Stories by Melinda

List of Story Codes and their meanings

Other stories by Melinda may be found on her website Here

Judgement Day Challenge
episode related, challenge
What might have happened if Xena had stabbed Iolaus in "Judgement Day"

A Redneck Olympus
Iolaus has to carry a message to Olympus only he and Hercules have to travel through a seedier section of the place to get where they are going.

What Friends Are For
Hercules and Iolaus reflect on each other through a rough couple of days.

Prometheus: A Missing Scene
episode related, challenge, h/c
IWC - What happened to Iolaus and Gabrielle in the cave while Hercules and Xena were freeing Prometheus?

The Wrong Path Challenge
episode related, challenge
An IWC challenge - The Wrong Path

How Iolaus Learned To Swim (or How to Impress A Girl)
challenge YH
An IWC challenge - Teach Young Iolaus to Swim

Crisis of Faith

A story continuing where White Raven's "Broken Connection" leaves off.

Darkness Visible
episode related
Missing scene for this episode.

Wrong Path Home
drama, h/c
Iolaus is attacked by a rabid wolf and fears he may be a danger to his friends.

Hero's Choice
Dahok returns and how far will Hercules be willing to go to save his friend in body and soul this time and vise versa?

Iolaus meets up with a wish sprite.

Winter Solstice Gift
Hercules is in a humbug mood this Solstice holiday but a few gods decide to teach him a lesson.

The Birthday
Hercules, Iolaus and Iphicles decide to give Alcemene a birthday she'll never forget.

If Teardrops Were Dinars
episode related, challenge
IWC Post Revelations challenge response.

A Season Too Late
Story by Melinda Holley and Deb Gesner. Something's bothering Iolaus, something from his past that he never shared with Hercules until he had no choice. Co-written with Deb Gesner

Journey to Sanctuary
Epilogue to A Season Too Late

A Loss of Innocence
challenge, YH, drama
Iolaus and Hercules find a town that hails Iolaus' father as their hero.

A hero remembers his fallen brother.

The Day It Happened
challenge, YH
Young Iolaus learns of his father's death.

The Bunny Trail
YH, humor, holiday
Young Iolaus has a run in with a strange bit of wildlife.

Duty and Honor
challenge, drama, episode related (God Fearing Child)
IWC challenge story. Hercules and Iolaus' reactions to Zeus' Death in "God Fearing Child"

A Demigod's Best Friend
Iolaus gets hit by one of Pan's darts. A dart meant for Discord.

The Promise
challenge, atoz
An answer to the April 2000 A to Z challenge

AU, drama
Hercules and Iolaus get caught in an unnatural storm and end up in different realities.

challenge, damsel, preseries
An answer to the Library's June 2000 story challenge to rescue a damsel in distress in 500 words or less.

Cause and Effect
challenge, first1
An Answer to the Library's July 200 challenge to write a story that begins with "The darkness was impenetrable, it surrounded and suffocated him."

by Jill Hestenge and Melinda, drama
Hercules, Iolaus, Xena, Gabrielle and Jason travel together on the Argo and find a mysterious norse ship.

Hercules, Iolaus and Iphicles take refuge in a cave during a storm and work out some problems between them.

Stranger in a Strange World Missing Scenes
episode related, h/c
Iolaus returns to his proper universe but Hercules is disturbed by buises his other self left on his friend.

AU, drama
Inspired by Amorette's "Play it Again, Herc". This time the group reunites to take on an old enemy.

The Long Road Home
preseries, drama
After an epidemic takes the life of Iolaus' son, he decides to travel East.

The Other Side of Life
Iolaus is wounded and Hercules leaves him with a widow while he goes after the warlord. Only the widow has a secret.

The Circle of Fire
RLJ season 1, episode 2
Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man but what if the gods took it back?

RLJ season 1, episode 17
Hercules, Iolaus and Jason deal with tragedy and racism at home

All Along The Watchtower
xover Sentinel, story located in the Sentinel section.
Sort of sequel to author's story called "Reunion".

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