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.
However you choose to use the phrase, we hope that you won’t linger on the brink of the deadline, September 30, but will contribute to a new and unique round of stories for your readers to enjoy!
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Mirach, Carawyn, Sian22 and Lotrfan