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Apple Bruised Makes Apple Pie by Marta

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After being injured at the end of the Five Armies, Bilbo receives some much needed care. For Shirebound

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: Thorin and Company, Elf: Galion, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Angst, Drama, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: Laketown, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, The Lonely Mountain
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2658    |    Read Count: 940
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/15/13    |    Published: 11/15/13
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Lords of the West by Marta

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Olwe and Fingolfin had more cause than most to resent the Valar's tendency to leave dark lords unchallenged. A meditation on courgae, tragedy, and divine inaction.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, Elf: Fingolfin, Elf: Olwë
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: Númenor, Undying Lands
Times: 1-First Age: middle, 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4279    |    Read Count: 310
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/23/13    |    Published: 03/23/13
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When We Were Very Young by Marta

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"And it came to pass that Tar-Palantir grew weary of grief and died. He had no son, but a daughter only, whom he named Míriel in the Elven-tongue; and to her now by right and the laws of the Númenóreans came the sceptre. But Pharazôn took her to wife against her will..." (The Akallabeth)

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Númenórean: Ar-Pharazôn, Númenórean: Elendil, Númenórean: Tar-Míriel
Genres: Character study, Drama, Friendship
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 5. mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2102    |    Read Count: 740
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/15/13    |    Published: 03/15/13
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The Downfall by Marta

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"Nine ships there were: four for Elendil, and for Isildur three, and for Anarion two; and they fled before the gale out of the twilight of doom into the darkness of the world. [...] And all the coasts and seaward regions of the western world suffered great change and ruin in that time; for the seas invaded the lands, and shores foundered."

Categories: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Númenórean: Anárion, Númenórean: Meneldil
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Family, Gapfiller, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Gondor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 871    |    Read Count: 159
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/15/13    |    Published: 03/15/13
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The King Has Come Unto His Hall by Marta

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After the Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo and Gloin consider legend's due.

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Fili, Dwarf: Glóin, Dwarf: Kili, Dwarf: Thorin Oakenshield, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1928    |    Read Count: 1197
Completed: No    |    Updated: 03/10/13    |    Published: 03/10/13
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The Days of Men by Marta

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"Behold the king!" Faramir's perspective on Aragorn's coronation.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Ioreth, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1252    |    Read Count: 1073
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/13    |    Published: 03/06/13
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That Which They Defend by Marta

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"Isildur gave this counsel to Meneldil, that the King should visit the hallow from time to time, and especially when he felt the need of wisdom in days of danger or distress; and thither also he should bring his heir, when he was full-grown to manhood, and tell him of the making of the hallow, and reveal to him the secrets of the realm and other matters that he should know." Faramir tries to follow an ancient custom, with some difficulty.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Elboron, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Hurin of the Keys
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Family, Vignette
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1536    |    Read Count: 1103
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/05/13    |    Published: 03/05/13
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Fifteen Characters Meme by Marta

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A collection of stories involving our favorite Gondorians and Rohirrim, written for my fifteen characters meme over at LJ.

 

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Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Rohirrim: Éomer, Rohirrim: Éowyn, Rohirrim: Théoden, Rohirrim: Theodred
Genres: Anthology, Character study, Childhood, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Ithilien, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3    |    Word count: 3908    |    Read Count: 2905
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/28/11    |    Published: 06/22/11
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Ea by Marta

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"What do you think science is, at its root, but the pursuit of the spark that birthed the cosmos? We would be heretics, each and every one, were there room for heresy in truth." A conversation between Celebrimbor and Sauron in Eregion.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, Elf: Celebrimbor, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Drama, Family, Friendship, Short story, Vignette
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1271    |    Read Count: 1306
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/04/11    |    Published: 06/04/11
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Feature Marta's Mathoms - BMEM 2011 by Marta

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A series of stories written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2011.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, As a Group: Easterlings, As a Group: Edain, As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Noldor, As a Group: Orcs, As a Group: Rohirrim, As a Group: Sons of Fëanor, Dwarf: Glóin, Dwarf: Thorin Stonehelm, Edain: Barahir, Edain: Tuor, Elf: Aredhel, Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Celegorm, Elf: Círdan, Elf: Elemmakil, Elf: Elu Thingol, Elf: Eöl, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Elf: Gil-galad, Elf: Maedhros, Elf: Maeglin, Elf: Maglor, Elf: Pengolodh, Elf: Thranduil, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Nob, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad, Númenórean: Ar-Pharazôn, Númenórean: Elendil, Númenórean: Isildur, Númenórean: Tar-Míriel, Other: Melian, Other: Nazgûl/Black Riders/Ringwraiths, Rohirrim: Theodred
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Anthology, Character study, Childhood, Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Gapfiller, Humor, Recipe fic, Romance-het, Short story, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Arnor, Beleriand, Eregion/Hollin, Laketown, Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great, Mordor: Barad-dûr, Númenor, Tharbad, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 1-First Age: middle, 1-First Age: late, 1-First Age: the War of Wrath, 2-Second Age: late, 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 5. mild sexual content, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 37    |    Word count: 24843    |    Read Count: 2329
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/26/11    |    Published: 03/03/11
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Health Care in Gondor and Rohan by Marta

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What would health care have looked like in Gondor and Rohan? Tolkien doesn’t tell us much, but what he does say provides good food for thought. (Beta: annmarwalk)

Categories: Unfinished Tales, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Gondorians, As a Group: Rohirrim
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Gondor, Rohan: Edoras, Rohan: Helm's Deep
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2306    |    Read Count: 1860
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/22/11    |    Published: 01/22/11
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Strange Fates by Marta

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Marrying off a son should have been the most difficult part of that evening. After the wedding, Lothiriel learns something about her other son.

(While this story is thoroughly gen, it does deal with the theme of homosexuality.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Gondorian: Lothíriel of Dol Amroth
Genres: None
Places: Rhûn, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: Advent 2010 Series, Only a Woman II
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 3224    |    Read Count: 2889
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/28/10    |    Published: 12/28/10
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When Winter First Begins to Bite by Marta

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Several years after the War of the Ring, Eowyn seeks out an old healer-woman to whom she owes a debt of gratitude.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Ioreth, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Family, Friendship, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: Advent 2010 Series, Only a Woman II
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 3345    |    Read Count: 4631
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/20/10    |    Published: 12/20/10
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Those Who Cannot by Marta

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A pregnant Finduilas, looking forward to the birth of her own child, finds herself wondering why her son deserves a brighter future than other mothers' sons. A look at social justice in Gondor.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Romance-het
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Advent 2010 Series, Only a Woman II
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1873    |    Read Count: 2328
Completed: No    |    Updated: 12/12/10    |    Published: 12/12/10
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In the Depths of Winter by Marta

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Aragorn, as the new king of Gondor and Arnor Reunited, ushered in a new age of peace - and, Gondor quite naturally hoped, the beginnings of a new dynasty. But just because something is expected does not mean it will come easily. (Arwen-centric.)

(Beta: annmarwalk)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Angst, Family, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: Advent 2010 Series, Only a Woman II
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 788    |    Read Count: 2428
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/09/10    |    Published: 12/09/10
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Dream a Little Dream by Marta

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A man as austere as Denethor is not given to romance. How exactly did things begin with him and Finduilas?

(Beta: annmarwalk)

 

Categories: Unfinished Tales, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Genres: Romance-het
Places: Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1490    |    Read Count: 2686
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/10    |    Published: 08/02/10
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A Question of History by Marta

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Pippin and Sam discuss a rather puzzling passage from the Red Book.

(Betas: annmarwalk, Dreamflower, and Linda Hoyland.)

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1702    |    Read Count: 2930
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/31/10    |    Published: 07/31/10
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Only a Woman by Marta

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A glimpse into life among Ithilien's first family. Because even the most well-born daughters cannot always behave themselves. (Beta: Annmarwalk)

Categories: History of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Elboron, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Family, General
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1603    |    Read Count: 3016
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/28/10    |    Published: 07/28/10
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Pelendur's Folly by Marta

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Every story has two sides. A long-lost letter between two lords of the reunited Gondor and Arnor sheds new light on the established history.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian: Elphir, Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Annúminas, Gondor, Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 3-Third Age: middle, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1384    |    Read Count: 2153
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/15/10    |    Published: 07/15/10
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Fire and Smoke by Marta

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"Thereafter the fire and smoke went up without ceasing; for the power of Sauron daily increased, and in that temple, with spilling of blood and torment and great wickedness, men made sacrifice to Melkor." (Akallabeth)

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Númenóreans, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Angst, Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Drama, Family, Short story, Vignette
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: 2. mild violence, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 1438    |    Read Count: 327
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/14/10    |    Published: 07/14/10
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Shoulder the Sky, My Lad by Marta

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In Rivendell, Gimli and Boromir spend some time below stairs.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1041    |    Read Count: 1587
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/12/10    |    Published: 07/12/10
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Forty Days by Marta

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Estel has journeyed far - journeyed too far, and seen too much.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Angst, General, Poetry, Remix
Places: Eriador, Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Harad, Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Eating Stones
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 493    |    Read Count: 1442
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/20/10    |    Published: 03/20/10
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The Summons by Marta

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Halbarad receives Galadriel's summons to bring the Grey Company to Rohan.

(A double drabble - exactly 200 words.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Northern Dúnedain: Halbarad
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 404    |    Read Count: 2450
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/15/09    |    Published: 08/15/09
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The Road Goes Ever On by Marta

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After the long-expected party, Bilbo finds himself being swept away once more.

(A double-drabble - exactly 200 words.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Dwarves, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 408    |    Read Count: 2493
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/15/09    |    Published: 08/15/09
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Mathoms by Marta

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One autumn night in Rivendell, Aragorn pays a visit to Bilbo.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 672    |    Read Count: 1416
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/15/09    |    Published: 08/15/09
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