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Strong Body, Strong Will by Linaewen

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Faramir learns a lessson from his brother that helps him face a distasteful duty.

Written for the 2014 Potluck Challenge at LotR Community Challenges, from a Bunny Hutch prompt requesting a story about something that the Steward’s son (or both of them, or separate things) do exactly like his/their father, or mother.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Family
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 89. 2015 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 511    |    Read Count: 956
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/05/15    |    Published: 02/05/15
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The Would-Be Mariner by Zdenka

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A young hobbit attempts to go to sea, with unfortunate results.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: General, Humor, Poetry
Places: The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 213    |    Read Count: 778
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/26/15    |    Published: 01/26/15
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A Yuletide Toast by Linaewen

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Aragorn and the hobbits recall a past Yule and how it was celebrated.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Bree, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 88. 2014 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1014    |    Read Count: 827
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/15    |    Published: 01/02/15
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The Path to Rivendell by Linaewen

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Boromir searches for the path to Rivendell.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 292    |    Read Count: 525
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/15    |    Published: 01/02/15
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Hands Wide Open by Elleth

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A group of Easterlings, the rambunctious young High King of the Noldor, and Eglarest in winter may not make for quite as disastrous a day as Galdor of the Havens initially suspected.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Easterlings, Elf: Círdan, Original Female Character
Genres: Character study, Childhood, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 88. 2014 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3055    |    Read Count: 887
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/15    |    Published: 01/01/15
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Rejoice and Be Glad by Larner

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Frodo finds good reason to rejoice and be glad on Tol Eressea.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 322    |    Read Count: 155
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/20/14    |    Published: 11/20/14
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Interlude: Evening by Himring

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A glimpse of the end of a day during Gil-galad's early childhood, before he was sent to Cirdan. Fingon is bringing up motherless young Ereinion with a great deal of help from Erien, who is an old friend of his.

 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Fingon, Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Childhood, Drabble or Drabble series, Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 383    |    Read Count: 737
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/14    |    Published: 11/19/14
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Exultation by Larner

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Halbarad knows one last moment of sheer joy in spite of his situation.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 120    |    Read Count: 435
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/14    |    Published: 11/19/14
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Lone Ship by Talullah

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One last surprise for Elrond.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Family
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 98    |    Read Count: 643
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/14    |    Published: 11/19/14
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A Bridge Between by Karri

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After the War, great fear finds unexpected resolution for Legolas and Thranduil.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Angst
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 87. 2014 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 328    |    Read Count: 507
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/17/14    |    Published: 11/17/14
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A Shortcut to Disaster by Dreamflower

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The story behind Frodo's infamous encounter with Farmer Maggot and his dogs. (Written in 2006 for Marigold's Challenge #34.) 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3277    |    Read Count: 632
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/14/14    |    Published: 11/14/14
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Sweet Memories by Dreamflower

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Merry recalls his fifth birthday, and how Frodo helped him celebrate. Written in 2005 for hobbit ficathon, on LJ. One-shot, book-verse. Slightly angsty fluff, or slightly fluffy angst; take your pick.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2140    |    Read Count: 671
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/14    |    Published: 11/05/14
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An Evening at Whitwell by Dreamflower

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Bilbo goes to visit one of his Took cousins shortly after he returns from his Adventure. (Written for the October 2014 "Sweet or Savoury" Recipe!Fic Challenge.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Took: Adalgrim, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Recipe fic, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Whitwell
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 86. 2014 October Challenge: Sweet or Savoury
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2119    |    Read Count: 901
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/30/14    |    Published: 10/30/14
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Judging Mud Pies by Larner

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Hamfast Gamgee wasn't certain about joining in as the Bagginses agreed to judge some mud pies, but found himself glad he did.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Daisy (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Halfred, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamson
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 86. 2014 October Challenge: Sweet or Savoury
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2448    |    Read Count: 738
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/30/14    |    Published: 10/30/14
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The Wizard's Gift by Larner

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One mathom has become quite the traditional gift to receive both within Bag End and under the Hill.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 85. 2014 September Challenge: Celebrate!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 181    |    Read Count: 547
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/11/14    |    Published: 10/11/14
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Trust by Linaewen

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Boromir and Faramir discuss their father's lack of trust on the eve of Boromir's journey north.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 85. 2014 September Challenge: Celebrate!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 144    |    Read Count: 588
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/08/14    |    Published: 10/08/14
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Midsummer Prayer by Zdenka

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Míriel keeps Erulaitalë as best she can.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Original Female Character
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Vignette
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 85. 2014 September Challenge: Celebrate!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 146    |    Read Count: 560
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/22/14    |    Published: 09/22/14
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Anatomy of the Ring-bearer by Larner

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Just what motivated Frodo Baggins to accept the role as the Ring-bearer, and later to leave Middle-earth as he did?  An essay.

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3648    |    Read Count: 891
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/18/14    |    Published: 09/18/14
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A Child's Dream of Hope by Larner

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As a small child, Faramir is taken by his father to Ithilien and Emyn Arnen for the first time on one of his father's rare trips outside Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 83. 2014 July Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Summer Breeze
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 359    |    Read Count: 1550
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/14    |    Published: 07/17/14
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A Hobbit Walking Party by Dreamflower

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A journey to celebrate the Midsummer holiday in the year of Shire Reckoning 1418 is marred by secrets. (Written for the July 2014 FLF challenge, "Summer Breeze")

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Family, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 83. 2014 July Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Summer Breeze
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 221    |    Read Count: 552
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/14    |    Published: 07/16/14
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Conversation in the Sun by Dreamflower

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Faramir tells Frodo a story of a day in his childhood that he spent with Gandalf. (Written for the LOTR June 2014 Challenge, for a bunny from harrowcatliz, and inspired by Kaylee Arafinwiel's story "The Old Took's Faunts".)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 82. 2014 June Bunny Hutch challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2776    |    Read Count: 731
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/29/14    |    Published: 06/29/14
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Carved in the Mind by Himring

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In Nargothrond, Turin tells Finduilas, daughter of Orodreth, how, when he was a boy in Dor-lomin, he made friends with Sador, a crippled woodworker.

Finduilas tries to share something with Turin in her turn.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: As a Group: Edain, Edain: Túrin, Elf: Finduilas
Genres: Childhood, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 82. 2014 June Bunny Hutch challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 875    |    Read Count: 1113
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/21/14    |    Published: 06/21/14
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Like the Voice of an Old Friend by Himring

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Maglor, son of Feanor, encounters the Aldudenie, the famous lament for the Two Trees composed by the Vanya Elemmire.

But what does it mean to him?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Character study
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1285    |    Read Count: 1475
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/26/14    |    Published: 05/26/14
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In Vino Veritas by Rhymer

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In the aftermath of battle, Boromir and his men celebrate the fact that on this night, at least, they are still alive.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Family
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 81. 2014 May Challenge: Character Study
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2683    |    Read Count: 848
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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The Darkest Lord by Rhymer

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Sauron sings us a summary of his vilest deeds, in an attempt to prove that he is the ultimate Dark Lord of fantasy fiction.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Filk, Poetry
Places: Mordor: Barad-dûr
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 80. 2014 April Poetry Challenge: Laugh!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 605    |    Read Count: 1318
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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