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Quickies: 2002

Challenge Details

Low pressure challenge! The goal is to write a short, to the point vignette, with a single sentence concept. The challenge is open through the end of the year.

  • The story should be at least one type-written page long, but not more than 3 type-written pages. Definition of page - 1" margin all the way around, Times 12 pt. font., standard size paper.
  • There should be one viewpoint or one character as the main focus
  • It should be one continuous scene
Quickie vignette list. NEW No limits on how many entries any vignette may receive - pick what you like and write!:
  • Gilraen holding a newborn Aragorn
  • Arathorn holding a newborn Aragorn
  • Gimli getting rid of that notch in his axe after Helms Deep
  • Bill the Pony's thoughts as he stands outside of Moria
  • What was Gollum thinking when he reached out to Frodo on the Stairs below Cirith Ungol?
  • Faramir waking up next to Eowyn the "first time"
  • Final partings implied or mentioned, but not described by JRRT
  • One of the women helping to drag corpses to pyres on the Pelennor
  • Sam standing in the kitchens at Rivendell
  • A few elf children playing hide and seek beneath the boughs of the Two Trees in Valinor
  • First time encounters with Gandalf - any character
  • Legolas walking through Aglarond
  • A girl of Laketown, trying to collect a jewel from Smaug's carcass
  • Beleg playing "tag" with one of the spiders in Nan Dungortheb
  • Elrond seeing Celebrian's face in the crowd of elves at the quay in Avallone, knowing he will have to tell her about Arwen
If you have additional vignette suggestions, please submit them to Anglachel for possible inclusion on the list. Vignettes including minor characters, underwritten time frames, and odd locations preferred.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Ainaechoiriel - Immortal
General Audience
Last Updated: 07 Jan 03
Merry and Pippin, approaching the end of their lives, have a request to make of Legolas. (revised)
Alawa - For the Road
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Last Updated: 29 Dec 02
In Rivendell, while preparing to depart for the Grey Havens, Bilbo receives a final letter from Aragorn. Response to a HASA Quickies Challenge 2002.
Alawa - Love's Labours
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Last Updated: 25 Dec 02
Gilraen and Arathorn hold a newborn Aragorn for the first time. Two vignettes. Entries for Quickies Challenge 2002. By Alawa.
Alawa - Hearth Companions
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Last Updated: 24 Dec 02
A woman of Minas Tirith goes about her business in the aftermath of the Siege of Gondor. Response to a HASA Quickies Challenge 2002.
amanaishalez - Unseen Waters
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Last Updated: 16 Dec 02
Elrond muses about mortality in relation to Celebrian and Arwen.
Anglachel - We Wants It
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Last Updated: 13 Feb 15

Gollum's thoughts as he reaches for Frodo on the stair to Cirith Ungol.
Entry for Quickies 2002 Challenge. By Anglachel

Anglachel - In the Kitchens of Rivendell
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Last Updated: 13 Feb 15

Sam is trying to get something to eat from the kitchens at Rivendell.
Entry for Quickies 2002 Challenge. By Anglachel.

Anglachel - Ford, The
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Last Updated: 13 Feb 15

In which Gandalf returns to the Shire after a long absence, and makes the acquaintance of a particular hobbit. Answer to the Quickies 2002 Challenge - first meetings with Gandalf. By Anglachel.

Celandine Brandybuck - Dragon Gem, The
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Last Updated: 12 Sep 06
Years after Smaug's demise, Dissa, a young girl from Laketown, searches for treasure on the bottom of Long Lake. Written in response to the Quickies: 2002 challenge. No objectionable content. By Celandine.
Dim Genesis - All The Sons
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Last Updated: 16 Dec 02
Mothers and wives drag the corpses of Gondor children to the pyres after the assault on the Pelennor. Response to 'quickies 2002' challenge. Vignette, complete and revised.
Dwimordene - Ad Sum
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Last Updated: 26 Oct 03
Meet one of the 'charwomen' of Minas Tirith. Written in answer to a Quickie Challenge: a woman dragging corpses off the Pelennor to the funeral fires.
Dwimordene - Legacy
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Last Updated: 23 Dec 02
Response to Quicky Challenge 2002: Arathorn holds his newborn son.
Eledhwen - Field of Flames, A
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Last Updated: 10 Jan 03
A woman, burning the bodies of the enemies on the Pelennor, reflects. Entry for Quickies: 2002 challenge.
julifolo - Light Gone Out, The -- in beta state
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Last Updated: 25 Jan 03
This is for Ang, therefore it had to have a dwarf. It still needs smoothing; beta questions at end. Arwen and Gimli’s conversation after Aragorn's death. Gimli also speaks of Legolas' reaction, so I've included him as a character.
Kirixchi - First
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Last Updated: 09 Mar 03
The "morning after" their first night together, Faramir confronts his insecurity about his prospects for happiness and finds reassurance in a simple thing.
Klose - Treasure
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Last Updated: 19 Jan 03
Entry for Quickies 2002: A girl from Lake-town attempts to steal a jewel from the fresh carcass of Smaug. Guest stars Bard, slayer of the Dragon. (Vignette) REVISED: 12/26/2002!
LOTR lover - Bearer of Bad Tidings
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Last Updated: 10 Jan 03
Elrond sees Celebrian's face in the crowd of elves at the quay in Avallonë, knowing he will have to tell her about Arwen. Elrond, Celebrian, Galadriel, Glorfindel.
Meg Thornton - Aglarond
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Last Updated: 25 Jan 03
Legolas' thoughts as he follows Gimli into the caves.
Meg Thornton - Wizard and the Herbwife, The
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Last Updated: 25 Jan 03
Gandalf makes an appointment to see a village herbwife...
Meg Thornton - Pelennor Aftermath
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Last Updated: 25 Jan 03
A woman is helping to remove bodies, following the battles of the Pelennor fields. No canon characters, but possibly some insight into Gondorian culture.
Starlight - Leaves and Stones
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Last Updated: 16 Dec 02
As he walks through the Glittering Caves, Legolas discovers an important truth about dwarves and elves. Are they so different after all? Response to the Quickies Challenge 2002: Legolas walking through Aglarond
Tindomiel - Greeting the Dawn
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Last Updated: 18 Dec 02
Faramir's thoughts as he wakes up beside Eowyn the morning after their wedding night. Written for Challenge: Quickies 2002.
vorondis - Sundered Fates
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Last Updated: 06 Jan 03
HASA Quickies Challenge: Final partings mentioned or implied, but not described by J.R.R. Tolkien. A First Age Parting somewhere in Beleriand
WatcherChild - Best Hiding Place Ever, The
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Last Updated: 26 Jan 05
Young Celegorm and Aredhel play hide and seek, and Celegorm can't find her. Good thing he gets some help.
Woman of the Dúnedain - Most Precious of Gifts, The
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Last Updated: 10 Jan 03
The first time Gilraen holds baby Aragorn in her arms. Answering to the Challenge Quickies: 2002.

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Challenge Info

Open Date: July 27, 2002

Closed: January 27, 2003

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Entries: 29

Originator: Anglachel

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