Penname: Calico [Contact]
Real name: Rachel
Member Since: 02/01/08
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The Harry Potters books were a huge part of my childhood, and I hope my stories do them justice.
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Stories by Calico

The Abyss Gazes by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]


“If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Scorpius Malfoy has avoided Althea Burbage – and everyone else at Hogwarts – for five long years. Who, he thinks, would want to be friends with the son of a Death Eater? Certainly not a girl whose aunt was murdered before the eyes of his father and grandfather.

Unfortunately, Thea doesn't seem to agree.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 9279 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
02/10/11 Updated: 04/02/11

The Discovery by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: By their third week at Hogwarts, Fred and George already have a reputation for mischief and mayhem; the only thing standing in the way of perfect pranking is the complexity of the castle itself (not to mention a certain insufferable brother). But when the twins happen upon a piece of magical, mysterious, and ill-mannered parchment, they may end up in rather more trouble than they bargained for. How will those two wily Weasleys earn the trust and unlock the secrets of the Marauders Map?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1629 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
04/07/10 Updated: 04/14/10

Luceafărul by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: On a night soon after Voldemort's destruction, Charlie tells Ginny the legend of Luceafărul. But is it her story as well?

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2366 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/14/09 Updated: 11/28/09

Artemis and Actaeon by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: In James and Lily’s seventh year, everything changes. A war has begun, N.E.W.T.s are approaching, and James is suddenly acting like a whole new person. Lily doesn't know what to think or feel anymore, but it may well be that the events of one moonlit night on the grounds, combined with a dash of Greek mythology, will settle her head and her heart once and for all.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5036 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
01/31/09 Updated: 02/12/09

Challah and Pumpkin Juice by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 119]

Summary: Tzipporah Stein, a Jew living in Vienna, Austria on the eve of WWII, is shocked when she gets a letter telling her she is a witch. The volatile state of Europe as it waits for both a muggle and a wizarding war to begin has prompted Hogwarts to take in students from many countries. How will Tzipporah handle magic, mischief, and even a little romance while trying to be true to her religion and culture at the same time?

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 32994 Chapters: 16 Completed: Yes
02/24/08 Updated: 07/26/08

Freedom by Calico
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: “Grindelvald killed many people, my grandfather, for instance.”
- Viktor Krum, Deathly Hallows p. 148
Viktor's grandfather resists the torments of Nurmengard for as long as he can after he sacrifices himself to save his muggleborn wife and their son. Can he escape Grindelwald's prison, or will he find freedom of another kind?
Inspired by "The Song of the Partisans" by Hersh Glik.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1017 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/27/08 Updated: 05/04/08

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