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12/14/08




Hello, there. I'm Minna. I hail from sunny (muggy, sticky) Florida. I'm a Hufflepuff over on the Beta Boards, and I write fiction and poetry on here, as well as making graphics over on the boards. I have been audiofic'd, won a few QSQs, even finally managed to place higher than third in a few challenges, which took several years of membership to happen, but by far the strangest thing that's happened on here is that I seem to be (as of this writing, Oct 2014) on the Top Ten Most Prolific Authors list on here. Thanks, PA!

Despite that title, I am a very slow writer, and several of my chaptered fics are unlikely to ever be updated and I mostly keep them around just in case. Um, sorry about that. If that kind of thing is going to annoy you too much, perhaps stick to my one-shots and poems.



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Stories by minnabird

Dear Children by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: The poet laments the fate of too many Squibs.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards

The Betrayed by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 1 Reviews
Summary: In the wake of Sirius' arrest, Sirius and Remus must try to deal with the bitter hands dealt them.

The Spark by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 1 Reviews
Summary: Salazar watches his home burn. A prose poem.

Pressing Flowers by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: When Alice could still remember her mother, she always thought of flowers.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Celestina's Songbook: Summer Lovin' by minnabird, Equinox Chick, Karaley Dargen, the opaleye, hestiajones, rachelnotrach, The owl, Nagini Riddle

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 11 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

Slide on in and kick off your shoes. Celestina’s Songbook is back! Here are the hits of the summer season, brought to you by the authors of MNFF.


The Testing Point by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. -C.S. Lewis

June Bagnold comes from a family very focused on success at the Ministry, but she's not so sure she'll be able to fulfill her father's wishes for her, especially with her near-crippling shyness. But she's a seventh year now, and she must face NEWTs and the beginning of life after Hogwarts.

This is minnabird of Hufflepuff writing for Round Three of the 2012 Character Triathlon - Fairy Tale Prompt

It tied for third in its round and has now been nominated for Best General Story in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Fear and Loathing in Florida (Mostly Loathing) by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews 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.

The Tempest by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: A storm bears down on Hogwarts as the Gryffindor-Hufflepuff match draws near.

The Clocks in the House by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Andromeda reflects on her choices, not long after the birth of her daughter.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards

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

The Current by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: They are adrift in a warm sea, a seething ocean of sensation. Fleur/Hermione.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 and 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards


Dumbledore's Army - Still Flying by Karaley Dargen, muggle girl marauder, minnabird, the opaleye

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Life at Hogwarts is all but cheerful under the Carrows' reign. One of the changes that hurts the students worst, some even worse than torture, is the ban on Quidditch. Dumbledore's Army wouldn't be themselves, though, if they didn't find a way to bring some life back to the castle, even if it only lasts a couple of hours. But can even the best of matches wipe away mistrust and resentment?


This story was written by the Incaff Military Athletic Division for the 2011 Quidditch World Cup on the Beta Boards. It won, too! Our alternate was hestiajones.

Many thanks to the referees, who set this wonderfully inspiring prompt that gave us weeks of drabbling-frenzied fun. The prompt for this match was:

"One Last Match: When Harry was on his extended camping trip, I don’t think his thoughts extended much to Quidditch, but for those at Hogwarts it did. Under the new regime, however, the sport was banned. For the pupils at Hogwarts, this became a focal point of rebellion. They decide to play one last match, an inter-house match, in the spirit of Dumbledore’s Army. The two teams will not be from one house but a mixture."


In the Deeps by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Buried beneath the floors of the Ministry lies the Department of Mysteries, engaged in its 'unspeakable' activities.

One man discovers the truth of this descriptor, to his horror.

This poem was inspired by the song 'Severus and Lily' from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II soundtrack.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Advice (The Bogey Man) by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Advice to a child: keep away from werewolves.

Grandmother's Charms by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: A young girl muses on the difference between her Muggle grandmother's charms and her wizarding uncle's.

Death Came Knocking by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Huddled in a cellar, fugitive Muggle-borns wait as Death comes closer...

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills Awards

Time and Tide by minnabird

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 4 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Filius has seen her all his life: the Woman. She has been drifting through time, drawn always towards him, never aging or changing.

She is the one thing he does not question.

Celestina's Songbook: Christmas Edition, Volume 2 by minnabird, Hypatia, minnabird, welshdevondragon, iLuna17, Padfoot11333, Acacia Carter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

Celestina Warbeck takes the stage once again, this time with the world premiere of a Christmas album. This jolly, heartfelt volume will bring the joy of the holiday season to any and all of the listeners of the Wizarding Wireless Network!

 

 

This anthology is a compilation of both the Great Hall's Great Hall-iday Bonus Challenge and Poetry Anyone's December Carol Challenge. Enjoy!


The Best Team in East Anglia by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Every year, the best amateur Quidditch team in Suffolk faces off against the best team in Norfolk in the East Anglia Summer Tournament. Isobel Jones, one of exactly seven young witches and wizards in the tiny town of Eleigh St. Mary in Suffolk, decides that not only is she going to form a team for the tournament, her team is going to win it.

The problem? Well, let's see. One of her seven possible players is an utter klutz at Quidditch. Two others are often too busy with their school Quidditch teams to practice hard during the school year. And then there's just the little matter of getting to the finals, facing up against a team that's won two years running and isn't afraid to play dirty, and getting her team through the game unscathed...

"We'll win," she says. "We're going to prove that we’re the best team in East Anglia.”

People scoff. But her team believes - and that's all that really matters.


The Truth in the Lie by minnabird

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Salazar has never hesitated to do whatever is necessary to achieve an end, but he starts to question his own wisdom when a plan to put Godric out of his lovesick misery goes awry. At least, he tells himself, neither Helga nor Godric will ever know the full story.

Nominated for Best General Story in the 2012 Quicksilver Quills Awards