Summary: Her heavy despondent face stared morosely at the thick dust on the wooden floors. Just dust. Dust covering up the wear and tear of poverty. Dust proving the abandonment and desolation of happiness and love. Dust, dust, dust.
She herself was a mess. True, she was slightly more clean than her father or brother, but still, dirt stuck to her pale skin. Dirt covering up the wear and tear of poverty. Dirt proving the abandonment and desolation of happiness and love. Dirt, dirt, dirt.
Second entry written for the Boggart Challenge in the Great Hall.
Failure: fail·ure: a fracturing or giving way under stress, a falling short.
Hermione has faced a boggart before. The problem is, she didn't succeed.
This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Mini-Challenge: The Boggart Challenge.
IT WON--alongside Gmariam's Afraid of the Dark. I am shocked.
Nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill - Best Dark/Angst.
Summary: Merope's deception is eating away at her, and runs its fateful course. The title of the poem is borrowed from Kelly Clarkson's song, "Dark Side."
Summary: Bellatrix gladly does the bidding of her master with a wicked smile and an eager hand...
Done for the October race to Halloween Triathalon over at Poetry Anyone(?)
Summary: Neville hadn't expected his boggart to ever change. Perhaps he should have done.
Summary: As the Summer Holidays approach, it is time for Sports Day at James Potter's school.
Summary: The Hawthorn tree is the Celtic symbol of consequence, relationships, and contradiction. It's the symbol of juxtaposition, and also of balance. The beautiful blossoms of the tree are nestled deep within razor-sharp thorns. Despite the harshness of the opposites, it still manages to become reborn each year as the wondrous being of nature we see it as.
Marriage, like the Hawthorne, is rarely -- if ever -- simple. Sometimes the roots decay and the structure dies, and other times the harmony of the union of opposites is enough to keep it alive year after year. Ron and Hermione Weasley's marriage is one such sapling, but will their case be one among the beautiful boughs? Or will it lie dead and trodden upon, long forgotten by time?
This is opti from Hufflepuff House writing for the Great Hall Chaptered Challenge. Prompt: Bonded.
Summary: There are some things that exist without ever having been spoken out loud. Those things that you do or don't do because you know it's right or wrong. You’d think that sleeping with your cousin’s ex-boyfriend a week after they broke up would be one of those things.
I’ve learned better.
A companion piece to The Fire I Yearn For . It's not strictly necessary to read that first, though it may help you understand the events that unfold.
Summary: In his new home, Ron Weasley stumbles across a Boggart. What he sees chills him to the core.
This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff writing for the October mini-challenge over at the Great Hall.
Summary: Ginny let her temper get the better of her, and said something she shouldn't have to Romilda Vane, who works for Witch Weekly. It's going to be in the news, and now she has to admit it to Harry first - but its not a conversation she's looking forward to. Rated for the implied relationship between the characters, though both are over 18. Takes place 3 years after the DH battle, epilogue disregarded and Fred still alive.
Summary: Merope is haunted by the various greens of life...
Inspired by hestiajones' story, The Receding, in which Merope hated the color green but was rather fond of rain and the color yellow. Maybe she was secretly a Hufflepuff? :) Just kidding, Natalie!!!!!!
Summary: AU. Four years after Severus Snape's life changed very much for the better, he has a very interesting conversation with his daughter. One shot. A glimpse into my Severus and Zoe series. Zoe's mine, everything else belongs to JK Rowling.
Summary: What would happen if Harry Potter had not defeated Lord Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts? Aristophanes, cousin of Lucius Malfoy, must deal with dark times and a feisty ginger-headed girl bent on rejoining Harry Potter and the forces he is gathering to wage war upon the corrupted Ministry of Magic and Lord Voldemort himself.
“Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.”
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch 13
Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game, but became so much more…
This is the story of how the teenaged Tom Riddle met a unique individual and slipped from cold indifference, to affection, to friendship, to romance. Discover how even Voldemort’s cold and callow heart was once broken beyond repair. This is for anyone curious about how an imperfect love warped and twisted a corrupt young man into the Dark Lord.
Adrian didn't know how he'd fallen for her. He didn't want to.
And even though he could not think of leaving her, she acted, every moment, as if she could leave him without thinking twice.
Nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill - Best Post/Hogwarts.
Summary: AU. The war is over and life continues on. But things are unlikely to be quiet and uncomplicated in the life of Severus Snape, for incredible changes often come about when one is least expecting them.
Summary: After having not seen her nephew for six years, Petunia is shocked to see Harry on her front doorstep, presenting his newborn son, James. One-shot! Petunia's POV.
Summary: He is trudging forward, heart beating, the truth of it all washing over him- neither can live, while the other survives...
Written for the Magic in Music challenge in the PA.
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...