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I write chiefly Silm fic and my main archive is SWG.


Link to a Silm fic rec/review post of mine on LiveJournal:


http://silwritersguild.livejournal.com/209896.html


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2014 Tree and Flower Awards Nominee


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Stories by Himring

Translations from the Elvish by Himring

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Elrond and Bilbo discuss "Translations from the Elvish" and its sources, especially the writings of Pengolodh.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Pengolodh, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1737    |    Read Count: 492
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/16    |    Published: 03/12/16
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What the Women Told Their Children by Himring

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In the First Age as in the Third Age, mothers passing on the basics to their children: 

in the First Age after defeat in the Fifth Battle, the mothers of the Edain in Dor-lomin,

in the Third Age, after the loss of the kingdom in Arnor, the mothers of the Dunedain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Vignette
Places: Beleriand, Eriador
Times: 1-First Age: late, 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 101    |    Read Count: 575
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/24/16    |    Published: 01/24/16
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Like a Friendly Touch Among the Crowd by Himring

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At Gil-galad's court in Lindon, Elrond has an unexpected encounter.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: General
Places: The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: 2-Second Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 659    |    Read Count: 617
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/17/16    |    Published: 01/17/16
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The Bequest by Himring

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After Aragorn's death, Arwen takes leave of one of her daughters

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Family, Gapfiller
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: Bits of Elven Glass
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 527    |    Read Count: 655
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/16/16    |    Published: 01/16/16
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A Morsel of Food or Two by Himring

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Drabbles about food, written for Tolkien Weekly:

I: Caraway

I: Cheese-wright of Gondor

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton)
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor, The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 198    |    Read Count: 872
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/13/15    |    Published: 12/13/15
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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: 641
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/06/15    |    Published: 12/06/15
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"The Cloven Horn" & "The South Road" by Himring

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Two drabbles on the death of Boromir--and how the news of his death was received in Gondor:

I. The Cloven Horn

II. The South Road

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 958
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/15    |    Published: 10/11/14
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Celebrimbor looks in Kheled-zaram by Himring

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Narvi shows Celebrimbor Kheled-zaram

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, Dwarf: Narvi, Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: General
Places: Moria (Khazad-dûm)
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: Celebrimbor & Narvi
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 123    |    Read Count: 560
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/14/15    |    Published: 06/14/15
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A Love Song to Middle-Earth in Spring by Himring

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A song that could have been sung by anyone after the first rising of the Sun, really-- but maybe particularly by Beren himself, of whose song this is an adaptation, or by Aragorn, since he seems to have liked the Lay of Leithian, from which Beren's song is taken?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 92. 2015 April Challenge: Lyrical Love, Short form
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 89    |    Read Count: 720
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/10/15    |    Published: 05/10/15
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Elessar by Himring

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In Minas Tirith, while Aragorn is waiting for Midsummer and Arwen's arrival, Gandalf tells Aragorn more details about the history of the Elessar than he had previously been aware of. Pippin also has a comment to make.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Bits of Elven Glass, 91. 2015 March Challenge: Back to Middle-earth Month
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 633    |    Read Count: 1091
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/15    |    Published: 03/29/15
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Snowballs by Himring

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Winter in Dor-lomin: two episodes in the childhood of Turin Turambar.
The first shows him with his little sister.
In the second, Sador, the cripple Turin befriended, tries to comfort him during the first winter after his sister's loss.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Edain: Túrin
Genres: Childhood, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 277    |    Read Count: 907
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/10/15    |    Published: 01/10/15
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Reprieve by Himring

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Isildur lies dangerously ill from his wounds.
Amandil meanwhile tries to grow a seedling from the fruit of the White Tree that Isildur rescued.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Anárion, Númenórean: Amandil
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 99    |    Read Count: 506
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/14/14    |    Published: 12/14/14
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Beorn's Wife by Himring

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Beorn and his son Grimbeorn the Old are canonical, so Grimbeorn's mother must be, too.
But what was she like?

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Beorn
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Rhovannien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 255
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/29/14    |    Published: 11/29/14
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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: 743
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/14    |    Published: 11/19/14
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Silmaril by Himring

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A little reflection on two central symbols in Tolkien's work, the Silmaril and the Ring.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 101    |    Read Count: 444
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/16/14    |    Published: 11/16/14
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Dwarven Ale by Himring

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Four First Age conversations involving dwarven ale:
Finrod Felagund and Cirdan at Mereth Aderthad (before Finrod learned much about dwarves!);
Curufin and Caranthir, sons of Feanor, in Thargelion;
Telchar, Maeglin and his father Eol in Nogrod;
Andreth and her teacher Adanel in Dorthonion.

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 303    |    Read Count: 666
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/01/14    |    Published: 11/01/14
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Two Ladies of Rohan by Himring

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Two ladies of Rohan--generations apart, but both have their losses to deal with.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller, Poetry
Places: Rohan: Dunharrow, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: middle, 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: Rohan
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 757    |    Read Count: 1561
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/23/14    |    Published: 08/23/14
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Winged Voices: Birds of Middle-earth by Himring

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Drabble sequence written for a sequence of bird prompts at Tolkien Weekly on LiveJournal: various kinds of cross-overs between the Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings and/or The Hobbit.
The birds get their own say in some, but not all of the drabbles.

1) Swan: Galadriel & Celeborn; 2) Thrush: Celegorm, Caranthir, Bard; 3) Raven: Caranthir, Dain; 4) Nightingale: Arwen, Daeron; 5) Eagle: Landroval, Meneldor

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Dain, Elf: Caranthir, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Daeron, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Man: Bard of Dale, Other: Landroval
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Lothlórien, Beleriand, Mordor, Other place in Arda
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 514    |    Read Count: 2207
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/17/14    |    Published: 08/17/14
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Maedhros and the Palantir by Himring

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Maedhros has just finished collaborating with Feanor on the first Palantir.
The Palantir is launched at a major reception in Feanor's house.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Fëanor, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Mahtan, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2206    |    Read Count: 821
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/09/14    |    Published: 07/09/14
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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: 1129
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: 1500
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/26/14    |    Published: 05/26/14
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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: 734
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/26/14    |    Published: 04/26/14
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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: 1388
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/14    |    Published: 04/06/14
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I Who Am Water by Himring

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Goldberry is the River-daughter.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Characters: Other: Goldberry
Genres: Character study
Places: The Old Forest
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 105    |    Read Count: 938
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/15/14    |    Published: 03/15/14
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Mirkwood by Himring

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Poem written for the prompts "shadow" and "sun" in HASA's Sun, Shadow and Smaug Challenge, which specified Hobbit-related themes.

You could imagine these lines spoken by Bilbo—or by Tauriel or by Radagast, whoever you prefer.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Poetry
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 67    |    Read Count: 654
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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