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New! Baby Sam by KathyG

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During a Yule visit to Bag End following his parents’ death, Frodo meets baby Samwise. Many thanks to Dreamflower for beta-reading my story!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Family
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1083    |    Read Count: 24
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/17    |    Published: 02/18/17
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New! A Friend Here by Talullah

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Beruthiel is angry and alone but someone is ready to enter her life.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Berúthiel
Genres: General
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 481    |    Read Count: 32
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/17    |    Published: 02/18/17
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New! Artanis's Letter by Talullah

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Nienna and her student, Artanis, talk about family matters.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Vala: Nienna
Genres: General
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 285    |    Read Count: 37
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/17    |    Published: 02/18/17
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On the Role of the Yule Dwarf by Larner

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Aragorn, only recently returned to the Dunedain, learns of one newer Yule tradition that disturbs him, at first.  After all, why would the tallest Man available be asked to play a Dwarf?  With a nod to John Rhys Davies at more than six feet playing a five-foot Dwarf!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Comedy, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Humor, Short story
Places: Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5025    |    Read Count: 47
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 02/08/17
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The Tribute of the Insects by Larner

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Even the insects of Gondor appear to wish to offer tribute to the new King and Queen!

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Gondorians, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Character study, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1837    |    Read Count: 42
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 02/08/17
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Enter the Ranger by Larner

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Another, different look at how Aragorn might have returned to the Northern Dunedain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Dírhael, Northern Dúnedain: Gilraen, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Northern Dúnedain: Ivorwen
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Annúminas, Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, The Old Forest, Amon Sûl/Weathertop, Arnor, Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 69439    |    Read Count: 976
Completed: No    |    Updated: 02/08/17    |    Published: 06/11/14
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Detour by Dawn Felagund

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It is the Fifth Age of Arda. Finarfin has unkinged himself and declared Tirion a democracy, and the Noldorin people are alive with the possibilities to be found in their new existence. Yet Maedhros, more than ten years after his release from the halls of Mandos, has retreated to a life of apathy and loneliness, until one day, Anairë comes to deliver him news that he never hoped to receive: His cousin Fingon has been released from Mandos. (Maedhros/Fingon)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Anairë, Elf: Fingon, Elf: Maedhros
Genres: Drama, Romance-slash
Places: Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7683    |    Read Count: 37
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/28/17    |    Published: 01/28/17
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Winter Sons of Gondor by elwen of the hidden valley

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Boromir takes his younger brother on one last adventure before adulthood.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Childhood, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5013    |    Read Count: 50
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/15/17    |    Published: 01/15/17
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Home for Midwinter by Talullah

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Someone loves Maglor and eagerly awaits his return.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Original Female Character
Genres: General
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2084    |    Read Count: 122
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/15/17    |    Published: 01/15/17
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A Dragon for Dora's Yule by Larner

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Illness and bad weather make it necessary for Fosco and Ruby Baggins to stay with Bungo and Belladonna for Yule this year.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dudo
Genres: Family, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7688    |    Read Count: 75
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/15/17    |    Published: 01/15/17
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Something spicy by Ysilme

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Lacking experience sometimes means making mistakes and can have unexpected consequences. Like making new friends.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Gildor Inglorion
Genres: Friendship, General, Humor
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1791    |    Read Count: 88
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/17    |    Published: 01/02/17
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The Ship of Light by Dawn Felagund

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Elwing is a troubled child, acting out to avoid facing the trauma of her past. During the survivors' first Yule at Sirion, mariners from Balar bring gifts to the refugees, and inspired by their benevolence, Elwing and Eärendil remake an old tradition into a new symbol of hope. For Talullah Red.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Elwing, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Childhood, Drama, General
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age, 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6301    |    Read Count: 133
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/17    |    Published: 01/01/17
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Paying It Forward by Shirebound

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The gift of learning that Bilbo gave Sam years before comes full circle.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 362    |    Read Count: 151
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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At Last Relief by Linaewen

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Boromir finds relief at the end of his journey.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 149    |    Read Count: 205
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Memories of Cleansing by Larner

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Frodo remembers the healing he's known on Tol Eressea.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: General
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 196    |    Read Count: 174
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Pass It On by Dreamflower

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The Gamgee family knows how to appreciate one another.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Merry, Hobbit: Gamgee: Pippin, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Gardner: Frodo Gamgee
Genres: Family, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 190    |    Read Count: 134
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Every Breath by Himring

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Fingon has rescued his cousin Maedhros from Thangorodrim--their thoughts on the subject of obligation and gratitude.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 96    |    Read Count: 23
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/29/16    |    Published: 11/29/16
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On Leadership Within Middle-earth and the Benefits of the Fellowship of the Ring by Larner

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An examination on how leadership was commonly demonstrated within Tolkien's world, and how those who were members of the Fellowship became leaders within the newly minted Fourth Age of the Sun.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Northern Dúnedain, As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: Character study, Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Arnor, Gondor, The Shire
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age, 2-Second Age, 3-Third Age, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4935    |    Read Count: 255
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/06/16    |    Published: 09/06/16
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Their Kinsfolk Rejoiced by Himring

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Two boys in their teens, who were missing, presumed dead, are unexpectedly returned to their family: the return of Hurin and Huor to Dor-lomin.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain, Edain: Huor, Edain: Húrin
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 279    |    Read Count: 332
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/24/16    |    Published: 07/24/16
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Dead Leaves and Beetles by Zdenka

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Even before their fatal quarrel, Saeros is exasperated by Túrin's lack of grooming. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Túrin, Elf: Saeros
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Humor
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 312    |    Read Count: 274
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/07/16    |    Published: 07/07/16
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Latecomers by Himring

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First Age: The smallest tribe of immigrating Men, the Haladin, delays before crossing the Blue Mountains into Beleriand and, partly because of that delay, things will go rather differently for them.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain
Genres: Gapfiller, General
Places: Beleriand, Eriador
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 894    |    Read Count: 255
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/22/16    |    Published: 06/22/16
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Oh dear by Himring

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A piece written for the LOTR Community challenge for April, which asked for a riddle in poetic form. I chose the element that was given me as the subject and the solution.

This is a little silly (sorry!) but, I hope, funny and anyway based in canon. In fact, if you recognize the canon source, you will know the solution right away.

Also, it is perhaps not quite poetry, but there is rhyme.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 21    |    Read Count: 353
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/30/16    |    Published: 04/30/16
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When Won with Pain by Larner

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Are all good things won with pain necessarily sweeter?

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: As a Group: Ents, As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Oropher, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1764    |    Read Count: 420
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/29/16    |    Published: 01/29/16
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Grey Ship's Cargo by Himring

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A company of Elves leaves Middle-earth on a ship from the Grey Havens at the End of the Third Age. (The Ring-bearers are not mentioned; nevertheless it could be the same ship.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Noldor, As a Group: Sindar
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 147    |    Read Count: 485
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/06/15    |    Published: 12/06/15
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A Promise ere Parting by Larner

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Legolas finds himself making a promise to his father.  A triple drabble.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 332    |    Read Count: 434
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/02/15    |    Published: 12/02/15
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