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A Seed From The Ground by Seren

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Auror-in-training Kingsley Shacklebolt is learning to blend in with the crowd in downtown London. There, he meets a small, lost girl, and learns how much impact a simple act of kindness can really have.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/14/13 Title: Chapter 1: A Seed From the Ground

Nice!! Sad to think that this couldn't happen any more in today's PC world . . .

Rivalries and Secrets by loligo8me

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: ‘Pet snakes, three-headed dogs, rivalries and secrets. This is where it all started, and I was caught in the line of fire... or rather, I was the one who lit the match and caused the blaze. Funny how life can change completely in an instant. This is an account of the end of my life as I once knew it.’

Eighty years after Hogwarts is founded, Gryffindor’s friendship with Slytherin seems on the brink of falling apart. Meanwhile, young Aramis Selby endeavours to discover the Parseltongue’s secrets. What he finds will change Hogwarts for ever. But his interfering may seal his own fate...

‘Two-shot’, slightly angsty, I’d say. Let me know what you think. 3-5yrs,

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 06/05/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: The Giant Squid

Potatoes weren't known in medieval Scotland and neither were anacondas . . . but apart from that, this is a great story, I'd often wondered about that squid, I hope there will be more about it - maybe a story about how it came to be immortal?

Hogwarts Houses Divided by Inverarity

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

Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.

The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/14/13 Title: Chapter 34: Where We Belong

This was the first story I read when I discovered MNFF about a year ago, and when it popped up on FEATURED, I decided to reread it. It's even better the second time!!!

But I'm a Weasley! by Anisky

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Rose Weasley didn't mean to be different. She didn't intend to stand out in her family. She didn't expect to be Sorted... into Slytherin.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 07/21/12 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: World Domination and First-Year Coups

I really like this story - although I've never met any real-life 11-year-olds able to have discussions on this level, but maybe magical children are more mature at that age than muggle ones! But very well-written, the conversations are very life-like and convincing and I am looking forward to the next chapter, should be good!

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: Snorkack Signed
Date: 08/02/13 Title: Chapter 19: Waxing Gibbous

Great chapter, this story is getting more and more exciting! Only please PLEASE (and I am sure I am speaking for all the other 68262 followers of this story as well when I say this) don't keep us waiting another three or four months, or whatever it was, for the next chapter!!!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
It has been a lot more than three or four months, and I'm sorry for the delay. There won't be such a long wait for the next chapter. IIt won't be long before this story overtakes Grave Days as my most read.

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/08/13 Title: Chapter 18: First Quarter

Love it!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. You really do this whole wizards-interacting-with-muggles stuff awfully well!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Next, Jacqui visits Drakeshaugh again, and after that there will be an interlude in the Auror Office with Harry. -N-

The Phoenix Or The Flame by GinnyRULES

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Several years after the final battle, Dudley Dursley is struggling to come to terms with his past and the things he has done wrong. His life is turned upside down when he meets a charming young witch and is drawn into a path that leads him back into his cousin's world.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 08/21/12 Title: Chapter 10: CHAPTER TEN

great story, can't wait for the next instalment!

Molly and her Daughter by Northumbrian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A story about Ginny's school days, and the relationship between a mother and her daughter.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/24/13 Title: Chapter 2: Harry Who?

More, please!

Author's Response: That won't be e problem, but I can't say when. -N-

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: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/17/13 Title: Chapter 18: Nineteen Minutes Later

That was really good! You know how one always wishes the books were twice as long and gave more details about all the characters - this felt like going back to a story one had already read and suddenly discovering all this extra stuff that one had somehow missed before. You got all the details right and neither Ron nor Hermione ever said or did anything out of character. Great job!!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! Yes, definitely - that's how I ended up writing this thing! I'm really glad that you thought this did all that stuff. Thank you so much again for reviewing :)

Teach My Feet to Fly by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Andromeda Black is not a girl who is reckless. Risks are for the foolhardy, and she is too clever for that. But she hasn't factored Ted Tonks' persistence into the equation of her life.

And Ted wants to teach her how to fly ...

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Minor Characters. I chose the Music prompt.

The song that Andromeda listens to in this story is River by Joni Mitchell. It is beautiful.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not Joni Mitchell. I am someone who admires both artists greatly.

Ta lotsly to the lovely Natalie (hestiajones) who beta'd this and is a truly fabulous friend.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 07/22/12 Title: Chapter 1: Skating

great story

Author's Response: Thank you. ~Carole~

Stolen Magic by coolh5000

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story

Samuel Radley is a wizard born without magic. Coming from a family with generations of witches and wizards, his brother Adrian has never really understood why Samuel has been left without, especially when there are others, with no magical blood at all, who somehow find themselves able to do magic. As he enters his fourth year at Hogwarts, it seems that the Ministry are finally starting to do something about this imbalance and Adrian couldn't be happier. All around him however, there is resistance to the new laws, and suddenly Adrian finds himself an outsider in his class and abandoned by his friends, when all he's ever done is love his family.

This is coolh5000 of Slytherin writing in the Great Hall chaptered challenge, for the Phoenix Rising prompt. I am pleased to say this story won in its section!

I am also really thrilled to say that Adrian Radley won the Chaptered QSQ for Best Original Character 2013! The story was also nominated in the Best General category.

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 08/03/12 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue - Breaking the News

This sounds promising, an excellent idea for a story!! Looking forward to the next chapters!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! The second chapter is up now and hopefully I'll have the third in the next few days. ~coolh5000

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 02/24/13 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 7 - Detention

I really, really like this story, it is one of the most original here on MNFF and very well written! I also like that it fits so seamlessly into what we know about the year that would have been Harry's seventh, and the glimpses of characters one knows from the books. It's really like discovering some more of JKR's story. I'd kind of given up on it, though, because there were no updates for so long - but that last chapter is brilliant and now I can't wait to see what happens next. It would be nice to hear a bit more about how Samuel does at his Muggle school, too. Anyway, do update soon!!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I promise I have written 3500 of the next chapter already and I can't imagine it being much longer. My poor beta is up to her eyeballs in stress at the moment so it may be a few days until I post an update but I promise it will come! And once that chapter is done, I only have a few more to go.

I have thought about writing a spin-off about Samuel at Muggle school, but I have several other spin-offs I want to write from this story already - I think the first will probably be about Gemma and a bit more of her back story. I'm prioritising finishing this before I get too involved in those however.

Thanks again for the review :) ~Hannah

James and Me by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Annabel is having a bad day. Her sudden and unexpected meeting with a face from her past is unlikely to improve matters.

This was Northumbrian of Ravenclaw House writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon. This is now a longer chaptered story.

Nominated for: Best Original Character (Chaptered) story (for the narrator, Annabel) and Best Next Generation Story - Quicksilver Quills 2013

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 03/10/17 Title: Chapter 1: Cataclysm

This is great!! I can't wait for the scene when Annie finally finds out what James is! Are you really going to update this story every Friday??

Author's Response: Thanks, I reckon that the big reveal will be about chapter 13. I'm alternating between this, Strangers at Drakeshaugh, ans MIT: Strange Place. I intend to update one of them every week, but that's a very fast update schedule for me.

Sports Day by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: As the Summer Holidays approach, it is time for Sports Day at James Potter's school.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 10/08/12 Title: Chapter 1: Three Legged Race

Lovely story, it's great hearing about what happened to Harry before the stories start and it's a bit like a new chapter of "Strangers at Drakeshaugh" ... my favourite story on MNFF!!!

Author's Response: Thank you. I have several stories about the Potters at Drakeshaugh piling up in my head. I hope to at least get one more done before the end of the year. (it may be called A Very Drakeshaugh Christmas, or it may be called Annie Charlton and the Very Big Santa – I haven’t decided). -N-

The Raven's Claw by Sonorus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

A story of the origins of Hogwarts. 11 chapters.

It is the tenth century. Across the island of Britain great changes are taking place and history is being made. But its wizarding community is mired in division and violence, with little hope of an end. Everywhere, the future seems uncertain.

And amid this, in a glen in the Highlands, a young pregnant woman buries her husband and makes a vow that will change history forever.

Her name is Rowena. They call her the Raven's Claw.

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 10/23/12 Title: Chapter 5: The Caverns of Westminster

This is great fun to read, especially the historical bits (nice to find out where JK Rowling got her idea for the "Wizengamot"!!) I don't know that much about early English history (not being English) so I am finding this very interesting. I hope you will be updating soon - I'm looking forward to when they finally get down to founding Hogwarts!

Author's Response: Yeah, seeing as the setting is a thousand years ago, the origins of the word Wizengamot was an obvious thing to bring up. It's nice when these details come together. The founding of Hogwarts is the culmination of the story, this is the tale of how they got there.

The Baby in the Closet by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: As Harry and Ginny eagerly await the birth of their first child and their new lives as parents, Harry discovers that before he can move forward, he must take a journey into his past and revisit what has never been put to rest. He learns the truth of the poetic line "The child is father to the man."

This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 11/07/12 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 The Sign in the Plaza

Interesting subject. Is this really your first story? If it is, congratulations, it's interesting and easy to read and I'm looking forward to the rest of it - hopefully we won't have to wait too long!

Author's Response: It's my first attempt at writing fiction, and I'm finding it quite different from non-fiction or historical drama. I'm thankful to have found this site, which gives so much help from beta readers, moderators, and the reading public, not to mention the tutorial materials. Thanks for saying it's easy to read; I don't think I could write in a more convoluted style, but it is fascinating to see the many different styles that the authors have, and to try to learn from them.

Uncovered by Death by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: All Scorpius Malfoy had wanted on the Saturday before Halloween was to spend some time in Hogsmeade alone with his girlfriend, Lily Potter. But Fate appeared to have other plans. Not only is her annoying cousin Hugo Weasley tagging along, but in the aftermath of a violent storm, a body is uncovered.

Working with his boss, Head Auror Harry Potter, to discover the identity of the victim, and the truth of her death, Scorpius quickly learns that not all skeletons are buried underground.

This is a the sequel to High. It is not necessary to read that to understand this, but what the heck, you might just enjoy it!

Many, many thanks to Kara (Karaley Dargen) for not only beta'ing this story, but putting up with the tortuous search for a title.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I think you know that.

Uncovered by Death won the 2013 QSQ for Best Chaptered Next Generation Story. Thank you very much.

Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 08/06/13 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16 ~ The Widow

Wow - this is getting really exciting!! Can't wait for the solution to the mystery. Please don't keep us waiting too long!

Author's Response: Sorry, I stopped writing because I wanted to finish something else, but I'm starting the next chapter now and hope this will all be finished by September. Thank you for the review ~Carole~

Dangerous Liaisons by eternalangel

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It was a dangerous game she was playing; Dorcas Meadowes knew it, but the exhilaration of it all was a tantalizing addiction.

This is eternalangel of Ravenclaw wriitng for the Valentine Cotillion.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/23/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great story!!

Author's Response: Thank you.

The Walnut Tree by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: When Charity Burbage became the Muggle Studies professor, she was looking for a new life, safe in the enclave of Hogwarts.

She certainly wasn't looking for love.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the Second Great Hall Cotillion.

Thank you, Natalie, (hestiajones) for an on the hoof beta job.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 01/26/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 ~ Proverbs

Very promising first chapter! Hope you upodate soon! Also it shows that even Muggles can profit from Muggle Studies - I'd never heard that proverb before . . . ;-)

Author's Response: I hope to update next week. I heard that proverb a few years ago in a TV programme called Foyles War and it's stuck with me ever since. I was waiting for a story to use it in. Thank you for reading and reviewing. ~Carole~

The Longest Start by HalfASlug

Rated: Professors •
Summary: It's the longest start but the end's not too far away... It took Ron and Hermione years to finally get together but after just eighteen months everything is starting to crumble around them.
Reviewer: Snorkack Signed
Date: 02/19/13 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

I'm really looking forward to this fic, I hope you update soon! I really loved Seven Simple Years and this looks like more of the same, so - keep up the good work!!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing! It's already all written so it shouldn't take too long to update. Just got to do a bit of editing. I'm glad you liked SSY! This will be pretty different but hopefully you'll still enjoy it :)