Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mixed Milieus

The Wheel of Time turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legends fade to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the third age by some, an Age yet to come, an age long past, Gared spoke to his companions. "We should start back,” Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. “The wildlings are dead.”

“And what of the One Ring?” Ser Waymar Royce asked with just the hint of a smile.

"Captain Pickard has taken it to Hogwarts," answered Conan, scowling grimly. "Sir Mordred will never have it now."


  1. "Mistaken, you are."

    Something froglike detached itself from the deep shadows of the wood.

    "At Hogwarts the One Ring is not," it said. "Intercepted, Captain Picard was. To Lankhmar has the Ring gone. Mmmm. Yes."

  2. Once upon a time, there was a micro-fiction web site named 'Ficly,' the purpose of which was to encourage people to write works of fiction limited to 1024 characters, so about the same size as what you wrote above.

    I was a member (two accounts),

    and wrote a number of cross-over pieces as you just did. Here are three for your amusement:

    A quick note of explanation: Ficly was organized in a way that encouraged multiple authors to contribute to a longer work by writing sequels or prequels to existing pieces. I daresay that most of my stories don't stand alone but there are quite a few that do. Enjoy. (Ficly ultimately died as love wasn't enough to sustain it. If you think you'd be interested in this kind of thing, another similar site was started when Ficly terminated. It's located at It doesn't have the same polish but I think it captures most of the same features.

    1. I'll take a look. I don't think I have time to get involved in another online hobby, though.


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