Beauty in the Light
Nominator: Elena Tiriel
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Dwarves: Drabble - Honorable Mention
Story Type: Drabble ✧ Length: True Drabble
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: A Dwarf woman thinks of Gimli
Reviewed by: Elena Tiriel ✧ Score: 3
I really enjoy this vignette of a Dwarven smith, and the hints of a lover in the smith's actions. The description makes the inside of a hot, stuffy, noisy forge seem like a sensual lover's retreat. You've captured the voice of the Dwarf very well, something that few people ever try -- especially in a drabble!
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: 2
Loved the imagery. My favorite phrase was the water bringing forth "strength and form," though I also liked the lights scattered about the dome. There is indeed beauty here, and I like the metaphor of fallow ore. Nicely done.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: 2
As I read this, I kept thinking of the blurb for the tale of Aldarion and Erendis: a man can't serve two masters. Can a Dwarf serve two beauties? It remains to be seen.
Reviewed by: Marta ✧ Score: 2
Beautiful! Until the very end it could have been anything -- and then tying it to Gimli made it really work. It was a nice metaphor to apply to dwarves, and a het relationship for Gimli was an unexpected treat.
Reviewed by: Cheryl ✧ Score: 1
How clever and original! Dwarf women! Wonderful drabble!