Oh how beautiful! I was filled with the imagery and colours and even the sounds of the glade. I think there's some kind of Elvish in you, my friend because your words can make me picture the scene as though it's happening right before my eyes. A wonderful talent, as I hope I've said before. ~ Iri
Author's Response: Thank you so much. This was one of my favs to write. I did it for a challenge, with no luck for winning. I've gotten a lot of reviews on a different site, asking if there will be more. I never intended to write more because it was only for a contest, but I couldn't leave it alone as the people kept asking. Actually, there will be two more chps and a wrap up for this. I've been working on it bit by bit for a long while now. I'm hoping to post the remainder of it later this week. Oh, wouldn't it be nice to experience elvishness? I do have a great love for the outdoors, though lol.
This is a really nice little story. I give you credit for finding the time to do challenges when you're working on other projects too! I wish I had the time to write other things.
You're prose here is really good. I get a good sense of the place and location the action happens in; sort of a heavenly or spiritual place. Your scene setting is nice with lots of showing rather than telling.
Again, elves aren't really my thing, but you seem to have a good sense for them. Writing them seems to come very naturally to you. Does that makes sense? It's sort of hard to explain. I can tell you enjoy writing them.
Your Gimli's are always hilarious!
Your stories are always unique. You follow the "formula" (which by the way, we all have to do if we are going to write romance. It's just part of the deal), but you're not afraid to think outside the box or break the rules. Your stories alway have a "hitch" and i like it!
Author's Response: This project was a fun little get away from my other epic. Yes, I do love elves as well as muscular men, but I like to get back to the magic every once in a while. I like the challenge of writing an original female who is not a marysue or obnoxious. And I love Gimli and his gruffness ( not sure if that's a word ). Thanks for reading this. I know elves aren't your thing but I hope that mine are not what you expect them to be.
Lovely story (if it can be called thus).
The way Legolas behaves is so elvish, it made me feel like being in a dream myself.
I especially liked the reality part, where Legolas just knows it is ot only a dream, but that there is more to it.
And Gimli gives it a nice counter-something (I don't know exactly what).
This site needs more of your writings =)
Author's Response: So glad you enjoyed this. I was listening to a Scottish instrumental and there was rain and thunder in the background along with a woman singing humming along to a harp. I suddenly saw a beautiful elf dancing in a glade and well, you know the rest. Music is such an inspiration as I write, puts me in a mood.