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Biography:   Long-time Tolkien fan. Author of reams of fanfic written during bouts of pneumonia, bronchitis, or just plain insomnia (some call it insanity, rather). "Chronology of Stories" entry has been updated with the info that previously took up too much space here in the "bio" field.
bullet The Fall Last Updated: 11/4/2004
Two stories using the same "opener"...the first features Smeagol and Deagol, in the days before the Ring. In the second, little Samwise gains another reason to look up to his Mr Frodo... Originally written for Marigold's Challenge #2.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 11/4/2004
bullet A Fistful of Flowers Last Updated: 9/8/2004
Another challenge. Take these words/phrases, and weave a story with them: A giant slug, green, tickle, tied up, Merry. Originally published in May 2003.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/8/2004
bullet Too Young Last Updated: 9/8/2004
Merry's thoughts after arriving at Cormallen. Originally published March 2003, slightly revised.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet StarFire Last Updated: 9/6/2004
During the confirmation of Peregrin Took as Thain, the gift sent by King Eomer of Rohan causes quite a stir. (Final chapter added.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 54 Published: 3/27/2004
bullet Change in the Weather Last Updated: 8/29/2004
Written for Marigold's challenge. Three stories, one set in Pre-Quest, one set during the Quest, and one set afterwards, all beginning with the same opener: Merry looked up at the sky anxiously. There was going to be a change in the weather, he had no doubt, and not for the better.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 8/14/2004
bullet Slightly Muddled Last Updated: 8/21/2004
Humour/angst. First published March 2003. From the original summary: Fondly dedicated to all those of us who've included American slang in our efforts all unwitting... (now COMPLETE in 8 chapters, imagine that. don't lynch me.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet Of Cake and Crumbs and Distant Dreams Last Updated: 8/20/2004
Frodo comforts Pippin with an old tradition. (For Marigold)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/20/2004
bullet Hopes Pinned Last Updated: 8/16/2004
Time is of the essence in this story of peril and rescue. Originally published March 2003.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet Duty Last Updated: 8/11/2004
Bergil was only ten during the siege of Minas Tirith and the Battle of the Pelennor, but he had to grow up quickly at that time... and afterward. (Begun early in February 2003.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 9 Published: 8/2/2004
bullet To Get To The Top Last Updated: 8/5/2004
Pippin tells stories during an enforced wait. (A "Young Steward" story, set after the Quest, before he became Thain of the Shire) Originally published in March 2003.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2004
bullet Aged to Perfection Last Updated: 8/2/2004
Companion story to "Birthday Present". Frodo's version of Merry's rescue, the day after Bilbo's infamous Birthday Party.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/2/2004
bullet Birthday Present Last Updated: 7/28/2004
A Genuine Shirebound Plot Bunny: The day after Bilbo leaves the Shire, Merry stays at Bag End helping Frodo distribute Bilbo's gifts and handle the crowds. That night, as Merry prepares for bed, he discovers in his room the wrapped gift that Bilbo left for him. Note: The original Chapter 4 has been carefully and painlessly removed and transplanted to its own new setting, entitled: Aged to Perfection. Thanks to the readers who commented on the "Reader Poll"!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 7/9/2004
bullet The Council of Elrond Last Updated: 7/19/2004
A Serious Scholarly Work, an Endeavor to cast this Great Event into Poetry and shorten its Length for the sake of the Gentle Reader, after the manner of Lindorien.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 7/19/2004
bullet Sword Play Last Updated: 7/2/2004
Faramir Took teaches Goldi a lesson--or is it the other way around?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/2/2004
bullet As the Gentle Rain Last Updated: 6/14/2004
Angst Warning. The Travellers return to Gondor for a visit, revisiting old haunts, stirring old memories, encountering old wonders and old dangers, and new ones. Complete: final chapter added. Awaiting editing.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 54 Published: 3/5/2004
bullet He Died With His Boots On Last Updated: 5/11/2004
What happens when hobbits celebrate with more enthusiasm than sense? Written for llinos on the occasion of her birthday. Happy Birthday!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/11/2004
bullet Cousins and Other Nuisances Last Updated: 4/28/2004
While awaiting a new arrival, young hobbits look for trouble... and find it.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/28/2004
bullet In the Fading of the Year Last Updated: 4/22/2004
Dream woven into wakening. Originally written for Marigold's Challenge 3. Warning: Character Death. (But it's as faithful to canon as possible, and seeks to leave you uplifted when you're done. Come celebrate, there's quite a wake in the making!)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/22/2004
bullet Angst Last Updated: 4/3/2004
Update: Chapter 4 posted, call it a late "April Fools'" present. I OD'd on angst in "Gentle Rain" and had to compensate. AU. Sort of. Draft. Comments welcome. [If you have something you'd like included, please let me know and I will try to work it in. Thank you.] Frodo overhears idle talk at the Prancing Pony and begins to suspect the existence of a conspiracy...
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 8/27/2003
bullet A Comedy of Merrys (or Much Ado About Merry) Last Updated: 3/30/2004
Not to compare myself to the Bard at all, I just like his way with titles. The eldest son of Mayor Sam is getting married. You are cordially invited... [Final chapter posted.]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 2/5/2004
bullet On a Lighter Note Last Updated: 3/18/2004
Placeholder for a future story.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 0 Published: 3/18/2004
bullet Runaway Last Updated: 3/4/2004
Faramir Took comes to terms with being the son of the Thain. Final chapter added; okay, one more in-between chapter added and last few chapers re-numbered. Sorry about that but there was a loose end that needed tying-up. Co-author: Jodancingtree
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 35 Published: 9/8/2003
bullet The One that Didn't Get Away Last Updated: 3/2/2004
Response to a challenge. Craft a story from these four unrelated terms: an old boot, a stale sandwich, a sudden cloudburst, and an earache. (Characters: Young Merry and young Pippin)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/2/2004
bullet Ripples in the Moonlight Last Updated: 2/27/2004
The eve before the day Frodo Baggins' life changed forever, his parents had momentous news. Written for Marigold's Challenge #1
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/27/2004
bullet On Solid Ground Last Updated: 2/24/2004
After an eternity of waiting, Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee are about to be married... but eternity may be closer than they think... [Final chapter posted: reader comments most welcome!]
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 20 Published: 2/2/2004
bullet Pearl of Great Price Last Updated: 2/8/2004
...in which the author attempts to put to rest all those rumours about Pearl Took, and her part in the sudden demise of Lalia the Fat... er, the Great.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 38 Published: 11/29/2003
bullet Shire: Beginnings Last Updated: 1/28/2004
How the Shire came to be. ("Beginnings" details the journey of the Fallohides across the Misty Mountains into the new land.) Once upon a time, Hobbits lived in harmony with Men, farming the upper vales of the Anduin. They lived so quietly, as a matter of fact, that none of the Great noticed them at all. (The Great are more likely to notice troublemakers than folk doing what they ought.) Times changed, a darkness crept over the land to shadow the hearts of Men, and some Little Folk made the
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 35 Published: 11/25/2003
bullet In the Eye of the Beholder Last Updated: 1/16/2004
Spear-song of an orc-chieftain of Khazad-dum. (Originally titled "Beauty")
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/16/2004
bullet Answering Machines of Middle-earth Last Updated: 12/30/2003
AU. Very definitely. If there were answering machines in Middle-earth, what kinds of messages would they hold? Let us listen in... (originally published in an LOTR email list in January 2003)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 8/19/2003
bullet Secrets Last Updated: 12/25/2003
For Dana, Merry Christmas! Frodo Baggins has a secret...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/25/2003
bullet Sunsets Last Updated: 12/6/2003
Feeling melancholy, I dashed off this little story of the last meeting of two old friends.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 12/2/2003
bullet A Small and Passing Thing Last Updated: 11/13/2003
Sequel to "The Rebel". The Healing of the Shire. Comprising chapters taken from the latter pages of the Red Book. *** Writing finished. Now undergoing editing. Comments welcome and will be duly considered. ***
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 72 Published: 9/30/2003
bullet Seal of Approval Last Updated: 11/4/2003
A humourous look at the trials and travails of looking after a younger cousin.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/4/2003
bullet Truth Last Updated: 10/18/2003
Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee might make a nice couple... but for the difference in their social status. Meanwhile, young Frodo Gamgee has trouble that only the Thain can resolve. (Sequel to "Where the Merlin Cries") Complete.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 24 Published: 8/24/2003
bullet At the End of His Rope Last Updated: 9/16/2003
In the seventh year of Thain Peregrin I, an overturned coach is the least of his problems... Sequel to "Down and Out" and "FirstBorn" (Complete and revised. This story contains my all-time favourite, of any chapter in any story I have written: Chapter 39, "Celebration") [Formatting problems are being dealt with as alert reader Miriel lets me know what she finds! Thanks, Miriel! Corrected footnote in "In Dreams" to reflect proper reference. Updated author's notes.]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 97 Published: 8/6/2003
bullet Chronology of Stories Last Updated: 9/13/2003
For convenience of readers, since I seem to be struck by flying sequels quite often, I am posting this list of "Lindelea" stories so that if you are at all curious, or confused about the timeline, you can catch hold of something.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 9/13/2003
bullet FirstBorn Last Updated: 9/4/2003
Faramir Took is feeling the pressure of being the son of the Thain. This is a sequel to "Flames", but is written to stand alone if you are not familiar with that story. See also the sequel: "Runaway"
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 9 Published: 8/19/2003
bullet Frogs Last Updated: 8/31/2003
Homesick Halflings teach their Big Folk friends a pub-game from the Shire. By popular demand, yes, you asked for it, chapter 2 has been added. (Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it...)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/7/2003
bullet Down and Out Last Updated: 8/21/2003
During the sixth year of Thain Peregrin I, a cave-in threatens the New Smials at Tuckborough. Sequel to "FirstBorn", soon to be posted here.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 8/6/2003
bullet Seeing the Forest for the Trees Last Updated: 8/9/2003
Merry and Pippin investigate strange doings in the Old Forest after they return to the Shire. Darker than the usual "Young Steward" story. Extreme angst.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 8/9/2003
bullet The Leap Last Updated: 8/9/2003
In Moria, an old memory returns to haunt Pippin.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/9/2003
bullet Forever Last Updated: 8/9/2003
A short, sweet story about young Meriadoc Brandybuck and his favourite cousin. [To tell any more in this summary would give too much away...]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/9/2003
bullet Babe Last Updated: 8/6/2003
From a challenge: Take these items, and craft a story: hairpin, butterfly, floppy hat, wet kitten. How did I do? (Characters: Auntie Nasty and her favourite nephew, Merimas)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/6/2003
bullet All's Well That Ends Well Last Updated: 8/6/2003
A little Hobbit misadventure in the Big City after politely accepting too much hospitality.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/6/2003
bullet Passing in Review Last Updated: 8/6/2003
Meriadoc Brandybuck works on his magnum opus. Slightly... AU. Okay, slightly more than slightly AU.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/6/2003
bullet SpiderWebs Last Updated: 8/2/2003
Young Pippin and his Brandybuck cousins are up to their usual tricks. However, sometimes there is justice in this world...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/2/2003
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