(1) The Penfriend (Lois & Clark)

By Wendy Richards
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 24th June 2002 (5)
Tags: Novella

This is an Alternative Universe alternative revelation story -- "You've Got Mail" Lois & Clark style. In the point in time when Lois is having difficulties with Clark because she's engaged to Lex, who does she turn to for advice but her longtime pen-pal... whose identity she doesn't know. Since I really liked "You've Got Mail" it's not surprising that I liked this -- especially since it was insightful and caring without being soppy. Well, not too soppy. There's definitely an "awwww" moment at the end.

(2) The History (Lois & Clark)

By Wendy Richards
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 7th May 2003 (5)
Tags: Short Story

This is basically a sequel to the AU story The Penfriend, which shows a portion of the earlier correspondence of Scribe and Tornado. This keeps up the character "voices" of the earlier story, but I think it is really only of interest to people who actually read and liked "The Penfriend" (like me); it really doesn't stand on its own. Nevertheless, it won the "Best Early Years/Super Futures Story" category in the 2003 Kerth Awards, so maybe I'm wrong.