curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Water Challenge; Lake. A Trick of the Light.

Author; curiouswombat
Title; A Trick of the Light.
Source: LotR
Characters; The post war Rohirrim.
Rating G.
For the 'Lake' challenge.

Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

A Trick of the Light

They spent much of the day outdoors. Chores that could be done had been done; some were impossible and Grandmother, instead, told Osred and Gytha to mind the others at play.

They fought snowball battles and built a snowman – just as they always had on First Snow Day. But, this year, it had been Osred who lifted up small Liuba to give the snowman his head of golden straw hair, not Father.

Now their clothes hung before the fire, dripping water that caught the light. Osred tried not to imagine Father lying, dying, his blood forming a small crimson lake.
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: water: lakes
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