March 25th, 2016

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April Teitho Contest

April challenge "Waiting"
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:31 pm (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Some parts of the world already have spring, and some are still waiting for it. And so in April, our theme shall be Waiting.

Stories are written about the moments when something is happening, skipping the boring parts in between. But this time, those parts in between are what we are going to focus on. The parts when nothing is really happening, but expectation (or maybe boredom) is in the air. That would be the waiting for something to happen.


But you could be also waiting for something or someone. For years, Arwen has been waiting for Aragorn's return. Everyone in the Fellowship had someone close to him that was left behind and waiting for him. Thranduil was waiting for Legolas, Bilbo for Frodo, Rosie for Sam, Denethor was futilely waiting for Boromir...
The moments of waiting do not have to be idle, though. They can be filled with effort and tension, like waiting for reinforcements in battle, like Aragorn waited for Gandalf's return in the Helm's Deep. So even a story about waiting can be filled with action.


What are you waiting for, then? Go and write it!


The deadline for this challenge is April 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 http://mirachravaia.deviantart.com/
Sky

Greeting the Dawn

A revised version of a story I wrote last year for BTME


B2MeM Challenge: “And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the city, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, reckoning nothing on wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn.”—The Siege of Gondor.
But the cock also must have had mundane origins, since it was a real, physical being. My question is, where did the cock come from? And why was it still in the city, since all the other cocks have apparently disappeared
Format: Ficlet
Genre: Character study
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: OFC
Pairings:none
Summary: An old woman remains in the City during the siege of Gondor.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.
A/n Some words are taken directly from Tolkien.


Back to Middle-earth Month 2015 Participant

B2MeM Challenge: "And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the city, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, reckoning nothing on wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn."—The Siege of Gondor.
But the cock also must have had mundane origins, since it was a real, physical being. My question is, where did the cock come from? And why was it still in the city, since all the other cocks have apparently disappeared
Format: Ficlet
Genre: Character study
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Characters: OFC
Pairings:none
Summary: An old woman remains in the City during the siege of Gondor.
The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been, nor will be made from this story.
A/n Some words are taken directly from Tolkien.

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