Thistles and Beets - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: Thistles and Beets
Rating: G
Theme: Last September's "Party" theme (Yes, it took me this long to finish it! Aack!)
Elements: Beets
Author's Notes: A double recipe fic. For Dreamflower, and for Arasia--please pray for her.
Summary: A snub at the market causes Rosie to invite two more guests to the Birthday party.
Word Count: 10,547

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Sharing the Pain, by Silver Trails

Author: Silver Trails
Title: Sharing the Pain
Rating: G
Theme: Where have you been
Elements: 400 words
Author's Notes: This is an amateur effort and does not intend to infringe on the rights of J.R.R. Tolkien. No profit is made and no harm is intended. The story is set on TA 2511, after Celebrían left Imladris and passed over the Sea. This is my entry for the LotR Community July Challenge: Where have you been? My element is 400 words. It is a companion fic to Alone under the Stars, but it can stand alone too.
Summary: Elladan looks for Elrohir.
Word Count: 400

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LotR Challenges 7 by Dreamflower

July FLF Challenge: Where Have You Been?

It's July, and that means it's time for our annual Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge! The July Challenge will have will have the theme "Where Have You Been?". The element will be a number between 101 and 400, and to use Where have you been?" somewhere in the ficlet. 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!

The July challenge stories will be due before the reveal date of Friday, July 27. Please tag your story "challenge: where have you been", "annual challenge: fixed-length ficlet"; and "month: 2018 july". 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").

You have only to comment with your number here, that will be your element; do not choose a number someone else has selected. You will not need to wait for a prompt.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our July challenge!

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Update on Challenges

Hi everyone,
Wanted to let you all know that we are working on a challenge for July! The first one will be our annual FLF (Fixed Length Ficlet) and we will have an announcement up in a short while. Thank you to everyone who has been part of our community all these years, and thanks for your continued support!!

Co-mod MPTT and LOTR Community Challenges
The Ring

Who’s still around the community?

Hi everyone,I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been around. Real life has been extremely challenging the last couple years. But as I’m in the process of the annual renewal of subscriptions for this community and our archive, MPTT, I am wondering how many of you are still interested in continuing the challenges and keeping MPTT active? I realize we all have busy lives and Dreamflower and I have certainly had our own ups and downs lately. But this community has been our playground and a break from real life for a long time. So we’d really like to hear everyone’s thoughts about this!

The Yule Raid - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: The Yule Raid
Rating: PG
Theme: January Potluck, from a Yule Exchange prompt
Elements: How might those who remained within the Shire have managed to celebrate Yule during the Time of Troubles?
Author's Notes: I chose my own prompt, but found myself wondering how those who took part in the "Gathering and Sharing" might have celebrated Yule.
Summary: Otis Tunnely has his own ideas of how to offer Yule greetings to his sister's family during the time of Troubles.
Word Count: 659

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