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October Stories

Release Date: 08 Oct 06
Category: Stories

Looking for a good story? Here are our reading suggestions for October. The newest stories in Public Archive and the latest published Challenge.


October - the days are getting shorter, the evenings longer: perfect for curling up on the sofa with a laptop and a good story from HASA.

Here are the most recent additions to our Public Archive:

  • "After Years and Days" by Darth Fingon:
    In Moria, Boromir and Legolas spend a night of quiet company and confidences. Mild slash: kisses only, nothing graphic.

  • "The Best Sword Ever" by Linaewen:
    Two men are tied together over the years by memories of the "best sword ever," and the desire they have to see it made whole once more.

  • "Marking Fours" by Raksha:
    Time and grief do not always run their course in tandem. Faramir learns that change can be a distraction as well as a deliverance. Four linked drabbles, written in honor of the fourth anniversary of the HASA/Henneth Annun online communities.

And don't forget to take a look at the latest published Challenge, "Bilbo's Birthday Challenge":

The Challenge: In honor of Bilbo's birthday, HASA is asking for short stories that fill in some gaps in his illustrious life.

Bilbo went to Dale after his Farewell Party and before he took up residence in Rivendell. Write a short scene describing something about that second trip to Erebor...

Isn't that an enticing prospect for a story? Take a look at the first three entries:

  • "Treasures" by Anglachel:
    Bilbo visits Thorin's tomb in Erebor. Answer to the Bilbo's Birthday Challenge. Short vignette, no warnings.

  • "Sheathing Sting" by Celandine Brandybuck:
    While visiting the Dwarves in Erebor after his Birthday Party, Bilbo goes to Dale to buy a new scabbard for his sword. Vignette written for the Bilbo's Birthday Challenge. No objectionable content.

  • "The Hobbit and the Man" by Gandalfs_apprentice:
    Just how did Bilbo come to write that poem about Aragorn? This triple drabble tells the story of their first meeting.

Intrigued by one of the stories? Don't forget to check out the author's entries in other published Challenges and her contributions to the Public Archive!

And don't forget, if you are a member of the Readers Club, we can offer you still more stories to read. Members of the Readers Club can read all stories in the General Stories section of the HASA Writers Workshop!

For example the newest additions to General Stories at the moment:

  • "Not Fade Away" by Jael:
    A modern day woman lands a job that is too good to be true at a mysterious toy company, where things are not as they seem. Has she strayed into a dream? Drama; humor. Characters: All the usual Mirkwood suspects and an OFC. Rated PG-13 for innuendo and naughty language. AU

  • "No Man's Child" by Anoriath:
    What happens when you turn your back on fate, when the intellect of the mind overrides the intuition of the heart? When hope withers in the winter of approaching night, is it an act of courage or cowardice to foreswear the word you had given in its spring? When do you lay aside the dreams for the self in the service of the needs of others? ' "Then bitter will my days be, and I will walk in the wild alone," said Aragorn.' LOTR: Appendix A, Book-verse based AU. WIP.

  • "Never Alone" by Nieriel Raina:
    Undying Friendship Series: Legolas, dealing with loss, finds something mysterious in the wood...but all is not as it seems…and it will change him forever. Will those who love him, find him in time to help him? based on friendships, old and new…30 years post ROTK

Additionally to having access to more stories, members of the Readers Club can post comments to stories instantly and get many other nifty reading tools and toys to play with, such as alerts for their favourite stories and authors and much, much more...

Interested?

Read more about the Readers Club: HERE!

And now: happy reading!

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