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Tam Lin Fanfic

Fan created stories about or involving Tam Lin

Fanfiction and Tam Lin

Fanfiction, stories based on a pre-existing canon told outside of the official canon control, is fueled by diverse factors, ranging from exploration of tropes to interaction with a community of people with a common interest. It can be a reaction to or participation in a fandom or a welcoming area to practice writing or simply done for fun and love of writing. Tam Lin, as a story, is generally well-known enough within many fandom circles to exist as a trope in and of itself. Below is an attempt to stay vaguely current with some of the resulting fanfic, whether it is primarily centered on the ballad of Tam Lin or is using it as an element in a story set in another fandom.

This section also includes lyrics to songs based on Tam Lin that fall more into the category of re-interpretation rather than retelling the story. The line between the two is sometimes hard to draw, as the best reinterpretations and parodies are sincere in their love and respect for the source material. Material included here is no less a part of the story about the story than the more traditional versions of ballad in many cases.

If you're looking for published books based on Tam Lin, that's in another section.

All materials presented on this site is used with permission of the original artist. Original artists retain copyright in all instances.

Tam Lin Fiction, Reinterpretation, and Parody (this site)

Alphabetical by author name

Tam Lin Fanfiction Elseweb

Organized by category and author Name

Archived (dead websites)

  • The Double Rose Jane Lebak
    genre: Gatchaman Fanfic
    Was: http://www.empire.net/~tabris02/tam-lin.html
  • My Kingdom By Hannah Wolf Bowen
    genre: Traditional ballad
    Was: http://www.abyssandapex.com/mykingdom.html
  • Of Leaves of Gold and Petals Red: A Faery Tale By Ithilwen
    genre: Modern AU
    Was: http://www.geocities.com/ithilwen2001/tam_lin.html
  • Remember Tam Lin by Dame Mehri
    genre: Highlander Fanfiction
    Was: http://dame-mehri.com/Fiction/shorts/remembertamlin.html
  • (no source) Summer's Lease by eluki bes shahar
    Was: http://www.sff.net/people/eluki/Summer.htm
  • The Tale of Tam Lin, the Elf Knight by Bridget Haggerty
    genre: Traditional Ballad
    Was: http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/AMisc/TamLin.html
  • (no source) Tam Lin by Aislinn
    Was: http://members.aol.com/AisCreat/TamLin.html
  • Tam Lin by Michelle Hiley
    genre: West Wing
    Was: http://www.lightstreampubs.com/tww/fanfic/tamlin.html
  • Janet and Tam Lin by Mary Grace Ketner
    genre: Traditional ballad
    was: http://talesandlegends.net/Tamlin.html
  • Tam Lin Author unlisted
    genre: Traditional ballad
    Was: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Nook/3829/page1g.html
  • Tam Lin Styles Author Unlisted
    genre: Traditional Ballad
    Was: http://www.celticsilverspiral.org/History/Legends/TamLin.htm
  • Tam-lin By E H Hopkinson
    genre: Traditional ballad
    Was: http://www.fables.org/winter04/tam-lin.html
  • Tam Lin (for my sister) by unknown
    genre: Modern, Poem
    Was: http://www.fallenfromgrace.com/ironscaffold/desolations/tamlin.html



Made into separate page October 2014