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[personal profile] zdenka
B2MeM Prompt: The song “Four Seasons in One Day” by Crowded House: music and lyrics (B2MeM 2014)
Format: short story
Genre: gen, experimental
Rating: T
Warnings: Not a happy fic! Non-linear narrative; also spoilery warnings )
Characters: Celebrimbor, Sauron
Pairings: none
Creator’s Notes (optional): I’m trying to getting back into B2MeM by finishing a lingering WIP from B2MeM 2014. Many thanks to avanti_90 for beta-reading this. The title is from this quote: ‘The love of the Elves for their land and their works is deeper than the deeps of the Sea, and their regret is undying and cannot ever wholly be assuaged. Yet they will cast all away rather than submit to Sauron: for they know him now.’ (The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Mirror of Galadriel”)
Summary: Celebrimbor takes refuge in memory. (Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain, only one step away . . .)

(Also on AO3)

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[identity profile] mujun-no-ageha.livejournal.com
B2MeM Challenge: B2MeM 2016: Memories; B2MeM 2014: Seasons of Middle Earth, prompt: "It's time for the summer fruits and berries: strawberries and blackberries are abundant, and in some places the trees droop with peaches and plums. The tomatoes and cucumbers are ripe on the vine. Create a story or a work of art featuring a Summer seasonal food. Bonus for including a recipe."
Format: Ficlet
Genre: Fluff, recipefic
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None
Characters: Fëanor, Amrod
Pairings: Fëanor & Amrod
Summary: Fëanor and Amrod make a cake.

Story on AO3
[identity profile] starbrow.livejournal.com
B2MeM Challenge: Treebeard's Song under Seasons of Middle-earth (2014)
Format: Short Story
Genre: Character Study
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: Treebeard, Voronwë, Lúthien, Beren, Dior, Galadriel
Pairings: mentioned Beren/Lúthien, implied Celeborn/Galadriel
Creator's Notes: Takes place sometime around 480 of the First Age.
Summary: Late in the First Age, Treebeard goes on a walking tour of Beleriand and meets some interesting people.

Now All Those Lands Lie under the Wave on AO3.
[identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
B2MeM Challenge: 2014 Seasons of Middle-earth
Title: Mistress Butterbur and the Ranger
Author: Baranduin
Rating: G
Warnings: Rather fluffy
Characters: Strider, OFC
Summary: This combines two of the winter prompts: two or more characters snowed in plus a story highlighting a recipe. This story is an excuse for wallowing in food :-) I know this is being posted outside the fest timeframe though I believe that's all right. If not, I'll remove asap.
Notes: Thanks for Phil Rickman for Merrily's name ...

Mistress Butterbur and the Ranger )
[identity profile] maglor-20.livejournal.com
Title: The Antithesis
Author Name: Makalaure
Prompt: Staying warm against the wintry weather.
Summary: Maglor and a strange boy meet during a gelid winter. AU.
Rating: Teens
Warnings: Mature themes, character death, mentions of violence.

Disclaimer: I do not own The Silmarillion.

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[personal profile] hhimring
Title: "Things I did in March: A General Thank-you"
Author Name: Himring
Prompt: "In the Willow-meads of Tasarinan", etc.
Summary: I enjoyed this year's crop of stories a great deal!
Rating: General
Warnings: bad verse; mild spoilers for several stories
Author's Notes: Thank you to all the participants and especially to the moderators!

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[identity profile] ignoblebard.livejournal.com
Title: Four Seasons in One Day
Author Name: ignoblebard
Prompt: Four Seasons in One Day (noncompilation)
Summary: Legolas guards Gollum
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Beta: None
Author's Notes: I thought it would be interesting to write a character that had a major change from the morning until the night.

Four Seasons )
[identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Title: Vanquished Shadows

Author Name: Linda Hoyland

Prompt: "Then, as a sweet rain will pass down a wind of spring and the sun will shine out the clearer, his tears ceased, and his laughter welled up, and laughing he sprang from his bed." (Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen") combined with Your character gets caught in a spring rainstorm. What happens next?

Summary: Faramir ponders the events of a momentous day.

Rating: PG

Warnings: None

Beta: none

Author's Notes: Written in honour of Defeat of Sauron Day. 500 FLF


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[identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Title: Pollination
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] tehta
Summary: So, why did Galadriel depart for the West ahead of her husband? This double-drabble might help us understand.
Prompt: The one ending with “After finishing this song Treebeard walked on silently through the silent woods." (That is where I got my original idea of including Ents in a ficlet!)
Warnings: Some character assassination of great and noble Elves.
Rating: Teen
Beta: eveiya


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[identity profile] rhymer23.livejournal.com
Title: The Swallow
Author Name: Rhymer ([livejournal.com profile] rhymer23)
Prompt: "'For our spring and our summer are gone by, and they will never be seen on earth again save in memory.'" (Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien") Write or create art about a character who has reached old age.
Summary: Having said his last farewells to the Shire, Merry visits Edoras and its King one final time.
Rating: PG
Warnings: This is not a deathfic. However, it does involve characters in the closing stages of their lives, discussing issues relating to death and mortality.

The Swallow )
[identity profile] zopyrus.livejournal.com
Title: When the Moon Hits Your Eye
Author Name: Zopyrus
Prompt: Durin's Day
Rating: General
Summary: In Hithlum, Fingon receives the first of many Dwarf-made gifts.
Notes: Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] suzll for the beta!
When the Moon Hits Your Eye )
[identity profile] suzll.livejournal.com

Title: Missed Connections

Author Name: Suzelle

Prompt: The summer romance is a common trope--almost regarded as a rite of passage--in many modern films and stories. Write or create art about a summer romance.

Summary: Aragorn shows off his sexy wrestling moves, and the girls of the Dúnedain go wild!  To their disappointment, the only person he actually enjoys dancing with has pointy ears.

Rating: General

Warnings: N/A

Author’s Notes: With great thanks to my betas, Cairistiona, Tehta, and Zopyrus, for helping to make this far better than it was at the start.


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[personal profile] hhimring
Title: Snowdrops
Author Name: Himring
Prompt: flowers peeking above the snow (Seasons of Middle-earth: Spring)
Summary: Valacar, prince of Gondor, is sent to Rhovanion to learn the ways of his father’s allies and falls in love with Vidumavi, the daughter of his host
Rating: PG
Warnings: none (except for a bit of geekishness)
Author's Notes: Simultaneously written for the current challenge at [livejournal.com profile] lotr_community. The requirements were that the story should contain no dialogue and that one of the characters should point at something.

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[identity profile] heartofoshun.livejournal.com
Title: If We Be Friends
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] heartofoshun (Oshun)
Prompt: For B2MeM 2014, a non-compilation contribution – “Write a story or create art about the midsummer holiday (Lithe, Gates of Summer, or another midsummer holiday of your choosing).”
Summary: This is the story of how a Puckish young Elrond tries to seduce the King.
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None.
Beta: The usual suspect, [livejournal.com profile] ignoblebard
Author's Notes: Midsummer still equals Midsummer Night’s Dream for me.If We Be Friends )

Seamstress

Mar. 22nd, 2014 07:50 pm
[identity profile] zopyrus.livejournal.com
Title: Seamstress
Author Name: Zopyrus
Prompt: "He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams." (Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past")
Summary: They won’t meet until the end of the world, but Maglor and Míriel manage to swap stories anyway.
Rating: General
Author's Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] suzll for the beta!

Seamstress )
[identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Title: When winter comes

Author Name: Linda Hoyland

Prompt: http://allpoetry.com/poem/8500011-I-Sit-And-Think-by-J-R-R-Tolkien

Summary: Éowyn is not enjoying her visit to Rivendell.

Rating: PG

Warnings: none

Beta: (optional)

Author's Notes: Ficlet. I imagine elvish music to sound a little like Gregorian chant and the music of Rohan to sound rather like Cossack songs.

Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.


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[identity profile] tehta.livejournal.com
Title: It’s Puzzle
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] tehta
Summary: So, what was Galadriel doing near the end of the First Age, as her kinsmen died and their realms fell into ruin?
Prompt: “Write or create art about a place or group that is beginning its rise in importance.”
Warnings: It’s actually a word-based puzzle. Some people might find that annoying.
Rating: General.
Beta: One person did manage to solve it!


So, what was Galadriel doing near the end of the First Age, as her kinsmen died and their realms fell into ruin? )

Edited to add: When I said acrostic, I meant the usual definition of a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words. Except, since this isn't a poem, it's sentences that matter here, not lines. Oh, and there are three phrases to be found here: a clue, and two snarky solutions.
[identity profile] rhymer23.livejournal.com
Title: The Ring and the Book
Author Name: Rhymer ([livejournal.com profile] rhymer23)
Prompt: (Non-compilation) Picture prompt. (Picture shows a ring resting on an open book.)
Summary: While writing about his discovery of the Ring, Bilbo grapples with the temptation to tell a false tale.
Rating: G
Warnings: None

The Ring and the Book )
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[personal profile] hhimring
Title: A Merry Feast
Author Name: Himring
Prompt: "Let us think that at this midwinter the feast shall be merrier than in all our years yet, with a fearless spring to follow after!" (Children of Húrin) (Seasons of Middle-earth: Winter)
Summary: Morwen at midwinter
Rating: Teens
Warnings: canonical outcome of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad (chiefly implied)
Author's Notes: A true drabble originally posted in January at Tolkien Weekly for the prompt "Wine", after first reading the B2MeM 2014 prompts list. I hope it is ok to repost it here.
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Mar. 18th, 2014 11:56 pm
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[personal profile] moetushie
Title: The Old Eagle
Author Name: [livejournal.com profile] moetushie / Zeen
Prompt: Spring - Use the following song to inspire your writing or artwork: "Return of the Birds" by the Mediæaval Bæbes
Summary: In Númenor, Elros tells his children a tale from his long-ago childhood.
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Moderate instances of violence. References to canonical child death and animal death.
Beta: Elleth! ♥
Author's Notes: For B2MeM 2014. The name of Elros’ wife gratefully taken from Elleth’s Textual Ghosts Project.


Elros, in his own words. Sort of. )

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