Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

A Bird in the Hand

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: Dreamflower
2011 Award Category: Humor: Featuring Merry or Pippin

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: The story of how a knitted piglet and a haughty goose became fast friends, and a small hobbit lad was not disappointed. Written for the LOTR GFIC Group's 2010 Remix Challenge. Based on Pearl Took's story, "Tulip's Egg".


Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 5

This is a fun little story involving three of Cathleen's most memorable OFCs: Tulip the knitted piglet, Pansy the goose, and Pippin's eccentric Great-Auntie Pringle, all united in a little conspiracy to make little Pippin happy and, incidentally, confound some skeptical older cousins and siblings, LOL! I love the tart conversations between Pansy and Tulip, reminding me of a couple of spinster aunts who have a more or less friendly rivalry-- the dialogue is very funny! It's a remix of a story Pearl Took wrote for Cathleen as well, which makes it even more fun!