A 'natural' disaster

Author: Lirulin

Nominator: mirach

2011 Award Category: Ficlet: General

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Ficlet

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Manwe is not amused with the idea of having to explain recent hurricanes.

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Reviewed by: mirach  ✧  Score: 4

How do you explain natural disasters in a world where the elements are ruled by someone? This is the case of Manwe and the recent hurricanes... and the reporters from Tirion Weekly News want to know everything, as the reporters use to. A very short story, but very amusing. One has to pity the poor Lord of Winds, and agree with him that some disasters are just “natural”.

Reviewed by: The Lauderdale  ✧  Score: 2

Interesting premise: confronting Manwe about a natural disaster in his supernal domain. I found it unusually timely reading.

Reviewed by: Darkover  ✧  Score: 2

This is a brief but amusing tale, with good dialogue. Nicely written, and I enjoyed the ending.

Reviewed by: Liadan  ✧  Score: 2

This is a wonderfully funny story. It is further proof that one should never ask any question unless one is fully prepared for the answer.