Inside it was filled with a grey dust, soft and fine, in the middle of which was
a seed, like a small nut with a silver shale.
'What can I do with this?' said Sam.
What would you do with such a precious gift from Galadriel, the seed of a
mallorn tree? What would you write or draw if I would tell you that "Seed" is
our November topic?
A seed is something small, a little piece that can give birth to the whole
plant, as beautiful as roses in Imloth Melui or as big as the trees in Fangorn.
It can contain a fragrant flower, a tasty fruit or vegetable, or even a useless
weed. It is a secret, a promise of a new life.
Your story or picture can be about that: gardening and seeds in any form. But
you do not have to take the topic literally. The seed can also be a word or an
action, seemingly small and unimportant in that time, but having great
consequences in the future, that little moment that changed the lives of our
heroes, or even the whole history of Arda. The moment when Bilbo gave mercy to
Gollum can be one of those, just like the moment when Aragorn decided to take
the Paths of the Dead - the entire history of Middle-earth grows from such
It is only up to you what seed you take, and what story or picture you can grow
from it. Good luck in that! The deadline for this challenge is November 25th.
For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@.... As usually, the
contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicaly until the results
of the challenge are announced.
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!
nautika, StarLight, and Mirach