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June 22nd, 2009

Worse Than the Witch-king by Virtuella

Author: Virtuella
Title: Worse Than the Witch-king
Rating: G
Theme: "The Wedding of Your Nightmares"
Elements: "something old"
Author's Notes: Middle-earth belongs to Tolkien. Thanks to Finlay and Charli800 for beta reading.
Summary: Éowyn has a foe even harder to defeat than the one she slew in battle.
Word Count: 8,279

Worse Than The Witch King
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The Family Way by Dreamflower

Author: Dreamflower
Title: The Family Way
Theme: "Wedding of Your Nightmares"
Elements: something borrowed
Rating: PG-13 for theme
Author's Notes: A couple of years ago, in a telephone conversation with danae_b, we were discussing the Family Trees of the hobbits in Appendix C, and realized that Rosa Baggins was only 24 when Adalgrim was born, while Hildigrim Took, her husband, was 40. We pondered for a while what that might mean, and the thought stuck in my mind afterwards, though until this Challenge, I had never thought to do a story about it.

This story is dedicated to danae_b who gave me the bunny for it in the first place.

Summary: Sometimes doing the respectable thing can be complicated…
Word Count: 2,012

The Family Way

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The June Challenge theme was "The Wedding of Your Nightmares"--a story of wedding disasters! As an element authors were assigned a line from the old poem:

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue."


We have three stories so far, and are hoping for some late entries.

The Family Way by Dreamflower Sometimes doing the respectable thing can be complicated…
And Just Whose Wedding Is This? -- by Larner Peregrin Took is beginning to realize that the wedding appears to be more for the bride and her family rather than the groom, and is fearful he'll look quite the fool when he marries the granddaughter of the family head of the North-Tooks.
Worse Than the Witch-king by Virtuella Éowyn has a foe even harder to defeat than the one she slew in battle.

ETADarkness Reigns in the Light by Pearl Took Very AU. One change in the plot would change the whole story and a wedding might be the biggest surprise of them all. (Warning: Character deaths)


I hope that you will read and review the stories!

The July Challenge

For the July Challenge at the LOTR GenFic Community, the Theme will be "Some Like it Hot", and all the stories will be Fixed-Length Ficlets. The element will be a number between 101 and 400. Interested authors can reply to this announcement and claim a number. No one will be allowed to have a number previously claimed. Whatever number is chosen will be the word count for your ficlet-- if you choose 237 your story must have exactly 237 words!

Stories will be due the weekend of Friday,July 17th, and will be revealed on Monday, July 20th. Please remember to use the template on the community profile page as a header, to put your story behind a cut, and to put the title of your story and your name as the subject. Tag your story "some like it hot".

To request your elements, please leave a comment to this post with the number you pick! If you have any questions, you can email the mods at aelfwina@gmail.com or virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com

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

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