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Stories by Zdenka

Oh Lift Me as a Wave by Zdenka

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Elwing and the wind. (There are powers in Arda that are not told of in the histories.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Elwing, Númenórean: Elros, Original Female Character
Genres: Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2003    |    Read Count: 281
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/08/16    |    Published: 07/08/16
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Dead Leaves and Beetles by Zdenka

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Even before their fatal quarrel, Saeros is exasperated by Túrin's lack of grooming. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Túrin, Elf: Saeros
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Humor
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 312    |    Read Count: 337
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/07/16    |    Published: 07/07/16
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Distractions by Zdenka

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Lalwen pays Elemmírë a sudden visit, trying to escape the growing divisions among the Noldor and her family. (250-word fixed-length ficlet, as counted by MS Word.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Elemmírë, Elf: Irimë Lalwende
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Romance-slash
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 270    |    Read Count: 314
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/21/16    |    Published: 06/21/16
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Hope in Her Words by Zdenka

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In the Houses of Healing, during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Ioreth and the woman she loves strengthen each other with unspoken words.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Ioreth, Original Female Character
Genres: Romance-slash
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 808    |    Read Count: 338
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/12/16    |    Published: 05/12/16
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When Arwen Sang by Zdenka

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Arwen's song in the night brings peace to Minas Anor. (Double drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 201    |    Read Count: 403
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/13/16    |    Published: 04/13/16
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Trust Not Blindly by Zdenka

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Idril has a troubling encounter with her cousin Maeglin on the morning of her betrothal to Tuor. (One-sided Maeglin/Idril, Idril/Tuor.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Idril, Elf: Maeglin
Genres: Gapfiller, Romance-het
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 996    |    Read Count: 393
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/16    |    Published: 03/29/16
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A Song in the Darkness by Zdenka

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Maglor still makes music, and Maedhros listens, when it is all they have left.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor
Genres: General, Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: the War of Wrath
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 685    |    Read Count: 452
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/27/16    |    Published: 03/27/16
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A Lesson From History by Zdenka

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Boromir asks for the first time, though not the last, why his father is not King. (Quadruple drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Genres: Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 406    |    Read Count: 439
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/25/16    |    Published: 03/25/16
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Herbs and Heritage by Zdenka

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Aragorn visits Gilraen's house one final time after her death. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: The Angle
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 307    |    Read Count: 347
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/25/16    |    Published: 03/25/16
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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: 426
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/16    |    Published: 03/22/16
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A Theoretical Impossibility by Zdenka

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The learned scholar Rúmil of Tirion meets a Hobbit and shares his opinion about Dwarves.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Rumil of Tírion, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: General, Humor
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 551    |    Read Count: 588
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/16    |    Published: 03/22/16
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Lost and Found by Zdenka

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With the Silmaril lost, Maglor is driven by Elwing’s words to look for her children.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Angst, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: At the Havens of Sirion
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 676    |    Read Count: 347
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/16    |    Published: 03/20/16
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Hope For No Safety by Zdenka

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Elwing's defiance at the Havens of Sirion.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elwing
Genres: Drama, General, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: At the Havens of Sirion
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1063    |    Read Count: 396
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/16/16    |    Published: 03/16/16
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Keep Memory Alive by Zdenka

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Dís wishes to know her home and her enemy.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Dís
Genres: General
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 419    |    Read Count: 362
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/16    |    Published: 03/06/16
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Threads of Gold by Zdenka

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Finduilas, recovering from her wound among the folk of Brethil, finds a young woman on Haleth's grave-mound, and fate is changed.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Nienor, Elf: Finduilas
Genres: Alternate Universe, Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2781    |    Read Count: 83
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/21/16    |    Published: 02/21/16
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Where Both Our Hearts May Rest by Zdenka

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Legolas and Gimli seek the Straight Road to Valinor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Other place in Arda, Undying Lands
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1287    |    Read Count: 320
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/21/16    |    Published: 02/21/16
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Nox est Perpetua by Zdenka

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Morgoth's victory approaches, but Arien will still choose her own fate. (Arien/Ungoliant)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Maia: Arien, Maia: Tilion, Other: Ungoliant
Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance-slash, Vignette
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 379    |    Read Count: 367
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/04/16    |    Published: 02/04/16
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How Far Away by Zdenka

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Fingon and Maedhros try to overcome what separates them, even death.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Angst, Drama, Poetry, Romance-slash
Places: Beleriand, Undying Lands
Times: 1-First Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 245    |    Read Count: 358
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/10/16    |    Published: 01/10/16
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The Flame of Swords by Zdenka

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Glorfindel knows more of Orcrist's history than he wishes to tell. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Elf: Glorfindel
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 306    |    Read Count: 503
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/01/15    |    Published: 12/01/15
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A Voice Like the Sea by Zdenka

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Elrond remembers an old song.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Childhood, General, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late, 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 305    |    Read Count: 512
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/24/15    |    Published: 11/24/15
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On the Wings of Storm by Zdenka

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A woman of Númenor on the sea, in doubt and hope: Isildur's wife after the Downfall.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Amandil, Original Female Character
Genres: Drama, Family, General
Places: Númenor, Other place in Arda
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 909    |    Read Count: 458
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/15    |    Published: 11/19/15
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Add Salt to the Sea by Zdenka

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Míriel has always loved the Sea. After the Downfall of Númenor, the Lady of the Seas offers her refuge and comfort. (Tar-Míriel/Uinen.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Maia: Uinen, Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Númenórean: Tar-Palantir
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes, 7. sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3196    |    Read Count: 115
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/14/15    |    Published: 11/14/15
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Song of the Laughing Maiden by Zdenka

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The Aldudénië was Elemmírë's formal, public lament after the Darkening of Valinor, but she also had private feelings which she put into her poetry. (Three poems by Elemmírë about the Darkening, the First Kinslaying, the Flight of the Noldor, and above all, her love for Lalwen.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Elemmírë
Genres: Poetry, Romance-slash
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 545    |    Read Count: 517
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/08/15    |    Published: 11/08/15
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Night Oft Brings News to Near Kindred by Zdenka

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Celebrimbor sees his father for the last time.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Curufin
Genres: Angst, General, Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 491    |    Read Count: 553
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/08/15    |    Published: 11/08/15
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Walk No More in Shadow by Zdenka

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After her death, Nienor is found by the ghost of Finduilas, who has been watching over Brethil, and offered a new existence.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Edain: Nienor, Elf: Finduilas
Genres: General, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1301    |    Read Count: 481
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/08/15    |    Published: 11/08/15
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