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04/13/12




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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This Year Will Be Different by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: "The only thing I wanted was for Tom Riddle to be gone forever. I thought that when he died, everything would be easy again. But it's just becoming more and more complicated."
In her final year at Hogwarts, sharing the Head position with Dean Thomas, Hermione realizes that there is no simple way past the events of the war, for her or anyone else. Recovery is not automatic — it must be worked for.

A Christmas 1998 story for Jingle Spells: A Festive Challenge in the Great Hall


The Thestrals Go To London by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 0 Reviews
Summary: Believing that Sirius was in danger at the Department of Mysteries, Harry Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and Luna rode on thestrals to London and abandoned the beasts on a side street outside the telephone-booth entrance to the Ministry of Magic. What happened to the thestrals then? A Missing Moment from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The First Autumn by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 0 Reviews
Summary: Helga and her fellow teachers have gambled everything on a radical idea — the establishment of a school. Now comes the moment of truth. Will it succeed?

That Morning by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Vernon Dursley was mystified to observe the wizarding world rejoicing on the morning of November 1, 1981. Who were "those people" and why were they so happy? But one old lady, Doris Crockford (remember her?), saw the momentous events from two very different perspectives.

Maggots by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: During the nightmarish year when Professor Snape is Headmaster of Hogwarts and the Professors Carrow conduct their reign of terror, the annual Hallowe'en feast, once a source of innocent fun, becomes an evening of horror. Is it really a prediction of an unimaginable future? Nothing can be depended upon anymore.

Not Really Alone by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: A Christmas tale of a Diagon Alley shopkeeper, his junk shop of secondhand goods, his customers down on their luck, an old man who dies alone, an assistant who makes a difference, and an unexpected Christmas gift.

What The Thestrals Did by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, everyone had their tale to tell, some stories well known and widely repeated, and others so obscure that they have never been told. Until now.


Carried In My Heart by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It's the final year before the Battle of Hogwarts, and Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbott are forced to grow in ways they had not expected, in order to protect themselves and their fellow Hufflepuffs from the evil that has permeated Hogwarts. Read about how they manage to change to meet the challenges of the dire times.

Written for the February 2016 Doomed Ships Ficathon on the Beta Forums

Good King Ragnuk by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Ragnuk, King of the Goblins and master silversmith, forged a sword for Godric Gryffindor in the eleventh century. Here is the story of that complex business deal.

Written to the prompt of Good King Wenceslas for the 2015 Carol Challenge in the Great Hall. This poem was awarded First Place.


The Lethifold by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 1 Reviews
Summary: A magical horror of the tropical world consumes its final victim. Inspired by Newt Scamander's famous textbook.

Winner of Stage Three: A Monster Calls, of the Seventh Annual October Triathlon: Race To Hallowe'en, in the Great Hall.

2016 Quicksilver Quill Award -- Best Poetry

The Friar's Unexpected Army by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: The Fat Friar rises above himself on the eve of battle and reaches out to allies in a way never before dreamed of. Who would have guessed they could understand?

A Missing Moment from the Battle of Hogwarts

Written for the Ghost Writer Challenge in the Great Hall

Nominated for 2016 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story

Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: During the witch hunts of of medieval and Renaissance times, an accused witch finds refuge at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, too late to save her life, but perhaps, in the end, not too late at all.

This story was awarded Second Place in the 2015 Ghost Writers Challenge in The Great Hall.

Nominated for 2016 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General (Historical) Story

Light of the Lonely Wizard's Heart by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 1 Reviews
Summary: As the morning approaches on May 2, the embattled defenders of Hogwarts staunchly maintain their hope. They know that Harry will not fail them.

This poem was awarded First Place in The Carol Challenge of December 2014, in which standard Christmas songs and hymns are rewritten for the Potterverse. Google Light of the Lonely Pilgrim's Heart to see the original which inspired this poem.


Molly Weasley's Apple Dumplings by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 1 Reviews
Summary: Molly has studied history and knows the old stories, but she also knows what is really worthwhile in life.

Early, Early Spring: Professor Sinistra Reflects by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: I didn't know much about Professor Sinistra, the Astronomy Professor, until I wrote her last summer in my story Dark Enough To See The Stars. This poem shows a more personal side of her, even as she references her astronomical knowledge every day. This poem is part of my series (Winter At The Castle, Autumn At The Castle) describing castle life in all the seasons of the year, using various poetic styles. Did Professor Sinistra have a brother? Well, now she does.

Winner of 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best Poetry


Waning by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: The light and warmth are waning as winter approaches. What that implies depends on who and where you are.

Written for the 2014 Independent Study Poetry Class on the Beta Forums.

Helpless by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: With Lord Voldemort firmly established at Malfoy Manor, and terror pervading everything, Narcissa feels trapped, with no way out of the nightmare. She cannot foresee the turn that fate will take.

Written for the 2014 Independent Study Poetry Class.


Tiny Animals by Oregonian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 7 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It's Harry's final Christmas at the house on Privet Drive, and an unexpected guest arrives at dinnertime, but nothing can change the terrible dynamics inside these walls, and the miracle is still seven months away.

Co-winner of the 2015 Quicksilver Quill Award, Best General Story

The Skeletons' Tale by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
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.


Autumn At The Castle by Oregonian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
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.