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1. Assorted Drabbles
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Included Because: See Olórin I was in my Youth in the West that is Forgotten; a perfect gem of a drabble with hauntingly beautiful language.
Rating: General
Status: General
2. Chivalry
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Included Because: How Shadowfax finally chose to bear a certain ragged grey wanderer; so much characterization in so few words!
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
3. Important Business
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Included Because: A perceptive look at the Council of Elrond, by an observer who seemingly wasn't paying attention....
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Status: General
4. The Third Eagle
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Included Because: A poignant view of a rescue mission from the POV of a special witness.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
5. Five Elements
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Included Because: A moving series of drabbles, each unique, about the five elements and how each uniquely epitomizes one of Tolkien's characters.
Rating: General
Status: General
6. Loudwater
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Included Because: A vignette told from the point of view of the River Bruinen; the river's voice is stunningly evocative and fitting.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
6. Beware the Sea
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Included Because: How the song of the Sea can awaken such longing in the hearts of so many different characters, each in their own personal way.
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Status: Reviewed
7. All in a Day's Work
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Included Because: A rollicking fun set of drabbles with Imrahil's buckles all aswash — and the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
8. Feelings of Superiority
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Included Because: An evocative set of drabbles depicting the prejudices of various peoples of Arda.
Rating: General
Status: General
9. Marking Fours
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Included Because: An emotionally powerful series about grief and healing.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
10. Coda
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Included Because: A haunting look at some flotsam from the Downfall of Númenor.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
11. Of Numenor That Was
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Included Because: Heartwrenching tales of witnesses to the Downfall of Númenor.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
13. Old Man Willow
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Included Because: A hopeful view of friendship and healing for an unlikely denizen of the Old Forest.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
14. Cold be Hand and Heart and Bone
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Included Because: A dark and creepy vignette....
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Status: Reviewed

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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 05 Nov 10
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Elena Tiriel


Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.

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