War is hell by morwen_lalaith
The real side of war
Merry unsheathes his sword eagerly. “When I was a kid,” he explains as he darts in and out from Boromir’s sword, “I snuck into the Old Took’s library. I was looking for some ink, but I found this really great book about all about those warriors in battle. I got hooked. I used to plan out all these battles and run them through in my head. I was quite good at it too.” He grins. “Bilbo always said I’d be a good soldier. Made me prouder than I’d ever been.”
Legolas looks at the young hobbit, alarm written all over his face, “You think that war’s a good thing?”
“Well, sure,” Merry grins as he successfully disarms Boromir, “All the glory and heroism sounds amazing.”
Legolas shakes his head sadly, hoping Merry will never find out the true nature of war.
Merry looks at Legolas. “Boy, I’m glad I found that book,” he tells the elf, “Now I know about war.”
Months later, crouching down beside his cousin, Merry cries openly. He prays for the next young hobbit that finds that book, and hopes that hobbit will never see the real side of war.
Awesome! Yes! I really, truly like this. Finally a story that degrades war rather than thriving on. I enjoy your perspective and your writing style. It is very unique. Please write more! Cheers, mellon!
Cool! Cheers, mellon!
These are awesome! I think you should expand on a few though but definatly great some you could turn into really great stories.
You are AWESOME please keep writing!!!!!!!
………. Wow. Thats very…, powerful. Impresive.
Why is this in the AU section? Isn’t it book-verse?
And aren’t drabbles supposed to be exactly 100 words? Most of these aren’t.
Excellent work, though. The length is just right, there’s an art to these short pieces. Very hard-hitting. My favorites are “Promises, promises” and “Birthday.”
do keep on writing! It looks like you’re starting off great! i like how you’re telling the story through these short stories/memories. It’s kewl ^.~!
i can’t wait to keep reading… i believe you could form a really cool ending too, with this sort of interesting start.
::giddy with anticipation:: ^.^
It’s–they’re–I… It’s so sad. They’re so powerful. I just *know* they’re right in the sense that it just is. And I’m not making any sense. Really good. REALLY good.
The one about the spider is kinda funny.
I thought it was wonderful. It was short, yes, but it said everything. I loved it! Good job!