I love Harry Potter fan fiction, because it allows my imagination to run free!
I probably could be doing something more productive, but since I love to read and write, and hope to be an author one day, this doesn't seem like a whole waste of time!!!!
I love this site so much. It really let's me challenge my mind and see things in a whole new light.
Go fan fiction!!!!!
EDIT: I am a poetry nut! So watch out for all my poetry and you can even check some of my poetry out on Poetry Anyone? in the Beta Forums, if you are able to get an account. :) Also watch out if you write poetry, too! I am sure to review it, and possibly leave behind a critique!
Since I write so much poetry, I thought I would make a list of my actual stories that are on the archives:
If I Die Young
His Last Descendant
In the Realms of Jealousy
The Autumn Air
A Darker Nightmare
The Ghosts that Follow
Kill It Before It Dies
The Sight of Her
A Christmas Meal of Snow
The Man of Hogsmeade
Set in Silver Stone
Pills and Potions
The Purity of the Turf
Pearls Mean Tears
The Ties That Bind
The Full House
Hot Off the Press
Murder in the Moonlight
I Stood in the Ruins
Questions (tentative title)
Eclipse of the Heart
Lines in the Sand
Here are all my poems (in order of update):
His Only Friend
Negotiation With Death
An Unexpected Turn
The Coffin Brawl
One Sweet Night
Life in Technicolor
The Bice Day
The Day the Music Died
Shades of Grey
The Endless Road
The Foulest Creature
The Lone Sentry
If No One Will Listen
Just a Diary
An Empty Photograph
The Canvas Life
The Sun Sets in Paradise
The Banished Howl
Celestina's Songbook: Summer Lovin'
The Certain Dark
The Cursed Ruin
A Greying View
With Silent Wounds
The Snow Globe
A Wintry Lust
Today I Do Not Want To Be...
A Brief Star
Where is Your Heart
The Black Rose
A Failing Mission
The Darkest Realm
The Seasons Change
In Final Minutes
The Wrong Child
For the Man on the Street
The Silver Doe/The Silver Stag
Red is the color of death
Little Bruno and the Evil Elf
For the Hero
The Frost in Melancholy
It's Christmas Time in Diagon Alley
It Came Upon A Charm So Clear
A Ravenclaw's Blue Christmas
Corpses of the Shadow and the Night
You Just Wink (First Impressions)
Killing Me Softly
Don't Let Me Go
Pax Tecum (Peace Be With You)
The Show Must Go On
A Coming War?
At the Battlefront
No One Can Ever Know
Do you think of me the same?
Into the Forest
A Lesson with Biscuits
The Weird Sisters - B-Sides and Rarities, Vol. 1
A Restless Wait
Dawn (Go Away)
The Weird Sisters - B-Sides and Rarities, Vol. 2
on this side of heaven
Summary: After the final battle, Cho returns to the graveyard where Cedric died to pay tribute and finally say goodbye.
Awwwww! Again, you blow me away with your writing style! It's so sophisticated. Seriously, you should publish all your poetry. (your original stuff, if you have any) I'm positive that your work would sell really well!
Author's Response: Thank you! I would love to publish more of my OF poetry. I am definitely working on it!
Summary: Severus casts his Patronus and remembers the one woman he ever loved...
Oh Natalie, I had to laugh when I read your story notes, considering this isn't your last poem!
Again, beautiful writing. I especially loved the last fragmented bits and the well placed punctuation. It added so much depth to the poem!
I love your work, as always and forever. :D
Summary: Rita Skeeter is an infamous journalist whose "savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations." But was she always like the annoying pest who Harry knows? What about her story? How did she become the Rita Skeeter we all love to hate?
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff House writing for the Untold Story Challenge. It won the challenge, and has been nominated recently for a QSQ in Best General category. :D
Thanks to Fresca (Colores) for betaing! You really helped me give the story a coherent whole. And to Carole (Equinox Chick) too, for the “revenge against the ex” tip. :D
DISCLAIMER: All characters and premises belong to J.K.Rowling. However, the Corner brothers, Simon Rosier and the Thorntons are mine. ;)
Here are a few words and laurels for you: I love your writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was such a perfect way to write Rita! And now, I want to know more about her! Perhaps this needs a sequel? Like, about her various escapades later on.... Why she's banned from Hogwarts... But even if you don't, this story was great! *throws imaginary roses at the imaginary stage* Take a bow, hestiajones!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: THANK YOU! -bows- :)
Summary: Inspired by Lily's gloomy mood on a rainy day, Severus spots the perfect gift to cheer her up. If only he could afford it...
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Sev/Lily forever! *sniff* Why did he have to ruin their good friendship?????
Great job! I really enjoyed reading more about Sev as a child. ;) And I bet that the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts will find that Gobstones set...
Nominated for the 2010 QSQ Awards for Best Poetry!
You tell him Ginny!
Again, a great poem! A sonnet, too, no less! I think this would be a great idea to expand- perhaps some more sonnets following, turn it into an epic poem! Or something worthy of Shakespeare. Not that this isn't already! :) but I know you have a skill with words, and this idea could really expand! Even if you decide not to, it's still a funny, awesome sonnet! :) I totally laughed at the last line, because it captured Ginny's character so well!
Author's Response: Thanks, Nagini :) I'm not sure I'm up to expanding this as I'm happy where it's at but I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Summary: No one needed to die to go to heaven. It was a truth, and Merope Gaunt knew it.
THANKS to the amazing AMANDA (ahattab33) for beta-ing this. You were scintillating. ;)
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for Watching the Mirror final one-shot. This story has just been nominated for QSQs in Best Dark/Angsty and Best History. :D
DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling.
How many times can I read this and still glow over how well it was written????? :) Yes, this is, like, my hundredth review for this story, but it is my favorite, and I just can't stop thinking of how well you captured the emotions! This Fiction made Merope my favorite character! :) Great job!
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!!!! I'm crying, actually crying! Natalie, why did you have to make me cry?
This was beautiful, and it is wrenching at my heart and now I feel cold and light headed and a little miserable, yet happy... How can you have done this to me?
Okay, an automatic favorite, because it's about my favorite characters. I loved, loved, loved how you said that Merope hated the color green, because it's so funny how she viewed it. When I think of green, I think of new life, lushness, but she just saw hatred, darkness, and misery. Instead, she loved yellow, and I love some of your subtle inputs of that color, like when she felt a thousand flowers bursting in her, or when she was glowing... I appreciated that she love the rain, because I do too, but also because he found comfort in it, and peace.
The best line was when she giggled about herself already being dead, and my heart broke into infinitesimal pieces. It's so true! When people leave you, a part of you dies. It's so sad that Merope was so naive, and also that she ruined her life by being so ignorant of what was happening.
I appreciated, too, that she just couldn't stay at the inn because of the name Tom.
Another heart-wrenching moment? The fact that she believed in the fates! That theme throughout really drew it all together, and gave some insight into the character of Merope, who seemed to think that what had happened was directed more by some other force. It was also sad that she felt like her life was finally great when the fates had turned away from her! That was a wonderful unexpected turn.
But what really pulled me was when she was with her baby. No mother should have to tell their child that their sorry... I also found it pleasantly funny that both Tom and Merope had hoped that their child would be famous and celebrated. I know you did that on purpose, because of course, Tom did become famous, rather infamous, but he was also intelligent and handsome.
It's nice to know that Merope was finally at peace, and I hope there is no green where she is, because then her afterlife would be hell!
Again, a beautifully tragic story, and I'm finally calming down- well, my heart is still wildly pounding, but my tears have slowed down, so...
I have a request, Natalie. Would you consider writing about Cecelia's reaction to this entire affair? You know, Tom's Muggle companion. I feel pretty confident that you would do such a story justice.
What a wonderful Story! I'm sure it will haunt my dreams, and my later life when I have my own relationships and children...
Wow, that's probably my longest review ever! Keep up the great work, and please consider writing the Cecilia story!!!!!!!
Nagini Riddle :) :) :)
Summary: The whoosh of a speeding Bludger was followed by the scream of a female voice.
Slytherin Chaser Armis Berkley was knocked off her broom, and she fell through the air.
James Potter, Gryffindor Chaser, gripped his broom and sped towards the falling body, even though he knew he’d never reach her in time.
Severus Snape blanched. Berkley always pestered him in the common room, asking him to help her with Charms homework.
Sirius Orion Black jumped up from his seat as the rest of the spectators did. A single obscene curse escaped his lips.
Peter Pettigrew prayed. Dear God, please don’t…no…no…
Lily Evans gasped as an odd monotonous sound rang in her ears.
Remus John Lupin shuddered involuntarily. DUMBLEDORE!
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the final in the MWPP class on the Beta Boards. This story has just been nominated for a QSQ in the Best Marauder Era category. :D Thanks!
DISCLAIMER: So not J.K.Rowling.
I love all your different perspectives! I especially enjoyed the bit about Lily- maybe you could write a story about her childhood?
Anyways, this was a very moving story. I liked what you said about death, because it's so true- its sudden, and you never know when it will hit. That's why we have to live life like its our last, because nobody wants to have regrets- there's too much torment and guilt involved in that...
Keep up all your awesome work!
Silver Selena Moon and Salazar Scorpio Moon -
Determined and forceful
Emotional and intuitive
Powerful and passionate
Exciting and magnetic
On the dark side....
Jealous and resentful
Compulsive and obsessive
Secretive and obstinate
Destiny Sev Snake -
Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous but reserved
On the dark side....
Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging
Twins spawn from the Dark Lord himself and a daughter of an ex-Death Eater. Together they are the Youngest Death Eaters. Forced into a life because of their heritage but who are they truly? Who are they faithful to, light or dark?
I really enjoyed this story. :) I was really glad that it was, in it's own right, about the trio and didn't mention much about the other golden trio. Your characterization was rather amazing, and I have grown to really like your characters and understand them.
There are a few grammatical and punctuation issues that made me slow down, but it didn't hurt the story. ;)
Great job! I am looking forward to reading more.
Summary: redemption: n. 1. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
The story of Snape's life.
My heart just broke at the last scene! Poor Severus...
This was beautiful, and the prose-like feel was spot on for this piece. :) Very nice!
Nominated for a 2010 QSQ Award!
That repetition! Anaphora is a beautiful thing! I believe you have this somewhere in the Poetry Anyone forum... And I feel so grateful that you dedicated it to us! :) it's a beautiful farewell.
Author's Response: Thanks!
Summary: A night to forget everything else; a night to remember.
Dedicated to Harry/Ginny.
It's nice that you have a wide range of talents in your writing- being able to switch from love, to dark/angsty, to humor, to poetry... I love you, Natalie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work, an I hope to see some new stories in your future. :)
Summary: Harry finally arrives at Godric Hollow, but memories are all he finds.
This was written for the Magic in Music Challenge in Poetry Anyone, and it came SECOND. My chosen piece was Harry and Hermione by Nicholas Hooper (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack).
I don't know how I keep being surprised by your writing, but I am, and it always puts me in awe! I wish, wish, wish I could write as much and as exquisitely as you do! I have to agree that sometimes memories aren't enough, although it is sometimes all we have. It's too bad and somewhat depressing that we can't get those things back, but that's life, and I for one think that perhaps its not as bad as I may feel about it at times.
I want to say that memories, while not tangible, are still sometimes the fuel that keeps me going, so of course, the topic is a little in the gray area, don't you think?
Anyways, great poem! You once again captured those emotions so flawlessly!
Summary: War is looming right outside the door as a mother rocks her child to sleep.
A sonnet written for the Diamond Challenge at PA. My chosen theme was Innocence.
The summary for this poem really caught my eye, and I'm curious- whose the mother? Is she just the general witch mother, or is she an actual character? I imagine her as Lily, personally, but that's probably due to the fact that she sacrificed herself for her baby. Anyways.... Again, your poetry is so beautiful: "the nights grow long as it creeps into day redder and blacker than they ever were..." "strong is the charm, for love's shield is supreme..." these were the best lines!!! The first one really caught me because I never think of the night as red, but it would be, with a war going on, like the phrase "red dawn". What a great way to really allude to what the war has been doing! And then the second line said it all- that love is the greatest magic in the world. That it always triumphs. And isn't that what Dumbledore was trying to tell his students? Lily (and yes, Harry) proved that simple, yet powerfully completing statement with their sacrifices. Even Snape proves a bit of it, even if his love was not quite unconditional. He still was able to give Harry help and aided in saving the Wizarding world.
Wow, I did not expect to get that much out of so few words!
I just reread the last line, and it, too, is really powerful. Sometimes, it is better to be innocent, and I would definitely want my son to stay young and whole...
A great poem. Seriously, you should publish your work! Of course, not the fandom, but if you are so good with words, you should write on other subjects. I know you would do really well. :)
Author's Response: Well, thank you for another GLORIOUS review! :) This was a poem I worked hard on since I'm not really good with structure. I'm so thrilled you liked it. I haven't thought of publishing, but I do have a Tumblr for posting my original poetry. Someday, I might seek out a publisher. :)
I Like a Healthy Breeze Around My Privates, Thanks! by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]
Summary: “Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear this.”
Remember ol’ Archie from GOF? Well, now you’ll know why he refused to give up his flowery gown for a pair of trousers.
Written for the April Fool Challenge at the beta boards. Nominated for a QSQ in the Best Humour category. :D Many thanks to Rachel (lily_evans34) for her help with Latin.
DISCLAIMER: This is not J.K.Rowling, though characters you recognize and story premises belong to her.
Boys will be boys, right?
What a great humorous story! I'm so glad you choose various minor characters to write about, because I get to add this new knowledge to the old! Sometimes, I can't tell the difference between what I read on fan fiction and what I read in the books!
Thanks for taking the time to share your imagination with the rest of the Muggle world. ;)
Author's Response: Boys will be boys! :D I'm happy it made you laugh. Thanks for the review!
How easy it was to break them.
All it took was a smile, a few good conversations, and some daredevilry on your part to take risks and do the impossible.
Perhaps I'd break a few rules, although I cross the line at some point- that final, final point. Still, I loves this short story! It was so sweet, and you managed to catch me once more. What a gift you have!!!!!
Was this Scorpius and Rose? I'm almost positive it is...
Again, great story! You have flair in your writing, and I hope you can eventually reach the one hundredth story! I know you can do it, Natalie!!!
Summary: As Severus Snape looks up at the stars in the sky, he wonders if they can really determine the future.
You felt bad for Snape do you wrote this???? It makes me feel even worse for Snape!!!!!!!!!!! My heart just goes out to him! I think I could forgive someone like Severus for everything he had done, but I suppose it's because I know his thoughts and points of view. How sad that we judge people too soon, or never allow people a second (or third or fourth...) chance. I realize that sometimes we just get annoyed with people when they don't change, but as Severus proved here, he could change! He felt so bad for his actions!
Sigh. I still loved reading this short story. :)
Author's Response: I cried when I watched Snape dying in DH part 2. He might have had his flaws, but he was a very moving character. It was very brave of him to sacrifice so much just to keep Lily's son alive, even though Harry was the proof of Lily's preference of another man. He proves that everyone can change, and he strengthens JKR's messages in the book, that love can conquer anything. I agree with you totally; we shouldn't judge people too soon at all, and a part of me wishes that Lily had given Sev another chance, or had at least tried to remain friends with him. for all we know, Snape might have changed and he wouldn't have told the Prophecy to Voldemort, keeping Lily and James alive in the process.
After I read the DH chapter The Prince's Tale Snape became my favourite character and I just had to write this. I'm sorry that I made you feel bad! The truth is that I can't even tell you how sad I felt while writing this. I wrote this when I was around fifteen, and at that time I felt that it was the most mature story I had written.
Anyway, I'm glad you loved this story! Its such an honour when someone likes your work so much. Thank you for leaving the lovely reviews, hun, I'm enjoying responding to each of them :D
Summary: The wheels that set an event in motion start turning long before the moment itself, but for Severus and Lily, it always seemed the day before what the world saw was when things really changed.
What a beautiful way to write this story! I also like how it was all from his point of view. And it had a sense of melancholy to it that was just so darn gorgeous! I love this story!!!!!!!!!! Perhaps because it was so real and honest, and also because Severus finally tried to come clean.
Summary: At the start of term feast, Severus Snape watches the first years being Sorted with a little more interest than usual, and a little more regret, as he finds one child’s presence brings back too many memories of a woman he once loved…and betrayed. Even if Severus could forgive Harry Potter for who his father was, forgiving him for who his father was not may be harder.
My goodness, no wonder Snape doesn't like Harry!
Loved, loved, loved this story!!!!!!! I can only say that it's sad that Snape can never have the "real" lily....
Summary: It’s a small town; bad news travels fast.
Spinners End was not somewhere Lily Potter had ever had any intention of returning, but then she’d always tended to put others’ needs above her own, and familiar habits are hard to shake when it comes to old friends.
Amazing how Snape is a lot like Voldemort, yet he is the better man! Still, why do people need to be so stubborn? Poor Sev...
I loved this short little story! But it's scary to think that he was a Death Eater by this time. :/ did e know then that he would bring about Lily's death? How tortured and guilty he must feel!
Anyways, I feel like you captured the emotions so well! Keep up your writing. :)