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    Elwing-(V) is from Texas, USA and has been a Full Member of the Valar Guild since January 1998.
    Elwing prefers her work in block style.

    "Disclaimer: Tolkien owns Ea and Arda and the Beings thereof, but was nice enough to share his Vision with us; may this, my humble imitation, be considered the sincerest form of flattery it is intended to be, and freely enjoyed by all LotR fans."
    "Lessons of Life" is the name of Elwing's series of Middle-earth stories, mostly using the Aragorn and Legolas friendship line. The stories are presented here according to which happened first, rather than which is written first. Her own description of the series is:
    "Lessons of Life is to be short stories from my strange imagination; may take place during/outside LotR time period; mainly gap fillers, but sometimes may be AU - all intended to entertain."

    Most recent:
        Oct. 16, 2020 "A Vignette on the Vingilot"

Lessons of Life:

Silmarillion times
Pre-Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings

Lessons of Life: Silmarillion times

A Vignette on the Vingilot
    A sailor overhears Eärendil talking to Elwing.
    Short story
    Written for the 23rd Anniversary of the Valar Guild, theme "ships"
    Oct. 16, 2020, posted Oct. 18, 2020

Lessons of Life: Pre-LotR:

Midnight Musings
Pre-LotR. Aragorn is a Ranger.
    "Insomnia Attacks Human Ranger…Elf Prince to the Rescue!"
    Aragorn, Legolas
    Short story
    Jan. 31, 2005. Revised March 29, 2008

The Best Medicine
Pre-LotR: Aragorn is a Ranger.
    "A wounded Strider convalesces in Mirkwood with the help (?) of Legolas."
    Aragorn, Legolas, Thranduil. Mentions of Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond.
    Humor, Friendship
    Short story
    January 28, 2006

The Love of One's Life

    "During a rare idyllic day in Mirkwood, Legolas meditates on his surroundings."
    Author's note: "I got an idea for a LotR story a few days before Earth day; hoped to have it ready by then, but nope.
Then I thought I might be finished by Arbor Day...nope again.
Then I tried to get done by end of that month (April)...I almost made that deadline!
Anyway, as they also say: Earth Day, Every Day.  So it's still timely."
    In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day
    May 1, 2008

Lessons of Life 

Lessons of Life: LotR:

How to Dim a Too-Bright Elf
Fellowship shortly after starting out.
    The Fellowship sends Aragorn to confront a problem they are having with Legolas.
    LotR (Fellowship) Gap-filler.
    Aragorn, Legolas
    Short story
    November 9, 2006

Too Much of a Good Thing?
A ‘gap filler’ set just after the battle at Helm’s Deep in Two Towers.
    Searching for comfort in the aftermath of battle, Legolas discovers whether one can truly receive too much of a good thing.
    Drama with humor
        Chapter 1: Separaton
        Chapter 2: Search
        Chapter 3: Rescue
        Chapter 4: Reunion
    August 19, 2007

A Friend in Need
© July 26, 2005
    "Grima plots a deed of revenge after being exiled from Rohan. Who will suffer most from his villainy?"
    LotR (Two Towers): Fills in a space in the book between Theoden's declaring war and the actual muster of the Rohirrim that afternoon.
    Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Grima
    Chapters 1 > 2 > 3 

Lessons of Life
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