October 29th, 2006

When The Day Is Short

Title: When The Day Is Short.
House: Ravenclaw.
Word Count: 100.
Characters/Pairings: Percy Weasley & Oliver Wood; slightly implied Percy/Oliver if you really want to look at it that way.
Author's Notes: Truthfully, this pertains very little to my perception of the books, but it's what happens when very old crack!muses start getting inspired again. As separate characters, I adore Percy and Oliver, but now that they want to start coming together again, I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'll get it out while it wants to be written. It's also only semi-relevant to the most recent prompt - the longer version of it holds more relevance, but for now I'll just explain with, "Halloween = darkness omg?!" The title comes from the title of a Martha Wainwright song. Hope you enjoy! (And I hope it fits the requirements. :3)

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A Cinderella Story

Title: A Cinderella Story
House: Ravenclaw
Word Count: Stevie B. says 100
Challenge:  Halloween
Author's Note: To me, Halloween just isn't complete without a few pumpkins.
And since I sat down to write last week's drabble a bit after midnight last night and managed to hit the challenge cut-off in the few minutes I was writing, I figured I'd better not procrastinate this week's...  ;)

Mae had an almost unhealthy love of gourds, particularly pumpkins. They were just so cheery with their bright orange flesh. Being a Hufflepuff, she was even unsure about the pumpkin juice served at Hogwarts. It was her favorite drink ever, but innocent squashes were crushed to make it and their loss saddened her. However, that didn’t stop her from drinking a two or three glasses every meal. She did love her pumpkins.
So it came as no surprise years later, when her god-daughter needed a lift to the ball, a pumpkin was the first thing that sprang to Mae’s mind.

Anniversary, Bitter Harvest

Title: Anniversary
House: Ravenclaw
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairings: Harry Potter
Challenge: Aspects of Halloween

It was nothing at all like he'd imagined.

Nor as he remembered, although he had to admit his memories were blurred and fleeting at best. And the ruins of the cottage looked so mundane; a tumble of bricks and mortar, almost covered over by weeds drying in the autumn wind. It seemed as though the land itself had forgotten the brutal murders that had occurred there, and the thought made him sad.

But the sight had done what he'd hoped. Sixteen Halloweens had passed since he'd survived the impossible; now he was the hunter, and the Dark Lord his prey.


Title: Bitter Harvest
House: Ravenclaw
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairings: Just read and see...
Challenge: Aspects of Halloween
A/N: It isn't all candy and merriment. For some, the ghosts of Halloween are all too real. But one reaps what one sows...

Nightmares and horror, and memories of years spent in hiding. Of friends struck down, and others who confront him with murderous rage. Gutters and sewers, and scraps of rotted food. The contemptible salvation he'd received from those he once would have killed with a smile.

Vermin. Coward!

He'd awaken in a cold sweat, reassuring himself he still lived, and was free, only to sink back into the morass of terror and guilt that lived forever on the fringes of his blighted soul. A never-ending cycle, and the dead all stood in attendance to watch his fevered flailings.

Peter hated Halloween