Penname: Oregonian [Contact]
Real name: Vicki
Member Since: 04/13/12
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I'm an American, have been married for "a long time", and have a son and a daughter, so to me the characters are like sons and daughters. I like to study history and science, and I usually don't write (or talk) unless I have something to say, so I tend to be serious. I try to stretch my writing skills by entering challenges and forcing myself to write to prompts that I would otherwise not write, such as romance or vigorous action, and am surprised to discover that it can be done.
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Stories by Oregonian

The Skeletons' Tale by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," wrote Shakespeare. This story arose from a 500-word drabble in a Beta Forum challenge, presenting a character who gained new and startling information about his ancestry and acted upon it. I expanded the drabble into a full story for my Creative Writing class at the local community college, necessarily deleting obvious mentions of magic and changing the characters' names. Thus, Draco, Astoria, and Scorpius Malfoy have disguised themselves as Denis, Aurelie and Silvestre Paridelle, and the Death Eaters are masquerading as Nazis, with a little jiggering of the timeline to accommodate the date difference between the Second Wizarding War and the Second World War.
With its Harry Potter roots thus concealed, the story was well-received by my instructor and classmates; nobody suspected a thing, but you, my readers, will instantly see and understand everything.

Thanks to my instructor and classmates for being my unwitting beta readers. Their comments and suggestions were valuable and improved the story greatly. The story is rated Alternate Universe for the accommodations that had to be made, but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.



Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7970 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/19/14 Updated: 12/19/14


Autumn At The Castle by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary: The 'treat' of autumn's glorious beauty is inevitably follow by the 'trick' of winter's bleak and freezing desolation. Compare this poem with the poem Winter At The Castle, also on my author's page.

Written for Stage Three: Trick Or Treat, of the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race To Hallowe'en.


Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 162 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/18/14 Updated: 12/18/14


Graves by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary: FeatureIn December of 1997, Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow and realizes that they are the end toward which we all are headed.

Written for the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race to Hallowe'en.
Inspired by this fragment of verse:
We do lie beneath the grass
In the moonlight, in the shade
Of the yew-tree. They that pass
Hear us not. We are afraid
They would envy our delight
In our graves by glow-worm light.

”Thomas Beddoes, Dirge

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 116 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/02/14 Updated: 12/02/14


Unexploded Bombs by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Dudley Dursley has just experienced the death of his elderly father Vernon from heart disease, when he receives a letter from beyond the grave, a letter that puts a new light on things. An unsuspected time bomb involving his cousin Harry has been ticking for nineteen years.

This is Vicki of Slytherin House, writing for the Second Annual Terrible Two-Shot Challenge.
A Thank You to Elaine/Islastorm of Gryffindor for looking over the manuscript for me.




Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6272 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/21/14 Updated: 11/22/14


The Ruin by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 1]

Summary: Even in its abandonment and slow disintegration, it retains its power to destroy. This is my Poem #1 entry in the Sixth Annual October Triathlon: Race to Hallowe'en, a sonnet, prompted by this scrap of verse:

Curious, how she tried the window,--
Odd the way she tried the door,--
Wonder just what sort of people
Could have had this house before.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Wraith



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 106 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/17/14 Updated: 11/17/14


Dark Enough To See The Stars by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Scorpius is looking for answers in the constellation that bears his name. He becomes what he was not, and stumbles into Hogwarts' past, thanks to an unexpected arrival from the heavens.

This is Vicki of Slytherin House, writing for the 2014 TV Challenge. This story is also my final exam of "So This Is Romance" Independent Study Class, 2014, at the Mugglenet Fanfiction Beta Boards.



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 23392 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/22/14 Updated: 07/30/14


Searching For The Horcruxes by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary: What was it like for Harry, Ron, and Hermione during that long winter when they roamed through England on their almost hopeless quest? In the Last Line Standing Challenge, we poets were given the final word for each of sixteen lines, and we had to fill in the rest of the poem.

This poem won first place in the Last Line Standing Challenge.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 133 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/21/14 Updated: 06/21/14


And Now... by Oregonian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary: Past Featured StoryMoments after the death of Voldemort, Harry gazes at the corpse of the Dark Lord lying on the floor of the Great Hall and contemplates his own future.


This poem won first place in the Tumblr Challenge

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 205 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/21/14 Updated: 06/21/14


The Crofter and The Snake by Oregonian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: During the perilous school year of 1997-1998, when Muggleborns are on the run and homeschooled students are forced to attend Hogwarts, Tracey Davis just wants to avoid trouble and manage to survive. Her goal is to stay out of harm's way, but in the final night of crisis her courage arises, and she finds so much more than that, from the least expected place in the British Isles.

This is Oregonian of Slytherin House, writing for the Third Annual Great Hall Cotillion.
This story was nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story.


Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 13542 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/13/14 Updated: 04/30/14


Summary: Not only in wars with Death Eaters do we suffer loss. Sometimes everything is just stripped away.

This poem was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 320 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/05/14 Updated: 04/09/14


Narcissa In The Forest by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary: Just a brief moment, but the fate of the wizarding world turns on the actions of one witch and the decision she makes. Narcissa finally takes matters into her own hands.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 710 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/09/14 Updated: 01/11/14


Harry Potter, Holly Tree by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 1]

Summary: Past Featured StoryAs we try to endure that terrible final year, we cling to hope against all hope, keeping faith because we cannot bear the thought of losing faith.

This poem won First Place in the 2013 Carol Challenge.


This poem was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 221 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/07/14 Updated: 01/08/14


The Hogwarts Storm by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: This story reprises an actual event that occurred early in the morning of 15 January 1968. I have taken the liberty of moving the date to 25 December 1967, to coincide with Arthur Weasley's last Christmas at Hogwarts, a date that he will never forget.

This is Oregonian of Slytherin, writing for the 2013 Yuletide Challenge, using the prompt 'Holiday Hell'.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 8136 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/22/13 Updated: 12/22/13


Summary: JK Rowling has told us that members of the wizarding community do not suffer from the same physical maladies as do Muggles. But in Deathly Hallows she mentions a heart-rending exception.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders

Word count: 374 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/09/13 Updated: 12/11/13


Beloved Son by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: A chance meeting in a graveyard brings the two ends of the tragedy full circle, and ties them together in a knot of completion. Loss never fades, but the remaining pieces can make a new whole again. Rated AU for the assumption that Lily Potter's father was still living at the end of the second wizarding war.

This story won First Place in the Terrible Two-Shot Challenge.

This story was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Awards: Best Non-Canon Romance and Best Alternate Universe.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 9803 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/20/13 Updated: 11/02/13


The Hourglasses by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThey have existed for centuries, seeing generations of students. What have they learned that we need to know?

This poem won Second Place in the 2013 Aisling Challenge.

This poem was nominated for the 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 453 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/29/13 Updated: 09/30/13


Greenhouse Seven by Oregonian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: In his tumultuous seventh year, Neville thought he had found his life's direction. But the shadow of war covers and changes everything even in Greenhouse Seven.

Written as my Final Exam in the 2013 Missing Moments Class.


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5027 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/13/13 Updated: 08/16/13


The Reinvented Self by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThere is a reason why Vernon Dursley is the way he is, but he hopes no one will ever find out.

This poem took Third Place in the We Are Poets Challenge.


Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 433 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/26/13 Updated: 08/02/13


Winter at the Castle by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: The winter solstice, the shortest, harshest days of the year. Would you have wanted to live there?

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 157 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/03/13 Updated: 06/04/13


Renewal by Oregonian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: The Hogwarts teachers are facing the first school year after the Battle of Hogwarts. How can they help the students, and the whole community, heal? What will it take to feel as if the world is back to normal?

Categories: Milestone Celebrations Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2883 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/22/13 Updated: 03/27/13


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