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Loss

Denethor
Loss- Linda Hoyland
Prompt: June of Gloom and Doom
Rating: PG.
Warnings: character death
Beta: none
Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.


“Do something, you fool!”

The healer shook his head sadly. “Your lady is beyond all mortal aid, my lord.”

Denethor blanched and for a few moments stood as if turned to stone. “My sons must be told,” he said at last.

They came and regarded the still figure upon the vast bed.

“Is Naneth asleep?” asked Faramir.

“She has gone to be with Grandfather Ecthelion,” Boromir explained, valiantly struggling not to cry.

“Can’t you bring her home, ada?” Faramir sobbed. He stared at his father with Finduilas’ sea- grey eyes.

Unable to meet the child’s innocent gaze, Denethor silently turned away.

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July Teitho Contest

love Aragorn
Teitho: July challenge "Betrayal and Forgiveness"
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:38 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Betrayal and Forgiveness. Some big and serious topics for July... Thanks to victoria for the suggestion!

Loyalty and honor maybe already lost their priority in our world - which is a pity - but in the tales from Middle-earth they play a very important role. Without loyalty, the tales would have an entirely different ending, in which the evil would triumph. When the loyalty of comrades can make a difference between life and death, between victory and defeat, betrayal is something very grave and serious, and the mark of a traitor is one that can last for the whole life. Being betrayed by someone they trusted can lead to a very dangerous situation also for Aragorn or Legolas. Your picture or story can depict such a situation. But in a war, there are always two sides. A good deed can be also seen as a betrayal of evil, and so our heroes can have the role of the traitors, as well, especially when in disguise.



Forgiveness is the other side of the coin. With betrayal being such a serious matter, it is not easy to forgive it. But it is not easy to admit a mistake and ask for it, either. You can put Aragorn or Legolas into any of these positions. You can also write about both - betrayal and forgiveness, or choose to depict only one of them in your story or picture.



The deadline for this challenge is July 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.
Strange Stars
This is one of the oddest things I've ever written.or It is a sequel to a Mary Sue ficlet I wrote for a challenge. I wrote it for my friend Raksha.

It had a very mixed reception, some folk loving it and finding it funny, others horrified I'd write such a nonsensical tale.

I have to say,though, it was fun and if I ever had ideas or suggestions how to wrire more in the series, I might well do so.

The Tale of Fairy Hoofwings


http://lindahoyland.livejournal.com/459315.html



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Midsummer Magic

A/A
Midsummer Magic - Linda Hoyland
Prompt: Write a story or create art about the midsummer holiday (Lithe, Gates of Summer, or another midsummer holiday of your choosing).
Summary: Aragorn pays an unexpected visit to Rivendell.
Rating: PG.
Warnings: none
Beta: none
Disclaimer: The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.

A revised version of a story I posted in March posted now in honour of the Summer Solstice.

                        
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The Reluctant Scholar

Eldarion and Aragorn
The Reluctant Scholar

B2MeM Challenge: Tradition.

"Then it was that the Noldor first bethought them of letters, and Rúmil of Tirion was the name of the loremaster who first achieved fitting signs for the recording of speech and song, some for graving upon metal or in stone, others for drawing with brush or with pen."

Format: ficlet

Genre: humour,family.

Rating: G

Warnings: none

Characters: Aragorn, Eldarion, Arwen

Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen

Summary: Eldarion is a reluctant scholar.

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

B2MeM 2013 Day Twenty-Two

B2MeM 2013 Day One--Tradition

B2MeM 2013 Day Twenty-Two

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A/n. A revised version of a ficlet I wrote for BTME13.

The Accused

Ranger
accused

Title: The Accused by Linda Hoyland

Summary: Aragorn and Halbarad are accused of a crime.

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

Purpose:  Written for the Teitho challenge April 2014: Mystery where it was placed 2nd.

Rating: PG

Characters: Aragorn,Halbarad,Butterbur,Ferny

Genre: Mystery/Friendship

Book-verse

With grateful thanks to Raksha and Deandra.

Dedicated to mrowe as a belated birthday gift.

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June Teitho Challenge

love Aragorn
Oh no, it's almost June and I have No Time to write a desription for a new challenge! What will I do? Oh yes, I know...

No time to do something. It certainly happened to you, and not only once. It certainly happened to Aragorn or Legolas, as well. It is human nature to not waste time and not realize how precious it is, until we are running out of it.



One thing is having so much work that you can't enjoy your hobbies or family. And with being a king, ranger or prince, the amount of duties can be overwhelming sometimes. A reminder of what is really important can come then. Another thing entirely is running out of time when it comes to saving a friend or averting something bad that's going to happen. The seconds are ticking by, and every one of them matters, every one of them can make a difference between "in time" and "too late".


And maybe you have this great idea for a story, but no time to write it. You can try to overcome that, and write it for this Teitho! There are some short formats that you can use as well - a drabble, or even a six word story. It's quality that matters, not quantity! If you decide to draw a picture for this challenge, it can also be minimalistic, expressing your idea in a few lines.



The deadline for this challenge is June 25th. If you really have no time and need an extension, let us know! (We do not bite.)


For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. As usually, 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

Equality

Aragorn and Faramir

Author: Linda Hoyland

Title: Equality

Rating: G

Theme: May Challenge - Character Study

Elements: Your character has a disagreement with a friend.

Beta: None –

Word Count: 362

The impertinence of the man! Aragorn fumed inwardly. He slammed his study door shut behind him. Had he not saved Faramir’s life and given him lands and titles? Did he not already regard the young man as a friend? Yet, his stubborn Steward dared to question the wisdom of building a great road from Gondor to the Northern Kingdom and was threatening to withhold his vote, which the Council required for the project to proceed.

Faramir had argued that the funds in the treasury should be used instead to rebuild the walls of Minas Tirith and increase the soldiers’ pay.

Aragorn threw a sheaf of parchment down on the table. Did Faramir not realise he intended to do both those things too.

A sobering thought came over him. His Steward did not know him well. Maybe he did not know that he intended to care equally for both his kingdoms. Aragorn’s fury drained away as suddenly as it had come over him. He would seek Faramir out and explain the position to him.

Just then, a knock came at the study door. “Come in!” Aragorn called.

Faramir entered; a downcast expression on his face. “I have come to apologise, sire,” he said. “I fear I spoke out of turn. I have pondered over our disagreement and see now that the road is essential for both kingdoms to prosper.”

Aragorn smiled at the younger man. “It is just as important that Minas Tirith is rebuilt and the soldiers pay increased. Who better than we as soldiers to understand that? “

“I believe the North has suffered much poverty and hardship,” said Faramir.

“Gondor has suffered as well,” said Aragorn. “I spoke rashly in the heat of my anger. I should apologise too.” He held out his hand to Faramir. The Steward grasped it warmly.

Aragorn went to to the door and called for a servant to bring a fine wine from the Citadel cellars. Once it arrived, he poured out two glasses and handed one to Faramir.

“A toast!” he said. “To the rebuilding of Gondor!”

“To Gondor!” said Faramir, raising his glass. “To Arnor too. May the Reunited Kingdom prosper and flourish!”

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Photos

Ginger
The link I forgot to post yesterday, This way for cats, spring flowers and the bluebell woods.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/52734929@N08/sets/72157644122575399/
Ginger
Originally posted by huinare at Proclamation: June of Doom & Gloom (Tolkien darkfic/angst/etc. challenge)
Feel free to signal boost this post if you think anyone in your circles would be interested.  I will post a reminder nearer the end of May.

What: A laid-back challenge to produce Tolkien fanfic (or fanart) of a doomy and/or gloomy flavor during the month of June.

When: Any time during June.

Where: On your LJ, archive(s), or wherever else you post your writing/art.

Why: Because I am self-serving and want to motivate myself to write/read more Tolkien fic. Why not?

Who: You, if you want. Or not you, if you'd rather not.

How: There are no official rules, deadlines, or other things that would cramp our doomy and gloomy style. The criteria are highly subjective (see "What is this doom and gloom you speak of?"). I will endeavor to host weekly update/chit-chat/rant posts on my LJ. That is all.

What is this doom and gloom you speak of? I believe this varies a lot depending on the person. It probably goes without saying that the unmitigatedly fluffy or optimistic is not what this challenge is about, but aside from that it's subjective. If you rarely create or read/view dark and/or angsty fanworks, something mildly sinister may be pushing the envelope for you. Others among you may be comfortable writing perfectly ghastly and depressing things. Just follow your heart, such as it is.

Questions, concerns, bribes? Comment here! } =)

May Teitho Challenge

Meeting A/A
Teitho: May challenge "Yes, I do"
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:33 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Yes, I do. Because May is the time of love and weddings, this month's topic is an answer that is heard often in this setting. But what is the question?

It can be the classical "Will you marry me?". There are many couples getting engaged or married that you can write about: Aragorn and Arwen, Arathorn and Gilraen, Thranduil and his mysterious wife, Faramir and Eowyn, maybe even Legolas and some even more mysterious lady...



But "Yes, I do" can be an agreement with anything else, too. "Do you like apples?" "Do you have some arrows left?" It can be an answer to many questions, with only one thing in common - someone confirms something. Maybe exactly that confirmation is important for the main character of your story. It could be an answer that he or she has been waiting for for a long time, or an answer that will cause a major change in his or hers life.



The deadline for this challenge is May 25th. If you need an extension, let us know! (We do not bite.)


For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. As usually, 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.

P.S. No, this theme is not a coincidence. I'm getting married on May 31st, and I would like to read some stories about weddings... (But you don't have to write only about weddings, of course.) So, for obvious reasons, if you ask for extension, posting of stories around that time might be delayed for a few days. Thank you for understanding, and



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

An Unfortunate Series of Events

Faramir and Eowyn art
An Unfortunate Series of Events by Linda Hoyland

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

Rating: PG

Characters: Éowyn ,Faramir, Aragorn, Arwen, Elanor, OCS

Dedicated toblslarner as a belated birthday gift.


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Story rec

Strider
A lovely story about Aragorn in his Ranger days and Butterbur's wife and kitchen maid.

If you like tales of Aragorn's Ranger days, you'll love this.

http://b2mem.livejournal.com/277213.html?view=4085981#t4085981

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Keeping Cool

Arwen happy
Author Name: Linda Hoyland

Prompt: Secret River, by Tony Hurst

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Summary: Arwen and Éowyn seek respite from the summer heat .

Rating: G

Warnings: none

Beta: none

Disclaimer - 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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Castle of Darkness

Aragorn and Arwen
Author Name: Linda Hoyland

Prompt: The old, dark, Haunted Castle, by Jorge Jacinto


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Summary: Arwen fears that Aragorn is in danger.

Rating: PG13

Warnings: mild horror

Beta: none

Author's Notes: I am well aware this is rather a wild and far- fetched yarn. I’m not sure if it actually “happened” or not in my sub universe, but it was fun to write!

Disclaimer - 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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The Power of Words

Arwen happy

Author Name: Linda Hoyland

Prompt: The Favourite Poet - Alma- Tadema

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Summary: Arwen, Éowyn, and Adiva discuss poetry

Rating: G

Warnings: none

Beta: none

Author's Notes: Lady Adiva is wife to the Ambassador from Harad and a recurring OC of mine.

Disclaimer - 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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