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Anthology for short pieces that don't fit anywhere else.
Now posted: In Taur-nu-Fuin (Beleg, Gwindor)
Rated: Author Chooses Not to Rate
Characters: Beleg, Celebrían, Elemmírë, Estë, Gwindor, Ingwion
Challenges: B2MeM 2017
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet, General
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Warn
Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Word count: 880 Read: 96
Published: January 08, 2017 Updated: March 12, 2017
For the equivalent previous anthology (containing pieces written from 2012 to 2016) see Taking Readings I.
The Vanyar experience the darkness after Melkor's attack on the Trees.
Double drabble (2 x 100 words in MS Word).
Teens for some angst.
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.
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