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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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The Healer's Heart by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

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 • 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 • 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 •
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 • 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 •

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 •
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 •
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 •
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 •
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 •
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 • 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!

Fear and Loathing in Florida (Mostly Loathing) by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Scabior and Greyback had to escape the Aurors somehow - they just hadn't expected to end up in Florida.

This is minnabird of Hufflepuff writing for Round Two of the 2012 Character Triathlon.

It earned an honorable mention in that round and won joint first for Best Humour Story in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 08/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Oneshot

Hahaha! I enjoyed this and nearly died when the boatman imitated their accent :D The ending line is rather fabulous. I have to admit I kind of want to read a novella about their experiences lol.

There were a few lines that threw me off, for e.g.:

Like a week after the guide in the swamps. Lightning striking practically overhead and I was stuck outside, jumping at every flash and thinking the next one was going to bring a burning tree down on top of me or hit me directly.

D: Is there something missing in the first line, or should the next line be a continuation of it?

Nice work, Minna! Silly, but definitely entertaining.

Author's Response: Ha, glad you enjoyed the accent-imitating (I kind of winced at it in retrospect, but that may just be how horrible his imitation is). Actually glad in general it's not as stupid as I feared. :D I'm not sure entirely what confused you about those lines, but I've gone back and made them more...grammatically correct. Poke me on AIM if that's not the issue? Anyway - thanks for the reviewww <3

Just Before Healing by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: With Hannah, things always go to yellow.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/23/13 Title: Chapter 1: one shot

Lori, I have no idea yet if this fic will be chosen for discussion or not, but let me say that it is one of the most beautifully written stories I've read. It's just very evocative. I'll confess I teared up in the middle, but finished with a smile. Great work!

Author's Response: Aw, Natalie, that means so much coming from you. I always enjoy writing Hannah -- something about it gets very close to home with me. I think its some of the most personal writing I do. I'm glad you were able to connect with the piece enough to tear up. Thanks for the review! *hugs*

Footprints in the Sand by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It was a summer like any other for Danny. He worked at his parents' Bed and Breakfast during the day and partied hard on the beach at night. He played the game, and played it well. But then he met Oliver Wood, and his life was irrevocably changed.

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the OC challenge in the Character Clinic. This is the Shipping Prompt. (and has nothing to do with ships - hee hee.)

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. Sadly Oliver Wood belongs to her, but Danny is mine.

My protagonist, Danny, was briefly mentioned in my story Drowning, not Waving. This is his story and has been written nearly a year after Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor) asked me to write it.

This story won the 2013 QSQ for Best SSP and Danny won the 2013 QSQ for Best Original Character. I thank the judges, very much.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I don't have a lot to say, but I hope the following few words can fully convey how much I enjoyed this.

I love how different this was from your other fanfics. There is something very OF about it. The characters and settings are so refreshing, and without Oliver being a wizard, it would still have been engaging.

This is in my opinion one of your best, seriously. The ending had me grinning!

Author's Response: Thank youuuuuuuuuu! I think the ending was a tad rushed, actually, but I had a deadline to reach. If I get the chance after the comp, I'll add a little more, perhaps.

I am pleased you liked this, Nat because this was one of those fics that kind of took over (you know that feeling) and so I wasn't sure if it actually worked and was interesting or whether it was just me quite liking it. Ohhh, and OF ... hmmmmmmmmmmm .... thinking, now :)

Thank you very much again :D ~Carole~

Kiss by HalfASlug

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The trio's friendship hangs in the balance when one of them makes an unexpected move on another. Trio friendship fluff.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Kiss

Hahaha! This was priceless. Oh dear, I'm having a terrific time today raiding your author page! :D

Author's Response: Thanks! Haha, yeah, I noticed! Cheers for all of it. You're awesome :)

Dust to Dust by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Adrian Pucey has always had a tumultuous relationship with Miles Bletchley, but as the years tread on, 'tumultuous' is just the beginning. And when Miles is found dead at the Battle of Hogwarts -- and as a Death Eater -- Adrian's sense of loss pales in comparison to what he finds at the funeral.

This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Dark/Angst.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 09/04/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Er ... Why does this not have any other reviews? I am perplexed. People, come out of the damn closet!

Anyway, Miles and Adrian. How many times were they even mentioned in the books? :D But that's what's great about these characters, isn't it? You have a canon network that you can play with whichever way you want, but one who is deemed a good fanfic author is one who does that well. And you have so far!

This story is not pretty. Neither are the characters. It's not one designed to make the readers fall in love or make them think that - hey, life is beautiful. Because it often isn't. You haven't wasted any time establishing a dark, uncomfortable and unpleasant mood.

The characterisation shows promise as of now; the plot is still very raw. I am trying to figure out how the rest of the story is going to pan out. But what you have given us so far has me caught, and I eagerly await the update.

Welcome back to writing!


Author's Response:

I feel like I've lived with these two for so long, because I've always had head canon for them both. Adrian's is less unpleasant than Miles's, but both of these boys have a story to tell.

It's almost surreal for me to see someone read this, not knowing what I know about how it ends. It feels like it's cast in a different light than it is in my head, and I do wonder what sort of epiphany will happen once the fic progresses to the next stage.

In a couple ways, Adrian isn't that much different than Harry. Both of them had s*** childhoods, but they take these things in stride and look for better things. Miles...is a different story, one you will see in full force next chapter.

Thanks for reading and reviewing, and it feels good to be back!


Night Terrors by Karaley Dargen

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: In their seventh year at Hogwarts, every student has only one thing on their mind: NEWTs. And Quidditch. And bickering friends. And people who are mysteriously locked away in the hospital wing... Or maybe Nymphadora Tonks and Charlie Weasley are just having a particularly unusual term.

Anything that you recognise, including names, spells, potions, and Quidditch moves, belongs to either JKR or the copyright holders of various HP games and other media.

A million thanks must be sent to Carole/Equinox Chick, whithout whom I'm not sure I'd have a story. She's a fabulous beta and one of the best people that I have ever known.

Also lots of thanks to Natalie/hestiajones for reading the first chapters and especially for making me see that they needed work!

Aaaand many many thanks and hugs to Hannah/coolh5000 for being a really fantastic friend and always encouraging me.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 12/27/12 Title: Chapter 1: Slightly Drowsy

I have begun reading :x

Author's Response: :x