Summary: Many know Sirius Black the Marauder, but few know Sirius Black the rock star.
One Christmas morning, Sirius Black awoke with an idea that would change the lives of the Marauders forever. He'd be a superstar whose fame would make him untouchable, but he has a few bugs to work out first. Bugs like the reporter Rita Skeeter who refuses to leave before snatching a nonexistent scoop, his best friend who believes a girl will make the band more diverse, and the nagging feeling he won't be able to balance both the band, groupies, and Order of the Phoenix missions and meetings.
In the meantime, he's living the dream. After all, what can you expect from a wizard rock star?
Summary: Rosmerta Church has never really enjoyed Christmas since she was seventeen. In fact, it has always depressed her - there was just so much for her to miss. But one Christmas day, a recovering alcoholic visits Rosmerta's pub and gives her a bit of hope.
This is Eleanor Lupin of Hufflepuff writing for Round Two of the 2012 Character Triathlon.
Summary: The rise. The fall. The thrill. The rush. This is Tonks's love life. And she never wants to get off.
Summary: The past: some cling to it, others deny it; some learn from its lessons, while others are locked in the cycle of their mistakes. How far would a man be willing to go to move beyond his past and ensure that it will not define him? Severus Snape is about to learn.
Summary: What is Gellert Grindelwald. A young man with so many sides.
This poem was written for The Sharp Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? Thank you Julia, for running such fab challenges and being an inspiration.
Disclaimer: JKR? Me? Noooooooooo.
Summary: Ginny thinks of Harry and wonders if he will ever return from his mysterious mission.
Summary: Hermione watches Ron as they stand before the preacher, and thinks.
Hermione gets the cat, the flat, the food, and the furniture. Ron gets the family and friends.
Harry gets the boot, his little book, the blame, and the shame. Ginny gets a new bloke and a haircut.
'The One' is an insidious myth, and 'Meant To Be' smacks of a hope to which no one has a right.
It's a shame the two of them bought into it for so long.
And it's too bad old habits are so hard to break.
Summary: Ron and Hermione's marriage ends in failure. Hermione is resigned to the fate of her relationship with him, and attempts to find some independence and rekindle her Dumbledore's Army skills through a series of self defense classes. But she runs into her old Hogwarts nemesis, how will her romantic life take a different turn? How will her friends and family react?
And how will a distant and aloof Draco Malfoy learn to love and trust with Hermione's help?
Rated Professors for sexual situations. The story is mostly Deathly Hallows compliant, even considering the epilogue.
Summary: Hugo Weasley is about to play his sister for the Quidditch Cup. The night before the match, he goes for a ride out on the Quidditch pitch to clear his head. Instead, he ends up in the Forbidden Forest with one of the last people he would have expected: Scorpius Malfoy, fellow Slytherin and his Quidditch Captain.
Summary: Two potions. Two plots. Two Marauders. What could possibly go wrong? Only everything--including their lives.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall School of Mischief Challenge, Outstanding O.W.L.s.
Sometimes, there is little else to hold onto except dreams and moments.
Because sometimes, when all else is lost, they are all we have left.
I owe infinite thanks to Alex/welshdevondragon, who took the time to beta and primp this story and is also just a wonderful person.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best General Story, along with Julia/theopaleye's fabulous fic Maps
Summary: An AU story about Harry's worst nightmare.
Summary: In the days after Ron leaves them behind, Hermione reflects on the things that are, the things that were, the things that should be, and the things that never were. She thinks about her feelings, and what she should have done. She thinks about Harry, and she thinks about Ron, and all of the people she’s left behind on her journey to help Harry seek out and destroy the Horcruxes. But mostly, she waits. And while she waits, she is restless.
A little one-shot set during Deathly Hallows.
He returned with a quiet sadness and a surprising new responsibility to keep him focused. She returned with a misplaced bitterness and the matching position that forced them to work with one another. Yet fear, resentment, and stubborn arrogance kept pushing them apart, even when they were meant to be together.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill for Best Canon Romance. Thank you!!
Summary: Petunia reflects on her relationship with Lily before meeting James for the first time.
Written for the SPEW Summer Story Swap
Summary: "Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall..." - William Shakespeare
Draco Malfoy can resist everything except temptation...and a glass of Firewhisky or two. Perhaps, then, he should not have taken his biggest temptation to a bar for their work conference.
Summary: After taking different paths a couple of years ago, Ron and Hermione find each other again, both of them wondering if their separation was a mistake. This applies especially to Hermione, who is leading an empty, unhappy life next to her fiance.
UPDATE (12/7/11): Newest chapter posted. Let us hope next one doesn't take me a year.
Summary: Everyone thought James was so...nice, so...perfect. Ginny knew better but she didn't want to give him up.
Draco somehow got himself caught up in the drama.
Summary: A lot of people had found themselves bereft after the war, but Pansy Parkinson had never expected that she would be one of them. But a bizarre encounter and an impromptu dinner date served to change not only her fortunes, but her hopes of earning a little bit of redemption, as well.
This story has also been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill: Best Non-Canon Romance Story.