The October birthday drabble thread is up! If you have an October
birthday, please add your request to the Birthday Cards Forum @
By the way – we're looking for someone to help manage the birthday
drabbles. You'd set up the monthly thread, add people's requests to
the top post of the thread, and setting up and closing a challenge
each month. If you're interested in helping out, please email
From now on, every month that has five Sundays, for the fifth Sunday
we'll have a quick challenge. Quickie challenges are different from
normal challenges in that you don't have to promise to write a story
idea; you just write it, and if five stories are written the challenge
will be made public.
The big difference is that, as the name suggests, QC's don't last for
months. In fact they'll only run two weeks. Write drabbles, poems,
one-shots, or anything else you have time to come up with in the time
frame. I find it quite fun and liberating not to have to perfect
something for months. And it's exciting to know other people are
writing at the same time.
This month's challenge is: Party Time!
September 22 is the date of Bilbo's and Frodo's famous birthday party.
And September 29-30 is the night that Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Sam
spent in Bree. In honor of these two events, write a story that
involves either a bar/pub/common room of some sort, or a party. Or
both. Whatever else you want to include is up to you.
Enter this challenge @
DEADLINE: October 17
That's it until next week!
PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in
next week's announcement? If so, please email