Summary: Keedie Dante has experienced many amazing things during her time at Hogwarts, including the hushed up drama that was the Chamber of Secrets. However, with two overachieving friends and a headmaster who does not even know she exists, Keedie feels that perhaps her seventh year will not be too spectacular. However, Dumbeldore sees her potential as a writer and enrols her in a simple writing course. Here, she meets the mysterious and terrifying Tom Riddle and they instantly get under one another's skin. She is drawn to his dark determination towards some unknown goal and he is fascinated by her, in every way. However, Tom's friends do not approve of Keedie and her unconventional ways and Keedie has many people trying to keep her away from the dark young man as well. Something inside tells Keedie that she can make him better, but even he assures her that this is an impossible task. But she's not one to give up easily...
"He is a dark one, Keedie. Try not to let him consume you entirely."
This story has the characters Albus Dumbledore, Armando Dippet, Moaning Myrtle, Rubeus Hagrid, Aaron Dante, Harry Potter, Ebony Abbott, Minerva McGonagall, Melena Creevey, Ollivander, Gregor Holmwood, Horace Slughorn and, of course, Tom Riddle and Keedie Dante...enjoy!
Winner of "Best Romance Between Other Characters" and nominated for "Best Female OC" in the 2009 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Wonderful ending. Bravo! I look forward to whatever story you have up your sleeve next.
Author's Response: Aw, thanks! Well, Keedie's a painting in Hogwarts so she can crop up whenever I want her to. Stay tuned. Thanks for all your lovely reviews and for sticking with this story til the end! :)
Cliffhanger! Ahh! Please update again soon- I need to know what happens to Keedie!
Author's Response: With only two chapters left after this, it can't be good. ;-)
I was reluctant to read this story at first, because i didn't see how a romance fic involving Tom RIddle could be comprehensible. However, you have amazing talent, as shown through the development of Keedie's character. This story keeps me anxiously waiting for each new chapter, and i love that you have gone out on a limb to write something with a unique approach to the lives of the characters it involves. Wonderful work!
Author's Response: Thank you! It started out as joke and I really loathed Tom Rillde/Voldemort. But then it got serious and now I sort of like him. Please keep reading and reviewing! :-)
I take a deep breath so my voice won’t shake.
“What would you do if we died tomorrow?”
He takes a step away from me, but still keeps me in his arms. “What?”
“What would you do if you knew that we died tomorrow?”
“What kind of question is that?”
“Don’t give me that, James. You know that we are going to die soon. There is no point in pretending that we aren’t.”
James and Lily have a conversation two days before Halloween.
I bawled like a baby while reading this. Beautiful. Best of luck with the QSQ's- you have my vote!
Author's Response: That last sentence made my day! Thank you so much; it really means a lot. Thank you for the compliments and reading and reviewing. :)
Summary: The waiting room at St Mungo's is a dreary place. Ginny knows it better than many people, for she spends her days there waiting -- and hoping.
This is Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff writing for the extra credit One Floo over the Fwoopers Nest category in the Bookbasilisk Summer Challenge.
I would like to thank Apurva (DracoGurlFurever) for beta'ing this for me and making some great suggestions.
I am not JK Rowling - I doubt that shocks you.
What a sweet and sad story. Beautifully written!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. ~Carole~
Summary: Percy Weasley has always lived a life that was framed by rules. He had loved them, to the extent of losing his family, but when the rules begin to turn on those they are supposed to protect, what will Percy do? This is the story of the boy who becomes a man, of a rule abider who becomes a rule breaker. This is the story of the other Weasley.
This is eternalangel submitting my final for the Character Exploration Class.
This is a wonderful analysis of Percy's character, and you've captured it perfectly. Nice work!
Author's Response: thank you for the review. Percy has always been a hard character for me to write. When I got him for the character study, I wasn't absolutely sure I was going to be able to write him accurately and without any bias. I'm really glad that you liked this one-shot of him.
Between the Snoring and the Seemingly Imminent Death by A H
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Between the Snoring and the Seemingly Imminent Death is a short one-shot inspired by the passage in Deathly Hallows in which Harry awakes on the first morning in Grimmauld Place, noticing that perhaps Ron and Hermione's hands had been together during the night. This story--for I shall spare you the unnecessarily long title again--is about what happened during that night, when Ron and Hermione know that the next few months of their lives are not going to be easy, for the moments that are under the most pressure are undoubtedly the ones we most feel confessions are necessary.
Aw! That's a missing moment that I often forget about, and you wrote it perfectly! So sweet, and very believable. Wonderful job!
Summary: It’s been a year since the Battle of Hogwarts, and she is still mourning the loss of loved ones. Will the hope ever return? And if so, will she ever heal?
This is a beautiful story- brought me to tears. Andromeda is a character that often goes unconsidered when thinking about who was most affected by the war. Your imagery is perfect, and paints a wonderful picture of recovery.
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.
Summary: Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of sources.
A late-night chat with Sirius leads James to confront a hidden insecurity, and may just give him the push he needs to grow up.
This story has a very cute plot- you never think about Sirius being the one to hand out advice. Your writing flows smoothly, and your portrayal of the characters is realistic and believable. Nice work!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Summary: The Marauders have a knack for finding things, but are terrible at figuring out what they are. Luckily, Gryffindor is full of informative people...
This is a collection of related one-shots about confusion over Muggle objects. An excerpt from the first chapter, A Contraceptive Controversy:
James Potter was quite brilliant, or at least he’d like to think so. He had some of the best grades in the sixth year- they would probably be the best if he did his homework regularly. The Marauder’s Map had been his idea- even if he wasn’t brilliant, the Map certainly was. He was also an animagus. An (illegal) animagus at sixteen was something brilliant indeed.
So if he was so brilliant, then why was he incapable of identifying the object before him?
It’s not like it was particularly complex: all it was was a little piece of rubber, really. There’s nothing complicated about that, is there? No, not at all.
Hahaha. Cute idea! :]
Summary: Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks both died alone; their friends would never know the story of their last breaths.
Here is, at least, the tale of the death of one of them. Tonks is looking everywhere for her husband, but in the end she will have to face the terrible truth and her own fate...
An interesting take on their deaths. You use wonderful descripition- it sounds like very genuine thoughts on Tonk's part.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. It's really good to know that you liked the way I showed Tonks' thoughts.
Summary: James and Lily Potter have died, but that doesn't mean Harry is alone. They're still watching over him, and they don't intend on stopping any time soon. *one-shot*
Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful work.
Author's Response: Thanks :)
Summary: It’s a small town; bad news travels fast.
Spinners End was not somewhere Lily Potter had ever had any intention of returning, but then she’d always tended to put others’ needs above her own, and familiar habits are hard to shake when it comes to old friends.
Oooh, I love the dark, mysterious feel to this. Your characterization is spot on, and you use elegant phrases to convey simple emotions that give this piece a very professional feel. Wonderful work!
Author's Response: Thanks, I love writing atmosphere into stories so I'm glad the dark, mysterious feel came across.
Summary: Percy Weasley has finally found, at age twenty-one, a decent place to live and a level ground with his family. The only thing troubling him in his life is not knowing what is holding him back from promotion at the Ministry.
His life is as uncomplicated as he could ever want. That is until a homeless young woman with the ability to make him as nervous as a schoolboy shows up on his door. His Gryffindor chivalry demands he help her and her terrible situation, but the feelings she stirs in him are far from gentlemanly.
Audrey Sparks has a job to do. An undercover job involving Percy Weasley. But she soon learns that her conscience won't let her merely steal from him and then leave.
Hearts may well be stolen instead. A Percy Weasley/Audrey Sparks Romance
This story is so intruiging! I was enchanted by 'Troubled Tyrant', and you are very capable of writing unusually convincing pairings. Hope to see another chapter up soon!
Author's Response: Me too! So glad you're enjoying so far :D
Summary: Six weeks after the battle, Hermione puts on a bathing suit for the first time in nearly a year... scars are revealed as painful memories rise to the surface yet again.
I almost submitted this under dark/angst, but at the end of the day, I see it as Ron/Hermione. *shrug* Also, a gazillion thanks to my awesometastic beta Natalie, and to both Neil and Carole for helping me with all things British. :D
Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful.
Author's Response: That is especially good news, as the prompt for this drabble was "laugh or cry." We were supposed to make the judges laugh or cry. You figured out which one I was going for. ;) Thanks again. I'm glad you liked it.
A war is brewing in the Wizarding world. Hogwarts is not the safe haven it used to be. Students are beginning to consider the unthinkable, desperate to save those they love. The corridors are filled with eager spies who are too young to realise the severity of their decisions.
In the midst of it all, the Marauders are closing in on their last year of schooling. James is learning that letting go is sometimes the only way to move forward. Lily discovers that what she was looking for all along is right in front of her, while Sirius and Remus struggle to keep the group together, each in their own way. And Peter begins to realise that he can be more than a tiny piece of a large puzzle, perhaps the most dangerous epiphany of all.
Sides must be taken, a war must be fought, and prices must be paid—some higher than others. Choices are made that will undoubtedly change the course of the future. And from this darkness, the phoenix must rise.
I love the way you write Sirius- his sense of humor is spot on. Lovely work, and I hope to see another chapter up soon! :]
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much! Sirius is my favorite character--I'm so happy to hear you think I'm doing him justice :).
Summary: Winner of the 2011 QSQ Award for Best Dark/Angsty One-shot!
It is true what they say about your life flashing before your eyes just before you die. As Theodore Nott, Death Eater like his father before him, stands on the battlefield in what is surely Hogwarts and his final hours, he remembers all that lays behind him: his father, the Dark Lord, the one girl he ever loved, and the thing he has forced himself to forget.
But you remember, don't you, Theodore?
Please tell me you remember me.
This was wonderful! You took a fairly minor, unimpressive character and gave him an entirely convincing, heart-warming backstory and life. Very nice. :]
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I do love Theodore and I'm glad you liked my portrayal of him.
Summary: Susan Bones reflects on coming home.
This story is just consise enough that it works really well. Nice work with your stream of consciousness- it sounds very natural. :]
In her seventh year, Katie Bell knew what it was like to fear death. A year later, she learnt what it was like to see it in front of her. Nothing she had ever experienced had prepared her to deal with the aftermath of that. And then he came.
Caught in a whirlwind of Quidditch, heartbreak, and a rivalry, Katie struggled with her jumbled mess of feelings, one of which she hadn't expected but was growing certain that she could never live without.
Oh my freaking Salazar! This story WON TWO 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Post-Hogwarts Story and Best Non-Canon Romance Story. *flail*
This (late) update was brought to you by the (belated) birthday of the ever-lovely Hannah / h_vic. She is a star and an excellent friend!
Oooh, I love this pairing! I don't seem to ever find enough of it that's well-written, but this definitely is. I love that you have Oliver calling her "Katie love"- that seems so spot on to his character. Hope to see another chapter up soon! :]
I'm glad you liked what you've seen so far. I started this story with a one-shot in mind for a friend of mine who loves rarepairs and Oliver/Katie, but it sort of took a life of its own.
The next chapter's in the queue and the third chapter is well on its way. Thanks for reading and have a lovely night!
Summary: A distraught Hermione takes quill to parchment.
Oooh, I could definitely picture Hermione doing this; writing letters but never sending them. You've captured her emotions here perfectly- could have been written by Jo, I swear. Looking forward to the epilogue! :]
Author's Response: Ooh, what a nice thing to say. Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.