Hi Beth! I'm here for BvB :)
I thought I'd stop by this one-shot and take a look; I'm an avid reader of ASLTW, but haven't really explored any of your other stories.
This is certainly a very different kettle of fish to ASLTW, and I think it really showcases the diversity in your writing skills. From beginning to end, it's well-written with a clear story to tell and some amusing scenes within. What an adorable story from a novel approach!
I really felt for Ginny in this story. Such a strong, independent woman must have found it extremely tough going at times to be at the beck and call of three small children. I'm sure she felt a lot of satisfaction from parenting, but the responsibility must have weighed her down immensely. It's good to see she gets some quality time to herself ... or does she?
The beginning of this story lulls the reader into a sense of freedom as they are flying through the skies with Ginny Potter. It's not long before the small, plaintive voices sound, and, essentially for Ginny, playtime is over. Ginny is trying to enjoy herself, but it gets harder with each demanding child that appears. The kids were hilarious, but the poor woman in the sky, whose patience eventually ran out (and I thought she did well to contain it for so long), obviously didn't find their antics that funny. Of course, once she snaps, it's game over for her too and the freedom is stolen from her mind. The thoughtful gesture at the end more than made up for it, though. Ahhhhh!! Such cuteness! I'm a sucker for a story with a happy ending! <3
I thought the little pieces of dialogue with the children were beautifully - and very age-appropriately - written. I really could imagine in my head how their young, earnest voices must have sounded, and the things they had done in innocence were so typical; I committed similar 'crimes' at their age too! Including bringing in garden creatures into the kitchen (I used to have a fascination for woodlice and caterpillars, much to my mother's horror).
Loved this little glimpse into Ginny Potter's day!