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The November Surprise!

Challenge Details

5 November is Guy Fawkes' day, and for many of us, this is a night of fireworks, bonfires and fun. Read more about Guy Fawkes day here:

We challenge you to write a story containing one or more of the following elements:

· a disaster narrowly averted and a merry celebration thereafter

· how fireworks came to Middle Earth

· a fire and its significance to any Middle Earth culture you choose

· of course, Bonfire Night has a more sinister significance. Was Guy Fawkes really a traitor? Write about the "other side" of a character - this can be an OC or any Middle Earth character - commonly regarded as a "traitor" to his people and show why he was not

· a plot or a conspiracy - any kind of plot you like, any place, any time

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Challenge closes November 5, 2005.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Alawa - Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
General Audience
Last Updated: 22 Feb 05
Somewhere in the wilds of Eriador a company of Rangers will not be home for Yule.
Alawa - Lullaby for the Longest Night, A
General Audience
Last Updated: 20 Dec 03
A Dunedain Carol for the Winter Solstice.
Werecat - In Defense
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Dec 06
Queen Beruthiel is a minor character from Tolkien's writings, portrayed as an evil witch with ten cats as her familiars. This is an attempt to read between the lines and see her true colors.

MEFAs 2005: Third Place, Non Fiction/Men

Mithrils 2005: Runner-up, Critical Essay
Werecat - Nine Lives
General Audience
Last Updated: 16 Oct 05
Inspired from a passage in Tolkien's Unfinished Tales regarding the life of Queen Beruthiel and her ten cats. According to this passage, Beruthiel was like an evil witch and the cats were her minions. But we never really hear her side of the story. Recommended to all cat lovers.
Finalist at the 2004 Mithril Awards for:
-Best vignette
-Best characterisation – minor character -COMMENDED
-Best entry by author for whom English is not their first language
MEFAs 2005 - Second Place, Drama


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Annatar the Fair
Entry Date: 14 Nov 04
Entry Date: 03 Nov 05

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Challenge Info

Open Date: November 13, 2004

Closed: November 05, 2005

Challenge Topic: Event

Entries: 6

Originator: HASA Challenges

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