Always a First

Author: Dana

Nominator: Lindelea

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.)

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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.