lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
A very Happy Easter, Passover and Springtime to you all from me, Harry and Reuben.

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If you've not had an e card and would like one, please PM me.
lindahoyland: (Aragorn and Faramir)
Oh, to be home again, home again, home again!
Under the apple-boughs, down by the mill! James Thomas Fields – In a Strange Land

The characters are the property of the Tolkien Estate. No profit is made from this story. With thanks to Raksha and Deandra,

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lindahoyland: (Eye)
A special writing challenge for Easter and Passover.

Write a story of any length on any topic(Family friendly, please in honour of the season).

Award yourself the banner and post the story on your LJ and any archive you please with a link to this post.

Include these 6 words in the story for the Easter challenge
Rabbit(or bunny)
Egg
Cross
Tomb
Resurrection (or resurrect)
Bun

Or if you prefer, use these six words for the Passover Challenge.
Lamb
Herbs
Slave
Quail
Cup
Question

The stories don't have to be about Easter or Passover. For example, you can cross a road or be a slave to fashion.

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Hope this coaxes your Muses out of hiding.
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
A large album of cats and flowers. Click to see them all.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskXESPLx

The bird teases my boys when they go out.

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lindahoyland: (Eye)
Would you like to see regular Reuben's writing challenges with 6 random words? The stories can be about anything and I'll avoid words like "phone" that limit the era the story is set in.

The aim of the challenge is to encourage writing and have fun. There are no strings,obligations or word counts.


[Poll #2066059]
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
I've just made up this challenge.
Include these 6 words in a story of any length.

Wall
Cat
Bear
hungry
sunset
window

Post the story in your own LJ with a link to this post.

Award yourself this banner. (right click to save).

download

Hope this might help those who are struggling with their Muses at present. If people enjoy it, I'll do it again.

Use the words as you wish, for example "bear" could be an animal or to endure.
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
Fun in my inbox today.

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And here's a spot the real headline quiz. I scored 5/7
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lindahoyland: (Aragorn and Faramir)
B2MeM Prompt and Path:“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” John Steinbeck. Purple Path;

Format: Short Story

Genre: Angst, friendship, hurt/comfort

Rating: PG

Warnings: None

Characters: Aragorn, Faramir , Sam, Rose.

Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, Sam/Rose

Creator’s Notes (optional): The story is set before the ban on Men entering the Shire.

Summary: Aragorn and Faramir discover all is not as well as it seems in the Shire.
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lindahoyland: (Arwen happy)
B2MeM Prompt and Path:“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” William Blake. Purple Path.
Format: Short story
Genre: Humour
Rating: G.
Warnings: None
Characters: Arwen, Elanor Gamgee, Aragorn, OCS
Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen, OMC/OFC
Creator’s Notes (optional): With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shirebound for the plot idea. Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] shirebound on the occasion of her birthday. With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] med_cat
Summary:Elanor helps Arwen and Lady Adiva undertake an important new quest of their own, whilst their husbands are occupied with equally important state affairs.

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lindahoyland: (N&N)
Teitho: April challenge "Trust"
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:08 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia

Our theme for April is Trust. Thanks to Scribe of Telcontar for the suggestion!



The presence or absence of trust is the defining moment of every relationship. There can't be true friendship or love without trust. There can be a different measure of trust between two people, changing over time s their relationship develops. Legolas and Gimli are a good example of such development. But in a bigger group, the relationships get even more complicated. You can take a look at the Fellowship and how its members trusted each other at different points of the journey.


Trust is usually between two people, and it can be an asymmetrical emotion - one side might remain faithful while the other can betray the trust. Words and deeds can differ here, and it's the deeds that matter at the end. But one can also trust in some other things and ideas, like justice, the government (or king), one's own skills...
The deadline for this challenge is April 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!



For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.


For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/ at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.

Happy writing and drawing!
Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach http://mirachravaia.deviantart.com/
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
Spring flowers and the ginger boys.

The boys were leaping like lambs in the yard today.

The tulips in the vase were a gift from a friend.

Click to view
https://www.flickr.com/photos/52734929@N08/albums/72157681879198255

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
Added some more photos to "My favourite Cat Photos Album". Click to view.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/52734929@N08/q3n0f0
lindahoyland: (Ranger)
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Inclement Weather. Purple Path

Format: Short story

Genre: Humour, animals, family, angst

Rating: PG

Warnings: None

Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad, OFCS

Pairings:none

Creator’s Notes
(optional): Events follow on from “Cat’s Tales, though I hope this can be read alone. With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nancylea57 for suggesting a thunderstorm.

Summary: Aragorn’s cat goes missing.

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
How can I not love these two? Sometimes I wake up and find one curled either side of me.


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lindahoyland: (Arwen happy)
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Day and Night. Purple Path

Format: Ficlet

Genre: Family

Rating: G

Warnings: None

Characters: Galadriel, Arwen, Aragorn

Pairings: Aragorn/Arwen

Creator’s Notes (optional): With thanks to[livejournal.com profile] oloriel . I reference a conversation in “The Return of the King” between Éomer and Gimli and a remark by Frodo.

Summary: Arwen and Galadriel have a conversation
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Rekindling

Mar. 22nd, 2017 08:30 pm
lindahoyland: (Gondor)
B2MeM Prompt and Path: “The gods were gathered on guarded heights, of doom and death deep they pondered. Sun they rekindled, and silver Moon they set to sail on seas of stars.” JRR Tolkien, Völsungakvida en Nÿja. Purple Path.
Format: Short Story
Genre: Angst, h/c
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Characters: Aragorn, Ioreth, OCs
Pairings:None
Creator’s Notes (optional): A sequel to “The Trespasser” and “The Rescuer.” Morwen is herb mistress at the Houses of Healing.
Summary: Morwen feels unappreciated.

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lindahoyland: (Gondor)
Author: Linda Hoyland

Title: The Rescuer

Rating: PG13 (for gore)

Theme: Spring Fever

Elements: Blessed Thistle

Author's Notes: A sequel to my story “The Trespasser”, which introduced Morwen, herb mistress at the Houses of Healing. Tasariel appears in my story, ”A Time to Reap”.With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] med_cat for editing.

Summary: When gathering herbs, Morwen hears a cry for help.

Word Count: 2083

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lindahoyland: (Ranger)
B2MeM Prompt and Path: Purple path. Folklore, folk tales, and old wives’ tales

Format: Short story

Genre: Family, humour, tale within a tale.

Rating: PG

Warnings: None

Characters: Aragorn, Halbarad, OFC

Pairings: None

Creator’s Notes (optional): Events directly follow “Things that go bump in the Night.” The story of the tabby cat is inspired by a variety of ancient Egyptian, Christian and Muslim traditions. The story of the cat and the dog is widely found on the internet, but I have been unable to discover the source.

Summary: Aragorn tells tales by the fireside.

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