At Any Moment


Rating: R

DISCLAIMER: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Author Notes: Another exercise in letting the psychotic plot bunny have his way and look what happens. There seem to be a few diary type fics emerging. I haven't read any of them, but if you feel I've lifted something unwittingly, let me know and I'll add due credit. I hope to take things a completely different way. There will be five Potter characters making their inner musings fodder for the reader and all will be different. I won't tell you who they are, but I suggest you'll be able to tell who two of them are at any rate.

I have changed the name of this fic, as there is another fic of the same name, that unbeknownst to me, was published first. It is by Equipoise and whilst I haven't read it, I know it must be good to think that two great minds could come up with the same title. So, look for, Any Moment in Time by Equipoise and At Any Moment, by me.

I've written a fair bit of this before I post it in sections. I would like honest critique, not flames. If it really is rubbish, tell me politely – I'd prefer to know.

I've not rendered the diary sections into italics. I find if I read a whole block of italics, my eyes get tired very quickly. I can only assume others are the same?

A very short prologue…

If one were to look wistfully at the world, they would find within the unappreciated essence of time, moments that ebb and flow like a gentle tide or raging torrent. Such would be the state of the world if one were to look closer at the play of human interaction, the sylphlike quality of memories, interspersed with the more horrifying aspects of a world gone wrong. It was into such a world that a mischievous spirit interrupted what could have been maudlin, but soon became so much more…