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Like Toy Soldiers by wind rider

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The host of the Valar who marched to Middle-Erth to vanquish Morgoth were wreathed in valorous splendor. But what were they like before they set foot on the Hitherlands? A short piece; Thanksgiving present for Ellfine, Fiondil and KiMahalei.

Rated: Teens
Characters: IlmarŽ
Challenges: Fifth Birthday Celebration
Genres: Experimental, Fixed-length Ficlet
Warnings: Mature Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 766 Read: 438
Published: November 25, 2009 Updated: November 25, 2009

Story Notes:

Rating: PG-13/K+


Warnings: gloomy, dark matters of war


Place&Time: Aman, First Age


Word Count (in MS Word): 751

1. Like Toy Soldiers by wind rider [Comments - 0] (766 words)

Akh! Inspired by the gloomy, desperate last days of NaNoWriMo. Blame my sulking, violated muse. I thought to give this piece formerly *cough cough* as a birthday present for someone, or to celebrate something… but it turned out too moody for any good celebration, and it did not seem fit to be a belated gift for Halloween either. Oh well. Just for… enjoyment… then.


On hindsight, someone did request the idea for her Thanksgiving gift when I asked her what she wanted. Well, then. Happy early Thanksgiving, Ellie! This is for Fiondil and KaiMahalei too, and for you all out there who celebrate the day. (I do not, but I would like to give you a present, still.)


Umm. Back on track. As you could probably guess by the title, I was inspired by the song “Toy Soldiers” (by whom, I forget – sorry) along the way. Later, I might do more pieces in this manner. This one does not really qualify as a song fiction, though. Tell me what you think about the story? :puppy eyes: