Summary: There are so many colours in the world - so many in her. Only one evades her. But then, maybe she evades it.
Lily Evans always was too good for Black.
Summary: Albus Dumbledore tries to deal with the twin blows of losing his sister and his lover.
This is AidaLuthien writing for Round One of the Character Clinic Triathlon.
Summary: When they meet on the Hogwarts Express, she never expects to make her first friend so soon, let alone lose her before dinner has been served.
Sometimes, there are lines that refuse to be crossed.
Summary: Draco Malfoy is known throughout Hogwarts for his irresistable charm and heart-stopping good looks. At least, that's what he thinks.
Follow him on his quest to find the perfect date for the Yule Ball. Will he settle for the mysterious Miss L, or will he realise that sometimes the perfect match is in front of you the whole time?
This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best Humour Story
Summary: Life used to be a breeze for Felix Longbottom, who considers himself the poster boy for perfection, but then his world is turned upside down when he finds himself the target of a series of misguided murder attempts. Hilarity ensues as poor Felix starts doubting his closest friends and trusting his sworn enemies in order to get to the bottom of the mystery, once and for all.
Summary: It's always too dark to see in his cell.
Sirius Black. 1981.
Summary: Mafalda Hopkirk is only too pleased when her transfer to the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Department come through. For one thing it means she won't have to work with the bumbling Cornelius Fudge anymore.
And for another, there's a new and rather shy clerk working alongside her.
Confiding in her diary, she tells her tale of passion and primroses.
Disclaimer: I have no idea who I am, but I'm certainly not JK Rowling.
Another entry for the Inaugral Great Hall Cotillion. Thank you Jess and Viv for such an amazing competition. Let's leave it a while for the next one, eh?
A photograph and a slew of memories were all that remained of Remus Lupin's schoolboy romance with Marlene McKinnon. But she was gone, and he gagged on all the things he never said.
This story is dedicated to the gorgeous and always-inspiring Equinox Chick/Carole/Croll of the Dungeon. May your minions never stray in their worship of you. It was inspired by a rather gorgeous song by The Cure, called Pictures of You.
This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Marauder Era.
Summary: For the past twelve years, Sybill Trelawney has lived a sheltered life cloistered in her rooms at Hogwarts. But with the arrival of Gilderoy Lockhart, her thoughts turn to love.
But the competition for his heart is fierce. Will Sybill find love with the dashing professor?
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Neither am I a writer of Mills and Boon.
Thank you to Kara (karaley Dargen) for being a fabulous beta. More thanks to Alex (welshdevondragon) for linking me to a certain romantic story.
This is Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Cotillion.
Summary: Neville is completely oblivious to what he's revealed, Harry doesn't know how this affects their friendship, and he's got nothing in the liquor cabinet except peach-flavoured swill.
This is AcaciaCarter of Hufflepuff, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion of 2012.
Summary: Perish the universe provided I have my revenge. - Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
Heaven has no wrath like grief to rancor turned, nor hell a fury like a parent anguished.In 2010, Britain was rocked by the unsolved disappearance of a little girl, daughter to Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy.
In 2011, America is rattled by a series of scattered and strange crimes, cold cases before the corpses even cooled.A story of Draco and Hermione on a journey of vendetta, and a journey back to each other.
Summary: It is a year after the legendary events of the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry and Ron have discovered that life in the real world isn't half as exciting.
This leads to the rather unfortunate idea of using Polyjuice Potion to switch lives for a day, resulting in much hilarity and two very sticky situations, after which the two boys never see each other in quite the same way again.
This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best Humour Story
This is a story of forbidden love.
The beauty and the beast.
Romeo and Juliet.
Cleopatra and Marc Antony.
Lancelot and Guinevere.
A story of supposed hate that turned to that of hidden passion.
Of two people that were never meant to be together...
...or were they?
"Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself."
Note: This is most likely going to be a short chaptered fic (less than 10 chapters).
All her life, Tracey Davis had been good at one thing: staying out of the way of history. Yet as the Carrows sank their claws further and further into the heart of Hogwarts, it became increasingly difficult to remain unnoticed, no matter which side she was supposedly on.
When times are dark and the future uncertain, one must choose between silence and damnation. But could Neville Longbottom convince an oft-overlooked Slytherin girl that she is more than the sum of her house?
This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best General Story.
Do you remember that night
When I had to play your angel
Saving your soul?
Even though you were holding on tight
A part of you was taken by the demons below.
When Nathaniel Nightingale escaped from Azkaban, Demetri and Genevieve knew their lives would eventually take another turn for the worst. For years, they sought to control the Purity of the Night's fight for power, but the group's new alliance may prove to be a frightful adversary. Nathaniel's own daughter has joined the rebel group, and her blood lust has already resulted in the deaths of many, including James Potter II. Demetri and Genevieve's greatest desire is to protect their daughter Fauna, who's own work in the Department of Law Enforcement has put her at a greater risk. However, Fauna has more to fear than her own skin as her secret relationship with William Huntington threatens to reveal itself in the midst of growing pureblood threats. The truth will have to come out when she is promised to another man... a man who resides right within the Purity of the Night.
This is the sequel to A Mix of Alliances and Sentiments.
Summary: "I want to be a real boy!"
A modern-day twist to this classic wish leaves Peeves the Poltergeist with much more than he bargained for. Thrown suddenly into life as an eleven-year-old boy, the former ghost must live in Hogwarts as a first-year student. From some good old-fashioned Filch baiting to a run-in with the giant squid, our hero has a whole host of challenges awaiting him--and the only person he can rely on for help is a very ill-tempered Blue Fairy...
Written by FenrirG of Ravenclaw for the "What You Wish For" prompt of the Spring Challenge.
Summary: A poem about how Harry feels as if he's doing everything wrong and is not worthy of the trust Dumbledore has placed in him.
Though battered, bruised, and beleaguered, the valourous warriors of Hogwarts stood resolute in the aftermath, ready to carve a new world â€” a world of better men and better days.
This poem is dedicated to those individuals.
This poem has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poem.
This poem has also been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill: Best Poem.
Summary: Kherington Squires has been around for a long time. She has personally witnessed every historically important event in wizarding history, but has done it quietly. She understands that nature's course continues to move forward.
But what happens when she falls in love? Will she let nature keep moving, or try to stop it before time continues to kill all she loves?
Summary: “And quite honestly,” he turned away from the painted portraits, thinking now only of the four-poster bed lying waiting for him in Gryffindor Tower, and wondering whether Kreacher might bring him a sandwich there, “I’ve had enough trouble for a life time.”*
In search of some peace and quiet, The Gryffindor boys are reunited after the Final Battle.
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, page 749, American edition
Nominated for Best General Story in the Quicksilver Quills 2011!