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    April 3rd, 2008


    Cauterize by Lady Altair

    Summary: “In truth, Harry’s photograph is the least interesting of all.” Drabble Collection, 1, 496 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is post-DH stress syndrome written through pictures, and gives a really realistic sense of being a survivor, trying to pick up the pieces of the war. Dennis Creevey is, like every character he photographs, just trying to find a way to return to normal, and the struggles are beautifully and subtly portrayed. There’s almost no description of feeling, it’s all about the visual: show not tell to perfection. Lady Altair’s skill as a writer is clear in this well-crafted piece.

    Why You Might Not Care: I don’t really know. If you can stomach post-DH writing, and most people can, if they try hard, this is well worth reading.

    posted by winglessflight

    4 Responses to “Cauterize”

    1. Anonymous Says:
      April 3rd, 2008 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you for the rec. That was beautiful.

    3. s. smile Says:
      April 4th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

      Loved it. It was so vivid, I could just see the photos. It left me with this heavy feeling. Nice.

    5. Oxymoron Says:
      April 4th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

      That was really beautiful. Somehow, I liked the first one of Lavender best. I never cared particularly for her, but that one made her a war hero while still being, well, Lavender.

    7. Tash Says:
      April 5th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

      Fantastic rec. Loved the prose, depiction of characters…Lady Altair is really someone to keep an eye out for.