tagged by @thelioninmybed! this was surprisingly difficult, but:
as the sun - almost ten thousand words of Sauron getting his own way, this does exactly what I wanted it to do and was also seriously fun to write. Featuring Sauron’s A++ decision-making, angry makeouts with Celebrimbor, and not very much torture, Celebrimbor should really stop making such a big deal about that part.
Alizarin - the Noldor invent chemical dyes, but, like, it’s funny? Feanor wrecks the Telerin economy but only accidentally and without really noticing. Featuring a very large quantity of sea-snails.
a light burning out - listen, I can’t help it, I have feelings about Sauron, okay? I still can’t tell to what extent this is actually good as opposed to just hitting my own buttons really hard, the “experimental” tag is on there for a reason, but this is me trying to Do A Thing and it certainly Does That Thing. May be worth reading if you like fancy imagery and language stuff, and/or if you are horribly overinvested in Sauron as a character, put me down as “unfortunately, both”.
(I think most writers I know have already been tagged, but feel free to steal it and say I tagged you if anyone reading this wants?)