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September 2014 Challenge: Celebrate!

Because of the Tree and Flower Awards, we are a bit late in posting this challenge. Therefore we decided to have another fixed-length-ficlet so as not to have to stretch the deadline; the exact number of words is to be 144, to honor the combined ages of Frodo and Bilbo, as well as the number of special guests at the Long-expected Party. The theme is "Celebrate". Your prompt will be a quote from the Chapter of LotR, "A Long-expected Party", but the story does not have to include the quote; you can use it as an inspiration, a title or just use key words from your quote somewhere in the ficlet. The ficlet does not have to be set in LotR, but can be set in any part of Tolkien's Legendarium.

The September challenge stories will be due Saturday, September 20, and will be revealed on Monday, September 22. Please tag your story "challenge: celebrate!" and "month: 2014 september". Please remember to use the following header template (also found on the community profile page), and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.

To request your prompt, 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 prompt. Or you can email the mods at manypaths@lotrgfic.com.

I hope we'll have many participants for the September challenge!


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 18th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
I have so many stories backlogged for these challenges, but I can't miss Bilbo and Frodo's birthday, can I? I ought to be able to manage 144 words in the next few days! I would like a prompt, please!

Also, the text above says the story will be revealed March 22 -- I imagine you mean September 22! ;-)
Sep. 19th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
Fixed, thank you! and your prompt is on the way.
Sep. 18th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
One for me, please. (Although I also have a long list of backlogged prompts! Maybe one of these days . . .)
Sep. 19th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
On the way!
Sep. 18th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'll take a crack at writing something.
Sep. 19th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
I hope you like your prompt!
Sep. 18th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
144, to honor the combined ages of Frodo and Bilbo

Can you believe I never realized that?
Sep. 19th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
From Bilbo's speech:

"Secondly, to celebrate my birthday." Cheers again. "I should say: OUR birthday. For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew, Frodo. He comes of age and into his inheritance today." Some perfunctory clapping by the elders; and some loud shouts of 'Frodo! Frodo! Jolly old Frodo,' from the juniors. The Sackville-Bagginses scowled, and wondered what was meant by 'coming into his inheritance'. "Together we score one hundred and forty-four. Your numbers were chosen to fit this remarkable total: One Gross, if I may use the expression."

Also, did you know that the number of Elves that woke up at Cuivenen was also 144? The number clearly had significance to JRRT.

Would you like a prompt, sweetie?
Sep. 19th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
I doubt I could get anything ready by tomorrow, but you're welcome to send a prompt! You never know.
Sep. 19th, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
So long as it's in before the end of Monday, it's all right; and we don't mind actually late either!

The challenge was so late going up! That's why it's only 144 words, LOL! ((hugs))

I hope you like your prompt.
Sep. 22nd, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
I have no idea how I missed this, although it is a very busy time of the year for me. Please shoot me a prompt and let me see how quickly I can catch up!

- Erulisse (one L)
Sep. 22nd, 2014 02:40 pm (UTC)
On its way!
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