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Taking Readings II by Himring

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Anthology for short pieces that don't fit anywhere else. 

Now posted: Last Light and First (Vana, OFC)

Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate
Characters: Beleg, Celebrían, Elemmírë, Estë, Gwindor, Ingwion, Vána, Vanyar
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Word count: 1255 Read: 175
Published: January 08, 2017 Updated: April 17, 2017

Story Notes:

For the equivalent previous anthology (containing pieces written from 2012 to 2016) see Taking Readings I.

1. Darkest Time by Himring [Reviews - 1] (198 words)

The Vanyar experience the darkness after Melkor's attack on the Trees.

(Ingwion; Elemmire)

Double drabble (2 x 100 words in MS Word).

Teens for some angst.


2. But There Was Tea by Himring [Reviews - 1] (304 words)

Celebrian's first encounter with Este in Lorien.

Written as a gift for FandomStocking 2016 for DeCarabas, who had requested a story about Este.

Rating: Teens, for references to what canonically happened to Celebrian.

3. In Taur-nu-fuin by Himring [Reviews - 0] (378 words)

Before Mirkwood, there was another great forest that fell under nightshade and Sauron himself, who was in those days but the servant of the Black Foe in the North, invaded it with fire and darkness and corrupted it. Treebeard knew it, before its fall, and sings with regret of the pine trees of Dorthonion. It was here that Beleg, who had once wandered freely in all the forests of the land, found Gwindor, who had only just escaped from thralldom in the Iron Hells of Angband, and, aiding him, persuaded him to turn around, in an attempt to rescue another man from the threat of the same thralldom.
Here is a conversation between them.

Written for the B2MeM 2017 prompt: “It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.” Stephen King
I was originally aiming to follow the spirit of the prompt quite straightforwardly, but I ended up giving it a bit of a twist.

Rating: PG (Teens) for references to darker canon background

4. Last Light and First by Himring [Reviews - 0] (375 words)

Vana the Ever-Young learns from a child.
A vignette set during the events surrounding the Creation of the Sun and Moon.

Gen (no warnings)

This ficlet was inspired by a lovely artwork created by Mithrial for B2MeM 2017, linked with her permission: "Again Yavanna Sang and Nienna Wept".

The Creation of the Sun and the Moon also featured among this year's B2MeM prompts:
"The gods were gathered on guarded heights, of doom and death deep they pondered. Sun they rekindled, and silver Moon they set to sail on seas of stars." JRR Tolkien, Völsungakvida en Nÿja