**NEW STORY** An Explorer in His Own Land
Written for a winter 2010 exchange; somehow I'd not posted
this until now (July 2011). Post-Ring War, a man of Rohan with more curiosity than many goes to visit the Dwarves who have recently settled in the caves of Helm's Deep. G rating.Written
The Company of Strangers
In honor of my friend Elfscribe
's birthday, I wrote her an adult
Tolkien story featuring two of her favorite characters, Elladan and Elrohir. I paired them with a relative innocent of Rohan, an OMC named Onthéon, set during the reign of King Brego, the second
king of Rohan. Yes, you've read this correctly: I have now written Elf slash, and twincest at that, though it's intimated, not outright.
Onthéon, royal groom of Meduseld under King Brego's rule, has an unforgettable experience when Elladan and Elrohir arrive in Calenardhon under the auspices of having Elladan's
horse's foot healed.
NOTE: This is slash (M/M) and adult. Written February, 2009
Herald, Steer Not Your Heart by the Stars
For the first time ever, I participated in a Tolkien slash exchange. I was given the request of
Aragorn/Halbarad, canonical, and high angst.
Summary: Halbarad has always known that he and Aragorn wouldn't be together for a lifetime or anything near it, but that doesn't make the
actual ending of their discreet relationship any easier. A glimpse into the dynamics of the Chieftain of the Dúnedain and the Ranger who is dearest to his heart.
NOTE: This is slash (M/M) and
adult. It's also posted here
at the Slashy Santa fanfiction site. You can leave reviews there, or email me at my email
address listed on my front page. Written December, 2008
Kindly Winter's Gift
Written for Annmarwalk
, another lover of Rohan and her
people. Summary: On the longest night of the year, a 16-year-old Théodred learns about precious gifts. R-rating, slash. Théodred/OMC. written December, 2005
Written for Jen
, a fellow fandom friend for several years and beta
extraordinaire. Summary: When Aragorn struggled with his thoughts in the Hornburg after the battle at Helm's Deep, he asked another Ranger to accompany him. A vignette of Halbarad's musings on his
life and future during a long, uncertain night. written December, 2005
A Liminal Patience
Éowyn-centric ficlet written for Cim_Halfling
, a fellow fandom friend for several years. Summary: Beauty burrows resolutely in the eye
of the beholder. written November, 2005
In the Shadow of Hope
Éowyn-centric vignette set during the Houses of Healing. Injured, thwarted, frustrated and a somewhat resentful guest of Gondor
a few thoughts that may have passed through
Éowyn's mind while she contemplated the irony of her fate, and those interwoven within it. written July, 2005
A House Divided
A story about the lesser- written, earlier-generation marital uniting of Gondor and Rohan: a telling of the lives of Morwen of Lossarnach and
Thengel, their family, and those who intersect with it: Ecthelion, Aragorn, Rangers and Marshals. Drama, some angst.Written October-December 2003. 8 Chapters.
Now available here
as a downloadable pdf!
Boar and Steward
The story that started it all. An 8 year old girl of Rohan unwittingly uncovers a piece of history, but it takes a very unexpected
visit from a stranger to give her the clues to discover its source. Inspired by some appendix notes in "Cirion and Eorl" in Unfinished Tales.
Best Story by New Authorwritten March 2003
Daughters of Oromë
(begins with "Boar and Steward") A story of Rohan, beginning with Éowyn's childhood and continuing past the War of the Ring, covering around 35 years. Features Éowyn and Frealas, an OFC
who is two years Éowyn's senior. Multiple POVs, action, drama, some angst and musings on a possible underground shieldmaiden subculture that might have been revived in Rohan before and during
the WR. Many scenes focus on ordinary people in Rohan and what their lives were like "off-screen" from the main storylines during Lord of the Rings.written March-July 2003. 20 Chapters.
Now available in pdf format for easy reading here
One Who Ran
Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate Opens.' A short vignette about one of the nameless lost during the last days of the
War of the Ring.written August 2003
Éowyn and Merry: Stories of an Unexpected Friendship
The Braided Heart
A story about Éowyn. Oftentimes it is the simplest gifts that are the most profound.written September
A Way Opens"Where will wants not, a way opens"
Éowyn says in The Two Towers. A series of vignettes about Merry and Éowyn,
boots, the afterlife, and joy in unlikely friendships. Written for a "religion in Middle Earth" challenge for Parma Eruseen.written October 2003
Getting back to my Ardaverse writing roots, I'm exploring Éowyn
and Faramir's relationship from their first meeting until betrothal; at least that's the concept. Alternating POVs between Éowyn and Faramir, with Merry, of course, making several appearances.
begun January 2005
Gimli and Legolas: Stories of a Secondly Unexpected Friendship I was the 2006 and 2005 MEFA's Second Place winner for author writing
about Dwarves! Just don't have a new icon for this year, but I'm so very pleased. Instead I'm using one of my LJ icons that I made.
**NEWISH STORY** A Rose Among Thorns
||003.||Ends. ||004.||Insides. ||005.||Outsides. |
|006.||Hours. ||007.||Days. ||008.||Weeks. ||009.||Months. ||010.||Years. |
|011.||Red. ||012.||Orange. ||013.||Yellow. ||014.||Green. ||015.||Blue. |
|016.||Purple. ||017.||Brown. ||018.||Black. ||019.||White. ||020.||Colourless.
|021.||Friends ||022.||Enemies. ||023.||Lovers. ||024.||Family. ||025.||Strangers.
||028.||Children. ||029.||Birth. ||030.||Death. |
||033.||Too Much. ||034.||Not Enough. ||035.||Sixth Sense.
||039.||Taste. ||040.||Sight a> |
||043.||Square. ||044.||Circle.||Moon. |
|046.||Star. ||047.||Heart. ||048.||Diamond.
||049.||Club. ||050.||Spade. |
|051.||Water. ||052.||Fire. ||053.||Earth |
|054.||Air. ||055.||Spirit. |
||057.||Lunch. ||058.||Dinner. ||059.||Food. ||060.||Drink. |
||063.||Summer. ||064.||Fall. ||065.||Passing. |
|066.||Rain. ||067.||Snow. ||068.||Lightening. ||069.||Thunder.
|071.||Broken. ||072.||Fixed. ||073.||Light. ||074.||Dark. ||075.||Shade. |
|076.||Who? ||077.||What? ||078.||Where? ||079.||When? ||080.||Why? |
|081.||How? ||082.||If. ||083.||And. ||084.||He ||085.||She**|
More about this fic below the table.
||087.||Life. ||088.||School. ||089.||Work. ||090.||Home. |
||093.||Thanksgiving ||094.||Independence. ||095.||New Year. |
|096.||Writer's Choice. ||097.||Writer's Choice.
||098.||Writer's Choice. ||099.||Writer's
Choice. ||100.||Writer's Choice.
I signed up for a
Tolkien genfic LJ challenge with a theme of 'believe it or not' and the prompt of "dim". I went with it in a different way than some people might have thought; features several original
character Dwarves and a Hobbit
-era aged Gimli. G rating.Written October, 2010
I'm participating in Fanfic 100
, and I chose Gimli as my character. Each square in the table is a prompt, and ultimately I'll have 100 Gimli-centric
fics/ficlets. I've started with previously-completed works, and the links are to outside archives where you can opt to leave a review if so inspired. The newest stories are prompt #36—
Smell, #56— Breakfast, and #80— Why?.
#85 (She) is Antiphon to Light
, and has
won a couple of awards.
It's also my first and thus far, only story to have been translated! You can find it translated into
as "Ode an das Licht"
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and sons: oftentimes it's a strong bond between the two. So is it any wonder after Merry and Legolas return from Cair
Andros prior to King Elessar's coronation, that Gimli and Legolas would end up in a heated argument about Glóin and Thranduil? Humor.begun December 2003; revamped spring 2004;
finished March 2005
Speak, Friend, and Enter
A tale of Dwarves and Elves, of artisans, the creation of the great West-Gate at Khazad-dum, and unlikely authors. Both post-WR and
Second Age; Legolas and Gimli, and Narvi and Celebrimbor. Written for the "Authors of Middle- Earth" challenge at Henneth-Annûn. Humor, but with a serious nod to Elvish/Dwarvish relations during
their heyday as well as musings on Dwarvish culture in general. written January-March 2004
Now also available in pdf form here
, for your easy reading pleasure.
Of Pipes and Poetry
An evening in Fangorn Forest when things hidden come to light. Legolas tries smoking and unwittingly discovers that he doesn't
know as much about his Dwarvish friend as he thought. That he writes poetry, for instance.
written July-August 2003
A vignette from Gimli's point of view on the field of the Morannon after the last battle, looking for Pippin. written October 2003
Multiple Era Stories/Genre-Resistant Works
**NEWISH STORY- Silmarillion fic, Slash** To Dwell in Lovers' Eyes
Written for Oshun for the 2009 Ardor in August
. Silmarillion-era, Elves, Men and slash. Explicit.
Pairing: Amras/OMC Elf, Amras/OMC Elf/OMC
Summary: With the first coming of Men into east Beleriand, the lives of the Elves are changed. For Amras, his lover, and Amrod's squire, this change becomes unexpectedly personal.
written June-July 2009
Of Dwarves and Stewed Lucius
In which Lucius Malfoy mis-utters a spell and ends up in Second Age Middle-Earth. Thankfully Dwarves respect Wizards,
especially if they can help them with their pesky dragon problems. Pure camp. Features abuse of adjectives and the capslock key, Dwarf abandonment, potty humor, and purple prose
Fun for both
fandoms!! A gift!fic for my friend licia. begun spring 2004; revisited and finished August 2005
A Taste of Diplomacy
Denethor at age 13. What life might have been like for the far-seeing son of the Steward Ecthelion over an impressionable week in summer.begun February 2004; revisited and finished April
I was given a character, a title, and one line of dialogue. Drabbles are 100 words, exactly.written fall 2004 for Celandine
A set of vignettes which all take place during one particularly challenging day during the War of the Ring, March 14, 3019. The vignettes are
based around the monastic services of the hours, seven in all, from 3:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m; additionally, each vignette focuses on one of the senses- taste, touch, etc. Some are well-known characters in
well-known scenarios, others are more obscure.written February-March 2004
[adult content in chapters 2 & 3]
Four vignettes spanning three ages of Middle-earth, multiple geographies and races, and several points of view.
What binds them together: the night sky above, whether starry or clouded, and a sparkling gem that resists disappearing into the mists of time. written
Also now available here
for your easy reading pleasure.
A Better Father There Never Was
Written for the Father's Day Challenge at Henneth-Annûn. Okay
so the appendix doesn't say that
Merry ever has a daughter. But it doesn't say that he didn't. Or that she might not have been named for a certain woman of Rohan. This is a short one, sweeter than I usually write. Dedicated to my
great stepfather.written April 2003
Another Mother's Son
This was written for the Mother's Day Challenge at Henneth-Annûn. For all the stepmoms out there
quickie story set during The Hobbit.
Dedicated to my own Sam.written April 2003
Call of the Druedain
Short, somewhat angsty story of a drum maker escaping from a bad family situation in Pelargir. written March 2003
Some musings I wrote down in the summer of 2002 while visiting my grandparents. Originally posted one a day at
[adult content: femslash]
While nursing her baby Faramir, Finduilas reflects on a relationship from her past. Adult rating for somewhat explicit
sexual content. F/F and M/F. Not gratuitous. An experimental story.written May-June 2003
The Waters of Ulmo
A retelling of the relationship of Tuor and Ulmo, from Ulmo's point of view.written May 2003
Turgon, 24th Steward of Gondor
Character biography of Turgon, 24th Ruling Steward of Gondor. Father of Ecthelion and grandfather to Denethor, not
many people write about him, but he is in my story "A House Divided" and I figured he could use his own bio to distinguish him from the Elf Turgon in the First Age who features in many more fanfiction
stories.written May 2004 Diamond in the Rough
A character biography of Glóin, one of the group of Thorin & Co., and father to
Gimli, Elf-friend.written March 2004
Morwen and Thengel
A biographical sketch of Thengel, 16th King of the Mark, and his wife, Morwen of Lossarnach. Also includes brief
commentary involving Theoden, Aragorn/Thorongil and Ecthelion II.written November 2003
Éowyn, the Enigma
A character biography on Éowyn, one of the most fleshed-out female characters within the Lord of the Rings
trilogy.written October-November 2003
Amrod and Amras
Bio sketch of Middle-earth's only red-haired twins, Amrod and Amras, the last two sons of Fëanor.written July
Under the Waterfall
This is an essay written for a class on Fan Participation in Media and Culture. How do the members of Henneth-Annun see themselves? A paper outlining the responses
to a survey taken in November of 2003 which reveals the many disparate feelings toward and against different aspects of participation in the archive.Survey taken November 2003, paper written
Does Gender Matter? Women, Tolkien and the Online Fanfiction Community
The current Tolkien online fanfiction community, like most fanfiction
communities, is one in which most of the writers are women, many of whom are writing in male-character dominated environments. The Tolkien online fanfiction community has grown exponentially over
the past 18 months since the release of the Peter Jackson films of The Lord of the Rings. Is the gender of the writers of current Tolkien fanfiction relevant to their desire to write new stories set within
Middle-earth? The author, who is both a woman and a Tolkien fan, wondered about this, and decided to ask the writers themselves. She posted a survey to the current writers, asking questions relating
to why they write Tolkien fanfiction and their relationship, if any, to the women characters in Tolkien's works. This paper examines the 62 replies that were received over a two week time period in
February, 2003. The results are complex and inconclusive, though many responses are illustrative of the way this community sees itself in relationship to Tolkien's writings, each other, and the world at
large. written February-March 2003. It was in writing this paper that I became inspired to write fanfiction
Room for a Dog
A paper analyzing a Remus/Sirius story written by Casira M. for the "Fan Participation in Media and Culture" course I sat in
on.written October 2003.
Poetry The Love Song of Tar-Meneldur Elentirmo
A short poem from the "Star-watcher" king of
Numenor. Originally written for a poetry challenge at Parma Eruseen. written November 2003
Ode to the Absent
A different approach to Mother's Day. Short, darkly humorous poem written for the Mother's Day challenge at Parma Eruseen. Inspired
by my friend Elaine, who, when we were discussing Tolkien over breakfast, asked, "Where are all the mothers?"written April
The Ents Go Marching
A children's song for the Mother Goose challenge at Henneth-Annûn. My apologies to Rebus Rhymes or whoever first
came up with the original text... it was too obvious a joining not to write. ;)written April 2003