Comments on 'Gone But Not Forgotten'

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Beth K.
New! Entered: 2015-12-11
Wow. You really share Snowfall's grief at the recent deaths. I like how you linked them to the past, and not just that, but shared some of Snowfall's history by including the mention of breeze and her training as howlkeeper. It shows how seriously she takes her duty, and it was really nice for her to have her lovemate beside her at the end for support/comfort as she steels herself for her task of remembering, and sharing, these tragedies.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2013-09-25
An interesting look into Snowfall's mind, in her capacity as howlkeeper. The note that the Now can be just as strenghtening of pain in the present as it can dull it with forgetfulness was very fitting and something I hadn't really thought about before.
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2012-12-23
Wow! I'm really impressed that you found and then included BOTH possible answers for this clue! I like how Snowfall places such importance on the tribe's history; and important quality for a howlkeeper. Poor her, so full of grief and having to be there to support the rest of the tribe in their own sadness and loss!
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2012-12-16
My favorite line is the last one because it's a reminder that telling stories is not easy, but work. And that it takes something out of the teller to share stories, especially hard ones.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2012-12-06
I like the way this shows that the role of a storyteller can itself be a comfort in a time of grief -- the way it gives Snowfall something that she can do, in a situation where she otherwise feels helpless.
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-10-31
It's nice to see this short glimpse of Snowfall's feelings on this tragic event, and how she connects it to what has come before. A lovely prequel to Heidi's poem!
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2012-09-19
Great to see an immediate reaction to the death of some tribe members. It's so seldom, although deaths of beloved ones already happened so often in our elves lives.
I was not aware of the fact that there were other tribe members who died of a spring flood, besides Beesting, Tallow and Sunlight. I like how you combined the two events.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-09-10
Lea -- I'm delighted to see your first fic for the club! You did a wonderful job with it, and I hope to see you tackle more in the future!
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2012-09-08
Thank you for this story, Lea! (I absolutely love getting stories from reader members and seeing that they took part in the treasure hunt, too :).)

It's really great to see it addressed that a Howlkeeper's job isn't only telling happy stories around the fire but that it's hard at times, having to set aside your own grief to tell the stories to others to help them cope with their grief ... Thank you again!
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2012-09-08
Oh that's a nice inside of the less happy aspect of being a howlkeeper I think. The grief and hardness of a moment and that you have to go and keep this within you and tell the stories.
Very nice inside into Snowfall and how she deals with this tragedy.
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