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My Drabbles from Tolkien Weekly  by Mirkwoodmaiden 3 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 15 on 4/30/2020
How I can appreciate how difficult it was to stop with but one vignette at this prompt. Especially love the final one, as Sam hears Frodo's laughter echoing in that of his son!

Most appropriate, the entire series.

Author Reply: Larner!

Thanks! I wrote the first two and more just begged to written. The little plot bunnies just kept nipping at me until I had done. That bit where Sam thinks of Frodo laughing, the scene from Fellowship in the beginning at Bilbo's 111st birthday and Frodo is laughing when I think Sam is dancing with Rosie Cotton!


Thanks again for writing~


LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 15 on 4/29/2020
I found myself tearing up several times in the reading. Poor Elrond, to have to watch a succession of short-lived descendants of his brother. And the contrast between the father Faramir experienced and the father he is obviously striving to be. And Thranduil, who finds in his son a reason to go on in the face of his mourning for his father. And Sam's thoughts at the end... So true.

((hugs)) I hope this finds you well!

Author Reply: Lindelea!

The plot bunnies for the father and son drabbles just kinda would not let me rest until I had them written. I always feel for Elrond. With all that he has given and all that he had lost in the service of Middle Earth. Watching his brother's decendants grow old and die and coming to love Aragorn as his own son. It is heartbreaking.

I really wanted to show the contrast between Faramir as a son and as a father. All that he suffered would NOT be visited on his son.

Poor Thranduil, He loses his father and he lives on for his son. I truly do think that Legolas is what anchored him in Middle Earth rather than dying and going to the Halls of Mandos to be with his father and wife.

Sam, dear Sam, or as your wonderful Bill, calls him, My Sam. Frodo remains in his heart.

I wanted to write one for Thain Pippin and young Farry, borrowing your characterizations but I hadn't asked your permission first. So I haven't written it yet.

Thanks for writing!

Keep well, mellon nin!



KathReviewed Chapter: 15 on 4/28/2020
I have to say how poignant I found these little snippets about fathers and sons
Very short but so telling and moving.

Author Reply: Kath!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write! I do love to write drabbles because you can create moments of emotional resonance in 100 words. If you have my regular stuff you'll know that I am usually verbose "Never use one word when three will do!" and to borrow from Shakespeare, I "unpack my heart with words"

Thanks again!


P.S. LOL! My response to your review is longer than any one of my drabbles! :-)

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