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Embers by Elleth

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Elleth's stories, drabbles and double-drabbles for Seven in '07 and B2MeM 2008. Please refer to the chapter summaries for further info.

Rated: Teens
Characters: Amras, Amrod, Elendil, FŽanor, Maedhros, Maeglin, Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Drama, Experimental, Fixed-length Ficlet, Poetry, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Word count: 1531 Read: 9998
Published: July 31, 2007 Updated: June 07, 2008

Story Notes:

I apologize for the strange wordcounts. Open Office told me different things, which did lead me to believe these were exactly 100 or 200 words in length.

Although the story is marked as finished, I may be adding chapters to it, depending on future SWG projects.

1. Maedhros: Losgar by Elleth [Comments - 1] (97 words)
Maedhros during the burning of the swanships. (Si07)

2. Nerdanel and Umbarto: Return by Elleth [Comments - 1] (201 words)

A double-drabble, HoMe-verse AU. If he had not perished in the burning of the ships, Umbarto would have returned to Nerdanel. What if? - MEFA 2008 Nominee. (Si07)

3. Nerdanel and FŽanor: Ghost by Elleth [Comments - 1] (197 words)
Nerdanel is granted a chance for a farewell. - MEFA 2008 Nominee. (Si07)

4. Nerdanel and FŽanor: Burned by Elleth [Comments - 1] (193 words)

Towards their estrangement. One occurence among many. An attempt at a portrait of their relationship. (Si07)

5. Discovery by Elleth [Comments - 1] (279 words)

Nerdanel and Fëanor, and her POV about the creation of the Silmarils. What is there to see for someone locked out? (B2MeM08)

Discovery - discovery of what? Tolkien's world and source material are so vast that you can quite literally get lost in it, so that you stray from one topic to the other and never cease to find new things. Sometimes that may be frustrating; when you are looking for a specific piece of information, or a passage of text to quote somewhere. And above all, you can only scratch the surface, even after years of study. That, to me, is like the crack of light of light beneath the doorstep that Nerdanel sees in the story--teasing, nearby, and still out of reach. Still, sometimes the door opens and someone or something beautiful emerges to rekindle your interest in the stories and tales, and reward the passion, patience (or stubbornness) you had in searching for it.

6. The Gift by Elleth [Comments - 1] (325 words)

The rivalry between Fëanor and Fingolfin is no secret, but what of their families? A different kind of rivalry. (B2MeM08)

The Silmarillion and the History of Middle-earth both take note of more than one occurence fitting today's topic, and being historical accounts of Arda, they are necessarily biased in some way or another, and thus open for further exploration. One such case: The conflicts between Fëanor and Fingolfin have many stories written about them, but it is easy to forget that there are other sides as well. They may remain unseen or unspoken-of, but in some cases trying to pin them down may bring a wholly different level (or levels) to the story - what, for example, about their wives?

7. Betrayal by Elleth [Comments - 0] (115 words)

The reason for the betrayal of Gondolin. (B2MeM08)

Dark and dangerous though Tolkien's world may be, within it few things - if any - happen without a reason. There is always a note in the Music that is changed... without Maeglin's betrayal and the Fall of Gondolin, Eärendil might not have sailed West, and the dominion of Morgoth might have endured. Even death and betrayal serve a purpose that in the end turns out greater than it might have been - and that is, I believe, a comforting thought. Not only that - it shows the completion of Tolkien's subcreation.

8. BatÓna (Roads) by Elleth [Comments - 1] (124 words)
A haphazard attempt at poetry and Adûnaic (and a translation). The Downfall of Númenor and what follows after. (B2MeM08)