Notes: For the “textual ghosts” prompt (yeah, I’m late) - Orodreth’s wife and Finduilas’ mother.
Summary: Cellil of Doriath, apprentice stonemason, attends a formal occasion in the early days of Nargothrond. She’d like to hide in a corner with her mentor and talk about their work, but finds that plan thoroughly stymied by her strange new cousins from across the Sea.
Very interesting story set in Nargothrond. Love the layers of guardedness/deception. Lots of great characters and description. Fascinating glimpses of relationships between different peoples in Beleriand, with hints of beyond.
when people confuse “sweet breads” and “sweet meats”
In honor of Lord Byron’s birthday I would like to remind you all of the time that Shelley and Keats, having not heard from him for some time, became concerned for his safety and it was determined that Shelley would go looking for him. Keats received a letter some time later that…