Can't Take His Medicine
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.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
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.