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The March Challenge stories, with the theme of "Show Don't Tell" have now been posted. The theme was to write a story with no spoken dialogue, and the prompts were gestures which had to be included in the story. We’ve had 8 entries so far.

The March Show Don't Tell Challenge


Rounded Up in the Woods by Dreamflower Merry and Pippin set out to capture the last of the Ruffians in the Shire
Snow on the Mountain by Linaewen Boromir and Aragorn struggle to make a path through the snow on the Caradhras mountainside.
"More Than Meets the Eye" by Shirebound At Bag End, Thorin catches a glimpse of Bilbo’s potential.
Too Good to Share, by Jay of Lasgalen Elladan is searching for something - but Elrohir keeps quiet.
Snowdrops, by Himring Valacar, prince of Gondor, is sent to Rhovanion to learn the ways of his father’s allies and falls in love with Vidumavi, the daughter of his host.
The Ambush by Larner The dog fox finds his family's rest disturbed one evening.
In His Hands by Rhymer Sometimes the most important things of all can be conveyed without a word. A soldier of Gondor, serving under Captain Thorongil, is about to learn this lesson. He will never forget it, even as decades pass, and the world is changed.
Flight by Erulisse (one L) Galadriel crosses the Helcaraxë.

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!
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The November Challenge stories, with the theme of "Lost and Found"  have now been posted.  The challenge was to write a story about your character loosing something important to them and how they find it (or not). Stories could have been be a drabble, double drabble or triple drabble; the prompt will be an emotion.  We’ve had five entries so far.


The 2013 November Lost and Found Challenge



Untold, by Rhymer
"A jewel of great price had been stolen from the Citadel."

Comfort in a Moment of Grief - by Larner
It has been too long a day for Aragorn, and one that brought him a terrible grief--and a new joy.

In Search of Peace - by Larner
 A brief consideration of Frodo's choice to sail.

Lost and Found - Finding Fear by Erulisse
Two times that Maglor found fear and one time he did not.

Cut Off by Linaewen
Boromir mourns the loss of something given to him by his brother.

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! Also, please if you have the time, try to upload your story to Many Paths to Tread within a few days. It will save your mods a little work!
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The October Challenge stories, with the theme of "One picture is worth a thousand words" have now been posted. The prompts for these stories were images assigned to each author. We had eight entries to this challenge.



October 2013 One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Challenge


The Path Home by Erulisse Maglor has wandered the shores of Middle Earth for millennia. Now a final opportunity exists and time is running out. Will he take his last chance to go to the West?
For the Beauty of the Earth by Linda Hoyland Autumn’s beauties fail to impress Aragorn and his hungry Rangers.
Through Other Eyes, by Rhymer Bilbo was never seen in the Shire again, but with Aragorn’s help, he can still see the Shire.
Word Count: 1000 exactly
Ever Ever On by Dreamflower A hobbit finds himself on another adventure.
Jagged Edges by Ellfine One night during the War of Wrath, King Arafinwë of the Noldor takes his first ride aboard Vingilot.
Beyond the Long River by Kaylee Arafinwiel Young Prince Legolas, training for his father’s army, accepts a dare from another warrior trainee. It does not go as well as Legolas would have hoped.
The Refuge from the Storm - by Larner When young Bergil's horse runs away during a storm, only the King's steed will follow after, and an elderly cottager finds herself hosting two Men unexpectedly.
Above the Clouds - by Himring Berion, a captain of Fingon's guard, survives the defeat of his king in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad and ends up in Gondolin

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! Also, please if you have the time, try to upload your story to Many Paths to Tread within a few days. It will save your mods a little work!
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The September Challenge stories, with the theme of "Special Occasion--Recipe!Fic; have now been posted. The element for these stories was a particular certain dish assigned to each participant. We've had five entries.


September 2013: Special Occasion Recipe!Fic Challenge


Kitchen Diplomacy by Erulisse (one L) Aragorn has been crowned and has wed his lady love. The elves who acted as her escort, along with dignitaries from many lands, will be feasted at the first State Dinner before they leave Gondor and return to their own lands. Arwen wants everything to be perfect for her family but is having problems getting the kitchen to understand the concept of uncooked vegetables. Exasperated, she calls upon Aragorn for assistance.
Dwarvish Customs by Alfirineth A slice of life story from the childhood of Elladan and Elrohir at the beginning of the Third Age.
A Gift from Afar by Larner A crossover with Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee. A sequel of sorts to Why Mums and Dads Leave Home.
Baking Day at Brandy Hall by Dreamflower Disappointed when a promised outing is cancelled, Frodo and Merry are treated to a morning of baking.
The Tart Taste of Summer by Dreamflower When Bilbo passes through Rivendell after leaving the Shire for the last time, he brings Elrond an unusual gift.

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! Also, please if you have the time, try to upload your story to Many Paths to Tread within a few days. It will save your mods a little work!
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The Polls are Open!


Below are the links to vote for the works at Many Paths to Tread which have been nominated for the 2013 Tree & Flower Awards. Because we could not put links within the body of the polls, you may find the links to each story here.


ETA: Important information--you must be finished with each page before saving it! It seems that once you have marked the page, you cannot change your votes or vote further on that page! While you are not required to vote for each category on the page, you can't change your mind later.

Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the category of the different Races of Middle-earth..

Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the category of Types of Work.


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the category of the Source material.


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Genres. This poll contains six of the eleven categories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Genres. This poll contains five of the eleven categories.


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Aragorn to Éowyn.


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Faramir to Halbarad..


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Legolas to Sauron..


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in the categories of Characters. This poll contains eight of the thirty-two categories, from Théoden to Númenorean.


Vote here for the stories that were nominated in Special Categories..

The first round of voting will begin on August 26, and will continue to September 15. Winners will be announced on September 22.

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The August Non-fiction entries have now been posted. The element for these stories. We’ve had three entries by two authors so far.

The August Non-fiction Challenge


Without a Pocket-Hankerchief by Linaewen Deriving encouragement from Bilbo's example in dealing with sudden change.
Proud and Stern of Glance by Linaewen A defense of Boromir's character
The Classic Lord of the Rings Gapfiller: How to Keep Folks Reading When They Know How the Story Turns Out by Dreamflower Learn the techniques of classic fanfic authors in creating suspenseful gapfillers.

We hope you will check out the essays, and let the authors know how you liked them!

And authors, remember that late entries are always welcome! Also, please if you have the time, try to upload your entry to Many Paths to Tread within a few days. It will save your mods a little work!
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Here is the updated list of nominations so far. Consult this list before making your own nominations, and also check the list of previous nominations HERE.

'13 Tree and Flower Nominations

Read more... )

Here are the links to the nomination posts. Please nominate in the appropriate threads.

- This is the post for nominations of works categorized by Races.
- This is the post for nominations of works categorized by Type of work.
- This is the post for nominations of works categorized by Source.
- This is the post for nominations of works categorized by Genre.
- This is the post for nominations of works categorized by Characters.
- This is the post for nominations of works in random special categories.

Nominations are being accepted until the end of August 12.
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The July Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge stories, with the theme of "Time in a Bottle" have now been posted. All stories were Fixed-Length Ficlets, with the element being a particular word count. We’ve had six entries:

A Light From the Shadows by Ignoble Bard Unbidden memories catch Frodo by surprise
Rededication -- by Larner There are so many memories held in this room....
Remember Today by Linaewen Faramir bids his brother farewell as Boromir leaves upon his quest.
Lessons of Birds by Erulisse
Joy Like Swords by Dreamflower A moment Merry will keep in his memory forever.
The Other by Keiliss A gate guard watches as the Queen leaves Minas Tirith.

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! Also, please if you have the time, try to upload your story to Many Paths to Tread within a few days. It will save your mods a little work!
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The June Challenge stories, with the theme of "Jewels of June" have now been posted. The element for these stories was a particular jewel. We’ve had six entries.

The Jewels of June Challenge


Letting go, by Linda Dawson As Elrond his looking at fatherhood on the horizon, he is finding that inner peace is more precious to him than even the Silmarils and just as out of his reach as the Silmarils. Elrond must make peace with his past so that he may put the inner turmoil to rest and be the husband and father he needs to be.

Gems of Light by Erulisse Feanor creates the Silmarils.

Smaug's Lament by aliensouldream Frodo ponders on a legacy of the past.

Questions on the Smiths - by Larner Young Estel has some questions about the great Noldor smiths his adar might have known....

Jewels of June by NecronomiJon Concerning the bearers of the Nine Rings.

Dreams of Boats by Linaewen Faramir tells Boromir of a disturbing dream.

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! Also, please if you have the time, try to upload your story to Many Paths to Tread within a few days. It will save your mods a little work!
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2012 Yule Fic Exchange




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The 2012 LOTR Yule Fic Exchange stories, have been posted, except for one, which will soon be posted. We hope that everyone has had a chance to read and enjoy their stories, and have thanked their author!

If you have been having trouble getting to do that because of trouble with LiveJournal, you can see and comment on your story at our mirror community on DreamWidth: LOTR Challenges on Dreamwidth.

The 2012 Yule Fic Exchange


The Old Forest Incident for Febobe by Dreamflower Frodo arrives in Buckland to find his younger cousin has gone adventuring in the Old Forest. His attempt to rescue Merry goes awry, and he ends up injured; how in the world will they get home? Who will help them?
Trust to Hope for Larner by Rhapsody the Bard Very late at night, it is Gilraen who comes across the Grey Wanderer...
Imrahil and the Toddler for Linaewen by Sivan Shemesh I want a story featuring Imrahil at Dol Amroth, preferably Pre-Ring War; if young Boromir and Faramir are involved, that would be a bonus!
Yestarë in Dol Amroth for Linaewen by Dreamflower During a visit to Dol Amroth after their retirement to Gondor, Amrothos describes one of his favorite memories to Merry and Pippin...
Seeking Adventure - Written for Huinárë by Larner Now, what could have happened to Hildifons Took, who disappeared from the Shire and never returned?
A Ghost is Haunted for Lady Elleth by Iavalir A ghost he was yet he was haunted
The Tapestry for Oshun by Keiliss Yule on Balar in F.A. 515, or how a little Noldor pragmatism changed the fate of the world.
First-Day Blessing for burning_night by Linaewen Boromir and Faramir celebrate the coming of the new year together at Cair Andros.
Little Estel for Sivan Shemeesh by Oshun An AU story which assumes that Legolas tells Aragorn the night before the council of Elrond about what happened with Gollum. Let go of those canon prejudices, ladies and gentlemen. Just pretend it is a film script.
A Time To Reap by Kaylee Arafinwiel (for Arwen75) When the first Princess of the Reunited Kingdom was born, the seeds of secrecy were sown. Nine years later, at Yule-tide, Aragorn Elessar considers the consequences of their harvest, and tries to make a decision.
The Inn,for Nath by Huinárë Employees of the inn at Bree have brought a strange visitor back on the eve of Yule, T.A. 1307.
"There's A Portal In The Store Cupboard" by burning_night Preparations for Midwinter in Imladris are never completely normal.
The Fire and the Hearth for iavalir by Elleth An evil winter has come upon Mithrim, and it is Makalaurë's responsibility to look out for his brothers – in particular for Curufin, who is nursing a strange remnant of their father.
The Gift that finally came for Cathleen by Rhapsody the Bard Solstice is here and Pippin is quite distraught to learn that his sisters will get more presents than he... What has gone wrong? A wee Yuletide mystery.
Yuletide in Gondor for Dreamflower by Arwen75 Memories of past Yuletides and a surprise for the hobbits
Heliocentric for Erulisse by Nath An Elf of Lindon considers Anor.
Burdens Shared for Kaylee Arafinwiel by Erulisse (one L) “I would like a story with Gimli adjusting to life (for however long that lasts) in the West. I’m wondering particularly what “Mahal” would think of this ‘son’ being able to come where no other Dwarf has gone before.”

I hope you will check out the stories, and let the authors know how you liked them!
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We have had five entries so far in our September 2012 Challenge! The theme of the challenge was "75" in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, and each author's prompt was a quotation from the book:

With Eager Feet by Linda Hoyland Aragorn’s seventy fifth birthday seems doomed to be a day much like any other in the life of a Ranger until a chance encounter.
Culture Clash by Erulisse While Glóin goes through the mines to meet his father, he walks down a side passage and almost meets a new clan of dwarves.
"Ring Around the Rosie" by Shirebound The children of the Shire celebrate the Ringbearers... in their own way.
Dark for Dark Business by Larner It feels odd for the Gaffer to be a guest rather than serving tonight....
Kindly Little Soul by Dreamflower Pippin tries to work out when a compliment is not a compliment.

Our thanks to all the authors who participated! And remember that we will always accept late entries!

Please take the time to check out the stories and let the authors know how you liked them.

Authors: If you have not already done so, please upload your stories to Many Paths to Tread!
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We have had five entries so far in our September 2012 Challenge! The theme of the challenge was "75" in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, and each author's prompt was a quotation from the book:

With Eager Feet by Linda Hoyland Aragorn’s seventy fifth birthday seems doomed to be a day much like any other in the life of a Ranger until a chance encounter.
Culture Clash by Erulisse While Glóin goes through the mines to meet his father, he walks down a side passage and almost meets a new clan of dwarves.
"Ring Around the Rosie" by Shirebound The children of the Shire celebrate the Ringbearers... in their own way.
Dark for Dark Business by Larner It feels odd for the Gaffer to be a guest rather than serving tonight....
Kindly Little Soul by Dreamflower Pippin tries to work out when a compliment is not a compliment.

Our thanks to all the authors who participated! And remember that we will always accept late entries!

Please take the time to check out the stories and let the authors know how you liked them.

Authors: If you have not already done so, please upload your stories to Many Paths to Tread!
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Although it took many more posts than expected, all the voting polls for the Tree and Flower Awards are now posted and open!

Please pay attention to the ETAs, as they may affect the poll. Also, all the polls were meant to be closed to view, but two of them Type and Genre 1 are not; I forgot to check the box, and the polls themselves cannot be edited.

Here are links to the various polls:

Voting Poll: Stories categorized by Race
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Type, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Type, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Source
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Genre, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Genre, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 3
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 4
Voting Poll, Special Categories

I hope everyone has a good time voting! The polls will be open until September 14.

Nominees: Remember to claim your Nominee Banners and Icons" to show off your nominated stories!

You are allowed to promote your stories and the awards, just so long as you do not ask for votes! Signal boost the awards and other stories as well!
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Although it took many more posts than expected, all the voting polls for the Tree and Flower Awards are now posted and open!

Please pay attention to the ETAs, as they may affect the poll. Also, all the polls were meant to be closed to view, but two of them Type and Genre 1 are not; I forgot to check the box, and the polls themselves cannot be edited.

Here are links to the various polls:

Voting Poll: Stories categorized by Race
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Type, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Type, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Source
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Genre, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Genre, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 3
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 4
Voting Poll, Special Categories

I hope everyone has a good time voting! The polls will be open until September 14.

Nominees: Remember to claim your Nominee Banners and Icons" to show off your nominated stories!

You are allowed to promote your stories and the awards, just so long as you do not ask for votes! Signal boost the awards and other stories as well!
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Although it took many more posts than expected, all the voting polls for the Tree and Flower Awards are now posted and open!

Please pay attention to the ETAs, as they may affect the poll. Also, all the polls were meant to be closed to view, but two of them Type and Genre 1 are not; I forgot to check the box, and the polls themselves cannot be edited.

Here are links to the various polls:

Voting Poll: Stories categorized by Race
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Type, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Type, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Source
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Genre, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Genre, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 1
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 2
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 3
Voting Poll, Stories categorized by Characters, part 4
Voting Poll, Special Categories

I hope everyone has a good time voting! The polls will be open until September 14.

Nominees: Remember to claim your Nominee Banners and Icons" to show off your nominated stories!

You are allowed to promote your stories and the awards, just so long as you do not ask for votes! Signal boost the awards and other stories as well!
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We have had three entries so far in our 2012 Non-fiction Challenge!

On Tol Eressëa - by Larner What might it be like to live on Tol Eressëa?
Reading Tolkien Chronologically by Linaewen Reading Tolkien's legendarium in chronological order
The Evenstar and the Ringbearer: The Intertwining Destinies of Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins by Dreamflower Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins have more in common than initially appears on the surface.

We also have a couple of people working on late entries, so we can look forward to those as well!

In addition, we have a late entry to our Special Third Anniversary Challenge: Upon the Hearth:
A Secret Gate by Keiliss Curiosity, a timely fall and an enemy scouting party conspire to show Erestor and Gildor the secret hidden at the bottom of a deep gorge.

I hope you will read the entries and let the writers know how much you enjoy them!

Authors: Thank you so much for your participation, and if you get the chance, please upload your story at the Many Paths to Tread Archive
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We have had three entries so far in our 2012 Non-fiction Challenge!

On Tol Eressëa - by Larner What might it be like to live on Tol Eressëa?
Reading Tolkien Chronologically by Linaewen Reading Tolkien's legendarium in chronological order
The Evenstar and the Ringbearer: The Intertwining Destinies of Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins by Dreamflower Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins have more in common than initially appears on the surface.

We also have a couple of people working on late entries, so we can look forward to those as well!

In addition, we have a late entry to our Special Third Anniversary Challenge: Upon the Hearth:
A Secret Gate by Keiliss Curiosity, a timely fall and an enemy scouting party conspire to show Erestor and Gildor the secret hidden at the bottom of a deep gorge.

I hope you will read the entries and let the writers know how much you enjoy them!

Authors: Thank you so much for your participation, and if you get the chance, please upload your story at the Many Paths to Tread Archive
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We have had three entries so far in our 2012 Non-fiction Challenge!

On Tol Eressëa - by Larner What might it be like to live on Tol Eressëa?
Reading Tolkien Chronologically by Linaewen Reading Tolkien's legendarium in chronological order
The Evenstar and the Ringbearer: The Intertwining Destinies of Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins by Dreamflower Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins have more in common than initially appears on the surface.

We also have a couple of people working on late entries, so we can look forward to those as well!

In addition, we have a late entry to our Special Third Anniversary Challenge: Upon the Hearth:
A Secret Gate by Keiliss Curiosity, a timely fall and an enemy scouting party conspire to show Erestor and Gildor the secret hidden at the bottom of a deep gorge.

I hope you will read the entries and let the writers know how much you enjoy them!

Authors: Thank you so much for your participation, and if you get the chance, please upload your story at the Many Paths to Tread Archive
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The theme for this month's challenge was "Miniature", and each artist was asked to create something tiny. Any media was allowed.

We had five entries this month!

Miscellaneous Small Things by Oshun
Smaug by Dreamflower
Sunset in Hollin by Dreamflower
ETA: Clocks and Daisies by LindaHoyland
Green Dragon by Erulisse

Artists, thank you so much for taking part in the "Miniature" challenge! And remember, we always take late entries!

We hope that everyone will go and see the work of our talented artists! And be sure to tell them how you like their work!
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The theme for this month's challenge was "Miniature", and each artist was asked to create something tiny. Any media was allowed.

We had five entries this month!

Miscellaneous Small Things by Oshun
Smaug by Dreamflower
Sunset in Hollin by Dreamflower
ETA: Clocks and Daisies by LindaHoyland
Green Dragon by Erulisse

Artists, thank you so much for taking part in the "Miniature" challenge! And remember, we always take late entries!

We hope that everyone will go and see the work of our talented artists! And be sure to tell them how you like their work!

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