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Every Breath by Himring

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Fingon has rescued his cousin Maedhros from Thangorodrim--their thoughts on the subject of obligation and gratitude.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 96    |    Read Count: 56
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/29/16    |    Published: 11/29/16
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On Leadership Within Middle-earth and the Benefits of the Fellowship of the Ring by Larner

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An examination on how leadership was commonly demonstrated within Tolkien's world, and how those who were members of the Fellowship became leaders within the newly minted Fourth Age of the Sun.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: Character study, Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Arnor, Gondor, The Shire
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age, 2-Second Age, 3-Third Age, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4935    |    Read Count: 409
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/06/16    |    Published: 09/06/16
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Their Kinsfolk Rejoiced by Himring

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Two boys in their teens, who were missing, presumed dead, are unexpectedly returned to their family: the return of Hurin and Huor to Dor-lomin.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain, Edain: Huor, Edain: Húrin
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 279    |    Read Count: 554
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/16    |    Published: 07/24/16
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Dead Leaves and Beetles by Zdenka

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Even before their fatal quarrel, Saeros is exasperated by Túrin's lack of grooming. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Túrin, Elf: Saeros
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Humor
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 312    |    Read Count: 417
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/07/16    |    Published: 07/07/16
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Latecomers by Himring

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First Age: The smallest tribe of immigrating Men, the Haladin, delays before crossing the Blue Mountains into Beleriand and, partly because of that delay, things will go rather differently for them.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain
Genres: Gapfiller, General
Places: Beleriand, Eriador
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 894    |    Read Count: 397
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/22/16    |    Published: 06/22/16
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Oh dear by Himring

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A piece written for the LOTR Community challenge for April, which asked for a riddle in poetic form. I chose the element that was given me as the subject and the solution.

This is a little silly (sorry!) but, I hope, funny and anyway based in canon. In fact, if you recognize the canon source, you will know the solution right away.

Also, it is perhaps not quite poetry, but there is rhyme.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 21    |    Read Count: 498
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/30/16    |    Published: 04/30/16
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When Won with Pain by Larner

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Are all good things won with pain necessarily sweeter?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Oropher, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1764    |    Read Count: 598
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/29/16    |    Published: 01/29/16
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Grey Ship's Cargo by Himring

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A company of Elves leaves Middle-earth on a ship from the Grey Havens at the End of the Third Age. (The Ring-bearers are not mentioned; nevertheless it could be the same ship.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Noldor, As a Group: Sindar
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 147    |    Read Count: 637
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/06/15    |    Published: 12/06/15
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A Promise ere Parting by Larner

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Legolas finds himself making a promise to his father.  A triple drabble.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 332    |    Read Count: 544
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/02/15    |    Published: 12/02/15
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The Flame of Swords by Zdenka

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Glorfindel knows more of Orcrist's history than he wishes to tell. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Elf: Glorfindel
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 306    |    Read Count: 565
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/01/15    |    Published: 12/01/15
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Decisions by Hours Gone By

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Erestor decides what to do with the day.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Erestor
Genres: Short story, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 433
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/02/15    |    Published: 10/02/15
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First Harvest by Hours Gone By

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It takes planning to get a meal for so many on the table in a timely fasion. Fortunately Eglantine Took has had plenty of practice, and a lot of help.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Family, General, Recipe fic, Short story
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1376    |    Read Count: 507
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/02/15    |    Published: 10/02/15
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The Hidden Vale by Linaewen

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Boromir reaches the hidden valley of Imladris.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 312    |    Read Count: 511
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/08/15    |    Published: 08/08/15
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Gondor by Linaewen

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Boromir yearns for his beloved homeland.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 92. 2015 April Challenge: Lyrical Love, Short form
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 14    |    Read Count: 454
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/08/15    |    Published: 08/08/15
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Eucatastrophe: The Return by Dreamflower

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[Two missing chapters have been added: Chapter 2 and Chapter 5, and the final three chapters posted.] A newly revised version of the story written for Marigold's Challenges in 2007. In this AU, Frodo has returned from the West and embarks on a new and less perilous adventure. (Some new material is included in the Prologue.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Ruffians, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Bolger: Odovacar, Hobbit: Bolger: Rosamunda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Artwork: calligraphy, Family, Friendship
Places: Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 41392    |    Read Count: 8171
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/15    |    Published: 07/22/12
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Like a Shooting Star, Leaping Skywards by Keiliss

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In the wake of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Galadriel has sent Amareth, a former friend, to guide Meril and her young son Gil-galad down the coast from Eglarest to Balar.

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Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Meril, Original Female Character
Genres: Drama, Family, Friendship, Romance-slash
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6816    |    Read Count: 646
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/25/15    |    Published: 07/25/15
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Never Too Late by Keiliss

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Maglor visits Rivendell long after the Last Ship has sailed and has an unexpected encounter.

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Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Mystery
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 366    |    Read Count: 639
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/15    |    Published: 07/24/15
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Arrival by Ness

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Aragorn ponders the arrival of the Grey Company.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Rohan: Westfold
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 224    |    Read Count: 438
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/15    |    Published: 07/21/15
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Departure by Ness

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Halbarad watches Aragorn depart for the Quest.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 224    |    Read Count: 418
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/15    |    Published: 07/21/15
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A New Arrival by Talullah

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A new arrival at the family.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Curufin, Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Nerdanel
Genres: Short story
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 318    |    Read Count: 470
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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The Trouble with Chestnuts by Dreamflower, Larner, Linda Hoyland, Raksha The Demon, Shirebound, Linaewen, periantari

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On the Fellowship's trek through Hollin, a chance to forage turns into a potentially deadly encounter.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2632    |    Read Count: 827
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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nonetheless by Ness

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Halbarad at the Dark Door

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Poetry
Places: Paths of the Dead
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 92. 2015 April Challenge: Lyrical Love, Short form
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 11    |    Read Count: 569
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/29/15    |    Published: 06/29/15
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Against the Darkness by Ness

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Aragorn and Halbarad are having a philosophical discussion.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 94. 2015 June Challenge: Wisdom
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 703    |    Read Count: 560
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/27/15    |    Published: 06/27/15
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The Watchtower by Ness

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Nolwen, a young girl, daughter of a Ranger, is growing up in a small Dúnedain village. She finds that sometimes choices are hard to make.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Original Female Character
Genres: Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 93. 2015 May Challenge: Adolescent Angst
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 916    |    Read Count: 444
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/27/15    |    Published: 06/27/15
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Isilmë's Gift by Talullah

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Isilmë has a visitor.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Númenórean: Isilmë, Númenórean: Tar-Aldarion
Genres: Character study, Childhood
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: 94. 2015 June Challenge: Wisdom
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2547    |    Read Count: 337
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/26/15    |    Published: 06/26/15
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