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Title: Dol Guldur
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Dol Guldur
Summary: Legolas ponders the evil stronghold.

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DOL GULDUR

Legolas hated that dark stronghold with all his being. He knew that the Necromancer and his dark minions were responsible for the spiders and the growing cancer around his once green and beautiful homeland.

He sometimes rode out from his father’s home and watched as fires burned deep in the towers at Dol Guldur.

Who was there? What evil did they conjure in the dead of night? What force could make spiders who talked? Black squirrels?

His father would not speak of the residents of Dol Guldur, saying only that evil would one day be vanquished.

Legolas surely hoped so.
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Title: Bilbo in the Dungeon
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: LOM’s Horrifying October: Creepy basement
Summary: Bilbo finds a way out.

~~~

BILBO IN THE DUNGEON

Bilbo wandered around in the cellars of King Thranduil’s Palace. He found storerooms and wine cellars, apples and potatoes along with barrels of wine and ale. But the cellars went deeper and they were darker, with the sound of rats scratching the floors as they scurried along and other things, bigger things moving about in the darkness.

He looked for a way out. He needed to save his companions. He might be a burglar but he wasn’t a very brave one.

At the end of one such tunnel, he saw a light and the river beyond.

He could save them!
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Title: The Monster Beneath
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Beast with a human face
Summary: Frodo fears Boromir’s lust for the Ring.

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THE MONSTER BENEATH

Frodo saw what no one else did.

When Boromir followed him, he saw a monster beneath the man’s face, saw the lust for the Ring in all its ugliness. He knew in that moment what Bilbo had felt when he saw the Ring in Frodo’s possession. He knew what it did to all who touched it.

He saw the beast as Boromir talked to him, asking him questions as a distraction while his eyes stayed on the Ring. He saw the evil.

He put his hand on the chain and let it slide down to touch the Ring. The Precious.
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Title: Fire Burns
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October” Warg
Summary: Bilbo is cornered by a warg.

~~~

Fire Burns

Bilbo could swear he heard the thing speak! He hung onto his tree and looked down into its glowing red eyes. It said something else. The language was not one he knew but the awful growl he recognized.

“Shoo! Go away!” he yelled ineffectively at the huge warg standing beneath the tree he had taken refuge in. Its fur glowed red in the light of the fires they had set but it kept coming, ignoring the heat of the fires coming hearer to them both.

It would take a miracle to save him! Then he heard the flapping of wings…
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Title: Mother and Son
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG-13
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Eöl
Summary: Eöl laments losing Aredhel.

~~~

MOTHER AND SON

She was not willing, not after the enchantment wore off, but by then she was mine. The Noldor bitch screamed and defied me at every turn but she bore the child willingly. Why, I do not know. He was fair and beautiful like her. I hated him as much as I did her. She tried to poison him toward me, but he hated her people as much as I did.

I should have let them go. They caused me nothing but grief. But I could not live without her near. I loved her too, more than I hated the Noldor.
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Title: Treasures
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Smaug
Summary: Bilbo has a treasure too.

~~~

Treasures

Why do they bother me? I care not for their loud voices or their claims of ownership of this mountain. I am here with my treasure. It is simple. It is mine and I shall destroy them all again if they try to take one bit of it from me – one single bit!

The one with the hairy feet entertains me. He is not like the others. He cares not for my treasure. He has a treasure of his own – I can sense it though I cannot see it. It calls to him much as my treasure calls to me.
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Title: The Worst Spell
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 200 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Under a Spell
Summary: The One Ring casts the worst spell of all.

~~~

THE WORST SPELL

Not all the spells in Middle Earth were bad, Gandalf thought, but the spell the One Ring cast on any who touched it was the worst sort of magic, if indeed it was magic at all.

The Ring held great power, a power so great that no being, mortal or immortal could withstand it. It seemed to him that the more powerful the being who held it was to begin with, the easier they were to corrupt and bring to ruin.

The Hobbits were perfect to carry the Ring. He knew that it would eventually corrupt Frodo as it had Gollum, but maybe not before it could be unmade. That was the key to the entire quest. Frodo had to be able to hold out until they could get it to Mordor. He wasn’t sure that the little fellow could do it alone, but none had ever had a more stalwart companion that Samwise Gamgee. Sam was as dependable as the sun and as strong as well.

He knew that the Ring would destroy Frodo. He only hoped that going to the Undying Lands was reward enough for his life. It was, in the end,
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Title: Morgoth’s Faithful Servant
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM”s Horrifying Halloween: Lorgan
Summary: Lorgan served his master always.

~~~

MORGOTH’S FAITHFUL SERVANT

Húrin’s shame was complete. Lorgan laughed as he walked away. There was nothing worse than his own people believing he had been in league with Morgoth. His master was clever. Too clever for one such as Húrin.

Of course, this victory reminded him of the boy, the one who got away. His master had not been happy with that but they never found him. He was stubborn, Tuor was, but Lorgan was certain he never amounted to much. He would like to know how he managed to disappear so easily though.

No matter! They were all useless no accounts anyway!
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Title: The Death of Saruman
Fandom: Fandom
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG-13
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Grima Wormtongue
Summary: Grima does his last deed.

~~~

THE DEATH OF SARUMAN

Grima stared at the wizard who had commanded him, who had promised him much, who had beaten and tortured him. He calmly slit the old maia’s throat and watched his mortal life drain away from him. It was the least that Saruman deserved. The very least. He hoped there was more punishment in store for him somewhere.

‘Death was a relief,’ Grima thought with his last conscious thought as the arrows pierced his heart and felled him quickly. He looked up and saw the sky, blue and clear before his vision dimmed and all went black. He ceased to be.
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Title: Darkness Again
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Ungoliant
Summary: Ungoliant plans her future.

~~~

Darkness Again

She hated the light! At the same time, she craved it like a drug. She needed it to live, and cringed at the awful sight of it. If only she’d been able to take those stones from Morgoth! What did that fool need with them? What good was power when she hungered for them?

She scrabbled into her dark den to think, to plan. Someday the dark one would be gone and then all would be there for her to devour – all the horrid light would finally be consumed and she would be finally sated. All would be darkness again.
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Title: Morgoth’s Punishment
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Morgoth
Summary: Morgoth realizes the depth of his punishment.

~~~

MORGOTH’S PUNISHMENT

Through all time, his anger never dimmed. Though he was held formless and sightless in the void, he still raged. Against his creator, against his brothers and sisters, against all creation. One day, Arda would pass and he would be free at last. He would have his revenge! They would all pay for what they had done to him.

Then a thought struck him.

An awful thought. He had been bound here until the end of time itself… All would pass into infinity, would cease to be.

He would be stuck alone with his anger, and never get his revenge.
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Title: Shelob
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Shelob
Summary: Shelob is still waiting.

~~~

SHELOB

She waits in the darkness.

Century upon century have passed since she fed, since she wrapped her food in a tight web and played with it until she was ready to eat the tender morsel. For many years, she fed on what was left of her children, since Sauron no longer sent treat her way. Elves and men did not pass either. All of her children are gone, her last meals in a lifetime of gorging.

She remembers, after a fashion, the smell of food, alive and afraid, just before she devours it.

She waits in the darkness all alone.
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Title: Shamed
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG-13
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 200 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Orcs
Summary: An very old Orc remembers his origins.

~~~

SHAMED

The Orc was old, as old as the Noldor were. He had been born in the Waters of Cuiviénen. Melkor had taken him away from his kin and tortured the tall, proud elf for years, locking him in a dungeon when he was done so no light could warm his face. His body had changed to something ugly and deformed, making him angry but subservient to the monster who made him.

He was too old for war now, so he commanded the others, the sniveling creatures bred from broken elves, malevolent inside and out. He bade them breed and beat them if they disobeyed, hating them all and most of all, hating his master.

He laughed when his whip curled around the leg of one of the laziest of the newest batch. He jerked hard, making the orc fall, and watched as his brothers tore him apart. They could not abide weakness in others though they were all weak and pitiful.

He taught them to kill elves, for killing his kin was his only joy.

He hated all elves because he remembered what he had been, He wanted to kill them before they could see his shame, his awful shame.
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Title: The Imposter
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Thuringwethil
Summary: Luthien borrowed her skin and it sometimes haunts her.

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THE IMPOSTER

When I donned her skin, I felt…

I could feel her thoughts, her anguish as the hound ripped her throat out. I was not just pretending to be her, I was Thuringwethil! For one awful moment, I wanted to go to Sauron! Wanted to touch him, to see him!

But I pushed the thought away. I thought of Beren, of our quest. I had to get into Angband! I pulled her wings around me and asked to be let in. They were fooled.

I have it still, her skin. I feel it call and I wonder if I could fly…
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Title: The Marshes
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Corpse Land
Summary: Legolas has seen the Dead Marshes.

~~~

THE MARSHES

Legolas and Gimli sat by the fire. The elf looked into the fire and spoke as if he were seeing it all happen in front of him.

“They were everywhere – the dead. They lay in the water as if asleep, hands crossed on their chests, weapons laid atop them. But you could smell their decay. The whole marsh smelled of death, sickly sweet and horrible.”

Gimli said nothing, just poured another cup of brandy and handed it to the elf.

“Men, elves, dwarves… all in equal measure. All dead.”

“’Tis over, lad.”

“When I close my eyes, it’s never over.”
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Title: Unmaking the Ring
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 200 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Gollum
Summary: Gollum burns in the fires of Mount Doom.

~~~

UNMAKING THE RING

At that last moment before his thin, gnarled body hit the swirling lava in Mount Doom, Gollum saw his entire life with perfect clarity. Smeagol and Deagol, brothers, friends, inseparable until that day, his birthday when he heard it call to him. The Ring, all shiny and gold and inviting. He took it!

His grandmother cast him out. No one he’d ever known would speak to him or even look at him. He had done the unthinkable, killed his own brother. He left all he had known, moved into the mountain where it was cold and dark.

He hadn’t cared for long. The Ring was all he needed, all he wanted. It loved him, his precious loved him. It called to him from afar when the dirty hobbit took it away and now he had it back. It was his once again! No one would ever take it away from him again! No one!

At the very last second, when he could feel the searing heat from below, he knew that he would soon be free. Free from pain, sorrow, hunger… free from the Ring.

At last!

He welcomed the flames as they engulfed him and burned the Ring away.
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Title: Worship
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: The Temple of Melkor
Summary: Sauron builds a temple to his master. Or does he?

~~~


Sauron built the Temple of Melkor and he taught men to worship and then he damned them all. He bade them sacrifice men on the altar, to kill their own kind in a show of devotion to Melkor, his master.

He smiled to himself. What they didn’t seem to understand was that Melkor wasn’t coming back and it was he, Sauron, who was the lord of darkness now and when they bowed before the bloodied altar to the fallen Vala, they really worshipped him instead.

He was the powerful new god of all evil. He stood to greet his followers.
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Title: His Doom
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Witch King of Angmar
Summary: The Witch king believes himself invincible.

~~~

HIS DOOM

"Do not pursue him! He will not return to these lands. Far off yet is his doom, and not by the hand of man shall he fall." – Glorfindel

*

The Witch-king of Angmar had grown so strong that he believed was as indestructible as Sauron. The words of the elf remained in his mind, fooling him down through the years. His power was almost infinite! He had been what he now was for so long that he no longer remembered this name, or even that he’d had one.

This battle for his lord was just more of many. Soon, Sauron would regain his Ring, his power, and would reign supreme, the Witch-king by his side.

One more battle.

Minas Tirith would fall. Sauron would rise.

And so would he.
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Title: In the Darkness
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October: Spiders
Summary: The spiders are everywhere.

~~~

IN THE DARKNESS

We watch, always, in the dark. Watching. Waiting. Hungry.

We are always hungry. Sweet treats in the forest! We catch them in our webs and keep them, letting fear make them taste sweet, savory… animals, children, hobbits…

We always hunger. For more. For it all. We want. We hunger…

Our webs are beautiful. So intricate, so sublime. Come closer! Look at the beauty. See the pattern. Closer still.

Come closer. Pain makes the meat sweet… fear makes it sweeter still. Come closer.

Can you see me in the dark? I can see you, so sweet, so close.

We watch always.
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Title: Glaurung
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For LOM’s Horrifying October Challenge: Glaurung
Summary: The dragon speaks.

~~~

GLAURUNG

I am the Worm of Morgoth!

All in my path shall bow before me.

Or die!

I am the first minion of Morgoth and the most horrible! Death and pain follow me. Anguish and confusion are my weapons. None can escape my wrath!

Flee! I shall destroy you all!

None who come after me are as horrible by half. I am he who the mold is made from. All others are but a pale imitation of my own true terror. There is no victory in my death. Those who would kill me suffer more than I shall.

I am death!

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