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1. Apple Bruised Makes Apple Pie 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 11/15/13  Original Post: 11/15/13
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 2,755
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
After being injured at the end of the Five Armies, Bilbo receives some much needed care. For Shirebound.
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2. Tongues of Gondor This is a HASA reviewed story.
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 07/09/13  Original Post: 02/28/05
Status: Reviewed  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 3,114
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards   Genre: Critical Essay  Completion: Complete
A speculative essay about what languages Gondorians at the end of the Third Age might have spoken, focusing on Westron, Adûnaic, Sindarin, Quenya, and Rohirric.
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3. Lords of the West 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/23/13  Original Post: 03/23/13
Status: General  Rating: Adult  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 4,361
Era: Multi-Age   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
Olwe and Fingolfin had more cause than most to resent the Valar's tendency to leave dark lords unchallenged. A meditation on courgae, tragedy, and divine inaction.
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4. The Downfall 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/15/13  Original Post: 03/15/13
Status: General  Rating: Adult  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 1,079
Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
"Nine ships there were: four for Elendil, and for Isildur three, and for Anarion two; and they fled before the gale out of the twilight of doom into the darkness of the world. [...] And all the coasts and seaward regions of the western world suffered great change and ruin in that time; for the seas invaded the lands, and shores foundered."
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5. When We Were Very Young 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/13/13  Original Post: 03/13/13
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 2,403
Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
"And it came to pass that Tar-Palantir grew weary of grief and died. He had no son, but a daughter only, whom he named Míriel in the Elven-tongue; and to her now by right and the laws of the Númenóreans came the sceptre. But Pharazôn took her to wife against her will..." (The Akallabeth)
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6. The King Has Come Unto His Halls 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/10/13  Original Post: 03/10/13
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 2,025
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
After the Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo and Gloin consider legend's due. After the Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo and Gloin consider legend's due.
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7. The Days of Men 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/06/13  Original Post: 03/06/13
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 1,305
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War   Genre: Humor  Completion: Complete
"Behold the king!" Faramir's perspective on Aragorn's coronation.
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8. That Which They Defend 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/05/13  Original Post: 03/05/13
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 2,001
Era: 4th Age   Genre: Humor  Completion: Complete
"Isildur gave this counsel to Meneldil, that the King should visit the hallow from time to time, and especially when he felt the need of wisdom in days of danger or distress; and thither also he should bring his heir, when he was full-grown to manhood, and tell him of the making of the hallow, and reveal to him the secrets of the realm and other matters that he should know." Faramir tries to follow an ancient custom, with some difficulty.
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9. A Bird in the Hand 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 02/25/13  Original Post: 02/25/13
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 2,459
Era: 4th Age   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
In the Fourth Age, Gondor grapples with the legacy of Numenor that was. (An old story, but posted for the first time here.)
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10. Beginnings This is a HASA reviewed story.
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 09/30/12  Original Post: 08/18/12
Status: Reviewed  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 1,306
Era: Pre-Trees   Genre: General  Completion: Complete
Once upon a time, before the silmarils and the kinslayings and all the rest, Feanor would have just been a young dad in love.
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11. All the Good You Can 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 08/18/12  Original Post: 05/28/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 1,678
Era: 1st Age   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
Not all of the Feanorions came to Middle-earth out of vengeance.
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12. Factions 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 03/07/12  Original Post: 08/07/08
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 2  Word Count: 1,689
Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
Isildur's theft of the fruit of the White Tree, from a different perspective. (Beta: annmarwalk)
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13. Fifteen Characters Meme 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/28/11  Original Post: 06/22/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 3  Word Count: 1,629
Era: Multi-Age   Genre: Drama  Completion: Ongoing Serial
A collection of stories involving our favorite Gondorians and Rohirrim, written for my fifteen characters meme over at LJ. Latest additions: Stranger in a Strange Land: Boromir and Theodred in Edoras, 3003 T.A. Dog Days: Faramir and Arwen in Fourth-Age Ithilien.
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14. Ea 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/04/11  Original Post: 06/04/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 58
Era: 2nd Age - Rings   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
"What do you think science is, at its root, but the pursuit of the spark that birthed the cosmos? We would be heretics, each and every one, were there room for heresy in truth." A conversation between Celebrimbor and Sauron in Eregion. (1,273 words)
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15. Hearts of Stone 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: Adult  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 42
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
"And Mr. Drogo was staying at Brandy Hall with his father-in-law, old Master Gorbadoc, as he often did after his marriage (him being partial to his vittles, and old Gorbadoc keeping a mighty generous table); and he went out boating on the Brandywine River; and he and his wife were drownded, and poor Mr. Frodo only a child and all." 6,071 words.
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16. Go East, Young Man 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 42
Era: 2nd Age - Rings   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
Just what motivated Oropher (Legolas's grandfather) to settle in Mirkwood? 671 words.
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17. Bronwe Athan Harthad 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 48
Era: Other   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
In the wake of a family tragedy, how will JRR Tolkien carry on with his "mad hobby"?
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18. The Fraternity of Strangers 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 46
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
Eowyn would probably not have been the easiest of patients. A moment from the Houses of Healing. (Also features Lothiriel.) 2,204 words
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19. Too Soon a Tomorrow 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 43
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War   Genre: Romance  Completion: Complete
On his way to Rivendell, Boromir and Theodred meet one last time. 1,538 words.
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20. Respite 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: Adult  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 37
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. One of the Nazgul thinks on the choices circumstance has allowed him.
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21. Beneath a Bitter Rain 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 1,008
Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
The War of the Ring did not only affect Gondor and Rohan. A look at the aftermath of the assault on Erebor and Dale. 948 words
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22. Like Toy Soldiers 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 42
Era: Akallabêth/Last Alliance   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
"From the ruin of the Gladden Fields, where Isildur perished, three men only came ever back over the mountains after long wandering. One of these was Ohtar, the esquire of Isildur, who bore the shards of the sword of Elendil; and he brought them to Valandil, the heir of Isildur, who being but a child had remained here in Rivendell." ("The Council of Elrond," The Lord of the Rings) 984 words.
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23. Full Circle 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 06/01/11  Original Post: 06/01/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 45
Era: 4th Age   Genre: Romance  Completion: Complete
Aragorn and Arwen must have returned to Rivendell at some point after the war. How might it have changed? 412 words
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24. The Kindness of Strangers 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 05/31/11  Original Post: 05/31/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 51
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War   Genre: Drama  Completion: Complete
Quite a lot can go wrong in 110 days. Boromir on the road to Rivendell.  1,244 words.
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25. Of Hearth and Home 
Author: Marta
Last Updated: 05/31/11  Original Post: 05/31/11
Status: General  Rating: General  Chapters: 1  Word Count: 49
Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards   Genre: Humor  Completion: Complete
A little kindness can go a long way. A moment from the Prancing Pony in the years before the War of the Ring. 1,268 words.
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Son Of Rhudaur

Borys - 26 Mar 14 - 8:07 AM

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Fantastic story. It inspired me to write my own gap fillers.

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The Only Choice

Hanasían - 15 Mar 14 - 10:42 PM

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I enjoyed this reading! You have quite a coo alt vision of the tale! Thanks for sharing this!

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Days of Agony

Hanasían - 15 Mar 14 - 10:39 PM

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This is a good re-telling of the tale. Thanks for sharing!

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Son Of Rhudaur

Hanasían - 15 Mar 14 - 10:32 PM

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This is quite the epic accounting of a fascinating part of Third Age History. I've only read a few chapters, but will read the rest as time permits. Thanks for sharing it. 

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The vase that was broken

Fool of a Took - 12 Mar 14 - 7:49 AM

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This is really funny!  I can't imagine what it would be like to think you had broken a priceless elven vase... :D

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