Welcome to the Literature section! This page is devoted to poetry, dramatic monologues, and fan fiction of a fantasy nature, many, though not all, inspired by Lord of the Rings. Please come back if you like what you see!

The only slash you'll find here is when Zorro slashes a Z on the bad guys!

~*~Poetry~*~

All poems are by Armariel (me!) and are from the viewpoints of various LotR characters, with lush illustrations. Overall rating is PG for occasional disturbing themes.

~Aragorn~
"Upon Meeting Arwen" | "Elegy for Boromir" | "Haven"

~Arwen~
"If This Be a Dream" | "My Star" | "Falling Leaves" | "Tryst"

~Frodo~
"In the Tower" | "White Gem" | "Wings" | "Farewell Lullaby" | "Peace (Frodo's Prayer)" | "How do I Tell Him?" | "Answers" | "Somewhere a Ship"

~Sam~
"The Gardener Speaks" | "Questions" | "The Bridge" | "Last Night in Mordor" | "To the One Far Away, on the Night of Yuletide" | "My Treasure"

~Gandalf~
"Shadowfax" | "White....."

~Eowyn~
"Eowyn's Wedding" | "Shieldmaiden" | "Shieldmother"

~Boromir & Faramir~
"Boromir Speaks" | "Three Haiku" | "A Morning of Pale Spring" | "Faramir's Awakening" | "Crushed" | "Beauty"

~Legolas & Gimli~

"Discovery" (Legolas) | "Side by Side" (Gimli) | "Pendant" (Gimli)

~Others~
"Please Come Back..." (Pippin) | "Left Behind" (Merry) | "To Be Alone" (Galadriel) | "Orphan Eyes" (Theoden) | "Elrond's Farewell" (Elrond) | "Brego" (Brego) | "The Witch King" (Witch King) | "Outcast" (Grima) | "Rosie's Song" (Rosie)


~*~Armariel's Poetry~*~

A new page, featuring poetry that doesn't really fit on other sites. Certain to grow eventually!

~*~Stories~*~

Note: All stories are by Armariel/RoZita unless otherwise indicated.

~Lord of the Rings Fanfics~

Gimli's Gift"(G)
In the Blessed Realm, Gimli feels disconnected, until he receives a very special gift. A small sequel to Journey out of Darkness that can probably stand alone.

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The Temptation of Rimbrion (PG13)
The young Elf Rimbrion, after being freed from Sauron's unspeakable dungeons by Luthien and Huan, finds something the Dark Lord left behind. Will he be able to resist its allure? A short sequel to Woman of the Secret Shadow and Gaergath, Son of Sauron, but can stand alone, I think.

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The Flower of the Family (PG)
When Merry Gamgee overhears a couple of gossips referring to him as "The Flower of the Family", it goes to his head a bit...in more ways than one.:)

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Larksong and Morningstar (PG)
A pregnant Goldberry gets a visit from her two younger sisters, who bring some disturbing news.

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A Portrait of the Artist(PG)
Follow-up to "Elanor's Yuletide". After seeing a portrait painted by Elanor Gamgee, Fastred of Greenholm is seized with a desire to meet her.

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Petal(PG)
A drabble-series about the Fairy ancestress of the Tooks, who appears in "Once Upon a Midsummer's Morn". With illustrations, of course.;)

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Once Upon a Midsummer's Morn(PG)
The Fairy ancestress of Pippin and Diamond Took plays a part in bringing them together. Written for the LotR Community "Midsummer Night's Dream" challenge.

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Maid of the May(PG)
Gandalf tries a bit of matchmaking at the Tuckborough Mayfest, with unexpected results. Then again, maybe not so unexpected. Written for the LotR Community "Merrie Month of May" challenge.

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Elanor's Yuletide(G)
A homesick Elanor Gamgee spends the season of Yule at Minas Tirith. Written for the LOTR 2010 Community Yule Exchange.

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Woman of the Secret Shadow(PG-13)
The story of Thuringwethil, messenger and mistress of Sauron...and the Mother of All Vampires. Written for the October 2010 "Believe it or Not" challenge.

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Gaergath, Son of Sauron(PG-13)
A sequel to "Woman of the Secret Shadow. What became of Gaergath? How did Thuringwethil meet her fate? And how did Luthien come by the Cloak?

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Flower of the Wave(PG-13)
by Larner
A remix of the first chapter of "Anemone"! Simply stunning--please check it out!

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"Balm"(PG)
Frodo remembers the escape from Cirith Ungol and the journey across Mordor with Sam.

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"Long Lost Dreams"(G)
In which little Samwise Gamgee's sisters develop a crush on a certain newcomer, and try to enlist his help. From a plotbunny by Shirebound.

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"Chiseled in Stone" (PG)
An AU story that dares to ask: What if the Eagles had not come? Well, surely there would be a monument....

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"The Dove" (G)
A Sequel to "Chiseled in Stone" in which Arwen's young maidservant, Mikala, meets a mysterious stranger with a troubled past beside the Monument....

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"The Drop of a Hat" (G)
From another plot-bunny by Shirebound: Pippin notices something strange about Gandalf--something is missing! What can it be??

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"Bear Me Away!" (PG)
Of the doings of Frodo and Bilbo in the Undying Lands, and how they found happiness and peace.

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"Anemone" (PG-13)
Follow-up to "Bear Me Away!" In the Undying Lands, Frodo meets a mysterious and enchanting small creature from the Sea. Could it be true love at last?:)

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"Light from the West"(PG)
In "Bear Me Away!" Frodo speaks of writing letters to Sam and reading them by the light of his star-glass. Here are excerpts from some of those letters.

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"West of the Moon, East of the Sun"(PG)
Sequel to "Light from the West": The story of the reunion of Sam and Frodo in the Blessed Realm.

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"Journey Out of Darkness"(PG13)

Another sequel to "Light from the West". Through Frodo's intercession, his eldest stepson Greenjade, formerly known as Darkfin, was released from the Halls of Mandos...together with Smeagol, formerly known as Gollum. They were sent on a journey to Mordor, in the company of a certain Wizard....This is a work in progress; more will be added later.

The Light from the West Gallery!

These pages feature illustrations of some of the major characters from "Light from the West" and "West of the Moon, East of the Sun", some canon characters but mostly OC's.

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~Non-LotR Stories~

Polly, Pretty Polly (R)
A tale for Halloween, not for the fainthearted. Language and violence alert.

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The Girl Who Could Fly(PG)
A story I wrote about 15 years ago, and found while prowling around through some old stuff. This tale is in the tradition of "Magic Realism" and tells of a young girl who discovers she has a gift that will forever set her apart from all those around her.

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"Zorro and the Magic Rosebud" (PG-13)
My first-ever fanfic, based on The Mask of Zorro. Hello, Mary Sue! A lark of a tale, full of complete nonsense and fluff, and a bit of philosophy thrown in just for the heck of it. Rated for naughty thoughts and a bit of language.

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"The Vampire RoZita" (R)
My second-ever fanfic, in a totally different, er...vein. A "Vampire Chronicles" story, concentrating on Armand. Sexual content and considerable irreverence!

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"Prince Antonio's Quest" (PG)
A silly and lushly illustrated fairytale written as a birthday gift for my friend Debbie. A story of adventure, rescue, and magic, and yessss preciousss, a dragon too.......

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"In Search of a Vision"
...or, "Zorro Meets the Thirteenth Warrior"
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Ahmed ibn Fahdlan time-travels in order to meet the woman of his dreams, and lands in a different century than he intended! Warning: steamy sex scenes, some violence and occasional rough language (mostly from the bad guys) Mature readers only! Co-written with my best friend Delorita.

~*~The Esme Stories~*~

Who the heck is Esme? Wellll...a few years ago I created a cute little dancer on my new animation program, and named her Esmeralda after the dancing Gypsy in The Hunchback of Notre Dame...and somehow I got inspired to write a story about her. The little dickens made me do it, I swear! Well, the Zorro fans shouldn't have any trouble recognizing Alejandro, lol......Note: it's important to read the stories in the order of appearance for them to make sense........

1. Esmeralda PG
by RoZita
Introducing the world's tiniest dancer....

2. The Big Adventures of a Tiny Lady PG-13
by Delorita and Debbie

A sequel to "Esmeralda"--a birthday gift from two angels:) A somewhat naughty tale!

3. Esme's Wedding PG-13
by RoZita
The world's tiniest couple is getting married! Will they live happily ever after? Or will Esme's jealous sister ruin everything? Or will they be kidnapped by an evil scientist for experimentation? Rated for some rough language from the bad guys and references to witchcraft.

4. Esme's Family PG-13
by RoZita
In which Esme becomes a national heroine, nerdy Lenny gets a makeover, Chelsea successfully plays the goody-girl, Alejandro proves a master fashion consultant, and his dad has a piece of news that might bring Esme her heart's desire. Rated for a tiny bit of bad language (from bad guys).

~Gallery~~Humor~