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    There are slavering wolves in the night,
    Howling, growling, slavering wolves,
    Hunting in the trees outside of town,
    Prowling in the streets outside the house.

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    English
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    5/5
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    25
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    22
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    4
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    He held aloft a gleaming harp
    Pale as bone with golden strings and explained,
    “A harp that itself sings!”

     

     

    Retelling of The Twa Sisters. Please read the notes for trigger warnings.

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    English
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    493
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    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    22
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    3
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    A retelling of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin about forbidden roses, brave lovers and crossing the faerie queen.

    Language:
    English
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    4,259
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    1/1
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    10
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    17
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    3
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    143
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    Där bodde en bonde nere vid älvstranden, och han hade två döttrar. Den yngsta var ljus, med hår klart som solsken, och den äldsta var mörk, med hår som den svartaste jord.

    Language:
    Svenska
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    66
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    1/1
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    1
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    1
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    12
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    A modern, Hobbit variation on the Scottish ballad "Tam Lin", and an AU of the Ettelëaverse, though you don't need to read any of the other stories for this to make sense.

    Lorna, newly come to her sister's little town, hears far too many stories of (and warnings about) the forest at the edge of her granny's land. Naturally, she has to investigate, but gets more than she bargained for in what -- and who -- she finds there.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    294,122
    Chapters:
    66/?
    Comments:
    522
    Kudos:
    342
    Bookmarks:
    30
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    11181
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    There lived a farmer in the north country, and he had two daughters.

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    English
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    59
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    1/1
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    4
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    30
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    Rey never believed in the ghost stories and the unexplained events surrounding the mansion Caterhaugh on the edge of the forest, until she encountered a strange young man she has had dreams about on one fall night.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,295
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    1
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    17
    Kudos:
    43
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    629
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    "She set her foot upon the ship,
    No mariners could behold.
    The sails were of the shining silk,
    The masts of beaten gold."

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    English
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    423
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    1
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    15
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    A short and creepy original work.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    409
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    7
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    85
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    The Queen of the Fairies finds Tam Lin under a tree.

    Language:
    English
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    255
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
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    5
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    66
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    Hermione is on vacation in Jersey with her parents, whilst they are sun worshipping, Hermione wanders around the town to find the magical centre - instead she stumbles across an entrance to a maze. Seduced by the unusual flora, Hermione enters... Setting of the wards to the people at home. Wizards. Death Eaters, more precisely, The MALFOYS and Lestranges are also holidaying in Jersey - the main seat of the Lestrange family. Once Hermione enters she has no idea she has triggered ancient fertility rites that can make or break the Wizarding world. The seedlings of the hedge was granted by Salazar Slytherin himself, to build the world of magic - Lucius Malfoy, Rodolphus Lestrange, and Rabastan are preparing themselves for the dawning of new births about to be. Not realising that she was being followed by Order members one a top spy, the other a top Auror. Because Bellatrix is also a Lestrange - she can enter others, only one more the sentient hedge feels needs to be here, the legal heir to the cuttings - the one who has yet to carry on Salazar Slytherin's noble work... Will there be more than the sacred 28 in years to come?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,732
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    24
    Kudos:
    96
    Bookmarks:
    31
    Hits:
    2819
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    Janet brings Tam Lin out of the wild woods.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    30
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    3
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    47
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    “It's like the old folk ballads,” April tells him. “They'll change me into all kinds of monsters and nightmares and deadly things. They'll do anything they can to make you let me go. But you can't let go, Ram. No matter what you do—don't let go.”

    Here, as he lies on the forest floor amid wild roses and fallen leaves, staring into the mesmerizing blue of April's eyes, it is easy to believe that he will be brave enough to keep his arms around her. But at midnight on All Hallow's Eve, with the shadows of barren trees looming above him and the roar of the Shadowkin horde in his ears, Ram isn't sure he can believe in anything.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,212
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    98
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    The faerie queen’s blood never quite washes out.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    488
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    83
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    “What is this?” the faerie queen asks.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    664
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    1
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    19
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    121
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    How much can Janet claim?

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    564
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    125
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    “O I forbid you maidens that wear gold in your hair, to come or go by Ostagar, for young Alistair Theirin is there.” A Dragon Age alternate universe, based on the Ballad of Tam Lin for Warden Amell and Alistair Theirin.

    Chapter one art by noctuaalba.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,676
    Chapters:
    1/10
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    263
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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,887
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    254
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    The True History of the Famous Flower of Serving Men, Englisht from an Antient manuscript in the Classical Tongues, & never before present'd to the publick.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,875
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    31
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    289
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    From the blazing heat of Jerusalem to the wind of the Scottish Cheviot Hills, Rey has followed Master Luke over an ocean. He has promised her the gift of reading, but occupied with border skirmishes, she has largely been left to sew and brood.

    Restless one morning, she ignores Master Luke's instructions and leaves the castle to explore. Once in Carterhaugh woods, she incurs a debt to a figure trapped between two worlds; although she doesn't know it yet, he is running out of time, and she may be the only one able to bring him back.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,020
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    144
    Kudos:
    391
    Bookmarks:
    78
    Hits:
    6891

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