)
Julie Kramer, "Aftershock" (A/V)
ER cover (V)
Ros Williams, "Katherine" (V/oc)
Cynthia Helos, "New Paths" (V/C)
Louisa Dunne, "What Are Friends For?" (V/oc)
Ros Williams, "Having a Lovely Time" (V/Servalan)
Ros Williams, "Paradise is for a Clever Fool" (V/J)
Vikki Weidner cover (V)
Louise Dunne, "Doolie" (V/oc)
Ros Williams, "The Matchmaker's Dilemma" (V/everyone?)
Cavea Lector, "Matriarch" (V/oc, A/C)
Jane Carnall, untitle story (V/T, V/A)
Erica Leonard, "Broken Fantasy" (V/A)
Henrietta Street, "Pillow Talk" (VA/B/V/C/J/G)
This is an adult zine containing six stories, straight and slash though none of them is notably explicit (probably rates around 3 on a 1-10 scale where 1 = very mild). They focus, as one would expect in a Vila club zine, on Vila. "Doolie" by Louisa Dunne is a fairly mundane old acquaintance-from-the -past story, and the basic situation takes a bit of believing. "Matriarch" by Cavea Lector also covers familiar ground, with Avon and Vila attending Cally on a quest to a female-dominated society; by the way Avon, not Vila, is the one who gets Cally. "The Matchmaker's Dilemma" by Ros Williams is a witty and light-hearted piece about Vila's match-making attempts among the crew. I particularly liked Avon's line to a predatory Cally, "I am normal. I and my parameters".
"Untitled story" by Jane Carnall is rather darker in tone, though far from explicit, having Tarrant as a yob abusing Vila while Avon is apparently dead. It's not the most original on this theme that I've ever read, and I wish Vila wasn't quite so abject, but it is nevertheless an involving and enjoyable story (unless of course you're a Tarrant fan). "Broken Fantasy" by Erica Leonard is a short story telling how Avon's desire for Vila has results rather different than those he expected. Quite good. The last story "Pillow talk" by Henrietta Street is a very short comic one which has also been published in Southern Lights.
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