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 firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.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!