lotr_fic_recs has run a "scary" recs challenge around the end of October for the last three years. For this round we're going with a similar theme in a slightly different flavor: darkfic.
A "darkfic" is, according to the Writers University Dot Net, "a piece with an unpleasant or unhappy theme. The piece may or may not have a happy ending." According to FictionAlley, "darkfic" is "darker than angst, usually involving violence, twisted characters, and the most horrible of horrible things."
Please rec us some good darkfics in comments to this entry! Links to recs in the first "darkfic" challenge (back in August 2004) are underneath the cut so you'll know not to repeat something that's been recced before (and follow the links if you feel like reading). You might also want to check out the last "scary" challenge.
If anyone has a current link to Telanu's No Windows, please let us know.
Previous Darkfic Recommendations
"Temptation Waits" and "Temptation Bleeds" by azrhiaz, recommended by samena
"A World As Clear As Water" by andraste_oz, recommended by elanorgardner
"No Windows" by Telanu, recommended by mordelhin
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"A Dream in the Black Land" by serai1, recommended by goldilocks_took (Invalid story URL) -- Corrected link for story
"In the Level of Your Dreams" by mirabellawotr (Lobelia Sackville-Baggins), recommended by abby_normal
"In Webs" by Roz Kaveney, recommended by casapazzo
"Ring Around the Merry" by aelfgifu, recommended by cpsings4him
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Give us something to make us shiver!