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Constancy

Prompt: VINYAMAR: Some people have difficulty embracing changes and moving on. Write a story or poem or create artwork that shows the consequences of refusing to change.


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They were unlike the elements. Soft as beasts softer, even, dying swiftly in his hands.

So Melkor changed them. He sang their skins hard, thickened bones, polished eyes to night-shine sharpness. He sang them lion's claws and teeth.

And he Tuned them to his own Song.

Long, painstaking labor, but they were finally finally! his own.

But the first cut her brother's throat in hatred of him. He nearly lost the lot.

Time bred their fierceness out somewhat, but not their fratricide self-hatred remains. Something other sings still in them: forever inward-riven, between Elf and Orc, no peace but death...

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