Five Ingredients II

Songs

Customs

Expectation

Picture Challenge II

Night

Survey results & NEW RULES

Joker theme

Fear

Hunt

Five Senses

picture challenge

Ideas

Misunderstandings

Habits

Trust

Walls

Originals and Copies

Resolutions

Doors

Sacrifice

Sky

Birthdays

Oaths

Brothers

Pain

Anonymity

Waiting

Life and Death

First

Escape

Memories

Creatures

Stones

Knowledge

Directions

Opposites

Circles

Money

Raiment

Sickness

Out of Place

Unexpected Adventure

Endings

Beginnings

Alphabet Story

Weather

Bonds

Betrayal and Forgiveness

No Time

Yes, I do

Mystery

Mmmmmmmm...

Temptation

Shadow

Holidays

Letters

Smile

Magic

Mountains

Dialogue

Weapons

Capture

Smells

Promises

History Repeating Itself

Jewels

Last Words

Seed

Around the Fireside

Moments of Transition

First Meetings

Stars

Languages

Heirlooms

Candles

Stories and Pictures

In the Name of Love

Animals of Middle-earth

Alcohol

Numbers

Music

Colours of Middle-earth

Dreams

Trees

Father and Son

Names

One Voice

Anniversaries

Heart Break

Resolutions

Losers Weepers

Finders Keepers

Devil's Advocate

Falls

Journeys

Five Ingredients - Your Recipe

The Student Surpasses the Teacher

Mothers

Pranks

Return of the Light

Trading Places

The Price of Freedom

Giving Gifts, Receiving Gifts

Bad Habits

Weird Tales

Crossroads

Elven Realms

Competitions



Crime and Punishment

"When I Was Your Age...!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Excuses

Leavetaking

Once Upon A Time

Disguises

Healing

Love

Growing Up

Twenty-Four

Dark Places

Friend or Foe

Well-laid Plans

The Sea, The Sea

Good and Evil

The Four Elements

As Time Goes By

Childhood Fears

Whodunit

Me, Myself and I

Skills

Maidens of Middle Earth

Crossing Borders

On Location

Home is Where the Heart is

A Glimpse of the Future

That's a First

Hobbits

Secrets

Unlikely Heroes

The O. C.

Lest we Forget

Proverbs

Choices

Friendship

If I could turn back Time

Wanderlust

First Sentence

Things to be Thankful for

White Lie

Winter Wonderland

Rituals and Festivities

Boo!

Happiness/Unhappiness

Family

Drabbles

What If ...?

One Title: Your Story

A Fairy Tale, Middle-Earth style

Games People Play

Friends in Small Places

The testing period of our new rules just ended. What do you think about them? If you find a moment of time, please let us know in THIS SURVEY, so that we can decide if these rules will be permanent. Thank you!


For the months of July and August, we once again have a delicious recipe for you to prepare. The ingredients are all listed below, but how you mix-n-mash them is completely up to you! As all great cooks make recipes their own by adding little touches and intriguing twists, don’t forget to spice the result with your favourite flavours. This month, let's see what you can bake for our hungry Middle-Earth and Arda appetites!

The five ingredients are:

  • humorous friendship moment
  • spilled blood
  • stars
  • misplaced book
  • flying creature

Each item on the list must appear in your story at least once, either physically or in dialogue. You don't have to use the exact same wording - for example, your story can contain a joke between old friends, an unfortunate slip of a hunting knife, a stitched star pattern on a velvet cloak, a cook hunting for her bound precious recipes, and a Great Eagle bearing a wounded warrior back to Gondolin. We've tried to make the list specific enough to be challenging, but not too restrictive as to choke your imagination. (Hope it works!)

There are many ways to go about this challenge, but if you need a hand in lighting your muse, here's a hint. You'll notice that the items on the list have qualifiers; something is happening or has happened to them. What was it? How did it come to pass? For example, who misplaced the book and how did it go missing? Where would friends come together and share a jest? What type of stars are seen in Middle-Earth and who is seeing them? How does seeing a creature fly overhead affect our favorite characters? Remember, it needn’t necessarily be an evil like a Nazgul! Ask yourself these questions, and you'll have an interesting story bubbling in no time...

As always your story can include any character in Tolkien’s Legendarium—Elf, Man, Hobbit, Dwarf or Ent. The deadline for this challenge is August 31st.

Send your entries to teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the entry can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Please mind our rules when submitting your entries for the contest.

Happy writing and drawing!

Your Teitho-moderators,
Mirach, Carawyn, Karri, Sian22 and Lotrfan



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