The last month's theme were Beginnings. And so, in December it's time for Endings, because those two themes are always connected - when something is ending, something else is beginning.
It's not only the ending of the year that is nearing, but also the ending of the Hobbit trilogy. It will be the last time in a long while when we get a new glimpse of Tolkien's wonderful world on the big screen. It may be just an echo of its greatness in his books, which are just an echo of his amazing imagination, but still I'm sure many of us feel like something is ending - especially when listening to Billy Boyd's song. With this Teitho challenge, we want to honor that moment in Tolkien fandom.
When something is ending, it rarely leaves you without feeling something. It may be a bittersweet feeling and reminiscing on the gone times, but it can also be relief, when it's the ending of something dark. It can be even both in the same time, like the ending of the Third age, with the Dark Lord defeated, but Elves leaving Middle-earth. In your story, it can be the ending of an era, but also of something in the life of the main characters. It can be the day when they realized that their childhood has ended, or the day when they had to say goodbye to someone loved. Death is an ending as well, but so is the ending of a story, of a day, or a sword lesson - there are many kind of endings, some grave and important, some not so much. You can write about or draw any of them.
And the winners are:
A quiet drift of petals by sian22 1st place
Bittersweet Symphony by Telemachus
Colonies' End by Calyneryn
Do not go to the elves for council by sehellys
Fireflies by BlackShaftedArrow
Here, At the End of All Things by Badass Archer Daughter
Hope Ends by Noldesse
Prince Legolas' Demise by Hannah Johnson
Such an Ending by Karri
The End of the World as We Know It by Wynja2007 2nd place
The Oak's Secret by Linda Hoyland
The Tower Falls by Cassie Hughes 3rd place
The Trail by Kiara Kay
Happy reading and congratulations to the winners!