Drabbles are a difficult genre to write. Capturing a story within 300-800 words is like trying to put an octopus in a drawstring bag, but you manage to get the entire image within those parameters. Unfortunately, most good drabbles are a tease, and leave the readers thirsty for the rest of the story. This is no exception. My mind is left screaming, "Why is Hogsmeade on fire? What happened to Hermione? OMG, I need to know!" Well done. That's the mark of a good writer.~GW
Author's Response: I totally agree with you: drabbles can sometimes be a pain in the butt to write. The space is limited and the writer sometimes struggles trying to fit into the word count.
Now, this one was written for a SAYS challenge; the prompt was 'water'. The next day I felt the picture was incomplete, and so was 'Elements' born. It contains the answers for all your questions. Friendly advice: have some Kleenex ready!
Once again, I thank you humbly for your warm words.
Name: Holly Ilex
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23/06/09 10:29 AM · Chapter:
LIke I said in the other review . . . excellent, even standing alone.Author's Response:
Like I said in my answer to the other review, this was an anwer to a drabble challenge @ SAYS, the prompt was "Water". Next day I woke with an urge to make something bigger of it, and so "Elements" was born.
Mizu marks an important changein Ron. After Hermione's deat, there's nothing for him left to live for. Except revenge.
Million thanks for your kind words.
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11/06/09 12:01 PM · Chapter:
For such a short piece, this packs a lot into 164 words! It makes me want to see more, and 'explore' more of Ron in this characterization.Author's Response:
Thanks for your kind review. Drabbles can be very powerful indeed and a prequel/sequel might not be that far away.
Have a good day,