August is a month that is definitely still summer, but as it comes to an end we might see some cooler days that tell us we are on the brink of changing into Autumn. Our theme for August and September will be On the Brink.
Being "on the brink" is often defined as being in a situation that is about to change. While it is often a change for the worse, it can also be a change or the better, or simply a change.
As the Last Alliance stood on the brink of war, Oropher and his elves broke ranks, and charged towards their enemies before Gil-galad had given the order.
A young hobbit lad might be on the brink of falling in love when his favorite lass bakes him a mushroom pie.
A boy whose voice breaks is often said to be on the brink of becoming a man.
However a brink can also be a physical place, such as a cliff.
While they are in the houses of healing, Eowyn tells Faramir that she stands on some dreadful brink, and there is a dark abyss at her feet.
Gollum fell over the brink of the Cracks of Doom, thereby destroying his precious, the one ring.
And the winners are:
Compulsion to Move by elklights 1st place
The Death of Duty by WindSurfBabe 2nd place
Worthy by ChiaraMeldis 3rd 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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And this is the winner and participation banner for this challenge:
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