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Lord of the Rings

Tom Bombadil

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Lomendánar (Little Love for the Things of My Love) by Vulgarweed

'He wore soft green moss, and small black snakes about his branches and darting silver fish between his toes. He bent his long locks to trail in the cool water, and all the spirits of the moist places were with him.' An unusual & thoughtful vignette, imbued with a strong sense of melancholy. Beautiful

[Added 20/05/2009; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Skinbark, Yavanna, Goldberry, Tom Bombadil, Quickbeam]

O Spring-time and Summer-time, and Spring Again After by Dreamiflame

'She woke hungry. The River slept while winter ruled, but she slept empty, with dreams of food and blood her companion during the long, dark months.' A deliciously creepy glimpse of Goldberry, with a haunting ending

[Added 26/10/2017; Character Piece; <1000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Goldberry, Tom Bombadil, Old Man Willow]

Old Man Willow by Nath

'It reminded him of the treeless hills towards the sunrise, only much, much stronger.' An unusual, atmospheric take on the One Ring challenge, with a perfect chiller of an ending

[Added 05/09/2012; Drama; 1000-2500; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Old Man Willow, Galadriel, Tom Bombadil, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee]

River-Mother and River-Daughter by Zdenka

'For the most part, the rivers were content to sing, to reflect the world around them, and to seek the great sea in a slow winding course. But in a shadowy glade green with moss and great ferns – though there were no flowers yet – a young streamlet more curious than the others splashed out of her bed and tried to follow her.' An origin story for Goldberry. Unusual & memorable, with a perfect ending

[Added 16/04/2015; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Lord of the Rings; Characters: Goldberry, Melian, Tom Bombadil, OCs]