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Review:ciararose says:
Wow, this story was incredibly creepy. Having read Pet Semetary, I couldn't resist when I found this fic was inspired by it. And you really do it justice, I must say. But I think what you accomplished best was the depth of the feeling that really made the story believable. It was not simply a horror story, it was a tragedy. And not because of the death, but because of the loss of innocence and the descent into madness.

I particularly liked that you managed to accomplish the very delicate task of keeping Draco's madness subtle, even while his wife's was obvious. Draco is at first a grieving father, and then slowly more and more of the twist in his mental state is revealed, just keeping pace with the action of the story. And the fact that you chose to use Draco and Astoria fits so well, because Draco's actions have that element of selfishness or greed that his character is well known for, but also have the helplessness and sorrow behind them that make them totally believable.

And, needless to say, the horror was perfectly done. It is just chilling, the wording, particularly the Ivory Child.

Amazing work!

Author's Response: Hi ciararose,
Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! I was so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this one-shot and that you found it creepy. As a horror writer, it always makes me happy to know that I gave my readers a little scare. ;)

Also, I'm really pleased that you thought Draco's slow descent into madness was believable. I had a writing teacher who once told me never to write about madness, because someone who is sane cannot possibly understand it. I'm glad you thought it turned out all right in this fic, though. Or perhaps that means I'm less sane than I think? Haha. ^_^

Again, thanks for the great review. It was just wonderful hearing from you and I really do appreciate your kind comments. Have a great week and take care!

Best,
celticbard


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