For October, the theme of the challenge will be Healing. It
is quite easy to break something or to hurt someone: a moment of inattention
or a few ill-chosen words can be enough to shatter something precious.
It is much harder to heal what was broken. Sometimes it's impossible.
For this challenge, we want you to focus on this process of healing.
Feel free to take this challenge literally: Write a hurt/comfort story
focusing not so much on the hurt, but on the comfort. Get all the arrows,
swords, knives, potions and teas you can think of and write a story
about healing. Show us Aragorn's healing hands or give us a glimpse
of Elrond's sickroom!
You could also write a story about healing a friendship, or healing
the relationship between two countries. Or you tell us what happens
when something cannot heal, with whatever consequences that entails.
Interpret the theme Healing in any way you see fit!
There are lots of winners this time around. Congrats to all!
Cage of a Different Type by Alanic 2nd place
is the Best Medicine by Elrayen Greenleaf
the Healer by Linda Hoyland 1rst place
Life in Their Hands by PeppyPower 2nd place
Star by Lady Roisin 1rst place
Parting of Our Ways by Jedi Sapphire
Healers Need Healing Too by StarLight 3rd
Madly Deeply by Pentangle