Summary: Cadmus Peverell was given a rare gift, but its terrible powers have ruined him. The Resurrection Stone that altered this man’s life forever has been passed down through the generations, always accompanied with a grim warning. Now it has changed hands from Marvolo Gaunt to his dejected daughter, Merope, who has no idea of the horrors this tiny object can generate. She can’t resist the temptation to use it, yet the results are unexpected. What will happen when Merope attempts to alter Fate? (Slight AU because the behavior of people brought back to life by the Stone is a bit different than in canon. Also note harsh language in chapter 2.)
Winner of the Summer Challenge: Hallows!
Summary: Severus, Lily and James have been reincarnated ... born again into this life as Severn, Lillian and Jamie. The unresolved passions in their previous lives has drawn them together once more. Will Severn win Lillian this time or will Fate play out the same way again? (Rated 3rd-5th years but could change later in the story.)
Summary: It’s a new year and the Sorting Hat has been much very bored. Now it’s time to show off what a year’s worth of free time will do as the Sorting Ceremony is about to begin!
Second Place Winner of the Summer Challenges: Extra Credit
Summary: Charity Burbage has just received a degree in Wizarding Education and is ready to change the world one student at a a time. But first she must interview successfully and begin planning for next year’s classes!
Submitted for the Summer Challenges: Educational Decree by Gigi of Ravenclaw
Summary: It’s Harry’s first Christmas Eve and the Potters are content. The only thing missing is a Christmas card from Severus, and reconciliation between the two most important men in Lily’s life.
Submitted for the Winter Tales Challenges: By The Fireside by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Summary: In the wake of the final battle, Ron is murdered and Hermione’s life is torn to pieces. When she finds out that Ron left her something before he died, her world turns upside down. Now she and Harry find temporary comfort in a flawed love that was never meant to be, and therefore could never last.
Summary: When a Dementor threatens one of her friends, Luna is compelled to produce her Patronus in defense. Guiding her through the daunting task is the good advice, mark of faith, and eternal love that only a mother could provide.
Submitted for the June One-Shot Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Harry's reflections on the woe wrought by the death of his two friends and his vow to avenge their deaths, in the form of a Shakespearean monologue.
Summary: A Villanelle-ish poem regarding the epic battle between Harry and Voldemort.
Summary: All Hallow's Eve was the night that changed Harry's life forever, and every year it returns to vex him.
Entered for the Rondeau Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Jocunda Sykes
Born 1915 in Derbyshire, England. Currently calls the United States her home.
Jocunda Sykes’ life was not her own – ruled by rigid social institution and overbearing parents – but she was determined to get it back. As the first person ever to attempt this trip and survive, Jocunda not only gained fame for flying across the Atlantic on a broomstick, but also earned her freedom and respect as a woman.
Entered for the Wizard Card Spring Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Of the seven deadliest sins, Ron suffers greatest from envy.
Winner of the Character Petrarchan Sonnet Challenge!
Summary: Go inside Harry's mind as he deals with the recent death of his godfather, Sirius. (Character Death warning is only precaution, based on the subject matter.)
Summary: Written in a series of Limerick-style stanzas, this poem explores what life was like for Severus growing up, details his experiences at Hogwarts, and expresses my genuine belief and deepest hope that we will one day learn of his true innocence.
Summary: Harry's life has been nothing but violence, pain, and loss, but through it all he has remained brave and determined to defeat evil. His war is not over yet.
Submitted for the Ballad Challenge.
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Summary: During the construction of Hogwarts, the founders are all doing their part to create the first school of its kind. Everyone except Salazar Slytherin, that is. When Godric dreams of the nightmarish project Salazar is undertaking, it is up to him to set things straight. Warning: This story does not completely comply with canon, merely to explore possible alternative reasons for Slytherin's departure from Hogwarts.
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Challenge Prompt: Dreams
Summary: Ron had always loved Hermione but could barely manage enough courage to tell her. Looking back on his life, he knows he should have done more when he had the chance. One-shot.
Summary: Neville was never very brave when it came to girls. Will he overcome his fear of Ron's disapproval and dread of rejection to finally admit his feelings for Ginny? Spin-off of my Harry/Ron story, Valentine's Surprise.
Summary: Harry is troubled in the middle of the night by strangeness happening all around him. He dreams of a world that is blissfully and completely devoid of evil, but at the same time it's creepy and disturbing. Harry battles with accepting "the way things are" and does his best to counter everything this supposed dream has told him to be true. Is it just him, or has the whole world gone mad?
Summary: Lily Evans was the only woman Severus Snape ever loved. During school she was the only person for whom he felt anything other than contempt, but leave it to James Potter to crush his dreams of ever having her. Now, when he is shocked to be invited to their wedding, what decision will he make? Will he stay isolated in the shadows of his despair, or use the opportunity as a chance to say goodbye?