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I write chiefly Silm fic and my main archive is SWG.


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Stories by Himring

Another Tale of Tol Eressea by Himring

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In the uplands of Tol Eressea, there is a place devoted to memories of Middle-earth.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Eärwen, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner
Genres: Family
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 820    |    Read Count: 106
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/30/17    |    Published: 09/30/17
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Fugue by Himring

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Maedhros faces Elwing at the Havens of Sirion.
Chiefly from Maedhros's point of view.

With a cameo of little Elrond taking charge.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Elwing
Genres: Angst, General, Stream-of-conciousness, Tragedy
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2345    |    Read Count: 38
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/29/17    |    Published: 07/29/17
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Even So the Reeds Hissed in Serech at Sunset by Himring

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Canonically, they walked away from what was the worst defeat of the First Age: Beleg and Mablung, March Wardens of Doriath, escape southward through the fens of Serech from the Battle of Unnumbered Tears on the plain before Angband, in which many heroes of the North fell. The two March Wardens are alive but hardly unscathed.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Beleg Strongbow, Elf: Mablung
Genres: Angst, Gapfiller, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1633    |    Read Count: 60
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/16/17    |    Published: 05/16/17
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In Praise of the Feast at Ivrin by Himring

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Of the Feast of Reuniting at the pools of Ivrin it is said that the joy of that feast was long remembered in later days of sorrow.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Elf: Fingolfin
Genres: Poetry
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 169    |    Read Count: 179
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/01/17    |    Published: 05/01/17
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Battle Harp by Himring

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An early encounter between Gleowine the minstrel and the battle harp--and  also between Gleowine and his future king, Theoden, son of Thengel.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Rohirrim, Rohirrim: Théoden, Rohirrim: Theoden's older sisters
Genres: Childhood, Friendship, Gapfiller, General
Places: Gondor: the Pelennor, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: Rohan
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 617    |    Read Count: 328
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/25/17    |    Published: 02/25/17
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In Between by Himring

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Thengel of Rohan and Morwen of Lossarnach had two daughters that were born in Gondor, before Thengel's father died and he returned to Rohan to take up the kingship.

Such a daughter might have found it easy to adjust--or she might not.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Rohirrim, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Morwen Steelsheen, Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Theoden's older sisters
Genres: None
Places: Gondor, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: Rohan
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 527    |    Read Count: 71
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/11/17    |    Published: 02/11/17
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The Decision by Himring

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Small gestures can sometimes amount to major decisions.
Elrond knows this.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 439    |    Read Count: 85
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/03/17    |    Published: 02/03/17
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But There Was Tea by Himring

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Celebrian's first encounter with Este in Lorien.

(With a glimpse of Finrod in the background)

 


Categories: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Vala: Estë
Genres: Family, Gapfiller, General
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 304    |    Read Count: 70
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/30/17    |    Published: 01/30/17
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Moon-letters by Himring

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A tiny gap-filler from Elrond's POV.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Gapfiller
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Eregion/Hollin
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 175    |    Read Count: 268
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/29/17    |    Published: 01/29/17
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Star-glass by Himring

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The making of the phial of Galadriel.
On a meta level, the star-glass pretty much contains a condensed version of the Silmarillion. 
I'm making that more literal here, almost.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 193    |    Read Count: 342
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/16/16    |    Published: 12/16/16
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Discovery by Himring

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It is not the kind of book that you would expect to yield new information about a heroic woman of the First Age--and yet it does.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Erestor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 327
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Every Breath by Himring

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Fingon has rescued his cousin Maedhros from Thangorodrim--their thoughts on the subject of obligation and gratitude.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 96    |    Read Count: 49
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/29/16    |    Published: 11/29/16
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History, Snatched from the Jaws of Defeat by Himring

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The historian Pengolodh, faced with the destruction of his city, rescues what he holds most dear.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Pengolodh
Genres: Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 99    |    Read Count: 244
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/26/16    |    Published: 11/26/16
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Forward and Back by Himring

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Sometimes to heal you need to forget, sometimes to heal you need to remember.
A brief conversation between Celebrian and Elrond in Tol Eressea.
Elrond has just arrived from Middle-earth--he has found Celebrian recovered, but also learned that her recovery was slow.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: General, Vignette
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 273    |    Read Count: 276
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/26/16    |    Published: 11/26/16
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Under the Evening Star by Himring

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The first sighting of Gil-Estel by the Sons of Feanor.
Slightly canon-divergent.

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1250    |    Read Count: 64
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/16    |    Published: 11/07/16
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Himling Isle by Himring

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During the Third Age, Maglor returns to Himling, the island which was the top of Himring Hill in the First Age.

His contemplations are interrupted by unexpected visitors.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship, General
Places: Beleriand, Other place in Arda
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1263    |    Read Count: 122
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/09/16    |    Published: 10/09/16
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Their Kinsfolk Rejoiced by Himring

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Two boys in their teens, who were missing, presumed dead, are unexpectedly returned to their family: the return of Hurin and Huor to Dor-lomin.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain, Edain: Huor, Edain: Húrin
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 279    |    Read Count: 519
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/16    |    Published: 07/24/16
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Latecomers by Himring

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First Age: The smallest tribe of immigrating Men, the Haladin, delays before crossing the Blue Mountains into Beleriand and, partly because of that delay, things will go rather differently for them.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain
Genres: Gapfiller, General
Places: Beleriand, Eriador
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 894    |    Read Count: 370
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/22/16    |    Published: 06/22/16
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Across the Wide Seas of Time by Himring

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In "The Two Towers", Gandalf says he would like to test his will on the Palantir and see whether he could make it show Feanor at work during the Years of the Trees to him.
This is just a small riff on that...

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Fëanor
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Undying Lands
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 372
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/19/16    |    Published: 06/19/16
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Tales Told in Rohan by Himring

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Short pieces featuring story-telling, the Rohirrim, and Eowyn:

I. Folk of Legend, Children’s Tales

II. A Necklace of Dragon's Teeth

III. Women Bearing Shields (new!)

 

 

Categories: Unfinished Tales, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Rohirrim, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Gondorian: Morwen Steelsheen, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éomund, Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Gríma Wormtongue, Rohirrim: Theodred
Genres: Childhood, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller, General
Places: Rohan: Eastfold, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Rohan
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 682    |    Read Count: 1158
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/29/16    |    Published: 11/28/15
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I Will Not Bow to Such a One by Himring

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“Unread, I guess, by any save Saruman and myself since the kings failed”.
But what if Gandalf were wrong about who else had read Isildur’s scroll?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 201    |    Read Count: 118
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/29/16    |    Published: 05/29/16
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Circles That I Find by Himring

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Elrond in a hallway and...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Angst, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 94    |    Read Count: 427
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/29/16    |    Published: 05/29/16
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Oh dear by Himring

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A piece written for the LOTR Community challenge for April, which asked for a riddle in poetic form. I chose the element that was given me as the subject and the solution.

This is a little silly (sorry!) but, I hope, funny and anyway based in canon. In fact, if you recognize the canon source, you will know the solution right away.

Also, it is perhaps not quite poetry, but there is rhyme.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 21    |    Read Count: 477
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/30/16    |    Published: 04/30/16
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Translations from the Elvish by Himring

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Elrond and Bilbo discuss "Translations from the Elvish" and its sources, especially the writings of Pengolodh.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Pengolodh, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1737    |    Read Count: 435
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/12/16    |    Published: 03/12/16
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What the Women Told Their Children by Himring

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In the First Age as in the Third Age, mothers passing on the basics to their children: 

in the First Age after defeat in the Fifth Battle, the mothers of the Edain in Dor-lomin,

in the Third Age, after the loss of the kingdom in Arnor, the mothers of the Dunedain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Vignette
Places: Beleriand, Eriador
Times: 1-First Age: late, 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 101    |    Read Count: 525
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/24/16    |    Published: 01/24/16
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