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Fools

This entry is part 51 of 51 in the story Drabbles

“Stubborn fools,” his father had muttered when the Dwarves strengthened their defences and hardened their hearts. Yet Legolas could not help but wonder. How would any of them have acted? He tried to put himself in Thorin’s place, home and … Continue reading

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Snow

This entry is part 50 of 51 in the story Drabbles

“What is it with you Númenoreans and snow?” Círdan asked, smiling, as they watched the delight of the men in their camp. “You would call this snow?” Elendil retorted, but he, too, was smiling. In truth this wet slush was … Continue reading

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The hunter

This entry is part 49 of 51 in the story Drabbles

“The Hunter?” Tinmê laughed. “You believe in the Hunter?” “Tanô says the Hunter is real and his mother has seen him.”  Terên looked around the circle of children daring anyone to say they didn’t believe her. “When?” Ailin asked. “A … Continue reading

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Meet us in Bree

This entry is part 48 of 51 in the story Drabbles

“There’s strange things happening in the Chetwood these last few days,” the villager said. “Shapes like Men, but glowing… Most unnatural.” He shook his head. “Probably something from the Downs,” another muttered, shivering. “Best steer clear until they’re gone.” In … Continue reading

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Persuasion

This entry is part 47 of 51 in the story Drabbles

“Think you Father will be able to sway Olwë?” Telufinwë asked. “If he speaks as well as he did in Tirion,” Macalaurë replied, “I do not see why not.” Both the twins nodded in answer. “Then we better prepare to … Continue reading

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Heat

This entry is part 46 of 51 in the story Drabbles

Before coming to Harad, Aragorn thought, he would have said he had a good tolerance for heat. Now he knew that he had never known real heat. Oh, it could be warm at home, but summer heat there was usually … Continue reading

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Circumstances

This entry is part 45 of 51 in the story Drabbles

As he carefully wrote a reply to Círdan’s latest message, Tuor was glad of having taken the time to learn back in Gondolin, even if he doubted he’d ever develop a fair hand. Idril had been appalled when she found … Continue reading

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Patience

This entry is part 44 of 51 in the story Drabbles

Arwen catches herself pacing and laughs. One would think that she has enough experience of Aragorn’s absence to bear it more easily, yet after forty years of betrothal and twenty of marriage, she is still this impatient for his return. … Continue reading

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Anything at all

This entry is part 43 of 51 in the story Drabbles

“Anything about your father? Anything at all?” Pippin had hoped Faramir would not ask, but now that he had, Pippin would have to answer. “Of course, I didn’t know him very well,” he started hesitantly, “And in a way I … Continue reading

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How bad can it be?

This entry is part 42 of 51 in the story Drabbles

How bad can it be? Legolas wondered as his horse negotiated the steep path into Imladris. He didn’t look forward to the completion of his task, but it would be no more than an uncomfortable day or two while he … Continue reading

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