Oooo...Dark stuff! Very nicely written and probably not just fitting for Draco.
Next up on the to read list: Shrouds.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I think this is my favourite poem of mine on the archives so I'm pleased you liked it.I was certainly on a Draco redemption kick when I wrote it. Hope you enjoy Shrouds. I think it divides people, somewhat, but I was pleased with my story and plotting. ~Carole~
Mm, Carole you are getting so good at writing Draco! Shrouds is great for you, and I have a feeling it will soon become one of your biggest hits. I do need to get back on reading that one ... this is the first review I have written in a while actually. (Implies that you should feel special ;D)
I thought this was super. Man, next year I will have so much stuff to submit for the QSQs. I discovered this site a tiny tad too late. I believe I got my account on 8/12. Just missed it. And I just recently got my beta forum account ... enough with the random rambling.
Carole, you fit so much emotion and so much of Draco's life into a tiny poem like a haiku! Like really, I'm no poet in the slightest, but you did an amazing job! Your writing is simply fabulous and I love reading it.
Author's Response: Thank you, Megan. In the end, I enjoyed writing this but it was a struggle for a while because haikus are so darn difficult. Draco leapt out at me as soon as I saw the prompt, but I do seem to have him on my mind. ~Carole~
Oooh, dark! Did you write this with Shrouds in mind? It seems like it could be. I am amazed at how both you and Natalie have imparted such great drama through such short, simple haikus. I especially like the contrast between heat in the first stanza and cold in the second. After reading it several times, I could pinpoint each stanza to its reference in Draco's life. It's very subtle and well done. Nice job and good luck in the triathalon! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Thank you. I did have shrouds in mind. Draco's story is fascinating me with the possibilities of redemption. These were hard to write because it's a form of poetry I've never attempted, but once I started, I enjoyed it. Thanks again. ~Carole~
MMMM! I really think these haikus were perfect: they have vivid imagery, and contradicting thoughts. They also go hand in hand with Shrouds ;). Did you have that on your mind while doing this?
Time heals the wounds.
The past blurs and seeds renew.
Darkness never dies.
Great one, Carole, and good luck with the challenge.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I guess I have Shrouds and Draco on my mind. He does seem to be featuring in a few things at the moment. It was the books, though, watching him turn from the cocky wannabee Death Eater into a wreck that didn't really want to identify Harry that got me thinking. Plus there's a reconciliation - of sorts - in the epilogue. (Hmm, why am I using this response to think about Draco so much - ha ha) thank you ~Carole~
I like it! All the darkness and burning - good description of Draco's life. And that even though time heals wounds the darkness is always there. Nice job! Debbie
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I see Draco suffering after the war which he deserves ... just a little bit. ~Carole~