Summary: In 1967, Cleansweeps and Comets are the racing brooms of choice in the wizarding world, but a few Hogwarts students have plans to revolutionize the market. Deucalion Wilcott, a Quidditch prodigy, and Slytherin classmate Ivan Berdahl team together to design the greatest racing broom in history.
Who knows broomsticks better than two flying enthusiasts? With a little bit of skill, rule breaking, and plain luck, the Nimbus Racing Broom Company is founded.
Summary: It’s 1940 and Paris has just fallen to the Nazi Regime. The Muggle world is in turmoil, but little do the Muggles know that the Wizarding world is also at war. A weary traveler comes to England carrying a secret that will change both worlds for better or worse . He comes seeking protection and help from the adept Albus Dumbledore, a Professor at the famous Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But there is more danger about than even Albus has anticipated. Can Dumbledore protect the traveler and his secret?
Yuri Krum, a high-ranking officer of the Second Zaubererreich, has every reason to be proud of the facility he is creating. But instead of satisfaction, there is doubt, and Chancellor Gellert Grindelwald is the man to answer Yuri’s questions.
The name of the facility is Nurmengard...
This is Tim the Enchanter of Ravenclaw House, writing for The Untold Story Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Forums.
Summary: When Isla Black is instructed to accompany her brother, Phineas, and his wife, Ursula, to Burma, she does not argue. A daughter of the House of Black, she is not allowed to argue or venture any opinions. She will marry ... and marry well.
But Burma is not England, and the stifling etiquette of the pureblood society has been left behind.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Lofty Learning Challenge: How to Charm Snakes.
Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling and cannot take credit for any of the characters and names you recognise in this fic.
This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Historical Fiction - Thank you
Summary: Millicent Bulstrode has never felt wanted. Vincent Crabbe has never felt powerful. Perhaps at a party of Draco's, a different sort of magic will grant their wishes. (between HBP and DH)
Summary: Harry and Ginny often spend time relaxing under the tree by the lake. So did their parents, and both couples leave their mark on the tree. The tree remembers, and protects them in its own way.
Pairings are James/Lily and Harry/Ginny
Oh, and the Character Death isn't any of the canon characters. Thought you ought to know! *faints*
Summary: Amy Benson was an ordinary girl living in an orphanage, the same orphanage that housed the less-than-ordinary Tom Riddle. While at the seaside Tom takes Amy and her best friend Denis Bishop down to a cave. Something happened there, but nobody knows what...
Summary: Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493), also known as Paracelsus, is famous worldwide as the first known maker of the Philosopher’s Stone. Besides being an apt alchemist, he made much advancement in surgery and medicine during his lifetime. He died in Salzburg, 1541 after a short time of illness. However, his greatest invention, the first Philosopher’s Stone, was not discovered until several years later.
Spring Challenge Entry
Wizard Cards prompt
by Hokey of Slytherin
Summary: Lord Stoddard Withers (1642 – 1769) bred Aethonans and held a Masters in Magizoology, specializing in winged horses. Lord Withers is most noted for his attempt to combine Quidditch with the Muggle sport, polo, shortly after many Quidditch teams were disbanded in 1674. Unfortunately, Quidlo, as Lord Withers christened it, never did catch on.
Overall winner of the Spring Challenge 2007
First place in the Wizard Card category
Nominated for Best Humor Story in the 2008 QSQs!
Summary: Circe. How little do we know about this Greek goddess. She could turn grown men, strong enough to lift ten oxen, into beasts by herself. She was gorgeous. When the men wandered onto her lonely island of Aeaea, all they could do was stare at her beauty and grace.
When David, the leader of his own ship, on the hunt for treasures, awakes on her island to find three maidens standing before him, beckoning him to Circe's palace, he refuses, yet his men follow. He has no other choice but to go along.
Circe eventually tries to pull him into her bed, yet David refuses; he has a wife and child coming at home, and he is not the type of man to betray her.
But Circe always gets what she wants.
This is an entry by Ron x Hermione of Hufflepuff for the Wizard Card prompt. I am using the all-mighty maiden Circe.
Summary: Many and many a story depict Fenrir Greyback as a terrible and heartless, brutal monster. This is true. But many years ago, a broad-shouldered and handsome little boy entered Hogwarts for the first time, ready for the best seven years of his life.
Those seven years never happen. When Fenn Grey is bitten by a werewolf, his entire life as he knows it is ended. Faced with rejection, betrayal, and prejudice, Fenn is forced to look for a better life, a better existence. This is the story of how he finds it... with Lord Voldemort.
This is my first fic, so please read and reveiw!
Chapter 5, "A Father's Nightmare", is up!
Summary: "Laverne de Montomercy grew up in a wizarding orphanage. She had a short career as a singer. She went on to invent many love potions and is seen as a respected Potion Maker." says Lavender Montogomery's Famous Wizarding Card. Nothing could be further from the truth. They didn't even get her name right.
Entered for the Wizard Card Spring Challenge by Beth (batbogeyhex) of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Jocunda Sykes
Born 1915 in Derbyshire, England. Currently calls the United States her home.
Jocunda Sykes’ life was not her own – ruled by rigid social institution and overbearing parents – but she was determined to get it back. As the first person ever to attempt this trip and survive, Jocunda not only gained fame for flying across the Atlantic on a broomstick, but also earned her freedom and respect as a woman.
Entered for the Wizard Card Spring Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Little is known of the ghosts which reside here within the walls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For some, their pasts have been entirely erased from memory, and all that remains is but a shadow of their former selves. We mortal beings know nothing of death, for it hides its secrets, only unearthing them as we pass beyond after our final moments, yet then, there are still some who fear what lies ahead once we are gone.
A book of death-day one-shots, put together in this manner because of the prologue. (Otherwise, it might be separate one-shots in a series.) This could be horror or angst, but I thought, as it isn't intentionally morbid, that historical would do best.
Summary: Nicholas Flamel has called on his most trusted friend to his château in Paris to help him in his time of need – Albus Dumbledore.
Nicholas has something terrible to ask of Albus, something only Albus would be able to help with, a matter concerning his wife.
Winner of the Winter HHWP!!
Summary: As an enemy is defeated, a friendship is born . . . Albus Dumbledore meets the Dark wizard Gregorius Grindelwald for their final duel, and later meets alchemist Nicholas Flamel on the battlefield following a hollow victory.
This story was written for the Fall Hospital Wing Project by Gmariam of Ravenclaw and received first place.
Summary: No one could believe Oswel would be mental enough to go on an actual killing spree. No one could believe five people had died on one day. They're all busy sobbing and blaming themselves, but I'm clever enough to know it's Oswel's fault. It's Oswel's fault, and I don't care.
Summary: It is London in the late 1920s, and the Muggle influence on the magical society has never been so strong. The older generations, especially of the pure-blood families, disapprove, but their children are becoming increasingly curious and open-minded. Join one of these young men as he attempts to introduce his mother to the pleasures of Muggle culture, and as he discovers the full extent of them himself.
Summary: It is England in the early 1800's, Bonapart is reigning in France and tensions between the two countries are running high. Phillip must face the secrets of his past while still surviving in the present. It takes the portrait of a remarkable girl to teach him that he can find trust in a world gone mad.
Winner of the June/July monthly challenge, #1: autobiography, and overall winner. By coppercurls of Hufflepuff house.
Summary: As a young man out of Hogwarts, Arthur Weasley tries to find a job. Will he succeed before someone else steals Molly from him? We know what happens - come see how!