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Peter Pettigrew: The easiest decision of your life

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

“The easiest decision of your life” is a Harry Potter drabble starring Peter Pettigrew. The author is Ayla Pascal.

This very believable character study, written in second person, captures Peter’s essence perfectly. It’s a great example of accurate characterisation achieved in a few words. So I recommend that you click here and read this HP drabble now.

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Neville Longbottom/Pomona Sprout: Immortal Beloved

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

“Immortal Beloved” is a Harry Potter drabble featuring Neville and Sprout. The author is ellensmithee.

Months ago I mentioned here that I’m not overly fond of drabbles. This statement was included in a rec for a drabble starring Snape and… Sprout. Talk about nice coincidences! Anyway, if there were more drabbles like “Immortal Beloved” out there, you’d see me flooding this blog with drabble recs. I won’t say more; just go and read this HP fic.

Luna Lovegood: Dear Mother

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment

“Dear Mother” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Luna Lovegood. The author is rosehiptea.

In this fic, Luna writes a letter about her upcoming wedding to Rolf Scamander. The letter’s recipient? Her mother.

The author managed to write a sentimental yet saccharine-free ficlet. Luna’s characterisation is perfect. Her marriage to that name-only bloke is one the things I hate the most about interview!canon, but I decided to brush this issue aside this time. Although I still hate the idea, in this particular story it works.

Read this short fic about Luna Lovegood.

Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall: Threshold

January 3, 2010 Leave a comment

“Threshold” is a Harry Potter ficlet featuring Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape. The author is Kelly Chambliss.

This story deals with a certain Hogmanay routine that the characters develop over the years.

I have more than a soft spot for Minerva/Severus fics and this one is highly satisfying. You can feel the intimacy between the professors; it’s easy to see they understand each other. It takes Kelly only a few paragraphs to convey all we need to know about Severus and Minerva’s relationship, while keeping them strictly in character.

Click here to read this fanfic about Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall.

Alice Longbottom: Futile

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

“Futile” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Alice Longbottom. The fic’s author is Kehlen Crow.

In this story, we see some glimpses of Alice’s chaotic thoughts and sensations.

The fic is credible; it makes you feel as if you’re inside Alice’s mind while she struggles to find some sense in the world around her. The author cleverly uses Neville’s visits to his mother as a device to show us the passage of time.

Click here to read this short fic about Alice Longbottom.

Neville Longbottom: At Peace

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

“At Peace” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Neville Longbottom. It’s been written by angela_snape.

In a few words, the author tells a poignant story about Neville and his loved ones. It’s worth noting that a single sentence is enough for angela_snape to show us that the youngest Longbottom has made some progress, but still retains part of his old traits. This is how a good drabble is supposed to be like.

Click here to read this HP fic about Neville.

Molly Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy: Right Where it Hurts

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

“Right Where it Hurts” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Molly Weasley and Narcissa Malfoy. The author is lar_laughs.

In this story, Molly goes to a party hosted at the Malfoy Manor, only to find herself embarrassed.

I’m reccing this fic because it’s so easy to relate to Molly’s feelings. When I saw how Narcissa found a way to prolong Molly’s torture, I couldn’t help but think: “Urgh! Oh, no!”

Read this HP ficlet about (poor) Molly and (evil) Narcissa.

Hedwig, Harry Potter: Nest

December 25, 2009 Leave a comment

“Nest” is a Harry Potter fanfic written by Lovealwayshopes.

This ficlet is written from Hedwig’s POV. She worries about Harry’s condition as a boy who has no actual home.

I really, really wanted to read a fic featuring Hedwig as its main character. When I found this one, I knew I’d have to recommend it. The protective, maternal Hedwig we see in it is believable and her concerns about Harry do make sense, given his situation.

Even if the idea of an owl-who-can-think doesn’t appeal to you, try and give this story a chance. It’s very short, so it won’t take much of your time. 😉

Click here to read this Harry Potter fanfic starring Hedwig.

Ron Weasley: Father of the Bride

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

“Father of the Bride” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Ron Weasley. We also see his daughter Rose in this story. The fic’s author is greenschist.

The plot isn’t original: Ron is jealous and frustrated because Rose is going to marry Scorpius Malfoy. Yet the author managed to do a good job.

I don’t like Ron, and although he’s supposed to be a mostly comical character, I don’t find him funny in the books, except for a few moments. However, this fanfic is amusing indeed and yes, it’s thanks to Ron, since the story is told from his POV. Kudos to greenschist for having made this otherwise annoying character nearly likeable.

Read this fanfic about Ron Weasley.

Ginny Weasley/Pansy Parkinson: Maiden Voyage

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

“Maiden Voyage” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Ginny Weasley and Pansy parkinson. The author is tania_sings.

In this fic, Ginny feels the inconvenient effects of the Patented Daydreams, much to her embarrassment—and to Pansy’s amusement, it seems.

A nice quick read if you want some humourous femmeslash. It’s also a painless introduction to the Pansy/Ginny ship, in case you aren’t used to seeing these characters in such a context.

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.

Death Eaters, Voldemort: Parody Denied

December 10, 2009 1 comment

“Parody Denied” is a fanfic featuring Bellatrix and Rodolphus Lestrange, Lucius Malfoy, Severus Snape and Voldemort. It’s been written by Janus.

In this ficlet, Bellatrix offers Voldemort a suggestion during a Death Eater party.

I’m not sure about the author’s intentions, i. e., I can’t tell whether this was meant to be a comedy or something else. All I can say is that I found the fic amusing. The third paragraph is priceless!

Read this Harry Potter fanfic starring Voldemort and a few Death Eaters.

Severus Snape/Pomona Sprout: Trapped

December 7, 2009 Leave a comment

“Trapped” is a Harry Potter drabble starring Severus Snape and Pomona Sprout. The author is Celandine Brandybuck.

I’m not overly fond of drabbles, but this one is quite amusing. Celandine successfully gets her message across in a few words, as she manages to put both Snape and Professor Sprout to good use. In the end, I was left wanting to read a bit more on this involuntary (on Snape’s side) pairing.

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