Monday, May 10, 2010

Deleted Scene From LOTR

Mia over at My Literary Jam and Toast is having a deleted scenes blogfest today! Yay! I don't know if I'm too late to have my link up or anything, but I thought I'd try my hand at a very short scene anyway.


(By the way, this is a deleted scene from The Fellowship of the Ring)

With the heat of the balrog scorching Frodo's back and the bridge of Khazad-Dum just feet away, a new thought entered the hobbit's mind. He stretched his little legs to run past Aragorn and yank on Gandalf's robes.

The wizened wizard looked down at the teeny man with exasperation written all over the wrinkles of his face. "Get across the bridge, Frodo! Do not delay!"

"But Gandalf, this is getting pretty serious. Someone might get hurt, or worse! Why can't we just go into Mordor on the eagles?"

Gandalf laughed and patted Frodo's head. "Don't be silly, young hobbit. No one's going to die!"

I told you it was short! :) I hope you liked it!


  1. LOL That's very cute! hahah loved it :)

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  2. Thanks, AA! And I will have to check out your contest! I'm always a fan of contests. :)

  3. one is going to die. Great deleted scene.

  4. Emily, PLEASE DO NOT ever again point out any gaps of logic in Tolkiens plots. He is the greatest writer that ever lived and does not deserve to be treated this way.

    Just kidding. I do love Tolkien and his writing is so beautiful, but there are some occasional problems like this. Still a very fun post though, thanks for making me smile!

  5. Thanks, Raquel! I thought the moment right before Gandalf's own demise would be the best place for that particular exchange. Hehehe!

  6. Matthew--Tolkien happens to be my one of my favorite authors (he shares the spot with C.S. Lewis), but that little fact (i.e. the eagles) is hard to ignore. :)

    ha! ha! i always thought that too! why do they never think to ask the eagles?... hmmm... is that like symbolic for prayer or something...

  8. Awesome short scene! Voices were dead on:)

  9. Thanks, everyone! And aspiring_x--that is a very profound thought. After reading The Silmarillion, I became aware of just all the symbolism in Tolkien's works. It's very exciting to read and ponder over. :)

  10. hahaha! Sorry it took me so long to get over here. But I really enjoyed that little snippet :)


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