Story of the Month as chosen by the entire site.
When Finlay Blishwick returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year, he expects his entitled life alongside Tom Riddle to continue as it always has. They are even tasked with finding Henry Potter's illegitimate child for Grindelwald. What Finn doesn't expect, however, is how short the fall from grace really is, and that it leads straight into the arms of dynamic Hufflepuff Brindley McCroy.
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A witch hides from the society that shunned her for being a muggleborn...and a slytherin. That is until two broken men, fighting on opposite sides of a war, give her no option but to return to the wizarding world. Magic hasn't managed to convince Clara that she belongs, but friends are more persuasive than any sort of spell.
FROGS 2019 3rd Place: Best Long Form Romance
Some people, they're important. They're born with destinies, courage, bravery. They have tasks to accomplish. Vital things, like saving the world. But some people... Some people slip through the cracks. For them, it takes everything they have just to save themselves.
Book 2 in the "Gravel on the Ground" series.
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We were meant to be friends, Remus. You know it, as well as I do.
Two children who grew up together. Two boys struggling on their paths towards adulthood. Two men faced with darkness too thick for them to get through.
A Peter/Remus story.
Set in the All the truth about Jimmy Portman's universe.
Hufflepuff Story of the Month - November 2016
Sitewide Story of the Month - January 2017
Golden Chalices Awards 2017 Runner Up - Best Drama
Golden Chalices Awards 2017 Winner - Best Minor Canon Character
FROGS 2017 Nomination - Best Marauders Era
FROGS 2017 Nomination - Best Minor Canon Character
FROGS 2018 Winner - Best Minor Canon Character
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Chloe is content with her quiet life amid her Muggle parents' fear of magic. But after suffering a brutal attack at the hands of would-be Death Eaters, Chloe is thrust into a world both exhilarating and terrifying. Marlene McKinnon and her friends, the Marauders, are rule-breakers. They leave laughter and chaos in their wake. They are everything that Chloe thought she never wanted, least of all Sirius Black: cavalier, reckless and so strangely alluring. As the years pass, Chloe's infatuation with Marlene and Sirius forces her to question where her loyalties lie in the shadow of a rising war.
Golden Chalice Awards - Best Drama, Best Original Character
How hard can it be to pretend to be in love?
Violet Armstrong's life has been going well. She only has one problem: her judgemetnal older sister is getting married. In a moment of panic, Violet says she will bring the guy she’s seeing to the wedding. But there is no boyfriend. She hasn’t been on a date in months.
With the help of her best friend, she gets back in contact with an old acquaintance. Jon Summers is tall, handsome, and successful. He looks good on paper, but Violet is reluctant since he spent their school years getting on her nerves. Even so, he’s her best option as a date.
All they have to do is pretend to be dating over the course of Stella’s wedding weekend. Then they can move on. That is, if they stick to the plan…
Even villains deserve a break.
For 'The Parody Challenge'
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If being away from Dean was making his dreams this bad and his feelings so strong, maybe living with Dean would make them both go away. They could go back to before, when things were easy and Seamus wasn’t one spark away from an explosion.
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Winner of the 2018 FROGS award for best use of a major character!
Lily and Petunia were more than sisters; they were best friends.
And then, they weren't
A series of one shots about Lily and Petunia over the years.
Three times Alicia kissed a boy, and one time she didn't.
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It is 1998 and the nation is at war, fallen to the Dark Lord's control. Astoria Greengrass, as the daughter of Voldemort's own chief spy, must navigate rebel societies, Pureblood expectations, and Draco Malfoy - who, with the revelation of one small secret, could send her world crashing down.
Is destiny determined by Chance or Choice?
If it is a bit of both, then, the story began years before that fateful Halloween night. It began before the Prophesy was made. It began when a small, puny boy chanced upon a bright, cheerful young girl.
Once Upon The Marauders: The Untold Story of their journey through seven years at Hogwarts.
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2017 Golden Chalice Award Winner: Best Description; Hufflepuff December 2016 Story of the Month
Inspired by You Don't Own Me by Lesley Gore for toomanycurls' challenge
I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please
- A Hannah Abbott Story -
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People didn't laugh any more, at least not in front of Sirius. Sirius craved to laugh again but the sound just wouldn't come.
Sirius Black/Caradoc Dearborn
3rd place in poppunkpadfoot's sirius black is gay challenge | HPFT's Story of the Month (March 2018)
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Alba Williamson is a cross-word loving Ravenclaw in her seventh year at Hogwarts. Pity is her nemisis, and pride is her guiding light. Determined to keep her head up through thick and thin, she struggles with the challenges of cerebral palsy. Though her best friend James helps as much as he can, things are sure to change with the Triwizard Tournament right around the corner.
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After Fred's death and a series of mishaps, Josephine finds herself posing as Fred's former girlfriend for just one night to help the Weasley's move on. But when she grows attached to the warmth of having a family again, she finds herself unable to walk away and forced instead to live life in her lie.
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A sweet monster who feeds on happiness lives beneath the surface of Dolor Lake.
A story about the depression that follows a happy manic.
2018 MFWHATA Winner -- "Most Deadly Fangs" [Best Dark/Horror]
July 2018 Sitewide Story of the Month
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An incomplete collection of letters and Ministry memorandums sent to and from the Office of Unspeakable Relations on October 5th, 1998.
[or] In which bureaucracy goes very, very wrong.
Plans for The Azkaban Project began during Voldemort’s reign. With the allegiance of the dementors in question, Azkaban’s current order of operation was no longer viable. Combining their most innovative studies in Space, Time, and Thought, the Department of Mysteries forged a new prison experiment. But what they thought they could control, soon began to control them.
F.R.O.G.S. 2019 - Second Place for Most Original Story
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“Hello?” Kwai Sim says.
There’s a rustle at the other end, the plastic-pop of interference. Nobody answers, but the line is still holding.
Her heartbeat leaps to a frenetic pace before she even realises why.
“Daniel? Ah Khim? Is that you?” she says, very carefully. If she doesn’t say his name right, or with enough caution, it might not be him. Just her imagination, tricking the name off her tongue.
A series of conversations between two people.
For the Prefects' Celebration Challenge
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James may not believe in love at first sight, but he’s beginning to think there may be some merit in love at first sip.
December 2018 Sitewide SotM
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People may seem fine on the outside, but you never know what someone is truly dealing with underneath it all. So always remember to let your light shine in the darkness for those around you, even when you yourself may not feel as though you have the energy to carry the flame. You never know when a simple smile, compliment, or kind gesture in general can make someone else's day...
This piece is to all of my friends, family, and acquaintances.