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Biography:   I have been immersed in this mythology for what seems like my entire life, but I have just discovered fan fiction.

I am more surprised than I can say to find myself writing prose, and showing it outside my household. Every single time I do it, I expect it to be the last time!

Fileg, my writing name, is the Sindarin word for a small bird. My husband is one of those wonderful men who can appreciate a feeder full of bright colored feathers, but does not give his heart to flash. He loves the little brown birds who stay, shivering with you, through the winter when you really need them. I am happy to be the little brown bird that came, still wild - but willing, into his hands.

I have a Celtic brain and tend to think and express myself in triads, which are quite noticable in my writing.

Jim and I have a website where you can see his art as well as our stories -- Gryphonsmith.com

I have been reading Lord of the Rings since 1963... sometimes compulsively.

The hardest thing for me to understand is how Book 2 - The Ring Goes South - can be my favorite section of the work, when my favorite character without doubt is Faramir, bursting with strength and integrity.

I can still remember how powerful it was to first encounter the golden heart of Middle Earth's sensitive new age warrior. Without undermining his ability to face down what he was there to do, Faramir had not surrendered his heart to war. I read this for the first time at the height of Viet-nam, and everyone I knew had taken an emotional side. I was a hippy peacenik myself. But Faramir's pragmatic mind and his loving heart reached off the page and forced me to confront his honor and his truth.

His simple avowal about not using falsehoods to ensnare your enemy was a lightning bolt across the propaganda so prevelant at that time. I have never lost the moment.



bullet Collaboration by fileg Last Updated: 11/6/2004
Faramir and Boromir work together to insure that someone is sent on the quest for Faramir's dream. Written for the Tag-Team Challenge at Henneth Annun with faramir_boromir
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/6/2004
bullet Tides by fileg Last Updated: 10/21/2003
Sometimes falling in love requires you to leave your home and your old life behind. Two journal entries in the hand of Lothiriel of Dol Amroth.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/21/2003
bullet All These Wore Wings by fileg Last Updated: 10/3/2003
Images of the Fall of Gondolin haunt a small boy in another White City. Young Boromir and Faramir sail some boats.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/3/2003
bullet Gifts of Life by fileg Last Updated: 8/11/2003
Merry and Gimli discuss traditions as they craft wedding presents for the king.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet quel fara by fileg Last Updated: 8/8/2003
A ranger and his dog - the bonds that form between species with different life-spans.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/8/2003
bullet How Do I Love Thee... by fileg Last Updated: 8/6/2003
Love takes many forms - here are some of my love poems from Arda
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Jewel of the Hunt by fileg Last Updated: 8/6/2003
poetry -- a terzanelle for Faramir
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Telling The Bees by fileg Last Updated: 8/6/2003
Based on a Celtic superstition - Sam tells the bees there has been a change at Bag End.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Home By Morning by fileg Last Updated: 8/6/2003
A love poem from the heart of war that became a Nursery Rhyme to scare the daylights out of the little ones when you tuck them in.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Breathe by fileg Last Updated: 8/6/2003
Faramir and Boromir - a series of meetings in the River Anduin.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Singing In The Face Of Death by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Poetry -- An unnamed Bard of Rohan remembers Hirgon of Gondor.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet As Truly As The Arrow Flies by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Faramir recalls how his grandfather taught him about the stars.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet All Of Them, Together by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Boromir and Thorongil, singing and an honorable surrender.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Finduilas by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
The Denethor Poetry II: This is a love poem that was written too late - a villanelle for Finduilas...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Ascension by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Denethor Poetry -- A terzanelle that questions the futile nature of waiting for redemption.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet River of Fallen Stars by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Winter Solstice by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Elrond reflects as the fellowship leaves Rivendell
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Halbarad by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Halbarad bears the standard of the king on the Paths of the Dead
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet Slouching Toward Gondolin by fileg Last Updated: 8/5/2003
Riding to Gondolin in the belly of an iron beast - a moment in the mind of a first-age orc.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003