September 20th, 2012

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September Challenge: Seventy-five!!

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We have had five entries so far in our September 2012 Challenge! The theme of the challenge was "75" in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, and each author's prompt was a quotation from the book:

With Eager Feet by Linda Hoyland Aragorn’s seventy fifth birthday seems doomed to be a day much like any other in the life of a Ranger until a chance encounter.
Culture Clash by Erulisse While Glóin goes through the mines to meet his father, he walks down a side passage and almost meets a new clan of dwarves.
"Ring Around the Rosie" by Shirebound The children of the Shire celebrate the Ringbearers... in their own way.
Dark for Dark Business by Larner It feels odd for the Gaffer to be a guest rather than serving tonight....
Kindly Little Soul by Dreamflower Pippin tries to work out when a compliment is not a compliment.

Our thanks to all the authors who participated! And remember that we will always accept late entries!

Please take the time to check out the stories and let the authors know how you liked them.

Authors: If you have not already done so, please upload your stories to Many Paths to Tread!
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The October Challenge: Harvest

The October Challenge will have the theme "Harvest". Stories should deal with a harvest of some kind, whether literally or metaphorically. Your prompt for the challenge will be three random words to be included in the story.

The October challenge stories will be due Sunday, October 14th and will be revealed on Tuesday, October 16th. Please tag your story "harvest" and " '12 october". Please remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line (e.g. "Frodo's Amazing Adventure by Mary Sue").

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