For the Disasters Challenge; Flood.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
This is the another one of the tales that were all told to little hobbits during the latter half of the sixteen century by Shire reckoning. (This would be the mid to late second century of the Fourth Age by the reckoning of the men of Gondor.)
Once upon a time there lived a hobbit who left his cosy hobbit hole and went off to sea as a ship’s cook – a very un-hobbity thing to do.
One day he was cooking another fish stew when someone said they saw a mountain on fire in the distance. The hobbit left the dinner untended to see what the fuss was about but, almost as soon as he got his feet on the deck, he was washed overboard by a mountain of water instead.
Which goes to show that hobbits that leave their homes always come to no good end!