Answering the Call

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FIRST PLACE in the 2008 MEFA Awards!

A series of AU vignettes in which each member of the Fellowship hears the call of the Ring - and answers it. My take on the big What-If. Varying degrees of angst, drama, action, and perhaps a little more angst.

I can't thank Thundera Tiger enough for all her help and patience with this story. Without her guidance and encouragement, this story would never have seen the light of day, nor would I have considered posting any of my writing.


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Prologue 486 0 23 May 08
2 Gandalf 2,551 2 31 May 08
3 Meriadoc 1,177 0 31 May 08
4 Legolas 2,349 0 31 May 08
5 Peregrin 1,819 0 02 Jun 08
6 Aragorn II 734 0 03 Jun 08
7 Samwise 668 0 04 Jun 08
8 Boromir 3,438 0 05 Jun 08
9 Frodo 1,811 0 06 Jun 08
10 Gimli 2,386 3 08 Jun 08
Appx. Word Count 17,419 5  



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Answering the Call

docmon - 22 Nov 08 - 11:29 AM

General Comment

Thank you, Michelle! Exciting, frightening, AND though-provoking - well, I think my job here is done! Cool Your pick of favorites is ironic - Sam's and Boromir's scenes were the most difficult to write. I had a tough time putting Sam into such a situation, so that one was hard emotionally, I guess. Boromir just refused to cooperate for weeks!

Yes, Gimli's chapter is different. It wasn't intentional at first. It's what first came to me, and I decided to stick with it. I didn't realize until much later the effect it would have on the story as a whole, which you summed up nicely. It infuses some hope into a story that dishes out a heavy dose of despair. I think we all need that. Wink

You left me open to do some Shameless Self-Promotion (tm), so I will add that I just finished a full-length AU story, With Hope and Without Hope, where the Three Hunters get captured on their way to freeing the hobbits. My reviewers have agreed it's not your usual Three-Hunters-captured story. So I recommend it! Innocent 

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Story Information

Author: docmon

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/15/08

Original Post: 10/25/05

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