Comments on 'No Gift to Bring'

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Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2016-07-21
I thought elf babies didn't cry that much (EQ Little Patch story). But I see Rill is on the other side of the spectrum!! ... And is that a Christmas song beat I hear? ;)
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2012-12-29
Hah, the elves have to suffer from babies as much as we humans... what a soothing thought. ;) No, seriously, I felt really sorry for Suddendusk here. One could tell how desperate he already was for being so helpless. It was good to see Moss in action again.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2012-06-26
I always enjoy a look at the everyday problems of the elves'. Getting a small child to fall asleep is no easy task (I've babysat enough in my life to know that) and you really captured the worry and near desperation a tricky child can bring; when you can't ask the person in question what's wrong, all you can do is guess and try everything.
Larissa Johnston
New! Entered: 2012-03-11
Oh this is such a fantastic sweet story :) great homage to the little drummer boy, and nice to see everyday life - it takes a tribe to raise a cubling? I really like all the interactions and connections you've made. What a wonderful gift!
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2011-10-08
Awwww! So incredibly adorable, and perfect for a Secret Santa! :) I absolutely love the drummer boy reference. I, too, loved the interactions with all the characters. Poor Rill's family! I also like what it says about Quick Fang, how she's off hunting even if her little one is home crying. (He's not hurt, after all.) I like how it shows her feral side, since of course, you have to eat.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2010-02-23
Yeay... I'm glad you all liked it! :) Is it based on experience... some. I have an infant, but thankfully he's not been very fussy (except when teething). This story came to me when I was watching the old cartoon of "The Little Drummer Boy" and I wondered about Moss and his ability to drum. :)
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2010-02-16
Absolutely lovely work, Lyn! Is this based on a personal experience? :) As others have already said, it's wonderful to see Moss, Goldspice and Longshot in this, and a lovely look at how everyone in the tribe is effected when ones of its members (little Rill) suffers.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2010-01-11
What I really liked best about this story was that, in spite of the title, the homage was so subtly done that it crept up on me slowly until I finally had that "Ohhh!" moment. I liked how well you grounded it in the lives of the elves, and the extra bits of characterization you worked in there (Longshot with Moss, for example).
Linda Aarts
New! Entered: 2010-01-10
Aw, I felt so bad for all the people trying to comfort little Rill. Honestly, if even Snowfall doesn't need what to do anymore, it's potential disaster :P
Also, I love seeing Moss and Goldspice in a story! We haven't seen much stories of those characters yet, and I really like their interaction -- with Longshot, too!
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2010-01-10
That was very lovely Lyn :) I agree with Mareike. I like to see Moss, Goldspice and Longshot interacting and I was very touched by Suddendusk's relive here. I can imagine how stresing it is to have a crying baby all the time. Moss solution was a good one I think :) I heard somewhere that drumbeats tent to calm children down. A sweet idea :)
Hannah Bochart
New! Entered: 2010-01-09
Oh, how I love this! Thank you so much, I truly adore this twist on the little drummer boy story, and how well you capture that moment of peace when a little one has finally reached a point of silence after hours of crying. So lovely, such a lovely story!
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2010-01-09
I have read this story before - it's so sweet! I liked that Moss isn't sure what to do to help but he's willing to try and finally finds a solution, and I liked the interaction between him, Longshot and Goldspice. Poor elves, though, suffering through a baby crying non-stop for days XD. Good to know that music was able to soother the poor cub!
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