Albus Potter was dying.
As his brother's body was ravaged by an insanely rare disease, James Potter set out on an incredible journey in search of a mythical creature that everyone was sure was extinct, because if he did not, the cure for Albus's disease could not be concocted and he would die a slow, painful death.
If the journey in itself was not strange enough, James encountered a legendary figure, who agreed to guide him through his quest through many lands.
This is ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor of Ravenclaw House, and this is my Submission to the Eighth Round of the Gauntlet. This entry placed second overall.
Summary: "My marriage is falling apart for no apparent reason," she declares.
Ginny Potter loves her husband, loves her children, and loves her life. At least, she used to. But things are changing, and she's not sure why. *one-shot*
Summary: A sonnet from the Grey Lady.
Summary: My name is Julie Eyry, I write for the Daily Prophet, U.S.A. Edition and this is an interview with an interesting man I met in Romania on a Dragon Preserve.
There are things about Charlie Weasley the general public never knew… now they will.
It's Christmas time in magic land! A look at the Christmas celebrated in two very different households.
[poem. two very different homes]
Summary: A glimpse into the everyday lives of your favourite Marauders. In which Peter is not Sirius' mummy, James daydreams of lunch, and Remus just honestly can't stand his ex-girlfriend. I am LilyLunaPotter of Hufflepuff, and this is my final for MWPP class Autumn 2009.
Summary: The whoosh of a speeding Bludger was followed by the scream of a female voice.
Slytherin Chaser Armis Berkley was knocked off her broom, and she fell through the air.
James Potter, Gryffindor Chaser, gripped his broom and sped towards the falling body, even though he knew he’d never reach her in time.
Severus Snape blanched. Berkley always pestered him in the common room, asking him to help her with Charms homework.
Sirius Orion Black jumped up from his seat as the rest of the spectators did. A single obscene curse escaped his lips.
Peter Pettigrew prayed. Dear God, please don’t…no…no…
Lily Evans gasped as an odd monotonous sound rang in her ears.
Remus John Lupin shuddered involuntarily. DUMBLEDORE!
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the final in the MWPP class on the Beta Boards. This story has just been nominated for a QSQ in the Best Marauder Era category. :D Thanks!
DISCLAIMER: So not J.K.Rowling.
Summary: The story begins a few weeks after the end of Half-Blood Prince, when Harry is back at the Dursleys' once again, waking up Uncle Vernon from his favorite golfing dream. On escaping from the Dursleys', he finds that Hogwarts is open again and decides to return there after all, but only to find himself face-to-face with both Snape and Voldemort much sooner than he thinks! Through the course of the story, Harry will meet the most mysterious DADA teacher yet, learn the truth of the misunderstanding that took place on the lightning-struck tower, and discover that there really is a little more to Petunia that meets the eye, all the while with references to the amorphous Deathly Hallows.
This is meant to be a humorous rendition of what could happen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It is intended to be a parody rather than a serious prediction of what happens next.
Summary: In 2017, the Wizarding World seems peaceful and safe. Voldemort is long dead and the Death Eaters wiped out or imprisoned.
Albus Potter is eleven and just beginning his first year at Hogwarts. With the help of his big extended family, he navigates the new and exciting world of magic.
But there are challenges on the horizon and the most dangerous is coming from a shadowy group that is hunting something called the Flamel File. . . .
Year One begins.
Summary: James Sirius Potter was two years out of school, taking his first steps toward a brilliant Quidditch career, but on a night of drunken celebration, he meets his match in the form of a Hufflepuff bombshell who sets him straight.
Summary: In the late eighteen-hundreds, Isla Black marries a Muggle and is banished by her family in disgrace.
Her sister Elladora is more supportive. She offers to paint Isla's portrait as a gift for her Muggle husband. It will be a masterpiece, Elladora says.
But what Isla doesn't know is that when the portrait is complete, Elladora plans to kill her.
I am OHara of Gryffindor House and this is my entry in the Lofty Learning One-Shot Challenge: The Science of Portraiture.
At age fifteen, Regulus Black became sole heir to the largest fortune in Wizarding London. At sixteen, his abnormal intelligence won him entry into the most notorious cult of Dark wizards on earth. At seventeen he made a mistake – one that he would never be able to take back – and his entire world came crashing down.
Enter London, 1979. The story of a boy who managed to defy Voldemort at the height of his regime. But what price did he have to pay?
Summary: In September 1991, Karis McLaggan receives a commission to paint the portrait of the powerful Tiberius Crouch. As the painting develops, so does their relationship.
But does Tiberius really understand Karis' intent?
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Lofty Learning Challenge: The Science of Portraiture.
NB - The purpose of this challenge was to write a monologue so the conversation is all from Karis' point of view.
Many thanks to Colores/Fresca for beta'ing this and making very helpful suggestions.
Summary: Dolores Umbridge is evil. Everyone hates her and she hates everyone. That is the way it has always been - or has it? Are people born evil? Surely there are reasons for her actions. We only ever hear the tale of the hero, what about the ememy?
This is the untold story of Dolores Umbridge.
Summary: Draco Malfoy and Ronald Weasley loathed each other at Hogwarts, and little has changed over the years. No one in their right wand would have ever expected them to become in-laws. But Hogwarts is a funny place where many things become possible. And now, everyone has to accept it – Scorpius Malfoy and Rose Weasley are getting married today…
Summary: For those of you who won't be reading the sequel, or for those of you who are but don't like it, or maybe even for those reading the sequel and enjoying it, but interested to see what else I came up with.
Summary: Kaye Rayne was just an ordinary girl, until her father's job moved her family to England. Alone and missing her old friends, Kaye receives a letter from a very strange sounding school.
Follow Kaye through a different side of Hogwarts, learning the true meaning of friendship, honor, and love.
Summary: After a year playing Quidditch for the Harpix’s, Ginny finds herself whisked off to Italy for a summer holiday by none other than dear Aunt Muriel. Although Ginny might welcome a holiday, Muriel is not the best of traveling companions. And when one Draco Malfoy comes rather literally tumbling into the scene, will this prove to be the nightmare holiday Ginny envisions, or something else entirely?
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon
Summary: When Isla Black is instructed to accompany her brother, Phineas, and his wife, Ursula, to Burma, she does not argue. A daughter of the House of Black, she is not allowed to argue or venture any opinions. She will marry ... and marry well.
But Burma is not England, and the stifling etiquette of the pureblood society has been left behind.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Lofty Learning Challenge: How to Charm Snakes.
Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and cannot take credit for any of the characters and names you recognise in this fic.
This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Historical Fiction - Thank you
Summary: Years after the events of "Deathly Hallows," Ron has an important question to ask Hermione. Can he ask it? What will she say?