Comments on 'Summer's Passing'

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Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2014-10-09
The acceptance of death in this story was so haunting. It really got to me reading that Summer knew her lifemate was dead and that she saw her cub that had already passed on and that those were reason enough to go and that she knew 100% that her living children would be fine because they had eachother and the tribe. I love that Kestrel tried to fight but in the end accepted Summer's choice as hard as it must have been. Truly haunting.
Angie Cousins
New! Entered: 2013-01-20
Such a gorgeous, heart-rending piece. You say so much with just this short story and it really did make me choke and tear up. You get such a sense of Kestrel's panic and Summer's inner strength... And Flutterby's frantic declaration of love and desire to save her is what broke me in the end.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2012-12-30
The image of how they found Summer was very vivid and heartbreaking. This was all so wonderfully tragic, moved me right to tears.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2012-12-18
Oh, this had me in tears at the end (and I read it before! over the summer). I really really appreciate the dilemma you had Kestrel facing here, and I find myself glad that she chose to respect Summer's request and to sit with her, instead of trying desparately to save her when she didn't want, or need, saving.
Razzle C.
New! Entered: 2012-12-17
Oh, that was so sad! I can understand where Summer is coming from, though. What she said about her two surviving children and whether they would still be alive to greet her really hit me. Poor Kestrel! I'm really not sure how I would react in that situation myself.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2012-12-06
It's great to get a look at a case where an elf could have made a decision to go into wrapstuff... and rejected the idea. The way it comes across here, it's very much understandable. Poor Kestrel, though!
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-10-31
Every time I read this I get teary-eyed. It's such a hard situation for everyone involved, and as much as I wish Summer had agreed to go into wrapstuff, I can see her side of things as well. I really feel for Kestrel here, knowing there isn't anything she can do.
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2012-09-17
I really liked how reasonable Summer was in this situation. She definitely must have made her mind about Wrapstuff long ago, just in case. And she put all her remaining strengh into refusing and aguing for her case, which is much admirable.
But poor young Kestrel, so helpless and lost. One can feel with her so much.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2012-09-11
I really like the mood in this. It's so very sad and the whole feel of calmness and silence. Flutterby really almost made me sheet a tear. I love how the Preserver is so eager with his little hands.
This was utterly heartbreaking and I really liked Kestrel here. Her reaction comes of as very real to me.
And Summer strikes me as a very brave one. She faces her death so ... calmly and readily.

As mostly, very impressive.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2012-09-10
That was so sad but in a way, it was oddly comforting to know it was what Summer wanted and that Kestrel was there to hold her hand ... Poor Kestrel, though, this must have been so hard on her. I also really love the title!
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-09-10
This is one of those fics where I started with a title, and my challenge then was to figure out a plot to support it. Plus -- creative credit for this fic is owed to Holly, who's suggested to me a couple of times over the years that I should write an avalanche death.
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