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The Anti-Valentine's Day Quickie

Challenge Details

'Tis the season when all the happy, heart-y, pink-and-red, sugar-coated decor comes out, and the thematic message seems to be: "If you love that special one, buy our stuff for him or her! Because your devotion in time of need and good company just don't say "I love you" like jewelry or this cheap tin of chocolate." So to counter the icky sweetness, write drabbles that are either bitterly depressing or else show a non-commercialized/non-sanitized romantic moment. Deadline: February 28.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Agape4Gondor - Between Friends...
General Audience
Last Updated: 02 Aug 08
A birthday poem.
Honorable Mention - 2007 MEFA Award Category: Genres: Poetry.
Elena Tiriel - ET's Famous First Lines
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Feb 07
Written for the "It was a dark and stormy night" challenge, these are the opening lines of stories that you never want to read... Chapter 1, "Chance Meeting" is apropos to the Anti-Valentine's Day Quickie (challenge)....
Gandalfs apprentice - The Odd Couple
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 02 Jan 08
Drabbles about Legolas and Gimli: snapshots of a relationship over time. Some, but not all, are slash; therefore, by definition, AU.

Gwynnyd - Aftermaths and Consequences
General Audience
Last Updated: 11 Jun 10
Much was damaged in the War, and many things changed afterwards.

For the Fractured Valentine's Challenge
IgnobleBard - A Boy and His Lob
General Audience
Last Updated: 05 Mar 08
Charlotte's Web, LOTR style.
Humor. Slash implied
Marta - Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 Feb 07
Faramir discusses his growing attraction for a certain White Lady with an old family friend. (Beta: annmarwalk)
MerryK - Love Needs No Presents
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Feb 07
For the Anti-Valentine's challenge...something less depressing this time around. Faramir and Eowyn celebrate an anniversary, but hopefully with not too much fluff.
MerryK - Let the Flames Devour
General Audience
Last Updated: 08 Feb 07
A Denethor drabble, for the Anti-Valentine's Day Challenge.
oshun - Love In Exile
General Audience
Last Updated: 19 Feb 07
Maglor and his wife spend their first night in exile. Drabble and a half --150 words. Written for the HASA “Anti-Valentine Day's Quickie Challenge.”
Raksha - Fading Embers
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 Feb 07
Nerdanel awaits the return of the Exiles.
Ti'ana Luthien - Divide
General Audience
Last Updated: 27 Apr 07
A drabble of Celeborn & Galadriel. For the "Fractured Valentine's Day Challenge" on-list and the "Anti-Valentine's Quickie Challenge" here.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 27 Feb 07

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Challenge Info

Open Date: February 08, 2007

Closed: February 28, 2007

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Entries: 12

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