HASA Announcement: Challenges
- Hey guys,
A day late and a dollar short :-), but here is your weekly HASA update.
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The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the
drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?
Jay of Lasgalen requested, "As most people know, my favourites are
Elladan and Elrohir - but I'd like a drabble about one of the twins,
alone. I'll leave you to decide why, and where the other might be."
The following drabbles and ficlets have been written this week:
--- "I Stand No Longer Alone" by Larner for Imhiriel
--- several additions to "Fell and Fair" by Elena Tiriel for Jay of Lasgalen
--- "Forged in Fire" by Jay of Lasgalen for Imhiriel
--- "Renewal" by Elena Tiriel for Imhiriel
Read all of these drabbles at
If you have a birthday in January and would like a drabble about your
favorite character or topic, you can request it at
The quickie challenge "Remembrances" has another week to run. Write a
story, poem, drabble, etc. about any character looking back on something
happening in the past. This is in honor of New Year's Eve last week.
The following story has been entered:
--- Solstice by Vilwarin @
Get these nuzgul while they're hot! And when you write that story you
know is already weaseling its way into your brain, be sure to tell us
all about it here:
This Week's Focus: CHALLENGES
3th - Imhiriel: I'd like to get drabbles from the PoV of something that
normally has no voice - a tree, a building, an heirloom, a landscape, a
constellation etc. - time or place don't matter, but the more unusual
the PoV, the better.
7th - Jay of Lasgalen: As most people know, my favourites are Elladan
and Elrohir - but I'd like a drabble about one of the twins, alone. I'll
leave you to decide why, and where the other might be.
Post your request at the Birthday Cards Forum
Please create your story and add it to the birthday card workshop. This
lets others put drabbles they write in an easily accessible location.
Enter your story in the challenge for JANUARY drabbles. All birthday
stories will also now be listed in a master playlist. There are
instructions on how to do all this at the top of each thread in the
Birthday Cards Forum; if you need help with the workshop, just ask the
Workshop Manager, Gwynnyd.
Remembrances January 14 2008
Write a story, poem, or drabble about any character (original or
canonical) looking back on a past event. A short-term challenge for New
Year's Eve, 2007.
(Note, you must be logged in to HASA to visit this link.)
Make a suggestion in the prospective Challenges thread. When five
people accept, you have created a new Challenge
X takes the Ring - AU Challenge March 25 2008
I have seen a few stories over the years where for instance Galadriel
takes the Ring when Frodo offers it to her. But what would happen if
others were to take it, for any reason, good or evil? Aragorn? Boromir,
Gandalf, or Pippin perhaps? Or Sam abandons Frodo at Cirith Ungol and
goes on alone to try to destroy the Ring...
It wouldn't have to be a member of the Fellowship; maybe Barliman
Butterbur finds a golden ring in the room the Hobbits used, or Bilbo
loses it on one of his walking trips in the Shire.
These could be anything, serious, funny, dark; from drabbles to
multi-chapter AUs, and anything in between.
>:-E MartaPS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next
week's announcement? If so, please email HASANews(at)henneth-annun.net.