Summary: Well known for her horrible acne, Eloise Midgen is one of the least popular girls at Hogwarts. She is besotted with the one and only Ronald Weasley, but he only notices her to make fun of her. Her best (and only) friend Marietta Millen tells her to relax and enjoy life, but Eloise has seriously considered leaving Hogwarts permanently because only one person (Marietta) knows her for who she really is. Will she ever learn to be happy with what she's got?
Summary: At Salem Witches’ Institute, the most prestigious academy for young witches in America, only a handful of girls are selected each year. Old wizarding families groom their young daughters from birth, hoping to be one of the few who get to brag at parties in the coming season about their child’s acceptance. What actually goes on at Salem is shrouded in secrecy, but the fact that it consistently produces the best and most powerful the American wizarding world has to offer seems to have been enough for the Bluebloods for centuries.
But when Libra Malfoy, daughter of foreign diplomats Scorpius and Rose Malfoy, is accepted, she’s not sure what to make of her mysterious new school. As she begins to investigate the strange happenings at Salem, she finds herself tangled in a web of deceit and danger. Could Salem’s methods be rooted in something sinister? It’s only too possible…
Summary: On the eve of Harry Potter's arrival at Hogwarts a solitary woman sits alone in her tower room contemplating the interwoven fabric of destiny and its effect on all the chess pieces of this war.
Overall winner of the Summer challenge!!
Summary: There were many moments of tension mentioned between Sirius and Severus in the early days of the second Order of the Phoenix. Severus arrives one day in the unfamiliar house of Black to be greeted by Sirius, and as emotions boil and tempers rise, the two face off in a duel of long built prejudices and hate.
Summary: It's hard not to care what they say...
Aggravating, annoying, and stubborn.
Cedric Diggory uses those three words to describe his father, to himself at least. He doesn't want to hurt his father's feelings, but he can't stand not voicing his opinion on things.
What will happen when Cedric finally confronts his dad about the way he feels? Will things turn out badly, or will his father actually listen to him for once?
I'd like to think we'll break away.
This was written for the Character Exploration class on the forums!
Summary: Sometimes, in the fall, when the leaves are changing from green to brown, you think you can remember your parents.
For Julia, growing up in a wizarding orphanage is always lonely, always sad, and never easy.
An entry by solemnlyswear_x to the Worlds within a World challenge.
Summary: A story of the friendship of two beings on the run from the Ministry of Magic.
Summary: A weekend trip to the mysterious Rose Cottage leads to Ginny's second pregnancy and Hermione's first. The Potters and Weasleys take on “The Next Great Adventure” as they anticipate the births of Albus Potter and Rose Weasley.
Summary: The Quest for Immortality and immense wealth is deep-rooted in the Sands of Time. It had sprouted in many regions of the world. The quest soon evolved into the search for the Philosopher's Stone. The Search for the Stone, via Alchemy, has scope for Materialistic as well as Spiritual Developments. One such search was initiated by a wizard of Ancient India. Will he progress in his search and grasp the stone, while evolving or Will he fail to get to the Stone and go deep into the coils of doom?
This was written for the Alchemy prompt of the Summer Challenge, by Benu_Horus_2006 of Gryffindor
Summary: Every year, Severus finds himself writing a class plan for a subject he believes he will never teach. However, it has become a ritual of sorts, and rituals must be observed.
This was an entry for the Summer Challenge in the Educational Decree category... and won second place!
Summary: Sirius Black is sent on a mission to retrieve a relic of one of the founders. Only he didn't know that he would be sent to a different time period, let alone a different country.
What would happen there would shock him completely.
This was written for MithrilQuill's Newt Potions - The Dungeons class on the forums.
Summary: The Order is reforming. Sirius wants her back. Emma wants to forget him. Rachel is getting more and more curious. Remus just wants to help. The past is never really in the past.
Summary: When the Lovegood family is struck by a tragic disaster, young Luna is left alone and depressed. Her father does what he can to help, which includes a simple Physcologist. As Luna searches for happiness, she also finds her own way to connect to the world. A story about a child looking for a little hope, Wake Up, Luna shows just how much a daughter needs her mother when trying to grow up.
Summary: Crookshanks finds himself in an unfamiliar land and time. All he wants to do is find Hermione and get back to what he knows.
This is my Gauntlet final for Mithril's Potion's Class.
Tom Riddle's lifelong goal was to defy the mundane and become the perfection that others only dare to dream about: to become extraordinary. And nothing would stand in his way.
Follow Tom Riddle through the most important events of his school years.
Sequel to QSQ Nominee 'Never Ordinary'.
Summary: It’s August, and the new school term approaches. Dumbledore is forced to look for another teacher for Defence Against the Dark Arts, and his choice falls on Remus Lupin. However, since the man keeps a dark secret, he is afraid for it to ever come out.
Will Remus accept the offer to teach at Hogwarts? And if yes, how is he going to prepare himself?
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff, and this is my submission to the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: Severus Snape has taught Potions at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the past ten years. Never has he approached the start of the school year with less enthusiasm.
This is the year he has to face his past. This is the year he will be face to face not only with his worst enemy, but his one true love in the form of an eleven year old boy.
This is the year Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts.
I am mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff and this is my submission to the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: There are far too many things on Professor Septima Vector's mind. Most of them are numbers. But there are also worries: worries about the recent events after last year, when the Chamber of Secrets was opened, worries of imminent danger around any given corner, putting Professor Vector's nerves on end, and of course, worries of embarrassing herself.
This is star_sailor of Ravenclaw's entry for The Summer Challenge: Educational Decree.
Summary: Lily and Severus are each given a dangerous mission. Can they complete it, or will their emotions take over?
Gauntlet Round 6 Submission by Ravenclaw_Soprano and th_poet14 (LilyGinnyWrites92) of Ravenclaw.
Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.
The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.
The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.