Summary: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," wrote Shakespeare. This story arose from a 500-word drabble in a Beta Forum challenge, presenting a character who gained new and startling information about his ancestry and acted upon it. I expanded the drabble into a full story for my Creative Writing class at the local community college, necessarily deleting obvious mentions of magic and changing the characters' names. Thus, Draco, Astoria, and Scorpius Malfoy have disguised themselves as Denis, Aurelie and Silvestre Paridelle, and the Death Eaters are masquerading as Nazis, with a little jiggering of the timeline to accommodate the date difference between the Second Wizarding War and the Second World War.
With its Harry Potter roots thus concealed, the story was well-received by my instructor and classmates; nobody suspected a thing, but you, my readers, will instantly see and understand everything.
Thanks to my instructor and classmates for being my unwitting beta readers. Their comments and suggestions were valuable and improved the story greatly. The story is rated Alternate Universe for the accommodations that had to be made, but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.
A year of hard choices and tough talks:
A year of hard choices and tough talks:
Destiny learns about the grim reality that is her dad’s past. Then it is a power struggle between Salazar and Severus as the trio takes up Occlumency on Dumbledore’s orders. Drake finally asks Silver to open up to him but can she do so? And, is Silver the only one that is confused about feelings? Drake doesn’t think so. Will Salazar awake to the reality that lies in his heart?
Voldemort’s servant returns to his master and while two have discussed their status, the third must choose. Destiny must decide where she stands in the next war to come. The end of the year comes as a blow. Will the long time allies decide to separate or will they finally become something more?
Summary: Hermione Granger is in a dilemma. A dilemma she never thought could happen. Least of all to her. During the battle of the Department of Mysteries in the trio’s fifth year, Hermione discovers something else in the Hall of Prophecy. Something involving her. For two years, Hermione kept what she discovered a secret, only confiding in her cat, Crookshanks. After extensive research and several well-thought out plans, Hermione came to the conclusion that there was only one thing she could do to ensure that the prophecy she discovered when she was fifteen would never come true. She had to run. Leave everything and everyone she had ever cared about behind. It was the only way to keep them all safe. Especially him. Five years after leaving her life behind, Hermione returns to England, in a disguise, of course.
In a final attempt at bravery, a stolen kiss and the sacrifice of taking a deadly curse to end it all, Hermione reveals herself, and so does her murderer.
This in an AU story about Hermione Granger and all her secrets.
Summary: One moonlit night, a mysterious sorcerer raises up an army of Inferi.
Disclaimer: the following is purely fiction and any resemblance to any real or fictitious persons is clearly coincidental, unless the resemblance is to Voldemort, in which case, this poem was no accident.
Written for the 6th Annual Race To Halloween poetry challenge
Summary: A penniless thief, a carefree prankster, the school's golden boy, a rich player and a blue-blooded aristocrat.
For these five, it was never a question of just getting good marks, or trying to avoid detention. Everyone always told them that Hogwarts would be some of the best years of their lives, but nobody mentioned how difficult life could be, or what would happen to their friendship along the way. However, despite their struggles, they always remembered this- you'll never have friends like the ones you make when you're seventeen.
Summary: Even in its abandonment and slow disintegration, it retains its power to destroy. This is my Poem #1 entry in the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race to Hallowe'en, a sonnet, prompted by this scrap of verse:
Curious, how she tried the window,--
Odd the way she tried the door,--
Wonder just what sort of people
Could have had this house before.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Wraith
A prisoner of Azkaban reflects on what is and what could have been.
Little did he know that he was in for a surprise…
Summary: Linnea Potter has lived under the tyranny of her relatives for the better part of 10 years. When she receives a mysterious letter, however, her life changes forever...Follow Linnea through her years at Hogwarts as she takes her rightful place in the Wizarding world - Currently 1st summer. femHarry AU-My first fanfic :-) Disclaimer: JK owns this world, I'm just playing around in it
Summary: It's Halloween, and the mismatched team of Scabior and Greyback are at it again. A simple visit to a Halloween party to scrounge free food turns into a chase across Orlando. Why does Scabior stay with Greyback again?
Summary: Remus receives some interesting council after one horrendous werewolf transformation, but he doesn't really take the advice...
Written for the 2014 Random Song Title Challenge
Summary: Tom Riddle remarks on the power he held while at the orphanage and at school.
Written for the 2014 Random Song Title challenge
Summary: A great wizard develops a dependency on a "curious little potion" that might have dangerous side effects.
I'm not saying that this is how it happened, but we wouldn't know that it didn't happen this way, would we?
(The latest update, on the afternoon of 25 September 2014, fixed a few small errors and addressed one or two other issues. The overall story line remains the same as the original version.)
Summary: The Weird Sisters are back for an encore. Ten more tracks from your MNFF authors.
Summary: Ravenclaw's Diadem was creating chaos long before it became a horcrux.
Summary: "Power and the money, money and the power,
Minute after minute, hour after hour."
-Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
Nobby Leach, the first Muggle-born to ever take the office of Minister for Magic, has left his post. Rumors of a shady plot circulate, and Abraxas Malfoy is thought to be involved...
A dialogue between Abraxas and his family.
Nagini Riddle here of Gryffindor House, writing for the TV Challenge.
Summary: "Life is short, but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees." -Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley
Abraxas is in his old age, dying from the dragon pox, when he gets an unexpected visitor from his past.
This is part of my Separation series, and is the sequel to The Purity of the Turf. However, it can stand alone.
Nagini Riddle here of Gryffindor, writing for the TV Challenge.
*Suicide warning is for the fact that Abraxas contracted the dragon pox on purpose.*
Summary: A young Tom Riddle's trip to the seaside quickly becomes a voyage of discovery and destruction.
Summary: Harry and his friends have been dreaming of seven artifacts that, when brought together, can summon Life and Death. Voldemort seeks them so he can become immortal, and Dumbledore seeks them to stop Voldemort. When Harry and his friends are sent into another realm through their dreams to find these artifacts before both Voldemort and Dumbledore, they begin to unwittingly unleash old magics that have been thought lost to time, and awaken ancient creatures that would have been better off left sleeping. 5th year AU. Book One of Three.
Summary: "Only know you love her when you let her go...
And you let her go." -Let Her Go by Passenger
A dialogue between two best friends following one particular stumbling block of Abraxas Malfoy's.
This story is related to my poem titled Separation, though you do not need to read it in order to understand the story.
This is Nagini Riddle of Gryffindor, writing for the TV Challenge.