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Title: Where They Grow
House: Ravenclaw
Word count: 100
Characters: Hannah Abbott and Susan Bones
A/N: This takes place before the students learn about Thestrals.

The deathcaps that Professor Sprout had sent them to collect grew particularly well in the loamy soil between Hagrid's hut and the Forbidden Forest, thought Hannah. "There's lots over here, Susan."

"Good," said Susan as she walked over, collection basket swinging. "I haven't found any yet."

"There's a bunch by that rock."

"Where? I don't see them."

"For heaven's sake." Hannah reached over to pluck the mushrooms, then grimaced. "Oh, UGH! I guess those invisible horses which pull our carriages have invisible poop, too."

Susan smiled faintly. Apparently Hannah didn't see Thestrals.

Hannah giggled. "Good thing they can't fly, huh?"
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amanuensis1 From: amanuensis1 Date: August 18th, 2003 12:35 pm (UTC) (link!)
Oh, my god. *facepalms*

I can just hear Susan's eyeroll! Whatta hoot!
amanuensis1 From: amanuensis1 Date: August 18th, 2003 12:37 pm (UTC) (link!)
Oh, my god. *facepalms*

I can just hear Susan's eyeroll! Whatta hoot!
thisveryinstant From: thisveryinstant Date: August 18th, 2003 01:00 pm (UTC) (link!)
THIS IS BLOODY BRILLIANT!

i've had to resort to all caps and unnecessary britishisms. you've outdone yourself.
thisveryinstant From: thisveryinstant Date: August 18th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC) (link!)
er...only meant to post this once. oops.
rane_ab From: rane_ab Date: August 22nd, 2003 11:15 am (UTC) (link!)
I'm ashamed to say it took me a while before I got the joke... *blushes* Yes, I'm slow. (Judging by the lack of comments, I may not be the only one...) And then I went 'eww'... and absolutely laughed my head off! That's really brilliant - now I'm wondering what on earth could give you that idea... It's certainly very original -- probably the most original response to the challenge... ^_^ (Don't kill me for using the emdash-thingy.)
isiscolo From: isiscolo Date: August 22nd, 2003 11:20 am (UTC) (link!)
Oh boy, a chance to post pretentious meta! :-)

Some time ago I wrote a story called Turnabout is Foreplay which is a HP/SS PWP wherein Snape makes an invisibility potion, ingests it, then sneaks up to Harry's room. At one point he wonders whether his semen will be invisible as well.

So I thought: hmm, if Thestrals are invisible to most people, is their dung invisible to them as well?

And then I thought: hee, wouldn't it be funny to write about someone getting splattered by invisible flying-horse dung!

And somehow that morphed into this.
guntar From: guntar Date: August 22nd, 2003 06:59 pm (UTC) (link!)
Hee!

This is brilliant! I can't believe I missed it on my first time through the list!
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC) (link!)
oh the quibbler would have a field day with that. DEATH BY THESTRAL DROPPING: WHO KNEW THEY COULD FLY? ahahahaha...

-harvey
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