Summary: With Lord Voldemort firmly established at Malfoy Manor, and terror pervading everything, Narcissa feels trapped, with no way out of the nightmare. She cannot foresee the turn that fate will take.
Written for the 2014 Independent Study Poetry Class.
Summary: It's Harry's final Christmas at the house on Privet Drive, and an unexpected guest arrives at dinnertime, but nothing can change the terrible dynamics inside these walls, and the miracle is still seven months away.
Co-winner of the 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story
Summary: A strange and seemingly inexplicable death in London's West End brings an unlikely collection of individuals together. Can Aurors Creevey and Cresswell, and Detective Chief Inspector Wood make any sense of the crime?
Summary: Hope is like a flickering candle. It can be snuffed out, but it can also be relit. The Christmas Eve before Sirius' escape an unlikely encounter with two young Aurors brings up memories of a happier time, a time he had forgotten long ago...
Summary: Esto perpetua, sine timore tuam viam iturus es - Be thou forever, tread thy path without fear.
The summer after his fifth year, Sirius Black runs away from home, seeking refuge with the Potters. When war looms, dark clouds gather, and worlds collide, Sirius has to make the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Will it be the breaking of the boy or the making of the man?
Summary: Okay, so, when Harry is around, I can't really formulate a completely coherent sentence... Or eat anything without my elbow ending up in some kind of food - like a butter dish. But that has nothing to do with the fact that I fancy him (because I don't). Like my dear (and completely non-loony) friend, Luna, says, it's all because of the nargles.
Summary: Albus has dreamed about attending Hogwarts his entire life. Now, he is able to get this rare opportunity to experience life as a student, for one day, at his future school. However, when confronted with a blond haired boy, Albus must decide if he will follow in his father's footsteps or create new adventures of his own.
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.
Summary: The 'treat' of autumn's glorious beauty is inevitably follow by the 'trick' of winter's bleak and freezing desolation. Compare this poem with the poem Winter At The Castle, also on my author's page.
Written for Stage Three: Trick Or Treat, of the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race To Hallowe'en.
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: In December of 1997, Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow and realizes that they are the end toward which we all are headed.
Written for the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race to Hallowe'en.
Inspired by this fragment of verse:
We do lie beneath the grass
In the moonlight, in the shade
Of the yew-tree. They that pass
Hear us not. We are afraid
They would envy our delight
In our graves by glow-worm light.
—”Thomas Beddoes, Dirge
Nominated for 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best Poetry
Summary: Dudley Dursley has just experienced the death of his elderly father Vernon from heart disease, when he receives a letter from beyond the grave, a letter that puts a new light on things. An unsuspected time bomb involving his cousin Harry has been ticking for nineteen years.
This is Vicki of Slytherin House, writing for the Second Annual Terrible Two-Shot Challenge.
A Thank You to Elaine/Islastorm of Gryffindor for looking over the manuscript for me.
This story was nominated for a 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best Post-Hogwarts.
Summary: After Dumbledore's Funeral, Harry tells Ginny that they can't be together anymore since he is going on the Horcrux Hunt. However, Ginny has a better idea for herself and Harry.
On a stormy October evening, a letter, a late night trip to the library and a secret conversation lead Lily Evans to discover that there are several mysteries in her life that only she has the capability and the inclination to solve. The first mystery is James Potter – what could turn him from the arrogant, could-care-less boy that she had previously known to someone withdrawn and far away? Then, perhaps more troubling, there is Esther Collins, the fifth year who has vanished without a trace. Furthermore, one of Lily’s best friends, Izza, is seeing a mystery boy and Lily is determined to know who.
Then there is the threat of war, backstabbing friends and NEWT’s. A disinherited and emotionally battered Sirius Black is the source of heartache for his friends, except perhaps Izza, who, with her own terrifying family, might just understand him. Lily’s closest male friend, Remus Lupin, is hiding a dangerous secret from her. Peter’s girlfriend is screwing him over, and the whole time Lily is struggling to stop the people she loves from coming apart at the seams.
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
Summary: Harry and Ginny visit Portugal for sun, sea, sand, and something else.
Patrolling the streets of Hogsmeade one snowy day Ron encounters an unexpected duo and returns to the common room late in the evening with a changed personality. Harry thinks it’s just the effects of the ever nearing Quidditch match but is it so?
Unknown to the trio, a master planner has hatched a sinister plot that is far more dangerous than it actually seems. Will Harry, Ron and Hermione figure it out before it’s too late?