Summary: This is a companion piece to my story, His Last Descendent, though you don't have to read it in order to appreciate this poem.
~Tom Riddle Sr. has an unexpected visitor and an even more unexpected surprise in his life.
Summary: In life, we tend to look at things by their face value. We always want the better looking things: the more decorative and shiny objects have our undivided attention.
However, face value isn't everything. We must learn to look at inner beauty, as that is the most important thing in life.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff writing for the Fairy Tale prompt in round three of the the One-Shot Triathlon at the Character Clinic.
This story is a sequel to 'Mum's the World' and I'd really suggest reading that first as it has the same OC, Anurag Krishnan, who is also a part of my chaptered fic, 'Where Are You?'
Summary: Dyslexia is a fairly common trait. Some can cope well, others not so much. With a little help from Albus Potter, Andrea Hallowell learns how to live with her condition.
This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff writing for Round 3 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Original Characters. I chose the shipping prompt.
Summary: A life-changing disaster at work drives Neville Longbottom to seek aid from the only ally he thinks he can trust - Hermione Weasley. She's more than willing to help, but keeping it a secret puts nearly as much of a strain on herself and her family as it does on Neville, though for entirely different reasons.
I'm not JKR. (I don't think JKR would get such a kick out of putting Neville in such horrid situations.) She owns the Potterverse and everything in it.
Title and various chapter names are from the LeeAnn Rimes song Can't Fight the Moonlight.
Once again, this is a Brand New Neville, completely different to every other Neville you've read about from me. And if you're curious about following along, find yourself a moon phase chart from 2007.
Many thanks and delicious baked goods (but not bagels) to the Marvellous Maple for the beta.
Summary: A series of vignettes taken from Sirius' mind when he is in Azkaban, and the threads that hold them together.Expanded from a drabble written for an SBBC Challenge.
It figures that he ignores the other side of roses. Thorns fit to draw blood are what remain after the flowers die off, far overshadowing the few months when they splay their gaudy plumage to the summer sun. They’re nice sometimes; for the most part, though, they are sharp and vindictive and unworthy of the attention they receive.
No, Rose thinks. Roses are ugly.
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.
Summary: Professor Dumbledore stumbles across an altercation between some of his students in the dungeons corridor and subsequently attempts to teach Draco Malfoy a much needed lesson. But will his efforts prove successful? OoTP era. AU-ish. UK English.
Summary: Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. -C.S. Lewis
June Bagnold comes from a family very focused on success at the Ministry, but she's not so sure she'll be able to fulfill her father's wishes for her, especially with her near-crippling shyness. But she's a seventh year now, and she must face NEWTs and the beginning of life after Hogwarts.
This is minnabird of Hufflepuff writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon - Fairy Tale Prompt
It tied for third in its round and has now been nominated for Best General Story in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: "Neither can live while the other survives."
She often thought on that - ever since she heard it in Harry's hushed tones. Maybe before that even. Not in the exact sense, of course - she would not claim the powers of a Seer (Merlin forbid). But something close to it, maybe - a strange, half-formed thought; ethereal and not quite tangible.
She sometimes tried to think about what it meant - she spent many hours puzzling over it, in fact. She always was one to think of all the possible outcomes. And think she did. And imagined and theorised and wondered and dreamt.
Never once did she imagine this.
Summary: Lily negotiates with the bringer of death.
Written for the Negotiation with Death challenge in the Poetry Anyone? Forum.
Summary: It's the end of seventh year and James Potter has a lot on his mind about friendship, love and how to escape the Girls Dormitory.
Summary: It was a summer like any other for Danny. He worked at his parents' Bed and Breakfast during the day and partied hard on the beach at night. He played the game, and played it well. But then he met Oliver Wood, and his life was irrevocably changed.
This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the OC challenge in the Character Clinic. This is the Shipping Prompt. (and has nothing to do with ships - hee hee.)
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Sadly Oliver Wood belongs to her, but Danny is mine.
My protagonist, Danny, was briefly mentioned in my story Drowning, not Waving. This is his story and has been written nearly a year after Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) asked me to write it.
This story won the 2013 QSQ for Best SSP and Danny won the 2013 QSQ for Best Original Character. I thank the judges, very much.
Summary: For most people, dreams are happy places. And even when they aren’t happy themselves, when the dreamer awakens, they are happy that the dream isn’t real. However, this is not the case for Neville Longbottom, for he is not just dreaming, but he is remembering things he would rather forget.
Summary: AU. Professor Snape finds himself in a bit of a predicament when someone from his school days shows up to teach at Hogwarts. Serena Wolfsbane, an accomplished Auror, takes up her new teaching position and discovers that there is definitely more to Snape than meets the eye. Follows basic plot of last 4 Harry Potter books.
Summary: The Potters' Secret Keeper, Sirius Black, is presumed dead. Remus Lupin wants revenge for his lover's death, but soon finds out that nothing is what he thought it was.
Summary: Embers in a cage made from bone
slowly growing cold
Albus needed her. She didn’t need him.
He was a shadow of who he used to be; there was no life in him.
She was the one who sucked the very soul out of him.
When all was said and done, nothing remained of either of them. They were human debris.
This was written for, inspired by, and generally blamed on Jamie (Acacia Carter). She’s an amazing author, and I hope I did the video, IKEA table, and her justice.
This is iMusic17 from the house of the snakes writing for the final round in Alex’s triathalon 2012.
Summary: Arlienne Lestrange never expected to fall for a Gryffindor, yet alone the one Gryffindor her family would never approve: Sirius Black, disowned and disgraced. After two months of sneaking around the castle, their secret is revealed, and Arlienne knows she must end their dangerous relationship before one--or both--of them is hurt.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Character Clinic Challenge - Original Characters.
Summary: In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy begins his training as a Death Eater. Whether he likes it or not. When Hermione Granger is kidnapped and held prisoner at Malfoy Manor, Draco's life becomes even more complicated. She challenges everything he's ever believed, and draws feelings from him he never knew he could have. Witness their relationship unfold as Draco prepares to make a life-changing decision: to accept his family's destiny for him or to risk both their lives by turning his back on it all.
Tom and Camelia are two people in search of something unobtainable, and each is prepared to kill to achieve their goal. For both, murder is simply the means to an end. For both, their victims are unimportant; they are merely collateral damage in the quest to live forever. What happens when two very different killers meet?
This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon.
Summary: Victoria Shacklebolt has grown up as Toria Andrews, a common girl who has never heard anything about magic before in her life. Toria was adopted at birth, and she has always had to face questions about who she really is. But once Toria turns eleven and strange things begin to happen, she must face the facts about her real parents, how she happened, and why someone who would give anything to save the Wizarding World would let her go so easily.