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Quickies Qtr 2, 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
The Quickies list:
  1. Finwe first sees the light of the Two Trees
  2. Morgoth's servants quail at the harsh light of the Sun
  3. A market day in Numenor!!
  4. Elendil reflects on the sinking of Numenor.
  5. Beorn startles some Rohirrim
  6. Neighbor watching 13 dwarves and a wizard invade Bilbo's house;
  7. Faramir learning the constellations--has some fun questions about Earendil.
  8. The Balrog's waking and confrontation with the Fellowship, from its POV.
  9. What did Eothain say to Eomer after the three hunters rode off to Fangorn?
  10. Who was watching the road to the Havens and what happened to them.
  11. The hopes and policies of a captain from Khand.
  12. An orc's perspective on the changing political climate.
  13. The home front at Rivendell, or the battle for Lorien.
  14. Farmer Maggot's account of the strange goings-on at Crickhollow and that queer fellow Sharkey.
  15. A girl of Minas Tirith learns something from Queen Arwen
  16. First meeting with Gandalf (holdover)
  17. Last parting implied but not written by Tolkien (holdover)

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

acacea - Party Next Door, The
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Last Updated: 16 Jul 03
A curious neighbour watches 13 dwarves and a wizard invade Bilbo's house one fine day in spring - Response to the Quickies Qtr 2 challenge
Avon - In the Stillness
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Last Updated: 06 May 03
Sometimes you don't need words to say goodbye. This is a short piece written without any dialogue and not in traditional narrative style. It was written for the Last Partings section of the Quickies Challenge, 2nd Quarter, 2003.
Forodwaith - Greenery
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Last Updated: 19 Sep 03
A young apprentice meets someone strange in the garden of the Houses of Healing...
Nienna - Of Teacups, Adventures, and Hobbits of a Queer Sort
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Last Updated: 30 Jun 03
A curious neighbor of Bilbo's recounts his unexpected party.
Nienna - Hope Understanding
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Last Updated: 17 May 03
Written for Quickies 2003. Eothain doesn't understand why Eomer trusts the Three Hunters. Eomer explains to him, and the rest of the Riders of Rohan, the bond between him and Aragorn. **NOW REVISED; COMMENTS GREATLY WANTED!**
paranoidangel - Servants
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Last Updated: 01 Oct 03
Entry for Quickies 2003 2nd quarter - A maid in Minas Tirith learns something from Queen Arwen.
Sailacel - My Queen
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Last Updated: 28 Apr 03
Placeholder: In reply to Quickies challenge, Qtr. 2. A little girl meets Queen Arwen just after Aragorn's death.
Starlight - Star-gazers
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Last Updated: 16 Apr 03
Faramir learns the constellations. Who, do you think, first taught him?
Zimraphel - Ranga of Wool, A
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Last Updated: 31 Oct 03
When a sixteen year old boy is sent to the market of Romenna to buy wool to make a warm cloak for his mariner brother, he finds first love else instead. Written for the Market Day in Númenor Quickies Challenge.
Zimraphel - Renuvammet
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Last Updated: 10 Jul 03
As Elendil struggles to write of the Downfall of Númenor, he receives a very timely visit. Vignette, written for the Quickies Quarter 2 Challenge.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 29 Jun 03
Entry Date: 28 Apr 03

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Challenge Info

Open Date: March 31, 2003

Closed: June 30, 2003

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Entries: 14

Originator: Anglachel

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