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    April 6th, 2008

    All Those Empty Spaces

    All Those Empty Spaces by JackieJLH

    Summary: She never noticed all the empty spaces in her life until they started to fill up with memories. Oneshot, 2,202 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is an absolutely fantastic character piece on Petunia that sketches her character as well as her thoughts on many other characters, which is often just as revealing.  The language is just completely amazing, and the whole thing reads like a drabble in the way that every word has been carefully crafted to fit with all the other words — nothing is out of place or extraneous.  Petunia is in a place where there is nothing for her to do but think, and while her thoughts stray far and wide there is a thematic cohesion to them that makes me sigh.

    Why You Might Not Care: I often run out of witty things to say here when I have nothing of value to say here.  I was tempted to just leave it blank….

    posted by afterthree

    6 Responses to “All Those Empty Spaces”

    1. lady altair Says:
      April 7th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

      this needs no ‘why you might not care.’ beautiful and masterful.

    3. anonymous Says:
      April 7th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

      This was already recc’d, back on January 9th. Doesn’t make it any less good, but I thought I’d point that out.

    5. afterthree Says:
      April 7th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

      Blast! That was me that did it, too. *shame* This is what happens when I don’t keep my bookmarks properly organized.

      Oh well. Now there’s comments on it and I don’t want to delete those by creating a new rec. Hmm…. *thinks*

    7. winglessflight Says:
      April 7th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

      Chelle, you could just have two recs for one day…?

    9. afterthree Says:
      April 7th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

      I suppose I could. But it mucks up my pretty system! D: *swats away OCDness*

    11. allie_meril Says:
      April 7th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

      *g* I have the same problem. I’ll have something bookmarked in Firefox and not on del.icio.us, and have to double-check to see if I’ve already saved it at the latter.