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Tolkien's Challenge

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This challenge is based on an idea Tolkien had in 1944, but which was never turned into a story.

In letter no. 69, 14 May 1944, Tolkien wrote to his son, Christopher Tolkien:

"(...) I suddenly got an idea for a new story (...) A man sitting at a high window and seeing not the fortunes of a man or of people, but of a small piece of land (about the size of a garden) all down the ages. He just sees it illuminated, in borders of mist, and things, animals and men just walk on and off, and the plants and trees grow and die and change. (...)"

Now the time has come to turn this idea into many stories, drabbles, songs and poems!

Choose a piece of land anywhere in Middle-earth and follow it through the ages!

Which piece of land you choose and how you follow it "down the ages" is entirely up to you.

The deadline is October 20th: the 50th anniversary of the publication of "The Return of the King".

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Elena Tiriel - Ambush in Ithilien
General Audience
Last Updated: 07 Nov 07
Drabble: Faramir and his Rangers ambush the Haradrim in Ithilien.

For Tanaqui's birthday, September 2004.

Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards (MEFA 2005):
The Turin Turambar Award: 1st Place, Drama: Gondor Drabbles
Marta - How Many Years?
General Audience
Last Updated: 14 Jun 04
The road to the hallows above Minas Tirith is travelled only once a generation, on the twentieth birthday of the current steward's oldest son. Denethor leads Boromir down that scarce-walked path, and Denethor finally gives Boromir an honest answer to a question he asked as a child. Semi-finalist at the 2004 Mithril Awards for Best Story Focusing on Men and Best Vignette or Short Story.
Nessime - Night Watch
General Audience
Last Updated: 10 Feb 05
This is just a drabble that was in part inspired by "Tolkien's Challenge"; ergo, I am posting it as a separate story/place holder for that challenge. It is also posted as a chapter in my "Drabbles". (Note: "Night Watch" is just the story's working title; it will eventually be changed)


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 23 Jan 05
Otto's Goat
Entry Date: 25 Jan 05

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 07, 2005

Closed: October 20, 2005

Challenge Topic: Storytelling/Writing

Entries: 7

Originator: JunoMagic

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