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Drifting by Potterworm

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After being tortured into insanity, Alice and Frank Longbottom live in a closed ward for permanent spell damage at Saint Mungo’s.  The Healers say they cannot recognize their family members.  The Healers call them insane.  Alice Longbottom drifts through time, experiencing small blips of sanity when her son, Neville, comes to visit.  This is her story.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 01/26/09 Title: Chapter 1: Drifting (In Between Insanity)

Very very good. I can believe that this happened.

Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it and found it believable. I always found Alice's fate in canon to be far too depressing, so that's why I wrote this. Thanks for reading and reviewing.

Four Scrolls Of Parchment by ClairesQuill

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Where there is black and white, there also must be grey. It is the men and women willing to wallow between right and wrong that have changed history. Do not fear purity and do fear evil; fear never seeing where they overlap, for only there can truth be gleaned.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 02/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Mourning

I liked it. We don't know much about Regelus - but this seems to fit well. And it is very well written and very contemplative.

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. xx

Our Little Secret by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story

It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.

*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 08/28/09 Title: Chapter 23: Decisions

loved it - was great - can't wait for more

Author's Response: Thank you! The ideas are starting to bubble. :D

Lavender, blue - A Gryffindor true by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • Past Featured Story
Summary: When Lavender Brown returns to Hogwarts for her seventh year, she knows things will be hard. Professor Dumbledore’s death has scared everybody, and with her Muggle-born mother in hiding, she makes a promise to her father to stay safe.

But to stay safe she must ignore her instincts and turn her back on her friends.

This is a Lavender Brown/Blaise Zabini story, but also concerns that last year at Hogwarts when the Trio were a'hunting Horcruxes.

Thank you to Laura (bookofsecrets) and Terri (mudbloodproud) for beta'ing the first chapter, Alyssa (Harry4lif) for the second and Emma (Amortentia x) for taking over the reins. And Natalie for the last chapter.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises anyone.

This story won the 2010 QSQ for Best Chaptered Non-Canon Romance. Thank you to everyone who nominated, appreciated and judged.

ATTENTION: Because of prissy glitch on the archive, stories with a rating about 3rd-5th cannot be read. I have lowered the rating to enable access, but the content remains the same. This is a PROFESSORS rated fic. Read at your own discretion - the sexual situations warning is there for a reason.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 05/25/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Promises to keep

ooooh, I like this! Excellent writing and I like how you are portraying Lavender - after all - she is a Gryffindor!

Author's Response: She is a Gryffindor... as well as being a determined young minx. Thanks for the review. ~Carole~

Screw Your Courage to the Sticking Place by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years •


It would be easier to kill his father than reason with him.


*A Draco pov outtake to Our Little Secret.*

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 04/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: If it were done when 'tis done...

Great story - I love Rose & Scorpius stories

Author's Response: Thank you! You have stellar taste. ;)

Tarot by DeadManSeven

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story

A reading that consists of only cards from the Major Arcana indicates the destiny of the querant lies outside their own control - possibly within the hands of Fate itself.

Nineteen years pass between the final chapter and the epilogue. Here are two days inside those nineteen years.

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 06/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: (III) - 'The Empress'

I really liked this - it felt very natural and flowed really well. Was very comfortable to read - like getting a little glimpse into their lives

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I try very hard to write characters (especially their dialogue) as naturally and realistically as possible, so I'm glad that came across for you.

Redemption by pheonixfeather94

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Sin, Blood, Faith, Forgiveness, Growth, Life. Redemption.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 06/06/09 Title: Chapter 1: Redemption

Thiis is awesome. It is very different. I loved the glimpses into each of these souls

Author's Response: Thank you very much! :)

I'll Pick You Up by MagEd

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”

James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.

Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.

With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 05/23/10 Title: Chapter 15: They Found the Note Down in Your Car

Loved it - especially from James POV. I hope he beats Snape to a pulp. Can't wait for more! Your characters are so great in this story.

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked the characters in this and enjoy it from James's POV :)

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 07/21/10 Title: Chapter 21: But I'm Not Made of Steel

Outstanding! Fabulous story, fabulous end. I love reading your work - it is just like reading Jo. Can't wait for he epilogue. And very glad you didn't chop this in two!

Author's Response: Thank you! That's very high praise :) The epilogue should hopefully be up soon.

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 04/24/10 Title: Chapter 5: It's Not Your Fault It Gets This Hard

Great story - but then I always love your work. This is exactly how I picture Lily and James. Loved the I Never game and the tipsy Lily. So real.

Author's Response: Thanks very much! I really want to make James and Lily realistic in this story -- it's probably my biggest goal -- so I'm glad you like how I've written them :)

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 04/25/10 Title: Chapter 14: That Reminds You How To Bleed

Love it! What a great story teller you are. Can't wait for the next chapter.

Author's Response: Thanks! Hopefully the next chapter isn't too far off :)

After Breakfast by Northumbrian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After the Wedding comes the reception. Once the guests are greeted and seated, the meal is served, the Wedding Breakfast.

After breakfast? The speeches.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 07/17/09 Title: Chapter 1: After Breakfast

I love it! This is so how their wedding breakfast must have happened!

Author's Response: I'm glad that you think so! Thanks for the kind words. Neil

A Man in Love by iamlordvoldemort

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: As Harry prepares to sacrifice himself to Voldemort, all he can think about is Ginny...
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Man in Love

I really liked it! I am a big H/G fan too - especially liked the last two lines

Author's Response: last two lines are my favourite as well :-)

On Any Day by MagEd

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: "Ron . . . it was never Harry. It was always you. It was ever only you. Just you."

It's been two months since Ron and Hermione shared their first kiss. Now they're facing another first: their first date. *one-shot*
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 08/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really liked it - I can so see Ron and Hermione's first date like that. You were really true to their characters - and Ginny too. Most other R/H stories have them doing stuff out of character. Wish you would write more! LIke Harry and Ginny's first date.

Author's Response: Thanks! It's good to know you think I wrote them in character; I think in general they're a harder couple to get spot on. :)

Twilit Confessions by ahattab33

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story

After returning from Australia with the Grangers, Ron realises the moment to make some important confessions to Hermione has come.

Inspired by the Ludo song, "Streetlights." A part of the "Moments" series.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 03/09/10 Title: Chapter 1: Streetlights

Good job! Great story, great characterizations.

Author's Response: Thank you! :) Thanks for the read and review! ~Amanda

Grave Days by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Front page: THE DAILY PROPHET 4 May 1998


Editors Note: At the request of the Ministry for Magic this Official Statement issued by the Office of the Minister is produced full and unedited.


This official statement has been compiled with the assistance and co-operation of Mr Harry Potter.

“Lord Voldemort” was, in fact a man named Tom M. Riddle, son of a witch, Merope Gaunt and a Muggle, Tom Riddle Senior. The Ministry has decided that in all future official publications Riddle will be referred to by his given name.

There has already been much speculation and wild rumour regarding the events at Hogwarts School. The Ministry can confirm that Tom M. Riddle was killed at dawn on the morning of Saturday, 2 May. Riddle was disarmed by Harry Potter while in the act of firing a killing curse at Mr Potter. The curse killed Riddle rather than its intended target.

Continued on page 4


Despite the Official Ministry Statement (published above) we are no closer to receiving an answer to the question on the lips of every witch and wizard in the country. Where is Harry Potter?

It appears that Mr Potter left Hogwarts School early yesterday morning, apparently in the company of his close associates Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. An attractive young Ministry clerk, who did not wish to be named, told The Prophet “He’s at the Ministry, having an important meeting with the Minister. My friends and I saw him. He asked us out to the pub, but we had to turn him down.” This statement is at odds with a report from the Portkey Office that Mr Potter has fled the country, travelling to Australia with his companions.

Continued on page 2

The days after the battle were days of grief and mourning. Grave Days.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 12/28/09 Title: Chapter 8: Morning before Mourning

Best Harry & Ginny reunion story I have read yet! Love this story - this is great. The characters are in perfect canon.

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad that you think so. I think that i have taken a few liberties with Charlie -N-

A Stone From the Riverbank by Sapphire at Dawn

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: On May 2nd, 1998, Harry Potter walked calmly into the face of death to save those he loved, bringing with him only his wand, and four people brought back with an extraordinary stone. Unbeknown to him, they had also come on a journey to be with him that night.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 02/01/10 Title: Chapter 8: Realisation

I really like this story - it is well written, in canon and tells a great story.

Author's Response: Thank you very much :)

Scenes from Shell Cottage by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: This fic is a series of missing moments from the time H/R&H were at Shell Cottage, beginning immediately after they Disapparated from Malfoy Manor. JKR shows us what was going on with Harry, but this is my version of what could have happened with Ron and Hermione after one of the most emotional/disturbing events in the entire series.

UPDATED June 2010 When I first wrote this fic, I didn't know what a beta reader was, and frankly, it showed. Thanks so much to Natalie for helping me polish this up and make it more readable. Thanks also to both Julia and Carole, whose helpful comments in the review section allowed me to make some much-needed corrections during the rewrite. I would love to know what you think ~ reviews are very much appreciated!

This was nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Canon Romance.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 11/23/09 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

This was very very good. Like it could have been part of DH. It seamlessly weaves it's way as part of the story - and works well with the big kiss scene after Hermoine and Ron go to the COS. Can't wait for your next story! Love that it is so in canon.

Author's Response: Thanks so much. I think it could work with the kiss... but it kind of falls apart with Harry saying "this is the moment?" don't you think? If he didn't say that (indicating it was their first kiss), it would definitely work. I'm so glad you liked it, and thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 11/16/09 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

This was perfect. I love a good fanfic that is really in canon - and this was - could have been the chapter Jo should have written. I love the more mature Ron.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the encouragement. Ron is my favorite, and I especially love the way JKR grew him up through the series, particularly toward the end of HBP and into DH of course. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate every one. :)

Changed by laurajane81

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Andromeda reflects on her sister Bella, and how she is not who she thought she was, but the person she was afraid she would become.
Reviewer: decdraft Signed
Date: 10/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: Changed

I really liked this - this so could have happened. Very realistic take on the characters.

Author's Response: Thank you so much - I'm so flattered that you think so :)