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Rained In by Dreamflower

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 During a rainstorm on the journey back from Erebor, Gandalf and Bilbo seek shelter in a cave; Bilbo ponders his companion. (Written for the May 2014 LOTR GFIC Challenge, Character Study.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller, General
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1456    |    Read Count: 1150
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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Four for Bilbo! by Larner

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Four limericks for the Hobbit of Hobbits!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 80. 2014 April Poetry Challenge: Laugh!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 166    |    Read Count: 776
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/02/14    |    Published: 05/02/14
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Sauron Applies For his Job by Himring

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Before the throne of Angband, Sauron makes his application for the job of lieutenant to Morgoth, the Dark Lord. For reasons unknown and unexplained (possibly just to make things appropriately hellishly difficult) the application has to be made in rhyme...

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Other: Morgoth/Melkor, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Crack fic, Humor, Poetry
Places: Angband
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 146    |    Read Count: 727
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/26/14    |    Published: 04/26/14
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Five Wizards Went Over the Sea by Dreamflower

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The story of the Istari in limerick form. Six Limericks. (Written for the April 2014 Humorous Poetry challenge).

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Alatar/Morinehtar, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Pallando/Rómestámo, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Comedy, Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 80. 2014 April Poetry Challenge: Laugh!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 179    |    Read Count: 694
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/24/14    |    Published: 04/24/14
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Snowdrops by Himring

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Valacar, prince of Gondor, is sent to Rhovanion to learn the ways of his father’s allies and falls in love with Vidumavi, the daughter of his host

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Rhovannien
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 722    |    Read Count: 1378
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/14    |    Published: 04/06/14
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Spring Returned by Larner

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Gandalf ponders over how the past year has affected Frodo and Sam as he watches over their sleep in Cormallen.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 930    |    Read Count: 1223
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/14    |    Published: 03/29/14
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"Sam in my garden" by Dreamflower

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Sam gives me a hand in the garden. (Art for the 2014 Back to Middle Month.)

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Artwork: crafts
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 225    |    Read Count: 998
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/28/14    |    Published: 03/28/14
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The Ambush by Larner

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The dog fox watches as others serve to protect its territory and family.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Orcs, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1049    |    Read Count: 146
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/28/14    |    Published: 03/28/14
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Snow on the Mountain by Linaewen

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Boromir and Aragorn struggle to make a path through the snow on the Caradhras mountainside.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Caradhras
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 583    |    Read Count: 993
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/27/14    |    Published: 03/27/14
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The Music of the Land by Dreamflower

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Bilbo, Frodo and Sam introduce young Merry to a Hobbiton tradition. (a recipe!fic written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2014).

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2136    |    Read Count: 1289
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/27/14    |    Published: 03/27/14
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Rounded Up in the Woods by Dreamflower

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During the Scouring of the Shire, Merry and Pippin go after the last of the Ruffians. NEW! (Written for LOTR GFIC challenge to write a story with no dialogue.) One-shot; Book-verse. Rated for violence.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 79. 2014 March Challenge: Show Don't Tell
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 824    |    Read Count: 265
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/24/14    |    Published: 03/24/14
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Their Places Exchanged by Linaewen

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Gandalf reassures Pippin that Denethor does not wish Faramir dead.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 78. 2014 February Challenge: Fanon-busters
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1668    |    Read Count: 758
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/10/14    |    Published: 03/10/14
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B2MEM 2014 - Four Seasons of Arnor by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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Young Aragorn finally goes home to his people. A year in the life. Four double drabbles.

 

Tree and Flower Awards, Drabble, Second Place

 

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Arnor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: Aragorn in the North
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 803    |    Read Count: 1256
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/09/14    |    Published: 03/09/14
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Devilling Lobelia by Larner

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What if Lobelia Bracegirdle Sackville-Baggins and Primula Brandybuck Baggins were not as we've been led or choose to believe?  A might-have-been story.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho
Genres: Alternate Universe, Character study, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1883    |    Read Count: 1093
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/14    |    Published: 02/18/14
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Harsh Words by Linaewen

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As Faramir prepares to depart for Osgiliath, he finds himself regretting the harsh words that have passed between himself and his father.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck, 78. 2014 February Challenge: Fanon-busters
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1404    |    Read Count: 1522
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/02/14    |    Published: 02/02/14
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Haven by Linaewen

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Boromir and Faramir look out from the walls of Dol Amroth and talk about Elves.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Vignette
Places: Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1036    |    Read Count: 1144
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/02/14    |    Published: 02/02/14
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A Hearty Meal by Linaewen

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The men stationed at Gondor's Nardol beacon outpost prepare their evening meal.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Recipe fic
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 630    |    Read Count: 1253
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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The Standard Revealed by Larner

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The first to serve as Standard Bearer for the banner wrought by Arwen Elrondieth for her beloved did not survive the Battle of the Pelennor....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Gondorian: Hurin of the Keys, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: the Pelennor, Paths of the Dead
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: 67. 2013 March Challenge: The March of Power, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4082    |    Read Count: 242
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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Plans for a Future Yule by Larner

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Merry and Pippin are more concerned with where they might be and what they might be doing next Yule rather than what is happening this one!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2916    |    Read Count: 750
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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Treasures by Linaewen

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Dís receives a special gift from her childhood friend Balin.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Balin, Dwarf: Dís, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield
Genres: Childhood, Friendship
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1308    |    Read Count: 911
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/04/14    |    Published: 01/04/14
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Exile to Exile by Elleth

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After the Darkening not nearly all past resentments are extinguished, and Nerdanel begins to receive comfort from an unexpected source – and give some in return. - A gift fic for Dawn Felagund's request for the 2013 MPTT Yule Exchange: A story set during the Time of the Trees or the First Age about friendship between two (or more!) women of the House of Finwë.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Noldor, Elf: Indis, Elf: Míriel, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Friendship, General
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3249    |    Read Count: 1935
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/14    |    Published: 01/01/14
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Looking Homeward by Levade

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Glorindel (Laurefinde in this story) has a choice to make. Set in Aman, after Glorfindel's re-embodiment.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Original Male Character
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 71. 2013 July Challenge: Fixed-Length Ficlets "Time in a Bottle"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 400    |    Read Count: 827
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Cast Away by Dreamflower

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Pippin regrets a foolish action, only to learn it's not so foolish after all.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Fangorn Forest
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 637
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Cut Off by Linaewen

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Boromir mourns the loss of something given to him by his brother.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Angst, Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: Tharbad
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 620
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Finding Fear by Erulisse

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Two times that Maglor found fear and one time he did not.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 301    |    Read Count: 571
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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