For July and August, we are offering a different sort of challenge; to write a story inspired by a sound!
Follow this link to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGB-p-ybfCM
Listen to the sound and try to imagine who could have made it. Where was he or she going? What does the pace tell you about them? What is the surface they are sounding on, and is it inside or outside? Do the footsteps sound congruous with the environment or are they out of place? Who is listening to those steps and why?
Could they be in the hallway outside a door where a child playing truant in Bree is trying to hide from their father? Perhaps it is the sound of the night watch in Minas Tirith, reassuring and calming in the middle of a dark night. Maybe a Rider of Rohan has returned home at last from a patrol along the borders of Dunland, and is walking towards his bed to find rest.
Listen to the clip, and let the sound set you on a journey of creativity as you write your story. Submissions are due by August 31st!
And the winners are:
Footsteps in the Dark by Carawyn 2nd place
The Ruin by Karri 1st place
White Flower's Wilting by Kaylee 3rd place
If you would like to illustrate any of these stories, you can take part in our special all-year-round artistic challenge!
The Teitho archive does not allow reviews, but as soon as the stories are posted somewhere else online, we will update the stories with a link. Follow us on facebook, tumblr or twitter to get a notification about this!
And this is the winner and participation banner for this challenge:
Happy reading and congratulations to the winners!
Mirach, Carawyn, Sian22 and Lotrfan