Summary: Every year the Sorting Hat thinks up new lyrics to present on September first to introduce the first years to Hogwarts. The following poem is what the Hat could have sung one year.
Summary: Sirius Black.
How many memories two such simple words could trigger. How much pain, and joy. How much disappointment.
How much conflict and fear
How many decisions and actions
"Why her?” he asked. The name had felt familiar at first, though he hadn’t been able to place it then. He could now.
Only a smirk from the man answered Sirius's question, and with another snap of his fingers, the wizard disappeared.
Sirius, now left alone in the dark alleyway, glanced at the parchment for a third time, the name bringing forth memories long-since forgotten for the dark-haired Animagus.
A Gauntlet 6 submission by guiding ray of sunlight and megan_lupin of Gryffindor.
Summary: Hermione living in London, happily married, when an old friend shows up on her doorstep in the middle of the night. He's drunk and she hasn't seen him in months, so Hermione demands an explanation. But her visitor doesn't get the reaction he was hoping for...
Summary: Five years after the War's end, Leslie, Hermione, and Ginny attend a Victory Ball. It's a romantic setting and love is most definitely in the air.
Summary: There are far too many things on Professor Septima Vector's mind. Most of them are numbers. But there are also worries: worries about the recent events after last year, when the Chamber of Secrets was opened, worries of imminent danger around any given corner, putting Professor Vector's nerves on end, and of course, worries of embarrassing herself.
This is star_sailor of Ravenclaw's entry for The Summer Challenge: Educational Decree.
Summary: Lord Voldemort enters the Albanian Forest in search of Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem. Unfortunately, getting the Diadem isn't as easy as he'd planned...
I am Lola-Louisa of Ravenclaw. Winner of Horcruxes Challenge... SQUEE!
Summary: The Dark Lord's quest for immortality has led him to the extremes of Dark magic, but how he plans to finally achieve his goal is shrouded in mystery. Essential to his plans are human souls for experimentation, provided to him during the first war by a contracted soul hunter, Arcana. Now the Dark Lord is back, and the reluctant soul hunter has finally heeded his persistent calls to return.
A dark Alternate Universe (AU) story full of fae, vampires, demons, and our favorite Dark witches and wizards. Disregards much of HBP.
Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.
The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.
The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.
Summary: Harry hears another prophecy from an unexpected source and its contents will change the course of the war whether he wants it to or not.
Summary: alone - adjective separate, apart, or isolated from others;
I'm surrounded by people, yet I'm completely and utterly alone.
He loves her, but they are over. She loves him, but hates him, too. Neither is willing to take the step needed to get back to each other. Then, one ring changes it all. Can she forgive him in time to save him from himself?
Warning: I tried an open ending. Rated for use of expletives...
Summary: Bridges fell, Muggles were murdered, a wave of despair swept over Britain...and two dentists moved to Australia.
Wendell and Monica Wilkins had no children, but that was fine with them--all they had ever wanted, after all, they had found in the quiet town of Charters Towers.
Or rather, the daughter they didn't know they had loved them enough to let them go.
I am Pendraegona, and this is my submission to the Worlds Within a World challenge.
Summary: Muggles and Wizards alike have legends of Faerie, some grim and shadowed, some bright and beautiful. It is a twilight land between light and dark, where love and sorrow intertwine with enchantment. Twenty one years after the fall of the Dark Lord, a girl walks out of the legend and brings a very old magic to Hogwarts.
Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Romance Between Other Characters.
Summary: [Year 3: 10 of N/A] Its Harry’s third year as a Slytherin; the infamous prisoner Sirius Black is on the loose after twelve years…and, of course, after Harry. So, to keep him safe, Dumbledore is having Harry spend the summer with the last person he would ever want to temporarily live with. Things only get worse as, at Hogwarts, Black keeps trying to break into the castle and friendships will end. At the end of the year, Black won’t end up on the run nor will he end up a free man, and Pettigrew won’t escape on his own, but with some unexpected help, making the ending of Harry’s third year a can’t-miss…
How will Harry’s years at Hogwarts turn out, now that he's a Slytherin? Will he turn to the Dark Arts and be a follower of Voldemort? Or will he kill Voldemort, or die trying, after he learns of the prophecy? Will Harry's choices lead him down a different road? Follow and you will see...
“Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself.”
--The Labor Exchange
Summary: Blaise is misunderstood by most, and Hogwarts is his only regular home. Not that being a Slytherin is easy. His mother won't tell him what he wants to know. And worse, her penchant for rich husbands- many of them- puts him in the public eye far more than he'd like. Does anyone know who his father is? And why are all these Death Eaters on his case? Can't they just leave him alone already? Blaise isn't going to ask again, so pay attention, Dark Lord!
Follow him through the major complications of his life as he gets nearer to finding out a dark secret he never could have imagined.
Thanks go to Dara for being an awesome beta! Chapter 7 now up!
Summary: The least I can do for the man after all he went through. Now I can go back to disliking his memory in peace.
Summary: What happened the night of Remus and Tonks' first meet? This is a poem that I originally wrote it for a Vice President competition in a Remus and Tonks club. Now, I am deciding to submit it here. I hope you enjoy it.
I own nothing. It all belongs to JK Rowling.
Summary: A ghost recalls the story of his three most memorable victims.
Summary: Albus Potter asks for a bedtime story, so Harry tells him a magical tale about twin brothers who learn a lesson about life and laughter from their mentor, Zachariah Zonko. This story was written for the May One-Shot Challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Harry reflects on what gave him his strength - in the form of a sonnet.