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Biography:   I've been reading LOTR on an annual basis since I was ten years old, so that means that I've read it through one end to the other 37 times, not counting all the other times that I've picked it up and read portions of it when the mood caught me, or when I was researching something for my fics. I'm a latecomer to LOTR fanfic, as I admit that after my experiences in reading fanfics from other sources, that I doubted that anyone could write LOTR fics that could be as satisfying as the original. Well, I'm thrilled to have been proven wrong by the wonderful writers of this site. :)
bullet Thirty Drabbles Hath November 2011 by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/20/2011
A collection of 30 true drabbles about various characters - canon and original - set in various times and places in Middle-earth, inspired by prompts provided by my friends. Nov 18 - Feast. Sometimes there can be too much food even for hobbits! Nov 19 - Dream, Dust and Dread. Bilbo Baggins, the morning after the Unexpected Party, before Gandalf came to fetch him. Nov 20 - So, Where Were You? Pippin has a question for Merry.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 20 Published: 11/1/2011
bullet Dear Estella: an epistolary story by Rhyselle Last Updated: 6/20/2011
In Celeritas’ fic, “Daughters of Jerusalem”, Estella Bolger finally agrees that Merry could write to her. He took her at her word. Written for the LOTR GFIC Community's Remix Challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/20/2011
bullet Rhyselle Goes Back to Middle-earth by Rhyselle Last Updated: 6/16/2011
A collection of my ficlets and drabbles, including those for the Silmarillion Writers Guild's Back to Middle-earth Month challenges for 2010. #3 - Windchimes. A Noldo creates beauty out of something broken. Inspired by a poem by Glenda Mitchel Palmer.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 3/6/2010
bullet Rhyselle's Library by Rhyselle Last Updated: 4/5/2011
A place to collect my LOTR and SIL ficlets and drabble-length bits which are too short to post alone. #29 - "Hesitation" - a birthday drabble with the Sons of Elrond for Dancingkatz.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 29 Published: 3/22/2008
bullet Across Arda's Ages by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/30/2010
For NaQuaWriMo (National Quality Writing Month) this year, I am trying to continue my past practice of writing true drabbles set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Arda. These will span the scope of his creation, from the Timeless Halls where Eru dwells, through the Ages until the Dagor Dagorath--the Final Battle which precedes the renewal of Arda at the end of time, as the muse directs. UPDATED: #30 - Succession (TA 3019, August, Edoras, Rohan).
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 30 Published: 11/3/2010
bullet Arrival in Avallone by Rhyselle Last Updated: 6/9/2010
Elladan and Elrohir finally sail West and arrive in Tol Eressea. A drabble series.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/9/2010
bullet Elves Don't Celebrate Yule by Rhyselle Last Updated: 12/30/2009
Written as a LOTR_Community Yule Exchange Fic. The first winter solstice after the Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion, Elros has a secret plan that he is hiding from everyone, even his brother. Starring Elros, Elrond, Maglor, Maedhros, and a few minor OCs.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/30/2009
bullet Of Elves, Men and Peredhil by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/30/2009
A place to collect my 2009 NaQuaWriMo ficlets. This year the theme appears about Earendil and those elves, men and peredhil who touch on his life in some way or another. Nov 30 - "Reunion I and II" At the end of the Third Age, Elrond Half-elven arrives in the Blessed Realm. This series is now complete.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 30 Published: 11/1/2009
bullet Grief and Remembrance by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/11/2009
In honor of Remembrance/Veterans Day 2009. Thranduil mourns those lost during the long fight against the Enemy. In honor of all those who have served; those who returned safely, those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and especially, those whose fates we still do not know.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/11/2009
bullet Beating Down the Pain by Rhyselle Last Updated: 3/19/2009
Written for the B2MeM Prompt 17: "breaking stereotypes". 22-year-old Aragorn learns that the Dunedain are far more than just the grim and stern lords he came to know when they visited Imladris, and that his foster-brothers hadn't told him everything about themselves either.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/19/2009
bullet Adar Rhîw by Rhyselle Last Updated: 1/6/2009
The Tale of Years states that Bilbo visited Dale and the Lonely Mountain before returning to Imladris to settle there permanently. This is what happened to him during that visit, which I am postulating took place at Yule TA 3001. Written for the LOTR_Community_GFIC Yahoo group's Yule Exchange for Larner.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/6/2009
bullet A Teleri Treasury by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/30/2008
These drabbles and ficlets are my contributions to a challenge on Garden of Ithilien to write 100 words of beautiful, quality, polished prose every day of the month of November 2008. Originally called Rhyselle's Library Annex.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 19 Published: 11/1/2008
bullet Death in Darkness by Rhyselle Last Updated: 7/13/2008
What exactly happened at Formenos when the light of the Two Trees failed? When evil came, Finwe stood between it and his people. Character Death.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/13/2008
bullet Line of Heroes by Rhyselle Last Updated: 6/16/2008
Elladan and Elrohir have a surprise for their Adar in the library at Imladris. Written for the LOTR_Community_GenFic June "Father's Day" Challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/16/2008
bullet At the Last Minute by Rhyselle Last Updated: 12/24/2007
Gilraen is now beyond the Circles of Arda, Aragorn hasn't yet returned from his sojourn in Gondor, and in his absence, the Last Homely House is not celebrating the Mannish holiday of Yule. Then a pair of riders arrive the day before Yule, and plans change at the very last minute, thanks to a certain Prince of Mirkwood and a Balrog-Slayer.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/24/2007
bullet Thanksgiving by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/22/2007
A side story from my "Second Lives" tale, written just for the Thanksgiving Holiday as a thank you to the many authors here, particularly Fiondil, who have encouraged my writing.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2007
bullet Second Lives by Rhyselle Last Updated: 11/22/2007
In Fiondil's "Elf Interrupted," Glorfindel mentored the twin son's of Dior during his time in Mandos. Now, many years later, it is time for the young ones to be Reborn.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2007
bullet Knowing by Rhyselle Last Updated: 5/28/2007
This ficlet was directly inspired by Fiondil's wonderful saga, "Elf Interrupted" and was a belated "begetting day" present to him. Posted with his permission. One special night in Imladris, Glorfindel remembers something very important and very wonderful.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/28/2007
bullet Yule by Rhyselle Last Updated: 2/21/2007
Many years after the return of Merry and Pippin to the Shire, they recall a Gondorian tradition taught to them by a departed friend.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/21/2007
bullet A Wish for Yestare by Rhyselle Last Updated: 2/21/2007
A companion piece to "Mettare", Faramir and Denethor face the turning of the year without their beloved Boromir, as the Enemy's strength grows. But hope remains... Honorable Mention Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA) for Races: Men/Gondor.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/21/2007
bullet Mettare by Rhyselle Last Updated: 2/21/2007
Just prior to leaving Rivendell on the Ring Quest, Boromir teaches Merry and Pippin a Gondorian custom to celebrate the longest night of the year and the return of light.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/21/2007