A story of the origins of Hogwarts. 11 chapters.
It is the tenth century. Across the island of Britain great changes are taking place and history is being made. But its wizarding community is mired in division and violence, with little hope of an end. Everywhere, the future seems uncertain.
And amid this, in a glen in the Highlands, a young pregnant woman buries her husband and makes a vow that will change history forever.
Her name is Rowena. They call her the Raven's Claw.
*And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?*
Merope's life is full of painful memories that make her wish to vanish forever. Even when she finally gets what she wants, she lets it slip through her brittle fingers, and she is left to fend for herself and an unborn baby in the bleak, grey world.
Will the fates allow her to die?
This is Nagini Riddle, writing for The Chaptered Challenge in the Great Hall, prompt La Vie et La Mort.
**Lyrics taken from "Fix You," by Coldplay.
Summary: A year after the war, wounds remain fresh. Survivors struggle just to keep surviving. They’re plagued with guilt, illness, and new prejudices.
Harry always thought his life would get easier after the demise of Voldemort, but he was wrong.
Summary: It's been six years since the Battle of Hogwarts ended, and the Wizarding world is being plagued with a string of brutal house-elf murders. Auror Theodore Nott is on the case. When the murderer starts targeting witches and wizards, the race is on to stop the killer before the Wizarding world falls into chaos. Tick-tock Theodore Nott.
This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Chapter Challenge using the Redrum Prompt.
Summary: Seven months after leaving Hogwarts, James Potter is fighting for the Order of the Phoenix. When Lily Evans joins the resistance, his life is turned upside down. He'd proposed, after all, and she had said no. How could they work together now, after so much history together? Or could they find another chance amidst the war?
Summary: Colin Creevey sees acceptance as an art form. It disguises his loneliness, his insecurities and his conviction that he does not fit in.
Luna Lovegood has never been accepted, but remains perhaps the most content person Colin has ever met. As his feelings for her develop throughout their years at Hogwarts, Colin must prepare to renounce the acceptance of his friends; instead learning to accept her and, ultimately, himself.
Summary: Why is it that she, his one love, will not hear him as he wallows in misery?
Title is borrowed from the song, "Hear Me," by Kelly Clarkson.
Summary: Sirius's sorting.
Summary: Everyone knows the story of Harry's time at Hogwarts . . . but what was it like for the other students? Many other stories unfolded during those years . . . this is one of them.
Summary: The inequalities of the wizarding world run high among the werewolves, causing them to be shunned from society.
This was written for the Off With Your Head challenge in the Poetry Anyone? forum.
Summary: Two years ago, the United Kingdom was overrun by parasitic insects, which turned most of the population into mindless Hosts. Those who survived eke out an existence wherever and however they can. Hermione Granger is one such Survivor, and she will do anything to protect the group she leads, including the unthinkable.
Summary: Theodore Nott is a man with an obsession. Hermione Granger is a woman with a vision. One has a secret that could end them both.
Summary: Lysander Scamander isn't normal. Not one little bit. Although, what IS normal? Follow Lysander on his journey to find who he is, and what his purpose is in this world.
Summary: And such is the madness of the woman who so craves the approval of her Lord.
A Bellatrix Lestrange poem.
Summary: The full moon comes out and is treated to the strange dancing rituals of queer creatures.
This was written for the Hogsmeade Creature Feature Drabble Challenge, though this turned out to be a poem. :)
Summary: On a bright night enriched with the full moon, a young boy races across the meadows, only to meet his dreadful fate.
Written for the Birthday Challenge in the Great Hall.
Summary: On their first Halloween as husband and wife, James and Lily spent it apart but had very similar nights. But when the war began to creep between them, they reminded themselves of the reason they were fighting. And nine months later, they knew it for certain.
Summary: A portrait slowly comes to life for the first time.
Written for the Birthday Challenge in the PA.
Summary: Remus Lupin’s life is changed forever in one dark moment on Halloween night. Shock prompts bitter laughter, but reality brings sorrowful tears, as Remus struggles with the devastating loss of his best friends one fateful night.
Summary: In the Tale of Three Brothers, Death magicks a stone to raise the dead. But the second brother finds that he truly cannot have the power to bring back those at peace.
Written for the Birthday Challenge in the PA.