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    September 18th, 2007

    Field Below

    Field Below by Just Hold Still

    Summary: Somewhere behind him the world has juddered to a stop and begun again, but he knows none of it. When he comes back to himself, it’s to the clacking heartbeat of a train with no memory of the station, to the softly falling snow slipping past the grimy compartment windows, and the vague notion that he’s got somewhere to be. Oneshot, 1,273 Words.

    Why You Should Care: I love pieces like this, that combine poetic free-association with prose to create something soothingly dream-like. This is Snape’s After, and he is neither a hero nor a villain. Death is the great equalizer of all men, and so instead we have something simpler. I love this. Beautifully written, and as smooth as a stone that has weathered the elements for a long, long time.

    Why You Might Not Care: I feel you should read this even if you’re not particularly fond of Snape. But I am particularly fond of Snape, so what do I know, really?

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    2 Responses to “Field Below”

    1. AML Says:
      September 18th, 2007 at 10:58 am

      The nearly last line “He no longer knows anything” is a wonderful indirect reference to Kant’s claim that material world knowledge must necessarily be distinct from possible ‘knowledge’ in the metaphysical. This story continues after its conclusion but cannot be written about coherently. Loveloveloveit!

      Giddiness overtakes me when reading fiction tinted with philosophical thought and Just Hold Still got me giddy.

      Thanks for the rec!

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    3. Oxymoron Says:
      September 18th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

      So many beautiful pieces, thoughts, images. Thank you for recommending this! (God, Chelle, I’ve found so many wonderful fics through your site… You know, I came home today after having slept for five hours and worked all day, and just made myself a huge cup of tea and thought, ‘let’s see what Chelle’s got’ – you really saved my day *hugs*!)

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