Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

A Midnight Raid

Author: Auntiemeesh
Nominator: Rhapsody
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Hobbits: Children

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Nine year old Merry has an adventure.


Reviewed by: Rhapsody -- Score: 5

AuntieMeesh gives us a beautiful little and fluffy Merry tale as a faunt. Even when they are so small, the urge to snack is always present and I was pleasantly surprised that after the sneaking of Merry he was caught by Frodo. What seemed a crawl in the bushes now turned out to be sneaking in the hall of Bag End! AuntieMeesh has this writing talent to write this story from a little child's perspective and tenderly shifts the point of view to Frodo who takes care of this little hobbit in a tender way. For me this little story was too short and yet not: a beautiful story AuntieMeesh, very enjoyable.

Reviewed by: grey_wonderer -- Score: 3

I love little Merry stories and this one was so sweet and so funny. Every word was a delight and I could see Merry doing this as a young child so that made it all the more entertaining. There are quite a few young Pippin stories out there but not as many young Merry tales and I was very glad to find this one. Another great story and a very entertaining read.

Reviewed by: SlightlyTookish -- Score: 3

This is a sweet story. I love how the opening sequence shows Merry's thought process as he sneaks around, and how Frodo eventually catches him. Frodo is a wonderful older cousin here, and I like how he looks after Merry and sees that he's fed and returned to his bed.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 2

A really sweet little bit of fluff-- wee!Merry out to raid the larder, and older cousin Frodo there to catch him at it. Very much in character!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 2

I like the idea that, even this young, Merry's mind was already turning to thoughts of adventure. Interesting that Frodo would play the part of Gollum/Smaug in Merry's imagination. Good little bit of foreboding.

Reviewed by: Marigold -- Score: 1

A wonderful adventure for little Merry! Well done!