Samuel Radley is a wizard born without magic. Coming from a family with generations of witches and wizards, his brother Adrian has never really understood why Samuel has been left without, especially when there are others, with no magical blood at all, who somehow find themselves able to do magic. As he enters his fourth year at Hogwarts, it seems that the Ministry are finally starting to do something about this imbalance and Adrian couldn't be happier. All around him however, there is resistance to the new laws, and suddenly Adrian finds himself an outsider in his class and abandoned by his friends, when all he's ever done is love his family.
This is coolh5000 of Slytherin writing in the Great Hall chaptered challenge, for the Phoenix Rising prompt. I am pleased to say this story won in its section!
I am also really thrilled to say that Adrian Radley won the Chaptered QSQ for Best Original Character 2013! The story was also nominated in the Best General category.
In 1988, after tea leaves predict romance, Severus Snape makes a mocking wish on a falling star, speaking the words aloud to make sure they never come true.
Another star falls.
*Nominated for a 2015 QSQ award for Best Non-Canon Romance*
Summary: When you lived half of your life a double-agent it is hard to to keep what is real and what you have to make seem real. Severus is in the house of his parents trying to come up with a plan that could end up with both he and Lily's son survival, because he cannot see any way that either of them have a real chance.
And what if it comes down to a battle between him and the boy? Whose survival will he choose?
Summary: It had been years since Draco had gone to Hogsmeade with a girl, but some things never go out of style.
Summary: Astoria Greengrass has been kidnapped. Draco is so desperate to find her that he enlists the help of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. With a growing list of suspects, and Draco keeping secrets, finding her seems an impossible task. And if they do find her, how will she react to the friendship that is blossoming between Draco and Hermione?
Summary: And there he was. The one boy she could not stand. His messy, jet black hair was ruffled and untidy and his glasses were sitting crooked on his nose. James Potter was here. With Lily. And all her Muggle friends. At a Muggle ski resort. Could things possibly be worse? Oh yeah, Sirius Black is there, too.
Summary: Pulvis et umbra sumus. We are dust and shadows. - Horace, Odes
The Black family is made of ashes.
This poem, based of the prompt above by Horace, won first place in the first round of the October Triathlon 2013.
Summary: Shangri-la (shaŋ-gri-ˈlä) is a remote, beautiful, imaginary place where life approaches perfection.
Or, it is where Luna Lovegood finds herself one day, completely accidentally.
Summary: Sirius Black and the men that he loved.
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.
Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011 and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Summary: Being married to a bibliophile wasn’t always easy, but Harry wouldn’t have it any other way.
The third story in the Scorpius Malfoy and the Sins of the Fathers series.
Lucius Malfoy took control of the wizarding Criminal organization of England in the second story and has vowed to get revenge on Harry Potter and to set Scorpius up as the next 'Dark Lord'. However, first he must hewn his minions into a weapon strong enough to bring the 'whelp' Potter, his Aurors and the Ministry they serve down.
Meanwhile in the United States, Scorpius, Rose, Albus, James, the Jones cousins (Kaitlin and Rhys) and Geoffrey Grindus are the members of the United Kingdoms under-15 Quidditch team competing on the campus of the Salem Witches Institute. The U.K. is one of 36 countries competing in the first Junior World Quidditch Cup Tournament.
Beta Reader - Chapters 1 - 15 by Maple_and_PhoenixFeather
What does Severus Snape do when a one night stand turns into a baby boy?
What does a boy do when his mother died giving birth to him and his father is an aloof ex-Death Eater?
Is there ever love between them? I say that there is.
This is a story about just that. This is a story about Severus’s Prince.
Summary: Snape is in a terrible mood. Why? Because he’s starting his first year at Hogwarts. What is Snape’s pet hate? People. Especially people who take an interest in him. His life is not going to be easy.
Summary: "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities." -Dumbledore, CoS, ch 18
A look at how good and evil differ in the choices they make.
Summary: What was it like for Harry, Ron, and Hermione during that long winter when they roamed through England on their almost hopeless quest? In the Last Line Standing Challenge, we poets were given the final word for each of sixteen lines, and we had to fill in the rest of the poem.
This poem won first place in the Last Line Standing Challenge.
As the granddaughter of Sirius Black and Celeste Lovegood, Nimbus is used to the fame the name brings. However, being the only Ravenclaw in the family and being related to almost every great guy at Hogwarts is more annoying than her twin brothers.
When her abilities as a Seer give her an interesting glimpse at the past, she begins to question everything as she discovers a conspiracy and the history of a certain third-floor corridor, along with a romance that is forbidden in her eyes.
*This is the third part of The Secret Life of Scarlet Black series, but can be read alone.
Summary: Despite his initial qualms, Terry Boot allowed his friends to talk him into attending a masquerade party. The idea was to get to get to know someone without any preconceptions.
Which was all well and good, but the trouble was, Terry recognised one witch in the room immediately. And knowing what he did, she was someone he should not only avoid, but run screaming from.
But some devil takes hold, and soon he's buying her champagne.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry into the 2014 Great Hall Cotillion.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. She displayed a particular dislike for my female protagonist, whereas I quite like her now.
A song by Dire Straits was the inspiration for much of this story. I am not Mark Knopfler, either.
Finally, I've written this story for Natalie (hestiajones) because of her Boot fetish. ♥ you.
Summary: Charlie Weasley and Penelope Clearwater were a mismatch made under Romanian skies one starlit night. They'd made no promises, except one: to see if they could make it work.
But what neither of them had counted on were ghosts from the past threatening their future before it had started.
This follow up to Mirrors is for Julia (the opaleye) because not only did she suggest the original pairing, but it is her birthday (well it was, I'm a tad late)
I'm not JK Rowling. She has more money, grace and style.
Summary: A Muggle (or someone who associates with Muggles) leaves a rich, pure-blood wizard to be with another man.
A Valentine's Day poem...