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Review:Violet Gryfindor says:
Here from the review tag! ^_^

This story caught my eye because the structure was different from what I've been before, even for 500 word stories. It not only looks, but sounds like a poem - it reads like a song with its repetitions and regular rhythm, which perfectly parallels the story's title. The plot twist was also brilliantly done, turning the Doctor Who quote on its head - Draco's song was not his life, but rather his life alone, his life in the shadow of Voldemort. You took a creative interpretation of the quote, which is just what one wants to see from a quote challenge - you emphasize that when one song ends, another begins

It was after this shift that your story also took on new life, I think because the first portion contained information that readers already know - the usual elements of Draco's story as Death Eater. It was still well-written, but it was when you moved into Draco's post-war existence that the story became exciting and refreshing (there are so many angsty Draco stories). The part when you describe the Malfoys' new life is excellent - I love the repetition there and the idea that the Malfoys gain as much freedom as Voldemort's old enemies. Draco is able to turn his life around, yet I also loved the detail that he hated sweet - there's still that Malfoyness to him. He may be a respectable person, but he hasn't lost that edge. It looks like a small detail, but it's an important aspect of his characterization, one that really made this story for me. The way that you have Draco draw an association between himself - the bitter wizard - and Astoria's bitter coffee was fantastic!

There was one typo I noticed - dinghy instead of dingy - but other than that, this was a great story to read, and I'm glad I got the chance to do so. I really liked the creativity of the structure, as well as your portrayal of Draco and his happy ending. Well done!

Author's Response: Hello! *waves*

OMG! I really admire your writing, so this means so much to me, like you have no idea!

When I was writing this, I definitely didn't consciously make it poetic, but I'm happy that it's been so well-received because of this happy accident! Although, there are quite a few song-like elements throughout.

For me, that's what the quote represented, so I'm happy that came through. I really wanted to give Draco a happy ending, because it would be interesting to see what he'd make of it.

I'm grinning ear to ear right now! Thank you so much for this! It's completely made my day! XD


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