A Quadrabble for Sam
2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: Other Fixed-Length Ficlet
Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet ✧ Length: Other Fixed-Length Ficlet
Rating: General ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Sam is assailed by words that bring back horrors from the journey.(Quadrabble - 400 words per MS Word)
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 3
Even the most innocent comments can cause the memories to assail one. And in Sam's case, of course, it has to do with both food and gardening--and Frodo and Gollum. Interesting treatment.
Reviewed by: Bodkin ✧ Score: 3
The unexpected reminder is always the worst - bringing back horrors completely unexpectedly. I love Sam's attempts to evade the issues ... there can't have been anyone more horrified by being the centre of attention. But he's up against those who will wheedle the problems out of him and do their best to solve them, regardless!
Reviewed by: Marigold ✧ Score: 2
A good example of how sometimes even the simplest things can set off the memory of past events. The humour at the end was very "Sam".
Reviewed by: Llinos ✧ Score: 2
I liked very much how concerned those among the great that were in attendance worried over Sam. The last line was very in character.
Reviewed by: dkpalaska ✧ Score: 1
Poor Sam! The affection between all of them is nicely shown, and sweet humor at the end.