Story by Karadin


Sam sits back on his heels
Wiping dirt and sweat across his brow
A quick glance about to make sure he is alone

And Sam takes off his shirt
spreading it out on the grass to dry
returning to his planting

Sam's skin is as brown as a nut
his shoulders broad
The fur on his chest thick
and tapering down to his round belly
Frodo shivers in the quiet of his bedroom