Penname: Madeline Fabray [Contact]
Real name: April
Member Since: 11/26/2005
Membership status: Member

Hiya! I'm a 31-year-old Buckeye who is addicted to Harry Potter (but hey, aren't we all?) I work for a company that publishes local weekly papers and have gone back to school full time for my MLIS. Most of my peers think I'm insane, and I don't contradict them.

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Reviews by Madeline Fabray

"Man is not an end but a beginning. We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day." ~Thornton Wilder In the aftermath of the second war, nothing has worked out exactly the way anyone thought that it would. The end that everyone sought never came, and life, as they say, went on for the children of the eighth day. A collection of short stories about the lives that were changed by the second war. [Begun before HBP, and therefore AU past OotP.]



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Slash
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 10711; Read Count: 2608; Completed: No

Updated: 12/02/2005; Published: 11/17/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
12/02/2005
Wow, I can see why you were nominated for Author of the Week. From the get-go, you establish your story so descriptively - the "strage" Muggle toothpaste, the house-elf stabbing her hand with the poker, the snickering mirror. Very nice! You write Draco and his thoughts very well. I'm envious because that's a weakness -- I'm not very good at getting inside pettystudentgit!Draco's head. Look forward to reading more when it's not so late here, heh.

Author's Response: Heh! I like snarky!Draco. =) Even a redeemed Draco would still be a snarky Draco in my book. Thanks for the review!



Chapter 1: Turn About is Fair Play
Bleed by Cella [Mid Teens]
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Your blood isn’t made of mud. It’s red. Topic: A person is informed they have lung cancer.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Drabble
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Dark Fiction, Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 935; Read Count: 410; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/19/2005; Published: 11/19/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
05/30/2006
I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone tackle cancer in the Wizarding world -- certainly not like this. I really liked the constant ticking of the clock as Hermione waits.


Chapter 1: Bleed (One-Shot)

In the summer before his sixth year, Harry is saved from Voldemort by a vampire. As he learns more about the vampire and the mysterious Order he serves, Harry is faced with a choice that will forever change his view of good and evil.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death, Dark Fiction, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 23128; Read Count: 3445; Completed: No

Updated: 07/04/2006; Published: 11/21/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
01/31/2006
Nice setup! Like, especially, the mysterious and predatory being at the end. Harry's unease and questioning his abilities fits, too.


Chapter 1: Prologue
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
01/31/2006
Nice fight scene, those are hard to do. Interesting about the new protection spell -- that was neat. I saw the fact that Harry was being lured out coming, but it was still clever. A couple things: one, Harry should have had some sort of reaction from the moment Bellatrix entered the scene. His reactions and recognition came rather late, and it threw me, Also, Harry's recollection of the vampire fighting with Voldemort and Bellatrix and his emotions as he reflected on it afterwards interrupted the flow of the story. The spell is "Crucio," with a "c." But I like your descriptions and the setup, and you write Voldemort very well. Bellatrix using a really nasty form of Devil's Snare -- that is so like her. I can see the other Death Eaters fearing her. She's powerful and she's nuts.


Chapter 2: An attack at twilight
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
A short scene which takes place in the Gryffindor common room.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Drabble
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 603; Read Count: 632; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/21/2005; Published: 11/21/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
03/10/2006

If they ever start using fanfic quites for the main page, you should use this one:

 “Don’t look at me like that,” he said slowly, his voice raspy with fatigue.

“Like what?” she asked softly, continuing to look at him.

“Like the sun rises and sets in my eyes.”

 

Lovely!




Chapter 1: none
Hermione, Draco, and a little chat in the Owlery.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Drabble
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 433; Read Count: 336; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/24/2005; Published: 11/24/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
02/26/2006
Nice snippet. I don't see Hermione and Draco getting together, but what if... something like this is likely. Good song choice, too.


Chapter 1: Drabble

They say the world isn’t black and white- that there’s shades of grey. My world doesn’t have shades of grey. There’s no light for me. My world is a world of darkness, and it’s merely the texture that changes.

. . .

So I’ll write from my darkness-- inky wet words upon a pale parchment. I’ll write the ugly and brutal truth. I’ll write about hope with no goal. And the magic will take you back. Back to my memories.

Welcome to my world.

--Theodore Nott



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Mystery
Warnings: Character Death, Strong Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1121; Read Count: 29; Completed: No

Updated: 11/28/2005; Published: 11/28/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
01/30/2006
Interesting start from an interesting perspective. I hope you continue with this. I love how you work in the sweeter memories of Theodore's mother, with his current bitterness and fear.


Chapter 1: Stay Strong
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When Dumbledore told him that death was the next great adventure, Harry hadn’t thought he’d meant it quite so literally. PostHBP.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1124; Read Count: 527; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/30/2005; Published: 11/30/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
02/02/2006
*snickers* That was good. Your descriptions of the ball of light as it got angrier -- hee hee hee! Great twist at the end -- didn't see that coming. Perhaps I should have...but that's me, not your story. Well done!


Chapter 1: None
War is hell. Years after the Final Battle, the man remembers, and writes the letter he has written so many times before. [Post Hogwarts; one shot]

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1147; Read Count: 518; Completed: No

Updated: 12/03/2005; Published: 12/03/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
08/06/2006
Wow. That was just amazing, so poignant. So sad! Especially the ending, about Ron.


Chapter 1: Sub-Chapter
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[HBP Spoilers][One-Shot] One late night, Hermione receives a letter that changes her life forever. However, when it finally sinks in, she realizes that saying goodbye to the two people who she loved the most, isn't as easy as it was made out to be.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2109; Read Count: 463; Completed: Yes

Updated: 12/03/2005; Published: 12/03/2005
Reviewer: Madeline Fabray (Signed)
01/30/2006
Awww....*sniff* Poor Hermione -- even she doesn't have the answers for this. But then, who does?


Chapter 1: Saying Goodbye