Summary: Circe. How little do we know about this Greek goddess. She could turn grown men, strong enough to lift ten oxen, into beasts by herself. She was gorgeous. When the men wandered onto her lonely island of Aeaea, all they could do was stare at her beauty and grace.
When David, the leader of his own ship, on the hunt for treasures, awakes on her island to find three maidens standing before him, beckoning him to Circe's palace, he refuses, yet his men follow. He has no other choice but to go along.
Circe eventually tries to pull him into her bed, yet David refuses; he has a wife and child coming at home, and he is not the type of man to betray her.
But Circe always gets what she wants.
This is an entry by Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff for the Wizard Card prompt. I am using the all-mighty maiden Circe.
Summary: Tom and Miriam Riddle were never the closest of siblings, especially after all the horrible things he made her endure while they were in school. However, one day, after living a relatively happy life away from him, Miriam is thrust back into his clutches once more.
(A sequel to the fic, In the Shadow of the Serpent.)
Summary: A 4-part chronicle of the collapse of the relationships between Hogwarts's Four Founders, "Sparks and Mud" follows the founders through the year that ended their ability to work together, yet inevitably set Hogwarts onto the path it is on today. Through a smattering of romance, friendship, humor, and of course, tragedy, find out how the promise contained in the relationship of the founders fell apart into sparks and mud.
Mentions of violence in later chapters- nothing big, but I'm putting the warning up anyway.
Summary: Jocunda Sykes
Born 1915 in Derbyshire, England. Currently calls the United States her home.
Jocunda Sykes’ life was not her own – ruled by rigid social institution and overbearing parents – but she was determined to get it back. As the first person ever to attempt this trip and survive, Jocunda not only gained fame for flying across the Atlantic on a broomstick, but also earned her freedom and respect as a woman.
Entered for the Wizard Card Spring Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Albus and his girlfriend are having some misconception-related problems...which leads to a certain injury.
This entry is by BloodRayne of Gryffindor, for prompt #1 of the monthly One-Shot Challenges.
Summary: It's not easy living in the shadow of genuis. Aberforth Dumbledore contemplates his brother while spending time with his special friend.
For the One-Shot Challenge-Tales of Albus Dumbledore, prompt one. By Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Summary: Albus Dumbeldore is a character that has been puzzling Harry Potter fans since the very first chapter of Book 1. How did he get that interesting scar that is a perfect map of the London Underground? How did his nose get so crooked? Why does he trust Severus Snape? Broken At Least Twice explores one of Dumbledore's more interesting characteristics...
"His blue eyes were light, bright, and sparkling behind half-moon spectacles and his nose was very long and crooked, as though it had been broken at least twice."
SS/PS chapter 1
I am BeautifulDreamer07 of Gryffindor House rising up to the challenge of prompt #1 of the March One-Shot Challenge!
Summary: Night after night the dream returns. One evening she decides to act upon it.
Will following the dream's footsteps provide the same results in life? Will time have healed all wounds? Can broken bridges ever be mended?
Originally written for the second New Years' challenge, Dreams.
Summary: New Year's Challenge #2, "Dreams", written by suckr4romance of Hufflepuff House.
A two-part fan fiction telling the part of the founders' story--a crucial part. It is told from the point of view of Helga Hufflepuff, in tribute to my House.
Summary: Mark, a young Hogwarts student, meets a mermaid in the Hogwarts lake. Overcome by his fascination, he paints a portrait of her. However, it soon becomes evident that his portrait is more than just a painting...
Written by the*evenstar of Ravenclaw for Seminar 2: Hogwarts Portraits.
Summary: Salazar Slytherin and the rest of the founders are in a dilemma, and a fight. Salazar only wants pure-bloods in the school, but Godric, Rowena, and Helga won’t stand for it.
Salazar heads to his own dormitory, furious, and finally falls asleep against the chatter ringing in his head.
A Voice wakes him.
I am Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff, and this was originally written for the New Year’s Challenge, prompt, Dreams.
Summary: Albus Dumbledore has defeated the dark wizard Grindelwald and been offered the position of Minster for Magic. Turning down the generous offer, he instead sets out for Hogwarts to return to teaching and begin his new partnership with Nicholas Flamel. Yet something holds him back, and as he takes his time traveling across the countryside leading to Hogsmeade, he comes upon a mysterious inn by the name of the Green Dragon. There he meets several people who help him find his way back home through the fog of reluctance that shadows his journey.
This story was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the New Year’s Challenge.
Summary: ‘Pet snakes, three-headed dogs, rivalries and secrets. This is where it all started, and I was caught in the line of fire... or rather, I was the one who lit the match and caused the blaze. Funny how life can change completely in an instant. This is an account of the end of my life as I once knew it.’
Eighty years after Hogwarts is founded, Gryffindor’s friendship with Slytherin seems on the brink of falling apart. Meanwhile, young Aramis Selby endeavours to discover the Parseltongue’s secrets. What he finds will change Hogwarts for ever. But his interfering may seal his own fate...
‘Two-shot’, slightly angsty, I’d say. Let me know what you think. 3-5yrs,
Summary: Rowena Ravenclaw did not believe in dreams. Neither did she believe in foreseeing the future. But how far can a certain curious dream go in proving her false? One shot. Submitted by miss padfoot of Hufflepuff for Challenge Two: The Dreams Challenge in the New Year Challenge.
Summary: A dream or a nightmare? He can't make up his mind. He's seen. His dream. His nightmare. But he'll win this war, won't he? He knows he will.
Summary: The Dumbledore brothers have a colourful history. One is the scholar, the hero, and the Headmaster we all know. The other... Well, there's that story about the goat.
A little Valentine for the Ravenclaws. Warning: this does contain the goat.
Summary: Born into a time of turmoil and hardship, Rowena Ravenclaw always knew she was different. There was something that would haunt her mind deep in the night- an unseen and unknown power.
Now she has met three other young people who have this power. Together, they can bring the magic back. Together, they can do great things. But the magic is for only those who believe.
I am smiley10792 and I am in Hufflepuff house.
Summary: One-Shot inspired on a history lesson about witch hunts.
In mid-seventeenth century England, when witch hunts were the in thing to do, Richard Potter begins to hear whispers that a “Witch Finder General” is heading towards the small village where he and his family live. Of course, he can easily protect the people who ARE “guilty” of witchcraft (his family and the cantankerous old Widow Thompson), but what about the innocent Muggle villagers who will most likely be accused because they happen to talk to their cat? Who will protect them?
Summary: Little is known of the ghosts which reside here within the walls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For some, their pasts have been entirely erased from memory, and all that remains is but a shadow of their former selves. We mortal beings know nothing of death, for it hides its secrets, only unearthing them as we pass beyond after our final moments, yet then, there are still some who fear what lies ahead once we are gone.
A book of death-day one-shots, put together in this manner because of the prologue. (Otherwise, it might be separate one-shots in a series.) This could be horror or angst, but I thought, as it isn't intentionally morbid, that historical would do best.
Summary: Salazar Slytherin is old and weary, but still working his own brand of magic. He finds himself in a tavern in the northern town of Alnwick, reflecting on what was, and on what could have been.