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Father's Day Challenge

Challenge Details

In the interests of parental parity (and because lots of Our Heroes (tm) went on to become fathers), you are challenged to write a story about the stories and advice that dear old Dad always has ready to dole out.

The story must meet these criteria:

1. It must be a private moment between father and child(ren).
2. It must involve a formal element of verbal exchange (advice, telling stories (and sort, bedtime included), warnings, "you are a wo/man today", "when I was your age," etc.) between father and child(ren), no matter how casual the tone of interaction. No wholly inner monologues.

Fathers of all Ages (and ages) are acceptable, as are foster/adoptive fathers. No PoV restrictions, save for those implied by criterion 1.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Chris - Blood of Kings, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Jul 04
For the Father's Day Challenge... How do you face a rite of passage without your father? Theoden helps Eomer just after Eomund's death.
Cirdan - Kings of Men
General Audience
Last Updated: 26 Mar 03
Elladan and Elrohir speak with their father Elrond and decide to remain in Middle-earth.
Cirdan - Father Figure
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Mar 03
Ingwion, youngest son of Ingwe, finds Feanor shortly after Finwe and Indis fall in love. Much later, Ingwion tries to stop Feanor from leaving Valinor. I think this fic counts for the Father's Day challenge because Ingwion says a number of direct father advice type things to Feanor.
Dwimordene - Spartan Letters
General Audience
Last Updated: 26 Sep 03
Men of war would be wise to leave nothing undone.

Please find enclosed Faramir's last letters to his father.

By Dwimordene.
Dwimordene - Giving Gifts
General Audience
Last Updated: 16 Jun 03
A boy of Harad learns a lesson from his father on the proper way to give the most precious of gifts. OCs only, obviously. A short fic by Dwimordene.
Elvasdottir - Scent of Memory, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Jul 03
Ever since she made her choice, Arwen has dreamed the same dream over and over, but one night things take a different turn.
flick - Adrah's Eyes
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 07 Jun 03
What if Boromir had a daughter? I know Tolkien makes it clear that Boromir never married, but I couldn't resisting thinking about what kind of father he would have made. Response to the Father's Day Challenge.
Haldir's bit of stuff - Proper Care and Feeding of a Lizard, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Jun 03
Faramir and his son, Boromir, share a lazy afternoon feeding lizards and remembering mischief. A companion piece to "A Bond Remembered."
Haldir's bit of stuff - Bond Remembered, A
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Jun 03
It's the summer of 2991 of the Third Age, an eight-year old Faramir discovers his father mourning Findulas. Emotions both predictable and unexpected result from the encounter.
Karigan Rohanna - Three Kisses
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Jul 03
Father's Day Fic-- Erchirion, second son of Imrahil, has a little discussion with Dad, and finds out there is more in common than he first believed between them.
Nessime - Every Good and Perfect Gift
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Dec 04
Tar-Elendil shares a private moment with his daughter Silmarien on the eve of her wedding.
Nienna - Goodnight, My Father; Goodnight, My Son
General Audience
Last Updated: 19 Apr 03
A series of vignettes concerning Theoden and Theodred at various points in their lives: a night when Theodred is a child; the morning of Theodred's seventeenth birthday; the final parting of father and son; and a healed Theoden mourns for Theodred. 2/4 completed
paranoidangel - Sacrifice of Soldiers, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 16 Sep 03
When Elrond babysits a young Aragorn, he takes the opportunity to teach him of his father and the meaning of death.
Pearl Took - As Good As You
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Oct 03
Thain Paladin II is near the end of his life, what encouragement does he have for Pippin? For the Father's Day Challenge.
PuterPatty - E cared haniant tîn mîl
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 May 03
During a late first snow of the year 3018 T. A., Thranduil remembers a gift of love from Legolas to his mother.
Rougir - Second Prince
General Audience
Last Updated: 03 May 03
On his son's tenth birthday, Faramir tries to explain to him the way things were during the War of the Ring and what part his family had to play in it. A tender moment between father and son and a snapshot of Faramir and Éowyn's domestic life. Any suggestions/criticisms welcome. For the Father's Day Challenge.
SarWolf - On The Fourth Of July
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Jul 03
Father's Day Challenge Fic. Faramir and Elboron. On An Important Day, A Brother Remembers.
Starlight - Duty
General Audience
Last Updated: 06 May 05
Denethor answers one of Boromir's most famous questions: "How many years takes it to make a Steward a King, if the King returns not?"
Thevina Finduilas - Better Father There Never Was, A
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Last Updated: 03 Mar 04
Written for the Father's Day Challenge. Okay... so the appendix doesn't say that Merry ever has a daughter. But it doesn't say that he didn't. Or that she might not have been named for a certain woman of Rohan. This is a short one, sweeter than I usually write. Dedicated to my great stepfather.
Tinni - In the end
General Audience
Last Updated: 21 Jan 11

Elladan and Elrohir asks Elrond about Maglor.

Zimraphel - Foreshadowing
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 May 04
When the young Tar-Miriel's cousin plays too rough, Tar-Palantir steps in with comfort and some good advice. Also features a young, obnoxious Ar-Pharazon. Written for the Father's Day Challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Lady of Imladris
Entry Date: 15 Jun 03

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Challenge Info

Open Date: March 23, 2003

Closed: July 01, 2003

Challenge Topic: Holiday/Date/Season

Entries: 24

Originator: Dwimordene

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