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Title: To Do, a tale about a tail, with a tail end.
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shiv5468
Characters/Pairings: Hermione Granger/Severus Snape, with appearances by Lucius Malfoy and George Weasley
Genre: Romance/humor
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 10084

This is a witty, witty piece of fiction. There's a bit of "indelicate" humor in here (to quote the fic itself), and the characterization is a great piece of fanon hilarity---a slightly shy, somewhat matured Severus, an annoying Lucius, and an uber-organized Hermione. This is definitely a fic that has you giggling out loud.

Title: Wormwood and Gall
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith
Characters/Pairings: Snape, with appearances by Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Lucius Malfoy
Genre: Gen (dark)
Rating: G
Word Count: 3400

The characterization in this fic is fantastic. Dumbledore is amazingly, perfectly crafty---the supreme chessmaster. McGonagall is earnest as ever, and Lucius Malfoy dangerous as ever. But Snape is the center of this fic, and his arc is wonderful. You can feel the tension in this piece, the swing upwards, the fall. Wonderful.
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Title: Berlin
Fandom: Harry Potter/Petshop of Horrors
Author: [livejournal.com profile] atdelphi
Characters/pairings: Grandpa D/Dumbledore
Rating: G-ish
Word count: ~3500

As strange is it sounds to have a HP/PSoH crossover, it also works incredibly well; the petshop is certainly one which deals in magical creatures. In addition to the novelty factor, though, this is simply well-written and incredibly fun. It features a younger Dumbledore, trying to acquire a certain phoenix from Grandpa D. It's hard to say exactly what emotional resonances the fic finds; only that it does, and that in some ways it's like observing a dream. Well worth the reading time.

Title: Don't Look Back
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author:
[livejournal.com profile] pitry
Characters/pairings: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Lucius Malfoy, Harry Potter; background Hr/R
Rating: PG; warnings of off-screen character death
Word count: 4000

"Wow," was what I thought when I finished this fic. This is a gorgeous piece, surreal, bittersweet, and mysterious. It's a tale of loyalty, and love, and the little stories that make up people's lives. It's also got a beautifully ambiguous ending and is set in a dream-library---what more can one ask for.
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Title: To Find a Safe Place
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Characters: Remus Lupin, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey
Word Count: 977
Summary: Remus is sure that he shouldn't be at Hogwarts. Written for Martine of Ravenclaw over at [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome.

to find a safe place )

Title: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Characters: Sirius Black, Lily Potter, Harry Potter, James Potter
Word Count: 422
Summary: Sirus Black is always glad to be home for Christmas. Written for Chelsea of Ravenclaw over at [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome.

i'll be home for Christmas )


Title: Little Moments of Understanding
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen; romance if you squint.
Rating: G
Characters: Lily Evans, James Potter, Remus Lupin, with a touch of Lily/James
Word Count: 1558
Summary: Lily knows that James Potter is a well-meaning fellow. He's just such an idiot sometimes.
Author’s Note: Written for Kerri for the [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill Christmas fic exchange. The prompt was "when Lily realized that she didn't hate James". This got a bit into privilege and stereotyping, so I hope it's not too heavy for you. I've always thought that wizarding views of Muggles would be very important to Lily, and that it would be difficult for her to date someone who didn't try to really understand the Muggle world.

little moments of understanding )
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Title: Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon
Rating: PG
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Dumbledore's Army
Word Count: 2700

This is another lovely fic from the most recent [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen fest. At this point, I've probably read it a half-dozen times, and I love it each time. It deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, and the rebuilding of the castle. I love how alive the castle is, how Minerva perseveres, how each student's arrival shows how much they have changed (and yet also remained the same) over the years---and how much the teachers and students care about their school.
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Title: Autumn is a Time of Change
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Characters: Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: 2090
Summary: Minerva's birthday is 4 October. Although autumn is thought to be a time of death, it has always been a time of beginnings for Minerva.

autumn is a time of change )

For the Saturday Special challenge at [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill, `the start of fall'.
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Title: Becoming Part of the Pride
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Characters: Luna Lovegood
Word Count: 98
Summary: Luna gathers friends.

becoming part of the pride )

Title: Being a Haiku Distilling the Essence of Lee Jordan's Quidditch Commentary
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Characters: Lee Jordan, Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: 12

being a haiku distilling the essence of Lee Jordan's Quidditch commentary )

For drabble challenge #104 and poetry challenge #77 at [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill; x-posted there.

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