August 18th, 2009

LOTR Challenges 4 by judy

September Challenge

The September Challenge will have the theme of "September 22". It does not have to be the most obvious September 22, nor does it have to be set in the Shire, but can be any September 22 at any place or any year or age of Middle-earth. Your element will be a story-starter sentence. The "starter" is to "get you started", and does not have to be the first sentence, but may appear anywhere in the story.

Stories will be due the weekend of Friday, September 18, and will be revealed on Monday, September 21. Please tag your story "september 22", remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.

To request your elements, 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 September’s challenge!
LOTR Challenges 5 by judy

August Challenge: Out on a Limb

The August Challenge stories, with the theme of "Out on a limb", has now been posted. Each author was assigned a type of tree as an element.

We have six stories so far.

The "Out on a Limb" Challenge.

Bregalad Keeps Watch Over Merry and Pippin by Dreamflower During the Ent-moot, Bregalad (Quickbeam) watches over Merry and Pippin as they sleep...
Yew by Pearl Took Pippin finds something while he's in the family burial grounds.
A Tree Grows in the Pass - by Larner Serving for the first time with the Rangers of Ithilien, Eldarion and Elboron hear of the gifts given Frodo and Sam when they had visited in the refuge of Henneth Annun, and hope for the chance to retrieve such relics.
"Living Jewels" by Shirebound The Ring-bearers are welcomed into the West, as is what they bring with them.
Nurtured in the North by nancylea57 A Gondorian recovers under his new king's care, what a learning curve!
The Silver Tree by Linda Hoyland Faramir and the new King take an unexpected walk

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!