7. We Will Pass the Wide Waters Lonely Sailing
Today's Challenge (Day 5):
Write a story or poem or create artwork that will illustrate the consequences of isolation.
We Will Pass the Wide Waters Lonely Sailing
For a week out of Tolfalas they'd hugged the coast of Gondor; now the world is only sky, sea, horizon. They talked endlessly, at first, exchanging memories, fears, hopes... but the words have largely run out. Fishing or steering, there is little to do but think – kin, friends, the daily round are fallen away, and wind and wave strip the soul naked. They both begin to imagine how Frodo must have felt beneath the Lidless Eye. Who are you? Why do you come? What do you seek?
Gimli whittles endless fish-hooks; at the helm Legolas gazes, unresting, into the West.
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.