44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box by Pearl Took

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The October 2011 Challenge had the theme "Think Outside the Box!" Stories for this challenge were to be "against your type": authors who normally wrote fluff, were to write angst; those who normally write Hobbits, were to try Elves or Dwarves.  Elements for the challenge were three random words to be included in the story.

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Characters:None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
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Parent Series: None

In the Darkness of the Moon by Erulisse

Rated PG
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A Fourth Age mystery of missing children causes King Elessar to ask the assistance of his friends Legolas and Gimli to investigate the case. 

 

I am so far out of the box on this one, I can’t even see it with a star-seeker.  I usually only write Silm-based fic – this is Fourth Age.  I usually focus on the Feanorians or at least the Noldorin peoples – this has two beloved characters from Lord of the Rings, but no Noldo.  I have never written a mystery, here’s one for all of you.  Oh…and I write short – I’m the Queen of Drabbles.  This one….well, let’s just say it’s anything BUT short.  Welcome to my nightmare J

 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Mystery
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 9926    |    Read Count: 3223
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/23/11    |    Published: 10/17/11
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Larksong and Morningstar by Armariel

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A pregnant Goldberry gets a visit from her two younger sisters, who bring disturbing news.

Categories: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Female Character, Other: Goldberry, Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Comedy, Coming of Age, Family, Fluff, General, Humor, Short story
Places: Eriador
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3782    |    Read Count: 1218
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/17/11    |    Published: 10/17/11
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Musings by Firechild

Rated G
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Never send a horse to do a pony's job.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 377    |    Read Count: 712
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/01/11    |    Published: 11/01/11
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Reach for the Stars by Dreamflower

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A familiar story in an unfamiliar time and place...(Written for the October 2011 GFIC Challenge and continued in subsequent challenges.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 2947    |    Read Count: 4180
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/17/11    |    Published: 10/19/11
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The Enigma of the Mysterious Shop by Larner

Rated G
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The shop fire Sherlock Holmes was supposed to investigate to decide if it had been caused by carelessness or arson has led to the discovery of a strange shop indeed, and two even stranger visitors to Victorian England. With apologies to Terry Pratchett and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Categories: Crossovers, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Anthology
Places: Other world (crossover)
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , Multi-age
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1735    |    Read Count: 1048
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/01/11    |    Published: 11/01/11
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The Life And Times of Rushirithir by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Rated G
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The beginnings of the Balrog of Moria...the very beginning, that is. And the end. And the middle, of course...though the middle was longest in coming. Go figure..

Warning: Dark, aka not at all my usual type, which is, of course, the point of a "Think Outside The Box" challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2517    |    Read Count: 1854
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/30/12    |    Published: 11/01/11
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Too Young by Linaewen

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A mother deals with an obstinate son who is unhappy about being considered too young for an important task.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Original Female Character
Genres: Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Gapfiller
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 388    |    Read Count: 835
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/29/11    |    Published: 10/29/11
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