Title: Confidante Artist:hildigard_brown Summary: 'While Frodo is healing and hoping/waiting for Sam to come, he develops an unexpected friendship with Galadriel, who is also awaiting the arriving of her beloved from Middle-earth.' Rating: PG Medium: photoshop/photo manipulation
Title: You Can Never Go Home Author:lordhellebore Summary: As Gollum watches Frodo and Sam sleep on the stairs of Cirith Ungol, he imagines for a moment how things could be different. Rating: PG Word count: ~ 1,440 Beta:writcraft Author's Notes: Gollum was quite a challenge to write, but I knew almost from the beginning of the fest that I wanted his perspective on Frodo and Sam, and this scene is one of my favourite parts of the books.
Title: By the Fireside Author and Artist:writcraft Summary: Sam and Frodo rest for the evening. Rating: PG-13 Word Count: ~1,650 Warnings: None Author's Notes: It has been such a treat to be part of this fest and to try my hand at LoTR fan fiction. Thanks so much to A for the speedy beta on short notice.
Title: Home Fires Burning Author:lbilover Summary: In the spring of 1421, Frodo asks a favour of Sam and is surprised by his response. Rating: R Word Count: 3813 Warnings: If you're a canon purist, this may not be for you. If you're okay with a scenario where Sam doesn't marry Rosie and there's a chance for him and Frodo, then read on. :-) Beta: Author's Notes: For Vaysh, who requested: [Prompt #18]Time Period: quest or post-quest. Location: Mordor, Minas Tirith, the Shire, can be all of them LotR is a book without any obvious eroticism. But at the strangest moment, when Sam finds Frodo wounded in the Tower of Cirith Ungol, we read this description of Frodo, notedly through Sam's eyes: He stood up, and it looked to Sam as if he was clothed in flame: his naked skin was scarlet in the light of the lamp above. One can read this sentence in many ways, but the choice of words - "clothed in flame", "naked skin", "scarlet" – is suggestive of the erotic. To me it's one of the central moments in LotR that speaks to the sexual connection between Frodo and Sam. I would love to read a story, or see art (!), which explores this quote and this vision, as the quest continues or (probably more likely) after the Ring is destroyed. Three word prompts for inspiration: death, sparks, the colour of Sam's hair Dear Vaysh, I hope this is at least a little close to what you wanted.
Title: Clothed in Flame Artist:hildigard_brown Summary: 'He stood up, and it looked to Sam as if he was clothed in flame: his naked skin was scarlet in the light of the lamp above.' Rating: PG-13 Medium: photoshop/photo manipulation Warnings: Marginally not SFW.
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