Rich and Fair

Author: annmarwalk

Nominator: EdorasLass

2008 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Other Fixed-Length Ficlets

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: Fixed-Length Ficlet Series

Rating: Teen  ✧  Reason for Rating: male/male sexual intimacy, not graphic

Summary: No matter what has passed before, what they share now is new and fresh and rare. (A related pair of true drabbles)

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Reviewed by: Oshun  ✧  Score: 4

I just hate it when people begin a review of something of mine and say, "I usually don't like X, Y or Z, but I really liked this one." But I have to say it: I usually don't like tiny stories with very few words, but this one is awesome. You really manage to set a scene and build a relationship between two characters in a really short piece. I can't say which I liked best of the two parts. I would really hate to have to chose. Of course, the second follows beautifully upon the first, so it would not be fair to even ask me.

Reviewed by: Anoriath  ✧  Score: 4

*oof* Ah, Boromir and Aragorn slash, I had nearly forgotten thee. Whew, baby, but that's hot. ;) Definitely a prime example of the author's greatest talent, which is to evoke more by saying less. The words she chooses never tell you what to see and feel and think, rather, she tends to come at it, well, sideways, if you will. Seen in the effects upon the senses or in fragments of actions, the writing evokes an even stronger image, and even stronger feelings as it builds layers of sensation upon action upon history upon emotion.

Reviewed by: Isabeau of Greenlea  ✧  Score: 3

A lush, evocative pair of drabbles describing a heated encounter between a certain Ranger and the Captain-General of Gondor, and its aftermath. Brevity in the service of sensuality.

Reviewed by: nancylea  ✧  Score: 1

pardon my coarseness--- cream-y dream-y things you create.