Closed Challenges

Five Elements Challenge

Challenge Details

Earth. Wind. Fire. Water. Shadow. Besides being the call to invoke Captain Planet (well, almost...) and the subjects of Cara Loup's vignette series, they are the five elements of classical Greek mythology.

They are the heart of Middle-earth and impacted everything in it. So write a drabble revolving around each of them; any subject, any age, any genre. The drabbles may form a series on a common theme, or they can be about topics as varied as your imagination can dream up.

Have at it! Challenge runs through all of March 2005.

(See this reference for more information about the elements in classical philosophy.)

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

EdorasLass - In The Mines
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 Mar 05
Thoughts of five different dwarves in Khazad-dum. Very drabble-y; for the Five Elements Challenge.
Ithiliel Silverquill - Five Elements: A Drabble Cycle
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Mar 05
Five drabbles, based on the five elements, based on the life of Maglor. Done for the "Five Elements" HASA challenge.
JulesRaven - Five Elements
General Audience
Last Updated: 10 Sep 07
Five Fellowship drabbles in answer to the Five Elements challenge, using Spirit as the Fifth Element.
Marta - Elements of the Resistance
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Mar 05
Fatty had his own set of difficult experiences and obstacles to overcome while the Four Travellers were off saving Middle-earth. Here are five drabbles about his experiences as part of the resistance movement and in the Lockholes, each focusing on one of the five elements (water, air, earth, fire, shadow). This series contains some violent imagery, especially in "Fire". I do not think this quite pushes the piece into "Adult" content, but please be aware that it exists. Foreign occupation is never pretty.
Vistula the Dunadan - Elements of a Life Interrupted
General Audience
Last Updated: 10 Apr 05
Sam describes his life after the Ring War through the use of five elements. Five drabbles, written for the HASA Five Elements Challenge

In Challenges

Challenge Info

Open Date: February 26, 2005

Closed: March 31, 2005

Challenge Topic:

Entries: 5

Originator: Marta

Keyword Search

Search for key terms in Challenge, Nuzgûl & Oliphaunt titles and descriptions.


Results are ordered alphabetically by title.