July Challenges Bulletin
- July Bulletin
Rubies and water lilies
The hot summer sun
Birthdays! - Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
All July babies, please put up your birthday drabble requests at the
HASA Birthday Cards Forum! Here are a few requests to get your
creative juices flowing. Marta asked for moments between two cultures
from the perspective of the 'less civilized one." Bonus points for
including Celeborn. Cheryl wants Legolas and Estel or Legolas with a
bit of naughtiness as a nice touch. Vilvarin is indecisive: Halbarad
and perhaps Aragorn OR post-war Aragorn and Arwen OR Faramir, Eomer,
Dari OR children in general and smutty het would be perfect.
Adopt a request and bring a smile to a July babe's face.
Are you an July baby and don't see your name here? Want a special
drabble on the topic of your choice for your birthday? If so, post
your request at the Birthday Cards Forum
Also, don't forget to create a story for the birthday card workshop.
This serves the same purpose as the old HAWriters story and lets
others put drabbles they write in an easily accessible location. Enter
this story in the challenge for July drabbles, so we have all of these
in one place. (There are instructions on how to do all this at the top
of each thread in the Birthday Cards Forum; if you need help just ask
the Workshop Manager, Gwynnyd.)
New Challenges: One Ring to rule them all
A Short AU Challenge [October 8, 2005]
Can you create an AU universe in a short number of words? Change
canon in some significant way, and write an AU piece centering on that
change -- but tell it in 5,000 words or less.
The Oldies - Four for the faithful Halflings
These are closing soon, so catch them now or regret it forever:
HASA Birthday Challenge [July 1, 2005]
Commemorate the birthday of the site that allows us to share our
stories by writing for our favourite characters the types of tales
they might enjoy: complete a poem, tell a bedtime story, explain a
Glorfindel's Fate [July 9, 2005]
What happened to Glorfindel after the War of the Ring? There are lots
of possibilities so explore one.
Three Colours Trilogy [July 10, 2005]
Write a trilogy of stories, drabbles or poems based on three colours
of your choice, each with a different theme, characters and setting.
Alternate Perspectives [July 17, 2005]
Take any scene that Tolkien wrote and turn it on its head: write it
from some POV other than the one Tolkien gave us.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer
HASA Challenge Managers