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The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.

James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.

The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.

Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.

This is a Marauder tale.

This is a story of what made them special.

This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.

OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.

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Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.

Reviewer: skthebear Signed
Date: 04/28/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Turning Point

This is, without a doubt, my favorite Marauder Era piece. The story seems so natural, and all the characters seem perfectly aligned with what we know about them from the books. Looking forward to more, whenever it comes!

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I do enjoy writing this, it just takes a bit out of me. ~Carole~

Seventh Year Slytherin by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Kenley Allen was about to begin her seventh year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and she was more than ready. The summer holiday had seemed longer than usual with her mum traveling frequently and Kenley running out of things to do for amusement.

Things change, however, when she reluctantly accepts an invitation from her new step-father to join him in Diagon Alley for the day. Chance meetings and awkward conversations abound.

**beams** This story won the third round of the Character Clinic Triathalon! Category: original characters

**beams again** This story was nominated for 2010 Quicksilver Quill ~ Best Original Character

Reviewer: skthebear Signed
Date: 12/08/11 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

This was lovely! I'd be delighted to read a chaptered expansion on it, if you wrote one!

Author's Response: The way to my heart is reading and reviewing this fic! :) I'm so glad you liked it. I'm currently working on chapters two and three for this story, so keep an eye out. Thanks for the review!

Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.

Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Reviewer: skthebear Signed
Date: 02/27/12 Title: Chapter 1: The Drop Off

I love this story! Out of curiosity, do you have a planned number of chapters for Drakeshaugh?

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
When I planned this story, I would have told you it would be 20 or so, now, I'll say 24-39, I think.

Doubts by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •


I've never felt this way before.


Fleur struggles with life and war. A missing moment from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall Bannermaker's Challenge. The banner used was Doubts by TM_WandStick. I chose this banner immediately Toni--so gorgeous!

Yay! Those lovely SBBC people have added this story to the SBBC Hall of Fame! I knew there was a reason I joined that group. Hehe. Thanks, you guys!


Thanks so much to Natalie/hestiajones for beta reading this so close to the submission deadline. She is everything she is cracked up to be.


I'm not JK Rowling.
Reviewer: skthebear Signed
Date: 12/07/11 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

Dear WeasleyMom,
This isn't a review specific to this piece alone, though it certainly applies, but of your work in general. I am pretty new to the world of Harry Potter fanfiction, and I cannot say that my overall experience has been blissful. More often than not, the works I find around here are so far removed from how the characters I have come to love would actually behave that I feel like my love for Harry Potter has been poisoned by falsity and delusion. Such is not the case with you. I just wanted to thank you for writing faithfully to the characters that JK has given us. Your works make up a large percentage of the few that I have actually enjoyed reading. So, thank you, WeasleyMom, for respecting the sanctity of the world JK has spun for us.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely note. I have branched out with my own reading, though my f-list would probably not give me so much credit. Hehe. I read some non-canon, but to be honest, I don't read the trio characters with non-canon partners... it just makes me sad. I'm glad you think I've handled the characters in a believable way, and thrilled that you've found my stories entertaining. I hope I don't disappoint you anytime soon. Thanks again for taking the time to let me know. :) ~Lori

Ordinary Magic by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Ernie Macmillan has had a difficult year, suffering three losses in two months’ time. Life is dreary, and each day seems far too much like the one before and the one to follow.

But on any regular day, extraordinary things can happen, can change the course of a journey… especially when an obligatory dinner party, a meddling best friend, and a familiar face from the past come together at just the right time.

This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff, writing for the Great Hall Cotillion Challenge.

Thanks to Natalie/hestiajones for beta reading this in a quick turnaround.
Reviewer: skthebear Signed
Date: 02/19/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was very well done! I love your characterization, it's so realistic. I'm excited to see how the story unfolds :)

Author's Response: Thanks. The deadline is end of February, so more will be coming soon (or else!). I'm glad you think the characterization is working... hope you come back to read the rest. :)

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: skthebear Signed
Date: 06/14/12 Title: Chapter 11: Epilogue

This was an amazing story. I read the entire thing in one sitting, and then tore through your review responses for little scraps that may not have found their way into the final cut. When I saw you'd written more and posted it elsewhere, I made a mad dash for that and read the thing again! It messed with my sleep schedule a little bit, but I regret nothing :) The characters are fantastically fleshed out and believable, and their journeys are beautifully paced. Quite a lovely piece of work!

Author's Response:

I have to say that I'm immensely flattered that you found something I wrote so engrossing. I love stories that take me away from everything in a mad rush of ihavetoknowwhathappensnextorangggggggggst. I think you know what I mean, hehe.

Thank you so much for reading and letting me know what you think. I wrote this story in rather a mad dash, but luckily, I spent the time to streamline it for MNFF. The extended version is, alas, just smuttier rather than having more content. But if that's your sort of thing, then you're definitely welcome to drop by there, as well. I wouldn't say no to some extra reads. <3

Writing this story has been an amazing experience, especially because of readers like you and how many people have told me they now care about character they'd priorly never given a second thought. I feel like that's the real accomplishment. I loved these characters before this story, but now that I've been on this adventure with them, I revere them as almost canon now.

That's enough out of me. I've probably already talked your e-ear off enough, but again, thank you for reading, reviewing, and feeling passionate about the characters and their lives. That's worth all the tacos in Texas. :D


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: skthebear Signed
Date: 09/26/12 Title: Chapter 1: Building Blocks, Foundations and a Troll

I love this! Missing moments are my personal favorite and these are very skillfully done. The conversations flow so naturally, and you have done a fantastic job expanding on the relationship between the two of them through the years, while at the same time staying true to their characters.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading, reviewing and the kind words :) The next update shouldn't be too far away!