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June 22nd, 2010

The June Challenge: The White Tree

The June Challenge stories, with the theme of "The White Tree" have now been posted. The element for these stories was a starter sentence. We’ve had six entries so far.

The June Challenge: The White Tree


Grace and Memory by Larner How does one respond when admonished of the White Tree "but it is only a tree when all is said and done"? Five vignettes
The Family Tree by Linda Hoyland Eldarion gets into trouble.
Impossibly Blue by Virtuella On the 500th anniversary of Aragorn's coronation, an unexpected visitor comes to Minas Tirith.
The Robin's Tale by lady_branwyn How the least of Lord Denethor’s servants came to his defense.
In the Courtyard of the Fountain by Dreamflower In Minas Tirith, Mosco Burrows has a conversation with the Steward.
If Ever a Fruit Ripens* by Pearl Took Sam learns a good deal of history from a lady in the Court of the Fountain.

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!

The July Challenge: Fixed-Length Ficlets

Since it was so popular last year, for the July Challenge at the LOTR GenFic Community we are repeating our Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge! the Theme will be "Short and Sweet", 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 16, and will be revealed on Monday, July 19. 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 "short and sweet".

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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Summer Comment Challenge: Scavenger Hunt!

We had so much fun with our Spring Comment Challenge that we are trying it again! This time there's a little twist!

The Mods at Many Paths to Tread  (this community's archive) would like to announce our Summer Comment Challenge. This comment challenge will be a scavenger hunt! You  find a story with one of the following elements in it. You  then leave a comment for the author at Many Paths to Tread , and when you have found your items, you then post to the group. Do comment on the story, and not just on the item you find! You may set your own goals of finding 6, 8, 10 or 12 of the items on the followng list:

1. A harp
2. A ring that is NOT a Ring of Power
3. A goblet
4. A scabbard
5. A ribbon
6. A boot
7. A pan (or a pot)
8. A book (or scroll)
9. A stone
10. A baby
11. A horse (or pony) mentioned by name
12. Clouds

If you locate six of the items, you are a sharp-eyed Ranger.
If you locate eight of the items, you are an expert Elven archer.
If you locate ten of the items, you must be looking through a palantir.
If you locate all twelve of the items, you are proclaimed to be a Lord of the Eagles!

Those who reach their goals will get a special banner!

The challenge begins now, and will run until July 31! We hope everyone will have fun trying this out!

The mods.

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