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Reviews for Divested

LoneStarVamp 2006.06.15 - 07:42PM 1: - Signed
It never ceases to amaze me how our favourite Potions Master can be the focus of the most intriguing scenarios, even those that require only a minimum number of words to suggest mystery and suspense - nicely done! What I particularly enjoyed is the very last line which, in light of the biblical reference, leaves the reader unsure of what the woman will actually do. Is she telling the truth or does she, in fact, plan to snip snip those dark locks! LSV SH Poet in Residence

Author's Response: Thank you :)! The word limit was very scary to me - but then I have been told that I always want to say too much :D. So glad you like the suspense! -S.

purpleygirl 2006.06.07 - 07:18AM 1: - Signed
I just found this again after first reading it on the PRESTO Cookies forum. Every time I read this I'm amazed at how you chose each word so carefully that each one conveys an astonishing amount of imagery. Such as 'treacherous body'. No words are wasted. And I like your alliteration, whether it was intentional or not -- 'lazy and limp', 'lose ... let'. I love that last line -- everything spirals downward to sleep, then we're left wondering whether he *really* drifted off or his eyes snapped open.

Author's Response: Hee, thank you! I'm so glad you like it; it's my first drabble and consequently an experiment. - I'm an alliteration addict, actually :D... -S.

Lady Whitehart 2006.03.10 - 09:01PM 1: - Signed
OK I'm a bit slower than most this week. I did catch the biblical reference right away but it took a few reads to absorb everything else. Overall liked it.

Author's Response: I'm a rather wordy person normally, so the 100-word-restriction was a difficult thing for me. I felt like I was cramming a lot of meanings into a tiny text, and I thought it looked rather cryptic :-). Thanks for being patient with it! -S.

Anaxarete 2006.03.07 - 04:47PM 1: - Signed
Excellent, I love the way his own weakness disgusts him deeply, but he just can't stop; love it.

Author's Response: Thanks, Anaxarete - yes, it's a case of force majeure :D... -S.

greenwood 2006.03.07 - 03:56PM 1: - Signed
HA! Good ending! Great drabble!

Author's Response: Thanks very much! -S.

Stella Stargazer 2006.03.07 - 01:29PM 1: - Signed
I'm just now getting the feel for appreciation of drabbles, and this one does just what it's supposed to (I think). Almost like a slightly longer haiku -- and, yes, I immediately flashed to Samson and Delilah. Nifty little images.

Author's Response: Thank you! This is my very first drabble - I've only just become interested in them. They're difficult, and I wasn't so sure I could get this one to work. It's a relief to hear it's okay! -S.

Apothecaria 2006.03.06 - 01:00AM 1: - Signed
Everything is leading downward, towards sleep. And then your last sentence would pop his eyes wide open. (And I have personal reasons for appreciating Samson and Delilah references.)

Author's Response: Thank you, Apothecaria - I'm so glad you liked it! -S.

journeymom 2006.03.05 - 08:15PM 1: - Signed
Gasp! Would she dare? LOL!

Author's Response: Well, she is - um - not be be underestimated... :D Thank you! -S.

Potioncat 2006.03.05 - 01:40PM 1: - Anonymous
Oh, Dililah came to mind at once. I took it that Brynhild was letting Snape know that she knew he felt vulnerable. As to whether that news comforted him or distressed him....well, she's a lot like Snape isn't she?

Author's Response: She is indeed :P... I'm not convinced he'd find her words entirely reassuring. But this is where the 100-word-limit becomes interesting, isn't it :D? Thanks, Potioncat! -S.

Deeble 2006.03.05 - 01:18PM 1: - Signed
Let's bring up that rating, shall we? This is an excellent drabble -- and of course it's all subjective, but I liked your choice of words.

Author's Response: Oh! That's very kind of you, Deeble -- have a great big hug! :D -S.

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