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    December 29th, 2007

    Sheer Dumb Luck

    Sheer Dumb Luck by WinglessFlight

    Summary: “Cowards may die many times before their deaths; the valient never taste of death but one.” She laughs because she’s living on borrowed time. Oneshot, 1,175 Words.

    Why You Should Care: The repetition throughout this fic is used keenly and strategically, and I feel at long last that I might actually begin to understand Merope Gaunt. This fic is poetic, but it doesn’t run away with itself too far. It’s supremely focused, which has always been the way straight to my heart when we talk fanfiction.

    Why You Might Not Care: The focus is Merope Gaunt. But if y’all like character study fics about Petunia and Rita and Hagrid and Gilderoy, then this is precisely your cup of tea.

    Awards: 2008 Hourglass Award, Best Drama — Third Place

    posted by afterthree

    4 Responses to “Sheer Dumb Luck”

    1. AML Says:
      December 29th, 2007 at 10:58 am

      I cannot remember Merope Gaunt for the life of me. I’ll have to read it. Why can’t I remember this??

      *goes to read*

      Thanks for the rec!

    3. Sara Says:
      December 29th, 2007 at 12:19 pm

      I’ve read this one before, it’s really good.

      Out of curiosity, who recced this fic, Angel or Chelle?

    5. AML Says:
      December 29th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

      *duh* (just remembered)

      Good story!

    7. winglessflight Says:
      December 29th, 2007 at 6:29 pm

      Chelle, and this rec makes me laugh.