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It's Rectober time :D Thank you, birdsofshore, for organizing yet again! *hugs*
For my first post, I'm reccing from one of my favourite fests: hp_silencio - it always gives us atmospheric, evocative and beautiful stories that are a joy to read. It's definitely worth to check out :)
Some of my favourites from this year's fest:
Draw Him In (Let Him Go) by Currently Anonymous
Warnings:*First person POV, parts of this can be taken as a character falling into depression (that wasn’t my intention when I wrote this but it was pointed out to me so better safe than sorry right?)*
Word Count: Just over 1000.
Summary: You can’t blame someone from leaving if you don’t give them a reason to stay.
Why I loved it: Beautifully written heartbreak and what follows - I love the flow of the language and how it makes every scene seem so real and vivid. I also love how we don't know whose voice we're hearing, that was a really cool touch that worked amazingly well.
Finding the Way Home by Currently Anonymous
Character(s): Helga Hufflepuff, Justin Finch-Fletchley
Word Count: 1k
Summary: Being a Hufflepuff means you have to do things the hard way. It has its advantages, however...
Why I loved it: This is a very sweet, touching and well-written piece that leaves me with a really content feeling. One of those fics that feels like a soft blanket on a cold day.
Aftermath by Currently Anonymous
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Minerva McGonagall. If you squint, you might see MM/PS.
Word Count: 1200
Summary: The Battle of Hogwarts is won — Minerva deals with the aftermath.
Why I loved it: Sad, yet hopeful and beautiful. Minerva feels very in character, and the ending is very satisfying.
Touch the Ground by Currently Anonymous
Pairing(s): Pansy/Hermione, (brief Harry/Draco)
Warnings : None
Word Count: 1,350
Summary: Pansy remembers, with perfect precision, how Hermione tastes against her lips.
Why I loved it: The tension here is fabulous, you can almost feel it between your fingers, and I love the atmospheric language.