Stories written for our group's first annual Yule Fic Exchange.
An anthology of stories from the LOTR GFIC Community's challenge of May, 2008. The theme for that month was "Coronation", and all stories were to be set around the time of Aragorn's coronation as King.
Stories submitted for the June 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Father's Day", and each author had a quotation from canon to work with.
An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Summertime", and each author had a starter sentence to work with as an element.
An anthology of stories submitted for the August 2008 Challenge. The theme was "A Different Point of View", and the challenge was to write a story in either first, second, or third POV, using a character the author had never, or rarely, written before. In addition, each author was given 3 elements - a number, colour, and shape, to use in any way she wished.
An anthology of stories submitted for the September 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Young/Old", and the challenge was to write a story showing two characters of different generations interacting, and the elements were three to five specific adjectives, assigned to each author.
The October Challenge will have a theme of Halloween or Harvest. (In other words, the story setting should reflect that time of year.) Your element will be a quotation from canon, and all quotations will be about something frightening or scary.
An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Song/Poetry", and each author had a line from a song or poem to use as a title. In addition, each story was to include a character singing or quoting poetry.
The GFIC Group's first Annual Yule Fic Exchange.
An anthology of stories submitted for the 2009 January Challenge. January was "amnesty" month, authors were invited to submit stories begun for previous challenges. It was also "potluck" month in which those who wished could choose a "leftover" prompt from the 2008 Challenges.
This is an anthology of the stories submitted for the February 2009 challenge. The theme was "light and shadow", and the assignment was to write a gapfiller of an event in the books.
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Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
An anthology of stories submitted for the 2009 March Challenge. The theme for March was "The Ides of March" and the assignment was to write about an event that took place on March 15, T.A, 3019. The element was a "story-starter" sentence.
The April Challenge had the theme "Renewal". Authors could interpret the theme in any way they chose. The element for this challenge was a type of bird, which was assigned, and authors were free to use the element in any way they chose.rn
An anthology of stories submitted for the May 2009 Challenge. The theme was "Fix the Movies". Each author was to take a moment from the Peter Jackson film adaptations of the books, and expand it or change it to be more in line with the books, or to explain it in a story-internal manner. In addition, each author was given the name of a flower, which needed to be included somewhere in the story.
The Challenge for June 2009 was to write about a disastrous wedding, and each author was given one of 4 possible elements: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2009 Challenge. The theme was "Some Like It Hot", and each author chose a number between 101 and 400. Each ficlet had to contain that exact number of words.
The theme for the August 2009 Challenge was "Out on a Limb". Each author was assigned a type of tree as an element.
An anthology of stories submitted for the September 2009 Challenge. The theme was "September 22", and the challenge was to write a story set on that date, in any year. Each participant was also given a story-starter sentence.
The 2009 October Challenge had the theme "Myths". In addition to the theme, each author was assigned a specific fruit to use as an element.
An anthology of stories submitted for the 2009 November Challenge. The theme for was "Dialogue" and the assignment was to write a story that was all, or nearly all, dialogue. Each participant was also given four random elements to include in the stoy.
Stories written for our group's annual tradition of writing stories for each other during the month of December.
November was our annual drabble challenge, in which the participants write a 100-, 150-, 200-, or 300-word story about the theme of "Gratitude" that includes a random word as an element.
For the January challenge, participants could choose any unused prompt from the year's challenges or submit a story they didn't finish on time for a previous challenge.
The March 2017 challenge had the theme "Spring Fever" and asked for hurt/comfort stories set in the springtime. Elements for the challenge were healing herbs.
The May 2017 challenge had the theme "Back Garden of a Dream". This challenge was inspired by a technique Tolkien often used in his writing, where his settings became so distinctive that they seemed to have personalities and function almost as characters in their own rights. For this challenge, stories used the setting as a key component of the story. Elements for the challenge were a setting detail.