Penname: Larner [Contact]
Real name: Bonnie L. Sherrell
Member Since: 05/14/09
Membership status: Member

Biography:

I was born 'neath a tropical sun, but have lived most of my life in the cloudy Pacific Northwest. I've been teaching most of my life--since I was five, actually--and have spent most of that time working with folks with various disabilities. And I've spent most of my life with books in hand, and preferably myths, legends, and fantasy. I encountered Tolkien in 1963-4, and became obsessed early. My obsession rekindled with the release of PJ's Fellowship, I found TheOneRing.net, and began reading fanfic. Then I read Lindelea's "A Small and Passing Thing," and had to answer it! So began my career as a fanfiction author.


I have never gotten into instant messaging, so don't bother trying. You can usually get hold of me via email, however. So far I've avoided most social boards other than LiveJournal. My work schedule is weird, so I'm rarely home when folks try to get in touch with me.


I follow the West Memphis Three case, am the widow of a blinded veteran, my Roses are White, my favorite other writers are too many to name, I collect books, I'm trained as a special education teacher with a primary interest in blindness, and also am trained as an instructor for Orientation and Mobility as well as being a braillist. So, if you find a blind character or two or individuals with other disabilities lurking about in my stories, know that it IS deliberate--it IS deliberate!


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A Little Surreptitious Help by Larner

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Just how was it that Bandobras Took managed to remove the head of Golfimbul using just a club?  A Not-gonna-happen.

Categories: Crossovers, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Orcs, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Bandobras (Bullroarer), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Orc: Golfimbul, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6223    |    Read Count: 442
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/16/16    |    Published: 02/16/16
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When Won with Pain by Larner

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Are all good things won with pain necessarily sweeter?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Oropher, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1764    |    Read Count: 502
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/29/16    |    Published: 01/29/16
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Forgiven by Larner

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Before he left Middle Earth, Frodo Baggins had one last hurt he wished to see healed.  So he summoned the Thain and his Lady to a final meal at Bag End....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Reginard
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2352    |    Read Count: 413
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/19/16    |    Published: 01/19/16
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Gone, but Not Forgotten by Larner

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During the search for Gollum, Aragorn son of Arathorn meets some of the victims of Gollum's appetites.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2828    |    Read Count: 392
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/12/16    |    Published: 01/12/16
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Disturbances of the Peace by Larner

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After all, some medications do lead to disturbed dreams--or daydreams!  Heh!

Categories: Crossovers, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character study, Crack fic, Humor, Vignette
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 731    |    Read Count: 461
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/07/16    |    Published: 01/07/16
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A Gift for his Brother by Larner

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What does one do when one's father chooses to steal one's idea for a present for one's brother?

Written for Linaewen for the 2015 LOTR Community Yule Exchange.  Beta by Gail.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4440    |    Read Count: 115
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/03/16    |    Published: 01/03/16
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Points of Light by Larner

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My winter solstice offering for 2015. For Baranduin for her birthday, and on a prompt given me by Tallis. It's not precisely as you'd suggested, my friend, but I hope it still gives you pleasure!

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, General
Places: Fornost, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 2980    |    Read Count: 878
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/25/15    |    Published: 12/12/15
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A Promise ere Parting by Larner

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Legolas finds himself making a promise to his father.  A triple drabble.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 332    |    Read Count: 484
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/02/15    |    Published: 12/02/15
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An Old Love Revisited by Larner

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Once it was thought that Frodo Baggins would marry Pearl Took, but that was long ago....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Took: Everard, Hobbit: Took: Pearl
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het
Places: The Shire: Michel Delving
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4268    |    Read Count: 83
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/20/15    |    Published: 11/20/15
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In Empty Lands by Larner

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To reflect the experiences of the Fellowship, mostly as seen through the eyes of Boromir, son of Denethor.  Title taken from the lament sung by Aragorn and Legolas as Boromir's funeral boat is committed to Rauros Falls and the river.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Orcs, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Lindir, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Balrog of Moria, Other: Bill the Pony, Other: Nazgûl/Black Riders/Ringwraiths, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Novel, Vignette
Places: Moria (Khazad-dûm), Rivendell/Imladris, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Caradhras, Eregion/Hollin, Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rhudaur, Rohan: Edoras, Tharbad, The Anduin, The Angle
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 32    |    Word count: 110379    |    Read Count: 2244
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/04/15    |    Published: 10/12/09
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A Founding Member by Larner

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Otis Tunnely's sister had done him wrong, and he now had the chance to set the matter right, in his own eyes, at least.

For Mews1945, Shelley6441, and Gamgeefest for their birthdays.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Whitfoot, Will, May of Michel Delving
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 7098    |    Read Count: 122
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/15/15    |    Published: 10/08/15
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Travellers in Four Elements by Larner

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Co-written with Tallis on the basis of her selections of prompts for stories.  How could each of our Travellers personify one of the classical elements, seasons, or particular virtues--and why? 

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin)
Genres: Character study, Essay (non-fiction)
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4796    |    Read Count: 482
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/14/15    |    Published: 10/14/15
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For the Wedding Feast by Larner

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Sam and his friend Tom share memories and thoughts as Sam prepares a special dish for Elanor's wedding feast. 

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Cotton: Tolman "Young Tom", Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Recipe fic, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1675    |    Read Count: 455
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/05/15    |    Published: 10/05/15
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The New Folk by Larner

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An Elven child has questions regarding the new arrivals to Tol Eressea.  FLF, 313 words.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 336    |    Read Count: 413
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/15    |    Published: 07/21/15
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The Trouble with Chestnuts by Dreamflower, Larner, Linda Hoyland, Raksha The Demon, Shirebound, Linaewen, periantari

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On the Fellowship's trek through Hollin, a chance to forage turns into a potentially deadly encounter.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2632    |    Read Count: 733
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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Dream Feast by Dreamflower, Larner, KathyG

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 What happened to Bombur after his fall into the Enchanted River?

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Bofur
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1492    |    Read Count: 449
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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Freedom by Larner

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Three individuals who'd been taken prisoner examine their feelings on knowing themselves now free.

Series of true drabbles.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Haradrim, As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Shire: Michel Delving, Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 326    |    Read Count: 458
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/04/15    |    Published: 07/04/15
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Following the Fellowship from Afar by Larner

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Ere the Fellowship left Rivendell, Elrond also prepared phials of Light so as to follow as best as possible the fortunes of those who comprised the Fellowship of the Ring.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Lindir, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4314    |    Read Count: 117
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/01/15    |    Published: 07/01/15
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Redemption Begun by Larner

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As she travels between the Lockholes in Michel Delving and the home of relatives in Hardbottle where she's chosen to stay, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins finds reason to rethink her life and priorities.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Sancho, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2813    |    Read Count: 77
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/01/15    |    Published: 07/01/15
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To Take what You Like by Larner

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While living with her relatives in Hardbottle after her rescue from the Lockholes, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins rethinks her old habits and standards.

Categories: The Hobbit, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1166    |    Read Count: 413
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/24/15    |    Published: 06/24/15
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Dealing with Bullies by Larner

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Merimac Brandybuck has good reason to be glad that Cousin Frodo has consulted him as to how best deal with bullies.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3652    |    Read Count: 583
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/02/15    |    Published: 06/02/15
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A World in Hand by Larner

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Riddle me this!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 92. 2015 April Challenge: Lyrical Love, Short form
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 176    |    Read Count: 604
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/09/15    |    Published: 05/09/15
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The Curse Lifted by Larner

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There have been no others born to carry on the Baggins name for many years.  Can the curse be lifted?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2489    |    Read Count: 790
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/13/15    |    Published: 04/13/15
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Resurrection by Larner

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From the Ashes the Fire has been Woken!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Arnor, Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 113    |    Read Count: 527
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/15    |    Published: 04/06/15
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Resurrection by Larner

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From the Ashes the Fire has been Woken!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Arnor, Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 113    |    Read Count: 546
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/06/15    |    Published: 04/06/15
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