Assorted Drabbles: 8. A Little Thing

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8. A Little Thing

It lies on the bed of the Great River, a little thing lodged under the fronds of a fern that has lived for long years. It lies unmoving. Sometimes when light falls on it, it glints, else it remains the same. There are other things in the water, hooks to trap and snare, creatures larger, biting, filled with maiming poisons ... and yet it is this they will not near. They do not know why but for as long as they remember, none in the water nears this tiny ring lying sheltered under the river fern that does not age. *** For the 'The Life Aquatic' challenge on the Tolkien_Weekly community

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.

Story Information

Author: acacea

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/23/06

Original Post: 06/19/04

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