The Hapless Quill
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Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.

Lauren, 17, amateur writer and professional procrastinator.

I, The Hapless Quill, have challenged myself! I'm proud to be a part of the HPFC forum.

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Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian reviews
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours. Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh? When James Potter meets Muggle Henry Charlton his mother Jacqui Charlton befriends the Potters, and her life changes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 110,656 - Reviews: 1207 - Favs: 1,212 - Follows: 1,580 - Updated: 6/24 - Published: 9/17/2010 - [Ginny W., Harry P.] [Ron W., Hermione G.]
Questions and Answers by little0bird reviews
When the past and present collide with the Potter/Weasley children... A bit AU with characters' names and some pairings. Family tree now posted on my profile page. 3/16/10 -- going back and cleaning up a few things; nothing major will change.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 95 - Words: 447,904 - Reviews: 4668 - Favs: 1,597 - Follows: 1,696 - Updated: 8/3/2014 - Published: 12/18/2007
Faintest, Slimmest, Wildest Chance by keeptheotherone reviews
Harry left Ginny to keep her safe, but Hogwarts during Voldemort's reign was anything but. Although they both survived, each bears scars from their year apart. The end of a war and the death of a brother don't make for an easy romance, but as long as there is the faintest, slimmest, wildest chance... The Weasleys gained and lost a member in one night. Will they ever be whole again?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 132,543 - Reviews: 855 - Favs: 469 - Follows: 482 - Updated: 7/29/2014 - Published: 10/22/2013 - [Harry P., Ginny W.] Bill W., Charlie W. - Complete
Sentimental Hearts by Inkfire reviews
With the ashes and pieces she has left, Narcissa Black tries to build a world again. Sequel to Dustland Fairytale.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 21 - Words: 79,856 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/1/2014 - Published: 12/13/2011 - Narcissa M., Lucius M.
Misbehavior Number 101 by keeptheotherone reviews
When James's misbehavior continues despite detentions, losing house points, and even a Howler from home, a desperate Ginny decides the only thing left is to join him at Hogwarts. The conflict between mother and son creates a comedy of errors as James learns to handle fame by default and Ginny discovers Hogwarts isn't any easier the second time around.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,447 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 9/15/2013 - Published: 6/5/2013 - James S. P., Ginny W. - Complete
The Life and Times by Jewels5 reviews
She was dramatic. He was dynamic. She was precise. He was impulsive. He was James, and she was Lily, and one day they shared a kiss, but before that they shared many arguments, for he was cocky, and she was sweet, and matters of the heart require time.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 613,762 - Reviews: 9525 - Favs: 7,420 - Follows: 7,051 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 7/8/2009 - James P., Lily Evans P.
Fall of a Swan by Inkfire reviews
In the cruel world of the Death Eaters, Narcissa Black begins a quest for perfection and success. But can control lead her to the top, or will the darkness within devour her—will she fall all the harder for all she has risen? Between holding tight and letting go, she falls off balance, and loses touch more and more. AU, Death Eater!Narcissa, rewrite of the movie Black Swan.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,726 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Lucius M., Bellatrix L., Narcissa M. - Complete
Too Friendly by keeptheotherone reviews
An innocent dinner invitation sparks a maelstrom in the Weasley-Granger-Potter families when Rose wants to take her parents to Malfoy Manor. "Scorpius stared at the scar for a long time, trying to absorb what his eyes were telling him. His family—his dad!—had been just as involved in helping Voldemort rise to power as Rose's family had been in stopping it."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,724 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 1/8/2013 - Published: 10/30/2012 - [Rose W., Scorpius M.] - Complete
Epiphanies by Inkfire reviews
Sirius Black takes his very first steps into a new home, one in which his family name may not be the most important thing. Drabble for the 4000 Characters challenge on The Dark Lord's Most Faithful Forum.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 720 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Sirius B. - Complete
Heartlines by Inkfire reviews
With soft, skilled words he shrouded her heart and made it his. A story of Ginny Weasley and Tom Riddle, all along her first year. Written for the Wordcount challenge on The Dark Lord's Most Faithful forum.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,790 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/4/2012 - Ginny W., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
The Overflow by Inkfire reviews
After Azkaban, Bellatrix almost finds some self-protection again, and then lets it go. A Bellamort fic for Amazon Star, written for the Fic Exchange on The Dark Lord's Most Faithful Forum.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 959 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Bellatrix L., Voldemort - Complete
To Endure by My Dear Professor McGonagall reviews
Ron has watched Hermione fight for all of her life to reach one moment. But when that moment finally comes, their world is stripped away in the most violent manner possible, and now Hermione must fight to stay alive. "I have the strength to endure." -The Ramones
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,826 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 6/12/2012 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
Consequences by keeptheotherone reviews
Prequel to "Auror Take Two." As Auror trainees, Harry and Ron made a rookie mistake with far-reaching consequences. Twenty years later, as Heads of the Auror Department and the Auror Academy, can they remedy it before those consequences impact their families?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,187 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 5/26/2012 - Published: 4/18/2012 - [Harry P., Ginny W.] - Complete
Auror Take Two by keeptheotherone reviews
The sequel to "Consequences." Harry's kids have risked a simple security spell despite the ban on underage magic. Can he arrive home in time to defend them and Ginny from the wizards who are plotting to kill her?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,539 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/22/2012 - [Harry P., Ginny W.] James S. P. - Complete
Crawling into Shadows by Inkfire reviews
In the darkness of a deserted bedroom, Druella Black faces her weary conscience. Druella/Abraxas giftfic for Gamma Orionis.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,873 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Druella B., Abraxas M. - Complete
Hidden Chambers and Unseen Monsters by keeptheotherone reviews
The Weasleys' trip to Egypt after CoS. No one will tell Bill anything, and Ginny isn't talking at all. And if navigating the relationships with his six siblings isn't enough, Bill has one more. But he and Amy Green are just friends, right?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 49,509 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/27/2012 - Published: 12/28/2011 - Bill W., OC - Complete
The Mud Men by Inkfire reviews
This is the tale of how Muggles and Mudbloods came to be. A response to the Rewriting challenge on The Dark Lord's Most Faithful Forum, based on the myth of Prometheus, and to a Hogwarts Online Prompt of the Day.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,437 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Walburga B., Andromeda T. - Complete
Nightmare by sable113 reviews
It was just a normal night when Voldemort killed Lily and James Potter. This is that night from Lily's point of view.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 706 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Lily Evans P., Voldemort - Complete
fear means nothing by she'sasiriusriot reviews
A short drabble about Marlene during a mission for the Order. For the Women in Black challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 682 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Marlene M. - Complete
Flowers in December by ReillyJade reviews
I'm not keeping my whereabouts from Fleur because I think she'd be upset, but because of the purely selfish reason that I want to keep this day personal and close to my heart. A man has to have some secrets.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,687 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Fleur D., Bill W., OC - Complete
Dolls and Ghosts by Inkfire reviews
Things are born, and things die, hearts withered with loss and age-old traditions. With one letter, one picture and one name: Nymphadora. A Black family fic, and a gift to Hermione's Harmony.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,015 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Andromeda T., Druella B. - Complete
Dustland Fairytale by Inkfire reviews
Narcissa Black grows up, leaves paradise, and still lives her life as a princess in ever-moving kingdoms. Entry for the NaNoWriMo inspired challenge on The Dark Lord's Most Faithful Forum.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,224 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/13/2011 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Narcissa M., Andromeda T. - Complete
Distorted mirrors by Inkfire reviews
She avoids eyes and reflections, straight and white, feeling cold... until the shell shatters, with just a few too many words, and all over again she loses everything. A one-shot for the "Ten" competition on the HPFC forum.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Andromeda T., Luna L. - Complete
The Second Pair by My Dear Professor McGonagall reviews
"For were there such friends anywhere as Slytherin and Gryffindor? Unless it was the second pair, of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw?" A story of the lives and enduring, if strained, friendship between Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 5,471 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/13/2011 - Published: 10/9/2011 - Helga H., Rowena R. - Complete
Lady in Black by Paimpont reviews
"My mother wore black the day she murdered my father..." Severus Snape/Eileen Prince.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 661 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 13 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Eileen P., Severus S. - Complete
Black Silk by AnotherNamelessAuthor reviews
Now the artificial colour was gone. Now the black silk was wrapped tight around her. - One-shot. 2nd place in Hermione's Harmony "Woman in Black" Challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Narcissa M., Lucius M. - Complete
Sharing Life Together by keeptheotherone reviews
A blown Auror mission forces Harry to reconsider his relationship with Ginny, who is playing Quidditch in Wales. Can they make it work with the danger, fame, and pressure of their careers? Includes R/H, dinner with the Trio, and an owlet named Lancelot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,990 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 8/9/2011 - [Harry P., Ginny W.] [Ron W., Hermione G.] - Complete
Lily Potter and the Triwizard Tournament by My Dear Professor McGonagall reviews
In her seventh year, Lily Luna Potter sees the Triwizard Tournament played at Hogwarts for the first time in more than thirty years.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 74,671 - Reviews: 470 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 9/22/2011 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Lily Luna P. - Complete
Roses in the Rain by ReillyJade reviews
They say grief can bring two people together, bring them closer, and make things happen. Sometimes from a period of darkness comes something beautiful. It's never impossible.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,762 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - [Hermione G., Ron W.] - Complete
Beautiful by brahdley jims reviews
even angels have their wicked schemes. - LucyLorcan.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,399 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/5/2011 - Lucy W., Lorcan S. - Complete
Stuck by AtheneDi reviews
For the Miserable Melody challenge. A one shot focusing on the most miserable day of Emmeline Vance's life.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,307 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/3/2011 - Emmeline V., Remus L. - Complete
Honestly, Ronald by My Dear Professor McGonagall reviews
A series of one-shots from the frequently hectic and passionate lives of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. A sibling piece to "Really, Arthur" and "Oh, Harry."
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 29,243 - Reviews: 750 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 6/10/2011 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Hermione G., Ron W. - Complete
You Left by theSunlitEarth reviews
"You left." "I'm sorry, Lily, I-" "No, no you're not sorry, and don't even try that on me. Don't act like you can just say sorry, patch up my heart with one word and expect everything to be perfect again."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,345 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/17/2011 - Published: 2/26/2011 - James P., Lily Evans P.
That Potter Boy by BadgerInMySoup reviews
For six summers, Lily's parents hear all about that Potter boy. Then comes the seventh.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 303 - Favs: 1,139 - Follows: 113 - Published: 11/26/2010 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Scar Farce by Marpessa reviews
Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny narrate the funny explanations and ludicrous stories they tell Muggles to explain Harry's unusual lightning bolt scar. Just a silly idea with short, easy chapters. Nice if you're interested in "a bit of light reading" :P.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,276 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4/15/2010 - Published: 4/2/2010 - Harry P., Ron W.
Black girl by Inkfire reviews
She was just a little girl, innocent and pure. How she turned out, that's another story, but there's always a reason. You just have to seek deep enough..
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 721 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2009 - Bellatrix L. - Complete
Hair by Kavi Leighanna reviews
He knows so many little things about her that he knows he's in love.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 1,624 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 1/15/2008 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
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Cutlery reviews
A collection of drabbles centred around a Bellatrix/Voldemort pairing. Written for the 5 Drabbles Competition.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,678 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/29 - Voldemort, Bellatrix L.
Braver, Stronger, Smarter reviews
A collection of one-shots for the Guess Who? Competition.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,453 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/31 - James P., Lily Evans P.
To Carry a Heart reviews
The cruel hand of murder had stolen the lives of fifty witches and wizards, fighting for what they had believed in, and these ignorant people were celebrating.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 856 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/8/2013 - Andromeda T. - Complete