SheBit (shebit) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Thick With Dust

Title: Thick With Dust
Author: SheBit
Source: LotR
Disclaimer: It's all the Professor's
Author's Note: For the 'Dust' Challenge.

It rose behind them like a storm or the smoke of a city burning.

They pounded the dry earth, the cloud marking their charge; the dust of the first ranks clogged the lungs of those that galloped after; but still they came.

When all was finally silent, save for the moans of those who died and the cries of carrion-eaters, the pall was one of smoke and stench; but across the field, on every man and beast, fallen and victorious alike, as a cloak the dust was wrapped, a mantle to remind all of the valour of the Horse Lords.
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