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There’s something for everyone, unless you like reading Snape romances, which I don’t write. Or Voldemort’s children. Or Snape’s children. You will, however, find two Snape/Lily and one Voldemort/Minerva poems. Other than these, I’ve written:

Completed Fics:

Alternate Universe: Going against Salazar’s Grain, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best AU.

Dark/Angst: To Follow the Dark Lord, For I Am a Mother, Killing Meda’s Daughter, Him Alice and Me, Carousel, The Receding, Becoming Rita, On No One’s Side and Lacuna Mentis, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best D/A.

Draco/Astoria: Because You Came, Winner of 2011 QSQ Best Canon Romance.

Femmeslash: Cut, Bleed, Susan, Hands That Fit, Desire And a Half.

Humour: I Like a Healthy Breeze Round My Privates, Bit of a Nasty Shock. Mmm. These are exactly about what you’re thinking.

Harry/Hermione: Over a Mug of Tea, Harmony. I have delusional friends whom I love.

Historical: Waiting, An Act of Love

James/Lily: Ain’t Love the Sweetest Thing, Always Come Back to You

Maleslash: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored, Something Strange

Marauder Era: A Tale of Six Perspectives, Wish You Were Here, Common Cold Won’t Keep Me Down, Always … But Not Who You Think

Non-pairing: Sunday Lunch with the Malfoys
Scorpius/Rose: Breaking Rules, Of Weasleys And Malfoys
Scorpius/Hugo: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored
Dominique/OC: Cut, Bleed
Lucy/Lorcan: Whirlwind

Post-Hogwarts: Seamus’ Break with a Banshee, Mirrors, A Splendid Fate, and The Substitute, Winner of 2011 Best Non-Canon Romance

Ted/Andromeda: Eternal Flight, Five Christmases, Soul Sister

Crack Pairings:
Ron/Mary Cattermole: The Substitute
James/Severus: Always … But Not Who You Think

Character Studies:
Rita Skeeter: Becoming Rita
Merope Gaunt: The Receding
Florean Fortescue: Florean Fortescue - An Unsung Hero
Albus Dumbledore: Going against Salazar’s Grain
Bill Weasley: Never too Late
Andrew Carlton, OC: Being Muggle with Rooney
Tom Riddle: Commencement
Mrs Zabini: Rendezvous with Mrs Zabini, Desire And a Half
Pansy Parkinson: Carousel
Molly Weasley: Knowing Who She Was, The Solitary Prewett


Snape/Lily: The Silver Doe, In Winter in My Head
Tom/Minerva: Spiral
Draco/Harry: Dreams Made of Green
Remus/Tonks: it might not be, but still
Hogwarts: The Battle of Hogwarts, May 2nd and The Clarion Call, Winner of 2010 QSQ Best Poetry
Lily Potter: The Gathering Storm and the Crib
Harry/Ginny: A Night of Love
Harry Potter: Memories Are Not Enough
Draco Malfoy: I Am Shame
Regulus Black: My Black Brother
Bellatrix and Narcissa: The Black Sisters
Bloody Baron/Grey Lady: Murder for Love
Hestia Jones (oh): Drive Your Car On
Draco/Hermione: The Other Woman


A Marriage Made at Hogwarts: I’m afraid I won’t be continuing this. :/ I had completed it ages ago, but I lost the draft twice and I don’t have the heart or the motivation to finish it. Or delete it.
Before I Forget: A Maleslash featuring Regulus/Rabastan. I will definitely complete it next year.
One Day in the Life of: A Next-Gen fic featuring all the - well - Next-Gen kids. This too will be finished in the coming year.

Upcoming Fics:

As of now, I’m severely blocked. D: However, I am working on the following projects and both will be posted before 31st January of next year:

Songs, Lovers and Everything in Between: A string of post-Hogwarts romances featuring rarepairs.

Bill Weasley and the Temple of Lsulaph: An Alternate Universe as well as Parallel Universe crack!fic-cum-adventure featuring the most dashing Weasley to grace your consciousness along with twelve daredevil and powerful sisters. Together, they must defeat the evil sorcerer/non-Egyptian pharaoh Lsulaph, who has taken over the Incaff sisters’ kingdom.

UPDATE: If you're looking for Fireworks Inside, here's a link: http://clickysmut.livejournal.com/2930.html

That’s pretty much it. Hope you enjoy the stay!

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We Could Be Heroes (just for one day) by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: 'It takes a lot of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.'

One evening in his fifth year, James Potter learns that defying his best friend is the right things to do.

This story has been written in honour of James Potter's birthday.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, despite the spag bol. I'm also not Gina (gmariam) or Natalie (hestiajones) but both have spurred me on tonight.

Title is nicked from a Bowie song. I'm not him either.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/30/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1


Carole, please continue writing these four gits and one twat. I always want more, even if this is not the typical happy ME story. You just write them so bloody well.

I don't have any crit to offer, and it'd be wrong to say I enjoyed reading this. It's a great fic, though, because it is a perfect rendition of that notorious incident.

I love your title. Says so much about James.

Also, this may have given me a plot bunny...


Author's Response: Yay, for the plot bunny. I might have to write something aftermath-ish, actually, just not sure what as Lions starts a few months after this.

Thank you for the review, it is much appreciated. I'm wondering who the 'twat' is? Merkin forfend you don't mean Dumbles!?

I wrote most of this about three years ago, so it's pretty ropey in places, but I liked the overall feel of it. And Prongsie needed his hero moment.

Thank youuuuuuuuu (and get on with that plot bunny) ~Carole~

But Not a Passing Fancy by expecto_patronuts

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: There was somebody Scorpius liked hard, even though he couldn't do anything about it. Years after, when they meet again by accident, will he work up the courage to finish what never started?

For the lovely lucca4, because she added me to her favourite authors!
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/12/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hello expecto!

Ah, well-tried first attempt, if a little too short! Honestly, this could have been expanded. I understand you don't mean to continue writing, but I think you should. :)

~Call me "Natalie"

Author's Response: Hello, "Natalie"!


Well, I wasn't trying to write anything earth-shattering. It was hard enough trying to stretch it to 1000 words so I could submit it! I don't think writing is my thing, but hmmm! If you say so, I'll maybe give it a shot. Hehe. Thanks for reviewing.

~ Call me "Nuts"

Discovering Delirium by The owl

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: At the start of her seventh year, Lily Evans doesn’t know quite what to expect of her new duties as Head Girl. Her only certainty is that Potter will manage to mess them up somehow. However, even she couldn’t have foreseen exactly how much he could mess things up.

James isn’t too worried about being Head Boy. He is more concerned by whether Evans would finally get over herself and see that he really had grown up a bit. However, their shared responsibilities were going to change things more that he knew.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: Discovering Delirium


I thought this was very bubbly and fun! I am sucker for J/L in general (my OTP), and I'm honour bound to click on one when I come across one, and I wasn't disappointed. :) The essence of the ship was nicely caught in very few words. I loved the prank - oh Sirius - and the ending was definitely well-done, especially the usage of the title.

One nitpick is that there were a few missing punctuation (commas and full-stops). They didn't take anything away from the story itself, but minor things like this are hard to ignore.

I hope you write more fanfic in the near future!


Author's Response: Thank you for the review Natalie. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the missing punctuation though. *runs off to fix it looking embarrassed* I have a few more L/J plot bunnies bouncing around in my head (they're my OTP too) so hopefully you’ll be seeing more from me soon. No promises though - I have a feeling RL could get in the way. Oh yeah, and "very few words" tends to be my thing. I never finish the longer works :P -Sophie-

Ready For Tomorrow by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: Hugo Weasley is about to play his sister for the Quidditch Cup. The night before the match, he goes for a ride out on the Quidditch pitch to clear his head. Instead, he ends up in the Forbidden Forest with one of the last people he would have expected: Scorpius Malfoy, fellow Slytherin and his Quidditch Captain.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

I love you, Gina. For writing the Good Ship and spreading its sails, for that killer of a last line!

Okay, apart from that obvious bit of fangirling, I want to say that this was not what I'd expected when you first said you were writing a Scugo. I thought there would be Gryff/Slyth conflict in the form of witty retorts! I was WRONG.

This was so refreshing. There is something about spontaneous revelation of feelings that I find so attractive. I also love the intimacy between them. And why do I find this part so sexy?

"What a Slytherin does: going after what I want."

LOL. The context definitely helps. ;)

I do have a few questions. Why can Hugo see the Thestral? I am intrigued. And who wins the matchhhhhhhhhhh? D: While I understand why that wasn't a big deal for the story, I am curious and have to know.

A nitpick: it's the Impediment Jinx. "Impedimenta" is the incantation for the spell.

Other than that, ship on! Hehe.


Author's Response: Natalie! Thanks for reading this! I have to admit, thanks to you and Carole (haha she'll hate me saying that) I'm a bit of a fan of this ship. Weird, huh? I'm so glad you liked it! I thought there would be more witty banter myself, but then it probably would have read a lot like my J/L fics so I guess it's good that there's not. Plus Hugo has almost always been a Slytherin in my mind since I drabbled it in Ravenclaw a good two or three years ago. Also weird, yeah? I will fix the Impediment Jinx forthwith, thank you for that. And thanks for the lovely review!!~Gina :)

In the Dark by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 5 Reviews

Draco Malfoy didn't know what he was looking for with Michael Corner, but he found a lot of something in the dark.

But things look different in the light.

This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Same-Sex Pairing.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/19/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow, Jess! So short but so effective. This was beautiful to read, and the second section took my breath away!

Author's Response:

I'm glad you liked it. I miss just cranking out random one-shots of things that make me squee inside. And I feel like this pairing has major unf potential. The great thing is that I don't think I could burn myself out on writing either of these characters. *unf*

Thank you for the visit, mah darling. We shall be racing to pass Kerichi, hehe. ♥ you!


'i' before 'e' by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 33 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Ms A Cadwallader wishes to improve herself and apply for a better job. Unfortunately, despite her impeccable qualifications, she is thwarted by a certain Junior Under Secretary for the Minister of Magic, who has let it be known that basic spelling errors can never be over looked.

This story, written in the style of a series of letters, first appeared in The Battle of the Genres over at the SBBC forum.

I am not JK Rowling. She would probably have been more amusing.

This story is for Minna because it was her birthday and she likes this pairing.

Thank you Natalie for liking the drabble and encouraging me to expand.

Winner of the Best Humour QSQ in 2012 - GOBSMACKED!!!
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/21/12 Title: Chapter 1: Letters

I simply love this and beg for more. That is all!

Author's Response: I .... don't know what to say. ♥

The Healer's Heart by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 46 Reviews

Daphne Greengrass had until her twenty-first birthday to pick a husband, or her parents would choose one for her. With only months to go before the deadline, she found herself with a perfect suitor in Theodore Nott.

But when a freak pregnancy landed her in the care of cranky Healer-in-Training Michael Corner, Daphne started to realise that things she thought she knew were slowly being turned upside-down. And what she thought she knew about Michael Corner began to dissolve into something different entirely.

This story has been nominated for two 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Post-Hogwarts Story.

This story has also been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 06/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1


Author's Response:

Whatevs...I'm still a cool cat!

Seven Simple Years by HalfASlug

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 154 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: The story of Ron and Hermione through a series of missing moments. Who said love was simple?
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Building Blocks, Foundations and a Troll

Oh my Prongs! This is one of the best thing that I have read in a long, long time. I am a huge Hermione/Ron shipper - have always been - and I don't know if I'd ever wanted somebody to write something like this, but now I know what has been missing in my life! Your characterisation and dialogue are both completely on point, and I cannot wait to read the remaining chapters.

My only issue is that there are a lot of technical errors strewn about the place, such as missing punctuations as well as incorrect use of dialogue punctuations, capitalisation errors, etc. If you like, I'd be more than willing to read through your chapters and help you clean them up :) I have given up beta-reading officially, but this is just too good. Keep writing!


Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing again! Oh wow - thank you! That's really kind of you to say :) Haha - "the fics good, but you're ruining it!" Yeah, I know I can be a bit comma-shy and stuff. I am working on it. Um... yeah, that'd be great actually, thank you! If you don't mind obviously. Although I have no idea how to go about doing that on this site... But anyway, thanks for reviewing again :)

Uncommon Friends by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 21 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: When Draco Malfoy walked into a shop one night looking for help, he found the last person he would have expected: Neville Longbottom. To Neville's surprise, Draco accepted his help. But neither anticipated that one chance meeting would be the beginning of a friendship that would last until the very end.

Winner, Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Post-Hogwarts story
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 07/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: Part One

GINAAAA! Well, this is a fantastic start! I'm surprised you got done with the background so quickly, but I'm also happy you did. They're friends already and I can't wait to see what happens in the later chapters.

Your characterisation is stellar so far. There are so many bits I loved: little touches, but of huge significance. Draco's pain is pungent; Neville's generosity fragrant ;)

What IS the full form of T.O.A.D.s, though? You have to tell me!

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 07/16/12 Title: Chapter 3: Part Three

Hahahahahahahaha! I am wondering what I think you think I might be wondering, and before I'd finished reading it, I was like OMG SHE HAS TO WRITE A SEQUEL!


Gina, I am so glad I handed over the prompt to you. I never would have come up with such a humongous task and do justice to it. Uncommon friends, indeed! I was shocked by Hannah's death, and even more by the arbitrariness of Draco's. But you took your risks with this and played with them well. Congrats on a well-deserved win!

The Night Before Christmas by HalfASlug

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 16 Reviews
Summary: It was the night before Christmas and Ron Weasley's plans for a quiet night in with his pregnant wife and her infuriating cat don't quite go to plan.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Forgot to breathe at so many points while reading this because childbirth seems like such a scary ordeal D: but an enjoyable story in the end! You really get Ron and Hermione, and the only other author who have made me this enthusiastic and satisfied with Ron/Hermione fanfiction is WeasleyMom. Unlike one of the reviewers who felt the swearing was unnecessary, I felt it was appropriate. JKR does hint that Ron swears, and considering how freely the teenaged characters in The Casual Vacancy drops the F-bomb, I'd say that's a fair assessment that Ron would do as well. And as for Hermione, the best of us can slip up during the worst of times ;)

Author's Response: Thank for reviewing again! No! Don't forget to breathe! That can only end badly! It does seem somewhat traumatic, but you do get a half-decent reward at the end of it. Okay, so that's a huge compliment - thanks! Yeah, Ron clearly swears in canon but it is carefully covered up (well, except that one time :P) Hermione, I can understand. Rule one of Hermione writing is she never swears but rules are meant to be broken, I guess. Anyway, glad you enjoyed this!

Grey by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: The Grey Lady reflects.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/17/13 Title: Chapter 1: Poem


This is one of my favourite prose-poems here and elsewhere. It's short but so full. I love all the images you presented; they are vivid and so fitting for the Grey Lady's tragedy, and how you added some depth to her character with the "dust gathering in the corner of her mother's workroom" part. It throws a new light to their relationship.

~ Natalie

Never Discussed by HalfASlug

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 13 Reviews

Harry waits for someone to meet him at Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve. This is a story about growing up, moving on and remembering your past without taking it with you.

H/Hr friendship with a bit of H/G

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Bittersweet, but a really probable take on their friendship and their life after the war. Brilliant characterisation!

Author's Response: Thank you! Their friendship always makes me happy so I don't know why I keep making them a little but sad at Christmas...

His Last Descendent by Nagini Riddle

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: What happens when an enraged teenager goes after the man that ruined his life?

Inspired by the lovely hestiajones' story, The Receding. Thank you Natalie!
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 06/27/12 Title: Chapter 1: A Good Deed

HELLO ! :D First of all, let me say how thrilled I am that one of my fics inspired you to write something. Secondly, I enjoyed this a lot. There is something very ... exhibitionist and eager and bitter about the way Tom speaks in this fic, which is how I pictured him at that moment in his life. The ending is very much in character.
Last, but not the least, your prose is quite lucid.

Well done, Kaylee! I'm honoured. :)


Author's Response: You have just made my day!!! I wasn't sure this fic would get through, but I was pleasantly surprised when it did! I'm glad you got to be the first to review!!! I truly meant it when I said your story, The Receding, inspired me. I read it and thought, "Wow, what a great story! Now I need to kill Tom sr off for her!" *chuckles* you are a great inspiration to me. I hope I get to continue to read your writing, and also hope that I keep getting inspired to write! ~Kaylee

The Latecomer by HalfASlug

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 22 Reviews
Summary: It's the day every Weasley has been dreading since the battle and now it's George's turn to speak. However, before he can begin, he is rudely interrupted by a latecomer.

Joint winner of Best Post-Hogwarts One-Shot at the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh hell! Now that there is a truly deserving QSQ winner. -sniff- I cried rather hard when we came to Molly's part, but even so, this fic made me laugh mostly and fondly remember the twins' spirit. Excellent work, and congratulations! :)

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh hell! Now that there is a truly deserving QSQ winner. -sniff- I cried rather hard when we came to Molly's part, but even so, this fic made me laugh mostly and fondly remember the twins' spirit. Excellent work, and congratulations! :)

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing again :) Thank you! I had no idea it was even nominated so it was a nice surprise. If anyone's funeral was going to be funny, it was going to be Fred Weasley's. All the crying aside, I'm glad you enjoyed this :)

Wandwork by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: The remarkable story behind Griselda Marchbanks' enigmatic reference to all those things Albus Dumbledore could do with a wand.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 07/16/12 Title: Chapter 1: Remarkable

ahhahahahahahaha! omg so many innuendos! No wonder she was on the lookout in OOTP. Oh dear. This killed me.

Author's Response: Thanks, Natalieeeeee! I'm so glad you found it funny, I really was giggling when I wrote it. That quote will forever crack me up now as I think of her giving Dumbledore his exams. *snigger* Thank you for reading this and leaving a review, it makes me happpppppyyyyy! ~Gina :)

Encore by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 11 Reviews
Summary: With a bit of help from their dad, Rose and Hugo Weasley prepare a short play for their mum's birthday.

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw submitting for the Character Clinic Triatholon-Minor Characters.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 07/26/12 Title: Chapter 1: Encore

I loved this! Perfect story to start the day with. :D

Flying with Dragons by epiphany212

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Oliver Wood to Harry Potter: "I wouldn’t be surprised if you turn out better than Charlie Weasley, and he could have played for England if he hadn't gone off chasing dragons."

So how exactly did Charlie decide between Quidditch and dragon-keeping, after all?
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 08/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hello! :D Thank you for writing the full version, and thank you for letting me know! This is a fresh take on Charlie, and I love how you used the prompt to write about this life-changing moment. That was certainly unexpected. :)

Author's Response: Hello back! It is so nice of you to read and review this light little piece... to use your words, certainly unexpected! Thank you very much for taking the time to drop by and for the kind review. :)

Heart's Desire by Squibstress

Rated: Professors • 9 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It takes sixty years, but Minerva finally comes to understand the truth of George Bernard Shaw's pronouncement on tragedy: "Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it."
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 08/07/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a very strong fanfic armed with thoughtful characterisation and wonderful writing. I have entertained thoughts of Minerva/Amelia in the past, but I couldn't have written it into canon, with Minerva's other love(s). Great work!

Author's Response: Thanks. I've always like the idea of Minerva/Amelia, and it was a fun challenge to shoehorn it into Pottermore canon. I'm glad it worked for you. Cheers!