32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not! by Cathleen

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The October Challenge had the theme "Believe It or Not!" The prompt for these stories was an adjective conveying a certain mood. Each story was to include a supernatural or unbelievable element.

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Feature The Eve of Efenniht by Cathleen

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The Fellowship shares stories about the ways they celebrated one of nature’s most important turning points.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Humor
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5071    |    Read Count: 1668
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/28/10    |    Published: 10/28/10
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Lingering Shadows by Linda Hoyland

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Faramir is worried that something is threatening his baby son and seeks Aragorn's help. A gentle story for the Halloween season.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Ecthelion, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Family, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1656    |    Read Count: 1512
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/26/10    |    Published: 10/26/10
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Feature The Omen by Ellynn

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Standing on Taniquetil, Varda and Manwë see an ill omen in the sky. Written for LJ LotR Community October challenge: Believe it or not (story should contain something supernatural or unbelievable). 2011 MEFA Nominee.

2012 Tree and Flower Awards Honorable Mention in Favorite characterization of a member of the Ainur

Categories: The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: As a Group: The Valar
Genres: Mystery
Places: Undying Lands: Aman
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 626    |    Read Count: 1532
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/26/10    |    Published: 10/26/10
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Feature Hollow by Thundera Tiger

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There are some forests even Legolas cannot abide, and there are some caverns even Gimli cannot endure. A Halloween gapfiller featuring the Grey Company on the Paths of the Dead.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Drama, Gapfiller, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Vignette
Places: Paths of the Dead
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3131    |    Read Count: 1307
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/30/10    |    Published: 10/30/10
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When All Was Remade by Larner

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Three find themselves in a place none recognizes, the items they carried with them into death in their hands.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: As a Group: Elves, Gondorian: Denethor, Steward of Gondor, Hobbit: Gollum/Sméagol
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drama, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: None
Times: 5-Post-Fourth Age
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2672    |    Read Count: 448
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/04/10    |    Published: 11/04/10
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Feature Dragonsblood by Dreamflower

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 Bard the bowman slew Smaug, didn't he? Who would believe it could happen any other way?  (Inspired by a passage from The History of The Hobbit and written for the LOTR GFIC Community's "Believe It or Not" challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The History of The Hobbit, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Drama, Thriller/Suspense
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1174    |    Read Count: 845
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/27/10    |    Published: 10/27/10
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Things That Have Not Yet Come to Pass by Levade

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Some things come back that really would have been better left alone. Life in Imladris is not as it should be, but what is causing the strange events?

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Elf: Celebrian
Genres: Mystery
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 2-Second Age: middle
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 8015    |    Read Count: 430
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/03/10    |    Published: 10/27/10
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Feature Woman of the Secret Shadow by Armariel

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The tale of Thuringwethil, messenger and consort of Sauron...and the mother of all vampires. Written for the LotR Community October challenge: Believe it or not.

 

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Other: Thuringwethil
Genres: Alternate Universe, Horror, Short story, Thriller/Suspense
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 3. violence, 4. sexual content implied, 6. adult themes, 8. character death
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 4    |    Word count: 7168    |    Read Count: 430
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/01/10    |    Published: 10/26/10
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Feature Dreams of a River by Wormwood

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Who is dreaming who? With Faramir, Barahir and Boromir etc.

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Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2041    |    Read Count: 1488
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature Grief by Kaylee Arafinwiel

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After the war, a grieving son finds unlooked-for comfort in an unbelievable source.

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Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 198    |    Read Count: 1137
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature Northern Lights by Shirebound

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A rare celestial event is seen in the Shire.

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Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 861    |    Read Count: 1446
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature The Well by Keiliss

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A shadowy apparition helps Arwen and her brothers resolve an old mystery.

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Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Elf: Erestor, Elf: Glorfindel, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Mystery
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!, Dreams
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3687    |    Read Count: 1397
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature A Rose Among Thorns by Thevina Finduilas

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What would be truly unexpected within Dwarvish society? Maybe someone like Dimvin.

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Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1050    |    Read Count: 1989
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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Feature The Ghosts of Men by Paranoidangel

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The Men of the Mountains discuss their fate.

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Series: 32. 2010 October Challenge: Believe It or Not!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 302    |    Read Count: 830
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/27/11    |    Published: 02/27/11
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