Sunday, July 29, 2007

Announcement for July 29-August 4

No members have requested birhtday drabbles for this week. But: August babies, the thread for you to request a birthday drabble is up! If you'd like people to write you a 100-word story on a topic of your choosing, hurry on over to the HASA Birthday Cards Forum.


This Week's Focus: "Quickie" Challenge.

A while back, HASA had something called the "on-list challenge." Some of you may remember them; basically they are like normal challenges, only they have shorter time limits and are intended to be answerable in a shorter number of words.

So, in that finest tradition of nuzgul-flinging, HASA will be having these challenges from time to time. And this week is one of those times. >:-E


Middle-earth is full of stories of capture and escape. Sometimes they are seeking a lost relic or heirloom, or a bit of lore. (The Feanorians' quest for the silmarils, anyone? Or Boromir's search for Rivendell's location?) Other times, the story lies with the people trying to escape capture, or keep some relic safe. Much of Frodo's and Sam's story in The Lord of the Rings is about this type of escape.

Your challenge is to write a story, drabble, or poem, about a character trying to find something or someone (or keep it hidden). The thing in question can be an actual object or person, or it can be a secret that some characters might want to expose. You can write a drabble, poem, or story, up to 1,000 words.

Enter your answers to this challenge in the Hide and Seek Challenge, and be sure to tell us about your story at the Prospective Challenges forum.



Happy writing, and see you all next week!


PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email

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