September 14th, 2011

A Portrait of the Artist

Author: Armariel
Title: A Portrait of the Artist
Rating: PG
Theme: Hit the Books
Elements: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Author's Notes: This story did not quite go as planned. I conceived it as a sort of follow-up to "Elanor's Yuletide", in which she is presented as a gifted artist, and in this one, taking place a few years later, she meets Fastred Fairbairn. But it turned out to be more about him than her. Hope that works ok. And since Elanor is obviously not a young man, I had to alter the title a bit;) Familiarity with the previous tale is helpful, but not absolutely necessary, I think.

Summary: After seeing a portrait painted by Elanor Gamgee at his grandfather's home, Fastred Fairbairn is seized with a desire to meet her.
Word Count: 6213


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