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7th Aug, 2025

Luthien

Masterlist

2nd Dec, 2023

charming, prince, pantomime

A Question

Hi! Nice to meet you: why are you here? Answers on a postcard, please - or just attached in comments to the bottom of this post! This is also a good place for general conversation, questions and prompts.

5th Jan, 2016

Glass Mountain Spindle

POI fic: A Pocket Full of Lye

Title: A Pocket Full of Lye
Rating: G
Source: Person of Interest
Characters: Sameen Shaw, John Reese, Harold Finch
Summary: Shaw digests that. “So, wait,” she says. “I’m not allowed to take shots to centre mass, but you’re allowed to dissolve people? That doesn’t seem fair.” (Early S3.)
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 900

Reese is late for work, but he brings doughnutsCollapse )

2nd Jan, 2016

charming, prince, pantomime

POI fic: Terra Incognita

Title: Terra Incognita
Rating: G
Source: Person of Interest
Characters: Iris Campbell, Lionel Fusco, Dani Silva
Summary: One of these days, Iris is going to have to deal with the fact that what she doesn't know about John Riley is just as important as what she does know. It'll probably have to wait until after he gets out of hospital, though.
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 2110

John’s not at his desk. His partner is. Iris hesitates, because she thinks she should probably walk straight on by and pretend she was only here to use the photocopierCollapse )

27th Dec, 2015

Glass Mountain Spindle

POI fic: Clean Sweep

Title: Clean Sweep
Rating: G
Source: Person of Interest
Characters: Kara Stanton
Summary: AU from 3x16, 'RAM'. Let's assume Control was less impressed with Shaw's performance than Special Counsel. That probably means no one's getting out of Ordos alive.
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 553

After Kara catches John Reese pulling out Daniel Casey’s teeth and is obliged to shoot both of them and dump their bodies in the river, she gets a new partner on temporary secondment from the ISACollapse )

22nd Dec, 2015

Glass Mountain Spindle

POI fic: 'John Warren'

Title: 'John Warren'
Rating: G
Source: Person of Interest
Characters: Agent Nicholas Donnelly
Summary: Donnelly has his own contacts in the CIA, because of course he does. Much good will that do him. Snippet from 2x12, 'Prisoner's Dilemma'.
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 807


Four and a half minutes after Donnelly clicks send, his cell phone ringsCollapse )

12th Dec, 2015

Golden Apples of the Hesperides

POI fic: Cover Story

Title: Cover Story
Rating: G
Source: Person of Interest
Characters: Zoe Morgan, John Reese.
Summary: Somewhere between 4x14 ("Guilty") and 4x19 ("Search and Destroy"), Zoe Morgan's work intersects briefly with John Reese's day job.
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 274

The next time Zoe runs into John, he’s arresting her client for murderCollapse )

10th Dec, 2015

Golden Apples of the Hesperides

POI Fic: Coffee Morning

Title: Coffee Morning
Rating: G
Source: Person of Interest
Characters: Maxine Angelis, Zoe Morgan.
Summary: Guess who vanished for two months because she was swallowed up by a new fandom. Go on, gueeeeeeesssssssssssss. Can I sell anyone else on Person of Interest? The first three seasons are available on Netflix! Meanwhile, have a ficlet set halfway through S2.
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 1000

Maxine Angelis and Zoe Morgan finally catch up for coffee on Tuesday morning two weeks before ChristmasCollapse )

19th Jul, 2013

Peacock

The Roundel

When you see this, post some poetry - seen at curiouswombat, hhimring, engarian.

A roundel is wrought as a ring or a starbright sphere,
With craft of delight and with cunning of sound unsought,
That the heart of the hearer may smile if to pleasure his ear
A roundel is wrought.

Its jewel of music is carven of all or of aught—
Love, laughter, or mourning—remembrance of rapture or fear—
That fancy may fashion to hang in the ear of thought.

As a bird's quick song runs round, and the hearts in us hear
Pause answer to pause, and again the same strain caught,
So moves the device whence, round as a pearl or tear,
A roundel is wrought.

~ 'The Roundel', Algernon Charles Swinburne.

6th Oct, 2012

Asterix

Prompts?

I am distracted and distractable. I want to get on with my WIP, if only just to get it off my slate, but am having one of those 'why am I even bothering with this' moments. Does anyone have any prompts for me? As usual: no promises, but if it goes 'click' I'll write it.

2nd Jul, 2012

Luthien

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Just a quick, simple mockup provoked by a song over on tumblr by aupetitmatin.

(And now I have this vague inclination to write early-early Silmfic, which is slightly awkward, since I was in the middle of writing a scene of something completely different.)

9th Jun, 2012

Golden Apples of the Hesperides

Quartet


Title: Quartet
Author: clodia_metelli
Rating: PG-13
Book/Source: Good Omens.
Characters: War, Famine, Pollution, Death, Adam Young, Dog.
Summary: A drabble for each Horseperson, prompted in order by malkhos, wormwood_7, curiouswombat and gogollescent.
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 400

Exegi MonumentumCollapse )
ContagiousCollapse )
SummerCollapse )
Here and NowCollapse )

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6th May, 2012

Phaethon

The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (5/5): Fishermouse


Title: The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (5/5): Fishermouse
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor, Lindir, Glorfindel, Arwen, Elrond; in previous chapters: Celebrían, OC, Galadriel, Celeborn.
Rating: PG-13 (off-screen character death, non-graphic violence and gore).
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LOTR Appendices.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: In 2509, Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien... the rest, everyone knows. But this isn't about her. Not really. What remains for the bereaved but need and anger?
A/N: One final note of thanks to my beta, ignoblebard, without whom I might never have finished this story. ♥
Wordcount: 3700

leaf | dragonfly | galleon | coracle

it was a clear, warm dayCollapse )

THE END
The Fishermouse and the Earwig Admiral (A Children's Tale)
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28th Apr, 2012

Phaethon

The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (4/5): Coracle


Title: The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (4/5): Coracle
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor, Galadriel, Celeborn, Glorfindel, Arwen; in previous chapters: Elrond, Lindir, Celebrían, OC.
Rating: PG-13 (off-screen character death, non-graphic violence and gore).
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LOTR Appendices.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: In 2509, Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien... the rest, everyone knows. But this isn't about her. Not really. What remains for the bereaved but need and anger?
A/N: As ever, many thanks to my patient beta, ignoblebard!
Wordcount: 3700

leaf | dragonfly | galleon |

when he closed his eyes, he saw again the white smudge of Celebrían’s faceCollapse )

On to Fishermouse
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22nd Apr, 2012

Phaethon

The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (3/5): Galleon


Title: The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (3/5): Galleon
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor, Glorfindel, Arwen, Celebrían, OC; in previous chapters: Elrond, Lindir; in future chapters: Galadriel, Celeborn.
Rating: PG-13 (off-screen character death, non-graphic violence and gore).
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LOTR Appendices.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: In 2509, Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien... the rest, everyone knows. But this isn't about her. Not really. What remains for the bereaved but need and anger?
A/N: Once again, many thanks to my patient beta, ignoblebard!
Wordcount: 4750

leaf | dragonfly

a drink, a drink, and then anotherCollapse )

On to Coracle
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19th Apr, 2012

Golden Apples of the Hesperides

One Hundred Quotations #1




{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


The first time I saw this, I couldn't think of anything that could be spun out into a hundred posts. But now I've seen it three times (that's hrymfaxe, hhimring and engarian) and three times is usually enough to push me into a meme. So one hundred quotations it is, starting with this one:

In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with myriad eyes, but it is still I who see... I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.

~ C.S. Lewis, 'An Experiment in Criticism'.

The rest will probably be flocked, if only to keep this LJ tidy.

15th Apr, 2012

Phaethon

The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (2/5): Dragonfly


Title: The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (2/5): Dragonfly
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor, Arwen, Lindir, Glorfindel; in previous chapters: Elrond; in future chapters: Celebrían, OC, Galadriel, Celeborn.
Rating: PG-13 (off-screen character death, non-graphic violence and gore).
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LOTR Appendices.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: In 2509, Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien... the rest, everyone knows. But this isn't about her. Not really. What remains for the bereaved but need and anger?
A/N: Again, many thanks to my beta, ignoblebard!
Wordcount: 3620

leaf |

once we slept for a hundred years, and when we woke up, the world had changed...Collapse )

On to Galleon
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7th Apr, 2012

Phaethon

The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (1/5): Leaf


Title: The Loneliness of the Fishermouse (1/5): Leaf
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Erestor, Elrond, Glorfindel, Arwen; in future chapters: Lindir, Celebrían, OC, Galadriel, Celeborn.
Rating: PG-13 (off-screen character death, non-graphic violence and gore).
Book/Source: Silmarillion, LOTR Appendices.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: In 2509, Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien... the rest, everyone knows. But this isn't about her. Not really. What remains for the bereaved but need and anger?
A/N: Someone once thanked me for a bit of beta-work on the grounds that, without me, "everyone might have lived happily ever after". I laughed until I remembered some of the story stubs on my To Be Written list, especially this one. It's taken a long while to write - three and a half years, to be exact. So many thanks to my beta, ignoblebard, without whom I might have kept putting it off forever!
Wordcount: 4300

In 2509 [Third Age] Celebrían wife of Elrond was journeying to Lórien when she was waylaid in the Redhorn Pass, and her escort being scattered by the sudden assault of the Orcs, she was seized and carried off...

~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. ‘Appendix A’.


a bronze beech leaf was caught in an eddyCollapse )

On to (2) Dragonfly
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18th Jan, 2012

Ring Cycle

Far Down the Withywindle


Author: clodia_metelli
Title: Far Down the Withywindle
Rating: G
Theme: January Potluck (February 2011's Hearts & Flowers)
Elements: unrequited love, great heart, lily (purity)
Author's Notes: A ficlet written for lotr_community's January Challenge. I am not Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: Old Tom Bombadil sits sighing by the Withywindle...
Word Count: 300

Down the Withywindle | Deeper down the Withywindle |

Far down the WithywindleCollapse )

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8th Jan, 2012

Peacock

Warping Arda: Good as New


Title: Warping Arda: Good as New
Author: clodia_metelli
Characters: Glorfindel, Glorfindel's father.
Rating: PG
Book/Source: Silmarillion.
Disclaimer: I am not J.R.R. Tolkien and I make no money from this.
Summary: One drabble written for engarian months ago, recently rediscovered in a dusty file.

Into the Woods | In Memoriam | Winter into Spring | Golden Flowers | Spectrum | Once Upon a Twilit Time | Eilinel | Adrift in the Ages | A Tangled Web |


Good as New


Later, many ages later, he held again the stone he’d etched with golden flowers so long ago. It was marred now: there were still red jewels and white ones glittering, but few of them had come from that beach at Alqualondë. He turned it over carefully in his hands. Here was one: the gleam was unmistakable. Someone had repaired the flowers with a metal that was not silver, for all its silver sheen.

“These scratches...” he said. “I could smooth –”

“No.”

“It could be good as new.”

His son shook his head. “You can’t smooth the past away,” he said.



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2nd Dec, 2011

Golden Apples of the Hesperides

World History/Lunch: 58 BC


Title: World History/Lunch: 58 BC
Author: clodia_metelli
Rating: PG
Book/Source: Good Omens.
Summary: Lunch and world history collide. This one's all about the lunch, though. Given the diners, what else could it be?
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make nothing from this but my own entertainment.
Word Count: 565

There was a cookshop in the Subura where they made the best pies in Rome...Collapse )

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29th Oct, 2011

Asterix

The Poet Said


Title: The Poet Said
Author: clodia_metelli
Rating: PG-13
Book/Source: Good Omens.
Characters: War, Wilfred Owen.
Summary: A tiny snippet. War is, well, war. No guts, no glory?.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything and I make no profit from this.
Word Count: 230

This isn’t how it was meant to beCollapse )

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16th Oct, 2011

Asterix

Suitable Sentiments

Title: Suitable Sentiments
Author: clodia_metelli
Rating: PG
Book/Source: Good Omens/The Three Musketeers (2011 film version!) crossover.
Characters: Milady de Winter, War
Summary: A certain red-haired anthropomorphic personification meets Milady de Winter. Warnings only for MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE 2011 FILM (which is a total desecration of the novel, by the way, and absolutely delightful).
Disclaimer: I don't own anything and I make no profit from this.
Word Count: 770

Suitable SentimentsCollapse )

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13th Oct, 2011

Asterix

Storm Chasing: Coda

Title: Storm Chasing: Coda
Author: clodia_metelli.
Rating: K+
Characters: War, Pollution, Famine, OC.
Summary: One final, very brief glance at War's educational career.
Disclaimer: I do not own Good Omens and I make nothing from this except my own entertainment.
Word Count: 250

Italy, Pyrrhus, Carthage (x3), Macedon (x2), Antiochus | Pyrrhic Victories | Mater Punica | Catch Up Over Coffee | Filia Punica (1) | Filia Punica (2) | Filia Punica (3) | Show and Tell |

War strolls up the street in the rain.Collapse )

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12th Oct, 2011

Kantaji

Enriched Coiffeurs


Title: Linguistic Traps: Enriched Coiffeurs
Characters: Lord Rust, Lady Rust, Lady Selachii, Lady Venturi, anonymous watchmen.
Rating: PG.
Book/Source: Discworld.
Disclaimer: No profit is being made from this.
Summary: Another snippet of the misadventures of Ankh-Morpork's upper classes, prompted by Gogol and a coffer/coiffeur confusion once observed in the wild. (Note also a joke borrowed from The Producers, just because I can.)
Wordcount: 838

Lord Rust was in the gallery when the watchmen called...Collapse )

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25th Sep, 2011

Golden Apples of the Hesperides

Bad Pennies


Title: Bad Pennies
Author: clodia_metelli.
Characters: Adam Young, Death.
Rating: PG (character death).
Book/Source: Good Omens
Disclaimer: No profit is being made from this.
Summary: Adam Young dies. Repeatedly.
Wordcount: 800

Adam Young was twelve when Death came for the first timeCollapse )

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17th Sep, 2011

Blue Flower

A Song of Wizardry

9th Sep, 2011

Blue Flower

THE FALL OF DORIATH



Again, click for a more readable version.

6th Sep, 2011

Phaethon

GLORFINDEL'S GRAVE




And in sepia, just because I can:



(Click on the pictures for larger versions.)

4th Sep, 2011

Blue Flower

LAY OF LEITHIAN 3.511-526




ED. And fiddled with a bit:

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