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Quickies Qtr 1, 2003

Challenge Details

Low pressure challenge! The goal is to write a short, to the point vignette, with a single sentence concept. The challenge is open through March 31, 2003. Another round of Quickies will be created for the following quarter.

  • 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
Quickie vignette list:
  • Final partings implied or mentioned, but not described by JRRT;
  • First time encounters with Gandalf - any character;
  • The fathers of Men awaken with the first rising of the Sun;
  • Thranduil watches the assault of the Fëanorians on Menegroth;
  • Celeborn and Celebrimbor have a conversation;
  • A king accepts a ring from a mysterious stranger;
  • A member of the Argonath construction crew looks on their work;
  • One day of invisible Bilbo at Mirkwood sneaking around;
  • Theoden's thoughts on the death of his wife in childbirth;
  • Swimming lessons: Boromir and Faramir as kids;
  • Radagast at Rhosgobel when the Rangers went to check in with him when searching the area for signs of Black Riders;
  • Racing the Black Riders: Asfaloth's POV;
  • How did Gollum get out of Moria if the bridge was broken;
  • The last stands of Dain and Brand;
  • Pippin asks Diamond to marry him;
  • A woman of Esgaroth sells wine to the Wood Elves;
  • A snapshot in the life of your average Haradrim mumâk trainer--how does he/she feel about their oliphants?
  • Beleg searches for Turin atop Bar-en-Darwedh
  • Gwindor's thoughts as he escapes from the thrall of Morgoth
If you have additional vignette suggestions, please submit them to Anglachel for possible inclusion on the list. Vignettes including minor characters, underwritten time frames, and odd locations preferred.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

A. L. Milton - Sand Circle, The
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Last Updated: 10 May 06
(G) (complete) A day in the life of Anguo, an oliphaunt trainer. Short vignette in which legends are retold, baths are taken and feet are scraped. Written for the Quickies 2003 1st quarter challenge. By A L Milton. Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards 2005 - Nominee - Villains
acacea - Wizard and his Pupil, The
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Last Updated: 04 Jun 04
Faramir, Gandalf and a final parting
Celandine Brandybuck - Swimming Lesson, The
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Last Updated: 23 Feb 04
Boromir teaches Faramir how to swim on the banks of the Anduin. Fifth of the Steward's Family sequence, no objectionable content. Vignette written for the Quickies: Qtr 1, 2003 Challenge. By Celandine.
Ehtele - Wings
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Last Updated: 02 Mar 03
Elwing’s last parting with her sons Elrond and Elros during the attack on Sirion by the Sons of Feanor. Written for the Quickies Challenge 2003.
Eledhwen - Farewell
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Last Updated: 31 Mar 03
Entry for the Quickies 2003 challenge (quarter 1): Eldarion bids farewell to his father.
fileg - Breathe
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Last Updated: 15 Jul 03
Faramir and Boromir, swimming, and The Anduin
This was begun for the 2003 "Quickies" challenge. It remembers meetings on the river.
Jacynthe Demorae - Sound of Waves--PLACEHOLDER
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Last Updated: 30 Mar 03
Response to 'Final Partings' challenge. Mithrellas of Lorien left her husband and children in the middle of the night, never to be seen again in Middle-earth.
Lyllyn - Gift of Rule, The
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Last Updated: 11 Aug 03
The thoughts of the Witch-king when the gift was given...and accepted.
narie the waitress - Shining, Shimmering, Splendid
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Last Updated: 13 Feb 03
A King of Men receives a ring as a gift from a mysterious stranger

Written in response to the HASA 2003 Qtr. 1 Quickies Challenge.
Nath - White Against Black
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Last Updated: 09 Feb 03
My answer to the 'Racing the Black Riders: Asfaloth's POV' Quickies 2003, Q1 Challenge; characters are Asfaloth, Glorfindel and the Nazgul.
Nienna - Eyes of Diamond
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Last Updated: 08 Apr 03
Declined by list - - Comments wanted! Pippin proposes to Diamond. Written for the Quickies 2003 Challenge.
paranoidangel - Dropping Eaves
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Last Updated: 19 Apr 03
Entry for the Quickies 1st qtr challenge. Sam (and Frodo's) first meetings with Gandalf.
Sangwaelen - Stolen
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Last Updated: 15 Feb 03
Theoden's thoughts on the death of his wife in childbirth. A response to the Quickies 2003 challenge.
shadow975 - Too Late For Misgivings
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Last Updated: 01 Feb 03
Written in response to the Quickies challenge, and the vignette, "Final partings implied or mentioned, but not described by JRRT." The parting of Boromir and Faramir.
Starlight - Match, The
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Last Updated: 17 Apr 03
Denethor's first encounter with our favorite istari -or rather, Gandalf's first encounter with our favorite Steward? A couple of vignettes filled with puzzling words, concealed thoughts, and much mind-reading...
Tindomiel - Tears of a King
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Last Updated: 05 Mar 03
King Theoden's thoughts on the death of his beloved wife in childbirth. Written for the Quickies Qtr. 1 Challenge.
Victoria - No Love Lost
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Last Updated: 18 Feb 03
Celeborn and Celebrimbor have a conversation, and Celebrimbor makes a painful and important confession. Slight AU/reinterpretation of Tolkien's many versions of the tale of Celeborn and Galadriel as told in Unfinished Tales.

Written for the Quickies Challenge 2003.

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Challenge Info

Open Date: December 31, 2002

Closed: March 31, 2003

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Entries: 17

Originator: Anglachel

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