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Spiced Wine
10/21/17 09:44 pm
Have a wonderful time, Narya :)
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10/21/17 11:46 am
Hello fellow Tolkien-lovers. I'm heading stateside for a couple of weeks so probably won't be online much. Take care, all - may the muses be generous!
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10/19/17 01:18 pm
with all my lovely elves created there. *g* But it looks as I really should give it a go soon, and keep a lookout for the new one. :)
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Interesting news about the new game. I've bought Shadow of Mordor some time ago, but never really played it so far; I'm not playing often and when I do, I'm still stuck at Skyrim
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Belated Happy Birthday, Cheekybeak!
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Second Chance by Narya

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This is one of my older stories. It was written at a time when I was badly in need of catharsis, and was a response to the Animal Transformations challenge over at lotrfanfiction.com. The brief was to write a modern-person-falls-into-Middle-earth tale in which the modern person turns into an animal. It was supposed to be a ten thousand word piece of fluff. Hah. It grew.

At one point there was a sequel on the cards, but even though I hadn't quite covered all the story mechanics in the first instalment, the emotional journey of the characters was complete. I hadn't left myself with much room for manouevre. I didn't want to do a major re-write of the story in order to cram things in, but I did want to streamline it to make it work as a standalone, so that I didn't feel beholden to it any more. As I said, it's an old story, and I grew a lot when I was writing it (eek, maybe I should have put a cheese warning for the story notes!). I see the flaws, but I still see a lot that I like, and I care about the characters. I wanted to feel like I'd left them somewhere appropriate.

There are one or two loose threads even now; I wanted to leave myself the option of going back to the 'verse, while still having a coherent story that works by itself. For that reason there may or may not be a few gapfillers further down the line, but for the time being this is it. I hope you enjoy it.
Izzy wasn’t sure how it happened. One moment she was strapped to a stretcher, in agony, barely able to see or hear. The next, everything had blurred into a whitish mass, like a blanket of snow had settled over her eyes – and then she was floating steadily upwards, and it didn’t hurt any more. She glanced down. A tall, red-headed woman in green overalls was racing towards an ambulance, and standing a little way away was a man with fear etched into the lines of his face. He had his arms wrapped around a brown-haired girl of about fifteen. The two of them looked familiar, somehow, but they were moving further and further away as she drifted up...no. Those two were important, she knew it. She struggled downwards, ignoring the force that was gently yet insistently restraining her.

Not yet. Not ready.

The red-headed woman was coming back now; the man was shaking his head, and the girl was sobbing.

Slowly, tenderly, Izzy reached out a comforting hand to touch the girl’s cheek; the girl shivered at the contact, and for one brief instant, Izzy felt a flash of remembrance. Warmth suffused her. She pulled her arm away and closed her eyes, and felt the loving embrace of a power she couldn’t begin to comprehend as the world around her became a mass of light – and then there was no more.
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