Beauty in the Light

Author: Gwynnyd

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

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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!