May 5th, 2008

Lord of the Rings

3 Lord of the Rings Drabbles

I’ve been struggling a little with the next ‘Tabula Avatar’ chapter. I had to re-write a fight scene five times before it came out right. Usually I can knock them off in my sleep but this one gave me a lot of trouble. Eventually I knocked it into shape and, although there are still a couple of scenes to go before I can call the chapter finished, I have taken a brief break to knock off a couple of drabbles.

curiouswombat is spending a lot of time these days reading LotR fanfic, although she still hasn’t read the excellent BtVS/The Hobbit crossover And Back Again by Don Sample that I recommended to her weeks ago. I’d never really considered writing in the LotR-verse, although I’m a former member of the Tolkien Society and used to be able to recite whole chapters of LotR from memory, but her obsession has pushed me to write these. Two 100-word drabbles with a 50-word half-drabble in between. Most of the dialogue in the second and third drabbles is taken directly from Tolkien. Set in Lothlórien near the end of ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’. Rating R. The first one may require some knowledge of British slang (and of a certain scene from the movie).
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