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    The Advent Calender Challenge - Day One

    THE ADVENT CALENDER CHALLENGE - 24 DRABBLES IN TWENTY FOUR DAYS

    Quite simply, I'm going to post prompts throughout advent, and you, my little barflies, will write 100 word drabbles for each prompt. And when I say 100 words, I mean 100 words - NO MORE/NO LESS!

    As well as the prompt, I'm going to give you a list of characters at least one of which must be used in each drabble. You may, if you wish, use more than one - but NOT more than three- and you're also allowed to use the same one for each drabble. You will have twenty-four hours to write each drabble before I close the thread.


    Points!
    2 points per entry - providing the drabble meets the requirements (100 words exactly, correct SPaG, MNFF guidelines met)
    *BONUS* 10 points if you complete every day.
    *EXTRA* 2 sneaky points available if a particular entry has used my designated secret character in their drabble that day. The Designated Secret Character (DSC) will possibly change for each prompt ... but not necessarily ... (DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN)

    ** Just in case there's any confusion, you can only enter once per day.



    List of Characters

    • Amelia Bones
    • Albus Dumbledore
    • Alicia Spinnet
    • Anthony Goldstein
    • Argus Filch
    • Arthur Weasley
    • Bellatrix Black/Lestrange
    • Cedric Diggory
    • Cho Chang
    • Draco Malfoy
    • Ernie Macmillan
    • Filius Flitwick
    • Fred Weasley (snr)
    • Gilderoy Lockhart
    • Ginny Weasley/Potter
    • Hannah Abbott
    • Harry Potter
    • Hermione Granger
    • James Potter (jnr)
    • James Potter (snr)
    • Lavender Brown
    • Lily Evans/Potter
    • Louis Weasley
    • Lucius Malfoy
    • Luna Lovegood
    • Marietta Edgecombe
    • Minerva McGonagall
    • Molly Weasley (snr)
    • Mundungus Fletcher
    • Narcissa Malfoy
    • Neville Longbottom
    • Nymphadora Tonks
    • Oliver Wood
    • Padma Patil
    • Pansy Parkinson
    • Percy Weasley
    • Peter Pettigrew
    • Remus Lupin
    • Ron Weasley
    • Scorpius Malfoy
    • Seamus Finnigan
    • Severus Snape
    • Sirius Black
    • Susan Bones
    • Teddy Lupin
    • Vincent Crabbe
    • Voldemort
    • Zacharias Smith

    Day One Prompt

    Christmas Shopping



    NOTE: Please be aware that whilst each prompt is supposed to be posted every day and on time, it is also a busy time of year for your barmaids who are either studying hard, or else moving house and thus there may be a delay in closing threads and releasing new prompts.

    This thread will close on Monday 8PM GMT.


    Get Drabbling!


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    Character(s) used: Lily Evans (protagonist) and Severus Snape (mentioned, but not actually starring)
    A/N: This may actually turn out to be one story if I manage to actually make all the drabbles connect...

    “And for you, miss?”

    Lily gulped, not sure as to why she was so nervous about shopping in Diagon Alley. Sure, it was her first Christmas as an official witch, but she had gone shopping plenty of times beforehand. Just not in a wizarding area.

    “Yes, I would like some horned slugs, please,” she answered to the clerk. Perhaps she was more nervous that she was buying something for Severus. He never expected anything from her, but she really wanted to give him something. She knew that he didn't have many good memories, but maybe she could change that. Maybe…
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    Title: Great Minds...
    Character(s) used: Susan Bones and Justin Finch-Fletchley
    A/N: I have utterly forgotten how to write 100 word drabbles.

    Surely they won’t all be gone, Susan thought as she hurried into Flourish and Blotts late. The first thing she saw was a poster of her favorite author, looking contemplatively over a display table. Even as she watched, someone picked up one of the two lonely books on the table. She made a mad dash for the table and snatched up the last book.

    Someone’s hand hit the table just after she’d grabbed it, and she looked up to apologize. Justin stared back at her.

    “Looks like we had the same gift idea,” she said, and he burst out laughing.

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    Title: Retail Therapy
    Character(s) used: Draco Malfoy, Oliver Wood
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    It was his father’s idea. As if Draco getting a job in this hole of a shop would help ‘repair the Malfoy name.’

    Draco always thought he merely hated some people. But if another customer complained that ‘Danny got a larger free sample of gingerbread owl nibbles’ he might…

    “Nice apron,” said a voice behind him. Draco turned, scowling, to face a grinning Oliver Wood.

    “Oh f*** off,” he sneered, flinging his apron on the floor and storming out onto the street. He could hear his manager screeching at him not to come back. But wasn’t that the entire point?

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    Character(s) used: Oliver Wood, Alicia Spinnet
    A/N: I think I might keep these two forever. <3

    Oliver Wood stared at the large array of sweets at Honeydukes as if one of them would jump up and bite him. He had to pick just the right one, despite the fact that he had no idea which that would be. Bludgers and Quaffles were easy; buying chocolate for a girl — not so much.

    He brushed off the sales lady half a dozen times before a hand on his shoulder jolted him. Alicia smiled at him and said, “Budge up. No hogging the Raspberry Roses.”

    His mouth spread into a grin as he purchased a dozen of the same.
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    Title: Sins of Christmas Past
    Character(s) used: Sirius Black, with Harry Potter mentioned
    A/N: I know this is no good, it's just a concept that suddenly occurred to me and I simply had to write.

    I watch from afar as Crookshanks meanders his way towards the Owl Office, my order tucked beneath his collar. The bitter wind whips into me, though the chill feels warm compared to the waters of the North Sea. As I sit, it occurs to me that my last present to Harry was also a broom.

    Over a dozen years have passed since then and I wonder whether a Firebolt could ever be enough to atone for my sins. I’d like to think that if Harry knew the truth he’d forgive me, though I will never be able to forgive myself.


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    Title: Special for Ginny
    Characters Used: Molly Weasley (snr), Ginny Weasley
    A/N: Just noticed this challenge a little while ago. Glad I'm not too late.

    Molly entered G. Whilliker’s Toy Shop to find a special gift for Ginny’s first Christmas: a soft fabric doll with yarn hair, embroidered facial features, and a colorful cotton frock topped by a white pinafore. The pinafore wouldn’t stay white for long, but no matter. The doll would be Ginny’s intimate friend and female confidante in a house full of brothers. Molly had had such a doll when she was a little girl with no sisters, only brothers. She knew how important the doll would be: whispered secrets, miniature tea parties, tiny twig-and-leaf houses in the garden, yellow daisy crowns.
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    The Advent Calender Challenge - Day Two

    ~Day Two~

    Refer to the list of characters in this post.


    Prompt: Goose

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    I shall close at 8PM BST

    EDIT: Actually I'm going out tonight, so you'll have around 3 hours longer, at the very least. I'll set Day 3 early, though.
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    The DSC for Day 1 was Albus Dumbledore

    Alas (earwax), none of you mentioned him. He may, however, pop up again. He's never quite dead, is he, that Dumbles!

    Day Two is

    here
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    Name: silverlining95
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    Title: A Burnt Goose
    Characters Used: Hannah Abbott and Neville Longbottom

    Smoke engulfs the kitchen as I grope blindly for the oven door, hurrying to remove the burnt goose. As I do so, I hear the water boiling over in the saucepan full of vegetables. I pull the blackened goose from the oven, and as the smoke clears it becomes obvious that my attempt at a perfect Christmas lunch has been a failure.

    I sink to the floor, devastated that our first Christmas at home together has been ruined. Just as I begin to cry, I feel his soft lips against mine. ‘Hannah, you taste better than that goose ever could.’


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