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Story Pledge Challenge

Challenge Details

Here is a Challenge for authors and readers alike!

For each story posted to this challenge, readers pledge to donate a certain amount of money, up to a total amount the reader determines. Each story written for the challenge will be featured on HASA's home page.

Authors, here are the rules for stories:

  • It must be a new story
  • It must be 500 words or more in length
  • It is posted exclusively to HASA in May while the Challenge runs

That's it! Your choice of topic, characters and genre. You can even post a WIP as long as it meets the 500 word length. There are a few old Nuzgûl we suggest using as prompts to story ideas, but feel free to come up with your own:

Readers, here are the rules for pledging:

  • The pledge is per completed story posted to the Challenge
  • A minimum of $1.00 per story
  • No minimum on the total amount you're willing to pledge
  • Every dollar pledged will be matched by HASA's Secret Admirer

The challenge starts May 1 and runs through May 31. Home page display will start when there are three entries in the Challenge. Authors, reward our readers with a great story. Readers, reward our authors with a pledge.

Forum threads:

If you have any questions about this challenge, the general discussion thread is here.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Agape4Gondor - Whissspers
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 Sep 12


A voice whispers, striking a chord. The world changes.

Aiwendiel - Leaving The Nest
General Audience
Last Updated: 03 May 12

A Skin-Changer tells the tale of choosing her fate.  For the Fund-Raising Challenge, in time for Mother's Day. 

Aruthir - Survivors
General Audience
Last Updated: 24 May 12

Many years after the Ring War, old soldiers come together and remember what was.

Originally written for the 2012 Fundraising Challenge.

Aruthir - We Shall Remember Them
General Audience
Last Updated: 17 May 12

Years after the battle, Eowyn of the Mark revisits the Pelennor Fields charged with a mission from her King.

(Originally written for the 2012 Fundraising Challenge)

Aruthir - The Last Page
General Audience
Last Updated: 14 May 12

Because happy endings only happen in fairytales...

(Written for the 2012 Fundraising Challenge.)

Aruthir - Happily Ever After
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 May 12

Because not every fairytale has a happy ending...

Written for the 2012 Fundraising Challenge.

Aruthir - The Berserkers
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 06 May 12

Something horrific seethes and stirs in Old Rohan- a stain upon the world of men, a monstrous birth that never should have been.

(Written for the 2012 Fundraising Challenge. 750 all-new words, exclusive only to this website!)

Linaewen - Hoarded History
General Audience
Last Updated: 26 May 12

Teglon is chief archivist at Minas Tirith's Hall of Records.  One day, an important visitor comes to the archive in search of an ancient scroll.

Written for the Story Pledge Challenge and the Oh, the Library Nûzgul.

Nath - Becoming
General Audience
Last Updated: 04 Oct 14

A young sentry challenges a stranger coming up the road... the start of a long friendship. Chapter 1 was entered in the 2012 Story Pledge Challenge.

RiverOtter - A New Tradition
General Audience
Last Updated: 12 May 12

In the Fourth Age, Eowyn creates a new custom for the young women of Ithilien.

In Challenges

Challenge Info

Open Date: April 29, 2012

Closed: May 31, 2012

Challenge Topic: Fandom/Fanon

Entries: 10

Originator: HASA Challenges

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