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Stories by Zdenka

Secrets by Zdenka

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Two cousins on opposite sides of a river, and a shared secret. (Two drabbles. Celebrimbor/Maeglin.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Maeglin
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drabble or Drabble series, Romance-slash
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 199    |    Read Count: 68
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/27/16    |    Published: 09/27/16
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The Voice of the Waters by Zdenka

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Galadriel, testing the abilities of the Ring of Water, discovers an ancient power of the rivers.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Other: Goldberry
Genres: General, Short story
Places: Lothlórien, The Old Forest
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1718    |    Read Count: 361
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/27/16    |    Published: 09/27/16
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Writ in Water by Zdenka

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A series of seven drabbles about Nargothrond and those who became involved with its fate, based on a set of river-related prompts from Tolkien Weekly.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Curufin, Elf: Finduilas, Elf: Finrod Felagund, Elf: Gwindor, Elf: Lúthien, Elf: Orodreth, Original Female Character, Other: Huan the Hound
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 762    |    Read Count: 405
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/10/16    |    Published: 09/10/16
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The Tapestry by Zdenka

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Théodwyn struggles to finish one last work before she dies. She is aided by a spirit only she can see. (Théodwyn/Míriel Serindë)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Míriel, Rohirrim: Théodwyn
Genres: Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Rohan: Eastfold
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1275    |    Read Count: 516
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/16    |    Published: 08/01/16
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Drabbles: The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales by Zdenka

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Drabbles set during the First and Second Ages of Middle-earth. (100 words as counted by MS Word and AO3.)

(This drabble collection is now closed. For newer drabbles, please see part 2.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, Edain: Nienor, Elf: Celebrimbor, Elf: Finduilas, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Irimë Lalwende, Elf: Lúthien, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Nellas, Half-Elven: Elwing, Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner, Númenórean: Amandil, Númenórean: Erendis, Númenórean: Inzilbêth, Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Original Female Character, Other: Thuringwethil
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Gapfiller, General, Horror, Romance-het, Romance-slash
Places: Beleriand, Eregion/Hollin, Númenor, Undying Lands
Times: 1-First Age, 2-Second Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: Tolkien Drabbles
Chapters: 26    |    Word count: 2689    |    Read Count: 1285
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/16    |    Published: 07/18/14
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Under Unclouded Stars by Zdenka

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Samwise Gamgee's granddaughter Fíriel dreams of Cuiviénen under the stars. (Fíriel/Iminyë)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Iminyë, Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit
Genres: Romance-slash
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 391    |    Read Count: 523
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/16    |    Published: 07/21/16
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The Doom of Choice by Zdenka

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As Ar-Pharazôn’s fleet nears completion, two childhood friends must decide what to do. (Double drabble, OFC femslash.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Original Female Character
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Romance-slash
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 218    |    Read Count: 353
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/21/16    |    Published: 07/21/16
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Like the River Wandering by Zdenka

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Aredhel escapes from Nan Dungortheb and is aided by a daughter of the river.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Aredhel, Other: Goldberry
Genres: Alternate Universe, Hurt/Comfort, Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1497    |    Read Count: 388
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/19/16    |    Published: 07/19/16
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Song for Two Voices by Zdenka

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Írimë goes into exile and Elemmírë stays behind, but their thoughts are with each other, on the Ice or in the darkness. (A sequence of five drabbles.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Elemmírë, Elf: Irimë Lalwende
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Romance-slash
Places: Other place in Arda, Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age, 1-First Age: early
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 513    |    Read Count: 52
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/19/16    |    Published: 07/19/16
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Middle-earth Poetry by Zdenka

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Tolkien-related poetry on various subjects, mostly written for B2MeM.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: Edain, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Númenórean: Erendis, Númenórean: Inzilbêth
Genres: Angst, Drabble or Drabble series, General, Poetry, Romance-het, Romance-slash
Places: Lothlórien, Gondor, Númenor
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 8    |    Word count: 608    |    Read Count: 2111
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/17/16    |    Published: 07/21/14
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Oh Lift Me as a Wave by Zdenka

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Elwing and the wind. (There are powers in Arda that are not told of in the histories.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Half-Elven: Elwing, Númenórean: Elros, Original Female Character
Genres: Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2003    |    Read Count: 329
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/08/16    |    Published: 07/08/16
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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: 418
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/07/16    |    Published: 07/07/16
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Distractions by Zdenka

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Lalwen pays Elemmírë a sudden visit, trying to escape the growing divisions among the Noldor and her family. (250-word fixed-length ficlet, as counted by MS Word.)

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Elemmírë, Elf: Irimë Lalwende
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Romance-slash
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 0-Pre-First Age
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 270    |    Read Count: 379
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/21/16    |    Published: 06/21/16
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Hope in Her Words by Zdenka

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In the Houses of Healing, during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Ioreth and the woman she loves strengthen each other with unspoken words.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Ioreth, Original Female Character
Genres: Romance-slash
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 808    |    Read Count: 414
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/12/16    |    Published: 05/12/16
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When Arwen Sang by Zdenka

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Arwen's song in the night brings peace to Minas Anor. (Double drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 201    |    Read Count: 520
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/13/16    |    Published: 04/13/16
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Trust Not Blindly by Zdenka

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Idril has a troubling encounter with her cousin Maeglin on the morning of her betrothal to Tuor. (One-sided Maeglin/Idril, Idril/Tuor.)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Idril, Elf: Maeglin
Genres: Gapfiller, Romance-het
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 996    |    Read Count: 474
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/29/16    |    Published: 03/29/16
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A Song in the Darkness by Zdenka

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Maglor still makes music, and Maedhros listens, when it is all they have left.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maglor
Genres: General, Vignette
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: the War of Wrath
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 685    |    Read Count: 520
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/27/16    |    Published: 03/27/16
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A Lesson From History by Zdenka

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Boromir asks for the first time, though not the last, why his father is not King. (Quadruple drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor
Genres: Childhood, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 406    |    Read Count: 517
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/25/16    |    Published: 03/25/16
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Herbs and Heritage by Zdenka

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Aragorn visits Gilraen's house one final time after her death. (Triple drabble.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), General
Places: The Angle
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 307    |    Read Count: 399
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/25/16    |    Published: 03/25/16
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Tale of the Phantom Ship by Zdenka

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The women of Erendis’s household tell each other stories on a rainy day. (Or, a tale from New England retold in Númenor.)

Categories: Crossovers, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Erendis, Original Female Character
Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Romance-het
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 586    |    Read Count: 515
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/16    |    Published: 03/22/16
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A Theoretical Impossibility by Zdenka

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The learned scholar Rúmil of Tirion meets a Hobbit and shares his opinion about Dwarves.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Elf: Rumil of Tírion, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: General, Humor
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 551    |    Read Count: 719
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/22/16    |    Published: 03/22/16
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Lost and Found by Zdenka

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With the Silmaril lost, Maglor is driven by Elwing’s words to look for her children.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elrond, Númenórean: Elros
Genres: Angst, General
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: At the Havens of Sirion
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 676    |    Read Count: 428
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/16    |    Published: 03/20/16
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Hope For No Safety by Zdenka

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Elwing's defiance at the Havens of Sirion.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Maglor, Half-Elven: Elwing
Genres: Drama, General, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: At the Havens of Sirion
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1063    |    Read Count: 440
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/16/16    |    Published: 03/16/16
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Keep Memory Alive by Zdenka

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Dís wishes to know her home and her enemy.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Dís
Genres: General
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 419    |    Read Count: 440
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/16    |    Published: 03/06/16
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Threads of Gold by Zdenka

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Finduilas, recovering from her wound among the folk of Brethil, finds a young woman on Haleth's grave-mound, and fate is changed.

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin
Characters: Edain: Nienor, Elf: Finduilas
Genres: Alternate Universe, Romance-slash, Short story
Places: Beleriand
Times: 1-First Age: late
Warnings: 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2781    |    Read Count: 123
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/21/16    |    Published: 02/21/16
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