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    Ohio, USA
    Branwyn-(T) became Full Member Mirabella-(V) on March 12, 2011 after passing a live test over the Lord of the Rings, proving herself over the years as a nice person to be around, and gaming in Lord of the Rings Online where she joined our kinship.
    Mirabella is also published in Stories of Arda.  She is published here by the author's permission. Her style often shows warmth and the sudden chill of dark fantasy.
    Most of her tales focus on Faramir, Boromir, and Denethor.
    Stories here are listed in the order they would have happened in Tolkien's world.
    Very short stories and drabbles (100 word challenge form) and double drabbles (200 words exactly) she has mostly collected into groups for other sites: "Branwyn's Bijoux", "Branwyn's Bric-à-Brac", "Branwyn's Baubles", "Branwyn's Bits and Pieces", and the upbeat "A Handful of Valentines". Here, instead, the stories are listed chronologically as they would have happened in Tolkien's world.

    2941: Thorin's company sets out, Bilbo finds the One Ring, Battle of Five Armies, Smaug is destroyed. The White Council agrees to attack Dol Guldur and Sauron abandons Dol Guldur.
    2942: Bilbo takes the One Ring to the Shire. Sauron enters Mordor.
    Denethor: T.A. around 2935-3019. 2984 Ruling Steward. Died at around 84 years of age.
    Finduilas: T.A. 2950-2988. Married Denethor 2976. Died 12 years afterwards, so her sons were around 10 and 5.
    Boromir: T.A. 2978-3019. Died at around 41 years of age.
    Faramir: T.A. 2983-F.O. 82.

    Latest updates:

    March 4, 2014
        More Things in Heaven and Earth (prologue written Nov. 18, 2011, 6 chapters, 7 in progress.) Incomplete.  "In the winter after the Ring War, a hidden threat to the White City draws a wanderer back to his home." Boromir, Faramir

    Dec. 22, 2011
       The Oliphaunt's Tale

    Nov. 5, 2011
       Hunger

    July 3, 2011 "Branwyn's Bits and Pieces". New folder for Mirabella, folder style change.
       Have Sword, Will Travel
       The Same River Twice
       After the Storm
       In the Van (AU, Humor) The Fellowship's road trip.
       Eating for Two
       They Also Serve Who Only Wait
       Stirrup Cup
       Late
       Two Hundred
       Forfeit
       Steward's Trumpets

    Jan. 24, 2011
       The Deserter's Just Deserts - "When a deserter from the army of Rohan is captured in Ithilien, Faramir finds that his wife is strangely troubled by the Rider's plight." "Written for the "Two Sides to Everything Challenge" at the lotr_community on Livejournal. Was Eowyn a deserter for not remaining with her people in Dunharrow?"
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Stories by Mirabella-(V)

Sil, Pre-Lotr, LotR, Fourth Age, Present
Silmarillion:

Wave-Singer
    Author's Note: "the Micmac are a Native-American people who live in New England."
    Valar Editor's Note: Maglor "wandered ever upon the shores, singing in pain and regret beside the waves." "Of the Voyage of Earendil", Silmarillion.
    Written for the "Six Days of Spooky" challenge.
    Maglor
    Drabble. Bijoux collection.
    Sil effect on modern times, also listed under "Present".
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Nov. 1, 2007.

Pre-LotR


Hearts Entwined
    Treebeard presides over an Entish marriage.
    For the "Marriage" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008
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Lord of Gifts
    Sauron speaks with a future wraith.
    For the "Craftily" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Sauron, Numenorean king
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008.

"The Guest" and "The Gift"
    An elf lady and two farmers.
    A pair of drabbles written for the "Death" challenge at Tolkien_weekly. 
    Thanks to Raksha the Demon for her skillful beta-reading.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008.

Hook, Line, and Sinker
T.A. 2463
    Deagol goes fishing.
    For the "Line" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Deagol, One Ring
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008.

Area of Study
    Radagast knows something that Saruman doesn't.
    Written for the Tolkien_weekly “Area” challenge.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.
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An Unexpected Party
T.A. 2941
    Thorin had other dwarven choices for the company. For the "Grumpily" challenge at Tolkien_weekly. With abject apologies to Tolkien.
    Humor.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008

Blackest Fate
    Two prisoners from Rohan, on their way to the Nazgul.
    Written for the “Doom” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here March 6, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.

Have Sword, Will Travel by Mirabella-(V)
    Thorongil's (Aragorn's) potential first interview with King Thengel of Rohan.
    Aragorn, Thengel
    Drabble
    Written for the birthday of Just_Ann_Now who requested a tale about Thorongil in Rohan.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

Bedazzled
T.A. 2976
    Aragorn, Finduilas. Also includes Ecthelion, Denethor.
    Written in response to the "Valentines" challenge on LiveJournal.
    Short story. From the "A Handful of Valentines" collection.
    Posted here March 20, 2008

Spring Planting  G
    "What hidden things are unearthed when the fields are ploughed in the spring? A short tale of Lord Denethor and his young sons. Written for annmarwalk's birthday."
    Denethor, Faramir, Boromir
    Short story.
    Complete.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2007. Previously published on Stories of Arda Nov. 9, 2004.

Too Many Adverbs
    Young Boromir with his writing tutor.
    For the "Awkwardly" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008
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Lost and Found
    Gandalf and young Faramir search the library of Minas Tirith in "Lost and Found," a short vignette.
    "Written for Cressida for the Faramir Gen and Het Fic Exchange.  She had a asked for a story about Gandalf and Faramir."
    young Faramir, Gandalf
    Short story. Bijoux collection.
    Complete
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Jan. 20, 2008.

Swimming Lesson
    Imrahil teaches young Boromir and Faramir swimming.
    Written for the “Bitter” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Imrahil, Boromir, Faramir.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here March 6, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.

The Token of the Second Son
    Boromir, Faramir. Also includes Denethor.
    Written in response to the "Valentines" challenge on LiveJournal.
    Short story. From the "A Handful of Valentines" collection.
    Posted here March 20, 2008

When the Days are Warm
    Boromir, Faramir, Finduilas
    1 chapter
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T.A. 2988 Death of Finduilas 

Unfinished Work
    Denethor
    Written for the "Six Days of Spooky" challenge.
    Drabble. Bijoux collection.
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Nov. 1, 2007.

After the Storm by Mirabella-(V)
    Young Boromir and Faramir at the beach with their uncle.
    Boromir, Faramir, Imrahil
    Drabble.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

The Same River Twice
    Boromir, Denethor, Faramir
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    Written for the Tolkien_weekly "River" Challenge.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

By the Light of Earendil's Star  R  graphic violence

    "After an ambush in Ithilien, young Faramir has little hope of rescue from his captors or from his own despair. Unless help unlooked-for should arrive..."
    Boromir, Faramir is 20, Denethor
    19 chapters
    Complete
    Posted here ?. Stories of Arda July, 24, 2004.

In Moria, In Khazad-Dhum
    Dwarves
    Written for the "Six Days of Spooky" challenge.
    Drabble. Bijoiux collection.
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Nov. 1, 2007.
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LotR:

The Game of Kings
    Barliman Butterbur sees rangers playing what they call "the game of kings". Early Tolkien gamers. :)
    Barliman, Aragorn
    1 chapter. Bijoux collection.
    Complete
    Written for the Tenth Anniversary of the Valar Guild (Oct. 4, 2007)
    Written Sept. 30, 2007, posted here Oct. 20, 2007. Nov. 20, 2007 posted to Stories of Arda.

Guarding the Heedless Folk
PG for violence on "Stories of Arda".
    "When a man disappears, the Breefolk reluctantly enlist the aid of an untried ranger." The ranger's name is Brandir.
    Aragorn, Barliman, Halbarad.
    Complete. 4 chapters. 1 > 2 > 3 > 4
    "Written for the 2008 "Six Days of Spooky Challenge" at the Spooky_Arda LiveJournal Community."
    Sept. 12, 2010 posted here. Sept. 5, 2010 posted to Stories of Arda.

The Lesson
    Faramir's thoughts during a battle.
    For the "Point" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008.

Burning Your Bridges
    Poetry. Also filed under Branwyn's Poetry.
    Faramir and Boromir leave Osgiliath.
    Written for the “Surface” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    A 100 word drabble that crossed the line into poetry.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.
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The Road Not Taken
T.A. 3018 Between July 4 and October 24, most likely early in this period.
    Boromir on his way to Imladris, before the loss of his horse.
    Written in response to HASA's "Your Favorite Poem Challenge."
    Short story. Branwyn's Baubles collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008.

Outlander
    Eowyn, Boromir. Also includes Eomer.
    Written in response to the "Valentines" challenge on LiveJournal.
    Short story. From the "A Handful of Valentines" collection.
    Posted here March 20, 2008

In the Van
    AU, Humor. The Fellowship's road trip to Mordor, in a van.
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    Posted here July 3, 2011

Horse Sense
    Bill meets the rest of the Fellowship.
    Bill the Pony (PoV), Gimli. Also includes Boromir, Elrond, Legolas, the four hobbits and unmentioned Aragorn.
    Written in response to the "Valentines" challenge on LiveJournal.
    Short story. From the "A Handful of Valentines" collection.
    Posted here March 20, 2008

Eating for Two
    This wasn't in my job description.
    Mouth of Sauron, Sauron
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    Written for the Tolkien_Weekly "Teatime" challenge.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

They Also Serve Who Only Wait
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    For the “Diligence” Challenge at Tolkien_Weekly.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

Current
T.A. 3019 Feb. 26
    Aragorn at Rauros Falls.
    Written for the Tolkien_weekly "Shiny" challenge.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008
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T.A. 3019 Death of Boromir

Geometry
    Faramir and Denethor after Boromir's death.
    For the "Angle" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008

Reading the Signs
    Faramir reads signs in Denethor, after Boromir's death.
    For the "Speedily" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008

Salt Caravan
    Boromir, if he had survived Amon Hen.
    A/U, written for the “Salty” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here March 6, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.
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A Near Thing
T.A. Feb. 25, 3019.
    A/U, written in memory of the anniversary of the First Battle of the Fords of Isen.
    Grimbold, Theodred.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here March 6, 2008.

Stirrup Cup
    Eowyn, Grima
    Written for the Tolkien_weekly "Cup" challenge.
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    June 25, 2011

Under the Linden
    Faramir, foresight, and a linden tree.
    Written for the "Dirt" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008

The Beacon of Erelas
    Two Gondorian soldiers.
    Written for the Tolkien_Weekly ‘Warm Drinks and Roaring Fires’ challenge.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008

3019, March 8 Beacons are lit.

The Robin's Tale
3019, March 9
    "How the least of Lord Denethor's servants came to his defense.
    Written for the "White Tree" challenge at the LiveJournal lotr_community.
    Many thanks to just_ann_now for beta-reading."
    Posted here June 22, 2010.

The Conjuror
    Denethor and Gandalf discussing Sauron.
    Written for the "Births" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008
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Two Hundred
3019, March 9
    Forlong arrives at Minas Tirith with his two-hundred.
    Denethor, Forlong.
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

Ride Light
3019, March 10
    The Rohirrim head for Mundberg (Minas Tirith). (From Harrowdale.)
    Written for the "Fear" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008

Full Complement
3019, March 11
    Faramir sets out with what is left of the cavalry.
    Written for the “Complement” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.

Late
3019, March 11
    Aragorn must take at least a short rest as he brings the Dead towards Pelargir.
    Aragorn, Denethor, Oathbreaker/The Dead, rangers
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    For the “Late” challenge at Tolkien_Weekly.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

The Tide
3019, March 13
    Imrahil brings news to Denethor.
    Written for the "Wrath" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Imrahil, Denethor, Faramir
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008

Meddlesome
3010, March 14
    Servants talk about Denethor and the injured Faramir.
    Author's note: Mormegil, Denethor's courtly manservant, appears with the gracious consent of Annmarwalk.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008.
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The Eyes of the White Tower  G
3010, March 14; dark of the morning of the 15th
    "The retelling of a familiar tale, with some blank spaces filled in. Denethor and Peregrin during the siege of Minas Tirith."
    Denethor, Faramir, Pippin. Glimpses of Boromir, Gandalf (Mithrandir), Witch-king (Lord of the Nazgul)
    Short story.
    Complete.
    Posted here July 2, 2007. Stories of Arda Aug. 4, 2004.

The Hands of the King
3010, March 15
    "The Pyre of Denethor" with a different twist. Alternate universe, inspired by a visit to a huge exhibit of medieval reliquaries and relics this afternoon.
    Denethor
    Short story
    Complete
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Nov. 21, 2010.

Beruthiel's Kittens
    "During the Siege of Minas Tirith, the healers are not the only ones tending to the wounded."
    Faramir, Ioreth
    Short story
    Complete
    Posted here Nov. 7, 2010, Stories of Arda Nov. 6, 2010.

March 15, 3010 Battle of the Pellenor

The Oliphaunt's Tale
    "What was the fate of the oliphaunts who fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields?"
     Aragorn, Legolas.
    Written for just_ann_now. "
    Short story
    Complete
    Dec. 22, 2011, posted here Dec. 25, 2011.

Forfeit
    Beregond's friends try to save him from the judgment they expect for a traitor to the Ruling Steward.
    Beregond, Bergil.
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

Restoration
    Aragorn and Faramir at the Houses of Healing. Also includes Beregond.
    Written in response to the "Valentines" challenge on LiveJournal.
    Short story. From the "A Handful of Valentines" collection.
    Posted here March 20, 2008
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After the War of the Ring:

The Sharpest Vinegar
    Written for the “Sour” challenge at Tolkien_Weekly.
    Lobelia.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here March 6, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.

Plain Delight
    Sam and Rosie having a meal after the War of the Ring. Written for the “Plane” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.
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Fourth Age:

Beggars' Night
    Written for the "Six Days of Spooky" challenge.
    Pippin, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Eowyn, and Faramir
    Short story. Bijoux collection.
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Nov. 1, 2007

The Fords of Isen  PG
    A tale of two ghosts. "Do the bonds of friendship endure beyond the grave? A Rohirric ghost story, written for annmarwalk’s birthday."
    "...my military advisor (AKA my husband) did help plot the battle scene."
    Boromir, Theodred, original characters
    Short story.
    Complete.
    Posted here Feb. 4, 2007 by request. Previously published in Stories of Arda Nov. 20, 2005.

Steward's Trumpets
    Faramir remembers his father.
    Faramir.
    Drabble. Bits and Pieces collection.
    For the “Renewal” Challenge at Tolkien_Weekly.
    Posted here July 3, 2011.

Refuge
    "The White City lies becalmed in the summer heat. Set after the Ring War."
    Eowyn, Faramir, Gandalf, Gimli, Merry, and Pippin

The Deserter's Just Deserts
    "When a deserter from the army of Rohan is captured in Ithilien, Faramir finds that his wife is strangely troubled by the Rider's plight." "Written for the "Two Sides to Everything Challenge" at the lotr_community on Livejournal. Was Eowyn a deserter for not remaining with her people in Dunharrow?"
    Eowyn, Faramir. Mention of Eomer.
    Posted here Jan. 24, 2011. Stories of Arda Jan. 21, 2011.
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The Horses of Eorl
    Author's Note: Credit goes to Annmarwalk for the idea of Radagast as horsey therapist.
    Written for the “North” challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Radagast, Eomer.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here March 6, 2008. Stories of Arda April 27, 2007.

Stopping by Woods
    Old Faramir out riding. Written as a companion piece to "The Road Not Taken" [Branwyn's Baubles collection] and in response to HASA's "Your Favorite Poem" challenge.
    Many thanks to Raksha the Demon for her helpful comments.
    Short story. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 21, 2008.

The Waves' Song
    Arwen after Aragorn's death.
    For the "Change in the Weather" challenge at Tolkien_weekly.
    Drabble. Bric-à-Brac collection.
    Posted here Feb. 20, 2008.
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Present:

Wave-Singer
    Author's Note: "the Micmac are a Native-American people who live in New England."
    Valar Editor's Note: Maglor "wandered ever upon the shores, singing in pain and regret beside the waves." "Of the Voyage of Earendil", Silmarillion.
    Written for the "Six Days of Spooky" challenge.
    Maglor
    Drabble. Bijoux collection.
    Sil plus modern times
    Posted here and Stories of Arda Nov. 1, 2007.

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