Summary: Minerva McGonagall recounts her brief relationship with Tom Riddle, which began during their years at Hogwarts and ended with horrifying revelations.
Summary: "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities." -Dumbledore, CoS, ch 18
A look at how good and evil differ in the choices they make.
Summary: He'd been called Mundungus for years; he knew what people thought of him -- he thought it of himself. Unable to face the Death Eaters flying at him, he Apparated away in a moment of panic, leaving Alastor Moody to his fate. No one has come looking for him since. He made sincere attempts a losing himself. And yet, there is one person he knows who wonders, cares, and remembers the name of his glory days, and does something about it.
Along the way, there may be some mild profanity, threatened violence and sexual situations, but nothing graphic.
This is ProfPosky of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Valentines Day Cotillion Challenge. I am no longer a mod.
Summary: What was it like for Harry, Ron, and Hermione during that long winter when they roamed through England on their almost hopeless quest? In the Last Line Standing Challenge, we poets were given the final word for each of sixteen lines, and we had to fill in the rest of the poem.
This poem won first place in the Last Line Standing Challenge.
Summary: Moments after the death of Voldemort, Harry gazes at the corpse of the Dark Lord lying on the floor of the Great Hall and contemplates his own future.
This poem won first place in the Tumblr Challenge
Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.
But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.
Summary: Ame Cox can't even manage to be a pureblood. What, then, can she do?
I am Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the TV Challenge.
Summary: Marcus Flint, the infamous Super Seventh Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team, blames repeating his final year at Hogwarts on Oliver Wood.
How, you might ask?
Well, wouldn't you like to know?
Summary: A revisit to McGonagall's warning to Harry in the fifth book, in free verse.
Written for the Tumblr Inspiration Challenge
Summary: Before she became a Death Eater, Bellatrix Black was young, bored, and went slumming places no other pureblood would go. What she found and who she met was kept secret. Until now.
Summary: Harry must face his destiny, but he doesn't know if he can.
Written for The Last Line Standing challenge in the Great Hall. It took second place!
Summary: They were friends, then teammates, then . . . well, she honestly couldn't tell you.
After a Quidditch accident landed Lily Potter in the hospital wing, she came to rely on the steady company of her friend, cousin, and team Captain, Louis Weasley. But just when she thought something more might be brewing between them, he shut her out.
Can Lily figure out this enigmatic, frustrating boy, or will she always wonder what could've been?
This story has been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation Story.
Summary: James and Lily started off on the wrong foot, and continued limping until their fifth year. And then Lily started to see that Potter wasn't quite as awful as she'd previously believed.
This story was originally written for Lori (Weasley Mom) and Sophie (the owl) in the SBBC Lovebombs month. They like James/Lily and Jane Austen, so this is what I came up with.
Disclaimer: Not only am I NOT JK Rowling, I am not Jane Austen either.
The lines threading through this tale are from Pride and Prejudice.
Summary: Perhaps the true answer to a centuries-old mystery.
Summary: Part One in the "Penumbra" Series.
They call it the War of Blood, a cataclysm which will decide the fate of all sentient life and of wizardry. The Wizarding World is diseased, but Voldemort is just the canker. The worst elements of wizardry have now gathered, not only Death Eaters and Dementors, but all elements of darkness, because underneath it all, invisible to most but nonetheless present, there is an ancient war raging.
As he departs on the Horcrux Hunt, Harry Potter finds an unexpected ally. After he disappears, the unrest and corruption in the Ministry starts making things difficult for the Order and easier for the Death Eaters, Voldemort has found a new and deadly ally, and in the meantime, an elite group of goblins begin planning their own fight against Voldemort.
Summary: Draco Malfoy carried the weight of the world on his teenaged shoulders — a world whose fate was held in the balance of his successes and his failures.
As the granddaughter of Sirius Black and Celeste Lovegood, Nimbus is used to the fame the name brings. However, being the only Ravenclaw in the family and being related to almost every great guy at Hogwarts is more annoying than her twin brothers.
When her abilities as a Seer give her an interesting glimpse at the past, she begins to question everything as she discovers a conspiracy and the history of a certain third-floor corridor, along with a romance that is forbidden in her eyes.
*This is the third part of The Secret Life of Scarlet Black series, but can be read alone.
CHAPTER 3 IN QUEUE!"My name is Elia Shacklebolt. I am sixteen years old. I am the daughter of Kingsley Shacklebolt, an Auror, and his wife, Eliana, who died giving birth to me. I take after my mother in looks, but after my father in skill. I am a sixth-year Ravenclaw and a Prefect at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and I may very well be on the road to being Head Girl next year, if I keep my anger in check. This is who I am, and this is who I have always been. At least, that's what they tell me..."
It started as a dream. A vision of Azkaban, of a woman who was calling out to Elia, calling for her to come and find her. People tell her that they're just her dreams, but Elia knows otherwise--and that's what scares her. She knows they aren't just dreams, she knows they mean something. And she is determined to find the truth. But she doesn't realize how terrifying the truth really is, the truth of who she really is, and what she's really meant to do. And by the time she realizes it, by the time she learns that some truths are best forgotten, it will be too late to turn back...
Part 1 of 4 of The Marked Ones
Summary: Nell wasn’t sure where she was, but she cursed silently that she’d managed to Apparate into a nest of these vile human beings. But most human beings were vile. If they weren’t then she wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place.
Don’t talk, never linger, stay invisible. On the run and alone, these are Nell Hawke's rules. As the threat of Voldemort reaches across Britain, all she wants is to keep her head down and attached to her neck. But when an unwelcome face from her past stumbles into her path, can the two Muggle-borns from opposing houses rally together to survive?
Hermione gets the cat, the flat, the food, and the furniture. Ron gets the family and friends.
Harry gets the boot, his little book, the blame, and the shame. Ginny gets a new bloke and a haircut.
'The One' is an insidious myth, and 'Meant To Be' smacks of a hope to which no one has a right.
It's a shame the two of them bought into it for so long.
And it's too bad old habits are so hard to break.