Penname: Arial Felchem [Contact]
Real name: Maria
Member Since: 01/24/07
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I have been a huge Harry Potter fan since I was eleven and first read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets because the first book wasn't in at the school library. I have always enjoyed reading fan fiction, but I was never sure if I really wanted to write my own or not. However, I had a few ideas for stories, so I decided to try it out. I hope you enjoy!

I'm also participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) this November. My username on there is mariacsteinmetz, send me a NaNomail if you're on too! The more the merrier, especially with NaNo! : )
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Chocolate Frog by L A Moody
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 150]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAmid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?

So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.

So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.

Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.

This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 314185 Chapters: 45 Completed: No
Published:
08/30/10 Updated: 10/19/14


Epithalamium by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 70]

Summary: Weddings don't just happen you know! They need planning.

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 27330 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Published:
08/24/11 Updated: 09/05/14


Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.

Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.

Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 65868 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
Published:
11/23/07 Updated: 11/18/12


Much More Than A Game by Hypatia
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 87]

Summary:
“Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.”
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch 13

Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game, but became so much more…

This is the story of how the teenaged Tom Riddle met a unique individual and slipped from cold indifference, to affection, to friendship, to romance. Discover how even Voldemort’s cold and callow heart was once broken beyond repair. This is for anyone curious about how an imperfect love warped and twisted a corrupt young man into the Dark Lord.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 106968 Chapters: 29 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/16/11 Updated: 09/29/12


Summary: As Albus' parents wave him off from Platform nine and three-quarters they are happy in the knowledge that their son's time at Hogwarts will be a far less trying one than their own. However, in due course, Albus will discover that there are those who would wish differently. As Albus and his friends Rose, Frank, Effie, Theron, Xander and the mysterious Tristan make their way through the year they slowly discover who is friend and who is foe and most importantly, that not everyone is as they seem...

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 67859 Chapters: 14 Completed: No
Published:
08/06/11 Updated: 08/13/12


Curse of the Reapers by deanine
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 308]

Summary: Past Featured StoryA 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.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 132252 Chapters: 25 Completed: No
Published:
05/24/05 Updated: 07/11/12


The Journey Back by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 79]

Summary: Hermione is working for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement on repealing old laws that favor purebloods, while Ron has recently left the Auror Office to join his brother at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. When Hermione decides to move to Australia to be with her parents, Ron is forced to confront the reasons behind her abrupt decision. Yet there is more going on than he realizes, and a simple proposal takes him to the other side of the world, where they will face one last test of their love. This story is now complete!

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 27879 Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/20/11 Updated: 06/30/12


The Untold Story by StarkidSkyler
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary:

Severus was angry. Thoughts of Lily and James were still running through his head. His hatred of James for being everything that he was not pulsed through his veins. Severus let his thoughts consume him; he ignored his reserve and took the slip of paper from Avery, uttering the incantation as he unleashed his dark anger on the unsuspecting boy.

A story of desperation, fighting fate, love versus destiny. Friendship turning to enmity and enmity to friendship. This is the tragically beautiful story of Lily Evans, Severus Snape, and James Potter.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 16069 Chapters: 7 Completed: No
Published:
08/16/11 Updated: 06/14/12


My Brave Face by grangergirl35
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 85]

Summary: Hermione has lived thirty-six years on this earth. The last twenty or so of them have been blissful and perfect, married to her best friend and lover. They have two beautiful children at Hogwarts. Ron's an Auror, and Hermione works in the new office at the Ministry, for the Mandatory Respect of Elf Rights Department. Then, one afternoon in February, she's called to St. Mungo's, where everything is ruined, and she's forced to remember the easier past.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 19551 Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/22/11 Updated: 01/17/12


Summary: Nineteen years had passed since the battle at Hogwarts, and all had been well. Harry’s children had started attending Hogwarts. It is Albus Potter’s first year, and with it starts a new adventure: the Triwizard Tournament is about to start, and Albus finds himself more involved in it than he would have liked.

Join Albus and his gang, which includes his cousin Rose Weasley, a Death Eater's son by the name of Scorpius Malfoy, and Muggle-born Andrew Strathmore, as they find themselves in the midst of danger as soon as their first year starts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. EDIT: This story is abandoned, and is in the process of being rewritten with an older Albus. I realized that having a first year in the TWT wasn't the best idea :/

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 37899 Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Published:
12/08/08 Updated: 12/25/11


Under Snape's Regime by joehook
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 60]

Summary: Neville and his friends have no choice but to return to Hogwarts. But will it even be like Hogwarts anymore, with Snape as Headmaster? Neville must stand strong while Harry, Ron and Hermione are surely on the run miles away...

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 37349 Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/26/11 Updated: 11/03/11


Spellbound by ravenclaw1997
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary:

Ginny Weasley is extremely excited for her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and knows that it will be wonderful. She has all of her supplies, her books, and most importantly, a wand.

But is she ready for the twist Tom Riddle will send her way?

This story is an alternate Chamber of Secrets from Ginny's point-of-view, with some very interesting changes that could affect her whole life.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 23357 Chapters: 10 Completed: No
Published:
08/10/11 Updated: 10/06/11


Aurors and Schoolgirls by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 175]

Summary:
The Wizarding War is over.

Auror training has begun and Harry and Ron find that their lives are centred round London and the Ministry of Magic.

For Ginny and Hermione there is the inevitable return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Their lives are centred round schooling in Scotland.

Do these divided duos have different destinations and divergent destinies? When, where and how can these parted pairings meet? Opportunities are limited to holidays, Hogsmeade visits and school Quidditch matches.

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012


Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 63239 Chapters: 16 Completed: No
Published:
05/15/10 Updated: 09/17/11


Summary: Ginny Weasley was always overlooked.
Always the youngest,
Always the smallest,
And was never… really given the chance to let her voice be heard.
But sometimes the best insight comes from those who were always in the background.
Her story of redemption,
Loyalty,
And love,
Proves that she was never just the Weasley brothers’
Little sister.

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 1068 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
08/26/11 Updated: 09/04/11


Wolf in Friend's Clothing by AngelMoon Girl
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary:

Few things truly provoke Albus Dumbledore's rage like attempting to kill Harry Potter under the guise of a friend. A two-part vignette from Albus' POV about the events that transpired after Harry returned from the Third Task, Cedric's dead body in tow.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5627 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/06/11 Updated: 08/23/11


Summary: Update (8/5/11): For some reason, prior to the seventh book's release, I had this idea for how I would have conceived the Harry Potter to end. Without giving much away it would reveal that, despite Voldemort being at the forefront of the conflict within the wizarding world, there actually lie beneath the surface a much older, much more worrisome conflict. The story and its title are in part inspired by the Joe Walsh song "The Eyes of the Confessor," though the rest, of course, is all my own. Also, and this is a side-note, this story was a way for me to get the Harry/Hermione shipping that I believe existed throughout the whole series. While not a romance story, it is definitely a Harry/Hermione story.

Initially, I had written this story out on paper, and was typing it into a final draft on my computer (while concurrently posting it here). However, a hundred pages into the story, I lost my manuscript. At that point, my inspiration for writing somewhat faded, and I abandoned writing the story. However, with the Harry Potter high that I've been riding since the film premiere of the second installment of The Deathly Hallows, I've been remembering much of the story and would like to continue writing it. These are brilliant characters, and writing them can be just as fun as reading them, even when I'm diverting away from what occurred in the original saga.

Let me just say: this takes a very, very different route from The Deathly Hallows. I don't plan to match or rewrite the such scenes as Snape's memory and the defeat of Voldemort, mostly out of the knowledge that I could do no good job in attempting to do so but also because that was not this particular vision of the end of the series. So, it would be best not to think of Rowling's conclusion when (correction, if) you read mine. Hers was brilliant; mine is just a little germ of a story that infected my mind one evening. I hope you enjoy it, if you so take the time.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 8712 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
08/29/07 Updated: 08/20/11


Summary by littlebird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

In the Great Hall, the crowd is celebrating Reconstruction.  Here, in this cupboard, things have just begun to fall apart.

 

One-Shot.



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1191 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/18/11 Updated: 08/19/11


Regarding Names by Ascendio
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Various characters throughout generations learn of the importance of names.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Substance Abuse

Word count: 4481 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/14/11 Updated: 08/19/11


All We Are by melody93
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Nearly two months after the Battle of Hogwarts, Hermione disappeared. Harry and Ron exhaustively looked for her throughout the entire British country and Australia. Without any results, they eventually, gave up and moved on with their lives.

Harry married Ginny, Ron married a nice unknown girl, and all was well ... until 2015, when twenty years after the last Triwizard Tournament, Hogwarts decides to hold yet another one. During the first task, Harry gets the shock of his life when he sees the Beauxbatons champion, Rose Granger, and especially when he sees her mother. He seeks out to find answers, but they're not what he expected.

Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Epilogue? What Epilogue?

Word count: 1163 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
08/09/11 Updated: 08/18/11


Summary: Ron’s point of view through the years when it comes to Hermione. Trust me darling, he uses his eyes more than you could possibly know.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 3727 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/11/11 Updated: 08/16/11


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