Not Fade Away

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A modern day woman lands a job that is too good to be true at a mysterious toy company, where things are not as they seem. Has she strayed into a dream? Drama; humor. Characters: All the usual Mirkwood suspects and an OFC. Rated PG-13 for innuendo and naughty language. AU


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Prologue 381 1 18 Jan 10
2 The Cruelest Month 1,776 1 03 Oct 06
3 Reversal Of Fortune 4,869 1 28 Jan 10
4 What's Your Name, Who's Your Daddy? 4,794 2 28 Jan 10
5 Trust I Seek 2,689 3 18 Jan 10
6 Santa and His Elves 1,197 3 18 Jan 10
7 The Snare 2,235 3 18 Jan 10
8 If All Were Told 3,672 4 18 Jan 10
9 The Sorrows of Her Changing Face 3,468 4 18 Jan 10
10 Go, Leaf, It's Your B-Day! 3,422 3 18 Jan 10
11 A New Leaf 2,877 6 18 Jan 10
Appx. Word Count 31,380 31  



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laureleaf - 03 Oct 06 - 7:46 PM

General Comment

Ok, so I had to laugh outright at the wordplay 'I'm not a sue'.  At this point, I have a fair guess on several of the characters...but some have me quite stumped.  I also love the small slips that indicate just who they are. I can't wait to read more - which is a nice suprise, as most of the modern day stories that i've tried to read tend to leave much to be desired...

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Beleth - 07 Jan 08 - 11:28 PM

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So this was where the pic of Thranduil in the janitor's outfit came from?!

I love how you moved between the different times and places. It's very subtle.

This just shows that the Valar weren't all that and not everyone was content under their 'rule.' I also see that this story just proves Thranduil's love for his wife even more. Legolas was such a sad character when I learned that he already buried two wives, and was doomed to fade. He really deserved that he married someone else who deserved his love. The part about Linda being one of those elves from Cuivienen was a line that stood out the most. Not because it was in the last chapter, but because it emphasizes the sadness that comes with a long life for the Elves.

My favorite really has to be the realism of Posey's divorce. You have done a great job of slowly changing her feelings throughout the story. 

Thanks for writing!

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lilyoftheval5 - 30 Sep 08 - 2:17 AM

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Thank you for the story. It has been a bitersweet pleasure reading it.

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DrummerWench - 30 Jan 10 - 9:00 AM

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Hi, Jael -Just reread this through, since it was there... Enjoyed it just as much as (or more than!) the first time.  What a great story!

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Aiwendiel - 09 Feb 10 - 5:09 PM

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Really enjoyable, witty writing and very skillful weaving of modern and mythical -- both in scene and story, and language and character. I was most amused by the way those wild ancient folk do love their jukeboxes and boilermakers. Loved it!

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Story Information

Author: Jael

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/28/10

Original Post: 10/03/06

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JunoMagic's Birthday Stories Playlist 2006 - 5 stories - Owner: JunoMagic
It's so amazing, I got stories with multiple chapters dedicated to my birthday this year! As you can't really add those to an ordinary birthday card story, I've decided to make a playlist for those stories. Here's what I asked for: I'm turning 31 on October 23, and here's my wish: I'd like to see characters from "Lord of the Rings" in our world. So that would be (depending on your interpretation of what Middle-earth is) a drabble/ficlet that crosses time and/or dimensions. The only caveat: please no parody or something like that! (For one thing, that would be too easy *wink*; for another, my husband says I have no sense of humour to begin with...). If that idea inspires anyone at all, I would be very grateful!
Included because: Jael invited me to read her epic AU for my birthday. It's a wonderful story, and I'm completely hooked! Thank you again!


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