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Rectober # 1: HP Silencio Recs


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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
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Harry/Whoever
Rating: PG
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
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
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.
Rating: G
Warnings: None
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)
Rating: R
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.
These all look great! I haven't read anything from silencio yet, I'm having trouble keeping up with RS Games :-)
I know, so many things are going on. Yay fandom :D
The entries at HP Silencio are short, so if you feel like it, it's easier to find the time :)
Thank you for the recs! I'm only starting to catch up with silencio. :D
This is such an interesting idea for a comm! I remember your recs (and fic!) from last time. I'll definitely have to give these a read.
It is! It's so interesting to see how different writers find ways to tell their story without dialogue. And for me, I rather like writing without dialogue. I tend to have to remind myself that 'maybe it's time for them to say something soon' when I write, haha ;)

I hope you like them :)