September 23, S.R. 1401 by Dreamflower

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March 10, 2011 Challenge:

Start a story or poem with Charles Dickens' famous opening line from A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." (If you're creating a piece of artwork for this challenge, use this line as your theme or title.)

September 23, S.R. 1401

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.  He'd read that in some old book of lore, in tales of great cities of Men and Elves, the glory and strife found in them. How could times be both "best" and "worst"?  Here in the Shire, hobbits had their humdrum lives; only hobbits who went Outside found glory.  But the phrase came unbidden, thinking of yesterday: it was the best of times, a party of special magnificence.  Yet for him it was the worst of times, for now he was bereft of the one he loved most.

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