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    August 24th, 2007

    Grasp

    Grasp by Laura Smith

    Summary: The dead don’t dream. Drabble, 509 Words.

    Why You Should Care: The thought that Sirius might be trapped forever in a purgatory such as this breaks my heart a little, because I feel he has earned his rest and not the pain of being this flimsy, half-formed ghost. It’s unclear whether or not the people Sirius spies upon are real or ghosts of souls themselves, but I think that is as Smith intended. The language is sweeping, like the wind-blown folds of the cloaks of Dementors, and there is the tang of restlessness throughout. The observation that “Arthur is not made for heroism, but he stands there as he always did” is just… wow. It made the hairs on the back of my neck tingle in that way only amazing prose can.

    Why You Might Not Care: This is touched (slightly more than only vaguely) with Remus/Sirius slash connotations, but it compliments the piece nicely rather than takes away from it. It is a softer angst, but angst never-the-less, and herein there are no happy endings.

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