A Drabble by Any Other Name...?: 2. Twenty-one Ornery Orcs

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2. Twenty-one Ornery Orcs

"Out! Out!" The twentieth orc ran out of the Main Hall of Barad-dûr. Sauron let out a howl of frustration. He had just had it! Up to …well, his neck, if he had had one. What was it about orcs that they couldn't hang icicle lights properly? And just look at how the tree tilted! All the ornaments and candles were hanging to one side. Oh, but they were an ornery lot. Ah! He knew if you wanted a job done right you had to do it yourself. But there was still that pesky problem of incorporeality. Nevertheless, he had a right to proper decorations for the holidays, just as much as anyone else. He worked hard all year to be the best Dark Lord he could be. If he was to succeed in getting all of Middle-earth to bow in subjugation before him, he was going to have to start this new year right. But for now, he would focus on getting this greenery and lights properly hung up. Then there was all that wrapping to be done… Ah, well, best to try again.

And Sauron called in the twenty-first orc to hang his Yuletide decorations for him just to his liking.


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: docmon

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/15/08

Original Post: 12/04/05

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