[A_Long_Expected_Contest] January's Theme-New Beginnings-plus notice about last month's voting/submission
- --- On Thu, 1/1/09, alassante7 <alassante7@...> wrote:
From: alassante7 <alassante7@...>
Subject: [A_Long_Expected_Contest] January's Theme-New Beginnings-plus notice about last month's voting/submission
Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 9:39 PMThen Aragorn laid his hand gently to the sapling, and lo! it seemed to hold only lightly to the earth, and it was removed without hurt; and Aragorn bore it back to the Citadel. Then the withered tree was uprooted, but with reverence; and they did not burn it, but laid it to rest in the silence of
Rath Dínen. And Aragorn planted the new tree in the court by the fountain, and swiftly and gladly it began to grow; and when the month of June entered in it was laden with blossom.
'The sign has been given,' said Aragorn, 'and the day is not far off.' And he set watchmen upon the walls.
It was the day before Midsummer when messengers came from Amon Dn to the City, and they said that there was a riding of fair folk out of the North, and they drew near now to the walls of the Pelennor. And the King said: 'At last they have come. Let all the City be made ready!'
Return of the King - JRR Tolkien
Book 2, Chapter 5 The Steward and the King
At the start of the year, it seems only right to have the theme be New Beginnings!
Itdoes not have to be based on documented events in the book and thewords in the theme do not have to be included in the fiction. Eachwriter has until January 31, 11:59 PM PST to turn in the story (email to alikatskorner@ rockfan.com ).
Both submission for last month's theme Holiday Moments and voting for stories for A Little Night Music ends Saturday, January 3 at 11:59 PM PST
To find ALEC - look here! http://community. livejournal. com/a_l_e_ c/ and here - http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/A_Long_ Expected_ Contest/
Good luck and happy writing!