22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck by Dreamflower

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2010 January Challenge

An anthology of stories submitted for the 2010 January Challenge. January was "amnesty" month, authors were invited to submit stories begun but not finished, for previous challenges. It was also "potluck" month in which those who wished could choose a "leftover" prompt from the 2009 Challenges.

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Genres: Anthology
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Feature And the Stars Dimmed by Anguirel

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An Avari makes himself known to one of the Second Born. A drabble.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: General
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 98    |    Read Count: 1032
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/10    |    Published: 01/31/10
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Feature Bilbo's Last Gift by nautika

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Tolkien writes "And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed on into the West". Though no one knows the full story of what followed, here is my take on one special day.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 479    |    Read Count: 1525
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/03/10    |    Published: 02/03/10
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Elf-Writing by Celeritas

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Fate and chance cross at two key points separated in time, ending one chapter of the Story and beginning another.

Categories: Crossovers
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Tragedy, Vignette
Places: Eriador, Other place in Arda, The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age, 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: 17. 2009 August Challenge: Out on a Limb, 18. 2009 September Challenge: September 22, 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 932    |    Read Count: 2538
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/10    |    Published: 02/01/10
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Feature For Better, or For Worse by Cathleen

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Pippin and Diamond's new arrival upstages Sancho Proudfoot's wedding day.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Family, Humor
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3714    |    Read Count: 1585
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/26/10    |    Published: 01/26/10
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Feature In Darkness, Light by Nath

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After the departure of the Fellowship, Galadriel is restless. She looks in the Mirror and finds an unexpected hope. Originally written for a Challenge prompt. First place in the category Times: Ring War: General for the 2010 MEFAs.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celeborn, Elf: Galadriel/Artanis, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Gwaihir
Genres: General
Places: Lothlórien
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3281    |    Read Count: 1611
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/10    |    Published: 01/31/10
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Feature Learning the Hard Way by nautika

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Faramir smells a rat…or something. What is Gimli’s explanation?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Fluff, Humor
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 440    |    Read Count: 986
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/10    |    Published: 01/31/10
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Night Songs by Larner

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During the night following the day of Midsummer, Faramir wakes to hear the song of a bird he's never heard before within the White City.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Romance-het, Short story, Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 585    |    Read Count: 1638
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/28/10    |    Published: 01/28/10
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Feature September Days Across the Brandywine by Dreamflower

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January 2010 Challenge

On a visit to Buckland, Bilbo tries to make a decision.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: Bilbo Baggins, Esquire, 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck, Childhood Tales of the Shire
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6600    |    Read Count: 1428
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/25/10    |    Published: 01/25/10
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Feature The Light by Pearl Took

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The star Sam saw: was it Earendil? What would a star think about going back and forth across the heavens over the generations? Does he realize the hope he gives?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Half-Elven: Eärendil the Mariner, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Vala: Manwë
Genres: General
Places: Mordor, Other place in Arda, Undying Lands: Valinor
Times: 1-First Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1780    |    Read Count: 1430
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/10    |    Published: 02/01/10
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The Nasturtium-Friendship Paradigm by Traveller

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MPTT Potluck 2010 Challenge Participant

Merry experiences a myriad of emotions when Pippin is forced to leave for Minas Tirith, but a gift from a new friend helps him to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Categories: Orphan
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Shadowfax, Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Rohan: Edoras
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2607    |    Read Count: 1274
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/26/10    |    Published: 01/26/10
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Feature The Sweetest Song by Linda Hoyland

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Arwen ponders her future.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel
Genres: Gapfiller
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 806
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/31/10    |    Published: 01/31/10
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They Might Be Giants by WendWriter

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Why are no giants mentioned in LOTR? What has happened to them?

 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Gapfiller
Places: The Misty Mountains
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: Hobbitry, 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 850    |    Read Count: 1438
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/30/10    |    Published: 01/30/10
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Feature Wing-Bone Whistle by Wormwood

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Takes place during the late part of the Second Age when the last elven ship visited Numenor.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, As a Group: Númenóreans
Genres: Alternate Universe
Places: Númenor
Times: 2-Second Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1644    |    Read Count: 1318
Completed: No    |    Updated: 02/02/10    |    Published: 02/02/10
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