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Hethlin of Anorien
February, 25 2006
I know CMC's a done deal, but since I intend to give it a thorough editing in the future, I'll include it in this thread, as well as make this a place for any other Heth questions not appropriate for the Silver Swan thread.
Hope this is the right thread to post this in...
I have been working on a drabble series, "Fell and Fair" (which is turning into a drabble novel LOL!) and got the idea for a drabble (which spawned a second) from your story "Blackbow".
Following is part of the author's notes for that drabble. I do not know when I will be posting it, since the chapter (the Battle of the Field of Celebrant) is just begun, but I wanted you to know how grateful I am for the inspiration... I had despaired of ever being able to begin writing that chapter!
Sometimes a drabble can spontaneously generate from a concept, a phrase, or even a single word. The latter is the case for this one, which I began shortly after reading this passage:
... Mablung removed Faramir’s leather jerkin, pulled up his shirt and examined the wound with eyes and hands and nose....
“I don’t think that he’s gut-riven,” he declared at last, and Boromir sagged a bit in relief, for such would have been a death sentence....
From Blackbow, by Isabeau of Greenlea
'Gut-riven' struck me as such a starkly evocative word — dramatic, descriptive, and, let's face it, gruesome — that I was energized to write this drabble. As of September 2008, I have worked on this series for almost 3½ years and completed 93 drabbles... but this is the first one about the central organizing event. Thank you, Isabeau, for the unexpected and highly welcome catalyst!
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