We've reached the time of year when the season changes. The leaves turn colors, then fall, and the temperatures fall as well Our theme for November and December will be Cold.
There are many examples of cold tempuratures in MIddle Earth. The Feanoreans experienced bitter cold while crossing the ice of the Helcaraxe. The Fellowship had to turn back from their attempt to cross Caradhras because of the cold and snow they encountered there.
Of course, cold doesn't have to refer only to temperatures! Aragorn described Eowyn as being touched with frost, cold and remote. The Rangers of Ithilien may have followed a trail left by an Easterling scout that suddenly went cold, leaving them unable to find their quarry. A young man in Dol Amroth might sign up to become a Swan Knight with no true idea of what to expect during his training, and would be said to be going in cold. A child of the Mark might be thrown from a horse when learning to ride, and be knocked unconscious, or be out cold.
And the winners are:
A Snow Day (or Two) by Karri
Calad vi Rhiw by LegolasLover2003
Cold by Independence1776 3rd place
Cold Heaven by Altariel 1st place
Crossing the Helcaraxe by Kaylee Arafinwiel
Last Gift of Lasgalen by Mirkwoodmaiden
Touched by Frost by Carawyn 2nd place
If you would like to illustrate any of these stories, you can take part in our special all-year-round artistic challenge!
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You can use it if you create anything inspired by it, even if it's too late to enter it into the contest!
Happy reading and congratulations to the winners!
Mirach, Carawyn, Sian22 and Lotrfan