Meril's Drabbles: 18. Survival Skills & The Big Black Thing (nuzgûl, myself, a friend)

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18. Survival Skills & The Big Black Thing (nuzgûl, myself, a friend)

Survival Skills


After applying a copious dash of balm to my ankle, I start towards the cluster of hutches on the grassy hillside. "Another new nuzgûl, how do they expect me to survive?" I grumble. "Damned nuisances! I already have stories: Celebrimbor's bugging me about Renewal, Fëanor will explode if I don't write more on Capture the Fire, and Nerdanel won't talk to me! What gives?!

"And now another #%&*ing drabble! Honestly, how can I use these ridiculous words to talk about Fëanor?!"

I stop, eyeing a doe-eyed specimen that has just popped out of thin air.

"Oh, no you don't."

The Big Black Thing by JunoMagic

I made a dash for it. Two furry things were already hanging at my ankles.

"Quickly, Allie!" I yelled for my friend.

With a lunge Allie got hold of the beast that was hiding in the grass preparing for attack.

"Got it," she smiled triumphantly. "Now back in the hutch with it and we can detach these little buggers!" She eyed her own furry attachments.

I exhaled in a sigh of relief. "I think I have some of the athelas balm left… we should be alright…"

It was then that the shadow of the Big Black Thing fell on us.

These were both instant drabbled on March 25, 2005, with the words dash, balm, hutch, grass, and nuisance. JunoMagic generously allowed me to repost hers, as we came up with quite similar drabbles. *g*

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: Meril

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/22/08

Original Post: 08/31/04

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