Penname: Himring [Contact]
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Member Since: 07/04/11
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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


Tree and Flower Awards, Winner


2014 Tree and Flower Awards Nominee


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Stories by Himring

Their Uncle's Letter by Himring

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Elrond receives Elros's last letter.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Character study, Family, Vignette
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: early
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 737    |    Read Count: 1113
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/16/13    |    Published: 11/16/13
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Above the Clouds by Himring

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Berion, a captain of Fingon's guard, survives the defeat of his king in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad and ends up in Gondolin

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Noldor, Elf: Idril
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Gondolin
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1169    |    Read Count: 185
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/02/13    |    Published: 11/02/13
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"The House of a Friend" & other drabbles by Himring

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The friendship of Narvi and Celebrimbor:

Narvi and Celebrimbor work on the Doors of Moria--and other scenes.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Dwarf: Narvi, Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship
Places: Moria (Khazad-dûm), Eregion/Hollin
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 477    |    Read Count: 1624
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/26/13    |    Published: 10/26/13
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The Earth, Singing by Himring

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The creation of the Dwarves: Aule designs Durin's brain.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, Elf: Fëanor, Vala: Aulë
Genres: Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 153    |    Read Count: 625
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/05/13    |    Published: 08/05/13
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Shared Knowledge by Himring

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Another incarnation of the Elessar: we hear that an elfstone was made by Enerdhil of Gondolin for Idril.

In this story Celebrimbor, son of Curufin, speaks with Enerdhil in Vinyamar, just before the latter's departure to Gondolin.

 

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor
Genres: Angst, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: Bits of Elven Glass
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 987    |    Read Count: 1033
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/12/13    |    Published: 07/12/13
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Spring Came Late That Year by Himring

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Maedhros and Elrond:

Maedhros is trying, he really is. But the past gets in the way.

 

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Angst, Family, Stream-of-conciousness
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 147    |    Read Count: 204
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/18/13    |    Published: 05/18/13
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Finrod's Promise by Himring

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Finrod Felagund is rather more hopeful than his sister Galadriel.

A re-mix of Galadriel's Namarie (the English version), supposed to be spoken by Finrod.

It is up to the reader to decide who he is addressing.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Finrod Felagund
Genres: Poetry, Remix
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 927
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/21/13    |    Published: 04/21/13
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Taking the Bruise by Himring

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Celebrian makes up her mind to sail; her arrival in Valinor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Elf: Finrod Felagund
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: Bits of Elven Glass
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1071    |    Read Count: 750
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/14/13    |    Published: 04/14/13
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The Walls Will Serve by Himring

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A series of three vignettes, set beside the springs of Little Gelion below Himring Hill, written for Gwailome.
i. Maedhros decides to build a fortress on Himring Hill (Maedhros, original characters)
ii. After the Dagor Bragollach, Maedhros shows Himring to his cousin (Maedhros/Fingon)
iii. In the Second Age, Elrond visits Tol Himling (Elrond, Arminas, Erestor)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Noldor, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 1964    |    Read Count: 361
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/10/13    |    Published: 02/10/13
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The Crossing of Celon by Himring

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Sartandur is one of the servants of Celegorm who left the sons of Dior (Elured and Elurin) to die in the forest in revenge for the death of their master. Maedhros, son of Feanor, Celegorm's brother, is searching the woods of Doriath, trying to find the boys and rescue them. With the remaining Feanorians, Sartandur is waiting for Maedhros's return.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Noldor, As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, Elf: Maedhros, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, Tragedy
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros, 61. 2012 November Challenge: A River Runs Through It
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4092    |    Read Count: 211
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/22/12    |    Published: 11/22/12
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Expectations by Himring

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Celebrimbor undermines Galadriel's rule in Eregion, but crafts the Elessar for her.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Character study, Family, Vignette
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: Bits of Elven Glass
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 815    |    Read Count: 1084
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/15/12    |    Published: 10/15/12
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Something Un-Feanorian by Himring

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Elrond has a posthumous conversation with Maedhros at the time of the Fall of Eregion.

With glimpses of Elros and of the Third Kinslaying.

 

Originally posted on SWG for the Akallabeth in August challenge.

 

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Poetry
Places: Beleriand, Eregion/Hollin
Times: 1-First Age: late, 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 6487    |    Read Count: 779
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/24/12    |    Published: 09/24/12
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Pig-Ignorant by Himring

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Unexpectedly, young Fingon finds himself starting lessons with his cousin Maedhros.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Childhood, Family, Humor, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 543    |    Read Count: 1160
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/16/12    |    Published: 09/16/12
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Feature Galadriel: There and Back Again by Himring

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A series of three vignettes from the life of Galadriel.

Home is behind, the world ahead (First Age): Shortly after her arrival in Middle-earth, Galadriel visits the beach of Losgar; 

Does not apply (First Age): Galadriel in conversation with her eldest brother Finrod Felagund;

The world behind and home ahead (Third Age):  Galadriel leaves Middle-earth, boarding ship at the Grey Havens.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Character study, Vignette
Places: Beleriand, The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 1599    |    Read Count: 501
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/23/12    |    Published: 08/23/12
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A Walk in the Forest, an Evening by the Fire by Himring

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Elrond and Maedhros.

Three scenes from Elrond's life in Beleriand.

Thank you very much to those who voted for this piece as favourite characterization of Elrond in the Tree and Flower Awards!

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Character study, Childhood
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 1819    |    Read Count: 440
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/12    |    Published: 07/29/12
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In Defence of Vana, the Ever-Young by Himring

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In the earliest version of the legendarium, Vana has a more active role to play than in the later ones, in which she rates little more than a brief description. Nevertheless, being "ever-young" might not be so insignificant an attribute among the Valar as you might think...

Thank you very much to those who voted for Vana in this piece as their favourite characterization of a member of the Ainur in the Tree and Flower Award!

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: General
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 228    |    Read Count: 2055
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/12    |    Published: 07/15/12
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After Rain by Himring

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A lesson for Elrond and Elros; legacy of a happier time in the midst of danger.

 

Thank you very much to those who voted for Fingon in this piece as their favourite characterization of a member of the House of Finwe in the Tree and Flower awards!

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 113    |    Read Count: 1175
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/07/12    |    Published: 07/07/12
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Elegy: Boromir, Steward of Gondor by Himring

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Elegy on the fate of Boromir, the eleventh Ruling Steward of Gondor, son of Denethor I., after whom Boromir, son of Denethor II, was named.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians
Genres: Poetry
Places: Gondor: Osgiliath
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 169    |    Read Count: 195
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/12/12    |    Published: 06/12/12
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Hithlain by Himring

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A very long time before Master Samwise, hithlain rope already had its fans.

Now Winner of Second Place (tied) in the category Favourite Vignette in the Tree and Flower Awards 2012. Thank you very much to everyone who voted for it!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Vignette
Places: Beleriand, The Misty Mountains
Times: 1-First Age, 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 197    |    Read Count: 816
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/19/12    |    Published: 05/19/12
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Lalme, Alalme by Himring

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The destruction of Beleriand after the War of Wrath--and a very unusual refugee.

Originally written for the Season of Change challenge at the Silmarillion Writers Guild Archive. It struck me that there was one piece of writing that perfectly fitted this challenge already--and it had been written by Tolkien himself, but was not in the Silmarillion. I mean Treebeard's song in Two Towers, of course. This story is partly a re-write or remix of that song, in prose and from a rather different vantage point. The Ent in this story is Treebeard (or Fangorn) himself, but he didn't think about himself as Treebeard at the time.

The story was originally dedicated to Dawn's (and "Eli"'s) Create for Life project (12-14 November 2010).

Warning for extreme violence to trees, exerted by natural forces.

The story was nominated for the MEFAs 2011 by Dwimordene, for which much thanks. It won Second Place in the category "Other Beings: General" and also a  Smaug's Treasure award.

Thank you very much to those who voted for Treebeard in this piece as their favourite characterization of a minor canon character in the Tree and Flower Awards!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Ents
Genres: Remix
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: the War of Wrath
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 687    |    Read Count: 380
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/09/11    |    Published: 07/09/11
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A Crash Course in History by Himring

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Maedhros reads The Lord of the Rings (the Imladris edition).

Originally posted at the Silmarillion Writers' Guild archive in honour of Oshun, Biographer-in-Chief, on the occasion of her birthday a couple of months ago.

The story was nominated for the MEFAs 2011 by Angelica, for which great thanks!

Now winner of  First Place in the category Favorite Vignette  in the Tree and Flower Awards 2012. Thank you very much to everyone who voted for it!

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Doom, Gloom and Maedhros
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 264    |    Read Count: 1000
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/09/11    |    Published: 07/09/11
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