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Weekly Announcement, July 15-July 22

Release Date: 17 Jul 07
Category: Stories

The HASA weekly update. Every week I focus on what new content has been added to a section of HASA. This week features recently-updated stories, this week's birthday drabble requests, and a shiny new nuzgul.


Greetings! As the new HASA News Reporter, I will be posting an update every week in this space, focusing on a different section of the site each week. Stay tuned for updates on what is new at HASA.

The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?

Cheryl (Bday: July 18) requested: "I would be very appreciative (and I'm sure quite a number of kindred spirits out there *ahem eruwestial... dawn... arandil...ahem*) if someone would write me a drabble entitled 'WET ELVES'. Any genre, rating, etc is fine. Mwaheheh. 'Twould be a truly capital birthday gift indeed."



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
Gimcrackery by Nienna ---
'Gimcrack' is a rather odd word, isn't it? Ever wonder how it came to be? Probably not. Well, for those of you who have, here is the explanation...

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:
Reviewed Stories

Hands of the King by Anglachel
Finduilas of Dol Amroth married Denethor, future Lord Steward of Gondor, for some very specific reasons. A different take on their marriage. (Rating: Adult)

Measures of Time by Raksha the Demon
The passage of time is a dance in which all mortals move at different paces; but the Princess of Ithilien rages against the changing rhythm. (Rating: General)

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General Stories

"A New Day" by Oshun
After Thangorodrim, Fingon and Maedhros resolve to heal the divisions among the Noldor. Slash. (Rating: Adult)

"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. (Rating: General)

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Beta Stories
(Please note, you need to be logged in to view these stories.)

"The Tenant From Stradle" by Larner
When Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee were 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. (Rating: General)
"The Pillar Perished Is" by Imhiriel
On the passage to Middle-earth, Fëanor's thoughts are no less turbulent than the Sea. (Rating: General)



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.

Of the Finding of the Silmaril
What might happen if Maglor's Silmaril was found? During the Ring War, after the Ring War, during human history, in modern times? Who might want it, what might they do with it, how might it change the course of history?

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 at
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/challenge/suggest.cfm.

Happy reviewing!
Marta
PS- Have something you'd like mentioned in next week's update? Email me at melayton@gmail.com

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