November 13th, 2007
Knights by Odyssea
Summary: “This isn’t just a game. The man who knows the chessboard could rule the world.” The impact of chess on Ron Weasley’s life. Drabble, 925 Words.
Why You Should Care: A very nice reflection on Ron, chess, and the role of the people who are not the heroes, but rather the people who defend the heroes. Each section has a very 100 words drabble-esque feel to it (though all of them are more than 100 words), and in most places the author uses brevity to her great advantage, avoiding too-colourful prose and thoughtfully cutting right to the heart of the matter.
Why You Might Not Care: This is a rare case where I wish it might have been just a little longer, and perhaps just a touch more disciplined. But only just.