This is the official account for the Susan Bones' Book Club, found in the MNFF forums.
The fics and authors you see below are the ones that we, the SBBC, have deemed to be the best of the best. It is our Hall of Fame. For a complete list of ALL recommended stories and authors, visit the SBBC forum on the Beta Boards.
Summary: 10th November, 1981. Severus Snape has been summoned to Hogwarts for the first time since the war. For everyone else the fighting has finished, but for him it must continue. He is about to learn the true meaning of 'anything' and who better to teach him than the Hogwarts Headmaster.
Summary: A man walks into Madam Malkin's and hands over some torn robes that need to be fixed.
Something has changed in Merope Gaunt, a thrumming of insect wings, a pulse kickstarting to life.
Merope is alone. Penniless, undernourished and pregnant - these are the last three trimesters of her life.
That's what Colin's pictures do to you - they make strange folks out of the people you know.
Colin has an eye for detail. So does Dennis.
Falling in love teaches Dennis Creevey that sometimes, needing someone isn't a bad thing, especially as it helps him forget all that he's lost.
It fails, however, to show him that forgetting can only go on for so long.
Thank you to Ari for her loveliness in betaing this story.
Summary: On May 4th, 2012, Petunia Dursley found herself hanging.This is a prose-poem written for the Who Arted? challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). It is based on a sketch done by welshdevondragon/Alex.
The end of the world comes not from the hand of Lord Voldemort, but an incurable disease. When Britain falls, those that are left must keep on running.
And never stop.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Alternate Universe!
Summary: On the last day of his last year, a young man looks to his future in a poppy field by the lake…
Written for the Character Clinic Challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Fred and George make their way through life with purpose and passion, fearing nothing.
This prose poem was written for the Random Song Challenge in Poetry Anyone? It came second!!!!!
Thank you Julia for setting such inspiring challenges.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling.
To my delight and surprise, this poem won the 2012 QSQ for Best Poetry. Thank youuu.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor submitting my entry for Rosmerta's Mini-Gauntlet being held in The Three Broomsticks over at the MNFF beta boards.
Thank you and hugs to the lovely Jess for reading this over, and to Alex, for everything ♥.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder-era Story.
Summary: "What do you see when you look in the Mirror?" Harry asked him.This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff House writing for the Rosmerta's Mini-Gauntlet at TTB. These words are not my own - they are J.K.Rowling's property - but they are from my heart flown :3
In the heat of the morning, Katie and Leanne lie in the grounds of Hogwarts, enjoying the sunlight of the new, war-free world.
This is for Soraya/babewithbrains, originally in the 2012 SPEW Lovenotes, but this is an expanded version. The title is from the wonderful David Bowie song In The Heat Of The Morning.
Nominated for Best SSP in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills.
Summary: Filius has seen her all his life: the Woman. She has been drifting through time, drawn always towards him, never aging or changing.
She is the one thing he does not question.
Over fifty brave souls perished during the fight that took down You-Know-Who’s regime. However, not all of the victims of the clash that ended just this morning set foot on the grounds of Hogwarts last night. Numerous family members and friends will be spending these next weeks not celebrating, but planning funerals while raking up the pieces of their lives and wondering where they are supposed to go from here.
One boy was lost and alone -- looking for a lifeline, crying for help. But is anyone listening?
This story was nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Dark/Angst Story and Best General Story.
I've never felt this way before.
Fleur struggles with life and war. A missing moment from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. The banner used was Doubts by TM_WandStick. I chose this banner immediately Toni--so gorgeous!
Yay! Those lovely SBBC people have added this story to the SBBC Hall of Fame! I knew there was a reason I joined that group. Hehe. Thanks, you guys!
Thanks so much to Natalie/hestiajones for beta reading this so close to the submission deadline. She is everything she is cracked up to be.
I'm not JK Rowling.
All her life, Tracey Davis had been good at one thing: staying out of the way of history. Yet as the Carrows sank their claws further and further into the heart of Hogwarts, it became increasingly difficult to remain unnoticed, no matter which side she was supposedly on.
When times are dark and the future uncertain, one must choose between silence and damnation. But could Neville Longbottom convince an oft-overlooked Slytherin girl that she is more than the sum of her house?
This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best General Story.
Summary: Remus Lupin is an outsider by the very nature of his condition. But whilst his friends dream in colour, his nights are monochrome. It doesn't disturb him much, it's just the way he is.
Then a late night conversation changes his mindset in a way that scares him and makes him wonder what he actually 'is'. He cannot feel that way - not about Sirius Black.
OMM&P This jointly won BEST SSP QSQ at the 2011 awards. Thank you. And yay for Ariana who wrote Two to Tango - the other winner.
I am not JK Rowling, in fact I'm not even sure I'm Equinox Chick at this moment ...
This story is for Gina (Gmariam) who is celebrating her 21st birthday. :) It is a measure of how much I adore her that I'm writing this pairing for her.
Thank you very much, Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this story for me.
Thanks also for teh flist for sticking by me when I was haranguing them. I owe you.
Due to an MNFF glitch, I have lowered the rating on this to 3rd-5th so people can read it. However this is normally a Professors rating. You click at your own risk.
When a lavish engagement party ends in tragedy, Teddy Lupin takes on the case, despite its personal ties. What begins as a search for the killer soon turns into something much more, and Teddy is startled to witness the personas of the people he thought he knew melt away in light of the crime.
It doesn’t take long for him to realise that nothing is what it seems to be.
Nominated for a 2011 QSQ - Best General Fiction and Best Same Sex Pairing Story
Nominated for a 2012 QSQ - Best Same Sex Pairing Story.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2.
Summary: On the morning of Hermione’s 18th birthday, Ron hunts as Harry gathers. One boy is successful, while the other is not. At the end of an hour, who is to blame?
This story has been nominated for the 2012 Quick Silver Quills: Best Dark/ Angst Fic
Summary: On 1 September 1998, Harry calls members of the wizard community together at Hogwarts. He speaks about the sacrifice they have all experienced in the fight against Voldemort, and the determination they must have to build a better future.
This was written for the PA? challenge for April 2011.