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Branwyn's Baubles  by Branwyn 5 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 10/31/2005
Yes, a reminder of growth and live in the stone city of the Tower of Guard....

mirthorReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/29/2005
Cheerful, no - but thought-provoking indeed: I can imagine Fin having all the time in the world to discover that place where she could hear the sea - with her husband assumably rarely having time for her, though probably not by his own will. I can also see her taking the boys there & they themselves going there every year after her death to cut their own holly.

Author Reply: I imagined that at her childhood home in Dol Amroth, people would go together to gather holly in the woods. It would be a noisy,laughing party. Far away in the stone city, the only holly she can find is growing back behind the tombs. Still, she wants to continue the tradition, for herself and for her family. And you are right, an early draft of this drabble did have the boys with her when she went to cut the evergreens. :-) Thanks so much for writing!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/8/2005
Excellent and very evocative drabble. You have a marvelous command of language and tone. And I learned a new word, "soughing".

Author Reply: You thought this was Chapter 14--faked you out, didn't I?

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/21/2004
Geez. Poor Finduilas. I can only imagine how much she missed her home.

annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 4 on 11/21/2004
Bittersweet, yet perfect for the season and this chill grey evening.

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