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Silmfic: "Sharp Things in the Way"

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Silmfic: "Sharp Things in the Way"

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As a prize for winning the Season of Writing Dangerously, Himring requested a remix of her poignant and lovely Maglor Plays For His People After Doriath. I decided to accept this particular challenge, and the result is my short story "Sharp Things in the Way," which touches on the same events and time periods but from Daeron's rather than Maglor's perspective.

Here is the summary:

The consummate poet of the Sindar, Daeron recognizes his potential to shape his people's perceptions of the newly arrived Noldor but struggles to find the courage to assert himself. Inspired by meeting Maglor at the Mereth Aderthad, Daeron nonetheless finds himself besieged by perceived failure, until his final attempt to depict a peaceful history between their peoples might be too late. A remix of Himring's "Maglor Plays For His People After Doriath" and written as a Season of Writing Dangerously prize for Himring.

"Sharp Things in the Way" on the SWG
"Sharp Things in the Way" on AO3

This post was originally posted on Dreamwidth and, using my Felagundish Elf magic, crossposted to LiveJournal. You can comment here or there!

  • Oh, aweseome! *adds to ebook making list* I have just read Himring's story some weeks ago.
    • I hope you like it! :) I thought Himring's story was wonderful. She gave me a few to choose from for the prize, but this one just demanded to be done, once I'd read it.
  • *whispers* The link to Himring's original story appears to be broken - it gives me the "www.silmarillionwritersguild.org" part twice, resulting in a 404 Not Found. Removing the first half of the link leads me to the story, but it might lead others astray, too?

    Anyway, looking forward to reading your version! Rewriting the story from Daeron's POV looks like an effective choice :D
    • Fixed it! Thank you! (I copied from the SWG site, and the TinyMCE text editor always renders links weirdly, and I apparently screwed up while trying to make it functional again ...)

      I hope you like the story. :)
  • Saw it, read it, loved it, reviewed it. :D Now I wonder how this would sound in latin LOL
    • Lol! My Latin isn't quite up for that yet ... :D

      Thank you again for reading and reviewing, Rhapsy!
  • Beautifully written, wonderful story. Once I can form a coherent, proper review will do so at SWG. Must read Himring's story as well now my curiosity has been aroused. I've always been a fan of Tolkien's singers. :)
    • I highly recommend Himring's story. She provided a list of possible stories for remixing, and this one seized my heart immediately.

      Thank you for reading my remix! I'm glad you liked it. :D
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