Summary: Draco is determined for today to be just another day and for everything else around him to play no part in second rate production that is his life. As the first act closes in a dramatic fashion that has the unlucky protagonist questioning everything and nothing, the second begins.
One thing is certain, Ron Weasley will never be early arriving at platform nine and three-quarters, will he?
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion.
Summary: Albus Potter is at his first year at Hogwarts, and things aren’t exactly going as planned. Mysterious deaths of Aurors and the blocked off seventh floor corridor leads to many rumours - but which ones are true?
*AU Warning is for something EXTREMELY small. Honestly, I don't even go near AU stories and the warning is only so that I can put a tiny fact of my head canon into the story. Violence is in later chapters and not bad at all, and character death is very minor.
A boy. A girl. A budding romance. If only things never got complicated...
(Violence warning is for later chapters; I promise nothing graphic, it's just a caution)
My fingers on her face, in her hair, scraping on that rough patch of skin pulled over her knee. We lay in the grass, a tangle of legs. The way she spoke, slow, quiet. I whirled through classes. Fluctuated. I breathed brightness. I spoke laughter. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Lavender Brown is alive.
Summary: I try to open the door, to see if anything exists out of this tiny cubicle-world, but my hand passes through the wood. The skin is grey and dusty and I can see through it. I can see through my hand. I must be dreaming.
Moaning Myrtle comes to terms with her death.
Summary: Written as a companion piece to my James and Lily story, The Stag and the Doe. It tells of the tragedy of Mary MacDonald, good friend to the Potters and lover of Sirius Black. While not defined as any of this in the stories, I've drawn enough conclusions to put together her story.
And it is Through the Deepest of Tragedies that True Love is Borne.
Summary: It’s time for Lucius Malfoy to get a reminder about the important things in life. And what better time for a life lesson than Christmas Eve? This is a parody of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Summary: Two young lovers find themselves alone during the holidays...
Summary: At the end of sixth year, Lily hates Severus. She can never forgive him for that one word, no matter how careless. And so, when she goes home, Lily spends only a short time in her neighborhood before joining Mary in Godric’s Hollow.
At the end of sixth year, James loves Lily. She is his life. He lives to see her each and every day. And so, when he goes home, James is looking for a new way to win her heart in the coming year. Remus comes over, and the two hatch a plan.
At the end of sixth year, everything is as usual.
At the beginning of seventh year, everything has changed.
Summary: Merope looks to the clouds and sees how they torment her. Written for the Inspiration Station, courtesy of Carole.
Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.
Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.
Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.
Summary: An empty photograph slowly comes to life, a reminder of picking up the pieces and starting over.
Written for the Birthday Challenge in the PA.
Summary: This is an AU take on Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, during the summer holidays Harry is having difficulty getting over Cedric dying just before the summer. He is back at the Dursley’s, but this time events will be altered as he stumbles upon a mysterious primeval Book Of Shadows. Without thinking of the consequences, Harry reads an incantation from it aloud, soon after he reads it everything changes. For better or for worse no one knows, but he has awakened a different sort of magic no one alive in the Wizarding world has ever seen before.
Summary: Firenze ponders his loyalty to the herd against his knowledge of what is right.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I suspect her poetry, like her prose, is far better than mine.
Thank you, Minna for the crit in Poetry, Anyone? and Julia for setting the challenge.
Summary: Lily has a theory. James thinks she’s mad. Remus and Sirius don’t know what their friends are discussing, but they would be very amused if they did. How long will it take for Lily to win the argument this time?
I am very grateful to Pooja/Ginny Weasley Potter for looking over this for me.
This story is dedicated to the inestimably fabulous Soraya/xxbabewithbrainsxx, as a rather late birthday present. Happy birthday, my lovely, and I hope you enjoy this. It’s officially the first time I’ve written an SSP!
Summary: He knew what he liked. He knew what he hated. But he never knew what he feared until a very fateful day.
Two encounters with Boggarts lead Anurag Krishnan to discover himself more than ever before.
I’m Ginny Weasley Potter from Hufflepuff house and this is my submission to the October Mini Challenge at the Great Hall.
Anurag is my OC from ‘Where Are You?’ and though all my previous companion fics about him take place before the timeline for WAY, this one spoils it. For all the readers who are reading/ planning to read that fic, I’d advise to finish reading that first, right till chapter 25, as this spoils the last chapter too.
Summary: The fears of one's youth are often quite different than the fears of adulthood. For some, it remains the same, simply shifting form as one's fear moves from without to within.
For Sirius Black, light will always conquer any fear of the dark.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Boggart Challenge.
Summary: Her heavy despondent face stared morosely at the thick dust on the wooden floors. Just dust. Dust covering up the wear and tear of poverty. Dust proving the abandonment and desolation of happiness and love. Dust, dust, dust.
She herself was a mess. True, she was slightly more clean than her father or brother, but still, dirt stuck to her pale skin. Dirt covering up the wear and tear of poverty. Dirt proving the abandonment and desolation of happiness and love. Dirt, dirt, dirt.
Second entry written for the Boggart Challenge in the Great Hall.
Summary: Seventh year is over; Voldemort defeated. But the saviour of the Wizarding World is far from the happily ever after he was promised. A set of eight short ficlets, R/Hr and H/G. Mini-sequel to All for All, an AU seventh year fic, so it's DH-disregarded. You do not need to have read All for All to understand this fic.