Sunday, September 16, 2007

Announcements for September 16-23


The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?

Linda Hoyuland (September 22) requested "Aragorn is my favourite character,especially as King. My other favourite characters are Arwen, Faramir and Eomer. I like drama or humour, but dislike smut and slash."


If you have been a member of HASA for thirty days or more you are eligible to review a story. Currently there are five stories, involving characters as diverse as Frodo and Eomer. Why not review one today?


All of us writers love feedback. It is the lembas and miruvor that sustains us as we write our story, and leaving a few words about a story is always a nice thing to do, whether the story is new or old.

Every fifteen minutes HASA hilights a story chosen at random from the Reviewed and General stories in the archive. The current story is

C - like certain circumstances in the Citadel by HASA Workshop
Write a drabble, a drouble, a tribble, a quabble or a quibble! Write 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 words! No matter if it's serious or silly, anything goes. And here is already the next cue: C - like certain circumstances in the Citadel.

Why not go to and check out the currently featured story?

Many talented writers are publishing every day. Check out these stories just added to HASA:

Reviewed Stories

The Return by Lady Bluejay
‘Both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when they assailed the mûmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the eyes of the monsters.’ Duinhir had to return to his wife without his sons. * Angst.*

Vocabulary Lessons by Larner
A young heir to a lesser lord of the realm must learn new definitions to words he'd not formerly paid attention to as he presents his father's correspondence before the new King.


General Stories

Stuff 'n Nonsense by Armariel
A place for silly stuff. Anyone taking it seriously will be forced to attend Ent poetry recitals for two weeks! (Ongoing Serial)

Light From the West by Armariel
Companion piece to "Bear Me Away!" and "Anemone" which recount Frodo's adventures in the West. In "Bear Me Away" he speaks of reading letters to Sam through his star-glass. Here are excerpts from those letters.


Beta Stories
(Please note, you need to be logged in to view these stories.)

Holding Onto Hope by Alassante
Celebrimbor comes to the aid of his uncle in his greatest time of need.

Beyond the Veil by Lady Donalwen
Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings A-U. Sirius falls through the veil and ends up in Middle-Earth where he is mistaken for one of the Isatari, tricked into helping a greedy landowner, the object of affection for his picky daughter, and finding himself in love with the half-elf Castillia. (WIP)

And now for your mid-month nuzgul. Because the only way to get stories to read is for someone to write them, and that requires our fangy little friends.

Beware the Ides of March
"Beware the Ides of March" is one of the most famous prophecies in history. Write a story or drabble about a prophecy in Middle-earth. It can be any Age, any character, any people, and the prophecy could be one that Tolkien wrote about, or one that you make up for Tolkien's world. Seriousness not necessary.

If you don't feel the tickle of little fangs in your ankle yet, there are many more potential stories just waiting to be written. Read all of HASA's many story prompts in our Nuzgul hutch.

Do you have a suggestion you'd like to see added to the hutch? Submit it using the "Submit a Story Suggestion" form.

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

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