65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love by Pearl Took

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The February Challenge has the theme "The Dark Side of Love". Here is your chance to explore the less pleasant aspects of love: misunderstandings, partings, grief, jealousy, unrequited love or even the little things about a loved one that annoy. Elements for the challenge will be a list of words beginning with the letters in "February". Authors should choose at least four of their words to use in the story. You may use more than four if you like but it's not required.

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A Sad Tale's best for Winter by Linda Hoyland

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Ecthelion tells Thorongil a sad story.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Ecthelion, Gondorians: Denethor's sisters, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, Character study, Coming of Age, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-het, Short story, Tragedy
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1674    |    Read Count: 210
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/23/13    |    Published: 02/23/13
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A Campaign Begun by Larner

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Denied her first and second choices as her bridegroom, a young Lobelia Bracegirdle is now determined to do what she must to be added to the Book of the Bagginses.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, General, Short story, Vignette
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 928    |    Read Count: 272
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/21/13    |    Published: 02/21/13
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A Suitable Arrangement by Linaewen

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A young woman of Harondor contemplates an uncertain future.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Original Female Character
Genres: Vignette
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 989    |    Read Count: 1101
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/18/13    |    Published: 02/18/13
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Desire, unfulfilled by Nath

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For years upon years, Daeron played for Lúthien as she danced in the woods of Doriath.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Daeron
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Drama
Places: Beleriand, Eriador
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 816    |    Read Count: 1124
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/23/13    |    Published: 02/23/13
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Love's Swiftest Arrow by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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After the armies of Greenwood depart for the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, a young cousin of the Queen bemoans the fate of those left behind, and especially hers – for love’s arrows have pricked her heart.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: Angst
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 2-Second Age: the Last Alliance
Warnings: None
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 694    |    Read Count: 920
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/30/13    |    Published: 01/30/13
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The Clayhanger-Took Nuptials by Dreamflower

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Sometimes two people are not quite in love the same way. (Written for the February 2013 LOTR GFIC challenge, "The Dark Side of Love")

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Fortinbras II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Lalia (Clayhanger)
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Family
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 303    |    Read Count: 725
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/17/13    |    Published: 02/17/13
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