Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale)
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With the Stars in the Darkness, and Love in the Light by Zdenka

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At Nienor's request, the women of Brethil share stories and songs about Haleth, the river's daughter, and those they loved. (Goldberry/Haleth, Goldberry/Nellas, Haleth/OFC)

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Haleth, Edain: Nienor, Elf: Nellas, Original Female Character, Other: Goldberry
Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Poetry, Romance-slash
Places: The Old Forest, Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2860    |    Read Count: 104
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/02/17    |    Published: 09/02/17
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Strangers by 0athSworn

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Follow the epic story of Alinor and Aldariil, a prince and princess of the Royal House of Mirkwood, along with their family and companions, as they come to discover their twisted places in the center of a war that has been brewing for ages: where Elf fights Elf, the forces of Light must battle the Darkness, and the powers of Rivendell, Mirkwood, and the Istari face off against the will of Sauron, his Orcs, and the fallen Dark Elves.

Return to Middle-Earth and enjoy the tale of the rarely seen times before the events of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings".

Follow this amazing tale, striving to honor the works of J.R.R. Tolkien as much as possible, and meet many of your favorites, such as Thranduil, Legolas, Elrond and his twin sons Elladan and Elrohir, Glorfindel, the Dragons, Maedhros, Sauron and the One Ring, and many others...

I hope you will enjoy the tale, as many others have, and be sure to read in order:

Strangers ~ Part I
Heirs ~ Part II
Kin ~ Part III

Categories: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Avari, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Green-elves, As a Group: Orcs, As a Group: Sindar, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Haldir of Lorien, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Oropher, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Epic, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: None
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 8. character death
Series: Strangers and Heirs
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 3833    |    Read Count: 117
Completed: No    |    Updated: 05/23/17    |    Published: 05/10/17
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Testaments of the Past by Dreamflower, Gryffinjack

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A few years after Frodo leaves the Grey Havens, Sam, Merry and Pippin investigate a mysterious box he left behind. This story was co-authored by Gryffinjack, and will include illustrations created by both of us. Epilogue now added!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Artwork: crafts, Artwork: drawing, Character study, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 41777    |    Read Count: 4511
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/15/17    |    Published: 07/08/13
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On the Role of the Yule Dwarf by Larner

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Aragorn, only recently returned to the Dunedain, learns of one newer Yule tradition that disturbs him, at first.  After all, why would the tallest Man available be asked to play a Dwarf?  With a nod to John Rhys Davies at more than six feet playing a five-foot Dwarf!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Comedy, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Short story
Places: Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5025    |    Read Count: 245
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 02/08/17
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Rhymes For Little People by Amy Fortuna

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Elrond is unpacking books to put in the library of Imladris and comes across one that takes him very far back.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Childhood, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late, 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1439    |    Read Count: 394
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/05/16    |    Published: 06/05/16
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Tales after Dinner by Linda Hoyland

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Aragorn reminisces about his first visit to Harad.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Haradrim, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1724    |    Read Count: 430
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/15/16    |    Published: 05/15/16
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Tale of the Phantom Ship by Zdenka

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The women of Erendis’s household tell each other stories on a rainy day. (Or, a tale from New England retold in Númenor.)

Categories: Crossovers, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Erendis, Original Female Character
Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Romance-het
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 586    |    Read Count: 470
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/16    |    Published: 03/22/16
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The Bearing of Burdens by Larner

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Faramir and Samwise Gamgee have a private talk within the Citadel of Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4940    |    Read Count: 470
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/22/16    |    Published: 02/22/16
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One Final Boat Ride upon the River by Larner

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What led Primula and Drogo Baggins to take that one last boat ride upon the Brandywine, and what happened there?

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Horror, Tragedy
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2705    |    Read Count: 149
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/15    |    Published: 04/06/15
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Stories, Familiar and Rare by Larner

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Before he left the Shire, during an unexpected last visit to Brandy Hall, Frodo told one last tale to the Hall's children, honoring the wisest person he knew.

Categories: The Hobbit, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Orcs, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Shelob
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Mordor: Cirith Ungol, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 23594    |    Read Count: 157
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/23/15    |    Published: 03/18/15
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Dismissing Shadows by Noldesse

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Legolas and Lady Galadriel have a discussion about the origins of the Noldor-Sindar feud. Legolas has an idea for resolving this lingering hatred.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Drama, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale)
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3037    |    Read Count: 193
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/22/15    |    Published: 01/22/15
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A Tale of Two Dragons by Linda Hoyland

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Aragorn tells Eldarion a bedtime story.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Eldarion, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Childhood, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), General, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1029    |    Read Count: 674
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/23/14    |    Published: 11/23/14
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A Golden Summer's Day by Dreamflower

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Young Frodo and little Merry slip off for a picnic during a visit to the Great Smials. (Written as my birthday mathom in 2009).

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2282    |    Read Count: 825
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/14    |    Published: 11/07/14
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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: 640
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/14    |    Published: 11/05/14
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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: 704
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: 1083
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/21/14    |    Published: 06/21/14
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Children of the Moon by Linda Hoyland

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Lady Adiva asks Arwen and Éowyn to join her in a unique ritual.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Original Female Character, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Romance-het, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3550    |    Read Count: 214
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/10/13    |    Published: 11/10/13
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Feature Ancestress by Dreamflower

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MEFA 2009 Nominee

This is to be a set of 300 word fixed-length ficlets, exploring one possible pre-history for the race of hobbits. (The Prologue is a good deal longer than 300 words.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Romance-het
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 3-Third Age, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 66    |    Word count: 20638    |    Read Count: 71872
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/09/13    |    Published: 07/30/09
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The Editor by Larner

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Fredegar Bolger cannot bring himself to disbelieve what he beloved cousin has written.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty"
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1036    |    Read Count: 937
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/13    |    Published: 11/05/13
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The Reluctant Bride by Linda Hoyland

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Lady Adiva of Harad recalls the longest day of her life while

relaxing with Arwen and Éowyn. Dedicated to Ellynn and all my friends who

desired to see the ladies relaxing together.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Original Female Character, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Romance-het
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Harad
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3426    |    Read Count: 238
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/12/13    |    Published: 08/12/13
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It's A Frog's Life by Keiliss

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Not quite a kiss to build a dream on, or how Glorfindel came to Imladris - Elladan’s version.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Elladan
Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Humor, Mystery
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1359    |    Read Count: 984
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/09/13    |    Published: 07/09/13
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First Impressions by Larner

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Legolas has reason to recall for the King's children the first impressions he had of their father.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Gondorian: Eldarion, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Family, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1211    |    Read Count: 1088
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/06/13    |    Published: 06/06/13
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Ransom by MP brennan

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As the son of a poor family of Harad, Hakim thought he knew what to expect out of life.  But, when a stranger stumbles onto his land after escaping the Mountains of Shadow, he and his family see their lives upended.

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Haradrim, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Hurt/Comfort, Novel
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Harad
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: A Stranger on the Sands
Chapters: 12    |    Word count: 54643    |    Read Count: 1000
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/01/13    |    Published: 03/24/13
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A Matter of Titles by Larner

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Now that he is Master of Bag End and the Hill, Sam must speak with prisoners in the Shire's new gaol.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Michel Delving
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5496    |    Read Count: 676
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/11/13    |    Published: 04/11/13
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Talismans by MP brennan

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Five years after the battle at Osgiliath, Faramir broods over a promise his brother made.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale)
Places: Gondor: Osgiliath
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3711    |    Read Count: 316
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/10/13    |    Published: 04/10/13
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