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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Aftermath of the Spider's Bite by Larner

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During the stay of Gandalf and the Hobbits in Rivendell during their return from Gondor, Frodo begs a favor from Elrohir.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2436    |    Read Count: 212
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/14/14    |    Published: 08/14/14
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Accepting the Dwarf by Larner

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It takes the visit to Moria for Legolas to begin to accept Gimli as a friend and comrade.  A double drabble.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Moria (Khazad-dûm)
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 218    |    Read Count: 470
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/18/14    |    Published: 07/18/14
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A Child's Dream of Hope by Larner

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As a small child, Faramir is taken by his father to Ithilien and Emyn Arnen for the first time on one of his father's rare trips outside Minas Tirith.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 83. 2014 July Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Summer Breeze
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 359    |    Read Count: 1483
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/17/14    |    Published: 07/17/14
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Taken in Remembrance? by Larner

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The day after the aborted auction of goods from Bag End, Longo and Otho Sackville-Baggins find their second breakfast interrupted.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho
Genres: Character study, Family, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1205    |    Read Count: 548
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/01/14    |    Published: 07/01/14
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The Perils of Knowing One's Dinner by Larner

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It's all very well to be grateful for advantageous advice, but Frodo finds one gift of thanks was anything but welcome.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Fluff, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1557    |    Read Count: 815
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/07/14    |    Published: 05/07/14
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Four for Bilbo! by Larner

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Four limericks for the Hobbit of Hobbits!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 80. 2014 April Poetry Challenge: Laugh!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 166    |    Read Count: 731
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/02/14    |    Published: 05/02/14
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Círdan’s Gift by Larner

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Frodo receives an unexpected number of gifts in Michel Delving.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Galdor of the Havens, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Michel Delving
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1462    |    Read Count: 1058
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/17/14    |    Published: 04/17/14
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Unfriendly Persuasion by Larner

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During the early days of the Elves' presence in Aman, Curumo receives an offer to assist him to hone his own gift of rhetoric.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1074    |    Read Count: 865
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/14/14    |    Published: 04/14/14
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Spring Returned by Larner

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Gandalf ponders over how the past year has affected Frodo and Sam as he watches over their sleep in Cormallen.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 930    |    Read Count: 1093
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/14    |    Published: 03/29/14
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The Ambush by Larner

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The dog fox watches as others serve to protect its territory and family.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Orcs, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1049    |    Read Count: 113
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/28/14    |    Published: 03/28/14
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Last Conversation by Larner

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During his final visit to Brandy Hall before leaving Middle Earth, Frodo finds himself having a final conversation with one of his more difficult aunts.  A sequel to Dealing with Dirna.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1941    |    Read Count: 490
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/28/14    |    Published: 03/28/14
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Dealing with Dirna by Larner

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When the aged widow of Saradas Brandybuck comes to call, those who dwell in Bag End find themselves dealing with the worst of rude behavior.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Celandine, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Ilberic, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Romance-het, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 9339    |    Read Count: 147
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/14    |    Published: 03/22/14
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In Readiness for Departure by Larner

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Frodo prepares to leave Bag End for the last time.  A true drabble.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 121    |    Read Count: 541
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/25/14    |    Published: 02/25/14
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Devilling Lobelia by Larner

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What if Lobelia Bracegirdle Sackville-Baggins and Primula Brandybuck Baggins were not as we've been led or choose to believe?  A might-have-been story.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho
Genres: Alternate Universe, Character study, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1883    |    Read Count: 980
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/14    |    Published: 02/18/14
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Reasons for Thanksgiving by Larner

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As those remaining in the Fellowship gather in a quiet place near the camp on the Cormallen, each finds reasons to be thankful.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2104    |    Read Count: 628
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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The Standard Revealed by Larner

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The first to serve as Standard Bearer for the banner wrought by Arwen Elrondieth for her beloved did not survive the Battle of the Pelennor....

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Gondorian: Hurin of the Keys, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Gondor: the Pelennor, Paths of the Dead
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: 67. 2013 March Challenge: The March of Power, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4082    |    Read Count: 222
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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Plans for a Future Yule by Larner

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Merry and Pippin are more concerned with where they might be and what they might be doing next Yule rather than what is happening this one!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 76. 2013 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2916    |    Read Count: 689
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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Seeking Advantage by Larner

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On learning that there was a fund intended to assist those whose lives and homes had suffered during the Time of Troubles, Odo Proudfoot decides he deserves help in a project of his own.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Odo, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Sancho
Genres: Character study, Fluff, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3186    |    Read Count: 549
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/14    |    Published: 01/31/14
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Feature Through the Eyes of Maia and Wizard by Larner

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A collection of Gandalf-centric tales, begun to hold those stories generated by the 2112 Back to Middle Earth Month prompts.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Ainur, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Rohirrim, As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, As a Group: Thorin and Company, Bree-lander: Barliman Butterbur, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Elf: Aredhel, Elf: Eöl, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Nerdanel, Gondorian: Beregond, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Nob, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Maia: Eönwë, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Bill the Pony, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Huan the Hound, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Treebeard, Rohirrim: Éowyn, Vala: Námo/Mandos, Vala: Oromë
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Poetry, Romance-het, Short story, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, Eriador, Fangorn Forest, Gondor: Ithilien, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rohan: Edoras, The Misty Mountains, The Shire: Bag End, Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age: late, 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 16    |    Word count: 20476    |    Read Count: 1587
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/13    |    Published: 03/04/12
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Grace Granted by Larner

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A newcomer to the New Row learns about the benefits the Shire has known since the return of the Travellers.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1751    |    Read Count: 845
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/13    |    Published: 12/03/13
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Comfort in a Moment of Grief by Larner

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In the wake of the victory won on the Pelennor, Aragorn knows grief as he thinks on the death of his beloved kinsman Halbarad.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 126    |    Read Count: 656
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/13    |    Published: 11/19/13
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In Search of Peace by Larner

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Elrond and Galadriel consider the fates of Frodo and Sam as the party rests on the way to the Grey Havens.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort, Vignette
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 322    |    Read Count: 573
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/19/13    |    Published: 11/19/13
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Enemy Vanquished by Larner

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As a young faunt Frodo Baggins nonetheless realizes that not all those attending the birthday party thrown for himself and Uncle Bilbo have the best interests of the byrthings at heart.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Menegilda, Hobbit: Cotton: Lily (Brown), Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lotho, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho, Hobbit: Took: Ferumbras II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Fortinbras II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Lalia (Clayhanger)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Fluff, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3788    |    Read Count: 990
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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Once by Larner

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Counted word poetry exploring Frodo's possible feelings as he left Middle Earth.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Gapfiller, Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 244    |    Read Count: 524
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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Raiding by Larner

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In which we learn how the former "Rascal of Buckland" earned his title!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1808    |    Read Count: 780
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/13/13    |    Published: 11/13/13
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