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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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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!

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.

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.

Hagrid, McGonagall, Dumbledore, Snape: This Christmas

December 8, 2009 Leave a comment

“This Christmas” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. The author is strav.

The fic is divided into four sections, each of them dealing solely with one of the aforementioned characters. I found Minerva’s part to be the weakest of all, mainly because it’s too vague. The author might argue this was intentional. However, McGonagall has never been a particularly sentimental character; her rather dramatic portrayal in this fic makes her look a bit OOC, which is why I believe a deeper explanation on her feelings was necessary.

Hagrid’s section is O.K. It could be better. It lacks something. More emotion, perhaps.

By now you must be wondering why I’m recommending this fic anyway.

Remember, this story has four sections. The first half may not be as good as it could have been, but the second one is engaging enough to win a reader’s heart. I won’t tell you much about it; I’ll let you see for yourselves. All I’ll say is that Albus’ section is lovely and amusing, and that the author saved the best for last by making Severus’ section the final one.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic about Hagrid, McGonagall, Dumbledore and Snape.

Minerva McGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid: Friendship and Memories

December 8, 2009 2 comments

“Friendship and Memories” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Minerva McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid. It’s been written by LisaT.

This is the first gen fic I recommend here, which is too weird if we consider that gen fic is what I love the most as both a writer and reader. This blog and the Harry Potter fandom—especially when it comes to fanfiction—are taking me to unexpected directions … Anyway, I had decided a few days ago that my first gen fic recommendation here would have to be about either Neville or Minerva. In the end, our powerful Headmistress won the battle. ^^

In this fic Minerva doesn’t look like her usually strong self—at first sight at least. The story is set during the time she had to spent in St. Mungos after having been cowardly attacked while trying to defend Hagrid in OotP. Therefore, the Minerva we see here is a physically weakened woman. Her mental strength is there though, as expected.

Yet, this fic also let us see her softer side, thanks to her interactions with an adorable, perfectly in-character Hagrid. In fact, these interactions are the story’s strongest point, as the author handled them skilfully. Lisa did a great job because she managed to build a touching atmosphere without making Minerva look silly or overly dramatic. And did I mention how adorable Hagrid is in this fanfic? 😉

Click here to read this Harry Potter fanfic about McGonagall and Hagrid.

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