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    December 21st, 2007

    A Good Way To Fall

    A Good Way To Fall by Lady Altair

    Summary: “It’s a good way to fall, he decides as the curse rushes up at him.” Drabbles, 726 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Lady Altair presents a series of moments from Alaster Moody’s life that go a long way to explaining how he ended up the way he did, and I admit I’ve fallen a little bit in love with the idea of Kitty Fenwick and this whole scenario. This author has a firm handle on what it takes to write a good drabble, and each is wonderfully simple. She finds the man behind the paranoia in Alaster Moody, and brings us a lovely and developed original character in Kitty Fenwick; the fact that she does it in so few words goes to show the depth of her skill. When Lady Altair gives us the bit about Moody’s leg, it was just perfect. This is one of those stories that I’ll probably absorb into my own version of canon, because I just like it that much.

    Why You Might Not Care: Well, you know… Moody’s the central character. I don’t suppose he’s got much of a fan club. There’s some weird indentation that I admit makes my eye twitch, but the content is just fabulous.

    Awards: 2008 Hourglass Award, Admins’ Choice — Drabble.

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “A Good Way To Fall”

    1. Sara Says:
      December 21st, 2007 at 10:58 am

      Oh, it’s wonderful. I think Kitty Fenwick just found her way into a corner of my personal canon.

    3. werewolfsfan Says:
      September 16th, 2009 at 9:54 am

      I was bookmarking this favorite story of mine on Delicious and couldn’t remember if Kitty Fenwick was mentioned by JK Rowling or totally made up by the marvelous Lady Altair since this has become my personal canon for Mad-Eye Moody. The google search lead me here! For the record, I have a t’ing for Alastor Moody. If Severus Snape can have six gazillion women swooning over him, surely a manly man like Mad-Eye has a few fangirls!