I love these original stories and you are such a talented writer. Each chapter sucks me right in and I love the amount of detail you put into them.
I can't seem to remember, was Lisa Turpin in the books? Either way, her chapter is my favorite so far.
Also, I know she's a major character and we know a lot about her, but I think one of these about Hermione would be really interesting. We never do learn too much about her parent's reactions, they've always seemed a little distant.
Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading more!
Author's Response: Dear SBH, Thanks for taking the trouble to write in, and I'm so glad you like this series. Lisa Turpin is mentioned just once in canon, in the Sorting Hat chapter of PS, when she is assigned to Ravenclaw and forgotten. I made up the part about her being Muggle-born. Hermione is coming up next. I couldn't put her first because her story is so much more complex than Lavender's. I've also tried to rotate Gryffindor - Ravenclaw - Hufflepuff equally. Hope to see you there, GhV
I really like the concept for this fanfiction! Your first two chapters have been great and I look forward to seeing what characters you choose for the coming chapters! Update soon :)
Author's Response: Thanks for writing in, and I'm so glad you like the idea. You can probably predict my choice of characters if I tell you that each narrator is related to a student in Harry Potter's year at Hogwarts. Howevever, not all of these students will be Muggle-borns. Next chapter follows very shortly.
This is really, really good. I'll be hanging out for the updates!
As I was leaving the house, his second wife appeared on the stairs. She gave me a shock. Although she was a brunette, her face looked startlingly like Carol’s. But it was only as I drove away from the Turpins’ that I realised where I had seen Phil Turpin’s face before.
Apart from the colouring, it was nearly identical to the face I saw every day in my shaving mirror.
No offence, but I dot really understand why they looked the same. Can you rephrase for me, please? I'm a bit thick-headed sometimes.
Author's Response: Thanks for writing in, Annie! I'm glad you enjoyed it despite not quite getting the minor point. I didn't necessarily write clearly, but what I meant to imply was that Carol had married the same kind of man both times - similar in looks and similar in personality. Therefore Trevor's excuse that Lisa wasn't really his daughter was flimsy: chances were, even if her mother had stayed with her natural father, Phil Turpin might have had a similar reaction to Lisa's magic. Phil also married the same type of woman both times, i.e. he might have become less violent but he hadn't really changed. So this isn't really a story about kin selection and rejection of the inconvenient stepchild. It's a story about fear, disgust and rejection of magic itself.
Wow, this is such a good idea! This one was really good and I especially like that you that the POV from one of the other family members. Keep this up, I'm definitely going to be following this one!
Author's Response: Nice to hear from you again, Dream Team. All these stories will feature a witch or wizard from Harry Potter's cohort, but they will all be narrated by some other family member. Thanks for following along.