Summer is almost upon us, but instead of choosing something cheerful
for the June challenge, the theme for this month will be Dark Places.
Middle Earth can be a beautiful place: stunning landscapes, deep forests
and roaring waters. But of course there is darkness as well: Take Saruman's
tower, which is truly horrendous and uninviting. Or take the proverbial
cave into which Legolas does not want to enter. What about attics and
basements and spider-infested forests which shall remain unnamed here?
What if someone got lost there or did, by chance, found himself in such
an unwelcoming surroundings? What would he do? How would he react? And
when is the right moment to simply panic?
Of course it is also possible to tackle this theme from a metaphorical
standpoint. What about the dark places in one's soul? How can you fight
them before they swallow you? How can you accept them?
Here are the winners:
It Was Light Again by StarLight 2nd place
Unto Light by Vicki Turner
a Rock and a Hard Place by Evergreene 3rd
Vales of Friendship by Aranel
Before Dawn by Nieriel Raina
the Dark by Aeärwen
by White Wolf
of Memory by Lindahoyland 1rst place
Final Sense by Nautika
Night by The Lady of Light