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

Strange Encounter

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

Man, Sub-creator, the refracted light
through whom is splintered from a single White
to many hues, and endlessly combined
in living shapes that move from mind to mind.

- J.R.R.Tolkien: Mythopoeia

The fields are turning gold with corn, and meadows are colourful with flowers. Soon the trees will turn their leaves gold and red and brown as well, so what would be a better theme for September than the Colours of Middle-earth? Thanks to Chen for the suggestion!

Red is the colour of blood, green are the forests, blue is the Sea. Every colour has a symbolic meaning, and can evoke a feeling as well. Red is connected with passion, green with calm. Blue is the symbolic colour of fidelity. Then there are the opposite ends of the spectrum - the black and the white, darkness and light. The contrast between these two is the moving force of tales, and the deeper the darkness, the more clearly the light shines. White light can be refracted to all hues of the rainbow, like the reflection of one Creation, of the Music of Ainur, maybe, as it was intended to be without Melkor's discord. But colours bring also diversity into the world and its tales.

White City, Greenwood, Black Gate, Brown Lands, Grey Havens... The goegraphy of Middle-earth is colourful as well, just like the ranks of the Istari: Saruman the White, Gandalf the Grey, Radagast the Brown and two Blue wizards. But White loses its power when shattered into many colours, and Grey sent back from death becomes White.

And so for this month, we ask you to write a story about colours. It can be a story with one dominant colour, or with the entire spectrum. You can also use the theory of colours, and create different relationships of colours in your story: contrast, or harmony, you can mix two colours to create the third one, or use different hues of one colour.

Or just ask a simple question - what's the favourite colour of our favourite characters? With a name "Greenleaf", it probably isn't a difficult question, but still Aragorn or Legolas can prepare us some surprises. A pink nightshirt, maybe? ;)

There are no borders to your imagination. Just prepare your brushes and pallette, and show us what picture you can paint with words!

Here are this month’s stories:


An Ostentation of Colors by Fiondil
And there were lights by Itarille1
Blue Dragon by Jessica Chrisholm
By Colour and Song by Archeress of Silverbow
Green by Ithildin
Green Stone by Darkover 2nd place
Namárie, or the Hues of White by Mirach
Rainbow by Ellyn 3rd place
The Colour of Love by Linda Hoyland
The Right Colour by StarLight 1st place

Happy reading!

Your Teitho-moderators,
nautika, StarLight, and Mirach



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