March 17th, 2009

LOTR Challenges 5 by judy

The March Challenge Stories are now posted!

The March Challenge stories, with the theme of “The Ides of March“ have now been posted. All of the stories were to be set on March 15, T.A. 3019, and each author was given a sentence as a story starter. We have ten entries.

The March Challenge

Through Shadow, By Cathleen
With Merry safe in the Houses of Healing, Pippin takes some rest at last, and receives a visit from a mysterious cat

The Testing of Bergil son of Beregond by Pearl Took How did Bergil end up running errands for the healers?

Found by Larner The battle rages before Minas Tirith, there across the river. In Cirith Ungol Samwise Gamgee seeks the place where his Master has been borne.

Defeat of Despair - by Larner What odors would define March 15 for Denethor's smallest Guardsman?

In Darkness Buried Deep by Dreamflower Frodo and Sam and Cirith Ungol (a double drabble)

March 15, 3019 T.A. in the Houses of Healing by Rhyselle For a healer the aftermath of war can be difficult.

Death and Life by Golden Beregond considers his actions at the hallows.

The Old that is Strong by Linda Hoyland Watching over the dying Faramir,Ioreth is shocked when Gandalf brings a stranger to tend him.

Watching from afar - by Nath It is said in The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen that Arwen watched over Aragorn in thought. At times, this must have been a harrowing experience.

One Breath of Air by Celeritas A conversation on Taniquetil c. March 14, T.A. 3019

I hope you will check out the stories, and let the authors know how you liked them!
And authors, remember that late entries are always welcome!
LOTR Challenges 3 by judy

The April Challenge

The April Challenge will have a theme of "Renewal". You may interpret the theme in any way you choose. The element for this challenge will be a type of bird, which will be assigned to you--and you may also use that in any way you choose

Stories will be due the weekend of April 10th, and will be revealed on Monday, April 13. Tag your story: renewal

To request your element, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at or

I hope that we will have lots of participants for April’s challenge!