Rain on the Downs
Author: Breon Briarwood
2007 Award Category: Races: Hobbits
Story Type: Story ✧ Length: Other Ficlet
Rating: General ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Frodo's adventure is plagued by rain.
Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon ✧ Score: 3
This is a clever response to a challenge. I like the way the line between adventure, legend, and childhood imagination, is blurred. I would have liked the ficlet to be a little longer, but it does work well at the current length.
Reviewed by: trikywun ✧ Score: 2
I especially enjoyed the flashback here. Frodo is my favourite character and I always like to see more of his background. Good use of the elements of the story challenge.
Reviewed by: Inkling ✧ Score: 2
Rain--and hunger--can drive a hobbit to desperate measures indeed! An enjoyable ficlet with a clever twist at the end.
Reviewed by: Larner ✧ Score: 2
A wonderful tale of childhood adventures, unfortunately one that didn't happen as did the real one so many years later. But burned fingers can teach a lesson.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 2
At first I thought this was AU, but was soon surprised by the twist at the end! Very neatly done!