Summary: "You did not come here to play chess."
On New Year's Eve, Minerva McGonagall finds herself without the usual distractions of students and staff. She decides there is only one way to solve the puzzle before her, and that she will have to take a rather large chance.
This was a submission for the Redemption Challenge and contains huge howling unavoidable HBP spoilers.
And again: perfect. You manage to always avoid the maudlin or sentimental, which, of course, makes it all so much more poignant. Excellent!
Summary: Severus has never seen the appeal of repetition, particularly of things that ended badly the first time. In his life, he has kept one pet, owned one broom, and had one close friend.
Winner of Mod Quicksilver Quill for Best Novel! Thanks, all!
Rating and warnings do not apply to all chapters; I just didn't want anyone hooked and then shocked.
Without question, the most delightful, compelling, and best written piece of fan fiction I have ever read! Truly a masterpiece!
Summary: Post-HBP. Voldemort attacks Harry during Potions class. What will Snape's reaction be? PG-13 for violent scenes and mild language.
Excellent story so far!! Can't wait for more.
Summary: As Harry begins his quest for the remaining horcruxes, his world is turned completely upsidedown by the return of Severus Snape, and Harry learns more than he ever thought possible about Snape, his parents, and the burning question of Dumbledore's death.
Oh, nicely done!!! I confess, I'm reading this story for the "Snape parts", and this was great! (DH or not, I'm reading YOUR story, so it doesn't matter if it accords with JKR's, does it??? Here's hoping for more lovely Snape-isms!
Author's Response: Thank you! The Snape time-line and the Harry time-line will soon be one, so, there will definitely be more Snape, and more Snape and Harry scenes, which of course will be angsty and funny at the same time ;)
I hope the next part comes very soon!! I need to find out what you're doing with Snape!!! LOL!
Author's Response: I think I\'m about four pages into Chapter Ten, so that should be up pretty shortly. Thanks for reading! :)
Summary: Severus pauses in his eternal grading to ponder a student who could be getting better marks.
!!! You manage humor and sadness together in such brief stories. Amazing!
Summary: At some point there had to have been a choice.
The logical place to begin a story is at the point of the first decision. But what if there were no decisions? What if, at every point, there was only one possible act? What if the story simply cannot be told?
Completed (though not posted) entirely pre-DH.
Looking forward to the beginning of another fabulous story: you do seem to see Snape as I do -- and write about him better than I could ever hope to do. I shall "abandaon all hope" of out-writing you, and submit to the pleasure of reading! Thank you, kind author!
Summary: “I am in blood / Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” (Macbeth, III.iv.160-162) The education, life and times of Severus Snape, with particular attention to the unhappy confusion of his affections and his relations with the Dark Arts. Approximately 20-24 eventual chapters, including Prologue and Epilogue. NOTE: The "AU Warning" is here only because I have disregarded certain elements of the Black Family Tree, which MNFF regards as canon (but I don't).
Intelligent, intriguing, and spell-binding!!! Please continue with this soon!!!
Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m working on it. I\'ve got a draft of chapter three, but my clever & perceptive beta has told me to cut some adverbs, so it may be a bit before I\'m able to post it. But thanks for the encouragement! ~Ken
Summary: This is the story of a boy and a girl. And a boy. This is the story of love returned and unreturned, of friendship gone dry, and of the things people will do for love. This is the story of James Potter and Lily Evans and Severus Snape. *two-shot*
I thoroughly enjoyed this story! Someone who reviewed mine recommended this to me, so I read it, and I am very glad I did! I think the ending is excellent!
I'll be reading more of yours now...
Author's Response: I\'m glad someone recommended it, that you decided to follow that recommendation, and that you liked it! Thanks very much for the review.
Summary: Ever since his father told him about the man in the moon, Remus has never been afriad. He knows the man is up there, high above, watching over him and keeping him from harm. That was his father's promise to him, after all.
But one life-changing night, when the moon is full and bright, high up in the sky, little Remus will discover that some promises, however well intentioned, just arn't meant to be kept.
Excellent work! Very poignant!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! xx
Summary: It’s the night of graduation. The last night that Severus Snape will live under the same roof as Lily Evans. After tonight their worlds will change – spiraling off into adaulthood - but first Severus has something he has to say – something he has to let go.
“The worst part of being me… is not having you.”
Great story! Hope you write more soon!
Author's Response: Thank you! And maybe I will.... :)
Summary: Sometimes the truth is slick, evasive, and hard to capture. And sometimes it's worth catching all the same.
An entry in the November one-shot challenge, in which Severus must give Lily a homemade present and she must kiss him on the cheek, by Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw.
Oh, another splendid glimpse at Severus and Lily! I do think you must be the best SS Fanfiction writer out there (and I say that as I prepare to post my own SS story!). Do keep writing: a LOT!!! Love your view of the HP world: all of it!