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Lithe Challenge

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The hobbits celebrate midsummer during three days, First Lithe on June 21, Midyear's Day on June 22 and Afterlithe on June 23 (dates are converted to our modern calendar).

The theme of this challenge is to celebrate midsummer in Middle-earth. Since this is a holiday challenge, you are only supposed to write and post stories from the 21st to the 23rd of June, the actual holidays. However, we realise that some people may require more time, or may already have a piece that fits, and so that we don't exclude them, the challenge has been opened earlier.

There are no limitations to the length of the piece accepted. Anything you can manage to write in three days is fine - be it drabble, haiku or cinquain, vignette, short story or novel!

To celebrate this holiday, we will also be insta-drabbling on the 22nd of June. Come join us and have loads of fun! To join, get YIM, add juno_magic or narwenalmiriel, and get online at:

- 10 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time) - UTC/GMT + 0200

- 4 pm EDT (Eastern American Daylight Time) - UTC/GMT - 0400

Thanks to Juno for the suggestion, and also for working out the timings for the drabbling.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Aliana - Midsummer Night's Drabbles, A
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Last Updated: 22 Jun 05
For the Lithe Challenge: Midsummers present and remembered. A trio of drabbles.
EdorasLass - Nightly Ritual
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Last Updated: 22 Jun 05
Boromir's governess empties his belt pouches. This is the same OFC as in "Sea Longing". Fluffy, indeed. Written 6-21 & 6-22, 2005, for an LJ, but fits for the Lithe Challenge, too.
Gwynnyd - Midsummer drabbles
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Last Updated: 23 Jun 05
Drabbles Gwynnyd wrote during the InstaDrabble session on June 22, 2005
JunoMagic - Midsummer Drabbles
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Last Updated: 05 Jan 06
We gathered on YIM on Lithe Day to drabble for the Lithe Challenge. Here are my drabbles. *** Adult for sexual content in the fourth drabble.
Narwen Almiriel - Lithe Drabbles
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Last Updated: 23 Jun 05
Drabbles produced as a result of the Lithe Insta-drabbling session on the evening of the 22nd of June.
Nienna Narmolanya - Lithe Day Drabbles
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Last Updated: 23 Jun 05
Drabbles written during insta-drabbling for the Lithe Challenge.
RiverOtter - Lithe haiku
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Last Updated: 23 Jun 05
Several haiku written using images of midsummer
Wolfwind - Meneltarma
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Last Updated: 18 Jan 10

A series of drabbles about the Midsummer feast of Numenor, Erulaitale. Written for the Lithe Day Challenge.

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Challenge Info

Open Date: May 31, 2005

Closed: June 23, 2005

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Entries: 10

Originator: JunoMagic

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