Smile! It is not only healthy, raises your mood, lowers the blood pressure and releases endorphins, it is also our October topic!
Smiling is something that is understood by everyone, regardless of culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known. There can be many kinds of smile - it can be spontaneous or artificial, a little smirk or vibrant laughter, it an be friendly, pleased, but also menacing or sad. A smile brightens every face, and it is even more precious in the faces of those, who had to overcome a lot of hardship in life. I am sure it will look this precious on the faces of our heroes - Aragorn and Legolas. So put a smile on their face!
Unlike a picture, your story should not only feature someone smiling, but have this smile as one of its key elements. What difference in a story can make a little smile in the right place? Maybe a little kindness to a stranger that tilts the scales, or the smile of a loved one, remembered in a dark time... It can be anyone's smile, not only Aragorn's or Legolas'. What would Aragorn do for Arwen's smile? Or maybe Legolas for the smile of his father?
And the winners are:
A Gift of Joy by Rhovandil 3rd place
Hide and Seek by AmazingWriter123
Its Own Reward by Rhymer 3rd place
Resonance by Ajaron 1st place
Shadows Lengthen Ere Close of Day by MP Brennan 2nd place
Sleeping with the Enemy by Erulisse (one L)
Smile, My Son by Seren Lyall
Somewhat Grim to Look Upon by Linda Hoyland
The Measure of a Father's Smile by Rebecca Wilkin
You make me smile by mjg43
Eldarion Spider Small by Engarian - going with the story "Sleeping with the Enemy"
StarLight and Mirach