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Biography:   "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." - Flavia. I am the author of Moments of Grace and Spritual Warfare in The Lord of the Rings (WestBow Press). Get your copy here: http://ow.ly/ez2dT. I am also a FrodoandSam-aholic. I came to love these two and their wonderful love for each other through first the films and then the books. Thank you, Frodo, Sam, Professor, Elijah, Sean, Peter, Fran and Phillipa!! I am also completely addicted to the BBC Radio adaptation which really shows more vividly than anything the terrible cost to Frodo of carrying his cross all the way to Mordor. Thank you to Ian Holm for such a wonderful, heartbreaking portrayal of that, from innocent lad excited about fireworks to one nearly destroyed by torment and despair. I love that the first scene of Frodo in the films is reading a book - a hobbit after my own heart, a kindred spirit and another reason to love him. I have loved many people I have met through books and films, but none so like me - a writer and reader and dreamer, truly a soulmate. How did he got so breathtakingly beautiful? Must be God's grace shining through. I have hope he saw his Sam again and I know when he made it to heaven, he was reunited with everyone else he loved. The joy the professor must have to be standing with them. I look forward to expressing my own thanks, not only to him, but to Sam. And it will be so fun to meet Merry and Pippin! :) I’m having a ball writing about these marvelous hobbits and reading the reverent, loving interpretations of other emulators of the master storyteller. Through them, I have been given a greater love for them and their love for each other, a greater heartache for all they suffered and a deeper appreciation of what gentle, loving hearts they have and a deeper understanding of my self and my faith. My heart has been broken more than once and tears have come to my eyes. You can read many masterpieces on my website - http://www.knittedsouls.com. Namarie and God bless!
bullet Till We Have Faces Last Updated: 9/14/2014
Written for the LOTR GenFic Community September 2011 "Hit the Books" challenge in which we were given a title of a famous book to use as our title. This is from a book by C.S. Lewis, but otherwise is unrelated. The bunny that came out of this was what if Boromir’s funeral boat found the Straight Road and arrived at the Lonely Isle and his body remained incorrupt until after Frodo came. NOW CONTINUED! Faramir is also in the story, not so much a physical presence, but he is most definitely here.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 42 Published: 9/17/2011
bullet The First Return Last Updated: 10/6/2013
From the Tale of Years: 6 October 1419 - Frodo feels the first return of pain. Some of the Red Book is briefly quoted from. Take this as AU if you like or simply an expansion of what this time may have been like for Frodo, Gandalf, and the other hobbits.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/5/2013
bullet Scholarly Pursuits Last Updated: 10/4/2013
A collection of my non-fiction pieces. Some are old and some haven't been published here before.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 8/27/2011
bullet Antane's Anthology Last Updated: 10/1/2013
A place for all my hobbity ficlets. I'm putting the rating as is because there may be some angsty stuff now and then. There'll be primarily devoted to Frodo and Sam, though trust a Brandybuck and a Took to show up at times! No slash as always. Latest: A poem of Frodo and his thoughts of Celebrian in the West
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 41 Published: 2/14/2006
bullet Birthdays Last Updated: 9/22/2013
The Birthday celebrated three different times in Frodo's life. Of course also includes Bilbo. Sam and Merry appear as well, with a cameo by Pippin. No slash as always. Enjoy!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2013
bullet Now and For Always Last Updated: 5/19/2012
The beginning of a repository of all my celebrations of the love story of the knitted souls of Frodo and Sam. No slash of course. 2011 MEFA nominee!! Latest is from the LOTR GenFic Community "Bunny Hutch" challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 8 Published: 2/26/2009
bullet A Fork in the Road Last Updated: 4/14/2012
Queen Galadriel asked me some time ago for a story about Frodo's reaction after he learned what he said and did at the Fire. Well, here goes... (Gandalf is in it, Sam, Merry, and Pippin have cameos.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/14/2012
bullet Mighty Gifts Last Updated: 9/22/2011
My annual celebration of The Birthday! This is as the Four Travelers celebrate it after Frodo and Bilbo have gone West.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2011
bullet Great Expectations Last Updated: 9/19/2011
Faramir gives Frodo and Sam a guided tour of the library at Minas Tirith. An unsolicited entry into LOTR GenFic Community September 2011 “Hit the Books” challenge using a title of a famous book. This particular bunny was inspired by the fact that Linda Hoyland was given the title.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/19/2011
bullet A Conspiracy is Formed Last Updated: 9/3/2011
Merry's recruitment of Sam to keep an eye on Frodo pre-Quest.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/3/2011
bullet Six Last Updated: 9/3/2011
From the Great Tales August 2011 challenge to write a story in six words. I had a lot of fun here! No slash as always. (My apologies to all who are getting a slew of new chapter notices - I had no idea I wrote so many of these - they were quite addictive!) :)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 22 Published: 9/3/2011
bullet A Love Letter Last Updated: 8/27/2011
Set in my "Last Wish" AU in which Frodo reverts back to a innocent, joyful child-like state as a result of an October illness. In this story, he is reading from The Red Book, not realizing that he had actually lives those adventures himself. For the January 2011 LOTR Gen Community Potluck Challenge. No slash, of course.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/18/2011
bullet The Long Goodbye Last Updated: 8/9/2011
This is my Big Bang contribution. It is a companion piece to Via Dolorosa. This time it is post-Quest book-Frodo struggling to reconcile within himself movie-Frodo’s memories. Told from book-Frodo’s POV so please keep that mind when reading it and do not be jarred when things happen (most importantly that Frodo and Sam live together at Bag End) that do not happen in the films. No slash of course, but lots of angst and hobbity love. Enjoy!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/9/2011
bullet A Most Special Birthday Last Updated: 9/22/2010
The big day through Bilbo's eyes in Rivendell after the Quest. Nominated for a 2011 MEFA!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2010
bullet The Most Timid Hobbit Last Updated: 5/27/2010
In answer to the LOTR Gen Fic Community May challenge "Loose Ends". My element was to figure out what happened to Freddy Bolger from the time the other hobbits left to when the Black Riders showed up. Frodo and Sam have cameos. 2010 MEFA Winner of Second Place in Genres: Drama: Gapfiller! Thank you for all who voted!!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/27/2010
bullet The Letter Last Updated: 5/11/2010
Inspired by Agape4Gondor’s “Plain and Simple” in the "Attempts" series in which Sam writes a letter to Aragorn asking if he would be able to come to see if he can help Frodo who is still suffering after the Quest. No slash of course. AU. 1ST PLACE IN 2009 MEFA FOR INCOMPLETE AU'S!!!! Now at last complete.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 23 Published: 3/28/2009
bullet A Man of Quality Last Updated: 4/24/2010
An essay written for the LOTR Community April Non-fiction challenge that gives “A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality!” Nominated for a 2010 MEFA! And Third Place Winner in 2012 Tree and Leaf Award!!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 0 Published: 4/24/2010
bullet The Measure of Love Last Updated: 2/13/2010
An essay defending the purity of Sam's love for Frodo. An expanded/updated version of other one I wrote some years ago.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/13/2010
bullet Yule Light Last Updated: 1/1/2010
Frodo's first Yule in the West. Happy day, everyone!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/31/2009
bullet I have something to do before the end Last Updated: 7/12/2009
A non-fiction paper I did for the 2009 Tolkien Society Seminar "Journeys and Destinations" which I subtitled The Journey of Samwise the Stouthearted. Of course the brother of his heart figures in it too. :) Enjoy! **2/5/10 I have since added to the paper so enjoy again for the first time!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 0 Published: 7/12/2009
bullet More Sums with Sam Last Updated: 6/6/2009
Inspired by GamgeeFest's keepsake, "Sums with Sam" - fluffy angst, angsty fluff, whatever. :) Nominated for a 2011 MEFA!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/2/2009
bullet Memorials Last Updated: 5/25/2009
Frodo and Sam in the West on "Memorial Day". Pretty fluffy, some bit of angst, no slash.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/25/2009
bullet Moments of Grace Last Updated: 4/6/2009
It is still my hope and plan that this grow to be part of a whole series of moments of the Presence of God and His angels. NEW: Celebrating the birth of Samwise. (If you are searching just by character, be warned, I've chosen many who do not yet appear, but if this series does grow as I wish, then they will all be there eventually).
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 10/5/2008
bullet Inspiration Last Updated: 3/14/2009
From the Silmarillion Writers Guild challenge which I stumbled upon when looking at MEFA stories. "Your characters inspire you - what inspires them?" No slash as always. Just about everyone is going to appear. The chapter titles will generally reflect first the person giving the inspiration and then the person receiving it so some of the chapter titles may be the same and in some cases the people will be both giving and receiving inspiration (ie. coming chapters of Frodo and Sam).
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 7 Published: 11/24/2008
bullet Still A Jewel Last Updated: 3/14/2009
Elanor asks her Sam-dad an important question.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/10/2009
bullet Frodo's Last Shire Yule Last Updated: 1/1/2009
Another self-explaining title! This is my Yule gift to Elanor Silmarien who requested some angst and a lot of love. No slash as always. Happy Second Yule everyone! God bless you all in this new year. :)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/1/2009
bullet Yule on the Quest Last Updated: 12/31/2008
The title explains it all! My Yule gift to our beloved Queen Galadriel. Happy First Yule everyone! Mostly featuring hobbits, but also Glorfindel is there and Elrond and the rest of the Fellowship all make appearances. Starts out in Rivendell the day before they leave. No slash, lots of fluff, a teensy bit of angst. Enjoy! :)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/31/2008
bullet Would You Believe Where the Prompt Led? Last Updated: 12/27/2008
My second attempt at humor. This particular bunny woke me up in the middle of the night which is appropriate I suppose since it's inspired directly by Frodo's strange dreams in Larner's last chapter in "Wherever the Prompt May Lead" hence the title of mine here. Sam appears at the end. No slash. Have fun!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/27/2008
bullet Frodo's Garden Last Updated: 12/13/2008
There is more than one type of garden to tend and more than one gardener. Since two anonymous reviewers in the last year have mistaken my love stories for slash, I find it regretful but unfortunately necessary to start putting "no slash" warnings again.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/13/2008
bullet Frodo's Garden Last Updated: 12/13/2008
There is more than one type of garden to tend. Since two anonymous reviewers in the last year have mistaken my love stories for slash, I find it regretful but unfortunately necessary to start putting "no slash" warnings again.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 0 Published: 12/13/2008
bullet Frodo's Garden Last Updated: 12/13/2008
There is more than one type of garden to tend. Since two anonymous reviewers in the last year have mistaken my love stories for slash, I found it regretful but unfortunately necessary to start putting "no slash" warnings again.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 0 Published: 12/13/2008
bullet Birthday Memories Last Updated: 9/22/2008
Various hobbits, a Maia and a couple Elves recollect various birthdays of Frodo's.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2008
bullet Iluvatar's Gift Last Updated: 9/2/2008
I hope this isn't against the rules - a tribute to the Professor upon his acceptance of the Gift.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/2/2008
bullet No Last Updated: 8/30/2008
"All this last day Frodo had not spoken, but had walked half-bowed, often stumbling, as if his eyes no longer saw the way before his feet. Sam guessed that among all their pains he bore the worst, the growing weight of the Ring, a burden on the body and a torment to his mind." A glimpse into that torment. The Red Book is very briefly quoted/paraphrased from within the story.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/30/2008
bullet Nesting Last Updated: 8/26/2008
Nesting takes place in the fifth month of pregnancy or so I have been told, but this time it's Frodo's who has got it bad (and Rose some too) as he prepares Bag End for the birth of his niece. A good amount of fluff and some angst. A birthday mathom for our beloved Queen Galdadriel! Happy day, ammelda! Melinyel and God bless! *hugs*
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/25/2008
bullet The Fiat of Iluvatar's Children Last Updated: 7/26/2008
A paper I wrote for the 2008 Tolkien Society Seminar, "Freedom, Fate & Choice in Middle-earth". Starring Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Galadriel and Sam as they fulfill their vocations during the War of the Ring. Edited by our own beloved Queen Galadriel. Consider it a sneak preview of the book I am writing.:) Keep praying for that, please! Hantanyel and many hobbity hugs!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 0 Published: 7/26/2008
bullet Passing Through Last Updated: 7/23/2008
Frodo has some words of wisdom for his Sam after he learns that his brother will soon be with him, but with a broken heart now that Rose has died.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/23/2008
bullet A Secret Gate Last Updated: 7/13/2008
Frodo finds comfort in Rose and Sam his last day and night at Bag End before sailing West.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/12/2008
bullet Blessings Last Updated: 7/5/2008
Two shots of Frodo and Sam's life - one pre-Quest, one near the Quest's end - linked by fireworks. Pippin is also in the first one.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/5/2008
bullet Returned Gifts Last Updated: 7/2/2008
Frodo contemplates Sam's creative gifts after his memories return after the Quest.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/2/2008
bullet Memories Last Updated: 6/24/2008
An assortment of Sam's memories of his beloved master, from the time they were lads to reuniting in the West. Mostly fluff, but some angst. Enjoy!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/24/2008
bullet Memorial Day Last Updated: 5/26/2008
A few years after the War of the Ring, Aragorn reflects on his hobbit friends. Nominated for a 2010 MEFA! Thanks, Cousin! :)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/26/2008
bullet I Can't Last Updated: 4/28/2008
A tribute and a meditation on the power of perseverance shown by Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad, Endurance Beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable & on the power of tales. Originally inspired by Elanor Silmarien's birthday gift to me & then the hobbits themselves as they wrote down their part of the Story. "Stories we tell will cast their spell, now and for always." Hantanyel for the bunny, my dearest three, & you didn't even know you were giving it! *hugs* NOMINATED FOR A 2008 MEFA!!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/27/2008
bullet The Ties That Bind Last Updated: 3/29/2008
The autumn before Frodo leaves, Sam gets very sick and Frodo takes care of him. A belated birthday mathom from me to you all.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/29/2008
bullet First Yule Last Updated: 12/31/2007
Frodo and Sam's first Yule in the West. Happy Yule everyone! This is my gift to you all. :)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/31/2007
bullet Don't Go Where I Can't Follow Last Updated: 12/26/2007
A few post-Quest glimpses into Frodo and Sam's life, from shortly after they wake to their acceptance of the Gift in the West. A few days belated birthday gift for Elanor Silmarien. I hope you enjoy, dearest! :)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/26/2007
bullet The Best Birthday Last Updated: 9/22/2007
You didn't think I would miss The Day, did you? :) Fluff and more fluff!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2007
bullet Anniversaries Last Updated: 9/22/2007
This month marks my second anniversary of posting to this wonderful site. So here is a tale of second anniversaries in Frodo's life.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/22/2007
bullet Hide and Seek Last Updated: 9/3/2007
Well, I'm back! And I said I was done with fic for a while! Shows what I know. I blame Elanor Silmarien for writing about that game of Hide and Seek in her Aftermath story because guess what bunny ran out of its cage, batting its eyes at me? I don't know if it's really PG but it's pretty angsty.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/3/2007
bullet Home is Where the Heart Is Last Updated: 8/27/2007
Post-Quest Frodo and Sam and a bit of Rose. Set in my "Last Wish" AU. A good bit of fluff, some angst. For our beloved queen's birthday. :) My apologies to any who have marked me as an author to get story alerts from who are now going to get this alert twice, but I've finally figured out my formatting problem and it should be a heck of a lot easier to read now!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/26/2007
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