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Well, I suppose that since I have my first few stories up on the boards, it would be good to create a bio. I am a crazy thirteen-year-old girl with a weird family, weird friends, and EXTREMELY weird imagination. I have been in love with the Harry Potter series for a bit more than two years now (I discovered it the day after Christmas when I was ten years old, about to turn eleven).

My first story on these archives is called Fighting For the Cause. It's about two completely different characters who have the typical Gryffindor-Slytherin hate-and-look-down-on-each-other sort of relationship until the Death Eaters take over Hogwarts. But you'll have to read it to find out more!

The Hungarian Horntail, my first poem, is about...well, you tell me. ;)

Mother Dearest is about Hannah Abbott and her mother. It was a big challenge for me, but hopefully it paid off....

My most recent story is Where They Can't Follow. I am especially proud of this one, and I'm trying extra hard to write it! It's my first Next-Gen story (focusing on Lily Luna Potter) and is a far cry from my original headcanon after reading the Epilogue, but I think that I like it better this way.

Anyways, I am working on a BUNCH of stories just for fun right now that I might post later on. Some of the featured characters include Voldemort, Narcissa Malfoy, and Teddy Lupin...although they aren't in the same story, but rather three different ones! I'll keep you posted about when I'm ready to submit them.

Well, enough of my blabbering! Why don't you go on ahead and scroll down to check out my published works?

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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: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Building Blocks, Foundations and a Troll

I really liked this! Keep it up!

Author's Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for reading and reviewing :)

I Want to Hold Your Hand by the_last_marauder

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Rose Weasley is a proud Gryffindor. She's a Prefect, top in all her classes, and the teachers and students love her. But then she starts talking with Scorpius Malfoy, the son of her parents rival. What will they say when they find out she's friends with him? Or worse, she might even have feelings for him?
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/05/12 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Aww! I love Rose/Scorpius fics, and this one seems to have a lot of potential. I look forward to more!

Pieces of Her by the opaleye

Rated: Professors •
Summary: When they meet on the Hogwarts Express, she never expects to make her first friend so soon, let alone lose her before dinner has been served.

Sometimes, there are lines that refuse to be crossed.

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I liked this very much, even though I wasn't sure if I would at first. It seemed very sad, and I can't say that I cared for Astoria very much, but it was overall very good writing.

Author's Response: Thanks!

Enterprising Young Men by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Fred and George make their way through life with purpose and passion, fearing nothing.

This prose poem was written for the Random Song Challenge in Poetry Anyone? It came second!!!!!

Thank you Julia for setting such inspiring challenges.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling.

To my delight and surprise, this poem won the 2012 QSQ for Best Poetry. Thank youuu.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/05/12 Title: Chapter 1: Enterprising Young Men

This broke my heart! Right after describing how brave and reckless they are, it talks about Fred dying. Nevertheless, I thought that it was extremely well written. The line "One young forever; one young no longer" really stood out. Great job (as usual!).

Author's Response: Thank you. OOH, this seems to have made people sad. And, yes, it is sad, but what a glorious 20 years they had together. ~Carole~

The Girl with Dreams by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: She was a girl with dreams in her head. Dreams that people said would come to nothing.

He was a boy with brains to spare. But quiet so no one knew.

Orla Quirke and Stewart Ackerley. Two Ravenclaws with nothing in common except their house.

In their fourth year, everything changed.

This is a birthday present for the wonderful, lovely, amazing Alex (welshdevondragon) who has been a superb friend over the past year (and I hope for many more).

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but my Spag Bol is sublime.

(Note about the warnings. They are a precaution only.)
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/11/12 Title: Chapter 1: Orla and Stewart

This was so sad! But, as usual, you did a great job AND managed to make me feel depressed (in a good way, if that makes sense).

Author's Response: I was sad too, especially when I wrote the last set of lines. :( . Glad you sort of enjoyed it and thank you very much for leaving a review. ~Carole~

Badges by Acacia Carter

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It is the beginning of seventh year, and Neville has had just about enough of Amycus Carrow.

This is Acacia Carter of Hufflepuff writing for the first third of the Character Triathalon, for the "missing moment" prompt.

Many thanks to Jess for the lightning-fast beta.

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/22/12 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

This is amazing! I love your stories and I think that you portray Neville very well. Keep up the great work!

Wisps of Smoke by majestic_ginny

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: As Draco Malfoy walks into a dusty shop in Diagon Alley, his eyes fall on something that makes him recall a day he wants to forget.

This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff writing for Round One of the 2012 Character Triathlon.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Wisps of Smoke

This was so sad! But you did a great job writing it. I felt so sorry for Colin--he was so close to being helped! And I was glad that Draco finally saw the light. Great job, Nadia!

Author's Response: Thank you! Writing Colin was really hard; I know he's so young but I believe the war would have made him a lot more mature, and that's why he could say such stuff. I felt really bad writing his death in this way; this was Draco's regret - if he had come to his senses just a bit sooner he might have saved Colin.

Once again, thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it :D

His Only Friend by Nagini Riddle

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: One day, a dying man collapses in the woods, only to find a true friend...
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: His Only Friend

This was chilling. It was very dark, and you captured Voldemort and Nagini very well. Their darkness seems to have drawn them together. Anyways, great poem. It made me shiver! :P

Author's Response: Oh thank you! I originally set out to write an epic poem about the two going through all their trials together, but the more I wrote, the more it fell apart and departed from the feel of the first few stanzas. Believe it or not, this poem actually reached 1256 words before I finally cut it down in half! I'm super excited that you took the time to read it, and also that you feel it was dark enough! I certainly tried really hard to make it that way, since I don't just automatically dive into dark words or feelings. It seems though, that since this poem, I've found it easier to do so! And how it's hard to write happy poetry! Anyways, thank you for your sweet and chilling review! :D

Cherry and Chocolate by AidaLuthien

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: On a trip to Diagon Alley, Severus Snape remembers the first time he visited the wizarding enclave - with Lily Evans.

Thank you to Broken Promise for betaing!

This is AidaLuthien of Hufflepuff writing for Round One of Madam Pomfrey's One Shot Character Clinic.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 06/30/12 Title: Chapter 1: Lilies and Daisies

That was so sad! Your writing is always good, but this piece was especially beautiful. You depicted Snape's heartbreak and pain perfectly. "He couldn’t let his heart ache more than it already did." I never really thought about whether or not he would go to Diagon Alley with Lily, but now I see that it's obvious they would have :) The end of this also makes me wonder about Daisy, the little Muggleborn girl. I wonder what happened to her?

Blackberries by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: When the sun dies, can the shadow exist?

George had liked Angelina since they were third years sharing blackberries, but Fred had got there first.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling; I just play in her world rather too much.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 1 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Major Characters.

This is also a (very) delayed birthday present for Lori (Weasley Mom) because I've been wanting to write this for her for absolute ages.

Thank you Kara and Jess for the prompts. I think I got them all in.

YIPPPEEEEEEEEE! Blackberries won the 2013 QSQ for Best Canon Romance. Thank youuuu!!!
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/13/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was a perfect story--quirky, hilarious, and heartbreaking all in one. I loved the cracks about Percy flying! I also nearly cried during the funeral part.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I liked the Percy line, too, especially as Victoire is around one year old in this story - heh heh. Oh, the funeral part choked me up a little, too. :( ~Carole~

Quiet In Our Town by the opaleye

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

The earth is taking back what it’s lost. There are new terrors to battle now.

The end of the world comes not from the hand of Lord Voldemort, but an incurable disease. When Britain falls, those that are left must keep on running.

And never stop.

Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Alternate Universe!

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Today we heard that someone left this earth.

Oh my gosh, this was terrifying. And so, so sad--I love Ginny and Harry! Even though I can't say that I liked the story itself, I can say that you displayed some superb writing in this piece. Good job :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I know, it's not an enjoyable read, at all, but it's good to know you liked the writing.

For the Love of Books by Theloonyhermione

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: What was Hermione's life like before Hogwarts? Why does she love books so much? Why doesn't she have any friends? What are her parents like and what impact have they had on her life?
A story of Hermione's life before Hogwarts.

I'm not J.K. Rowling. I suppose more than a few of you know that.

Edit: Thank you guys so much!! Over 1000 reads on my first story... whoever has read this is amazing.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 08/18/12 Title: Chapter 2: The Best Birthday

I liked this chapter a lot :D However, I did notice a few things. McGonagall's father was a Muggle, so I think that she would know how to dress around them. Also, Hermione's birthday was in September. Other than that, great job! :D

Author's Response: Thanks so much!!! Yes, and I'm planning to change that as soon as possible, I'm a bit busy being on vacation at the moment :D. Thanks so much for reading!!!

The Last Enemy to be Conquered by AidaLuthien

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: On 31 July 2026, Harry's birthday celebrations are a bit different than normal.

This is AidaLuthien writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: Happy Birthday, Dad

Even when reading it again, that last sentence spoken by Albus sticks with me. It's just...wow!

The Call by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Colin Creevey - the small, irritating, but incredibly brave boy died, under age, at the Battle. This is why he heeded that call.

This poem was written for the Negotiating with the Dead Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? over at the Mugglenet Beta Boards. Thank you, Julia, (the opaleye) for being such an inspiration and always challenging me.

I'm not JK Rowling. I wouldn;t have killed Remus, Tonks or Sirius for one thing.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/11/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was well-written and absolutely wonderful^_^

Author's Response: Thank you. I enjoyed writing it and experimenting with the form. ~Carole~

In the Realms of Jealousy by Nagini Riddle

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: What was Petunia really feeling about the situation with her sister?
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/24/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great job! You captured all of the characters so perfectly! I felt so sorry for Petunia at certain parts.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

Conversations by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Ron and Hermione have some news.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/15/12 Title: Chapter 1: Conversations

This was so cute! :D I loved the part where George thought that Angelina would actually want to give Fred to Ron. The part with the Grangers was perfect. I can completely imagine Hermione and her mother bursting into tears while their husbands just stood staring at each other and smiling. Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Doesn't every parent, think "can we give him away?" even fleetingly in the middle of the night. Hermione does tend to get very emotional.

Butterbeer Bottles by xxbabewithbrainsxx

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

“I haven’t seen you this hot and bothered since Marlene, you know. Reminds me of our schooldays.”

Sparks are flying between Remus and Tonks, however much Remus wants to deny it. When Sirius notices, he tries to persuade Remus to do something about it.

Written for prompt #5 of SPEW 007: Juggling.

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/17/12 Title: Chapter 1: Butterbeer Bottles

This was so cute! I loved how Remus was in denial and Sirius was trying to twist the conversation. But the last line was actually very sad, even if it was over something as silly as juggling.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review ;) I'm glad you liked it. Remus was definitely in denial, lol. This was just a bit of silliness (hence the juggling, but it's more because of the prompt than anything), so it's nice to know there was a bit of seriousness (I am so addicted to Sirius/serious jokes) at the end. That was kind of the intention: for it to be light and fluffy but also having a slightly darker tone to it. Ta again!


Babies Mine by The owl

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Luna is wandering around her childhood home, talking to her stomach.
Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/31/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I myself struggle while attempting to write Luna, but this was amazing! I love how they were born on a day that only comes around every other year--Xenophilius would probably see that as some kind of Dirigible Plum magic ^_^ Fantastic job, Sophie!

Author's Response: Awww, thanks Julie. Yes, I'm sure Xenophilius would be thrilled by the magical possibilities/implications of their birthdate. Luna would just take it all in her stride, I reckon. She does have a reputation of being hard to write, but once you've found her voice, I'm sure you'll be okay. And, actually, it's even better than you think. February 29th is only once every four years!


I Will Lay Down My Heart by xxbabewithbrainsxx

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

Here in the dark
In these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart
And I’ll feel the power
That you won’t

--I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt

Albus realises just how much Rose means to him -- and how much he doesn’t mean to her.

This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for Round Two of Madam Alex’s Character Clinic Triathlon.

:) This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation.

This story has also been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next Generation. Thank you again! ♥

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 07/20/12 Title: Chapter 1: I Will Lay Down My Heart

Okay. Loved Albus, hated Rose. She was so mean to use him like that! Twice! And poor Albus is just trying to tell her that he loves her...anyways, great story!

Author's Response: Haha, Rose was rather mean, yes. Buuuut she had a reason for that. Kind of. She didn't love Albus, not like that, and she needed someone. Albus just happened to be there, lol. I'm glad you loved Albus -- he is rather huggable to me right now, and it's lovely to know that you enjoyed the story, so thank you lots for the review :)


I Saw by BrokenPromise

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

Helena Ravenclaw has seen many things as a ghost and as a girl.

This poem placed third in the Negotioting with the Dead challenge over at Poetry Anyone, for which it was originally written.

A big thank you to Natalie/hestiajones for giving me feedback in PA and made this poem what it is now!

Reviewer: PeppermintToads Signed
Date: 08/07/12 Title: Chapter 1: I saw

This was absolutely beautiful. The third stanza was my favorite...very sad, very powerful. The part about "and my life/drain away, red against white" was pure genius. Keep it up, BP! :D

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. I'm really glad you enjoyed the poem, and thank you for your kind compliments!