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Narya
12/12/17 11:12 pm
Oh, ziggy, btw, are you happy with Friday or is Saturday easier for you? I can do either.
Narya
12/12/17 03:27 pm
Great pair of chapters, ziggy and cheeky! I'm so excited to see what happens next.
NelyafinweFeanorion
12/12/17 02:12 pm
Ok Ziggy Thursday it is for me!
cheekybeak
12/12/17 10:28 am
I managed it :-) and even got the next chapter up early! Not my best, but it was a busy day. That's my excuse.
ziggy
12/12/17 07:26 am
@Cheekybeak- Haha! Serves you right for the last curved ball:D Nelya- yes, fine. You do Thursday, I'll find it easier doing Friday anyway.
NelyafinweFeanorion
12/12/17 01:14 am
Ziggy do you have Thursday too? If not I can do Thursday instead of Friday if someone else wants to pick up Friday? Let me know!
cheekybeak
12/12/17 01:05 am
Oh, seriously, Ziggy?? What are you doing to me?! How do I follow that???
cheekybeak
12/12/17 12:58 am
Me!
ziggy
12/12/17 12:16 am
OK- sorry ! Who's next?
ziggy
12/11/17 10:41 pm
I am onto the next chapter but got home very late- apologies. Scribbling away as we speak (sort of)
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Mirkwood by Himring

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This was written for a fundraising challenge for the Henneth Annun Story Archive (HASA). The writing challenge itself finished at the end of January, but HASA, which is an old and important archive for Tolkien fan fiction, is still urgently in need of more funding and pledges are still open: see the announcement here.

Other contributions for the challenge, nine in all, were written by Aruthir, Fool of a Took, Nath and Linaewen. The submissions currently appear as a group on top of the HASA homepage.

 

The secret the forest keeps

is not its shadowy boles,

is not its twisting paths,

is not its drowsy stream.

 

The secret the forest keeps

is not its milk-white deer,

is not its perilous webs,

is not its fairy feasts.

 

The secret the forest keeps—

if you know how to climb the oak—

is the sunshine among the treetops

and the butterflies in the breeze.

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