He thought they might be called flowers, but he couldn’t be sure.
This line is truly poignant - my personal high point of a very well-written story. Your grip on Gollum/Smeagol's character is excellent and you've clearly thought carefully about the structure of the piece - you haven't wasted a word. I think the way you chose to end it was perfect, too; the last line offers closure for the reader, because we know what comes after, but also a hint of sadness, because we know the agony this incident caused Gollum.
You are absolutely right that Gollum is a difficult character to write about - I've had several goes myself and got nowhere. Nevertheless, he's one of my favourite characters in the book, and I'm always interested to see what other authors make of him. I liked your interpretation very much.
As for your wanting to be an author - I think you've got the talent there. Just keep practising.
Author's Response: le hannon, Narya! All I can really say is thank you. I am so glad you liked the story. I really did give it a lot of thought, even though its just a short piece, and I'm glad to know that you enjoyed it. Thanks for your encouraging words! ~Hennie Elsilim
Wow! Normally I never read fics to do with Gollum but this one was really amazing!
Author's Response: Thanks! Gollum really is such a hard charecter to write about! I dont know how Tolkien did it so well... Anyway, glad you liked it!