Summary: As we try to endure that terrible final year, we cling to hope against all hope, keeping faith because we cannot bear the thought of losing faith.
This poem won First Place in the 2013 Carol Challenge.
This poem was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.
Summary: Cho Chang is reminded of Cedric when she contemplates her Yule Ball robes.
Written for the Carol Challenge in the Great Hall.
Summary: Hermione is inspired to use a little magic during the holidays.
Written for the Carol Challenge in the Great Hall
Summary: Rose and Scorpius have overcome much family disapproval to be together. But when the unexpected happens, how much family history will surface between them? Will they be able to create a hopeful future in spite of the grim past?
Summary: What is Diagon Alley like during the holidays?
Written for the Carol Challenge in the Great Hall. It took third place!
Summary: Potter. Weasley. Malfoy. Black. Seven years after the Battle of Hogwarts, a new threat has emerged that will cross distant lands and centuries in this thinking person's canon fantasy. A dark, ensemble page-turner filled with action, suspense, and mystery.
Summary: After finishing Seventh Year, James and Lily go their separate ways. An unexpected encounter leads James to contemplate the relationship they once had, and remember that some things are worth fighting for.
February 2000 Newly Qualified (in record time) Auror Harry Potter remains obsessed with “The List.” The ten people still wanted for their part in the Battle of Hogwarts. Their capture is essential. It will bring closure to the events of the past few years. Harry has set himself a target. He wants to see “The Last Death Eater” and the other nine captured before the second Anniversary of the battle. His attempts to meet his target will bring heartbreak, danger, pain, and a lifechanging injury for one former DA member.
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Summary: It's the day of the holiday trip into Hogsmeade, and one employee finds that a certain redhead stirs up some mixed feelings over his past, present, and future. But what can he ever do to make things better?
Written for the Yuletide challenge, prompt A Diagon Alley Christmas.
Summary: Yuletide: ‘tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, for four and two-thirds Potters, jolliness is in short supply. Perhaps it is the season of:
Monkeys; fish and chip suppers; shopping in Knockturn Alley; a werewolf wearing glitter lipstick; a Moon in an eccentric orbit; Dung; snow; and a jolly fat man with a white beard.Hopefully everything will work out.
Consumer Warning: Like many Christmas gifts, this may contain nuts/nut traces. No Father Christmases were harmed during the writing of this story.
Summary: Hermione is determined to finish her holiday shopping early, but Draco is a tough nut to crack.
Summary: It was their first Yule together, and they were going to spend it apart.
Summary: New Year's Eve, (or Hogmanay if you prefer). What sort of imbecile thinks it's a good idea to give a married man with two kids, and a very pregnant wife, a love potion? It should be a time to celebrate. For "the best dad in the world" and his wife, it's time for chocolate biscuits, cocktails, an Auror in a leopard print dress, Dung and Coco.
Summary: This story reprises an actual event that occurred early in the morning of 15 January 1968. I have taken the liberty of moving the date to 25 December 1967, to coincide with Arthur Weasley's last Christmas at Hogwarts, a date that he will never forget.
This is Oregonian of Slytherin, writing for the 2013 Yuletide Challenge, using the prompt 'Holiday Hell'.
Summary: On Christmas day, Merope finds herself eating snow. But another beggar comes along and ends up sharing something wonderful with her.
Written for the Yuletide challenge, prompt The Unexpected Guest. It took Second Place!
Nominated for a 2014 QSQ for Best General Fic!
Summary: Christmas is a time for couples to be together. But for Zacharias Smith and Cormac McLaggen, their time together ran out long before festive season had begun. It would take a miracle to get them back together. Or maybe a Fairy Godmother in the unlikely form of Romilda Vane.
Under My Skin is a sequel to Truth or Dare, but it won't be necessary to read that to understand this. But it did win a QSQ, and is one of my favourites. I dedicate this story to hestiajones because I know she loves a bit of ZacMac. Merry Christmas, Natalieeeeee.
I am Equinox Chick and this is my entry for Prompt 3 - Unexpected Guests - in the Let The Yule Tide Roll Challenge.
I am not JK Rowling, or Cole Porter.
Summary: She has decided to come home for the Christmas season, but you can’t understand why. After all, you and she are no longer friends, and you go out of your way to be spiteful to her.
Petunia Evans cannot stand the freak she lives with, but perhaps there is something more to her feelings than just hatred.
Written for the Yuletide challenge, prompt Holiday Hell.
Summary: As the winter season peaks in the forest, Hermione finds herself drawn to the cold.
Summary: As Lily Evans, Sirius Black, and James Potter enter their Seventh Year, the outside world is darkening. But inside the merry walls of the school, love is abound. Except for Lily, who is too busy trying to quell the horrifying realization that intense dislike might not be the ONLY feeling she has for James Potter after all... And for Sirius, who feels himself darkening with the world, lost in his own intense and disturbing feelings for a certain redhead...
Summary: JK Rowling has told us that members of the wizarding community do not suffer from the same physical maladies as do Muggles. But in Deathly Hallows she mentions a heart-rending exception.