ZdenkaWaldner
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Joined 03-02-14, id: 5565203, Profile Updated: 07-21-15
Author has written 108 stories for Greek Mythology, Shakespeare, Silmarillion, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Prydain, Miles Vorkosigan, Utena, Bible, Ivanhoe, Norse Mythology, Hobbit, Misc. Books, Aeneid, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Fairy Tales, Magic Flute, and Death Gate Cycle.

All of my stories can be found at AO3 ( under the username Zdenka. (That's archiveofourown(dot)org/users/Zdenka, since links aren't currently working for some reason.) I cross-post here when I remember.

My main fandom these days is the Silmarillion. I write mostly gen, but I read and enjoy gen, het, slash and femslash.

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My Heart and My Honour by squelchything reviews
Gregor dealing with power, what his father was, and growing up. Set during the closing part of "The Vor Game." Mentions of rape and torture, but rather less graphic than the books. Contains traces of Miles. Is ridiculously long.
Miles Vorkosigan - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,694 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/3/2008 - Published: 6/25/2008 - Complete
Desk Duty by mosylu reviews
A librarian's job is never done . . . especially not at Hogwarts . . . and especially when a certain toadlike High Inquisitor is nosing around.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,019 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 843 - Follows: 98 - Published: 10/11/2004 - Dolores U. - Complete
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A Handful of Light reviews
If Míriel never married Finwë or had a child, if she put all her energy into her craft instead of giving birth to Fëanor . . . what might have happened? (Canon divergence AU. Gen, background Finwë/Indis.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,320 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/17 - Arien, Míriel - Complete
Cast All Away reviews
Celebrimbor takes refuge in memory. (Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain, only one step away . . .) Gen. Non-linear narrative; warnings in endnotes.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,677 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17 - Celebrimbor, Sauron - Complete
Spring Will Come Also reviews
The myth says that Orpheus sang before Hades and Persephone. But Eurydice sang also . . . (Sapphic verse. Femslash with female Orpheus/Eurydice; background Hades/Persephone. Angst with a happy ending.)
Greek Mythology - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 469 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/13 - [Eurydice, Orpheus] Persephone - Complete
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down reviews
Galadriel throws down the walls of Dol Guldur.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 733 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/13 - Galadriel, Celeborn - Complete
Star-Flaming Queen
The Queen of the Night teaches Pamina how to use her power. (The Queen of the Night, Pamina.)
Magic Flute - Rated: K - English - Family/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/11 - Complete
The Abduction of Pamina
The Queen of the Night has a dispute with her husband and takes back her young daughter from Sarastro's temple. (The Queen of the Night, Pamina's father, Pamina, the Three Ladies, Sarastro. Warning for fatal illness and child kidnapping.)
Magic Flute - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,533 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/11 - Complete
Tolkien Drabbles: The Silmarillion, part 2
Drabbles set during the First and Second Ages of Middle-earth. (Exactly 100 words as counted by MS Word. Femslash and gen. Summaries and characters listed in the first chapter. Warning for character death.) Most recent: Aredhel fails to find her way out of Nan Elmoth.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 1,645 - Published: 4/9 - [Nellas, Nienor/Níniel] Curufin, Aerin
In the Bleak Midwinter
Aerin, despairing after the losses of Nirnaeth Arnoediad and her forced marriage to Brodda, receives a moment of comfort. (Femslash, Aerin/OFC.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,381 - Published: 3/30 - [Aerin, OC] - Complete
Flowers of Vardarianna
Míriel finds a source of loyalty in dark times. (Femslash, Míriel/OFC.)
Silmarillion - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,759 - Published: 3/30 - [Tar-Míriel, OC] - Complete
At Balin's Tomb reviews
During the battle in the Chamber of Mazarbul, Gimli hears the voice of his dead kinsman. (Gimli, Balin's ghost, Legolas.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 524 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29 - Legolas, Gimli - Complete
Song of Lake Linaewen
A Sindarin Elf of Nevrast mourns the departure of her lover, one of Turgon's people who went with him to Gondolin. (Double drabble. Femslash, OFC/OFC.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Published: 3/28 - OC - Complete
Eager as Fire and Staunch as Steel reviews
Éowyn visits her brother, who has been imprisoned at Wormtongue's instigation. A missing scene from The Two Towers.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 916 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22 - Eowyn, Eomer - Complete
The Silver Vine
Newly released from Mandos, Maeglin is reluctant to rejoin society. A cousin he has never met comes to look for him. (Slash, pre-relationship. Celebrimbor/Maeglin.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,523 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/22 - [Celebrimbor, Maeglin] - Complete
Thou Art the Spring reviews
Haleth and her people are newly settled in Brethil. Lúthien is drawn to learn more about mortals, and Haleth in particular. (Femslash. Haleth/Lúthien; mention of Beren/Lúthien.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,378 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/22 - [Haleth, Lúthien T.] Finrod F. - Complete
When the Stone Awoke
How the stone giants came to be, and how they settled in the Misty Mountains. (Characters: the Stone Giants, Aulë, Durin the Deathless.)
Hobbit - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 972 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/18 - Complete
Tolkien Drabbles: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit reviews
Drabbles set during the Third Age of Middle-earth. (Exactly 100 words as counted by MS Word. Gen and femslash; warning for character death. Summaries and characters listed in the first chapter.) Most recent: Gildor's hope of victory.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 1,773 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/17 - Published: 12/12/2015 - Aragorn, Elrond, Eowyn, Eomer
Wild Beauty reviews
For the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast": The curse is broken, but parts of the enchantment remain. (Drabble. Het, Beast/Beauty.)
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/16 - Complete
Secrets reviews
Two cousins on opposite sides of a river, and a shared secret. (Two drabbles. AU. Celebrimbor/Maeglin.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/15 - [Celebrimbor, Maeglin] - Complete
The Voice of the Waters reviews
Galadriel, testing the abilities of the Ring of Water, discovers an ancient power of the rivers.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,754 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/15 - Galadriel, Goldberry - Complete
Writ in Water
A series of seven drabbles about Nargothrond and those who became involved with its fate, based on a set of river-related prompts from Tolkien Weekly. Gen and het (Finduilas/Gwindor).
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 982 - Published: 3/15 - Celegorm, Curufin, Finrod F., Orodreth - Complete
The Tapestry reviews
Théodwyn struggles to finish one last work before she dies. She is aided by a spirit only she can see. (Femslash, Míriel Serindë/Théodwyn. Warning for character death.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,371 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/14 - Théodwyn - Complete
Water (Remix)
Scenes from the last days of the war: a woman of Minas Tirith and the fountain in her courtyard. (Het, OFC/OMC.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,102 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/14 - Meriadoc B., OC - Complete
Tolkien Drabbles: The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales reviews
Drabbles set during the First and Second Ages of Middle-earth. (Exactly 100 words as counted by MS Word. Gen, het, and femslash. Summaries and characters listed in the first chapter. Warning for aftermath of violence, non-graphic torture, and brief possession/horror.) Most recent: Nellas and Nienor are caught in a spring rainstorm.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 27 - Words: 4,113 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 12/14/2015 - [Eärendil, Elwing] Celebrimbor, Tar-Míriel - Complete
The Doom of Choice
As Ar-Pharazôn's fleet nears completion, two childhood friends must decide what to do. (Double drabble. Femslash, OFC/OFC.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13 - OC - Complete
Under Unclouded Stars
Samwise Gamgee's granddaughter Fíriel dreams of Cuiviénen under the stars. (Femslash, Fíriel Fairbairn/Iminyë.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 442 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Iminyë - Complete
Like the River Wandering
Aredhel escapes from Nan Dungortheb and is aided by a daughter of the river. (Femslash, Aredhel/Goldberry. Canon divergence AU. Warning for spiders and animal death.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,533 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13 - [Aredhel, Goldberry] - Complete
Song for Two Voices
Írimë goes into exile and Elemmírë stays behind, but their thoughts are with each other, on the Ice or in the darkness. (A sequence of five drabbles. Femslash. Female Elemmírë/Lalwen.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 572 - Published: 3/13 - Irimë - Complete
Dead Leaves and Beetles
Even before their fatal quarrel, Saeros is exasperated by Túrin's lack of grooming. (Triple drabble.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Saeros, Túrin - Complete
Who Gathers All Things Mortal reviews
Old age comes to Demophon, who as a child was almost made immortal. But the gods have not forgotten him. (Gen. Demophon, Demeter, Persephone. Implied character death.)
Greek Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 857 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/13 - Demeter, Persephone - Complete
Persephone Departs reviews
The autumn draws to a close, and it is time for Persephone to leave her mother. (Background Hades/Persephone; warning for referenced canonical rape/abduction.)
Greek Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/13 - Demeter, Persephone - Complete
Oh Lift Me as a Wave
Elwing and the wind. (There are powers in Arda that are not told of in the histories.) Femslash. Elwing/OFC; background Eärendil/Elwing.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,200 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13 - [Elwing, OC] Elrond, Elros - Complete
A Sleeping Garden
On Chelestra, the Sartan send away the mensch and prepare to enter their long sleep. Orla believes that all will be well when they awaken. (Orla, Samah, Ramu, original chacters. Pre-canon.)
Death Gate Cycle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,667 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
The Heart of the Labyrinth reviews
The Labyrinth, the deadly maze created by the great craftsman Daidalos, was also a living thing. As the years passed, it fulfilled its duty and guided prisoners to the jaws of the Minotaur. Could such a being as the Labyrinth ever feel pity? (The Labyrinth, Ariadne, Daidalos, Minos. Labyrinth POV. Gen, warning for Minotaur victims and implied character death.)
Greek Mythology - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,703 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Daedalus - Complete
Scenes from Die Zauberflöte
I. Sarastro steals Pamina from her mother, but the Queen of the Night does not let her go without a struggle. / II. The Queen of the Night begins her preparations to take back her daughter from Sarastro, but she is interrupted by memories. (Queen of the Night, Sarastro, Pamina, Pamina's father)
Magic Flute - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,240 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
The Wise Woman of the Marshes
The story of what happened between the Wise Woman and the Moon. (Based on the fairy tale "The Buried Moon".)
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,676 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
End and Beginning reviews
After the events of the opera, Pamina and Sarastro face each other. (Drabble.)
Magic Flute - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
The Count's Son and the Three Scholars
How a count's son who was an unskillful student came to learn three languages of the animals. (Based on the fairy tale "The Three Languages".) Gen, no warnings.
Fairy Tales - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,990 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
Distractions
Lalwen pays Elemmírë a sudden visit, trying to escape the growing divisions among the Noldor and her family. Femslash (female!Elemmírë/Lalwen).
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 360 - Published: 6/21/2016 - Irimë - Complete
Hope in Her Words
In the Houses of Healing, during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Ioreth and the woman she loves strengthen each other with unspoken words. (Femslash, Ioreth/OFC.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 850 - Published: 5/12/2016 - Complete
When Arwen Sang reviews
Arwen's song in the night brings peace to Minas Anor. (Double drabble; gen, implied/referenced character death.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/13/2016 - Arwen U. - Complete
Trust Not Blindly reviews
Idril has a troubling encounter with her cousin Maeglin on the morning of her betrothal to Tuor. (One-sided Maeglin/Idril; Idril/Tuor.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,274 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2016 - Idril C., Maeglin - Complete
On Eastmuir Crag
[Child Ballads] Isabel displeases her stepmother and undergoes a dreadful transformation. Alone on a rocky crag, she suffers under her stepmother's curse and sings her own enchantments. (Based on the traditional ballad "Kemp Owyne".)
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,671 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/27/2016 - Complete
Take the Swiftest Shuttle from the Bay
[Child Ballads] A young scientist is lured away by a treacherous lover. (A Vorkosigan-influenced space AU of the traditional ballad "The Outlandish Knight". Het. Warning for character death.)
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,056 - Published: 3/27/2016 - Complete
A Song in the Darkness reviews
Maglor still makes music, and Maedhros listens, when it is all they have left. (Gen, no warnings beyond the usual Silmarillion doom and angst. No dialogue.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 719 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/27/2016 - Maedhros, Maglor - Complete
A Lesson From History reviews
Boromir asks for the first time, though not the last, why his father is not King. (Quadruple drabble. Gen, no warnings.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 426 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/25/2016 - Boromir, Denethor - Complete
Herbs and Heritage reviews
Aragorn visits Gilraen's house one final time after her death. (Triple drabble. Gen, no warnings.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 341 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/25/2016 - Aragorn - Complete
Tale of the Phantom Ship
The women of Erendis's household tell each other stories on a rainy day. (Or, a tale from New England retold in Númenor.) Contains an OFC/OMC romance and referenced original character death.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 630 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22/2016 - Erendis, Númenorians - Complete
A Theoretical Impossibility reviews
The learned scholar Rúmil of Tirion meets a Hobbit and shares his opinion about Dwarves. (Rúmil, Bilbo, and Gandalf. Gen, no warnings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 725 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/22/2016 - Olórin, Rumil - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
With the Silmaril lost, Maglor is driven by Elwing's words to look for her children. (Gen; warning for aftermath of violence. Contains brief appearances by Elwing and young Elrond and Elros. This ficlet immediately follows "Hope For No Safety.")
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 740 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/20/2016 - Maglor - Complete
Hope For No Safety reviews
Elwing's defiance at the Havens of Sirion. (Gen; contains background violence, as it takes place during the Third Kinslaying.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,216 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/16/2016 - Elwing, Maglor - Complete
Keep Memory Alive
Dís wishes to know her home and her enemy.
Hobbit - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 435 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/6/2016 - Dís - Complete
Threads of Gold
Finduilas, recovering from her wound among the folk of Brethil, finds a young woman on Haleth's grave-mound, and fate is changed. (Canon divergence AU with a happier ending. Femslash: Finduilas/Nienor.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,945 - Published: 2/21/2016 - [Finduilas, Nienor/Níniel] - Complete
Where Both Our Hearts May Rest reviews
Legolas and Gimli seek the Straight Road to Valinor. (Gimli/Legolas, no warnings.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,333 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Published: 2/21/2016 - [Gimli, Legolas] - Complete
Nox est Perpetua
Morgoth's victory approaches, but Arien will still choose her own fate. (Femslash (Arien/Ungoliant). Implied character death.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 444 - Published: 2/4/2016 - [Arien, Ungoliant] Tilion - Complete
How Far Away reviews
Fingon and Maedhros try to overcome what separates them, even death. (Written for Himring for Fandom Stocking 2015. This is specifically about Himring's Fingon and Maedhros, as told in her series "Gloom, Doom and Maedhros," and references events from that series as well as canon. Fingon/Maedhros. Non-permanent character death.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10/2016 - [Fingon, Maedhros] - Complete
Blow the Candle Out
[The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison] When Csevet is captured and injured by a faction opposed to Edrehasivar VII, the emperor's concern leads to a significant late-night conversation. Slash (Csevet/Maia). Csevet, Maia, original characters, background nohecharei. Warning for torture.
Misc. Books - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,908 - Published: 1/1/2016 - Complete
Song of the Laughing Maiden reviews
The Aldudénië was Elemmírë's formal, public lament after the Darkening of Valinor, but she also had private feelings which she put into her poetry. (Three poems by Elemmírë about the Darkening, the First Kinslaying, the Flight of the Noldor, and above all, her love for Lalwen.) Femslash (female!Elemmírë/Lalwen). Referenced canonical character death.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/23/2015 - Irimë - Complete
River Calls Me Home reviews
Bits of memory from Elrond's early childhood. (Double drabble.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/22/2015 - Elrond, Elwing, Elros - Complete
Walk No More in Shadow reviews
After her death, Nienor is found by the ghost of Finduilas, who has been watching over Brethil, and offered a new existence. (Warning for referenced character death, suicide, and child death; however, all deaths are canonical and take place before the beginning of the story. This is meant as something of a fix-it.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,354 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2015 - Finduilas, Nienor/Níniel - Complete
The Mists of Memory reviews
During the Fëanorian invasion of Doriath, Feredwen is briefly snared by memory. (Gen. Brief violence, biased POV character. Part of the series that starts with "The Messengers of Celegorm.")
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 833 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/20/2015 - OC - Complete
Night Oft Brings News to Near Kindred reviews
Celebrimbor sees his father for the last time. (Warning for character death.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 514 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2015 - Celebrimbor, Curufin - Complete
The Snaring of Gorlim
Gorlim searches for Eilinel. (Gorlim/Eilinel. Warning for character death, horror elements.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,507 - Published: 12/17/2015 - Gorlim - Complete
Forsan et Haec (Aeneas to Helen)
A sonnet from Aeneas to Helen of Troy, on fate and burning cities.
Aeneid - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Published: 12/16/2015 - Complete
Light and Labor Past
The smiths of Eregion prepare to face Sauron. (A poem in modified Sapphics. The narrator is Feredwen, an original character.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 255 - Published: 12/14/2015 - OC - Complete
I Find No Peace reviews
After the end of the War of Wrath, Feredwen, a follower of the sons of Fëanor, decides not to return to the Blessed Realm. (Gen. Reference to canonical character death; biased viewpoint character; internal monologue. Follows "The Messengers of Celegorm" and "Paths of Exile".)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,152 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/13/2015 - OC - Complete
Let Them Sing Our Praises When We've Gone reviews
After the Battle of Sudden Flame, Barahir and Emeldir try to hold their ground against the encroaching darkness from the North. Het (Barahir/Emeldir). The OC tag is for Rían's mother, who is not named in the sources.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,785 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/10/2015 - [Barahir, Emeldir] OC - Complete
Under the Stars reviews
Anthy looks at the stars. (Drabble. Post-canon, Utena/Anthy implied.)
Utena - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/10/2015 - [Anthy, Utena] - Complete
Three Poems reviews
Three poems based on three stories from the Jewish Bible. (Gen and slash: Miriam & Moses, David/Jonathan, and Barak & Deborah.)
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/9/2015 - [Jonathan, David] Barak, Miriam - Complete
The Moonlit Door reviews
How a knight came to the house of the Shadow Folk and bargained to save his father's life, and what then became of him. (A story based on the poem "The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare. Gen with fairy tale elements. No warnings.)
Misc. Books - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,318 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/7/2015 - Complete
King of the Wild Things
[Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak] Max's mother teaches him a magic trick for dealing with wild things.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,441 - Published: 12/7/2015 - Complete
Green Eggs and Silmarils reviews
A silly retelling of the Silmarillion in the style of Dr. Seuss.
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 493 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/4/2015 - Fëanor, Morgoth, Valar, Eärendil - Complete
The Flame of Swords
Glorfindel knows more of Orcrist's history than he wishes to tell. (Triple drabble. Gen; Glorfindel and Thorin; based on The Hobbit book and The Silmarillion.)
Hobbit - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 638 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/1/2015 - Thorin - Complete
Catch the Waves reviews
Celebrimbor, his family, and unfixable problems. (Gen, no warnings. Triple drabble.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 334 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2015 - Celebrimbor - Complete
Paths of Exile
Moments on a Fëanorian's journey, from the Oath to the fall of Ost-in-Edhil. (A sequence of six drabbles. Gen; warning for character death and violence. OFC (Feredwen) with appearances by Celegorm, Sauron, and Celebrimbor. Follows "The Messengers of Celegorm.")
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 667 - Published: 11/27/2015 - OC - Complete
The Messengers of Celegorm
After Lúthien's capture by Celegorm, the Silmarillion says "Celegorm sent messengers to Thingol urging his suit" and "Thingol was wrathful" (understandably!). But what happened to the messengers? (A sequence of eight drabbles. Gen; referenced character death and Kinslaying. Fëanorian OCs (Feredwen and others); Thingol and Celebrimbor mentioned.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 966 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2015 - OC - Complete
The Steward's Burden reviews
Denethor considers the palantír and his sons. (Double drabble. Gen, no warnings.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/24/2015 - Denethor - Complete
A Voice Like the Sea reviews
Elrond remembers an old song. (Gen; allusions to the Third Kinslaying. Elrond, Maglor; young Elros and very young sons of Elrond.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 344 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/24/2015 - Elrond, Maglor - Complete
The Tale of Hljod the Giant's Daughter
Odin chooses a Valkyrie; the Valkyrie chooses life and death. This story is based on the Volsung Saga and the Eddas and includes a short section in alliterative verse. (Odin, Hljod, Hrimnir, Hrimnir's wife, Rerir's wife, Volsung. Het (Hljod/Volsung, other canon pairings). Warnings: Multiple character deaths; brief violence; supernaturally unpleasant pregnancy ending in death.)
Norse Mythology - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,204 - Published: 11/23/2015 - Odin - Complete
Apart Yet Not Afar reviews
Some nine years after the events of the novel, Ivanhoe is with King John's army in Normandy. A new plot is laid against him, and an old acquaintance hinders it. (Gen, canon pairings; warning for historical character death and canonical anti-Semitism.)
Ivanhoe - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,968 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/23/2015 - Ivanhoe, Rebecca, Gurth - Complete
The Waters Rising reviews
In the years when Moses lives in Pharaoh's palace, Miriam and Aaron try to protect their people. "There are two of them, children of Amram and Yocheved: Miryam to see, and Aharon to speak." (Gen. Slavery, mild violence.)
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 982 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/22/2015 - Aaron, Miriam - Complete
Fading
A handmaiden of Finduilas bids her a last farewell. (Double drabble.) Denethor/Finduilas; character death.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Published: 11/22/2015 - Denethor, OC - Complete
The Garden of Illusion reviews
Once upon a time, there was a prince who came near to realizing the truths of the world. The Master of Illusion became aware of it. He called a flower maiden to him and said, "If this prince remains where he is, he will discover that this world is only an illusion. Go to him and lead his mind astray." (Warnings: Implied dubcon and general creepiness as in canon; veiled spoilers.)
Utena - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,034 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/21/2015 - Complete
The Captain of the Caledonia reviews
A sci-fi version of Macbeth. (In space!) "A single green light blinked on Duncan's headset like a watching eye. It unnerved him. Feeling foolish, he covered the light with one hand and raised the gun with the other." (Gen, canon pairings; character death and non-graphic violence.)
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,635 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/20/2015 - Complete
The Armsman's Ghost reviews
A Barrayaran folktale from the Time of Isolation. (Gen. Mild violence, OC death.)
Miles Vorkosigan - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 862 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/19/2015 - Complete
Demonstrations reviews
Miles has a brilliant idea for a school project, but it gets a little out of hand. (Featuring Miles and Cordelia, with assistance from Ivan and Elena. Gen, no warnings.)
Miles Vorkosigan - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 441 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/19/2015 - Complete
Lavinia, live reviews
[Titus Andronicus] Lavinia survives the ending of the play. Here are ten alternate stories about what she might have done afterwards. (Warnings: References to canonical rape and mutilation, culturally accepted infanticide.)
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,347 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/19/2015 - Complete
On the Wings of Storm reviews
A woman of Númenor on the sea, in doubt and hope: Isildur's wife after the Downfall. (Gen, background canon pairings, no warnings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/19/2015 - Amandil, OC - Complete
There Will Your Heart Be Also
In Númenor before the Downfall, Isildur watches over his treasure. (Gen, no warnings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 347 - Published: 11/19/2015 - Isildur - Complete
Star-queen's Servant
Three times that Ilmarë fulfilled her duties to Varda. (Gen, no warnings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 721 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/13/2015 - Ilmarë, Varda - Complete
Bright Things
Newly arrived at the Havens of Sirion, the child Elwing tries to comfort herself with memories. (Implied/referenced canonical character death.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 939 - Published: 7/13/2015 - Elwing - Complete
The Would-Be Mariner reviews
A young hobbit attempts to go to sea, with unfortunate results. (Comic poem, no warnings.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 292 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/13/2015 - Hobbit - Complete
Arrow in Flight reviews
Aredhel deals with Fëanorians, family, and the Ice. A sequence of eight drabbles. (Gen, referenced canonical character death.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 917 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/13/2015 - Aredhel, Celegorm, Fingon, Huan - Complete
Damask and Dark
Held captive in Nargothrond, Lúthien dreams of Beren and exchanges one prison for another. (Triple drabble. Contains horror elements.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 327 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2014 - Lúthien T. - Complete
Water, Wood and Stone reviews
Elwing makes a friend in the woods of Doriath. (Gen.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,140 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2014 - Elwing, Nellas - Complete
Midsummer Prayer reviews
Míriel keeps Erulaitalë as best she can. (Gen. A 144-word fixed-length ficlet in honor of Bilbo and Frodo's birthday.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/22/2014 - Tar-Míriel, OC - Complete
In Hope of Vengeance reviews
Achren reluctantly settles into Caer Dallben and awaits the moment for revenge. (Gen, Achren POV with Magg, Coll, and others.)
Chronicles of Prydain - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,812 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/22/2014 - Complete
Songs of Sun and Shadow reviews
Melian asks Finrod, on a visit to Menegroth, to test the abilities of her young student in songs of power. (Gen, no pairings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,230 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/16/2014 - Finrod F., Melian, Thranduil - Complete
Light-weaver reviews
Someday, she will devour the light-weaver. Ungoliant's view of Melian. Gen, no pairings. Contains horror elements, spiders.
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 388 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/16/2014 - Ungoliant, Melian - Complete
River-Mother and River-Daughter reviews
Before the Sun or Moon rose, the River-mother sang to the waters and they awoke. (An origin story for Goldberry drawing on the Silm, LOTR, and "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil." Main characters are Goldberry and the River-woman; brief appearances by Melian and Tom Bombadil. Gen.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,570 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2014 - Goldberry - Complete
Now Was Her Labor But Begun reviews
Arwen prepares to make the King's standard. (Aragorn/Arwen mentioned.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/20/2014 - Arwen U., Galadriel - Complete
By the Rivers of Beleriand
As the end of their journey nears, Rían remembers Dorthonion. (Gen, no pairings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 581 - Published: 3/20/2014 - Rían, Morwen - Complete
Foe and Friend reviews
In Ar-Pharazôn's palace on Númenor, Isildur's wife encounters peril, temptation, and unlooked-for help. (Gen, canon pairings implied.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,028 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/19/2014 - Published: 3/9/2014 - Sauron, Ar-Zimraphel, OC - Complete
In the Last Hour reviews
What the Queen does and leaves undone, the day before the Downfall of Númenor. "The Armada sets sail, and Míriel waits for the shape of their doom to reveal itself." (Gen, no pairings.)
Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,185 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/9/2014 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Ar-Zimraphel, Sauron - Complete
A Summer's Day reviews
A chance encounter: Thorongil, captain of Gondor, crosses paths with Finduilas and her young child. (Gen, canon pairings implied.)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,151 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/6/2014 - Aragorn, Finduilas, Boromir - Complete
Easy the Descent reviews
The ascent from the Underworld, from Eurydice's point of view. In the end, Eurydice chooses. (Character death.)
Greek Mythology - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,242 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/3/2014 - [Eurydice, Orpheus] - Complete
The Very Devils Cannot Plague Them Better reviews
The personifications of Faithfulness and Jealousy have a long-standing rivalry, which takes them through many centuries and countries (and five Shakespeare plays). When Iago manipulates Othello into murdering Desdemona, it is far from the first time he has done this. Includes plot elements from The Winter's Tale, Titus Andronicus, Cymbeline, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,423 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Complete
No Harm reviews
A whim of Puck's has more consequences than he anticipates. (A Midsummer Night's Dream/Henry VI Part 1 crossover.) Puck, Oberon, Margaret of Anjou, and the Earl of Suffolk. Pairings as in canon.
Shakespeare - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 745 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Complete
Daughters of Memory reviews
Scenes from the Muses' wanderings. Gen, no pairings.
Greek Mythology - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 827 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Muses - Complete