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Biography:   I am a special education teacher who has recently taken to aiding adults with disabilities. I first read "The Lord of the Rings" at the age of thirteen, and here I am, forty-plus years later, still doing so.
bullet A Holiday Feast by Larner Last Updated: 12/17/2014
An Advent calendar of drabbles for 2014. Bilbo Baggins intends to make the coming Yule unforgettable, snowing food and raining drink for the Yule feast he intends to share with all and sundry! Heh!
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 17 Published: 12/1/2014
bullet Beneath Strange Stars by Larner Last Updated: 11/25/2014
A new series that goes beyond the Fellowship and its times.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 11/4/2010
bullet Stirring Rings by Larner Last Updated: 11/20/2014
Five were sent to teach and cajole, but one thought to rule, causing contention amongst the Istari. The making (and breaking) of Wizards. Beta by Fiondil.
Rating: R Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 40 Published: 8/17/2006
bullet Another Moment of your Time by Larner Last Updated: 11/20/2014
A second collection of Frodo-centric fics.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 73 Published: 1/19/2010
bullet From Wilderness to Cities White by Larner Last Updated: 11/19/2014
A new collection of stories involving the Fellowship and the world they knew.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 51 Published: 9/21/2010
bullet Enter the Ranger by Larner Last Updated: 11/6/2014
How might Aragorn have returned to his own people after his foster father told him his true name, heritage, and expected role in the future of Middle Earth?
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 5/25/2014
bullet Judging Mud Pies by Larner Last Updated: 10/28/2014
Hamfast Gamgee wasn't certain about joining in as the Bagginses agreed to judge some mud pies, but found himself glad he did.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/28/2014
bullet Between Green Door and Gold Ring by Larner Last Updated: 10/2/2014
To be a repository for Bilbo-centered stories set in the years before Frodo came to Hobbiton to become the heir to the Master of Bag End and the Hill.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 23 Published: 8/10/2008
bullet Words of Explanation by Larner Last Updated: 9/10/2014
A series of musings on what has inspired me to write as I have; will include at least exerpts from the author's notes from stories I've written as well as some essays I've written for one purpose or another.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 6 Published: 4/25/2010
bullet In Empty Lands by Larner Last Updated: 6/11/2014
To reflect the experiences of the Fellowship, mostly as seen through the eyes of Boromir, son of Denethor. Title taken from the lament sung by Aragorn and Legolas as Boromir's funeral boat is committed to Rauros Falls and the river.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 29 Published: 10/26/2008
bullet Through the Eyes of Maia and Wizard by Larner Last Updated: 3/28/2014
Gandalf-centric stories, begun to hold those tales generated by the prompts for the 2012 Back to Middle Earth Month Challenges, and now continuing on as the muse moves me.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 20 Published: 3/4/2012
bullet Might Have Beens by Larner Last Updated: 2/16/2014
Finally, the collection of stories that might have been, had only one or two elements been changed.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 4/11/2007
bullet Not Gonna Happens by Larner Last Updated: 9/18/2013
Lord of the Rings meets situations not ordinarily met, situations with a bit of blurring about the edges, perhaps? Some stories of events that didn't happen, thank Eru.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 16 Published: 3/19/2007
bullet Guarding from Afar by Larner Last Updated: 8/23/2013
In March of 1419, S.R., Lotho's Big Men had a few very--interesting--encounters. It appears that the Shire has two very exceptional defenders from afar!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/23/2013
bullet The Time of Probing by Larner Last Updated: 8/22/2013
It was several days after their arrival in Rivendell before Elrond was able to remove the shard from Frodo's shoulder. Those days as experienced from Sam's point of view.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 7/1/2013
bullet Light on the Way by Larner Last Updated: 8/6/2013
On the death of the King Elessar and the Lady Arwen. Rated for character deaths and the treatment of bodies. A work in progress.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 14 Published: 11/20/2004
bullet Recognition by Larner Last Updated: 5/7/2013
It is long since he has had commerce with his own people. Can he now think to look upon the children of his remaining fosterling and yet escape notice?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/7/2013
bullet Desiring the Downfall by Larner Last Updated: 3/19/2013
Sohrabi of Harad hoped one day to see his land freed of its ties to Mordor and its dread Lord. Each of these is written for Back To Middle Earth Month 2013. Based on the Harad and characters established in "Lesser Rings."
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 7 Published: 3/14/2013
bullet Forging for Protection and Defense by Larner Last Updated: 6/11/2012
He studied in Tirion in the forges of Mahtan and Lord Aule himself, but followed his chosen lord to Middle Earth to find his destiny. Perhaps his most memorable achievements were the forging of a particular suit of armor, and his advice, supervision, and participation in the reforging of a famous blade created by a greater smith than he was himself. Was it worthwhile? Can he ever look to accept forgiveness for his part in the rebellion of the Noldor? Inspired by the armor worn by Elendil a
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 5/30/2012
bullet The Tower of the Cunning Mind by Larner Last Updated: 2/18/2012
Once he was granted the tower of Orthanc as a dwelling, Saruman found his life taking a decided turn. But was it indeed for the better as he thought it? Written for the Tolkien Weekly Hairdressing Challenge. For Rhapsody the Bard and Linaewen for their birthdays.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 7/3/2011
bullet A Festival of Lights by Larner Last Updated: 1/21/2012
Light has ever been a part of Ėa. A cycle for Hannukah.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 8 Published: 12/21/2011
bullet Lessons for a Young Hobbit by Larner Last Updated: 12/26/2011
Frodo Baggins, newly returned to Hobbiton as Bilbo's ward, begins his new studies under the old Hobbit's tutelage. And what lessons they will be! My Advent Calendar for 2011.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 26 Published: 12/2/2011
bullet Murder Most Foul by Larner Last Updated: 9/16/2011
Faced with a restrained plea from a woman of Anórien to send someone to investigate the trial that has left her son condemned to hang and two other youths to spend the remainder of their lives in hard labor, the new King of Gondor sends a deputation to investigate the murders of three small boys to find out just how many lives were destroyed two days before Midsummer the preceding year. Written for the Big Bang Challenge.
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 29 Published: 8/3/2011
bullet Fences and Dreams by Larner Last Updated: 7/4/2011
As the King considers means by which Arnor might be rid of the wights that haunt Tyrn Gorthad, he finds advice from Tom Bombadil and aid from unexpected sources. Perhaps not banishment, but.... My Independence Day offering for 2011.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/4/2011
bullet Fighting Dragons by Larner Last Updated: 6/6/2011
Drabble pairs on which Samwise Gamgee ponders the dangerous beasts he learns of from Mr. Bilbo's stories, both pre-quest and after he's actually encountered them. Inspired by the Tolkien Weekly "Fell Beasts" challenges. Beta by RiverOtter.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 5/20/2011
bullet Weaving Dreams by Larner Last Updated: 5/13/2011
Once Pearl Took looked to marry Frodo Baggins, and her mother was overjoyed at the prospect. A drabble series inspired by the Tolkien Weekly "Tangled Web" challenges.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 4/9/2011
bullet A Journey through Arda by Larner Last Updated: 4/1/2011
To house the ficlets written for the 2011 B2MEM challenges. This will wind probably through all the ages of Arda as well as throughout its geography. Shall we see where the prompts take us? Beta by RiverOtter.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 28 Published: 3/4/2011
bullet Washed Clean by Larner Last Updated: 2/26/2011
Bilbo Baggins watches his beloved Frodo come alive again on Tol Eressėa. A drabble series inspired by the Tolkien Weekly "Water" prompts. Cues: rain, ice and snow, puddle, fountain, river, lake, tears, the sea, drink. For Ellynn and Armariel for their birthdays. Beta by RiverOtter.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 1/25/2011
bullet Or Perchance, When the Last Little Star by Larner Last Updated: 1/12/2011
Lynessė of Pinnath Gelin's mother has ambition for her daughter, who after all is no longer a young girl. But will the silver gown be enough to attract the attention of a lord worthy of Lynessė? A tale that is continuing to grow in the telling to my consternation. A romance.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 9 Published: 12/30/2008
bullet The Potter's Shed by Larner Last Updated: 1/1/2011
A series of true drabbles involving young Pippin learning about the crafting of pottery from a great aunt. Written for the Tolkien Weekly challenges based on terms used in pottery. For SugarAnnie for her birthday. Beta by RiverOtter.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 11/11/2010
bullet Estel Counts by Larner Last Updated: 12/25/2010
Since There and Back Again has offered no Advent Calendar challenge, I find I must craft my own. Young Estel of Imladris counts his blessings.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 25 Published: 12/2/2010
bullet Lalia Took's Pride by Larner Last Updated: 10/26/2010
A series of drabbles featuring Lalia Took. Written originally in response to the Tolkien Weekly "Seven Deadly Sins" challenge. For Pearl Took on her birthday. Beta by RiverOtter.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 9/20/2010
bullet Flower of the Wave -- a Remix story by Larner Last Updated: 10/3/2010
Written as a remix of part one of Anemone: "Dolphins" by Armariel. Bryseluthea was a creature of the Sea and subject of Lord Ulmo. How was it he convinced her to even consider the mortal Frodo Baggins as a possible mate? The title was chosen by Armariel herself, and is the translation of the dear-name by which Ulmo calls his vassal.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/3/2010
bullet Neath Anor, Ithil, and Gil by Larner Last Updated: 9/12/2010
A collection for those stories I feel don't quite fit with the others.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 101 Published: 11/3/2006
bullet Grace and Memory by Larner Last Updated: 7/4/2010
How does one respond when admonished of the White Tree, but it is only a tree when all is said and done? Five vignettes.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 6/22/2010
bullet Bilbo's Shire, A to Z by Larner Last Updated: 6/30/2010
A series of drabbles that reflect Bilbo's experiences within the Shire. Dedicated to FrodoSweetStuff and Cathleen.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 27 Published: 6/4/2010
bullet A Deck of Heroes by Larner Last Updated: 6/15/2010
To contain the ficlets generated by this year's There and Back Again Advent prompts. This year we are to write to the archetypes brought to mind by the cards of the Tarot deck. Dedicated to Virtuella, in thanks for much excellent advice!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 26 Published: 12/1/2009
bullet Moments in Time by Larner Last Updated: 1/18/2010
A place for some of my short stories, mostly Frodo-centric.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 101 Published: 8/13/2005
bullet A Treasure Restored by Larner Last Updated: 7/30/2009
For some years Faramir of Gondor has had in his possession two books that had apparently come to Gondor from the far north, and now he believes they should go to the new King, perhaps as a wedding gift of sorts. Some details come from Or Perchance, when the First Little Star...".
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/30/2009
bullet Passover and Pilgrimage by Larner Last Updated: 6/23/2009
During the visit of Sam, Rosie, and Elanor to Gondor in 1442 S.R., a new series of memorials was unveiled in Ithilien to mark the occasion and to serve as a trail of pilgrimage for those seeking to better appreciate the travails of those who brought about the victory over Sauron. But Merry wished more--to follow Frodo's steps all the way to the Mountain itself, to where Death itself passed over Frodo and Sam. How has Mordor changed in twenty-three years, and can such a journey bring peace?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 6/9/2009
bullet Only a Second or Two by Larner Last Updated: 3/30/2009
A series of drabbles for the 2009 Back to Middle Earth Month challenges. Beta by RiverOtter.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 31 Published: 3/1/2009
bullet The Wind Changes by Larner Last Updated: 3/16/2009
It is March 15th, 3019 T.A., and those who had comprised the Fellowship of the Ring find that the scent of despair can be dispersed by a shift in the winds of the world. Written for the LOTR-Community-Gfic "Ides of March" challenge. Thanks ever to RiverOtter for the beta. Some dialogue taken directly from The Lord of the Rings.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 3/16/2009
bullet The Tenant from Staddle by Larner Last Updated: 1/14/2009
When Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee were ennobled on the Field of Cormallen, Gondor and Arnor granted them lands held in the King's name for their maintenance in keeping with the customs of the lands. And now a farmer formerly from Staddle learns he must have permission from the Lord Iorhael in order to remain where he has begun excavating a new smial and setting up a farm for himself and his family.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 37 Published: 9/23/2006
bullet Wherever the Prompt Might Lead by Larner Last Updated: 12/25/2008
A series of ficlets for the 2008 Advent Calendar, each a hundred fifty words. A new element must be added day by day. bottle, wharf, violin, moon, monkey, fork, hole, lock, sheet, pendant, crystal, cookie, letter, money, tail, chair, bread, seed, peach, snow, rope, boat, baggage, candle
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 25 Published: 12/1/2008
bullet The First Snowfall of the Season by Larner Last Updated: 12/22/2008
The Valar offer Frodo Baggins a special dream as a midwinter gift one year.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/22/2008
bullet Unnatural Appetites? by Larner Last Updated: 9/30/2008
Some remarks made in the marketplace have left Frodo in a fury, and Aragorn seeks to set those who made them right....
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 9/30/2008
bullet Story Timeline by Larner Last Updated: 9/28/2008
A timeline for the stories I've published on this site.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 5 Published: 5/6/2006
bullet The Keys of the Realm by Larner Last Updated: 5/31/2008
The Battle of the Pelennor is over, and the folk of Minas Tirith must deal with the aftermath. Now the Keeper of the Keys watches the changes happen, finding himself preparing for the Return of the King to Gondor. Written for the Coronation Challenge on LOTR Community, and with special note to Raksha for the Faramir Creation Day Memorial; and for Radbooks for her birthday.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 5/11/2008
bullet The Farewell in Gondor by Larner Last Updated: 3/9/2008
AU--What if Frodo hadn't accompanied Sam, Merry, and Pippin back to the Shire--if the other Hobbits had become convinced it would be better he remain by Aragorn's side and had so convinced him? A look at how it MIGHT have played out....
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 2/20/2008
bullet A Maid Waiting by Larner Last Updated: 2/23/2008
Some who came to Minas Tirith did so in hopes of pursuing a larger ambition. For Systerien of Celebstrand in Dor-en-Ernil and Ivormil of Bidwell in Lossarnach, to find themselves in the presence of the King Returned served to put those ambitions into perspective. A sequel to "Vocabulary Lessons" in "Moments in Time."
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 11/20/2007
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