A writer struggling with writer's block.
A bedtime story.
Winner of Best History/Mystery in the '09 QSQ's. Thank you!
Summary: In New Orleans, wizards, vampires, and all men of races magical and non can be found. And in 1893, a non-discriminating serial killer begins picking off men on the streets, one by one, barely leaving any traces of the victims, let alone the killer themself. But when a British Auror becomes the latest victim, his partner joins the American Ministry in the investigation, only to find one conclusive possibilty in the form of a creature previously only known to Plains Indians that shows no compassion and no desire to stop killing...
The Deer Woman
Summary: Although they were never close and never thought the same way, they were, after all, brothers in the end.
In the night I hear them talk, the coldest story ever told.
Once upon a time, hidden in the marshes, lost in the hills and sheltered by the forest, there lived, in a house, a special type of witch.
Many men tryed to pass through the forest, some men got lost in the hills and a few men stumbled across a house in the marshes.
The witch would greet each and every one of them joyfuly. Feed them, wash them, love them, drop them.
Many of these men never returned.
Somewhere far along this road he lost his soul to a woman so heartless.
A tale of Tom Riddle at Hogwarts. Like Harry Potter, Riddle never went home for Christmas. Instead, he spent his holidays looking for secrets hidden in the castle. What he found would cause death and sorrow for years to come.
Summary: Time is the magic that transforms the words and deeds of mortals to myth and fable. Who were the Hogwarts Four? Who were the people behind the legends? This is the story of the monk and maven, healer and hero who lived and dreamed and built a school in years long gone.
Summary: Salazar Slytherin begins a long and emotional journey returning to Hogwarts for Christmas. Will he be able to remain faithful to the three other founders?
I am bertiebott12 of Gryffindor. This is for the Winter Snows prompt, Home for Christmas.
Summary: Dilys Derwent forever reigns in the annals of wizarding history for her reknown as a revolutionary Healer and her distinguished tenure as a Headmistress of Hogwarts. But who was Dilys, called Dandelion in her youth? This story follows her path to legend.
Summary: Hogwarts was founded by four witches and wizards, great friends, and said to be the greatest of their age. But how did they meet, and what started them on the road to greatness?
Summary: Hogwarts could never have been built without magic. Yet even ‘simple’ magic alone doesn’t let a castle as huge as Hogwarts appear out of nowhere. There have been other forces at work as well, given by the spirits to humankind to command over them.
But whatever the spirits have humankind presented with, it can take something to settle a balance…
Summary: (1946)Tom Riddle is nineteen years old, and has already created four Horcruxes: the Cup, the Diadem, the Ring, and the Locket. But now he sets sail for India, to capture and tame the legendary snake Nagini, in the hot deserts of Rajasthan. India, currently under the British rule, is unfamiliar to him, and he needs a guide.
Anupama Patil is the perfect woman for him. Nineteen herself, only she has the power to make this handsome young man angry. Only she can resist his charms...but will he be able to resist hers?
Violence is ripping across the country as the natives try to drive the British out. In the middle of this havoc, can two teenagers fulfill their wishes?
Summary: Three Weasleys, three Malfoys. Three Gryffindors, three Slytherins. Three generations of pride, arrogance, and unwanted love.
Summary: Minerva McGonagall comes of age during turbulent times, marked by a horrific Muggle war and the cunning predations of a malevolent, long-lived warlock named Grindelwald. Her own life is marked by struggle: her mother's mysterious mental disturbance; her friends' troubles, which she feels bound to ameliorate; and the looming responsibilities she faces as sole heir to Connghaill Keep. This book, the first in a series, records her last carefree summer and her first year at Hogwarts. The series itself, titled "Before the Beginning", follows Minerva through her formative years,from 1936 through 1945, the end of both the Muggle war and Grindelwald's freedom, and the rise of a new Dark Lord.
The milieu, the protagonist and most of the characters belong to Jo Rowling. The plot is my own.
Thanks to my most excellent Scots, Brit-picking, and history-savvy beta, Ewan Munro. I owe him much more than thanks. Here's to you, Ewan! Most patient beta a girl ever had.
Summary: This is my account of how a magical family suffered during the witch-hunting period in Britain.
Possible death is mentioned.
Summary: Shortly after Galileo's death, a young Catholic teacher must find the courage to teach what he knows is correct.
This is HorcruxHunter14 of Slytherin writing for the Educational Decree prompt of the Summer Challenge.
Summary: At the beginning of the 18th Century, Scotland was still an isolated territory. Her people were nature-loving seafarers, uninterested in the progress of the outside world. However, the outside world was very interested in the resources and knowledge lying hidden within the Scottish borders. Bran Wode, a brave homesteader and defender of his family's wisdom and secrets, must make the choice between submitting to the demands of progress or fighting what appears to be an overwhelming battle. His decision will affect the lives of his kinsmen for years beyond reckoning.
Summary: Tzipporah Stein, a Jew living in Vienna, Austria on the eve of WWII, is shocked when she gets a letter telling her she is a witch. The volatile state of Europe as it waits for both a muggle and a wizarding war to begin has prompted Hogwarts to take in students from many countries. How will Tzipporah handle magic, mischief, and even a little romance while trying to be true to her religion and culture at the same time?