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Stone by Pearl Took

Author: Pearl Took
Title: Stone
Theme: Some Like It Hot
Elements: starter: fixed length of 115 words
Rating: G
Author's Notes:
Summary: Some thing had always been cold ends up eternally hot.
Word Count: 115 (without title)



Stone



I sat in the high white tower, the unglazed windows letting the cold air in off the mountain.

Cold air. Cold stone.

I have shown what was asked of me with icy indifference to generations of Men. I have brought them hope, despair, and burning anger. It was all the same to me.

I remained cold.

Until I was removed from my high station by one of the Men who had long sought out my images; carried in stealth from the high tower, he hid my presence from his entourage as they solemnly processed from the Citadel.

Now, I hold forever the intense heat from the demise of Denethor, Son of Ecthelion, Steward of Gondor.

Comments

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dreamflower02
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Wow! Pearl, you have a knack for interesting POVs! I would *never* have thought of writing the palantir's POV. This is quite an insight, and packs quite a punch!
pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Dreamflower. Can you tell I love stories like the ones that were on "Twilight Zone"? LOL
garnet_took
Jul. 21st, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
Wow! That was intense.
pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Garnet. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)
foxrafer
Jul. 21st, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
What a great idea and very vividly written. I like this a lot.
pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, foxrafer. I'm glad you liked it :-)
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pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, mews! I was wanting a good contrast.
virtuella
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Great perspective, and very poignantly written.
pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, virtuella! Glad you enjoyed it.
(cool snake in your avatar!)
virtuella
Jul. 22nd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
That photo was taken at Longleat. It was the second time in my life that I held a snake. They feel very different from what one might expect, rather cool and smooth and much like plastic. I had thought they'd be pretty rough, more like lizards.
pearltook1
Jul. 25th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Snakes are cool - when they aren't poisonous that is. I agree they have a lovely feel to them.
virtuella
Jul. 25th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I also liked the feel of muscle. I think there's nothing much to a snake apart from muscle!
rhapsody11
Jul. 21st, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, wonderfully written and an excellent take with an unique pov that just... works immensely well!
pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thank you, rhapsody for your enthusiastic response! I glad you enjoyed it :-)

Edited at 2009-07-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
gamgeefest
Jul. 22nd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
What a unique POV! Quite intriguing!
pearltook1
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Gamgeefest. I seem to do the odd POVs, LOL! Glad you enjoyed it :-)
nancylea57
Jul. 22nd, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
you make me feel it absorbing the heat of the flames to replace that icy cold demeanor it has always shown.
pearltook1
Jul. 25th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you, nancy :-) Tolkien said that Denethor's shriveling, burning hands were all one saw when looking into that stone so that's what gave me the idea.
mysterious_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Wow. The last line is powerful.
pearltook1
Jul. 25th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jedi :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it!
blslarner
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Definitely a unique and fascinating point of view. And such imagery! I agree--an exceedingly powerful piece! Thank you!
pearltook1
Jul. 25th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Larner! I love it when these sort of things come into my head. Glad you liked it. :-)
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