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In the new age of men a collection of stories have come to life far beyond your imagination, allowing one a further glimpse into the lives of Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee, long before and after their journey to Mordor. These stories have simply come to be known as my Memoirs of the Shire.

Created from my undying longing for Tolkien's epic The Lord of the Rings to never end, a creative spark was born which kindled into an everlasting flame helping to draw forth tales from the darkness that were lost through the ages. Over the years these stories have grown and are now gathered together here so others who also share my love for Tolkien's work can enjoy them just as I took great pleasure in writing them.

Please feel free to journey along the many paths you shall find here...
over time I have brought many special things forth to share with everyone who frequents this site such as boom beach online movie and music downloads as well as images from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. They all can be accessed through the various links in the main navigation bar and to your right where you can also find other interesting facts about this site.

 


MEMOIRS OF THE SHIRE FANFICTION COLLECTION

WRITTEN BY CRYSTAL GAMGEE

 

WHERE HE CAN NOT FOLLOW

Frodo wakes to find himself within the tower of Cirith Ungol

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A LIGHT OF HOPE

Sam reflects on his and Frodo's fate while stopping for a rest beneath the cover of night in Mordor

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THE DARKEST HOUR

Merry witnesses the return of Frodo and Sam and later Pippin after the peril that has come to pass when the ring was destroyed

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AMID THE WHISPERING TREES

Merry keeps watch over Frodo and Sam while they rest after being brought to Ithilien and is soon joined by Pippin

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THE FRAGRANCE OF ITHILIEN

Frodo wakes in Ithilien after being rescued from Mount Doom

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AN AWAKENING WITHIN ITHILIEN

Sam wakes in Ithilien after being rescued from Mount Doom

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REMEMBRANCES OF THE PAST

Upon his return to Rivendell after destroying the One Ring, Frodo finds himself haunted with painful memories of the journey to Mordor

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BEYOND THE 'MORROW

Months pass quickly as Frodo returns to the Shire but as they draw on he loses himself within his writing hoping to finally fill the void in his life

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THE LADY OF BREE

A week before Frodo's fifty-second birthday an unusual circumstance comes into passing causing him to open his home and eventually his heart to a young woman from Bree names Lily

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TO THE HAVENS

poem

a touching and emotional farewell to a dear friend

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TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Night has fallen on the eve before Lily is to return to Bree and she wakes to find Frodo sleeping near her side in his chair

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THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

Time grows bittersweet once Lily leaves the Shire and Frodo sails away from the Grey Havens, yet when Sam longs to see his clash of clans triche gemmes new found friend from Bree, his heart grows saddened and his life will forever change when he finds she is no longer ther

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VISIONS FROM AFAR

Lily finds herself weakened after Sam leaves her to stay in Bree with her cousin, yet she soon may discover that her longing to see Frodo is what has only kept her going on

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THE ROAD GOES EVER ON

At last the day has come for Sam to sail over the sea to be reunited with Frodo, but on his arrival he finds something mysterious about his dear friend and the reason behind it lies within something least expected given to him shortly before his passing over the sea

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THE FINAL FAREWELL

Bilbo's healing has finally come to an end as he passes on, though now it seems as though Frodo's need for his healing to end shall never come

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IF I HAD KNOWN

poem

words of regret and yet a light of hope for joy in the end

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A LONG AWAITED ADVENTURE

After Sam sails over the sea his eldest son Frodo finds himself longing for an adventure of his own and it soon will be had when he must travel to Gondor to see an aging Merry and Pippin

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SO MUCH IS EVERLASTING

When the pain from Frodo's wound wielded to him on Weathertop returns to him two years after the journey to Mordor, Sam gives him something he has been keeping close at hand since their return home from Rivendell

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A SIMPLE GARDENERS HANDS

With the coming of a new spring, Frodo finds himself unable to write and is given a lesson in friendship on how to find himself once more

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REFLECTIONS

Elanor Gamgee visits her father in the autumn after her mother passes and together they share memories of days long forgotten when she finds something in the pages of the Red Book last read when Frodo Baggins was still in the Shire

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MID SUMMER ROSES

A story of how Frodo first came to meet Sam after he first arrived in Hobbiton to live with his uncle Bilbo

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WHEN TWILIGHT FADES

Sam and Elanor share a moment together before the light of the fire as they discuss the passing of Frodo over the sea

based upon the events in Tolkien's unpublished Epilogue to LOTR which you can read here as it appears in THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH: THE END OF THE THIRD AGE

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THE LURE OF THE SEA

After the passing of his dear sweet Rose, Sam finds himself longing to see Frodo once again

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STILL WATERS

features song INTO THE WEST by Annie Lennox from the ROTK soundtrack

After many years pass in the Blessed Realm, Frodo finds himself longing to see Sam once again

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MATTERS OF THE HEART

Many years have passed since Frodo was last in the Shire, yet Sam finds him close by with a gift from his beloved Rose

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WHEN SHE SMILES

Before he sails over the sea Frodo spends his final evening with Elanor

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AS THE STARS BRIGHTLY SHINE

Thirty years after Frodo leaves the Shire, his memory lives on once again when Sam presents Elanor with a gift once belonging to his dear friend

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TEARS BEYOND THE HAVENS

Sam reflects on the moments that come to pass after returning home from the Grey Havens

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SHADOWS OF AUTUMN

Sam comes into the study one eveing and finds Frodo looking very strange... he was very pale and his eyes seemed to see things far away

 

 




recent updates

2 - 21 - 04

chat room is now back on the site... you can find the link in the navigation bar above... as always if you wish to talk to me you can email me or contact me through Y! Messenger my yahoo ID is crystalgamgee

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2 - 19 -04

any print of my artwork ordered from my website The Grey Havens will help contribute to the growth of Dom Monaghan's forest at Future Forests... 80% of the profits will go to purchase trees there

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2 - 17 - 04

added new version of my story THE DARKEST HOUR


interesting info

memoirs of the shire has been viewed in over 40 different countries and translasted into over 35 different languages.

the top viewing countries are: USA, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, and United Kingdom

top languages are: English, Polish, Dutch, German and French


about me

NAME: Crystal Gail Junk

LOCATION: USA Ohio

AGE: 26

learn more about me by visiting my author profile

you can also contact me at crystalgamgee@yahoo.com


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many questions have come forth about my stories here at Memoirs of the Shire and you can find a selection of these questions and answers through the link below... feel free to submit your own question at crystalgamgee@yahoo.com

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favorite reads

here is a listing of LOTR fanfiction written by others that have stayed with me long after they were read

Tales From Tol Eressa
a man is found along the shore of the Undying Lands after his ship capsizes and while there he learns about the fate of the ringbearers and the history of the elves


Caliban
this story is very graphic, very detailed and will tear at your heart... please read with an open mind it is an alternate ending to LOTR


my other sites


come what may

a fanlisting for fanfiction centered around Sam and Frodo's friendship

the grey havens
a collection of pencil sketches of the cast members of LOTR... a portion of all sales goes to purchase trees in Dominic Monaghan's forest through www.futureforests.com

matters of the heart
poetic memoirs through life written over the past ten years


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www.theonering.net
www.fanfiction.net
www.ringquest.com
www.ringbearer.org

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The Dom Project
Bag End Inn
Brandy Hall
The Crumpet Shop
Always and Forever
Project Last Stand
Future Forests


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