hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Ball Challenge - ball of wool, ball your fist, roll into a ball: The Red Thread of History

Title: The Red Thread of History
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Miriel the Broideress, Feanor's mother
Rating: PG
Warnings: implied canonical bloodshed
Book/Source: Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Disclaimer:It was Tolkien who wrote of the doom of the Noldor--and it was Tolkien who invented a--not at all impartial--observer who would have had to record it.

And fate unspools like a ball of yarn rolling across the floor.
Miriel records it. Sometimes it makes her so angry she would like to rise and raise her balled fist, shaking it against Taniquetil. Sometimes it makes her so sad that she would like to roll up in a ball on the floor in front of her loom and cease to move. She does neither.
Is Miriel’s stubborn subversive streak all done then? Yet she is a subversion herself, neither living nor dead, an elf among Ainur.
With steady hand she selects another ball of wool. It is red.
Tags: author: himring, challenge: ball: ball of..., challenge: ball: ball your fist, challenge: ball: roll into a ball, character: other canon character
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