Always a First
2006 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Fixed-Length Ficlet series
Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet ✧ Length: Fixed-Length Ficlet Series
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: The first time I saw you. (A set of drabbles.)
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 3
A very cute little set of drabbles about first meetings: Merry and Pippin; Frodo and Sam; Pippin and Diamond; and Estella and Merry. I love the way we get right inside the heads of each of them as they ponder their new acquaintances.
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 3
A series of four short first impressions, each made as a result of a trip from or to Buckland. So delightful to see Merry meet Pippin, Frodo meet Sam, Pippin meet Diamond, and Estella meet Merry. A lovely circle of first sights that lead to great things for our four Travellers.
Reviewed by: Lindelea ✧ Score: 2
This is just a small sampling of Dana's drabbles; she has an amazing economy of words while establishing a world of emotion.
Reviewed by: Imhiriel ✧ Score: 2
I loved the first and the last drabble: The character's respective voice (teenaged Merry & spirited Estella) was so vividly portrayed.
Reviewed by: Llinos ✧ Score: 2
Lovely drabble set about very important first meetings. I especially liked the first and last.
Reviewed by: Marigold ✧ Score: 1
These are lovely! I like the way they are tied together, and yet so very different.