Penname: minnabird [Contact]
Real name: Minna
Member Since: 12/14/08
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Status: Member
Bio:

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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Favorite Stories
 

My Brother's Keeper by lucca4
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary:

A war is raging across the country. Colin Creevey is ready to fight, while his brother Dennis is in hiding with other Muggleborn refugees in the London Underground. Both are ready to play their part in a war that will forever change the history of the Wizarding world.

One will not survive. The other will have his life forever changed by the tragedy that befalls his brother.

But this is not a story about death or loss. This is a tale about brotherhood.

Much, much thanks to the absolutely amazing ElenÚ for beta-ing this. Without her, this story would not be. Disclaimer: I don't own any of JKR's stuff.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5006 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/19/11 Updated: 05/23/11


At the End of It by hestiajones
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Life is never smooth between lovers, especially when you wake up with them everyday.

A tiny and fun one-shot featuring Scorpius/Hugo. This is for you, Lea. I really hope you like it!

Thanks to Kara for being my eternal beta-reader. :D

DISCLAIMER: I am not JK Rowling.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1145 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/28/11 Updated: 04/28/11


Jordan by armagod679
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Lee Jordan loves radio, loves reporting, and loves interviewing famous and important people.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1287 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/23/11 Updated: 04/27/11


Summary: Humiliated in front of the entire school by the purple-faced Pomona Sprout, Gilderoy Lockhart plots a grand revenge. His weapon of choice - a goblet full to the brim with steaming cocoa.

But has he underestimated the redoubtable Head of Hufflepuff House?

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw and Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2 - Don't You Dare Prank Me!.

Disclaimer: We are not JK Rowling. If we had been, then there'd be far more stories about the Marauders in print.

This story is dedicated to our flist - especially the lovely Natalie (hestiajones). Enjoy!

Thanks for the on-the-hoof beta job, hestiajones.

Giddling madly, our story has been nominated for a 2011 QSQ for 'Best Darn Story Ever On The Archives' - okay, I mean Best HumoUr.



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 5535 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/11 Updated: 04/14/11


Summary:
When the magical world meets the Muggle world, who do the Auror Office call on?

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (One-Shot) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011


Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 8165 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/11/11 Updated: 04/12/11


The Space Between by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary:

Megan Jones had managed to successfully dodge all the normal pitfalls of adulthood: marriage, children, and the need to impress anyone. She didn't understand why everyone insisted that she was miserable, when she was, in fact, enjoying her current lifestyle.

Who would've thought one night could change everything?



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 2130 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/10/11 Updated: 04/10/11


Summary:

Even the jubilance of a Quidditch Cup could become taxing on Percy's nerves, but it seemed almost cruel when he couldn't even take a shower in peace, despite it being well after midnight.

Driven out of his own dorm and to the prefects' bathroom that he scarcely ever visits, Percy finds that the room hadn't yet been vacated by its prior occupant. 



Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 3528 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/28/11 Updated: 03/28/11


Summary:

Susan Bones had far too much time over the summer to think about her Aunt Amelia's murder, but one of these nights of contemplation gave her inspiration to pay homage to her slain family members from both the First and Second Wizarding Wars..

 

This fic is a giant Happy Birthday to Minna/minnabird. I know you like Susan Bones, so here's hoping I can bring you a smile on your special day. :D



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 2276 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/23/11 Updated: 03/23/11


Whirlwind by hestiajones
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 20]

Summary: "Do you remember me?" he asked.

She did, but she wasn't sure what to feel about a guy who had suddenly reappeared after a decade. But over the next twenty-four hours, her life was going to change, and all because of him.

Written as a birthday present for the too a*****e-for-words Carole/Equinox Chick, who has been a lovely friend and a lovely role model...in more ways than one. Here's hoping you have a great time reading this. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Heartfelt thanks to Kara who I repeatedly harassed on AIM. :D

DISCLAIMER: I am definitely not J.K.Rowling.

Nominated for a QSQ in the Next Gen Category.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse

Word count: 11195 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/20/11 Updated: 03/20/11


Summary: “Muggle-born, eh?” said the first man.

“Not sure,” said Dean. “My dad left my mum when I was a kid. I’ve got no proof he was a wizard, though.”
**

Dean Thomas’ life is a mess. While the Trio were Horcrux-hunting and the Gryffindors were reforming Dumbledore’s Army, he was on the run. Living on his wits, he paired up with Ted Tonks, only to see him killed by Death Eaters.

He spent a year away from Hogwarts dreaming of a day he could return, but as September 1st 1998 approaches, he realises he cannot go back.

There are things he needs to do and a past he needs to discover before he can move on.

** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - The Goblin's Revenge.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 14094 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
03/08/09 Updated: 02/04/11


World Enough, and Time by h_vic
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Past Featured StoryLisa Turpin is a Ravenclaw; she's always been a thinker rather than a doer, but somehow she finds herself fighting for her life and the love of her life all at the same time.

I am h_vic of Hufflepuff and this is my final for Carole's Missing Moments class

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 3665 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/04/11 Updated: 01/06/11


Counting the Ways by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary:

For over four years, Dean Thomas had been sending his polite regrets to his mum, begging off of coming home for Christmas. But when he sensed discord in the most recent letter from his Muggle family, he decided that he needed to stop making excuses and start counting his blessings.

What he found when he got there, however, proved to be more than just a simple family gathering.

 

This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 9883 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/21/10 Updated: 12/21/10


Summary:

Albus Potter had what some would call a fascinating job -- working for the Magical Law Enforcement's intelligence department. But when suspicious activity caused the Ministry to think the infamous Knights of Walpurgis were up to something, their leading expert was called into action.

In disguise and out of his mind, Albus embarked on an impossible task, but when things started turning for the worse, why were his only thoughts about the one person he would hurt along the way?

 

This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Next-Generation Story AND Best Same-Sex Pairing Story



Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 25947 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/06/10 Updated: 12/10/10


What Lies Behind by C_A_Campbell
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 28]

Summary: Past Featured StoryWinner of the 2011 QSQ Award for Best Dark/Angsty One-shot! It is true what they say about your life flashing before your eyes just before you die. As Theodore Nott, Death Eater like his father before him, stands on the battlefield in what is surely Hogwarts and his final hours, he remembers all that lays behind him: his father, the Dark Lord, the one girl he ever loved, and the thing he has forced himself to forget.

But you remember, don't you, Theodore?

Please tell me you remember me.


Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 9871 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/15/10 Updated: 09/17/10


Moon by Northumbrian
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary:
**WINNER in the BEST ORIGINAL CHARACTER (Mark Moon) – Quicksilver Quills Awards 2010.**
Meet Mark Moon, a bailiff in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (Scottish Office). Mark has girl problems, or a problem girl, he isn't certain which. The girl is named Lavender.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 11678 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/22/10 Updated: 08/17/10


All Grown Up by red haired mom
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: It's been twenty years since Harry left Privet Drive. He's back to deliver the news that Dudley's son is a wizard.
Meet Christopher and Lydia, Dudley's son and wife, and find out how Harry breaks the news to them.
The A/U warning is because some people will think it's A/U, but I happen to think it's the way it would happen.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 1487 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/20/10 Updated: 01/25/10


Never Too Late by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Bill Weasley was the coolest, the most accomplished, and in many ways, the wisest among the Weasley siblings. But he also got something which no other Weasley did – a cursed letter sent by a mysterious pen-pal that made his ears shrivel up. This is the story behind that unfortunate incident.



This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the final task of the Winter Character Exploration Class over at the beta-boards.



Thanks to two BRILLIANT GIRLS who made this one-shot possible – Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor), who took care of all the technical errors and saved me from besmirching the Portuguese language, and Carole (Equinox Chick) who rescued me with her feedback on the writing and also with Briticisms.



DISCLAIMER So not J.K.Rowling.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 4533 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/23/10 Updated: 01/24/10


The Cause by Pussycat123
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 276]

Summary: Marty Price works for The Cause, which involves several campaigns and petitions on a weekly basis. It has become common knowledge within Hogwarts that if you see her coming towards you with a clipboard, you should turn and walk the other way. Or perhaps deny all grasp of the English language. And if this isn’t eccentric enough, there’s also her obsessive written observations of four boys in her year, which will one day make a rather interesting book ...

Remus Lupin, meanwhile, has always been a little different, too. Poor, sweet Remus Lupin is, to the casual observer, the picture of a sensible, hard working student. However, he has three friends who have done more for him than anyone knows and they have done this because of his troubled past, troubled present and troubled future. Why the gloominess? Because Remus Lupin just so happens to be a werewolf.

So what could these two possibly have in common? And how can their stories possibly connect?

Runner-up for the 2008 Best Marauder Era QSQ.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 85857 Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/06/07 Updated: 10/28/08


Hearthlinks by Grace has Victory
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 31]

Summary:

Growing up with two stepfamilies, Sally-Anne Perks has all the usual family problems in triplicate. Now her stepmother wants to prevent her attending the Yule Ball. Will this ruin Sally-Anne’s chances of winning her prince? And who has stolen her magic shoe?

This is a response to a challenge to retell a traditional fairy tale with a Hogwarts setting. You might consider that I put a twist in the ending… or you might not.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 48449 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/28/08 Updated: 09/05/08


Seven Thousand Sunsets by FullofLife
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 67]

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhen a fatal disease spreads like wildfire around the Wizarding World, it is up to Rose Weasley to find a cure - with the help of no other than Severus Snape. But working with a man she's fallen in love with is much harder than it sounds.

First Place in the Gauntlet's Sixth Run!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Violence

Word count: 37541 Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/05/08 Updated: 07/14/08


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