Yule Mathom Challenge 2005

December 10 - 15 hot(t!) Haradrim

4. Untitled - by Wolfwind

This drabble is based on an actual event in US history, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire.  It was a terrible fire, and so this drabble is a bit gruesome and very depressing.  I apologize, but it would not let me go.


A spark amid the fabric, they explained later.  The seamstresses hadn't noticed.  The fire roared up before they realized their danger.

Watching, we only saw the flames licking upward.  We saw them scramble for the doors, realized they were locked.  They fought their way to the window, trampling one another to reach the cooler air.  The heat of the fire painted them red.

They climbed onto the sill.  We shouted to them, screamed that it was too far a fall; the palace stood on a cliff!  They did not heed us.  Spreading their arms, one after another, fifteen leapt.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

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Author: HASA Workshop

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/11/06

Original Post: 12/03/05

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