The first story Julia posted to Story Site was a small story
entitled Role-Over. Part One was posted September 11, 2000. The story is about
a married couple, Dale Morton (chauvinist husband) and Sandy Morton (suffering spouse),
who change sex after Sandy wishes she could humiliate Dale for the way he has embarrassed
her over the years. Im sure you are saying to yourself, "Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Another story where the couple change sex and he gets his in the end." Wrong,
Sherlock! This story delves into the psychological changes that BOTH Robin (nee Dale) and
Jim (nee Sandy) go through as they slowly traverse the gender gap. Now, before you get
your panties in a wad, the slow-motion change is worth the read alone. Julia has woven a
very entertaining tale that is worth your time. I found the introduction of the character
Rocky somewhat distracting from the story. I admit that his addition made the story very
unique among the other stories in this repository but, in my opinion, it changed the flow
and coherence of the story. However, do not let my opinion keep you from reading this
story. As I said earlier, this story is well worth a read. "Try it! Youll like
The next story added to Story Site on September 29, 2000 was a tale called
Shifting Sands. The main characters, Ted Evans and Sally Robins, travel to
Teds parents cottage on Lake Michigan to spend the Labor Day weekend. They
chance upon a dark green bottle which houses a genie named Sheena. When Teds simple
wish is granted in a fashion not consistent with his desire, both Ted and Sally are faced
with having to become each other in spirit to match their new bodies. "Its the
feel-good story of the year!" This story gives the reader that warm, fuzzy feeling
that can only come from a Harlequin Romance Series. You girls know what I mean.
<wink> There were no noticeable deficiencies with this tale. Another story that I
recommend you read if you have not already.
The third story offered to Story Site on October 29, 2000 is called Scrambled
Souls. I must admit, I held off from reading this story until I decided to be
Julias reviewer. Having not been a big fan of The Great Shift universe,
I assumed that this story was along the same lines. (Three days later) I finished reading
SS at lunchtime today. I humbly admit I was very wrong about this story. It is
well written, wonderfully intelligent, and caters to nearly every sector of TG fiction,
from age regression to age progression to change of sex. Julia has woven a tale involving
myriad (well, it seemed like it) characters, each possessing their own unique personality.
That, my friends, is a daunting task. The story is about a group of pioneers who travel to
an Earth-like planet some 15 light-years away from Earth. Along the way, they encounter a
magnetic blast that disrupts the storage and retrieval section of the ships computer
housing the colonists Personality Complex. When downloading their PC, 98% of the
colonists receive the wrong one and the chaos begins. The rest of the story, of what has
been completed, pertains to the main characters trials and triumphs in dealing with
their new lives. I have to agree with one reader whose review mentions that the Dan
character losing his ability for engineering only because hes now female is
unrealistic. Julia may be trying to convey to the reader that Dan was so distraught about
his predicament; he was unable to function as a person, let alone as an engineer. If that
is the case, Julia is forgiven. In my opinion, SS is Julias best work to
date. My only complaint is that she let nearly one month pass between Parts One and Two
and around six months between Parts Two and Three. It has been ten months since she has
posted Part Three. Now I know why every couple of weeks I read a post on the cyberboard
asking Julia when she is posting Part Four. You can now add my voice to that group!
Julias next offering was a fun little tale based on a thread on the cyberboard
when Crystal was away on business during April 2001. The name of the piece is called
Tattle-Tales: A Night at Crystals, posted on May 3, 2001. This piece was
collaboration between Julia, Prudence Walker, Annie-O, Joan Banks, Heather Sinclair, and
myself. It tells of how Crystals townhouse and personal property was supposedly
mistreated by the above-mentioned authors and how each blamed the other for the mess. I
really cant render an opinion on this piece, only to say it was fun to write and a
joy to work with these fine authors.
Next, we have The Girl Next Door posted on July 6, 2001. The story involves
two young lovers, Ryan and Emily, who change into each other via the Medallion of Zulo.
Emily, as Ryan, plays in the big game and steals Ryans dream. A tragic
mishap occurs later, after they return to their rightful forms, and Ryans second
dream is shattered. The story deals mainly with the concepts of trust and sacrifice. This
is a very powerful story and readers will not be disappointed in its quality and
passion. I highly recommend this story to anyone.
Lastly, there is one more story to review but it hasnt been posted yet. It is
still a work in progress but this I can tell you, you will not be disappointed. Please
watch for it, as it will be posted soon.
After reading Julias creations, it is not hard to understand why she commands
such a large following, including myself. I feel she ranks as high as anyone in quality
and entertainment with regard to authors posting at this repository. We can only hope that
she continues to delight us with her fertile imagination and wit.