Our theme for May is "Names". Thanks to Charli800 for suggesting it.
"What his right name is I've never heard: but he's known round here as
Strider." ButterBur, FOTR
Strider was known by many names, as was Gandalf. How did they get them?
What did they mean? Perhaps other characters come to mind?
Your story could also be about the impact of a name. Gondorians often
bore names out of history. Boromir I received a Morgul-wound in battle.
He died only 12 years into his Stewardship. Did our Boromir feel a
'shadow' from his naming? Did he share his trepidation with Aragorn or
What about choosing a name for a child? According to LACE, Elven infants
sometimes received 'names of insight'. Is that how Legolas' name was
Perhaps it's about naming a fear. What fears do you think our heroes
struggle to conquer – or to hide?
Here are the stories for this month:
A Name Above All Others by Rebecca Wilkin 3rd place
By any other Name by Linda Hoyland
By Such A Foolish Name by cairistiona 1st place
Little Candle by Archeress of Silverbow
Lover of Trees by EldarinPrincess
On a Stormy Night by Ellynn
On the Naming of Names by Fiondil
The Name of a King by Mirach 2nd place
Marethiel, nautika, StarLight, and Mirach