Penname: minnabird [Contact]
Real name: Minna
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Hey, all, I'm Minna. I'm a Hufflepuff over on the Beta Boards, as well as a bannerer, poet, draw-er, and drabbler.

For anyone who has gotten into Curiosity, sorry, but I think that story is well and truly dead. I've been debating taking it down off the archives, and I've been unable to quite convince myself to take it down so there it still is.

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Stories by minnabird

The Long Way Back by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Percy has always put his trust in the Ministry, to the detriment of all else. But when does "trust" become "turning a blind eye"?

As the war progresses, Percy begins to have doubts - doubts that will, eventually, lead him back towards his family.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 6618 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/29/11 Updated: 07/04/11


An Artful Dodge by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Elaine Carrick is an apprentice to a magical art restorer. When she is given her first assignment without supervision, things go further awry than she could have guessed: the portrait is stolen right from under her nose. None of the other paintings were touched, and the thief was in and out in a matter of seconds.

Who could possibly have got past both Elaine and the locking spells on the studio undetected?

This story was written for Prompt 1 in the Mysterious May challenge, and it won first place in that category! It was also nominated for two QSQs in 2012 (Best General story and Best OC).

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3378 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/28/11 Updated: 06/30/11


The Lady Hufflepuff by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Much has been made of the rift between Gryffindor and Slytherin and Slytherin's subsequent flight from Hogwarts, but history has all but forgotten the tragic end to that night.

For, when Slytherin left, his faithful lover followed...

Tied for Best Poetry in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards (!!)

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 551 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/13/11 Updated: 06/16/11


Weird and Wonderful Facts by minnabird
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 1]

Summary: It’s been almost a year and a half since the war ended, and life is looking good for Susan Bones. She shares a flat with Hannah Abbott (and occasionally Ernie Macmillan, now Hannah’s boyfriend), plans on applying to train as an advocate soon, and follows no less than five programs faithfully on the WWN. And then things get even better when she falls into a weird but wonderful relationship with a violinist named Robin Chanticleer, a larger-than-life character who reminds her of her favorite radio personalities. In fact, you could probably sum up her life right now with the phrase “weird and wonderful.”

But good things don’t always last forever, and her relationship with Robin, and even Robin himself, are not all they seemed at first. Will she and Robin work things out and live happily ever after, or is their relationship doomed to founder?

This story is a sequel of sorts to Honest to the Bone, but you probably don't need to read Honest to the Bone to understand what's going on so whether you choose to read it first or not is up to you.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 3371 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
05/25/11 Updated: 06/04/11


Flight Song by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

During the second war, many must leave their homes and run for their lives. What must they feel, forced to hide from a government that hates their very existence?

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 194 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/04/11 Updated: 04/06/11


Summary: Past Featured StoryIt’s been seven months since Cyril Cresswell fought in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort, nine months since he learned that the Snatchers had murdered his father, and a full year since he lost the girl he loved.

Only the girl he loved hasn’t been lost to death like his father. She’s still walking and breathing and living in her parents’ house in Ottery St. Catchpole. She hasn’t spoken to him since Christmas Eve last year. She blames him for what she’s lost.

All of this means that for him, Christmas isn’t all that merry and bright this year. He doesn’t plan on celebrating it at all. But when his father appears as a ghost in his room on Christmas Eve, he’s swept along on a journey that may just change things for the better.

Cyril has been nominated for Best OC in the 2011 Quicksilver Quills awards. =D



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity

Word count: 11957 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/17/10 Updated: 03/31/11


Hymn for Defending Hope by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on."

-Albus Dumbledore

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Awards



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 118 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/09/11 Updated: 03/13/11


Honest to the Bone by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Now that Susan has left Hogwarts for good, her mother thinks it’s time that she reconnected with the Muggle relatives whom she has neglected since she started school. Susan decides that her favorite cousin from her childhood, Georgy, is the best place to start.

At first, Susan is nervous and uncertain, but things begin to seem the same as ever, even though it’s been years since the two girls have met up. However, there are still many things that Georgy doesn’t know about Susan’s life.

For once, Susan decides to tell the truth.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity

Word count: 2772 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/01/11 Updated: 03/07/11


The Nundus by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary:

What's your worst nightmare? Inferi? Werewolves? Dementors? How about a giant, black, panther-like creature whose breath poisons the very air you breathe?

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2011 Quicksilver Quill awards.



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 114 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/02/10 Updated: 08/03/10


The Mistake by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Hugh is a scribe living at a wizarding monastery called St Kentigern's Priory. His peaceful life is shattered when Muggles come, seeking his and his brothers' lives for the crime of witchcraft. And during the melee, Hugh makes the worst mistake of his life...

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 1588 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/02/10 Updated: 01/09/10


A Broken Man by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Morgana, a sorceress with a grudge against King Arthur and his sorcerous adviser Merlin, has abducted Sir Lancelot. Meaning to rescue Lancelot, Merlin goes to Morgana. Merlin is confident of his winning out - but Morgana intends to send him away a broken man.

I am Minnabird of Hufflepuff, submitting for the Gift of Gab section of the Bookbasilisk Challenge.

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1997 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/18/09 Updated: 08/21/09


Suddenly a Stranger by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary:

It's about one moment
That moment you think you know where you stand

Lily Evans is a girl with strong opinions about the people around her. There's Severus Snape, a dear friend whose flaws she can overlook. And then there's James Potter, bullying, arrogant archnemesis of her first friend at Hogwarts.

And in that one moment
The things that you're sure of slip from your hand

And then one day, the tables turn, and she suddenly realizes that not only do the people around her change....but that she herself is about to undergo the biggest change of all.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 1568 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/12/09 Updated: 07/19/09


Snow After Fire by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1]

Summary: Rose works at the MacFusty dragon reservation in the Hebrides. Life is as normal as it gets at a dragon reserve until the day she and her employer find a sick dragon.

I am Minnabird of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Third Task Mini-Gauntlet.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5898 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/13/09 Updated: 06/14/09


The Half-Blood Prince by minnabird
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Severus Snape is undoubtedly a man who has had more than his fair share of adversity. And he is also a man twisted by his experiences. What childhood experiences, only hinted at in the memories Harry accidentally saw during Occlumency lessons, helped mold Snape into the Death Eater he later became?

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 1017 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/23/09 Updated: 04/30/09


Tales of Wildwood by minnabird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary:

“I think you’ll like Wildwood....It’s ancient, you know, it was old in Merlin’s time—plenty of history there..."


In Inglewood Forest in Cumbria, England, there stands an ancient house, hidden from Muggle eyes by enchantment. Wildwood Hall, as it is called, is centuries old. Passed down from generation to generation, it has borne witness to many things: love and war, troubles and bliss.

Here are tales of the families who have called it home. Here are tales of Wildwood.

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1559 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
02/16/09 Updated: 02/28/09


Summary:

Every reader of myths knows that Cupid is not always content with spreading love; occasionally he drinks a bit too much, and then he delights in pranks.


Cupid's latest prank is to pair up a former DA member and the son of a Death Eater. Susan Bones and Theodore Nott are both Trainee Healers at St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. The trouble starts when, on the first day of the four-day Valentine's celebration at St. Mungo's, each suddenly starts feeling differently about the other. With the prejudices left over after the war, can they sort everything out?

I am minnabird of Hufflepuff house, and this is my entry for the Cupid Gone Crazy challenge.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 7716 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/20/09 Updated: 02/22/09


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