Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

     This is the most beautiful and poignant scene I’ve ever read. Something to strive for in my own writing. I’m right there with Harry as he ‘walks through the valley of the shadow of death’…

            …A swarm of dementors was gliding amongst the trees; he could feel their chill, and he was not sure he would be able to pass safely through it. He had no strength left for a Patronus. He could no longer control his own trembling. It was not, after all, so easy to die. Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: To think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second. At the same time he thought that he would not be able to go on, and knew that he must. The long game was ended, the Snitch had been caught, it was time to leave the air…

            The Snitch. His nerveless fingers fumbled for a moment with the pouch at his neck and he pulled it out.

            I open at the close.

            Breathing fast and hard, he stared down at it. Now that he wanted time to move as slowly as possible, it seemed to have sped up, and understanding was coming so fast it seemed to have bypassed thought. This was the close. This was the moment.

            He pressed the golden metal to his lips and whispered, “I am about to die.”…

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About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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