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B2MeM09:: Day Sixteen: Mercurial Monday
by dawn_felagund (dawn_felagund )
at March 15th, 2009 (10:49 pm)

current location: the dining room table
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Day Two--Mercurial Monday!

For Mercurial Monday, we offer B2MeM participants the choice of two prompts. Participants may choose whichever they prefer. In addition, the second prompt may be used in place of any other prompt in the challenge!

Day 16 Icon Are you an adventurous person? Think or write briefly about the greatest adventure in your life.

Write a story, poem or create an artwork where the characters share an unexpected adventure.
What are your limits? What some things that you can't do? Won't do? Write down at least two of each and consider how you discovered these limits.

Write a story, poem or create an artwork where a character discovers his or her limits, manages to respect his or her limits, or is pushed over his or her limits.
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Today marks the halfway point of Back to Middle-earth Month. I was going to leave my acknowledgments till the end of the month, but I expect that by then a lot of us will be either reading the oodles of stories posted or sleeping off having written thirty-one of them, and I absolutely do not want the work of those who made this event possible to go unacknowledged.

A lot of people have remarked to me that they like the prompts and have found them inspiring or intriguing or fun to write. Gratitude for the prompts goes to my co-moderators Rhapsody and Angelica, who created the vast majority of them. I still don't know how they found or dreamed up some of the stuff that they did, but I'm very thankful for their insightful, thought-provoking, and sometimes quirky imaginations!

I had the wild idea, when first planning this project, that it would be really cool to have a different icon to go with each day's prompt. However, it was just that: a wild idea. We didn't have much time, and the amount of effort it would take to create thirty-one icons from scratch was more than I could spend. Oshun and Rhapsody are to thank for the gorgeous icons and banners that we have been able to offer participants. Thank you both for your effort and for sharing your talent with us!

And thanks to all who have promoted B2MeM on their own groups and communities. I know the LotR Genfic Community is with us, with special thanks to Dreamflower for making that possible, and that Nath saw to getting announcements posted on HASA. I know that other groups and individuals have gotten the word out as well, and I thank you. You all are the reason that we have had such a massive and diverse response to this year's project so far.

Finally, to everyone who is creating responses or who plans to create responses--thank you. This project has exceeded our wildest imaginings when we first started planning it in January, and the work I've seen so far has been nothing short of amazing.

Here's to the second half of B2MeM being as much fun as the first! :)

Finally, the daily reminders: Entries are being collected here (as are old prompts). To have your work added to the list, leave a comment on the relevant LJ entry, or email me at DawnFelagund AT gmail DOT com. (ETA: I haven't gotten all of today's new work added yet. I will finish it tomorrow, promise! :) Banners and icons for participants can be found here.


Posted by: lindahoyland (lindahoyland )
Posted at: March 17th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)

Title – Weary beyond Joy or Sorrow
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn,Elladan Elrohir
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

Prompt Limits
Aragorn swayed on his feet as he bade the woman awaken. Even the scent of athelas hardly refreshed him now. He could not recall ever having been so weary before.

Elladan caught him as he almost fell while Elrohir held a cup of water to his lips. ”Come, Estel, it is time you rested, “he said.

“Others still need me,” Aragorn protested. ”I will be well.”

“Everyone has limits, you have reached yours,” said Elladan.”What other man could confront the Dark Lord, ride the Paths of the Dead, board the Corsair ships, fight a battle and then spend most of the night healing the sick?”

Reluctantly Aragorn allowed them to assist him to his tent where Elrohir removed his outer garments and boots, while Elladan mixed him a soothing drink and held it to his lips. Then they laid him down on a bed of soft furs and pulled the covers around him.

“Goodnight, little brother,” said Elladan kissing him lightly on the brow.

“These past days we have seem the Ranger become the King,” said Elrohir, doing

“ Many made it possible,” Aragorn protested.

“But no man worked harder, nor more deserves their rest tonight,” Elladan smiled.

A/N This was inspired by Raksha's "The Tides of the World"

Edited at 2009-03-17 12:20 am (UTC)

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