Nominator: Pearl Took
2007 Award Category: Races: Men: Other Fixed-Length Ficlet
Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet ✧ Length: Other Fixed-Length Ficlet
Rating: General ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Brother to brother.(Quadrabble 400 hundred words per MS Word)
Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke ✧ Score: 4
Interesting idea - that everything that takes place in the books relating to Boromir is tinged with the knowledge of his own death. But I thought this quadrabble was problematic - the experientiual story, though charming, is really extraneous to the climax (Boromir's foresight), and the confusion of formal and childish language ("I am growed, are I not, Boromir?") was unfortunate.
Reviewed by: Pearl Took ✧ Score: 3
This story goes from sweet to chilling in the blink of an eye! A fantastic use of words in the short space of a quaddrabble. It is truly a gift to be able to convey so much in such a short amount of words. I'm in awe, Agape!
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 3
Foresight can be so uncomfortable, as Boromir realizes after the escape from the collapse of the last bridge of Osgiliath. Memories of his brother's childhood and foresight of his own mortality.... Is this why he insisted on the quest of the dream? Thought-provoking.
Reviewed by: Isabeau of Greenlea ✧ Score: 2
A beautiful illustration of the love between two brothers, starting as boys and ending in the midst of battle. And a very interesting twist of an ending-I wasn't expecting that!