Email challenge entries to Varda. (Erase the
Please state in your email that your story is intended to answer which
Challenge, or even several Challenges in the same story.
The stories are to be posted to the Valar Guild Story page, and pass
the editor(s) just as must any other story.
Drabbles are always a challenge and will be added retroactively. Other
stories should be written with the challenge in mind.
No deadline, as new writers are always being added to our numbers, and
it's fun to mix and match challenges. If the group wishes to put in
deadlines, we will.
A challenge is a shared plot-idea ("plot-bunny"), not a contest.
write exactly 100 words of
story with a Tolkien-inspired theme. Anything else (except 200 words)
is short fiction. Mentions for within 5 and within 10.
Drabble: write exactly 200 words
of story with a Tolkien-inspired theme. Anything else (except 100
words) is short fiction. Mentions for within 5 and within 10.
Two Tolkien character challenges: (any length)
Characters from The Hobbit:
story set in the times of The
Hobbit, using only two of Tolkien's characters, with no outside
characters. Animals and plants do not count as characters.
Characters from the War of the Ring:
write a story set in the time of the War of the Ring, using only two of
Tolkien's characters, with no outside characters. This is the One Ring
in The Lord of the Rings.
It begins the minute Gandalf learns from study that Frodo's ring is
almost surely the One Ring, and ends when the One Ring is completely
Valar: two Valar must be included as
main characters in the story.
the line or phrase:
caught the hem of his cloak
in a hole in the ground
the storm hit