hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Homophones Challenge - rode/rowed/road: The Cloven Horn

Title: The Cloven Horn
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Unnamed canon characters; Boromir and Denethor
Rating: PG
Warnings: canonical character death implied
Book/Source: LotR
Almost entirely Tolkien, slightly re-arranged

Bound with silver, written with ancient characters: half was found among the reeds where watchers lay, below the infalls of the Entwash. In haste, their captain rode through Anorien, a grievous burden across his saddle-bow.
O Boromir! The long road north!
Half was found spinning on the flood by one who had an errand on the water. A perilous freight resting against her feet, she rowed straight past her destination, on to Osgiliath.
O Boromir! The hard road east!
Now the horn lies cloven upon the lap of Denethor, waiting only for confirmation.
O Boromir! Drifting south under the stars…
Tags: author: himring, challenge: homophones: rode/rowed/road, character: boromir
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