The Stone Tree

Author: LKK

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Times: The Lord of the Rings: Drabble - Third Place

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: graphic imagery

Summary: During that restless third night of The Great Chase, Gimli ponders his elven companion.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Another one where Gimli takes what he knows and sees the good in something (someone) he doesn't know.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

One of the best takes on Gimli's view of Legolas during the early period of their friendship. I love that Gimli compares his friend to things that the dwarf can readily understand but how he's also willing to make those initial first compromises such as comparing the elf in general to a tree. A stone tree, granted, but a tree nonetheless. And this blending of stone and tree paves the way for greater understanding.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

I didn't used to think much of drabbles but I've begun reading them since my birthday cards on HASA. It takes a lot of talent, I think, to write something so moving in so few words. This one captures a moment of Gimli reflecting on his friend, an Elf. And he covers so much in those few thoughts.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

That kernel of strangeness left in Legolas intrigues me, although I suspect it has roots deeper and wider spread than Gimli can yet fathom.