The Gift (Beauty and the Beast zine)

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Title: The Gift
Publisher: Forever Publications
Author(s): Barbi Chism, edited by Vickie Meadows
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s): Barbara Gipson
Date(s): September 1990
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
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The Gift is an 80-page het Beauty and the Beast novel by Barbi Chism. The art is by Barbara Gipson, though the cover art is simply a black and white graphic design.


Through magic, Vincent is transformed into a normal-looking man for a brief time, allowing him to go to Catherine's place in CT. The story reintroduces Alain Taggert (the arms dealer, and Lisa's keeper, from "Arabesque"). [1]
In this novella, a magical mirror gifts Vincent with what he believes is his heart's desire - to look 'normal' - and he is able to be with Catherine in her world. They spend two tovely days together in Connecticut until Alain Tagged ("Arabesque") appears to seek revenge. Vincent is unable to help Catherine until he magically returns to his true form which makes him realize the gift he already had. [2]


  1. from the Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review Online
  2. from the The Beauty and the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines