Name:Bonnie L. Sherrell
Joined:October 16, 2004
I am a special education teacher of middle years, and have loved Middle Earth since the early sixties.
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Lessons for a Young Hobbit
Frodo Baggins, newly returned to Hobbiton as Bilbo's ward, begins a new set of lessons designed to prepare him for life as Bilbo's intended heir and successor.<br><br>An Advent Calendar series for 2011.
Updated:December 22, 2011 Chapters:22 Words:2515 Reviews: 0
Five were sent to teach and cajole, but one thought to rule, causing contention amongst the Istari. The making (and breaking) of Wizards.
Beta by Fiondil.
Updated:November 21, 2014 Chapters:40 Words:212989 Reviews: 5
The Acceptable Sacrifice
He thought the sacrifice had been consummated--but he found he was mistaken. How, then would it become acceptable? Now complete.
Updated:January 27, 2008 Chapters:101 Words:422470 Reviews: 3
For Eyes to See as Can
Frodo Baggins as seen through the eyes of Sam Gamgee, switching at the end to the POV of the King Elessar. Dealing with the Ring and its legacy.
No slash. Deliberate angst. Mostly book canon.
Updated:December 10, 2006 Chapters:28 Words:80219 Reviews: 1
Filled with Light as with Water
The sequel to "For Eyes to See as Can"; Frodo Baggin and healing in Tol Eressea. Rated for suicidal thoughts. No slash, some play with book canon at the end.
Updated:November 23, 2004 Chapters:10 Words:21949 Reviews: 0
Light on the Way
On the deaths of the King Elessar and the Lady Arwen. Character death and discussions of the handling of bodies--discrete.
Updated:August 8, 2013 Chapters:14 Words:29760 Reviews: 3
The King's Commission
The King Elessar wishes to commission a memorial for the Pheriannath whose aid helped win the War of the Rings. But how to capture the image of Frodo Baggins, who has left Middle Earth? Then he meets an unusual sculptor.
Rated for careful discussion of incest and pedophilia, and for character deaths.
Updated:February 21, 2015 Chapters:80 Words:378254 Reviews: 5
The Colors of Passing
A single-chapter story: Frodo sees the loss of the Ring and its aftermath in terms of color
Updated:January 25, 2005 Chapters:1 Words:2198 Reviews: 2
The Choice of Healing
How was Frodo Baggins convinced to take the Grey Ship to the Undying Lands?
Rated for suicidal thoughts.
Updated:April 14, 2005 Chapters:20 Words:82398 Reviews: 0
The Ties of Family
We've explored a great deal how Sam, Merry, and Pippin would be impacted by Frodo's decision to leave Middle Earth. But what of the others who must live on after he's gone? How would Frodo's realization that the Shire must now be seen as part of the world be made manifest? And what if there were blood heirs--almost--for Frodo?
Updated:August 1, 2005 Chapters:43 Words:182638 Reviews: 0
Three were intended to embody the hopes of not only the Dśnedain, but the hopes and needs of all the Free Peoples (and those who wished to know freedom) in all of Middle Earth. But when the Lady Gilraen lost two of her three sons, where would the lost ones be born, and who would be the one to prepare then to face the needs of the rest of Middle Earth?<br><br>Based on a Nuzgul set loose in the nursery by Harrowcat.
Updated:July 19, 2005 Chapters:7 Words:22297 Reviews: 1
A tale of two visits to Harad. Now complete.
Updated:October 7, 2005 Chapters:52 Words:216721 Reviews: 12
Moments in Time
General Serial Rated:Teens
A place to highlight those short stories that present themselves at my keyboard.
Updated:February 8, 2010 Chapters:101 Words:314391 Reviews: 10
A sequel of sorts to "The Acceptable Sacrifice." There was great hurt given to Captain Peregrin Took by his father the last time Pippin visited the Great Smial from Crickhollow. Sir Meriadoc Brandybuck, on the other hand, hasn't been properly forthcoming to his parents about his experiences, and they've felt pressed to the ends of their abilities to understand. And the Lord Samwise Gamgee must come to terms with the loss of his beloved Master and with the fact he is now himself Master of Bag End and heir to all Frodo had and might have had, done and might have done.<br><br>The time for reconciliation has come.
Updated:May 10, 2006 Chapters:12 Words:57144 Reviews: 0
Flooding and Glamours
A Took remembers the first visit he had with a Baggins family, and reflects on the nature of glamours.
Updated:May 10, 2006 Chapters:3 Words:13847 Reviews: 0
The day comes when Samwise Gamgee is finally free to seek out his beloved Master once again.
Updated:December 10, 2006 Chapters:18 Words:79694 Reviews: 1
Trials and Tribulation
Someone has decided that "Mer" Frodo needs a hug to feel better, and Frodo finds himself sponsoring an unusual family in the East Farthing.
Updated:April 3, 2007 Chapters:3 Words:11537 Reviews: 0
The Tenant from Staddle
When Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee were ennobled on the Field of Cormallen, Gondor and Arnor granted them lands held in the King's name for their maintenance in keeping with the customs of the lands. And now a farmer formerly from Staddle learns he must have permission from the Lord Iorhael in order to remain where he has begun excavating a new smial and setting up a farm for himself and his family.
Updated:August 4, 2008 Chapters:36 Words:254429 Reviews: 2
'Neath Anor, Ithil, and Gil
General Serial Rated:All
A second collection of short stories that will occur from time to time. Now full.
Updated:June 7, 2011 Chapters:101 Words:152268 Reviews: 2
Go Out in Joy
What might have happened if--if Frodo Baggins at the last moment decided not to go to Tol Eressea? How would he feel once he realized he'd not been as successful at hiding his physical and emotional deterioration as he'd thought? <br><br>AU.
Updated:January 18, 2008 Chapters:12 Words:60346 Reviews: 0
There were two Hobbitesses who considered Frodo Baggins their son. This is the story of the second mother.
Updated:September 8, 2007 Chapters:13 Words:105626 Reviews: 0
Not Gonna Happens
General Serial Rated:All
JRRT meets Jasper Fforde? A series of short stories I suppose we can be glad never happened.
Updated:July 6, 2016 Chapters:19 Words:37449 Reviews: 0
Might Have Beens
Drama Serial Rated:Teens
Finally, the collection of stories that might have been, had only one or two elements been changed.
Updated:January 12, 2015 Chapters:11 Words:22954 Reviews: 0
He who Would Have All
Lotho Sackville-Baggins, in the year 1390 S.R., is already much given to the Seven Deadly Sins.
Updated:July 13, 2007 Chapters:1 Words:3313 Reviews: 0
The Coin's Other Face
A companion piece to "He Who Would Have All." How Frodo and Sam experience the Seven Deadly Sins.
A birthday gift for Dreamflower.
Updated:July 5, 2007 Chapters:1 Words:1196 Reviews: 0
When a small epidemic hits, some seasonal help is in order.
Updated:January 1, 2008 Chapters:1 Words:3004 Reviews: 0
A Maid Waiting
Some who came to Minas Tirith did so in hopes of pursuing a larger ambition. For Systerien of Celebstrand in Dor-en-Ernil and Ivormil of Bidwell in Lossarnach, to find themselves in the presence of the King Returned served to put those ambitions into perspective.
A sequel to "Vocabulary Lessons" in "Moments in Time."
Updated:January 1, 2008 Chapters:10 Words:53631 Reviews: 0
The Farewell in Gondor
AU--What if Frodo hadn't accompanied Sam, Merry, and Pippin back to the Shire--if the other Hobbits had become convinced it would be better he remain by Aragorn's side and had so convinced him? A look at how it MIGHT have played out....
Updated:June 7, 2008 Chapters:4 Words:16463 Reviews: 0
The Keys of the Realm
The Battle of the Pelennor is over, and the folk of Minas Tirith must deal with the aftermath. Now the Keeper of the Keys watches the changes happen, finding himself preparing for the Return of the King to Gondor.
Written for the Coronation Challenge on LOTR Community, and with special note to Raksha for the Faramir Creation Day Memorial; and for Radbooks for her birthday.
Updated:June 7, 2008 Chapters:7 Words:26459 Reviews: 2
Between Green Door and Gold Ring
General Serial Rated:Teens
To be a repository of Bilbo-centered stories set in the years before Frodo came to Hobbiton to become the heir to the Master of Bag End.
Updated:July 9, 2016 Chapters:26 Words:31090 Reviews: 3
Some remarks made in the marketplace have left Frodo in a fury, and Aragorn seeks to set those who made them right....
Updated:October 8, 2008 Chapters:1 Words:6924 Reviews: 0
In Empty Lands
Action Serial Rated:Teens
To reflect the experiences of the Fellowship, mostly as seen through the eyes of Boromir, son of Denethor. Title taken from the lament sung by Aragorn and Legolas as Boromir's funeral boat is committed to Rauros Falls and the river.
Updated:November 4, 2015 Chapters:32 Words:110685 Reviews: 8
Wherever the Prompt Might Lead
A series of ficlets for the 2008 Advent Calendar. A new element must be added day by day.
bottle, wharf, violin, moon, monkey, fork, hole, lock, sheet, pendant, crystal, cookie, letter, money, tail, chair, bread, seed, peach, snow, rope, boat, baggage, candle.
Beta by RiverOtter.
Updated:January 21, 2009 Chapters:25 Words:7511 Reviews: 0
The First Snowfall of the Season
The Valar offer Frodo Baggins a special dream as a midwinter gift one year.
Updated:January 21, 2009 Chapters:1 Words:5685 Reviews: 1
Only a Second or Two
A series of drabbles for the 2009 Back to Middle Earth Month challenges.
Updated:March 31, 2009 Chapters:31 Words:4172 Reviews: 1
The Wind Changes
It is March 15th, 3019 T.A., and those who had comprised the Fellowship of the Ring find that the scent of despair can be dispersed by a shift in the winds of the world.
Written for the LOTR-Community-Gfic "Ides of March" challenge. Thanks ever to RiverOtter for the beta.
Some dialogue taken directly from The Lord of the Rings.
Updated:March 17, 2009 Chapters:2 Words:4020 Reviews: 0
Passover and Pilgrimage
During the visit of Sam, Rosie, and Elanor to Gondor in 1442 S.R., a new series of memorials was unveiled in Ithilien to mark the occasion and to serve as a trail of pilgrimage for those seeking to better appreciate the travails of those who brought about the victory over Sauron. But Merry wished more--to follow Frodo's steps all the way to the Mountain itself, to where Death itself passed over Frodo and Sam.
How has Mordor changed in twenty-three years, and can such a journey bring peace?
Updated:June 24, 2009 Chapters:4 Words:16833 Reviews: 0
A Treasure Restored
For some years Faramir of Gondor has had in his possession two books that had apparently come to Gondor from the far north, and now he believes they should go to the new King, perhaps as a wedding gift of sorts.
Some details come from Or Perchance, when the First Little Star...".
Updated:August 1, 2009 Chapters:1 Words:2758 Reviews: 0
A Deck of Heroes
To contain the ficlets generated by this year's There and Back Again Advent prompts. This year we are to write to the archetypes brought to mind by the cards of the Tarot deck.<br><br>Dedicated to Virtuella, in thanks for much excellent advice!
Updated:June 19, 2010 Chapters:26 Words:7090 Reviews: 4
Another Moment of Your Time
General Serial Rated:Teens
A second collection for my Frodo-centric stories.
Updated:July 9, 2016 Chapters:83 Words:170627 Reviews: 0
Non Fiction Rated:All
On the spiritual brotherhood of Aragorn son of Arathorn and Frodo Baggins. An essay written for an Aragorn-centric website currently under development by Inzilbeth and Cairistiona.
Updated:March 18, 2010 Chapters:1 Words:3790 Reviews: 1
Bilbo's Shire, A to Z
Drabble Serial Rated:All
A series of drabbles that reflect Bilbo's experiences within the Shire. Dedicated to FrodoSweetStuff and Cathleen.
Updated:June 30, 2010 Chapters:27 Words:2859 Reviews: 0
Grace and Memory
What does one do when admonished of the White Tree, but it is only a tree when all is said and done? A series of five vignettes. Now complete.
Updated:July 5, 2010 Chapters:5 Words:1764 Reviews: 0
Lalia Took's Pride
A series of drabbles featuring Lalia Took. Written originally in response to the Tolkien Weekly "Seven Deadly Sins" challenge. For Pearl Took on her birthday. Beta by RiverOtter. Now complete.
Updated:October 26, 2010 Chapters:7 Words:743 Reviews: 0
From Wilderness to Cities White
General Serial Rated:Teens
A new collection of stories involving the Fellowship and the world they knew.
Updated:January 20, 2018 Chapters:62 Words:98557 Reviews: 9
The Potter's Shed
A series of true drabbles involving young Pippin learning about the crafting of pottery from a great aunt. Written for the Tolkien Weekly challenges based on terms used in pottery. For SugarAnnie for her birthday. Beta by RiverOtter.
Updated:January 2, 2011 Chapters:10 Words:1044 Reviews: 0
Young Estel of Imladris counts his blessings. An Advent Calendar for 2010. Thanks to RiverOtter for the beta.
Updated:December 30, 2010 Chapters:25 Words:3042 Reviews: 7
Or Perchance, when the Last Little Star...
Some years before the final War of the Ring begins, the Lord Steward Denethor chose a young woman of the lesser nobility to serve as Chatelaine and hostess for the Citadel of Minas Tirith. For Lynessė of Pinnath Gelin this is a chance to get away from her overbearing mother's attempts to see her suitably married--or is it? Lynessė, after all, has her own ideas as to what she seeks in male companionship.
Updated:January 21, 2011 Chapters:1 Words:8350 Reviews: 0
Bilbo Baggins watches his beloved Frodo come alive again on Tol Eressėa. A drabble series inspired by the Tolkien Weekly "Water" prompts. Cues: rain, ice and snow, puddle, fountain, river, lake, tears, the sea, drink.
For Ellynn and Armariel for their birthdays.
Beta by RiverOtter.
Updated:February 28, 2011 Chapters:9 Words:959 Reviews: 0
Beneath Strange Stars
A selection of tales that take place in times and with others than those known to the Fellowship.
Updated:July 21, 2015 Chapters:15 Words:21371 Reviews: 0
A Journey through Arda
To house the ficlets written for the 2011 B2MEM challenges. This will wind probably through all the ages of Arda as well as throughout its geography. Shall we see where the prompts take us?
Beta by RiverOtter.
Updated:April 1, 2011 Chapters:28 Words:20248 Reviews: 0
Once Pearl Took looked to marry Frodo Baggins, and her mother was overjoyed at the prospect.
A drabble series inspired by the Tolkien Weekly "Tangled Web" challenges.
Updated:May 13, 2011 Chapters:7 Words:741 Reviews: 0
Drabble pairs in which Samwise Gamgee ponders the dangerous beasts he learns of from Mr. Bilbo's stories, both pre-quest and after he's actually encountered them. Inspired by the Tolkien Weekly "Fell Beasts" challenges. Beta by RiverOtter.
Updated:June 7, 2011 Chapters:7 Words:1480 Reviews: 1
Fences and Dreams
As the King considers means by which Arnor might be rid of the wights that haunt Tyrn Gorthad, he finds advice from Tom Bombadil and aid from unexpected sources. Perhaps not banishment, but....
Updated:July 4, 2011 Chapters:1 Words:3703 Reviews: 2
The Tower of the Cunning Mind
Once he was granted the tower of Orthanc as a dwelling, Saruman found his life taking a decided turn. But was it indeed for the better as he thought it?
Written for the Tolkien Weekly Hairdressing Challenge. For Rhapsody the Bard and Linaewen for their birthdays.
Updated:August 12, 2011 Chapters:9 Words:954 Reviews: 0
Murder Most Foul
Faced with a restrained plea from a woman of Anórien to send someone to investigate the trial that has left her son condemned to hang and two other youths to spend the remainder of their lives in hard labor, the new King of Gondor sends a deputation to investigate the murders of three small boys to find out just how many lives were destroyed two days before Midsummer the preceding year. Written for the Big Bang Challenge.
Updated:September 17, 2011 Chapters:29 Words:206175 Reviews: 0
A Festival of Lights
Light has always been a part of Ėa. A cycle in honor of Hannukah.
Updated:January 21, 2012 Chapters:8 Words:6151 Reviews: 0
Through the Eyes of Maia and Wizard
Gandalf-centric stories, begun to hold those tales generated by the prompts for the 2012 Back to Middle Earth Month Challenges.
Updated:March 29, 2014 Chapters:20 Words:26887 Reviews: 0
Forging for Protection and Defense
He studied in Tirion in the forges of Mahtan and Lord Aule himself, but followed his chosen lord to Middle Earth to find his destiny. Perhaps his most memorable achievements were the forging of a particular suit of armor, and his advice, supervision, and participation in the reforging of a famous blade created by a greater smith than he was himself. Was it worthwhile? Can he ever look to accept forgiveness for his part in the rebellion of the Noldor?<br><br>Inspired by the armor worn by Elendil and Aragorn in the PJ LOTR movies. Beta by Fiondil and Soledad, with my profound thanks.
Updated:June 12, 2012 Chapters:7 Words:10103 Reviews: 0
It is long since he has had commerce with his own people. Can he now think to look upon the children of his remaining fosterling and yet escape notice?
Updated:July 27, 2013 Chapters:1 Words:5962 Reviews: 0
The Time of Probing
It was several days after their arrival in Rivendell before Elrond was able to remove the shard from Frodo's shoulder. Those days as experienced from Sam's point of view.
Updated:August 22, 2013 Chapters:15 Words:30111 Reviews: 1
Guarding from Afar
In March of 1419, S.R., Lotho's Big Men had a few very--interesting--encounters. It appears that the Shire has two very exceptional defenders from afar!
Updated:August 24, 2013 Chapters:1 Words:7031 Reviews: 0
Enter the Ranger
How might Aragorn have returned to his parents' people once he learned his true name, lineage, and possible destiny? Perhaps like this ....
Updated:March 2, 2015 Chapters:7 Words:22345 Reviews: 1
Judging Mud Pies
Hamfast Gamgee wasn't certain about joining in when the Bagginses agreed to judge mud pies, but found himself glad he did.
Updated:October 28, 2014 Chapters:1 Words:2431 Reviews: 2
A Holiday Feast
Bilbo Baggins intends that this Yule Feast will be one of special magnificence. My Advent calendar for 2014.
Updated:December 26, 2014 Chapters:26 Words:3025 Reviews: 1
Stories, Familiar and Rare
During a final and unexpected visit to Brandy Hall prior to leaving Middle Earth completely, Frodo was convinced to tell a story to the children of the Hall.
Updated:March 23, 2015 Chapters:2 Words:16653 Reviews: 1
As Lobelia Sackville-Baggins begins the journey from the Lockholes in Michel Delving to her kindred in Hardbottle where she chooses to stay after her release, she finds reason to rethink her life and priorities.
Updated:June 24, 2015 Chapters:1 Words:2890 Reviews: 0
A Founding Member
Otis Tunnely's sister had done him wrong, and he now had the chance to set the matter right, in his own eyes, at least. For Mews, Shelley, and GamgeeFest for their birthdays.
Updated:October 15, 2015 Chapters:2 Words:7182 Reviews: 0
Following the Fellowship from Afar
Ere the Fellowship left Rivendell, Elrond also prepared phials of Light so as to follow as best as possible the fortunes of those who comprised the Fellowship of the Ring.
Updated:July 2, 2015 Chapters:1 Words:4340 Reviews: 2
Points of Light
My winter solstice offering for 2015. For Baranduin for her birthday, and on a prompt given me by Tallis. It's not precisely as you'd suggested, my friend, but I hope it still gives you pleasure!
Updated:December 25, 2015 Chapters:4 Words:3021 Reviews: 0
Before he left Middle Earth, Frodo Baggins had one hurt left he wished to see healed, so he summoned the Thain and his Lady to Bag End for one final dinner.
Updated:January 19, 2016 Chapters:1 Words:2396 Reviews: 0
A Shire lawyer finds himself in conversation with the deputy Mayor. In keeping with my own version of Frodo's duties during this time. (See The Ties of Family and The Acceptable Sacrifice.
Updated:July 9, 2016 Chapters:1 Words:1541 Reviews: 0
A widow from southern Lebennin has come to the White City after being dispossessed by her brother of her home and livelihood. Can she again find a place and purpose? Can she find justice?
Updated:September 24, 2017 Chapters:6 Words:37614 Reviews: 2