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New! Snippets by elwen of the hidden valley

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Short pieces on various topics and in various settings and times.  They would clutter up the site posted individually so they will find a home here.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Anthology
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 46    |    Word count: 35837    |    Read Count: 3852
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/15/17    |    Published: 02/19/17
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Drabbledom by elwen of the hidden valley

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I use the strict interpretation of a drabble . . . being a work of exactly 100 words.  Having said that, mine cover everything from the Sil. to ROTK and every emotion from fluff to high angst.  So dip in and read a few, then come back and read a few more.

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 28    |    Word count: 15694    |    Read Count: 542
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/23/17    |    Published: 07/22/17
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Almost There by elwen of the hidden valley

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A small gap filler set between Frodo's fall at the Fords of Bruinen and his arrival in the Last Homely House, told from Sam's POV.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Gapfiller, General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3371    |    Read Count: 244
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/03/17    |    Published: 06/03/17
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Ode to the Shire: Arising from quiet fields... by Dreamflower

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A poem in praise of the Shire, for bringing forth heroes meek yet mighty.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 273    |    Read Count: 122
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/17/17    |    Published: 04/17/17
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The Tribute of the Insects by Larner

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Even the insects of Gondor appear to wish to offer tribute to the new King and Queen!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1837    |    Read Count: 233
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 02/08/17
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Insult and Injuries by Larner

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A captain of Gondor learns that perhaps it is best to be careful in what says to and about Hobbits.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6491    |    Read Count: 354
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/16    |    Published: 09/30/16
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Neekerbreekers by Dreamflower

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Short cuts make for large discomfort; a sleepless night on the way from Bree to Rivendell. Five drabbles, interspersed with a refrain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 507    |    Read Count: 403
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/16    |    Published: 07/11/16
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Old Strider by Linda Hoyland

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A surprise visitor interrupts the Hobbits as they discuss the events of a momentous day.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin)
Genres: Friendship, General, Humor
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 749    |    Read Count: 475
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/01/16    |    Published: 05/01/16
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Tall Men with Stars on their Cloaks by Larner

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A brief encounter near the Brandywine Bridge.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Hobbit: Took: Pearl
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1819    |    Read Count: 476
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/16    |    Published: 02/22/16
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Travellers in Four Elements by Larner

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Co-written with Tallis on the basis of her selections of prompts for stories.  How could each of our Travellers personify one of the classical elements, seasons, or particular virtues--and why? 

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin)
Genres: Character study, Essay (non-fiction)
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4796    |    Read Count: 495
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/14/15    |    Published: 10/14/15
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Whom Thou Namest Friend, Part One by ElrondsScribe

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AU, consistent with Omega and AoB. Pengolodh, along with a few others, takes up an important mission to change the course of wizarding history.

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin)
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 5836    |    Read Count: 1531
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/17/15    |    Published: 02/26/15
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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: 7638
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/15    |    Published: 07/22/12
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A New Hope by Dreamflower, Dana

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Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin meet a mysterious hobbit girl in the Old Forest, who rescues them from Old Man Willow. Who is she? (A parody co-written by Dreamflower and Dana as an April Fool's joke in 2008.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Original Female Character, Other: Goldberry, Other: Old Man Willow, Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Humor, Parody
Places: The Old Forest
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 4496    |    Read Count: 907
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/01/15    |    Published: 04/01/15
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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: 780
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/15    |    Published: 01/02/15
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A Minor Misunderstanding by Shirebound

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Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Sam observe a popular game played in Minas Tirith. Assuming that Men possess the same natural abilities as Hobbits, they draw their own conclusions about the players – and the rules of the game.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Gondorian: Beregond
Genres: Friendship
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1034    |    Read Count: 579
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/14    |    Published: 07/29/14
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There and Back Again by Shirebound

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The birth of Sam and Rosie’s tenth child triggers a strong reaction in Sam, but Pippin wonders if there might be something going on more unusual than anyone realizes.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1265    |    Read Count: 595
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/19/14    |    Published: 07/19/14
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"Hobbit Sock Dolls" by Dreamflower

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Sam, Frodo, Merry and Pippin as dolls. (Art)

Categories: Artwork, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin)
Genres: Artwork: crafts
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 888    |    Read Count: 3514
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/09/14    |    Published: 04/09/14
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The Time of Probing by Larner

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It was several days after their arrival in Rivendell before Elrond was able to remove the shard from Frodo's shoulder.  Those days as experienced from Sam's point of view.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Elves, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Asfaloth, Other: Bill the Pony, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Shadowfax
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 16    |    Word count: 34476    |    Read Count: 1294
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/23/13    |    Published: 07/03/13
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Unbelief by Larner

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On his first visit to Minas Tirith since Mordor fell, young Margil cannot believe his cousins' tales of meeting Halflings and the Ringbearer.  But Valdarion son of Valdamir has an ally in the Ernil i Pheriannath, and Margil's unbelief will be shaken....  Sequel to "Iridescence."

Categories: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 12043    |    Read Count: 636
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/03/13    |    Published: 08/03/13
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The Journey to Rivendell by Erulisse

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Thoughts from Frodo and Sam on the journey before they leave for Mordor. A series of six short drabbles. 

 

Disclaimer:  Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me.  No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story. 

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 678    |    Read Count: 2220
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/30/13    |    Published: 06/30/13
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The Least of Rings by Dreamflower

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Bilbo picked up a very interesting trinket on his journey with the Dwarves…and it's not what you think.A series of thirteen 500 word vignettes; twelve parts and an epilogue.(Written for the May 2013 LOTR GFIC Community AU challenge, "All things are possible.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The History of The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Dwarf: Balin, Elf: Glorfindel, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Nazgûl/Black Riders/Ringwraiths, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Other: Witch King of Angmar
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 69. 2013 May Challenge: "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
Chapters: 15    |    Word count: 8136    |    Read Count: 6607
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/13/13    |    Published: 05/30/13
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Wrong Room by Linaewen

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A wrong turn into the wrong room leads to an unexpected encounter.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: Bree
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 69. 2013 May Challenge: "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 740    |    Read Count: 1252
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/29/13    |    Published: 05/29/13
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Looking Up by RavenclawHobbit

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A double drabble (exactly 200 words) about a certain friendship formed in Bree...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Other: Bill the Pony
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship
Places: Bree
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 962
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/27/13    |    Published: 04/27/13
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Requesting Mercy by Larner

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Sam and Aragorn find even more reason to hate the one who fashioned Ring and Morgul blades....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, Horror, Short story
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3177    |    Read Count: 265
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/09/12    |    Published: 10/09/12
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And the Candle Went Out by MerrytheHobbit

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What if the Battle of the Black Gate failed? What if Frodo died at Cirith Ungol and thus delayed the destruction of the Ring?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Tragedy
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 6352    |    Read Count: 4389
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/09/12    |    Published: 06/30/12
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