Can't Take His Medicine

Author: Marta

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Drabble

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Merry is healed orc-fashion as he crosses Rohan.

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Reviewed by: Lindelea  ✧  Score: N/A

The author has taken a snapshot, a very narrow slice from the story, surgically excised and told with the necessary economy of words required by the form. Merry seems a helpless victim here, as his treatment by the Orcs is described, and yet, in the last line of the piece, his spirit shows through, unbowed and unbroken.