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B2MeM Prompt and Path: Secondary colours, blue path.
Format: Art.
Genre: Mixed media.
Rating: All ages.
Warnings: Strong silliness.
Characters: Saruman, Gandalf.
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional): If you blink at the right time primary colours can be seen;p
Summary: Saruman shows off his cloak lining of secondary colours to Gandalf.

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B2MeM Prompt and Path: The Purple Path, prompt: Tyranny
Format: Drabble series (12 True Drabbles, 1,200 words total)
Genre: Gapfiller, Character study
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Canonical character death
Characters: Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Saruman, Gríma Wormtongue
Pairings: n/a
Creator’s Notes (optional):Drabble #3 is Lotho's POV of an event that took place in my early story "A Place for Gandalf".
It's a part of my headcanon that in his business dealings with Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Saruman called himself "Mr. White".
Summary: Lotho Sackville-Baggins was destined to grow up to rule the Shire...for a while.

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B2MeM Challenge: “We know that the crebain were Saruman's spies, but were all crows on the side of the enemy? Write a story or create artwork about crows, good or bad. This article about crows bringing gifts might provide inspiration.” - Linda Hoyland
Title: Angandil’s Strange Evening
Format: Short story (~1950 words)
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Warnings: n/a
Characters: OCs, Saruman, Nazgûl
Pairings: n/a
Creators' Notes (optional): My ‘verse takes “The Hunt for the Ring,” version C, from Unfinished Tales as canon; excerpt from the relevant passages in the endnotes. Events in this fic proceed according to that version, excepting of course the parts pertaining to my OCs. Angandil and Moril have appeared in a few of my Saruman-centric stories on
Summary: Angandil, chief of Saruman’s crebain, witnesses the Nine pay a visit to Isengard.
“Go tell Curunír: Strange visitors, bad feeling.” )
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B2MeM Challenge: "A Long-Expected Party" (Alternate Viewpoints)
Format: Double drabble
Genre: General
Rating: G
Warnings: Tree-death
Characters: The Party Tree (seriously), Bilbo, Frodo, Saruman, Samwise
Summary: The Party Tree's perception of Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday, and what happened later.

The Memory of Party Trees )
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B2MeM Challenge: “The Voice of Saruman” (Alternate Viewpoints)
Format: Double drabble
Genre: General
Rating: G
Warnings: *shrug*
Characters: Gandalf, Saruman, OC
Summary: One of the folk of Isengard observes the confrontation between Gandalf and Saruman.

Author's Note: Um yeah it's still wizards (who are eating my brain all month, hopefully with curry), but it's NOT my big WIP for once.  For the first time to date during B2MeM, I have produced drabbles!

******** )

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B2MeM Challenge: B9: Aspects of Aragorn: Aragorn; Rangers of the North: Eriador
Format: ficlet
Genre: drama
Rating: K+
Characters: Saruman
Summary: “The enemy has set traps for me before…” – “Strider,” FOTR
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B2MeM Challenge: “Papery” (Textures).
Format: Ficlet
Genre: General
Rating: Gish
Warnings: Evolution and booze practically mentioned in the same sentence?
Characters: Gandalf, Radagast, Saruman, Alatar, Pallando
Summary:  Gandalf learns something interesting about Rhovanion in the marketplace.  Saruman remains unimpressed with Gandalf’s hat.  Alatar and Pallando bethink them of farther lands. 

Author's Note:  This is rather a pivotal, though not dramatic, moment in my newly-arrived-in-Middle-Earth-wizards story arc.

Most of the chapters, including this one, can work as short stories in their own right; but the whole bloody thing can be found at Many Paths to Tread, filed under the title "Istari, circa 1040.."  Sometimes sections go there that I don't end up posting here.

Eriador holds all the stories Valinor has deigned to listen to; but this continent, as we know, is vast. )
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B2MeM Challenge: “Painted” (Textures), “Snow” (Weather).
Format: Ficlet
Genre: General
Rating: G
Warnings: f o r e s h a d o w i n g !
Characters: Pallando, Radagast, Saruman, OC
Summary:  Pallando and Radagast observe a clever artefact in Amon Sûl.  So, it would seem, does Saruman. 

I've been forgetting to issue my standard spiel that this takes place within a year of the wizards arriving in Middle Earth.  So, yeah, that.

" My friend sometimes sees things, from other times or places" )

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B2MeM Challenge: “Toad” (Beasts), “Immortality” (Deep Thoughts), “Glacier” (Landscape), “I am the swift uplifting rush..” -attrib. M.E. Frye (Snippets of Verse), “Rough” (Textures), “Hot” (Weather).
Format:  Overgrown ficlet
Genre: General
Rating: G
Warnings: Metaphysics
Characters: Gandalf, Saruman
Summary:  Obviously, when it's too hot to move, the thing to do is discuss metaphysics.

"You just dropped your hypothetical universe.." )
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B2MeM Challenge: G-51, Five Books, Five Characters: Fangorn
Format: reverse and forward dribble
Genre: poetic form, gapfiller
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Treebeard, Gandalf, Saruman
Pairings: n/a
Summary: A newly returned Gandalf and Treebeard see one another in the depths of Fangorn Forest.

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B2MeM Challenge: “Beyond” (Deep Thoughts), “Coarse” (Textures).
Format: Ficlet
Genre: General
Rating: Gish
Warnings: Humor juxtaposed with a Transcendent Interlude.TM
Characters: Pallando (and Gandalf, Saruman, Alatar and Radagast)
Summary:  How many Istari does it take to repair a rowboat?  This and more profound issues press upon Pallando.  Takes place within a year of the wizards arriving in Middle Earth.

(For those wondering, the glacier will arrive tomorrow)

..the body dragging like a cloak of brambles that nettled at one’s person.. )

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B2MeM Challenge: immortality (B15/deep thoughts), Feanor hugged his kids (N31/Feanatics)
Format: prose short story (1,031 + Notes)
Genre: family, schmoop
Rating: general
Warnings: n/a
Characters: Feanor, Curunir (Saruman)
Pairings: n/a
Summary: A bit of shoptalk from the weeks before Maglor's birth. Feanor and Saruman discuss fatherhood, life, and all the rest.
Beta: Ellynn

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B2MeM Challenge: “Watcher in the Water” (Beasts), “Love” (Deep Thoughts), “Cliffs” (Landscape).
Format: ficlet(or a bit longer)
Genre: general
Rating: PGish
Warnings: critter death
Characters: Aiwendil, Saruman, Alatar, Pallando, Gandalf
Summary:The Istari encounter a strange creature in the shadow of the mountain. Gandalf has awesome hand-eye coordination.  Takes place within the first year of the Istari arriving in Middle-earth.

"Kill it" )
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B2MeM Challenge: ..a folktale or fairytale (Crossover 1), Helm's Deep (Alternate Viewpoints).
Format: ficlet
Genre: general
Rating: G
Warnings: um...smoking is bad for you, kids?
Characters: Merry, Pippin, Saruman, Treebeard
Summary:  Helm's Deep/Destruction of Isengard meets the Indian tale of "The Tiger, the Brahmin, and the Jackal."

Note: I'm not sure if many are familiar with the original folktale, but I attest it is made of awesome. 

“Well, that’s a mite depressing, to be sure,” said Pippin, “but what about us?” )
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B2MeM Challenge: "God" (Deep Thoughts), "The steady slowing down of the heart..." -C. Mews (Snippets of Verse)
Format: ficlet, ~970 words
Genre: General
Rating: G-ish
Warnings: Brief mention of booze, strong opposing opinions, philosophy
Characters: Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar, Pallando
Pairings: This does not happen in my stories.  People in my stories argue.  K.
Summary: Wizards discuss Númenor and theology around a campfire.  This takes place within the first six months of their arrival in Middle Earth, while they're wandering about getting used to things.

Wizard debate! )
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Isengard Bids Five

B2MeM Challenge:(O67)
All Creatures Fair and Foul: Firefoot, Eomer's Horse

Characters:Eomer, Theodred, Firefoot, (unnamed: Erestor, Glorfindel, Saruman)
Summary:Isengard bids five.
Notes: Lotro players are going to get this one -- and I dedicate it to all my friends on Imladris! *hugs, pie, and watch out for Isengard, they just bid five again...*

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B2MeM Challenge: Deep Thoughts ("We"), Snippets of Verse ("In what furnace was thy brain?" -Blake), Weather ("Thundersnow")
Format: ficlet  1020 words
Genre: Character study, general
Rating: G
Warnings: Vague mentions of horror and torment, not enough to merit PG imo.
Characters: Gandalf, Saruman (other wizard cameos)
Summary: Peculiar weather ensues over abandoned Annúminas. The Istari need to clean all the things.  Gandalf and Saruman discuss time and memory

Author's note!  This is a chapter of a larger piece, but stands on its own. 
I decided to put just this one chapter here, because we're all insane(ly busy) and who has time to read all of them?  Should readers be interested in other recent chapters, I've a link to the story on MPTT at the bottom of this post.

Lake Nenuial, evening )

The full story at MPTT.  Look, the story id is 2020, that's got to be good, right?
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B2MeM Challenge: Hobbits: O-68, "Sharkey"
Format: Ficlet, Inner Monologue
Title: Sharkey Arrives at Bag End
Genre: Gapfiller
Rating: G
Warnings: N /A
Characters: Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Lotho Sackville-Baggins
Pairings: N/A
Summary: Saruman's impressions of his arrival at Bag End.

Sharkey Arrives at Bag End

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B2MeM Challenge: O68, Smells (pipeweed) and Hobbits (Sharkey)
Format: Drabble
Title: Frail
Genre: Angst
Rating: G/K
Warnings: None
Characters: Frodo, Sharkey (Saruman)
Pairings: N/A
Summary: Frodo's encounter with Sharkey is a nightmarish one, preying on the Ringbearer's deepest, darkest fears.

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B2MeM Challenge: I22 - AU – And in that year, the Necromancer, Sauron revealed himself, and he broke the Council that had come to assail him…. & I22 – Canon Couples Celeborn/Galadriel

Format:  Ficlet

Title:  Songs of Power

Genre:  AU/Action/Adventure/Drama

Rating: G/T

Warnings:  Character Death

Characters:  Sauron, Galadriel, Celeborn, Elrond, Gandalf the Grey, Radagast the Brown, Saruman the White

Pairings:  Galadriel/Celeborn

Summary: Sauron can still sing songs of power. Galadriel, Gandalf, and the White Council emulate Finrod Felagund.  And far to the North, a burglar enters a dragon’s den…

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