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Harry Potter Fic: Elvis Presley’s Magic

May 7, 2010 2 comments

Elvis Presley’s Magic is a Harry Potter fanfic written by sibyllevance.

This G-rated short story deals with a famous Muggle who isn’t really a Muggle.

The author says: “I had a bit too much fun with this.” As a reader, I can say I had a lot of fun with the fic too. It’s short, but sibyllevance does a good job in conveying all we need to know about the character’s life as a wizard in a few paragraphs. It hardly looks like a first fic, much less one written for a 30-minute challenge.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic starring an unusual character.

Updated on July 26th, 2010: Here’s an alternative link to Elvis Presley’s Magic. Many thanks to Sibylle for letting me know about it!

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Narcissa Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy: Torn Lace

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

“Torn Lace” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy. It’s been written by lar-laughs.

In this story, Narcissa expects an apology from Lucius while she prepares herself for Draco’s third birthday party.

Despite the ship, I’d say this is really a gen fic. Romance is certainly not the focus here—and the fic is much better off without it. Lucius’ characterisation is spot-on, Draco’s first words are priceless (despite their intrinsic cruelty) and Narcissa’s tribulations and feelings are well written, making it hard not to sympathise with her.

Read this HP fic starring Narcissa and Lucius.

Charlie Weasley/Nymphadora Tonks: Squeezing Something In Before the Holidays

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

“Squeezing Something In Before the Holidays” is a HP het fic starring Charlie Weasley and Tonks. It’s been written by florahart.

This is pure PWP fun. Charlie and Tonks have sex in an empty classroom and make plans for more encounters.

I can’t believe I had never recommended any fics about Tonks before! I like her so much! Especially when ficwriters portray her like the author of this story did: bold, charming and fun. It’s not that Charlie isn’t an interesting character in his own right, but this fic wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is if his partner wasn’t my dear Nymphadora.

Only one complaint: the couple’s plans for the next day made me so curious that now I want to kill florahart for not having described the execution of said plans. 😛

Click here to read this fanfic featuring Nympahdora Tonks and Charlie Weasley.

Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange: Silene Noctiflora

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

“Silene Noctiflora” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Narcissa (not yet Malfoy) and Bellatrix (not yet Lestrange). It’s been written by Diabólica.

This story is told from eight-year-old Narcissa Black’s POV. She finds herself helping Bellatrix put a questionable plan into practice.

Most dark fics out there are mere exercises in exhibitionism (“Should it be dark? Then I’ll have this male character rape her, vomit on her, pee on her and everyone will sympathyse with him and think this fic is super dark, and I’ll look like a fanfiction superstar!”). Not this one; it’s a genuinely dark story. Yes, it does contain violence—hence the rating—but the author clearly didn’t write it just because she could. Most importantly: unlike many dark fic writers, Diabólica does *not* try to induce us readers to view the characers’ twisted actions as somewhat justifiable. Their misdeeds are what they are.

The fic is very well-written. I love little Narcissa’s voice. The plot and the characters are entirely believable; except for the magic, this could be a real story about real people and their real cruelty.

Click here now to read this dark fic about Narcissa and Bellatrix.

Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Malfoy: Mating Games

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

“Mating Games” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and written by snapesgirl_62.

In this story, Narcissa wants to not only get pregnant, but also fulfil her fantasies involving her husband’s long hair.

There’s an old-fashioned flavour to Lucius and Narcissa’s relationship that makes this story strangely charming. They definitely don’t look like a couple from the second half of the 20th century—and if they did, perhaps this fic wouldn’t be so pleasing to the eyes.

The sexy scenes are great. The author proved that kinky stories do not have to be gross to engage the readers.

Click here to read this fic about Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy.

Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange: Won’t Realise I’m Gone

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment

“Won’t Realise I’m Gone” is a Harry Potter fanfic about the sisters Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange. The author will be given credit here as soon as his/her name is revealed.

This family drama shows Narcissa’s continuous visits to Bellatrix, who’s imprisoned at Azkaban and gets worse and worse as the months go by.

The author did a great job on this fic, because s/he kept Bellatrix strictly in character—which means, among other things, that she’s still a cruel Muggle hater—and yet managed to build an essentially humane story.

Although one might argue that a person like Bellatix doesn’t deserve to be cared for, it’s hard not to relate to Narcissa’s feelings towards her sister. That’s where the strength of this fic lies: it’s a beautiful tale about sisterly love in spite of the fact it deals with villains.

Click here to read this fanfic featuring Bellatrix and Narcissa.

Minerva McGonagall/Rita Skeeter: Truth Beyond

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment

“Truth Beyond” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Minerva McGonagall and Rita Skeeter. It’s been written by Kelly Chambliss.

This fic reveals a hidden world inside the Wizarding World; we get to know it through the eyes of both Minerva and Rita.

It’s a most enthralling story. It reads much like an invitation to a secret club, and of course, once you get in you can’t stop until you’ve fully explored every single bit of it.

The characterisations are entirely convincing. You’ll never have a doubt you’re reading a story about McGonagall and Skeeter.

There are a few OFCs (original female characters) in this fic. Fortunately, they aren’t there to overshadow the canonical ladies, but rather to serve the plot’s purposes, as it should always be. More power to Kelly for that.

Click here to read this gripping fanfic about Rita Skeeter and Minerva McGonagall.

Severus Snape: Hansel and Gretel

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

“Hansel and Gretel” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Severus Snape. The author is Janus, who’s also written previously recommended Parody Denied.

The story shows how Snape, still a child in a Muggle school, reacts to a famous fairy tale.

That may look like a quite ordinary plot, but the way Janus plays with it makes the fic charming and funny. As you read it, you’ll realise that if you were in Snape’s place, chances are you’d behave in a similar fashion.

Read this ficlet about Severus Snape’s childhood.

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