Bonjour! Que pasa? You have reached Kal’s Author Page. Unfortunately, Kal is busy collecting fly embryos til 7 tonight, so you’ll have to put up with me. Where to start with Kal? Well, as you may have guessed, she’s the unfortunate slave of a Drosophila geneticist and is fondly known as “the little one” of the lab. Her notorious sweet tooth makes her quite energetic, but there are also times when she’s very introvert-ish and would prefer to curl up with a book instead of dancing the night away in a hot and sweaty room.
Kal enjoys…many things. Bollywood films, for one (as should be obvious to anyone familiar with Bollywood). She is also your stereotypical Indian geek who is fascinated by genetics and neuroscience. She adores the Steelers and likes playing piano, running, badminton and bharatanatyam.
General and Dark/Angst are Kal’s favorite categories. She loves the Weasleys (especially Ron), though she has recently taken up writing some of those “darker” characters. Her OTP is R/Hr, and other favorite ships include Rowena/Salazar, Ted/Andromeda, Fred/Angelina, and L/J. Kal’s writing process is rather long. She takes her time with her one-shots, allowing them to fester (lovely word) for a few months before actually writing them. (She’s also a manic reviser and paranoid perfectionist who harbors OCD-like symptoms). Therefore, don’t be surprised by how few fics she has published.
MNFF is most likely Kal’s favorite haunt. She hearts the friends and skills she’s acquired here. She loves being an Alpha member of the Bannermaker’s Association and running the Susan Bones’ Book Club. She has, and always will be, a loyal badger.
(She also enjoys e-mails and questions, so please don’t hesitate to contact).
I heart Sentinelle to death for making it (won the excerpts challenge, folks)!!
P.S. SilverrKiss - my favorite person of all time and my partner in crime. And, if you're wondering, she is by far immensely superior in writing talent to my measly skills - so go check out The Silver Vial immediately. ;)
3rd-5th Years • 309 Reviews
A different sort of alternate universe... It is a world under the thumb of an ancient emperor. Muggle society has been oppressed beyond recognition. Wizards rule over all, their only laws defined by power. This is the story of a rebellion, a family, a traitor, and the long road that leads home at last.
3rd-5th Years • 208 Reviews
“You were the first thing they took from me,” whispered Sirius. “My only happy memory. I haven’t thought of you in fourteen years.”
“And I’ve had to think about you everyday. For fourteen years,” said Miriam, darkly. Her voice trembled. “I win.”
Miriam Daniels had lost everything she’d ever loved the day Sirius Black was sentenced to a life in Azkaban. Now, years later, she needs to find the strength to accept a past drastically different from the one that she had just begun to acknowledge as truth. Will the most celebrated Healer in England be able to nurse back to health a broken heart and shattered dreams? Or will a secret kept locked away for fourteen years drive Miriam even further away from the man who once adored her?
A/N: A/R with aspects of MWPP-era-ness! I hope you like it!
NEW CHAPTER! I really hope you enjoy it.
1st-2nd Years • 144 Reviews
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.
6th-7th Years • 385 Reviews
Harry swore to go after Voldemort by himself. Ron and Hermione have promised to help him, even if it means not going back to Hogwarts. But can three underqualified wizards stop the Dark Lord alone? My version of Book 7...
3rd-5th Years • 1199 Reviews
The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.
3rd-5th Years • 35 Reviews
Once, Parvati and Padma shared everything: pain and tears, happiness and laughter. But time has changed them, and now -- as Parvati sits with her sister at the dining table -- she cannot share. She must be strong. For Padma's sake. HBP Spoilers
1st-2nd Years • 8 Reviews
On Regulus, and ink, and Daedalian mimicry; and, eventually, the end of things. Second-person, non-linear narrative.
1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
The world, it seems, works strangely; Andromeda, December 1979.
6th-7th Years • 153 Reviews
Summary: A Post-HBP fiction.
When Harry’s quest for the horcruxes turns desperate, he leaves the security of his homeland to seek out the advice of an ancient and most unusual Council – one whose allegiance is only to themselves but whose knowledge is so vast it may be his only chance. What Harry discovers there will change everything. Soon, he comes to see that this is all so much bigger than just he and Dark Lord – his role, though pivotal, is terribly minute compared to the challenges the Wizarding World must now face.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic Ocean, a young witch uncovers the truth about her bloodline. But only when catastrophic events begin to unfold, does she realise her importance in the greater scheme of things...
It is a tale of epic proportions: bringing in the truth behind Slytherin's betrayal, and the choices the Founders had to make to ensure the longevity of their world. Enemies must unite, lines must be crossed, and children must forgo their innocence. And behind it all, fly the Spirits of the Storm, waiting, watching, scheming. Welcome to the greatest epic war the Wizarding World has ever seen.
Chapter 11 is posted.
1st-2nd Years • 22 Reviews
Regulus Black only lasted a week. (HBP spoilers, ahoy.)
Updated 22/01 with the revised, beta-read version. :)
1st-2nd Years • 21 Reviews
Summary: She laughs and turns, eyes set on the door on the other side of the kitchen. Her hand touches the doorknob, cold but inviting. Light envelops her as she steps out into her imagination.
Open the door, child, her grandmother once said to her.
Your imagination is waiting. On a beautiful summer afternoon, a child learns of her two worlds--reality and imagination--and what she must do only six years later in order to keep both in existence.
1st-2nd Years • 1068 Reviews
Harry's sixth year; the burden of the prophecy, the grief over the loss of Sirius, the wizarding war, blossoming romances, the new Quidditch Captain, Weasley family drama - and that's just part of it.
• 49 Reviews
Summary: Back and forth. Back and forth. I rock myself as hard as I can, bashing my body against the sturdy oak doors of my prison. It hurts badly; every time I slam my body against the doors, splinters break off into my already bruised and scratched skin. But back and forth, back and forth, I will rock. Every time I smash into the doors, they weaken slightly. And every weak crack spiderwebbing against the doors is one step closer to freedom.
Four girls are held hostage by Death Eater. But they have a plan.