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It may be all over now as far as new material goes, but I fully plan to keep on with the handful of plot bunnies I've gathered and have been caring for over the years. I've always said I never give up on a story once I start writing it (with the exception of Fire and Ice, my apologies).

After some totally incidental field research (travels to the Harry Potter Studio, Romania, and Bulgaria) I promise to pick up Storm and Stress again this summer. Sorry for the hiatus!



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Beyond the War by DragonBane
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: After defeating Voldemort and his Death Eaters at the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry and his friends begin to move on with their lives. However, they soon realize Voldemort is not the only one who can disrupt people’s lives. Harry and Ginny are happily married and raising Tonks’ and Lupin’s orphan son Teddy, while Ron and Hermione decide to take their five year relationship to the next level. But could this be hampered by Ron’s jealousy? Trouble lurks ahead as, after Harry and Ron finish their Auror training, Ron is accepted into the ranks of the Aurors while Harry’s application is rejected due to the return of an old adversary. Meanwhile, George is stuck massive depression, caused by Fred’s death, which is hurting his friends and family; but will an attractive new employee at Weasley Wizard Wheezes change that?

As they realize courage, love and trust is needed to conquer the challenges the wizarding world throws at them, the ex-Hogwarts students venture into the world beyond the war. Written post-Deathly Hallows.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1172 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
07/18/11 Updated: 07/19/11


Lacuna Mentis by hestiajones
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 29]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThere were blind spots in his mind. They said he might recover the lost memories; they also said there was a high possibility he might not. Along came a girl, and everything changed.

Warning: This story is originally rated Professors, for the bunch of warning tags applicable to it. The rating has been changed temporarily only because we're having some technical problem with stories that have higher ratings. So, please click at your own discretion.

This story is written for ToBeOrNot..../Jess, my close friend and one of the most gifted writers I know. O Believer of Rarepairs, this is my fluff-free, dark and angsty present for you.

Winner of this year's QSQ Best Dark/Angsty and nominated for Best General!

DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling. I highly doubt she ships this ship.

PLEASE DO NOT READ THE REVIEWS before reading the fic.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 10460 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/19/11 Updated: 07/19/11


Starting Over by suckr4romance
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 110]

Summary: [Begun Pre DH] Draco, in order to avoid the wrath of the Dark Lord, negotiates his return to Hogwarts, the only place in the world he can be safe. Ginny, meanwhile, tries her hardest to forget everything about...(Boy-Who-Lived who?)...and focuses on her N.E.W.T. classes. Unfortunately, one moment of carelessness in Potions gives her a one-way ticket to weekly tutoring sessions with--yes--Draco Malfoy. This fic takes Draco/Ginny and attempts to make it go along with canon. Reviews are appreciated.

Categories: Draco/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 30124 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Published:
03/26/06 Updated: 08/02/10


Vacillation and Volition by Fantasium
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 69]

Summary: When you refuse to make choices, life has a tendency to make them for you.

Being the illegitimate son of a particularly noticeable wizard, Lucas Malory has spent all of his life practicing the art of inconspicuousness. But when the brutal waves of war break upon the world, every man must make a stand for what he believes in. Lucas, determined to keep his distance and only mind his own business, suddenly finds his options banging impatiently on the door. When indifference is no longer an option, how will he decide where his loyalties lie?

A/N: This story was plotted out before the release of the 7th book, but as I continue writing after having read it, chapters may be inspired by/include spoilers from Deathly Hallows.


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 39288 Chapters: 10 Completed: No
Published:
04/18/07 Updated: 05/10/09


Curriculum Vitae by Hermione_Rocks
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: Ever since the war ended, Theodore Nott has found little solace in anything, save for his Firewhiskey purchases. Due to happenings and circumstances, he runs into the most unlikely people and places, ones that may just be able to help him as he trundles along through life.

This is a story of pain, loss, regret, bitterness. This is a story of joy, laughter, forgiveness, hope. It's a story of second glances, second considerations, second chances. And first chances too. Curriculum Vitae is Latin for: The course of one’s life.

This story was the overall winner of the '07/'08 Winter Tales Challenge. It also took the 2009 QSQ award for Best Post-Hogwarts Chaptered story. I am as stunned as I am grateful. Thank you.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Substance Abuse

Word count: 11762 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/12/07 Updated: 01/11/08


Stubby by Hermiones_Revenge
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 56]

Summary: “What people don’t realize is that Sirius Black is a false name...the man people believe to be Sirius Black is actually Stubby Boardman...


Kingsley Shacklebolt is sent to question Stubby Boardman, a former pop singer who has lost his luster. A simple task? So it would seem...

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1865 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/30/07 Updated: 07/30/07


A Road of Shattered Glass by Ennalee
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 144]

Summary: Three years after Voldemort’s first fall, Tonks and Ninette, a metamorphmagus and a dancer, each struggle to find their own identities apart from the deceptions of mirrors. Meanwhile, in the caves underneath Hogwarts, someone may be searching for things better left lost.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 37788 Chapters: 10 Completed: No
Published:
06/06/05 Updated: 06/29/07


Tom Riddle and the Deadly Mallows by Zetera
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 46]

Summary: Sequel to the parody 'Tom Riddle and the Half Blood Prince', which I am proud to state won the 2006 Quicksilver Quill award for best humor. Prior reading is advised, but not absolutely necessary.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4086 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
05/08/07 Updated: 06/27/07


Summary:

Laura has been a good friend to Percy for seven years. She took his side during a fight between Percy and Oliver their second year. She accepted Percy the way he was, something most of his brothers couldn't even do. And when the one brother who did understand Percy died, Laura was there to help Percy through it, even though the death hurt her greatly as well.



Yes, Laura has been a good friend to Percy. So why, during their seventh year, is Percy allowing his friend to be lonely and miserable?



A fellow Gryffindor decides to try to ease Laura's loneliness by interfering in her life. The result is that Laura must suddenly deal with new relationships, including an unlikely reconciliation with Oliver.



Laura succeeded in being a good friend when she only had one friend. Now she must learn how to be a good friend to several people... including herself. Oliver/OC

Complete!

"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy - for friendship's sake." -William Blake



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 142992 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/21/05 Updated: 01/21/07


Summary: Patrick Thatcher’s older brother teases him, his mother worries about him, and his father defends him. His family sounds very much like any other, but somehow Patrick’s is far from average. In Patrick’s world, adults disappear into thin air, owls deliver mail, and the most popular sport in the country is played on broomsticks. Not to mention that every member of his family is, and always has been, a wizard. When your grandfather is a famous American veteran, being a Thatcher isn’t the easiest life to live. When his acceptance letter to the most prestigious American school of magic arrives addressed to another student, Patrick’s position in his former world begins to take a tumble—right along with the newly elected President of Magic’s approval ratings. With the Wizarding world’s eyes shifting toward a new wizard, can Patrick figure out just why his first year is off to a rocky start? Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s wondrous Harry Potter Series, Patrick Thatcher’s adventures of wizardry in the United States is a tale all its own while still respecting its English origins. Readers are sure to find that the magic across the pond is just as unforgettable.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 90184 Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/08/05 Updated: 09/04/06


Summary: Past Featured StoryHope, loyalty, love, despair, and tragedy. Through it all, Lily discovers the truth about the Marauders, the affable troublemakers who hide behind smokescreens but still glitter in shattered light. They aren't the glorious, graceful men they are often perceived as, but stumbling, awkward boys who are still trying to find their way out of darkness.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3885 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/21/05 Updated: 04/21/05


Summary: Past Featured StoryThis tale of the teacher whom everyone loathes,
Accounts for his anger and elegant clothes.
It dripped through my mind when, too scantily cloaked,
I got caught in a rainstorm and throughly soaked.













WARNING: Despite the glints of humour, you will need a handkerchief.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5092 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/12/04 Updated: 11/12/04


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