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Season of Writing Dangerously 2013 Participant

I've taken my first step towards my SoWD goals by writing a drabble on Aerin and Brodda's sister for the current Tolkien Weekly Communication challenge: http://tolkien-weekly.livejournal.com/984351.html
I had been envisaging this story as a series of short scenes and I'm hoping I can manage to write them as a drabble sequence for Tolkien Weekly They won't be in chronological order, I guess, the way the expert drabblers do it. But it would be my first true drabble sequence.

Title: Learning the Language
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Aerin and Brodda's sister (OFC)
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Book/Source: Silm, CoH
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor PJ. I hope nobody minds.
Tolkien Weekly Challenge: Communication: Speech

Brodda speaks fluent Sindarin with a heavy accent, Broddun, his sister, only a few words of Adunaic. Aerin learns the speech of the Easterlings from Broddun. It involves a lot of pointing and dramatic gestures. Easterling speech has strange and difficult sounds; Aerin almost chokes trying to distinguish two of its consonants. Broddun bursts out giggling, looks remorseful and quickly hides her grin behind uplifted hands. Never mind—it is still a far kinder sound than the drunken jeers of Brodda’s warriors in the hall. Months later, Aerin remembers and understands what it was she said.
She begins laughing, too.

October 2017


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