|Review:||Violet Gryfindor says:|
This story deserves a huge "OMG" for many reasons, but mostly because it reads backwards and forwards - that's brilliant! This goes beyond anything I've seen before, and I'm speechless. After some thought, I've come back to finish this review, but I'm afraid it will still be all squee and no substance. :P
The writing here is beautiful, flowing, and lyrical. There are so many lines I'd like to pick out, but that would make the review too long. I'm still amazed at how the story works in both directions. Actually, it seems to work better going back up again, but maybe that's because one's now familiar with the scene. My mind is thoroughly boggled, but even more so squefull over the beauty and brilliance of this story.
The characters (now here is something concrete) are wonderfully characterized - I see their parents in both of them, but they are unique people in themselves, both very sympathetic. I like your way of writing Rose, as it's different from what I've usually seen, more dreamy and distant. At least, that is how Teddy sees her, and it adds to the poetic feel of the story, making her part of the poetry.
I'm definitely adding this to my favourites. ^_^ It's made my day to read this!
Author's Response: I am shocked that you reviewed this. I think my heart skipped a few beats as soon as I saw the penname, which I sincerely hope doesn't creep you out. But it isn't everyday that you get a review from a favorite author.
I'm surprised, grateful, and honored that you enjoyed this little one-shot. Personally, I like the backwards version too, because it has the angstier ending of her leaving and I'm a total sucker for angst.
Wow, thanks so much! It was really difficult to keep a consistent character through them due to the prose. If you liked the backwards style of this, allow me to recommend Gina's (Unwritten Curse) stunning one-shot 'Draw O Coward", which utilizes the same style, but in a slightly different way. (One story instead of two. ;))
Thanks so much for reviewing, Susan! First the inspirational banner and now, this. It really made me happy that you enjoyed it!