He who robs me of my purse robs me of nothing.
Twas mine, tis his, and has been slave to thousands.
The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure,
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure.
--J. R. R. Tolkien
There are some who, were the sun pure gold, would snatch it from the sky.
This poem got third place in the first PA challenge I ever participated in, The Anniversary Challenge v.2. :D It has also been nominated for a 2013 QSQ.
Summary: Dudley Dursley makes a speech to honor the world's most famous wizard.
Summary: What promises could a cursed Ring possibly offer that could convince Dumbledore to put it on his finger, even knowing the consequences?
Summary: When Alice could still remember her mother, she always thought of flowers.
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: It's late on a Sunday evening, and Neville has a couple of questions...
Why is there a whole bunch of confusing Arithmancy in his Herbology textbook? What in Merlin's name is the Fibonacci series? And since when has he been feeling so strange around Luna?
This is 1000timesingoldenink of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Valentine's Day Cotillion 2013.
Summary: While the trio is camping after escaping the Ministry, Ron decides to do something special for Hermione on her birthday.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
(Rated high for the profanity)
Summary: The untold story of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks told in snapshots.
Summary: FACT: There had been a death at Hogwarts.
FACT: Deceased was a sixteen-year-old male by the name of Marcus Akers, a Gryffindor student in his sixth year.
FACT: Deceased had had contact with Neville Longbottom between 19:00 and 22:13 the previous evening.
FACT: The poison was administered in a near-exact amount.
FACT: Neville Longbottom is familiar with one of the possible poisons used in the murder.
FACT: Marcus Akers had been romantically involved with Magnolia Longbottom.
SUSPECT: Neville Longbottom. Male, 43, head of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts.
Thank you to the ever inestimable Soraya for the beta and Ellie for helping me reconstruct the story after my planning file was corrupted.
This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Chaptered Challenge of 2012.
Paths to Platform 9 and Â¾ - Year 2017, and Beyond by ntoforhp
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 57]
Summary: Voldemort is dead. Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny have survived. Now, the young warriors have a future. They have dreams, and dreams cost nothing; however reality has its price. The path each chooses has twists, potholes, and detours. They find that life plays tricks on people. These issues have to be confronted before they make it Platform 9 and ¾ in 2017 and beyond.
Summary: Harry reflects on his choice in that pivotal scene from Deathly Hallows, for he, as many, knows that in the end we must all face the master...
Summary: In the Indian society, the arrival of a baby girl in the house is considered equivalent to the arrival of a goddess. Women are considered the glue holding a family together. They go on to become mothers and they’re the emotional support of a family unit.
Then why is it that baby girls are still frowned upon by so many families?
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for round three of the 2012 One-Shot Triathlon at the Character Clinic.
Nominated for the 2013 QSQ awards under the best OC category!
Summary: Dyslexia is a fairly common trait. Some can cope well, others not so much. With a little help from Albus Potter, Andrea Hallowell learns how to live with her condition.
This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff writing for Round 3 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Original Characters. I chose the shipping prompt.
Summary: Draco ought to have expected he'd end up dying facedown in an alley, but nothing could have prepared him for the events or the friendships that would follow.
Draco/Neville, with references to previous Draco/Harry and Neville/Harry, as well as references (nothing explicit, merely allusions) to non-consensual memories.
Beta'd by the inestimable Soraya, to whom I owe at least three tonnes of baked goods by now.
I'm still not JKR.
I'm still not JKR.
Third in the Long Way Down continuity, this story takes place between the events of The Breaking Point and Tempus Vernum.
Summary: After the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Nymphadora Tonks has a dream about her last days at Hogwarts. The memories it contains and their links to her present situation give her a lot to think about. The main subject of her curiosity: what is the connection between Charlie Weasley and Remus Lupin?
Huge thanks to Soraya/babewithbrains for beta’ing this so quickly and so well. It was in rather a mess until she gave me some very insightful suggestions. Soraya, I hope I have satiated your craving for Chonks slightly!
This is The owl of Hufflepuff writing for the Illustration for Inspiration Challenge in The Great Hall. I was inspired by Jess/ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor’s picture, “Up to No Good”.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I’m pretty sure that you’ll figure that out for yourselves if you choose to read on.
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.