HASA Announcements (May 19-26) - Recently-Updated Stories
- BIRTHDAY DRABBLES
The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the
drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?
Nath (May 18) requested, "I would like anything related to 'time', any
characters and any rating, though my current favourites are the Northern
Dwimordene (May 25) requested, "I realize that it can be tough to write
an AU in only 100 words, but give for my birthday, I'd like to see you
give it a shot. Choose your time, your incident, and your desired
divergence. Alternately, if the AU idea is just too big to be reducible
to 100 words, I have to teach a socio-political philosophy course next
term. So fics dealing with political situations would be welcome.
(Especially if they have to do with the Kin-strife in Gondor.)"
The following drabbles have been written in the following week:
--- "Mercy" by Illereyn for Dwimordene
--- "Our Lily" by thelauderdale for Dwimordene
Also, Larner wrote a belated longer story for RiverOtter, "Embassy to a
If you have a birthday in May and would like a drabble about your
favorite character or topic, you can request it at
This week's focus: RECENTLY UPDATED STORIES
All of us writers love feedback. It is the lembas and miruvor that
sustains us as we write our story, and leaving a few words about a story
is always a nice thing to do, whether the story is new or old.
Every fifteen minutes HASA hilights a story chosen at random from the
Reviewed and General stories in the archive. The current story is
Sam I am by Vistula the Dunadan
Sam and Frodo meet for the first time when Frodo comes to live with his
cousin Bilbo in the Shire. Also includes Hamfast Gamgee.
Why not go to http://www.henneth-annun.net/ and check out the currently
Many talented writers are publishing every day. Check out these stories
just added to HASA:
Reviewed Stories --- http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/story_reviewed.cfm
Seeking the Sun by lindahoyland
While most of Minas Tirith celebrates the end of the Ring War, one
war-wrecked soul is filled with anger toward the new King. With grateful
thanks to Raksha.
Full Brothers in Blood by Oshun
Written as 2007 holiday gift for Dawn Felagund to following prompt:
"Fingon and Turgon, younger, in Valinor. You hint about their
relationship--or lack thereof--a lot, and I find myself thinking on this
when reading your stories. So I'd like to see a scene between them. It
doesn't have to be serious or even revealing; just a hint of what there
was between the two brothers in Aman."
General Stories --- http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/story_general.cfm
An Elf By Any Other Name by Marta
...or, A Short Speculative History of a Certain Elven Emissary. An
attempt to construct a history for the emissary sent by Cirdan to the
Council of Havens from the hints sprinkled through canon, that also
functions as a case history in how to characterize minor characters.
Opus of Tales Untold by Tinni
What happened to Maglor? Does Elured and Elurin live? Did the sons of
Elrond choose the doom of man or the fate of the eldar? Find out in the
Opus of the tales untold!
Beta Stories --- http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/story_beta.cfm
(Please note, you need to be logged in to view these stories.)
Orcs in Hobbiton by The Lauderdale
AU. Two years after Sauron won the war, his Orcs have come to a Shire
under Saruman's dominion. The hobbits that are its proper inhabitants
are caught in the middle. Told in drabbles and double-drabbles. (WIP)
Ways Round, Ways Through by Larner
Not all who have been maimed in war acquiesce to remaining on the
And now for your mid-month nuzgul. Because the only way to get stories
to read is for someone to write them, and that requires our fangy little
Write a story about a character overcome with wanderlust. Write about
rangers trying to settle down or elves exploring in the early days.
Maybe a hobbit has itchy feet? Or a dwarf leaves to search out new
metals and discovers he loves to travel. Write about what is just over
the horizon and the character who yearns to see it.
If you don't feel the tickle of little fangs in your ankle yet, there
are many more potential stories just waiting to be written. Read all of
HASA's many story prompts in our Nuzgul hutch @
Do you have a suggestion you'd like to see added to the hutch? Submit it
using the "Submit a Story Suggestion" form at
PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next
week's announcement? If so, please contact me through