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Confessions to the Sleepless Night

Challenge Details

Take a character, any character who finds him or herself sleepless when all those around are slumbering. Write about his or her thoughts regarding another character who can be seen and is still asleep.

For example:

Elrond thoughts about a sleeping Estel who is newly brought to Rivendell and lays cradled in his mother's arms.

Boromir contemplates Aragorn as a potential king while taking his turn on watch enroute to Moria.

Faramir's thoughts as he watches a sleeping Eowyn in the Houses of Healing.

Sam seethes over Gollum on the way to Mordor.

As you might imagine, the possibilities are endless.

Courtesy of Vistula the Dunedain.

Challenge closes November 30, 2005.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Cold Like Fire - Embrace the Darkness As It Descends
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Nov 04
Written for the "Confessions to the Sleepless Night" challenge. During the early hours of the morning, a man suffering from insomnia comtemplates a certain "gift" he has been given . . .
Cyberwulf - Bud, Bloom, Wither, Rot
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Nov 04
All children grow up; all parents grow old. In Meduseld it is no different. Written for the "Confessions to the Sleepless Night" challenge.
Dawn Felagund - Lament the Morning
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 20 Sep 05
On the night that Miriel passes to the Halls of Mandos, Finwe remembers their life together and ponders the future for Feanor.
EdorasLass - Do Not Think Me a Dream
General Audience
Last Updated: 08 Apr 06
A restless Finduilas watches her sleeping children, and reflects on many things. Ties in with the "Under My Wing" series.
Evils Hero - I Watch Him Sleep
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 Jul 05
Elrond’s thoughts about a sleeping Estel who is newly brought to Rivendell and lays cradled in his mother's arms. Drabble and a half written for the ‘Confessions to the Sleepless Night’ challenge, courtesy of Vistula the Dunedain.
Hobbitness - Hidden Music
General Audience
Last Updated: 18 Dec 04
Legolas is enjoying a woodland night while the Fellowship sleeps. He has a revelation about the Quest and about himself. Not a Legomance; no slash.
Linaewen - Alone and Forsaken
General Audience
Last Updated: 25 Feb 06
An angry argument, bitter words spoken, and suddenly a man finds himself seemingly alone and forsaken by his companions. A vignette based on a movieverse scene from the extended edition of FOTR.
Liregon - Distant Maiden
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Dec 04
Faramir's thoughts about his feelings for Eowyn etc as he watches her sleeping in the Houses of Healing. Written for the 'confessions to a sleepless night challenge'
Molly Littlefoot - Hearth and Home
General Audience
Last Updated: 22 Jun 05
A Hobbit wife uncertainly wonders what the future will bring. Based on both Book and Movie verse. Written for both the "Confessions to the Sleepless Night" and the "All OCs all the Time" challenges and my first public story in over twenty years. Be gentle or no cake for any of you.
morelindo - Do You Dream Of Me?
General Audience
Last Updated: 22 Sep 05
Strider's thoughts while nightwatching on the journey to Rivendell with the Hobbits.
The VSA - Requiem
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Nov 05
Faramir confronts his demons
Vistula the Dunadan - Together, One Last Time
General Audience
Last Updated: 07 Aug 05
The night before they reach the Grey Havens, Sam watches over Frodo as he sleeps and contemplates the long road they’ve traveled together. This was written for the Confessions to the Sleepless Night challenge on HASA and is Sam’s “rebuttal” to Frodo’s “Confession” Bed of Roses.
Vistula the Dunadan - Bed of Roses
General Audience
Last Updated: 07 Dec 04
On the last leg of their journey to Mount Doom, Frodo contemplates the toll the quest is taking on both of them while Sam sleeps.

Placeholders

The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Ainaechoiriel
Entry Date: 23 Nov 05
Anactoria
Entry Date: 26 Mar 05
Halfwest
Entry Date: 11 Nov 05
Indis
Entry Date: 26 Nov 05
kenaz
Entry Date: 28 Nov 04
Lady Aranel
Entry Date: 21 Nov 04
Malinear
Entry Date: 08 Dec 04
Noldo
Entry Date: 17 Nov 04
Otto's Goat
Entry Date: 16 Dec 04
The VSA
Entry Date: 21 Nov 05

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Challenge Info

Open Date: November 16, 2004

Closed: November 30, 2005

Challenge Topic: Character

Entries: 24

Originator: Vistula the Dunadan

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