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Quickies Qtr 1, 2004

Challenge Details

  • The story should be at least one type-written page long, but not more than 3 type-written pages. Definition of page - 1" margin all the way around, Times 12 pt. font., standard size paper.
  • There should be one viewpoint or one character as the main focus
  • It should be one continuous scene

Quickies for Quarter 1:

  • It is written in the Tale of Years that Saruman attended Fréalaf's crowning and brought with him gifts. What were they and why did Saruman choose them? Alternately, what prompted him to attend (let alone give gifts) in the first place?
  • The gifting of the seven stones to the Numenoreans.
  • Whatever happened to Amandil?
  • One of the Dwarves having to teach Bilbo to make bird calls after the disastrous "roast mutton" incident
  • The thoughts of one of the hobbit archers who defended Fornost against the Witch-king, or of one of the wives they left behind
  • Balin's farewell to the other dwarves as he leaves for Moria.
  • Someone visits Eomer while he's imprisoned in Edoras
  • The thoughts of the person/people lighting one of the beacons of Gondor
  • The first meeting of Tarannon and Berúthiel and her cats
  • Write of the sending of the Silmaril to Dior (this would be upon the occasion of Beren's and Lúthien's deaths).
  • The thoughts of a slave from Mordor released after the war
  • Bilbo returns to Bag-End to find his effects being auctioned off.
  • The beginning of excavating either the Great Smials or Brandy Hall
  • Why Tulkas is called "Tulkas who Laughs"
  • The reflections of the sons of Merry & Pippin watching them leave for Gondor for the last time

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

AmandaK - Fire On The Mountain
General Audience
Last Updated: 05 Mar 04
The thoughts of a Gondorian soldier on the beacon-hill of Erelas around the time the beacons are lit. Written for the Quickies Challenge Quarter 1, 2004.
Lalaith - Laughing Vala, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 14 Mar 04
For the "Quickies Challenge" - an explanation as to why Tulkas is called "Tulkas who Laughs".
Ranger1 - At the Ring of Doom
General Audience
Last Updated: 28 Mar 04
How a Vala was named.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 16 Mar 04
Entry Date: 05 Mar 04

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 01, 2004

Closed: March 31, 2004

Challenge Topic: Quickies

Entries: 5

Originator: HASA Challenges

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