Fear! Fire! Foes!

Author: Marta

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Drabble

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A drabble about Fatty's escape from the Nazgul attack on Crickhollow.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

I liked this view of Fatty. Sort of like the "For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost" line, except that the kingdom wasn't lost. The "nail" was simply misunderstood by those on the receiving end of his message. But we know Fatty will show his mettle later; this strikes me as an appropriately humble yet telling beginning for the future rebel.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Fatty is often forgotten for the unsung hero that he is. He held the fort, allowing the others to get away. And he suffered for it in the end.

Reviewed by: ElenaTiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Nice view of Fatty's contribution to the safety of the Shire. In retrospect, it does make sense that the family might have been paralyzed by fear if they truly understood the threat of the Nazgûl… maybe it was good that he was out of breath! I also like your understated mention of the Black Breath.