Summary: When James makes a cocky boast that he knows Hogwarts so well he could make his way around it blindfolded, Lily unexpectedly takes his bet. Now, James has to spend twenty-four hours with a magical blindfold on, fumbling his way around the trickiest areas of the school. If he loses, he must publicly announce his failure, admit he’s not really as cool as he thinks he is, and give a large apology to Severus Snape. If he wins, however, he gains the adulated prize of giving one kiss to Lily Evans.
Suddenly, James is very keen for this bet to take place…
As for Lily… well, at first she thought it would be a grand idea to humiliate Potter, and was looking forward to his embarrassing debut. However, as any student who’s attended Hogwarts for longer than a few hours would know, Hogwarts just isn’t that safe… especially not when you’re blind, have a natural affinity for trouble, and your name is James Potter. Somehow, Lily’s been roped in for Potter-sitting, and it’s starting to look like a very, very long twenty-four hours.
Summary: Alone, in a small flat in west London, a young red-headed man contemplates the emptiness of his life and the importance of family. Miserable, lonely and haunted by memories of the past, Percy Weasley grieves for the family he severed from himself. Resolving that if ever there were a time for family to be together, it would be Christmas, Percy sets out on a voyage to reunite the Weasleys.
However, although the journey may seem simple to many, Percy finds himself plagued by doubts, fears and past hurts, and ultimately discovers that sometimes the biggest obstacles encountered on a journey home are those that come from within oneself. As Percy struggles first with depression, then with anger and finally with the deadliest of all sins – pride – the question remains, will he ever find his way back home?
Second Place in the Winter Snows, Prompt 1!
Summary: As a seventh year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hermione Granger has a lot on her mind. There’s NEWT’s to pass, a war to win and a best friend to keep from mortal peril... not to mention a small infatuation with a certain red-head to keep secret.
However, when mysterious messages of affection start to appear, Hermione will discover she has much more to survive than a Dark Lord bent on world domination. As the letters become more intense, Hermione’s bafflement begins to give way to fear and she realises that somebody is stalking her through the halls of Hogwarts.
Now, Hermione finds herself in a terrifying race against the unknown; unmask her admirer, or discover exactly what happens when obsession turns deadly...
... For this is a lethal game of obsession and possession - and there can only be one winner.
Summary: On the eve of Harry Potter's arrival at Hogwarts a solitary woman sits alone in her tower room contemplating the interwoven fabric of destiny and its effect on all the chess pieces of this war.
Overall winner of the Summer challenge!!
Summary: Ever since his father told him about the man in the moon, Remus has never been afriad. He knows the man is up there, high above, watching over him and keeping him from harm. That was his father's promise to him, after all.
But one life-changing night, when the moon is full and bright, high up in the sky, little Remus will discover that some promises, however well intentioned, just arn't meant to be kept.
Summary: When Harry was seven years old, he and Dudley were invited to a costume party by a girl in their class. While Dudley wanted to be a soldier, Harry wanted to dress up as a Wizard. As you can imagine, that went down well.
Summary: Fred and George used to be inseparable. Now Fred is dead, and George, devastated by the loss of his brother, must continue living.
He was one half of a set that was never meant to be separated; a cup without a saucer, a key without a lock.
This is a heartwrenching story about the horrific consequences of war, and the terrible loss it leaves in its wake. Sadly, it is often the people left behind by Death that are damaged the most.
Alone. He had never been alone. As far back as he could remember there had always been two of him. It had never been an ‘I’ or a ‘me’, but always an ‘us’ and a ‘we’.
Told through George's eyes - this is his story.
He was broken now.
Summary: So hungry. There is a cavern inside of me, desolate, empty, and yearning to be filled. Oh, what it must be like, to be complete - to be whole again.
A one-shot delving into the curious psyche of a dementor. This is the scene from Prisoner of Azkaban where Harry and Sirius are being attacked by the oncoming dementors - except this fic is written in the POV of one of those dementors.
I've tried hard to make this particularly strange bunny work, and I hope the result is a success.
Summary: Neville Longbottom has never known his mother. Sometimes though, he stands at the foot of her bed and talks to her, just wishing that someday, somehow, she might talk back.
This is a one-shot of a series of moments in Neville's life as he talks to his mum, about growing up, and learning to fight in a war which is much, much bigger than himself.
Summary: The war is over, Voldemort is dead at last, and the Wizarding World is rejoicing. Hermione, however, doesn't feel like celebrating. Sitting out by the Black Lake one night, she is joined by the most unexpected, but not entirely unwelcome, person.
Summary: Some people say that you can find anything imaginable in Knockturn Alley. In the dark recesses of one shop, a piece of jewelry, which has haunted history for eons, lies hidden. It is a beautiful piece; striking and elegant in every way. Truly, it is a gift any woman would die for.
Winner of the 'Borgin and Burkes' one-shot challenge.