The February Challenge stories with the theme "Hearts and Flowers"have been posted.. Each participating writer was given three elements: a type of love (puppy,true,etc.), a type of heart (joyful, broken, etc.) and a flower. We had ten entries for February. Love and Loss on the Plain of Battle by Kaylee Arafinwiel
On the Battle Plain, a General muses about his youngest warrior, and they both grieve for lost love. Rejected by Antane
Thoughts of a particular shieldmaiden.He's Not Heavy by Paranoidangel
Boromir learns there's another side to Faramir.Letting Go of Love by Larner
Pearl Took has just thrown over Frodo Baggins. Whyever did she do such a thing?Beneath the Birches by Linda Hoyland
A pensive Arwen encounters a stranger A Brother's Heart by Dreamflower
A brother never forgets.Stained Lilies by bfb
The morning when Pippin and his friends set out to help Frodo move, he finds himself unable to sleep due to niggling thoughts.Remembrance by Arwen
Remembering a lost love with the help of a little flower.Heart of Stone by Marta
"And Mr. Drogo was staying at Brandy Hall with his father-in-law, old Master Gorbadoc, as he often did after his marriage (him being partial to his vittles, and old Gorbadoc keeping a mighty generous table); and he went out boating on the Brandywine River; and he and his wife were drownded, and poor Mr. Frodo only a child and all." (from "A Long-Expected Party")Of Daffodils and Turning Points by Cathleen
How a prank gone awry and a brush with death became the best day in a young lad’s life…ETAHealing in the Halls of Mandos by Pearl Took
How love that is twisted into something it was never intended to be can cast a shadow of sorrow for generations. But, right love will eventually heal the hurts and set a new course.Éowyn the Passion Heart by Iavalir
Éowyn watches the young man from Rohan’s army train and decides she too would like to wield a sword.
I hope you will check out the stories, and let the authors know how you liked them!
And authors, remember that late entries are always welcome!