Endurance: 9. Uinen’s Revenge (G-rated)

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9. Uinen’s Revenge (G-rated)

SWG Back to Middle-earth Month Challenge, Day 21 – The Prompt: Describe a big storm . . . place it in Tolkien's world. A fixed-length ficlet of 125 words (counted by MS Word). Characters: Fëanor and Maedhros.

Summary: “But Uinen wept for the mariners of the Teleri; and the sea rose in wrath against the slayers, so that many of the ships were wrecked and those in them drowned.” (The Silmarillion, “The Flight of the Noldor.”)

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The proud swan ship plied the unknown waters. She cut swift and true through towering swells, as though she knew not what fell and fey strangers controlled her. A vicious wind began to tear at her fair and gossamer sails, towering perilous waves to break across her deck.

The storm had arisen in an instant. Fëanáro turned, still clear-browed yet wild-eyed, his black hair clinging to his face.

”Nelyafinwë!” he roared, audible above the tempest.

”Yes, Atar.”

”Get everyone below. Secure the ship.”

”Shouldn’t you let me take the helm and go below yourself?”

Fëanáro turned upon his eldest son with a snarl. ”You claim to love these people and purport to succor them? Then do it. Or I shall find someone who will.”

Uinen is Osse’s wife, the maia called “The Lady of the Sea.”

(The hyperbolic language and description is used with a fond grin and nod to the countless hours of my childhood spent reading poems and stories about the sea.)

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: oshun

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 04/28/09

Original Post: 04/28/09

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