Short Stories

Exotic Matter“Exotic Matter” ~When Hermione is asked to update the National Dictionary of Wizarding Biography, she discovers some surprising things about her favourite professor. An angsty, nerdy time-travel romance. Written for the 2013 Minerva Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

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A Perfectly Potent Potion“A Perfectly Potent Potion” ~When Severus Snape brews some extra Polyjuice, he tries to play a trick on Minerva McGonagall. Amorous hijinks ensue. Written for the 2013 HP Rarepair Cliché fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

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Sybill TrelawneySybill Trelawney and the Unexpected Gift ~ “You can’t use your Gift, it uses you,” Professor Dorsett tells Sybill, and over the years she finds out how lonely a Seer’s life can be. But when she turns to drink to help her manage it, she finds help from an unexpected source. Written for the 2013 HP Friendship Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

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When I WakedWhen I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again ~ Every now and then, he needs her. But she doesn’t need him. Does she? Written for the 2013 HP Humpdrabbles Hump Fest fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Winner! Best Het-Smut/Minerva McGonagall -2nd Place HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards!

Winner! Best Drama/Angst-Minerva McGonagall -3rd Place HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards!

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Comme Un Reve de PierreComme Un Rêve de Pierre ~ Stan looked at him. And that was as good as any sex Bill had ever had. Written for the 2013 HP Humpdrabbles Hump Fest fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Nominated for an HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award!

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Alone and Palely Loitering coverAlone and Palely Loitering ~ When Nicolas Flamel first discovered the Philosopher’s Stone, immortality seemed like a good idea. Over the centuries, he finds out that it’s not without its disadvantages. Written for the 2013 Dysfuncentine fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Winner! Best Dark Fic 2nd Place HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards!

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Four_Christmases_coverFour Christmases ~ Minerva attempts to teach Severus Occlumency and perhaps something more. Told as four Christmas vignettes, the story reveals how Severus Snape learns Occlumency from Minerva McGonagall, who has reason to hate him. This is not a happy Christmas story. Written for the 2012 HoggywartyXmas fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

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Gin_a_Body__cover_smallGin A Body Meet a Body ~ In between running Hogwarts, being a Death Eater, and protecting the Boy Who Lived, there’s one more little thing Snape has to do . . . An erotic “first-time” story featuring Snape and McGonagall, Written for the 2012 Samhain Smut fest on LiveJournal.

During his brief tenure as Headmaster of Hogwarts, Severus Snape must perform an act of sex magic with Minerva McGonagall in order to renew the strong protections on the school. (Read an excerpt)

Winner! Most Inventive Magic-2nd Place HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards!

Winner! Best Smut/Heterosexual-3rd Place HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards!

Winner! Best Legacy Story/Minerva McGonagall -2nd Place HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards!

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The Observer Effect coverThe Observer Effect ~ Minerva observes Severus. She sees through a glass, darkly. Written for the 2012 Minerva Fest on LiveJournal.Minerva McGonagall is obsessed with Severus Snape. She observes his progress from boyhood through his installation as Headmaster of Hogwarts and learns a few unpleasant truths about herself along the way. (Read an excerpt)

Nominated for an HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award!

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The Peculiar Resilience of the RefugeeThe Peculiar Resilience of the Refugee ~ After the war, Petunia Dursley finds that Hogsmeade is a far cry from Little Whinging when she takes refuge in the Three Broomsticks. As she and Dudley begin to rebuild their lives in the wizarding world, she must make peace with both her past and her present. Written for the 2012 HP Friendship Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Nominated for an HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award!

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Natural LawNatural Law ~ Winky the House-Elf ponders the nature of relationships as she observes her Master and Minerva debate the law. Written for the 2011 HP Beholder Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Winner! “Best Hero/Heroine” HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award!

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Heart's DesireHeart’s Desire ~ A sixty-year, on-again-off-again romance with Amelia Bones helps Minerva McGonagall come to understand the truth of George Bernard Shaw’s pronouncement: “Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.” Written for the 2012 Dysfuncentine Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Featured story on The Petulant Poetess, February 2014

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A Change of PlansA Change of Plans ~ Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall seem to have nothing in common. But a chance meeting leads to an unlikely liaison between these two prickly characters and changes the course of the wizarding war. Written for the 2011 Hoggywartxmas Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Winner! “Best Line” HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award!

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From the Besieged ArdeaFrom the Besieged Ardea ~ Dark War historians have long speculated about the relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall. Their assumptions are spectacularly wrong. One dark night changed the course of their lives in ways the history books can’t imagine. Written for the 2011 DarkFest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

“Fandom Classics” selection on The Petulant Poetess, March 2014

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The Birthday GiftThe Birthday Gift ~ Minerva and Albus celebrate her birthday most vigorously. A bit of PWP, written for the 2011 Samhain Smut Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

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PostscriptPostscript ~ If you think all there is to Minerva McGonagall is Ginger Newts and tartan plaid, think again. After her sudden death, newly installed Headmaster Neville Longbottom discovers a hidden diary that tells of his predecessor’s secret life—her loves, her disappointments, and her membership in a rather unusual club. Written for the 2011 Samhain Smut Fest on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

Winner! “Most Romantic Story – Threesome/Moresome” HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award!

Featured story on The Petulant Poetess, July/August 2012

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Bonnie Wee ThingBonnie Wee Thing ~ A very short story in which a witch is born and demonstrates a peculiar proclivity for getting her way.

A series of five double-drabbles celebrating the birthday of my favourite witch. (Read an excerpt)

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SweepSweep ~ In the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, Argus Filch does the only thing he can. Written for the 2011 DH2 Challenge on LiveJournal. (Read an excerpt)

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Betrayal and the Art of SalvationBetrayal and the Art of Salvation ~ Told in reverse chronological order, this story tells the tale of how a marriage unravels and how Minerva McGonagall comes to terms with what’s left. (Read an excerpt)

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The Naughtiest Boy Helps a FriendThe Naughtiest Boy Helps a Friend ~ A humorous, p*r*o*n*y tale using the well-abused “sex-ed” trope. Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape are enlisted to give the birds-and-bees talk. Snark and hijinx ensue. (Read an excerpt)

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The Transfiguration of Minerva McGonagallThe Transfiguration of Minerva McGonagall ~ Young Minerva discovers some unexpected tastes, courtesy of Tom Riddle. Written for the 2010 HP Kinkfest.(Read an excerpt)

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Winter GiftsWinter Gifts ~ Years after the final battle, Minerva McGonagall visits the paralysed Severus Snape in hospital. He has an unusual birthday request. An alternate-universe story. (Read an excerpt)

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Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995) ~ During a meeting of the Order of the Phoenix, Severus makes some observations of the local fauna and overhears something he would rather not. (Read an excerpt)

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After the Fall (June 1997)After the Fall (June 1997) ~ After Dumbledore’s fall from the Astronomy Tower, Minerva McGonagall cleans house. (Read an excerpt)

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Chanson de SeverusChanson de Severus ~ Severus watches. He reflects on how things went so far so fast. Not a true chanson de geste, since it follows none of the prescribed meters. But it is a romance of deeds, though some not as heroic as tradition would have it. (Read an excerpt)

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Winterreise (1976)Winterreise (1976) ~ The Yule Ball provides some unexpected relief from the growing tension between Albus and Minerva, leading her to ponder the nature of their relationship. (Read an excerpt)

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Ca' the Yowes (1996)Ca’ the Yowes (1996) ~ Minerva McGonagall awakens in St Mungo’s after the Stunner attack to find she has an unusual visitor. A bit of fluff. (Read an excerpt)

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Familiar Rituals (1977)Familiar Rituals (1977) ~ Albus and Minerva celebrate the end of term with rituals pleasant and otherwise. (Read an excerpt)

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Another Part of the CastleAnother Part of the Castle ~ Harry has a dream and makes a startling discovery. (Read an excerpt)

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