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Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs  by Dreamflower

(The third dribble of six written for the Spooky Arda "Six Days of Spooky" Challenge.)


"Be careful! They say there is a new terror abroad,
a ghost that drinks blood. No, I mean it;
my neighbour told me that her husband found
a nest upon the ground, fledglings drained.
Last night a slinking figure was
spied creeping through the village.
Where is the baby?"
"In her cradle
Under the

A/N: Inspired by the following passage regarding Gollum, in “The Shadow of the Past”: “The Wood-elves tracked him first, an easy task for them, for his trail was still fresh then. Through Mirkwood and back again it led them, thought they never caught him. The wood was full of the rumour of him, dreadful tales even among beasts and birds. The Woodmen said that there was some new terror abroad, a ghost that drank blood. It climbed trees to find nests; it crept into holes to find the young; it slipped through windows to find cradles…”

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