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Quickies Qtr 3, 2004

Challenge Details

Quickies have only three requirements:

1) 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.

2) There should be one viewpoint or one character as the main focus

3) It should be one continuous scene

Choose one of the below prompts, and write a story within the limits here described.

  • The interview between Gandalf the White and Saruman as seen from Gríma's point of view.
  • Elu reappears out of Nan Elmoth, with Melian, and meets with his followers.
  • 'Ohtar', many years later, presents a ten-year old Valandil (age arbitrary--old enough to understand, but still a child) with the shards of Narsil.
  • Take the viewpoint of a hobbit during the Long Winter of 2758. Write any scene that would illuminate Gandalf's comment that "that was the time to see their courage, and their pity one for another. It was by their pity as much as by their tough, uncomplaining courage that they survived" (UT, "The Quest of Erebor", Appendix, Extracts from the earlier version, 345).
  • Nerdanel and Fëanor's first meeting
  • Faramir going to the Rath Dinen to get Elessar's crown.
  • Maedhros's last meeting with Maglor.
  • A conversation between Galadriel & Narvi after Celebrimbor's death
  • What it was like to see the Moon rise for the first time? (And remember, it rose in the West!)
  • Pippin gathers his army of Tooks.
  • Eol's forging of Anglachel.
  • Write King Brand's interview with a Nazgûl (See FoTR, "The Council of Elrond")
  • The reaction of one of Isildur’s retinue to Isildur’s cursing of the men who would become the guardians of the Paths of the Dead
  • One of Grond's makers reflects upon his work.
  • Húrin is brought before Morgoth.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Ëarmírë - Unknowing, Nerdanel Sells Pearls To A Prince
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Last Updated: 02 Sep 04
The first meeting of Nerdanel and Fëanor. Written for the Quickies Qtr. 3 challenge.
faramir_boromir - No Peace for the Living
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Last Updated: 12 Oct 04
Faramir goes to Rath Dínen to check that Aragorn's crown will be ready for the coronation. Along the way he thinks a lot about his family and the past.
Meril - Holding Fire
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Last Updated: 22 Nov 04
Nerdanel and Feanor meet for the first time. Drama/Angst. Nerdanel's POV.
Ranger1 - Behold and Love The Moon
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Last Updated: 06 Oct 04
An Avari, some Orcs, and the Moon for the first time
Zimraphel - In Absentia
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Last Updated: 25 May 04
Year after year, Valandil returns to the Gladden Fields to try to recover his father Isildur's remains. This year, however, will be different.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 16 Jul 04
Entry Date: 13 Sep 04

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Open Date: June 30, 2004

Closed: September 30, 2004

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