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Cold be Hand and Heart and Bone: 1. Cold be Hand and Heart and Bone

It was pitch-dark in the ancient barrow, its entrance barred by massive slabs of stone.

The blood reverently washed away from his spear-wound, the prince was laid out, in the company of his forefathers' forefathers. His apparel was of befitting richness, packed by some servant even in hasty retreat from Angmar; in his hands a blue-jewelled brooch, loving token from his lady.

Out of the depths of the mound, a figure, barely visible in a sudden wan, eerie light, crept towards the bier.

A cold, harsh whisper chanted repugnant, bone-freezing incantations.

A groping hand touched the body...

The prince stirred.

~*~

A/N:
- Title and inspiration from FotR, Fog on the Barrow-down.
- "It is said that the mounds of Tyrn Gorthad [...] are very ancient, and that many were built in the days of the old world of the First Age by the forefathers of the Edain[...] Some say that the mound in which the Ring-bearer was imprisoned had been the grave of the last prince of Cardolan, who fell in the war of 1409. (RotK, Appendix A I (iii))

18.10.06 B-drabble for IgnobleBard, who requested a scary story with a frightening theme or unexpected twist.



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Last Update: 05 Nov 10
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Elena Tiriel


Elena Tiriel's favorite drabbles (vignettes of precisely 100 words), drabble multiples, or drabble series from Tolkien fanfic; a very personal and eclectic list of drabbles at HASA that have touched me in some way. See Inspiring Stories for a list of favorite stories of other types.

Why This Story?

A dark and creepy vignette....

 

Story Information

Author: Imhiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Kings

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/16/09

Original Post: 06/11/07

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