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Stories set during the series timeline

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While traveling through the mountains of Greece, Iolaus falls ill and Hercules has to get his friend home before the storm breaks.

Iolaus and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
Iolaus is on his way to meet Hercules and nothing is going right. He has possibly the worst day of his life.

Iolaus' Mighty Fish Tale
A story in verse about catching a fish that almost catches Iolaus.

A Solstice Visitation
A holiday poem in which Hercules wakes to find an unusual intruder in the castle. Illustration by GarySevn.

A Solstice Visitation II
A sequel to last year's holiday poem. This year Iolaus witnesses the mysterious do gooder.

A Solstice Visitation III
Jason discovers what blessings he's been given.

The ship that Hercules and Iolaus are traveling on is destroyed in a storm. They are forced to try and survive on a tiny raft lost at sea.

I Can Defend My Own Honor, Thank You
An answer to an IWC challenge to write the story of how Iolaus discovered that Gabrielle had learned how to fight.

A Fishing Holiday
A poem about Iolaus spending a quiet day a the fishing hole.

Returning Home
Several months after Alcmene's death Iolaus and Hercules discover that home can still be home even without Hercules' mother.

Armageddon Now Extended Ending
After Hercules and Iolaus leave Ares Temple they decide to return home.

Nothing is Impossible To Someone Impervious to Reason
A poem about Iolaus' persistence.

Colds Are Catching
Iolaus catches a terrible cold the day before the big festival opens and ends up passing it on to a very deserving recipient.

A Siren's Tears
Lamia is punished by Hera for disobeying. Hercules and Iolaus try to help her by setting her free, even though they know that will bring Hera's wrath down on them. (Story 3 in a series of three: [Story 1] [Story 2]

A Walk on the Spirit Plane
While unconscious Iolaus is visited by a distrubing presence. But is it a guardian angel or something else?

The Hunt
A limerick epic in which our intrepid hunter runs into more than he bargained for while out looking for his dinner.

The Great Hercules Smarm Experiment
A little bit of smarm Hercules style.

Hunter Prey
An answer to the Library's April 2000 story challenge to write a story in which each paragraph begins with the next consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Life is But A Dream
Answer to the Iolausian Library's May 2000 challenge. Iolaus has to pay a debt for services rendered.

The Dance Lesson
Answer to the Iolausian Library's June 2000 challenge. Iolaus attends a party and has to rescue a damsel in distress or does he?

Old Possums and Felines
Answer to the Iolausian Library's July 2000 challenge to write a story which begins, "The darkness was impenetrable, it surrounded and suffocated him."

Cast A Giant Shadow Missing Scenes
Answer to the Iolausian Library's September challenge to add scenes to "Cast A Giant Shadow"

I'll Be Home for Solstice
Answer to the Library's December challenge. Iolaus is feeling sorry for himself during the holidays and his family has plans to remedy his blues.

Gladiator Missing Scenes
Answer to the Library's January challenge to add scenes to the episode "Gladiator".

Strange Bedfellows
Answer to the Library's September 2001 challenge to write a story in 750 words or less that begins, "It was a dark and stormy night"

Hydras, Pumpkins and Fools, Oh My!
Answer to the Library's October 2001 challenge to write a Young Herucles story which includes a list of traditional Halloween items.

Dinar Drop
answer to the library's December story challenge to write a holiday story. Iolaus help out with a bit of gift giving

How Many Fingers?
Answer to the library's challenge to add scenes between As Darkness Falls and Pride Comes Before A Brawl.

The Demigod and the Irritable Sidekick
Answer to the April 2002 challenge, Iolaus has an irritating problem.

King of Thieves Epilogue - Samaritan or Thief
Answer to the May 2002 challenge to add scenes to King of Thieves.

Cat and Mouse
Autolycus leads Herc and Iolaus on a merry chase.

Stories from before "The Wrong Path"

Daddy's Day Out
Iolaus struggles with single fatherhood after his wife dies in childbirth. He manages to cope with a little help from his friends.

And A Child Shall Lead Him Home
Hercules and his family are repeatedly harassed by Hera. Hercules fears if he can't stop her someone he loves will be hurt or worse but how far is he willing to go the make a deal?

The Loss
A terrible sickness is spreading around Thebes. How will Iolaus find the courage to go on if this illness takes the only family he has left?

In Sickness and In Health
A RLJ story, sea1, ep3 - This is what happens when a demigod and his best friend decide to settle down and be regular citizens....

Stories from Attica

The Princes and the Peace
Iolaus and Orestes arrive at the castle unconscious and no one can tell them apart, not even Queen Niobi. A neighboring King has arrived to sign a peace treaty with Orestes. How will they tell which is the real King of Attica in time?

Once and Future King
Iolaus doesn't turn up at a scheduled rondevous. Hercules tracks him to Attica, only Iolaus doesn't remember who he is and Niobi has convinced him that he is King Orestes.

Born to Be King
Iolaus discovers that Niobi has had his child and the world believes that the princeling is Orestes' heir. Iolaus travels to Attica to confront Niobi and to meet his son.

Don't You Know An Old Hunter's Trick When You See One?
Iolaus takes King Orestes out for a weekend in the wilds. Orestes finds himself in the position of pretending to be Iolaus.

Stories about Young Hercules and Iolaus

The One That Got Away
A peaceful fishing trip is interrupted by a life threatening situation.

Little Boys Shouldn't Carry Frogs in Their Pockets
A very young Iolaus tries to get a little revenge against some girls who were teasing him about his height.

Spiders, Snails and Puppy Dog Tales
Young Iolaus finds a tarantula and decides to play a few tricks on Alcmene. Only the final trick may be on him.

What A Way to Spend A Vacation
Cheiron releases the cadets for a few days off. Hercules and Iolaus thought they had their "fishing" vacation all planned. Too bad they never made to the lake...

The Heart of A Hero
Iolaus becomes ill while at Cheiron's Academy and Ares plans to kill the cadets.

A Siren's Enchantment
Iolaus falls head over heels in love with a girl that's half fish and Hercules doesn't believe him. (Story 1 in a series of three: [Story 2] [Story 3]

Apple Dreams and Fishing Streams
Young Hercules and Iolaus decide to spend the day fishing.

Stories set after the series timeline, involving an alternate timeline or Crossover stories

Evil Dreams
A modern day Hercules wakes up from a terrible dreamed caused by watching an Evil Dead movie marathon and decides to visit an old friend.

Back to Back
A rewritten ending to the episode "Redemption", resolving the events began in "Faith."

Stories involving Net Personas

A Special Weekend in New Greeceland
A special story written for the Iolausians who could not attend The Gathering in San Francisco.

Invisible Friends
A poem written after the San Francisco convention in October 1997.

Iolausian Writer's Circle Challenge Stories

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
IWC Lost City challenge response

Maze of the Minotaur Missing Scenes
IWC Maze of the Minotaur challenge response.

Hero's Heart Missing Scenes
IWC Hero's Heart challenge response.

Enforcer Missing Scenes
IWC Enforcer challenge response.

Armageddon Now Missing Scenes
IWC Armageddon Now challenge response

Mother of All Monster's Epilogue
IWC Mother of All Monster's challenge response.

Everything Seams Fine
IWC Second Maze of the Minotaur challenge response.

Wrong Path Missing Scenes
IWC The Wrong Path challenge response.

Iolaus' Mighty Fish Tale
IWC Mythological Fishing Trip challenge response.

Don't You Know An Old Hunter's Trick When You See One?
IWC What if Orestes had to take Iolaus' Place challenge response.

I Can Defend My Own Honor, Thank You
IWC How Did Iolaus find out that Gabby could fight challenge response.

Fever Dreams
IWC Alcmene's Ghost challenge response.

A Double Edged Sword
IWC Responsibilities of Strength challenge response

Sometimes the Serpent Wins
IWC Teach Young Iolaus to swim challenge response

IWC Post Revelation challenge response.

Two Against a Cold Spring
IWC Other Side challenge: What was Iolaus doing while Hercules was in the underworld visiting his family and chasing pigs?

Sons and Fathers
Answer to two IWC challenges: the God Fearing Child challenge and the Skouros' Death challenge. Hercules deals with the fact that he committed patricide with the help of a friend.

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