Yes. Stories have mysteriously vanished. I fiddled, tweaked, rewrote, and several thousand more words later, they were no longer fanfiction, so I sold 'em. Visit Shadowfire Press in late May.
The Severus in Profile series, in order: In the Eyes of Others
Greasy Little Sneak (AU to some of series)
Happy Birthday, Lily Evans
A Flash of Scarlet
The Right Questions
The Amazing and Adaptable, Quick and Accurate, Handy-Dandy Spell-Check Quill
A Different Sort of Peace
The Blue series is alphabetical: Reflecting, Reproachful, Scheming, and (per a request from Masked One) Skies Crossed.
Many thanks to Slian Martreb, Magical Maeve, Poultrygeist, Insecurity, and Ravensgryff for beta-reading, Britpicking, checking my insights on the life of a young professor, and generally letting me know when I am being foolish. I have to throw huge amounts of appreciation to Nat for Brit-law-picking and Andrea for second opinions -- not to mention making sure DSoP makes sense to someone who hasn't read the other brazillion words. A second thanks to the lovely and talented Slian Martreb for story-pimping, review-padding, and putting up with the RatStar! Her author page now includes "Summer Letters," a little something we co-wrote.
I have actually been active on the site lately. Mostly, though, I've been pursuing the elusive dream of real publication (with some small success! Try September 2009 editions of Reflection's Edge, Emerald Tales, and Crossed Genres, or Shadowfire Press) and haven't come back to post on Six Roses or Dumbledore's Delight. I do still intend to finish them. Sometime. Honest.
Summary: Harry reads a bedtime story to his children.
** Contains spoilers for The Tales of Beedle the Bard **
Warnings: Epilogue Regarded, Story Sweeter Than Treacle Tart Embedded
Summary: Family problems derail a young wizard's trip to Greece in the late nineteenth century, and Godric's Hollow feels more than a little too small. However, a stranger in town keeps the world from feeling too far away.
Dumbledore/Grindelwald, with other ships passing in the night.
Summary: In Rowling's books, we see most Sortings yield five boys to each House, and yet there were only four Marauders. What happened to the other one?
This story was submitted for the "You Sorted WHERE?" One-Shot challenge.
Summary: Sirius and Regulus share a holiday moment.
Summary: Lily chose her path, and Severus chose his. However, sometimes paths run together.
Summary: Lillian Howell, sixth year Ravenclaw, is one of Hogwarts' entrants in the Triwizard tournament. She travels to Durmstrang to face conundrums, explore new friendships, and dare that biggest mystery of all -- boys!
This was an entry in the Triwizard challenge by Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw House. Everything and a hamster Animagus may occur within these screens.
Summary: Sometimes the truth is slick, evasive, and hard to capture. And sometimes it's worth catching all the same.
An entry in the November one-shot challenge, in which Severus must give Lily a homemade present and she must kiss him on the cheek, by Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw.
Summary: Different people regard the nonhumans that share their homes in different ways. Though Sirius never felt any affection for Kreacher, his brother Regulus was willing to make sacrifices for his elf.
Written for the "Losing A Loved One" prompt in the Full Moon Challenge, though this is a tale of almost-loss. I am from Ravenclaw House. The title is from p. 197 of Deathly Hallows, 2007, Scholastic, US edition.
Summary: Draco leads the crowd in a round of "Weasley is our King" and ponders Ron's newfound talent on the field.
Summary: Ginny searches for the perfect present for the most difficult man on her list: her husband.
This is a sequel to "A Different Sort of Peace." It would be wise to read that first!
Summary: At some point there had to have been a choice.
The logical place to begin a story is at the point of the first decision. But what if there were no decisions? What if, at every point, there was only one possible act? What if the story simply cannot be told?
Completed (though not posted) entirely pre-DH.
Summary: In the sixth book, "... Harry skimmed through his copy of Advanced Potion-Making and found a heavily corrected Half-Blood Prince's version of "An Elixer to Induce Euphoria..." (p. 474). In those corrections lies another story.
Summary: "If he really is a rat, it won't hurt him," said Remus in PoA. How did he know?
Written for the Peter one-shot challenge, prank prompt, by Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw House. Humor warning.
Summary: "That, Harry, is a matter between Professor Snape and myself." What if Severus had always been a spy and a sneak? What if the real hold that Hogwarts, the Order, and Dumbledore had on him was a secret only three other people know? Dumbledore himself, after all, has his secretive moments. By Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw House for prompt #3.
Summary: Tom Riddle awakens and extends his power, drawing Ginny into the Chamber of Secrets as she draws him into her own secret thoughts.
Summary: Harry and Ginny run into a critical problem one evening as she works at her newest project: fair representation for Azkaban prisoners.
A Post-Hogwarts spinoff to A Different Sort Of Peace.
Summary: The Dumbledore brothers have a colourful history. One is the scholar, the hero, and the Headmaster we all know. The other... Well, there's that story about the goat.
A little Valentine for the Ravenclaws. Warning: this does contain the goat.
Summary: The day after their marriage, Lucius discovers that he and Narcissa have a few too many things in common. The first night, he had discovered they had one too few.
This was written for February's endangered-relationship one-shot challenge.
Summary: Sirius and Peter observe a few moments of holiday cheer with the Order.
Summary: Molly is baking when someone walks into the kitchen at Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place. Christmas may as well last twelve days, right?