Fanfic Wednesday: “All the Ashes Like Leaves”


“All the Ashes Like Leaves” by firethesound (AO3)

Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Word Count: 21,185
Warnings: violence, creepy af plants

Author’s Summary:

Nothing about being the Chosen One had prepared Harry for this. With most of the population blinded and man-eating plants running amok, he can only stay close to his friends as they make their way to safety. Not that he’d call Malfoy a friend, but the end of the world does rather make their ongoing feud seem trivial. And it just figures that it took nothing short of an apocalypse to make Malfoy seem like less of a git.

My Thoughts:

I’ve been spending my allotted fanfic reading hours in the “post-apocalypse” tag because, well, that’s the kind of person I am. The more bleak the future, the happier I am.

This fic is a fusion with “The Day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham, which I haven’t read but now I plan to. Knowledge of the original scifi novel is unnecessary for understanding this fic, however, and the author blends the magical world of Harry Potter with the triffids seamlessly. The way the triffids are presented are equal parts creepy and thrilling, and the fic plays out like a film. (If there were a film made of this fic, I would be the first to be the ticket).

Read this if you dig post-apocalyptic settings,  Drarry, or scifi fusion fics.

-The Collectress