Folly in the Woods

Author: GamgeeFest

Nominator: Cathleen

2011 Award Category: Hobbits: Family

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Pippin takes Faramir on his first hunting trip. Written for the LOTR Community's Remix challenge. This is a remix of Cathleen's "Like Father, Like Son".

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Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 5

Perhaps Pippin shouldn’t have told his son Faramir about his and Merry’s attempts to find a hairless cat in Buckland. When Faramir, having awakened in the night needing to relieve himself, hears a hiss near the tree he was visiting, he decides to see if possibly it is one of the elusive creatures, and seeks to follow it closely enough to see it, leading his father on quite a search once he awakens to find his son’s bedroll empty. Well written and delightful, this is the perfect tale for those times when a light story of children’s hopes and dreams is wanted!

Author response: Pippin really should know better than to put such thoughts in Faramir's head. He is Pippin's son after all! Something tells me they probably won't be telling Diamond about this any time soon, though this will undoubtedly become one of those family legends that gets retold at every get together. Thank you for the review, dear Larner.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 4

This is a wonderful remix of Cathleen's "Like Father, Like Son", done for the LOTR GFIC community remix challenge. Like the original, Pippin and his son Faramir are off in the woods on their own-- but they have quite different misadventures! I love the tales Pippin tells his son, and Faramir's insight into his father's moods. And I love his ideas when he decides to slip off on his own. This is a really fun read.

Author response: Faramir certainly takes after his father, as we see here, right down to his obsession with certain felines. ;) This is a romp in the woods they'll be talking about for many years to come. Thanks for the review, dear!

Reviewed by: Cathleen  ✧  Score: 1

I enjoyed Gamgeefest's remix of my tale so much!

Author response: Thanks, Cathleen! It was a lot of fun to write. :)