Summary: One-shot of shadow and fate and halos... Severus Snape's thoughts as he flees the scene of Dumbledore's murder. . He is cursed, cursed for being born a half-blood, cursed for being lured into the Slytherin house, cursed for admiring fiery red hair...
Includes implied Snape/Lily.
Summary: Tom Riddle awakens and extends his power, drawing Ginny into the Chamber of Secrets as she draws him into her own secret thoughts.
Summary: Emma Dobbs and Blaise Zabini have a beautiful relationship... he just doesn't know it yet.
Summary: He is a man punished for crimes not his own, doomed to eternity behind haunted black walls. That is, however, until a chance meeting brings him his chance for redemption in the form of a photograph. In the perpetual night of Azkaban, the innocent plots his revenge.
Summary: Albus Dumbledore was firmly believed by many to be the only wizard that the Dark Lord Voldemort ever feared. What happens shortly after the headmaster’s death? How dark can the Wizarding World possibly get? And is there some hope to be found, or is victory nothing but a distant and unreachable idea?
Written for the “New Year Extra Credit Challenge: The First Chapter” by megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Summary: In a wrecked state, Draco Malfoy has Apparated away from home after a confrontation with his father goes too far. Arriving at a foreign, mysterious place, he is forced through unwanted company and unknowingly being taught some of life's most valuable lessons.
Written by Sarakime of Slytherin for the At The Sign Of The Green Dragon entry of the New Years Challenge.
Summary: She herself will not cry aloud. She will die inside, but that in itself will not take her closer to her beloved. She is hiding herself in her shoulder, beneath her thick dark hair and drawing in silent breaths of anguish as she presses herself further into the wall. It is her deepest wish to become one with it, for a wall stands for many years and becomes stained with the marks of age.
Lurid of Ravenclaw House, for the Mythology Challenge. Indian Mythology.
Summary: Sirius falls through the veil and meets Trivia, the Roman goddess of travelers in a place he never expected.
Submitted by Morwen of Ravenclaw House for the Myth and Magic Challenge of the New Year Challenge.
Summary: The day Cedric died, we all knew how Harry felt and what he was thinking, but what about Cho? When Cedric comes out of the maze, Cho faces one of the hardest times in her life.
It was a shock that slapped in the face, stabbed her in the back, and sliced her heart in two. It was pain beyond belief.
Summary: Fred has been going through a rough time. He finds himself pushing Angelina out of his life, but she is determined to keep the man she loves. Why is Fred acting so strange?
This was for the February One-shot Challenge from Cheshlin in Slytherin House
Summary: The deathly hallows of a man’s mind are a dark and dangerous place; a place which one can be easily lost if they walk the line between light and dark too carelessly. It’s easy to fall in, to lose yourself. You may think you’ve not strayed too deeply into that gaping maw of death and despair until you look back up from the hole and can no longer see the light. And then… then it is too late. You will be truly gone.
First place winner of the The New Years Challenge: The Deathly Hallows
Nominated for "Best Dark/Angst" story in the Quick Silver Quills!!
Summary: When Sirius realizes a friend is in danger of hurting herself, he decides it's high time to show her how he really feels.
Summary: Lavender Brown sits alone, until she finally looks into the sky. Because of course the stars keep shining, even through the dark.
Written as a birthday story for Patrick.
Summary: Bellatrix Lestrange POV. Set during HBP after 'Spinner's End' chapter.
After the failure in the Ministry, the Dark Lord punished Bellatrix violently. Now he has ordered Bella's nephew Draco to kill Dumbledore, thereby basically sentencing the boy to death. Bella finds her faith in the Dark Lord wavering. Slowly she realises that there is only one left whom she could turn to, and it's a man she mistrusts more than anyone else - Severus Snape.
Summary: “You sing to me every night that heaven is somewhere over the rainbow. Granddad told me today, when I asked him, that heaven is after the stars. Everybody tells me that’s where my father is and…I miss him. I wish I could be with him. And if that means being a million light years away from earth, then that’s how far I want to be.”
Harry's family is missing him. A heart-wrenching conversation between Ginny and her fatherless daughter.
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Dark/Angst. Thank you!
Summary: It was only a game.
Sometimes the most seemingly insignificant action makes all the difference.
But in this case, the stakes were higher then most: Lord Voldemort.
A little game with ghastly consequenes...
Harry finds himself in the Final Battle. But just when he thinks he deafeated Voldemort, he finds himself transported to another battle for his life and the wizarding world.
Summary: I don't mind where you come from
As long as you come to me
I don't like illusions I can't see
All around her, she observes conforming, and it scares her. So many people around her are so similar in their appearance, and sadly, a lot of them are more than similar underneath. Most of them are the same.
Summary: Albus Dumbledore is dead. He has died at the hands of a man he truly trusted. Now it is time for that man to be punished for what he has done.
This is an entry for the New Year's Challenge, The Opening Chapter by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Summary: Luna thought she had found the right one for her, but in the end, all he gave her was the pain of love lost.
One-shot songfic set to I'm Not That Girl from the musical Wicked.