Date: 09/17/2011 05:58 pm Title: Chapter 3
I love Mrs. Mallard. So sorry Nina Foch passed. She was so fun in that role. You really had her in character. Sheila
Author's Response: Thank you so much, she was a terrific character, and I miss her too! I'm so pleased you think I did her justice!
Date: 09/17/2011 01:35 pm Title: Chapter 2
OMG! How horrible for our poor dear Ducky.
it sure explains how he can understand Gibbs pain so well, though doesn't it?
Author's Response: It does explain a lot doesn't it? I promise things will get a little more cheery...soon. Thank you so much for the comment and the rating!
Date: 09/15/2011 09:54 am Title: Chapter 1
Wow! I wonder how long it will be before Elspeth (nice patrician name btw) lives to regret her words.
Excellent first chapter. I can feel my heart breaking even as Ducky's does. I am a little surprised to see him referred to in the narrative as Ducky (although that is what we come to know him as)--is that a literary device meant to intentionally draw the contract between what he was like as a youth versus the individual we see at NCIS? If so, it's quite a formidable device which you employ to great, and devastating, effect.
Thank you for writing and sharing this.
Author's Response: Thank you so much!! It was definitely a poor Ducky moment wasnít it? As for Elspeth...this isnít the last we hear of her... I wanted to use Ducky in the narrative mostly because thatís how weíve always known him, and he tells us itís been his nickname since he was a lad, so he was Ducky long before we knew him...but Elspeth didnít use it, and nor will....well youíll see, or at least you will if you read on...
Date: 09/14/2011 05:53 pm Title: Chapter 1
I am intrigued by a tale of Ducky and I love how you have set the scene. Eager to read more. sheila
Author's Response: Thank you so much! The scene moves on to patures new in the next ficlet...which I hope to post tomorrow!
Date: 09/14/2011 03:21 pm Title: Chapter 1
This seems almost like a mirror of Tim and Abby. I liked it, and I could see how this would mold the man we know as Ducky today.
Author's Response: I never thought of the Tim/Abby parallel, but now you mention it...it could be...Iím glad you could see a little of Ďouríí Ducky here! Thank you for your comment!