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The Blind, the Deaf, the Crippled

Challenge Details

Even in Middle-Earth, not everyone can be healthy and happy all the time. There are sick people, there must be cripples too.

If you're up to it, then, write this - a blind, deaf, or otherwise impaired character. How do they manage during wars - or even during ordinary times? They probably can't go to war...how would a blind man feel about being forced to stay at home, and see (well, hear) all his contemporaries go to the last stand? How would the deaf girl feel about her life?

Any length, any time, any place. Most likely humans, but you could do an Elf - if you feel brave enough.

Courtesy of Noldo. Challenge closes January 2, 2006.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Anactoria - Songbirds
General Audience
Last Updated: 27 Mar 05
Deaf from birth, the daughter of Estel and Arwen will have to discover on her own what it means to be different. Angst-y. Written for 'The Blind, the Deaf, the Crippled' Challenge.
Elena Tiriel - Dark Appetites
General Audience
Last Updated: 01 Sep 05
Drabble: A blinded survivor of the Ring War looks forward to the future....
Jacks - Blind Sight
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 May 05
AU-What may have happened had Denethor's pyre burned minutes earlier.
Larner - King's Commission, The
General Audience
Last Updated: 25 Apr 08
The King Elessar wishes to commission a memorial to the Pheriannath who helped win the War of the Ring. But how to do one of Frodo, who is no longer in Middle Earth?
Nessime - A Song of Silence
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Nov 05
A tale of how a woman of the Rohirrim found her own unique voice, and a choice made to keep it from being lost. (inspired in part by "The Film Trilogy Challenge")
SarWolf - Well Formed
General Audience
Last Updated: 23 May 05
Some months after Maedhros's rescue, a new scribe must learn to cope with her lord's condition. (Features Maedhros and an OFC, Non Romance. Written for The Blind, The Deaf, The Crippled Challenge)
Werecat - Something Wicked This Way Comes
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Dec 06
A former corsair captain who resents the king, a strange man who speaks in eerie rhymes and their meeting in Umbar during a night of the early years of the Fourth Age. Some disturbing subjects implied, but nothing graphic.

MEFAs 2005 - Honourable Mention, Horror
Mithrils 2005, SemiFinalist, Original Character

Placeholders

The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Anactoria
Entry Date: 26 Mar 05
Dwimordene
Entry Date: 25 May 05
Evils Hero
Entry Date: 14 Aug 05
Makamu
Entry Date: 31 May 05
Noldo
Entry Date: 04 Jan 05
Werecat
Entry Date: 10 Jan 05

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 01, 2005

Closed: January 02, 2006

Challenge Topic: Culture/Society/Politics

Entries: 13

Originator: Noldo

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