Release Date: 20 Jan 08
The HASA weekly update for December 20-27. Every week I focus on what new content has been added to a section of HASA. This week focuses on recently-updated stories, with info about birthday drabble requests.
No drabble requests for this week! But it's not too late to write a drabble for one of the earlier requests this month. Those requests are:
The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?
January 3 – Imhiriel: I'd like to get drabbles from the PoV of something that normally has no voice - a tree, a building, an heirloom, a landscape, a constellation etc. - time or place don't matter, but the more unusual the PoV, the better.
January 7 - Jay of Lasgalen: As most people know, my favourites are Elladan and Elrohir - but I'd like a drabble about one of the twins, alone. I'll leave you to decide why, and where the other might be.
You can post a drabble for either of these requests here.
Also, February babies, start thinking about what you'd like for your drabbles. It will be time to request a birthday drabble soon.
There was one drabble written this week:
Reflection by Ignoble Bard for Imhiriel
Feel free to read it, and leave IgnobleBard a review.
This week's focus:
RECENTLY UPDATED STORIES
All of us writers love feedback. It is the lembas and miruvor that sustains us as we write our story, and leaving a few words about a story is always a nice thing to do, whether the story is new or old.
Every fifteen minutes HASA hilights a story chosen at random from the Reviewed and General stories in the archive. The current story is
Ai Elbereth by Tehta
A Glorfindel/Ecthelion PWP, full of dodgy humour, neurosis, and blasphemy. (Adult)
Why not go to http://www.henneth-annun.net/ and check out the currently featured story?
Many talented writers are publishing every day. Check out these stories just added to HASA:
Coming Home to Crickhollow by Calanthe
Back in the Shire, Merry has to confront how much the experiences of their journey changed both Pippin and himself. (Adult)
Blue Book of Melleth: Different Skills by Elen Kortirion
A young Boromir has one of 'those' conversations with his 12 year-old brother.... telling him a few things not so much about the 'birds and bees'.... more about the preferences between 'snails and oysters'. (Adult)
Outmatched by Tiana Luthien
Eomer & Faramir have a few matches on the training field. Set during Faramir's visit to Rohan at the end of ROTK.
Journeys by Aria
One of our favourite minstrels goes wandering in the south during the Fourth Age, and finds something strangely familiar. A story of hope unlooked for. (WIP)
(Please note, you need to be logged in to view these stories.)
Beyond the Storm Clouds by Windfola
First steps towards an exploration of the childhood of Aragorn at Rivendell from the age of ten. (WIP)
The Tenant From Staddle by Larner
When Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee was ennobled on the Field of Cormallen, Gondor and Arnor granted them lands held in the King's name for their maintenance in keeping with the customs of the lands. And now a farmer formerly from Staddle learns he must have permission from the Lord Iorhael in order to remain where he has begun excavating a new smial and setting up a farm for himself and his family.
And now for your mid-month nuzgul. Because the only way to get stories to read is for someone to write them, and that requires our fangy little friends.
Write a story about a character overcome with wanderlust. Write about rangers trying to settle down or elves exploring in the early days. Maybe a hobbit has itchy feet? Or a dwarf leaves to search out new metals and discovers he loves to travel. Write about what is just over the horizon and the character who yearns to see it.
If you don't feel the tickle of little fangs in your ankle yet, there are many more potential stories just waiting to be written. Read all of HASA's many story prompts in our Nuzgul hutch @ http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/challenge/nuzgul.cfm.
Do you have a suggestion you'd like to see added to the hutch? Submit it using the "Submit a Story Suggestion" form.
PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email HASANews(at)henneth-annun(dot)net.