04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime by Dreamflower

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An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Summertime", and each author had a starter sentence to work with as an element.

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Characters:None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
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Feature Back Again by Maaya

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Filling in the gap in Pippin's story after the desperate battle at the Black Gate. Because going "back again" is a slow process.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2800    |    Read Count: 1245
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Desperate Times, Desperate Measures by Dreamflower

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Why *did* Frodo sell his beloved Bag End to the Sackville-Bagginses?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller, General
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 742    |    Read Count: 1409
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Drought and Doughty Hobbits by Neilia

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The Shire must deal with the dangerous results of a drought.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Drama, Family, Friendship, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 926    |    Read Count: 1302
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Eomer meets Lebennin by nancylea57

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Eomer makes some new friends.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Rohirrim: Éomer
Genres: Gapfiller, Humor
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1947    |    Read Count: 1730
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Geese by Nath

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After the Fell Winter of 2911-12, a young hobbit eagerly awaits the coming of summer.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Drama, Family, Gapfiller, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 441    |    Read Count: 998
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Healing Waters by nancylea57

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some go to Halls of Mandos, some don't

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: General
Places: Undying Lands
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1139    |    Read Count: 1970
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Lost by Zhie

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 Three elf lords of Gondolin debate whether or not they have lost someone, and if they are lost themselves. First age. Ecthelion, Glorfindel, & Egalmoth.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Character study, Friendship
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime, BV (First Age Stories)
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1707    |    Read Count: 1801
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Merry and Blackie's Wonderful Day by Pearl Took

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Merry and his special kitten, Blackie, find out it is wonderful when even bad things turn out right. Written for the June 2008 LOTR Community Challenge: Theme = summertime: Starter = "The day was beginning perfectly. Everything was going ______’s way."

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Childhood
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1275    |    Read Count: 1491
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/22/09    |    Published: 07/22/09
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Feature Midsummer Memories by Zhie

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Glorfindel spends his first midsummer after his rebirth in Lindon. Second age. Glorfindel, Erestor, Elrond, Gil-Galad, and three semi-persistent ellyth.

Categories: The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Character study, Friendship
Places: None
Times: 2-Second Age
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime, BV (Second Age Stories)
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2631    |    Read Count: 1476
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature New-Fangled Ideas by Larner

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Frodo's cousin Pulgo Proudfoot is of an inventive turn of mind.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Odo, Hobbit: Proudfoot: Sancho, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Family, Humor
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 9111    |    Read Count: 1381
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Now You See Him... by Dreamflower

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 Why did Holman Greenhand retire from being Bag End’s gardener?

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Character study, Gapfiller, General, Humor
Places: The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime, Bilbo Baggins, Esquire
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1172    |    Read Count: 1455
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Sea Longing by Pearl Took

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The time has come to leave Middle-earth.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Character study
Places: Other place in Arda
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 474    |    Read Count: 1121
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/11/09    |    Published: 06/11/09
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Feature The Dead Face by Golden

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 Some hurts are too deep for words.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2164    |    Read Count: 385
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature The Fabled Courtship of Elanor the Fair by the_arc5

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Everybody wants to court Elanor the Fair. Elanor the Fair has rather different plans.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 5    |    Word count: 10833    |    Read Count: 5933
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/19/09    |    Published: 06/19/09
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Feature Thranduil's Secret Garden by Sivan

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:Being sent by Lord Elrond to Mirkwood, the boy finds not only a new friend, but some other dormant thing…

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Elf: Thranduil, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Family, Friendship
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2004    |    Read Count: 2157
Completed: No    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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Feature Tree Climbing for Beginners? by mattygirl

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A tweenaged Frodo attempts to teach Sam how to tree climb - with disastrous results

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Childhood, Family, Friendship
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3008    |    Read Count: 1469
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/26/09    |    Published: 07/26/09
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