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Stories by Zdenka

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: 121
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: 551
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: 596
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: 515
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/08/15    |    Published: 11/08/15
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River Calls Me Home by Zdenka

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Bits of memory from Elrond's early childhood. (Double drabble.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Elwing, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 205    |    Read Count: 421
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/15    |    Published: 11/05/15
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The Snaring of Gorlim by Zdenka

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Gorlim searches for Eilinel.

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Edain: Gorlim
Genres: Horror, Romance-het, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1374    |    Read Count: 89
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/26/15    |    Published: 10/26/15
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Morwen and Gilraen by Zdenka

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Two women in mourning and defiance. (Two half-drabbles.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Morwen, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: Beleriand, The Angle
Times: 1-First Age: late, 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 496
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/10/15    |    Published: 10/10/15
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The Mists of Memory by Zdenka

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During the Fëanorian invasion of Doriath, Feredwen is briefly snared by memory.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: Drama, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes
Series: The Arrow For Its Swiftness: Misadventures of a Fëanorian
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 718    |    Read Count: 55
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/29/15    |    Published: 09/29/15
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Let Them Sing Our Praises When We've Gone by Zdenka

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Barahir and Emeldir try to hold their ground against the encroaching darkness from the North. (Barahir/Emeldir)

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Edain: Barahir, Edain: Emeldir, Original Female Character
Genres: Gapfiller, Horror, Romance-het, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2490    |    Read Count: 117
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/01/15    |    Published: 09/01/15
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Star-queen's Servant by Zdenka

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Three times that Ilmarë fulfilled her duties to Varda.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Maia: Ilmarë, Vala: Varda
Genres: Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Beleriand, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age: the War of Wrath
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 715    |    Read Count: 499
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/02/15    |    Published: 07/02/15
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Bright Things by Zdenka

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Newly arrived at the Havens of Sirion, the child Elwing tries to comfort herself with memories.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Nimloth, Half-Elven: Dior, Half-Elven: Elwing
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Family, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 931    |    Read Count: 673
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/02/15    |    Published: 07/02/15
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Light and Labor Past by Zdenka

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The smiths of Eregion prepare to face Sauron. (The narrator is Feredwen, an original character.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: General, Poetry
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: The Arrow For Its Swiftness: Misadventures of a Fëanorian
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 148    |    Read Count: 513
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/15    |    Published: 03/12/15
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I Find No Peace by Zdenka

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After the end of the War of Wrath, Feredwen, a follower of the sons of Fëanor, decides not to return to the Blessed Realm.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, General
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 1-First Age: the War of Wrath
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: The Arrow For Its Swiftness: Misadventures of a Fëanorian
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1020    |    Read Count: 123
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/10/15    |    Published: 03/10/15
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The Would-Be Mariner by Zdenka

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A young hobbit attempts to go to sea, with unfortunate results.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: General, Humor, Poetry
Places: The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 213    |    Read Count: 743
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/26/15    |    Published: 01/26/15
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Arrow in Flight by Zdenka

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Aredhel deals with Fëanorians, family, and the Ice. (A sequence of eight drabbles.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Aredhel, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Fingolfin, Elf: Fingon, Other: Huan the Hound
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, General
Places: Beleriand, Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 851    |    Read Count: 139
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/20/15    |    Published: 01/20/15
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Damask and Dark by Zdenka

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Held captive in Nargothrond, Lúthien dreams of Beren and exchanges one prison for another. (Triple drabble as counted by MS Word.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Lúthien
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Horror, Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 301    |    Read Count: 492
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/21/14    |    Published: 10/21/14
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Water, Wood and Stone by Zdenka

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Elwing makes a friend in the woods of Doriath.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Elf: Nellas, Half-Elven: Elwing
Genres: Childhood, Fluff, General, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1125    |    Read Count: 1120
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/12/14    |    Published: 10/12/14
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Midsummer Prayer by Zdenka

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Míriel keeps Erulaitalë as best she can.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Original Female Character
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Vignette
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 85. 2014 September Challenge: Celebrate!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 146    |    Read Count: 531
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/22/14    |    Published: 09/22/14
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Fading by Zdenka

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A handmaiden of Finduilas bids her a last farewell. (Double drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Original Female Character
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 205    |    Read Count: 673
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/03/14    |    Published: 09/03/14
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Foe and Friend by Zdenka

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In Ar-Pharazôn's palace on Númenor, Isildur's wife encounters peril, temptation, and unlooked-for help.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Original Female Character, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Drama, General, Short story
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2033    |    Read Count: 756
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/25/14    |    Published: 08/25/14
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The Steward’s Burden by Zdenka

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Denethor considers the palantír and his sons. (Double drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 209    |    Read Count: 612
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/17/14    |    Published: 08/17/14
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There Will Your Heart Be Also by Zdenka

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In Númenor before the Downfall, Isildur watches over his treasure.

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Isildur
Genres: Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 307    |    Read Count: 558
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/17/14    |    Published: 08/17/14
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Songs of Sun and Shadow by Zdenka

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Melian asks Finrod, on a visit to Menegroth, to test the abilities of her young student in songs of power.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Thranduil, Other: Melian
Genres: Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2045    |    Read Count: 854
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/14    |    Published: 07/17/14
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Light-weaver by Zdenka

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Someday, she will devour the light-weaver.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Other: Melian, Other: Ungoliant
Genres: General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 374    |    Read Count: 94
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/14    |    Published: 07/16/14
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River-Mother and River-Daughter by Zdenka

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Before the Sun or Moon rose, the River-mother sang to the waters and they awoke.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
Characters: Other: Goldberry, Other: Melian, Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Old Forest, Beleriand
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age, 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3459    |    Read Count: 1877
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/23/14    |    Published: 05/23/14
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