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January Teitho contest

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"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone."
- Gandalf the Grey
I am looking for someone to share in a Teitho challenge "Unexpected Adventure" that I am arranging in January. I hope it's not very difficult to find someone!

There is a difference between planning a journey for a long time, and deciding on it spontaneously, without even packing all the necessary things like pocket handkerchiefs. Both can lead to a great adventure, but the second has a unique feeling to it. Maybe you have experienced it with some last minute trip or offer. It can be similar to this:
That sounds uncomfortable. It's absurd even thinking about it...
Thinking about it... I actually wonder what would happen if I went.
Actually... why not?
Wait for meeeeeeee!
...
I can't believe I actually decided to do it.

It can be such a spontaneous decision that lands you in an unexpected adventure, but sometimes adventure can get to you without any decision from your side. You may be suddenly thrown into a dangerous situation, and need to deal with it. This month, let something unexpected happen to our heroes, be it with or without their decision. And by unexpected I do not mean encountering Orcs by a Ranger patrol, or spiders in Mirkwood. I mean something as unexpected as suddenly having 13 Dwarves that invited themselves to a party in your peaceful house.

The deadline for this challenge is January 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.
Happy writing and drawing!

Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach

Hunter and Hunted

Aragorn and Faramir
Hunter and Hunted by Linda Hoyland

Rated T

Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

With thanks to Raksha and Deandra

Written for the Teitho "Beginnings" Challenge where it was unplaced.


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A/n Wishing all my readers who celebrate, a happy and peaceful Christmas.

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Return to Rivendell - Hidden Treasure

Aragorn and Faramir

Title: Treasure Trove

Author Name: Linda Hoyland

Prompt: For many people, summertime brings the chance to travel for pleasure. Take your character on a trip to a place he or she has always wanted to visit. Write or create art about what happens. Also inspired by an idea of Shirebound's.

Summary: Aragorn shows Faramir around the library at Rivendell

Rating: G

Warnings: none

Beta: none

Author's Notes: For Shirebound as a token of gratitude for all her support during the BTMEchallenge. This is the first in a series of short stories written for BTME 14 that take place when Aragorn, Faramir and their wives and children visit Rivendell, which I intend to publish as a single story. A revised version of a story I posted here last March


Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.


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A treat

Aragorn and Faramir
dodger_sister wrote me this delightful ficlet. If you fancy a treat, go and read it now.
http://dodger-sister.livejournal.com/185570.html

Fit for a Queen

Eldarionalone
Fit for a Queen

These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

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A/n. This is a revised version of a story of a story I wrote back in 2009. I also incorporated material from a more recent drabble.

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Teitho voting

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The Teitho stories are posted and voting is open until the 15th.

There are 8 new stories to enjoy.

http://teitho.waking-vision.com/modules.php?name=Intern&file=challenge118

Please vote for Naomi

Ginger
Naomi's contest is ending tonight and she is currently leading.

Please can you Text Wildcard301 to 84222 if you are in the UK.

Naomi is very gifted and deserves to win
http://youtu.be/S15a-G1lBOw

The Stuff of Life

Ranger
Title: The Stuff of Life
Author Name: Linda Hoyland
Prompt: ""There the air was cool and there wayfarers in summer would rest and drink of the cold water." (Children of Húrin)
Summary: Aragorn and Halbarad search for water on a hot day.
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Beta: none

The sun burned down mercilessly upon the two Rangers who trudged wearily along the dusty road.
Halbarad paused to take a swig from his water bottle. “It is almost empty,” he said with a deep sigh.

“So too is mine,” said Aragorn. “We had better go in search of fresh supplies. It means we will be late returning to camp, but no matter. We need water in this heat.”

“A detour will be more than worthwhile if we can get out of the sun,” said Halbarad. “I cannot recall it so hot in June before. I hope this is not some devilish new trick of the Enemy!”

“I think not,” said Aragorn. “Any extremes of weather that we experience, the Elves have encountered countless times before and worse! In any case, Orcs flee from the sun while some decent folk actually enjoy heat waves, though why, I have no idea! Only blizzards do I like less than the heat!”

The two men laughed ruefully, remembering the recent harsh winter when Aragorn had almost been buried in a snowdrift.

“We should get off the road,” said Aragorn. “There ought to be a spring somewhere in these woods.”

“A few more years as a Ranger and you will know the exact location of every water source for miles around,” said Halbarad. “Come, I will show you where the nearest stream is.”

“Presuming it hasn’t dried out in this heat!”

“It is fed by an underground stream,” said Halbarad. “It never dries up.” He plunged into the trees and set off like a hound following a trail.

The sweat poured down Aragorn’s face as he fought his way through the thicket in pursuit of his cousin. “Is there not a more accessible stream nearby that experienced Rangers like you are aware of?” asked Aragorn.

“Stop grousing, cousin, you will thank me in a few moments. This water is worth battling the undergrowth to reach,” said Halbarad.

The trees suddenly thinned out and the two men found themselves in a woodland glade. A stream trickled along mossy banks adorned with pink campions and golden buttercups.
The two Rangers hurried down to the stream and cupped their hands to drink from it.
“Is anything sweeter than pure fresh water? Nothing makes me more thankful than to quench my thirst with it.” Aragorn said a little later after drinking his fill and refilling his water bottle. He now lay sprawled across the bank, watching the birds flittering in the treetops surrounding them. A few sunbeams danced across the stream illuminating the wings of the darting dragonflies and making the water sparkle.

“When you are King you will have fine wines to drink every day,” said Halbarad. “You will forget to savour water.”

“Wine cannot quench your thirst on a hot day like water can,” said Aragorn. “Nor can wine look like diamonds sparkling in the sunlight. I wonder if even the Simarils appeared so fair?”

“You are master of Elven lore, not I,” Halbarad said matter of factly. “I would imagine, though, that to a thirsty man that no jewel could compare with water.”

Aragorn trailed his hand in the water, a thoughtful look upon his face. “Men and Elves have fought and killed over jewels,” he said. “Yet what is there in Arda more precious than water? It is the very stuff of life.”

A/n A revised version of a ficlet I wrote for BTME in March reposted in honour of my American friend's Thanksgiving Festival

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December Teitho Challenge

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Teitho: December challenge "Endings"
Posted by: mirach_ravaia
The last month's theme were Beginnings. And so, in December it's time for Endings, because those two themes are always connected - when something is ending, something else is beginning.

It's not only the ending of the year that is nearing, but also the ending of the Hobbit trilogy. It will be the last time in a long while when we get a new glimpse of Tolkien's wonderful world on the big screen. It may be just an echo of its greatness in his books, which are just an echo of his amazing imagination, but still I'm sure many of us feel like something is ending - especially when listening to http://youtu.be/q8ir8rVl2Z4 http://youtu.be/q8ir8rVl2Z4. With this Teitho challenge, we want to honor that moment in Tolkien fandom.



When something is ending, it rarely leaves you without feeling something. It may be a bittersweet feeling and reminiscing on the gone times, but it can also be relief, when it's the ending of something dark. It can be even both in the same time, like the ending of the Third age, with the Dark Lord defeated, but Elves leaving Middle-earth. In your story, it can be the ending of an era, but also of something in the life of the main characters. It can be the day when they realized that their childhood has ended, or the day when they had to say goodbye to someone loved. Death is an ending as well, but so is the ending of a story, of a day, or a sword lesson - there are many kind of endings, some grave and important, some not so much. You can write about or draw any of them.



The deadline (or ending) for this challenge is December 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!



For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.


For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/ at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.

Happy writing and drawing!
Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com

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