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Author has written 51 stories for Harry Potter.

I love to write, which is fortunate, since it’s what I used to do for a living, back before retirement claimed me. Nothing so grand or interesting as fiction—I was primarily a medical and health writer (at which I was pretty good), with occasional forays into other topics and copywriting (at which I was pretty mediocre).

Way back in the mists of history (circa 2010), I was searching for a way to blow off the steam of my (ahem) more serious (read: dull) work and combat the writer’s block that occasionally plagued me.

I had fallen in love with world of Harry Potter a few years earlier, from the moment I opened the first novel in the series (at the suggestion of a Very Important Scholar, and perhaps the smartest person I know, other than my father), and I discovered fanfiction while waiting for the final installments of the story to hit the shelves. Long story short, I decided to try my hand at it.

Fanfic turned out to a terrific outlet and a great venue for my first forays into fiction writing, as it allowed me to enjoy the fun of it without doing the hard work of developing totally original plots and characters; it was the perfect busman’s holiday. However—and this is important—as a writer, I was and am firmly in the camp of those who defend, within reason (eff you, Disney), intellectual property rights.

The brilliant and flawed “Sage of Baltimore,” H. L. Menken once wrote:

“What are the hallmarks of a competent writer of fiction? The first, it seems to me, is that he should be immensely interested in human beings, and have an eye sharp enough to see into them, and a hand clever enough to draw them as they are. The second is that he should be able to set them in imaginary situations which display the contents of their psyches effectively, and so carry his reader swiftly and pleasantly from point to point of what is called a good story.”

I quite agree, and that’s what I try to do in my fiction.

I seem to be obsessed with the character of Professor Minerva McGonagall. This is probably because I have been told I am like her—but without the intelligence, courage, and power of Rowling’s character. I am not yet as advanced in years as our dear Transfiguration professor, but I am growing distressingly close, which may be why I am more interested in the actions and motivations of the adult characters in the Potterverse than those of the teenaged protagonists.

I like to stay as close as possible to canon and keep my efforts firmly within the realms of plausibility (magical plausibility, that is) and am most interested in other stories that do so as well.

Many of my stories feature the Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall pairing. I realize that Ms. Rowling has said she considers Albus Dumbledore to be gay, and I would have no quarrel with that even if I had any right to. It makes sense from the perspective of character arc, and I believe that the human experience naturally encompasses a wide variety of sexualities, gender identities and expressions; however, I have always rather pictured Dumbledore paired with Minerva McGonagall, so in my stories I often either ignore Rowling’s announcement, or I try to weave that relationship into the context of a lifetime in which sexual desires and identities are not fixed.

Alongside the astonishing quality of some of the fanfiction I’ve encountered, I am continually challenged and humbled by the talent and generosity of the people in fandom. I can only hope that my own contributions provide a bit of the entertainment and diversion I derive from reading the stories of other, more talented, storytellers.

My stories are available for use under a Creative Commons-Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA) license, subject to applicable copyright law as it applies to the intellectual property of J.K. Rowling and her assignees.

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Whitherward by minni reviews
Before Albus Dumbledore saved the Wizarding world in 1945, there was a girl. There was an affair. Decisions were made. A candid look at love, circumstance and strength. Prequel to "A Private Affair".
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 49 - Words: 173,374 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 5/30/2021 - Published: 1/25/2014 - Albus D., Minerva M.
Vera Verto by jamiewritesfanfic reviews
In the year following the Battle of Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall faces the past, transforms the present, and rebuilds the future. Featuring some Quidditch, plenty of Transfiguration, an alive Dougal McGregor, a couple of McGonagall brothers, and a castle in desperate need of repair (and maybe even a chocolate frog card or two).
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 66,201 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/13/2017 - Published: 6/8/2017 - Albus D., Minerva M., F. Flitwick, P. Sprout - Complete
Breathe by Ferivae reviews
To keep Hermione alive after being captured, Snape convinces Voldemort she has been spying for him under the pretext that Severus had seduced her. When the most unexpected person has such an impact, sparks fly and fires rage. SSHG
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 49,965 - Reviews: 348 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 504 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 4/12/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S.
This Isn't Happening by keelhaulrose reviews
After a night she can't remember, Hermione finds out she's going to have a permanent reminder. Unplanned pregnancy, SS/HG
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 68,548 - Reviews: 893 - Favs: 815 - Follows: 1,035 - Updated: 1/18/2011 - Published: 6/22/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S.
What a Lovely Way to Burn by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Minerva McGonagall and Rolanda Hooch comfort each other after the Battle of Hogwarts. Femmeslash. BDSM.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,532 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/19/2010 - [Minerva M., R. Hooch] - Complete
By the Book by the real snape reviews
Irma Pince decides to write "A Concise and Infallible Guide to Seducing a Colleague". Each chapter will contain an important Guideline, and examples of how well it works when you live by the book. Not that "Capturing Minerva" wouldn't sell better ...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,673 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/29/2010 - Published: 8/14/2010 - Minerva M., I. Pince - Complete
Witness by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Many years after Voldemort is finally overthrown, a Bulgarian former refugee comes forward to help answer one of the great mysteries of the wars: what happened to Snape and McGonagall. AU after the Battle of Hogwarts
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,939 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/20/2010 - Published: 6/13/2010 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] OC - Complete
Folie à Deux by DailyProphetEditor reviews
Sequel to 'Goldilocks and the Four Heads of Houses'. Valentine's Day is over, and everybody is convinced that Minerva and Severus are a match made by Merlin himself. The only problem is... they don't seem to think so. Or do they?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 88,980 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 342 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 3/1/2010 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Liars by DaphneRunning reviews
The night before Minerva McGonagall begins teaching at Hogwarts, she pays an unexpected visit to Alastor Moody, the brash young Auror. Will eventually span the 1950s to the end of the First War.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,087 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/4/2009 - Published: 6/27/2009 - Alastor M., Minerva M.
Stunned by the real snape reviews
Set on the day MM is attacked by 4 stunners. Dumbledore fears an attack by death eaters. He asks Snape to use legilimency and find out. But when you ferret around in memories concerning MM you may find some surprises. femslash MM/? COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,123 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/19/2009 - Published: 11/11/2008 - Minerva M., Severus S. - Complete
This Old Heart by MyMadness reviews
He's alive. Sure. But, what can make it worthwhile? "I gave you what protection I could ... from my heart," she told him. Post DH and proudly non-compliant. Chapter 36 The Last Chapter SS/MM COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 95,699 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 1/2/2009 - Published: 3/20/2008 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
For Him by Bil reviews
She's not surprised that Severus is the first and only one to notice. McGonagall and Snape discuss Dumbledore. MM, SS, AD. Warning: mature themes. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,291 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 18 - Published: 5/31/2007 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Dark Nights by Morgan72uk reviews
The first war is over, but the shadows remain. What really happened between McGonagall and Dumbledore during the trials of the Death Eaters?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,955 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/8/2006 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Albus D., Minerva M. - Complete
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Hag Tales reviews
The life of Minerva McGonagall as seen through teachers, students, friends, and lovers. A collection of short tales of a legendary creature native to the Highlands of Scotland.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,164 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/9 - [Minerva M., W. Grubbly-Plank] Alastor M., Neville L. - Complete
De Aegypto reviews
Minerva takes a nighttime flight with an old lover.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,474 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/3/2023 - Minerva M. - Complete
Come Autumn, Sae Pensive reviews
The last thing Minerva McGonagall ever expected was to become a mother. But when she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, her life with Albus changes in ways beyond anything they might have predicted. Story #3 in the "Epithalamium" series. Warning for character death.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 43,941 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 3/22/2023 - Published: 10/26/2010 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] Poppy P.
Till A' the Seas Gang Dry reviews
In this follow-up to Epithalamium, Minerva and Albus venture into the Muggle world to enjoy a romantic winter interlude in Venice. Join them as they board the Orient Express, enjoy some good food, fine art, and, of course, a bit of romance. Story #2 in the Epithalamium Series.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 57,015 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/11/2023 - Published: 3/3/2013 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] - Complete
The Ice Cream Man and the Potions Master reviews
Florean Fortescue's business is others' pleasure. What will he do with a surly Potions master who hates ice cream?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,302 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2023 - Florean Fortescue - Complete
Rest with Your Dream in My Dream reviews
Near the end of the war, Minerva looks back at her relationship with Severus Snape and thinks about destiny.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,565 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/9/2022 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Mind the Gap reviews
Severus never thought he minded the gap. Until he did.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,236 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/27/2021 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Within a Forest Dark reviews
Severus Snape expects his journey at Hogwarts to be dark and lonely. He's right. Mostly. But he finds friendship in an unexpected place.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,136 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/9/2021 - Severus S., Albus D., Minerva M. - Complete
1945 reviews
13 February 1945. The day Albus Dumbledore has dreaded for decades has come. To keep the Wizarding world free, he must destroy a man who once meant everything to him. Can he do it? And what price must he pay? (This stand-alone story is an excerpt from the novel Epithalamium.) Story 1.5 of the Epithalamium Series
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,025 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/8/2020 - Albus D., Gellert G. - Complete
One to Keep an Eye On reviews
Young Minerva has her first Transfiguration class. It does not go as Albus expects. Book # 0.72 of the Epithalamium series.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,730 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/6/2020 - Albus D., Minerva M. - Complete
From Jupiter's Head reviews
Minerva McGonagall's father observes his daughter as she grows up, and realises he has a very unusual witch on his hands. Book #0.75 of the Epithalamium series.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,678 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/6/2020 - Albus D., Minerva M., Alastor M., OC - Complete
The Perils of Eavesdropping reviews
In which Fred and George invent Extendable Ears and hear more than they ever wanted to.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,121 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/6/2020 - George W., Minerva M., Alastor M., Fred W. - Complete
Sufficient Unto the Day reviews
The Reverend Robert McGonagall never would have guessed he'd spend Christmas surrounded by wizards and witches in a magical castle. But when an illness forces him to spend the holiday at Hogwarts, he finds that magic isn't quite what he's imagined, and his unexpected discoveries provide a chance to reconcile with his daughter, Minerva.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,646 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/16/2020 - Severus S., Minerva M., Robert mG. Sr. - Complete
A Slant-Told Tale reviews
Before she was Professor McGonagall, she was Minerva Macnair. After an arranged marriage forces her into an impossible situation, Minerva does what she must to survive. When she makes a new life for herself, her secrets follow and threaten everything, including the only love she has ever found. Award-Winner: Mugglenet Fanfiction Quicksilver Quill Award, 2 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 48 - Words: 175,289 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 6/23/2018 - Published: 6/4/2011 - [Minerva M., Alastor M.] Albus D., OC - Complete
Exotic Matter reviews
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. (HG/RW, MM/SS). Winner of 2 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,332 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/6/2013 - Published: 11/2/2013 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] [Hermione G., Ron W.] - Complete
A Perfectly Potent Potion reviews
What can an imaginative potions master and his not-so-coy mistress do with a little extra Polyjuice Potion? Written for the 2013 HP Rarepairs Cliché fest. Warnings: Professors getting it on. Multiple pairings (sort of): f/m, f/f, m/m. Maybe some crackiness around the edges. Oh, and non-con, in a way.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,258 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 21 - Published: 9/20/2013 - [Severus S., Minerva M.] - Complete
Sybill Trelawney and the Unexpected Gift reviews
"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. (No pairings, but background Minerva/Elphinstone.) Winner of a 2014 Mugglenet Quicksilver Quill Award.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,269 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 13 - Published: 9/7/2013 - Minerva M., Sybill T. - Complete
When I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again reviews
Every now and then, he needs her. But she doesn't need him. Does she? An encounter on a cold night in a tent during World War II leads to a lifetime of occasional dalliances between Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall. Winner - 2nd Place, "Best Het S*m*u*t" & 3rd Place, "Best Drama/Angst Story" - 2013 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,632 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/1/2013 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] - Complete
Comme un Rêve de Pierre reviews
He used to be the handsome Weasley. Birds and blokes liked him on sight, and no one had been surprised that he'd been the one to nab the half-Veela. But Stan looks at Bill. And that's better than the best sex Bill has ever had. A rarepair slash fic. Warning for infidelity.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,705 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/1/2013 - [Bill W., Stan S.] - Complete
Alone and Palely Loitering reviews
Immortality seemed a good idea at the time, but it has its disadvantages. Over the years, Nicolas Flamel has had many, many romantic entanglements, but no one flusters him quite as much as Albus Dumbledore. And Dumbledore may have one last surprise up his spangled sleeve. Winner - 2nd Place, "Best Dark Story" - 2013 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,543 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/7/2013 - [Albus D., Nicolas F., Perenelle F.] - Complete
Four Christmases reviews
Christmases, Severus learns Occlumency from Minerva McGonagall. He also learns that he isn't the only one with dark secrets in his past.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,188 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Gin a Body Meet a Body reviews
In between running Hogwarts, being a Death Eater, and protecting the Boy Who Lived, there's one more little thing Severus Snape has to do … He needs Minerva's help with a very special ritual. Winner - 2nd Place, "Most Inventive Magic", 3rd Place, "Best Het S*m*u*t" - 2012 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards; 2nd Place, "Best Legacy Story" - 2013 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,947 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 17 - Published: 11/9/2012 - [Severus S., Minerva M.] - Complete
The Observer Effect reviews
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. Written for the 2012 Minerva Fest on LiveJournal. Nominated for Best Darkfic in the Fall/Winter 2012 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards. A featured story at Mugglenet Fanfiction.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,153 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/6/2012 - [Severus S., Minerva M.] - Complete
Epithalamium reviews
Eighteen-year-old Minerva McGonagall is brilliant and talented, with dreams of becoming the first witch in the Auror corps. Albus Dumbledore is famous, powerful, and haunted by his dark past. Their attraction to one another is unthinkable, inevitable, and dangerous, especially with Tom Riddle watching from the shadows. Story #1 in the Epithalamium Series
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 55 - Words: 183,875 - Reviews: 492 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 10/18/2012 - Published: 11/9/2010 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] Tom R. Jr. - Complete
The Peculiar Resilience of the Refugee reviews
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. Nominated for Best Hero/Heroine, Fall/Winter 2012 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Awards.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,969 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Petunia D., Rosmerta - Complete
Dulce et Decorum Est reviews
Before the final battle, Minerva reflects on what it means to send young men and women to war. An almost-drabble to the prompt: "Gryffindor House, dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" , submitted to the "Welcome Home Comment Ficathon" on LiveJournal. (With apologies to Horace and Wilfred Owen. )
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/20/2012 - Minerva M. - Complete
Natural Law reviews
Winky the house-elf ponders the nature of relationships as she observes her master, Barty Crouch Sr, and Professor McGonagall debate marriage law.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,568 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Minerva M., Barty C. Sr., Winky - Complete
Here's Looking At You, Cat reviews
An extraordinarily silly drabble written for Challenge: #370 "At the Movies" at Snape100. Movie selected: I suspect you'll recognize it.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Judas Kiss reviews
A darkish double-drabble written for Challenge #373: "Snape's Kiss" at Snape100 on LiveJournal. Warning/s: Convoluted religious metaphor.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 312 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Severus S., Voldemort - Complete
Laundry Lessons reviews
When the Hogwarts house-elves are felled by a virus, the students are recruited to help with the Hogwarts laundry and find out that outward appearances can be deceiving. A humorous octuple drabble: 8 parts comprising 100 words each. Starring the Golden Trio, Neville, and assorted Hogwarts staff. Warning for adolescent humor and an excess of silliness.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 933 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Neville L. - Complete
Truth or Dare reviews
Snape gets a kiss (or two). Hermione (almost) gets a lesson. A silly triple-drabble (3 x 100 words) in response to Prompt #373 "Snape's Kiss" at Snape100 on arring Severus, Minerva, Hermione, Ginny, and Lavender.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Heart's Desire reviews
Minerva McGonagall wants. She wants a broom and a career, and she wants Amelia Bones. But what happens when she gets everything she ever desired? Winner - 2013 MuggleNet Fan Fiction Quicksilver Quill Award - "Non-canon romance, one-shot" (Minerva/Dougal, Minerva/Elphinstone, Minerva/Amelia)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,629 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/8/2012 - [Minerva M., Amelia B.] Elphinstone U. - Complete
A Change of Plans reviews
A frustrated witch, a lonely wizard, a chance meeting in the staff bath— a story about how these small events change the lives of Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape and alter the course of the Wizarding War. Winner-"Best Line" - 2011 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,698 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/9/2012 - [Severus S., Minerva M.] - Complete
From the Besieged Ardea reviews
On his way to becoming Lord Voldemort, Tom Riddle pauses to settle a score with Minerva McGonagall. A little Polyjuice creates a terrible mystery for Minerva and Albus. WARNING for non-con.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,666 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Albus D., Minerva M., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
The Birthday Gift reviews
Happy birthday to Minerva McGonagall, and to all other October-born witches! Minerva and Albus are celebrating her 70th birthday. Nine thousand words of pure old-folks pr*n. Absolute filth. There's just no excuse for this. None at all. I plead the 5th.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,350 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 14 - Published: 11/26/2011 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] - Complete
Postscript reviews
Headmaster and Mrs Longbottom stumble on the late Headmistress's diary, which contains some entries about a very interesting club. Warnings: Contains mild BDSM; multiple femslash pairings.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,757 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/10/2011 - [Minerva M., R. Hooch, Amelia B.] Neville L. - Complete
Bonnie Wee Thing reviews
A witch is born. She's surprisingly opinionated for a baby. A very short story in which a witch is born and demonstrates a peculiar proclivity for getting her way. Story #0.5 in the Epithalamium Series Warning/s: Perhaps an excess of sentiment?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,571 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/3/2011 - Minerva M., OC - Complete
Sweep reviews
In the aftermath of the battle, Argus Filch does the only thing he can.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,603 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/15/2011 - Argus F. - Complete
Betrayal and the Art of Salvation reviews
Minerva looks back over a not-so-happy relationship with Albus and comes to some decisions about what she will and won't tolerate. A series of vignettes inspired by a line from James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter": "How, from where we started, did we ever reach this Christmas?"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,593 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/31/2011 - Published: 5/28/2011 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] - Complete
The Naughtiest Boy Helps a Friend reviews
Dumbledore assigns Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape to teach "sex ed" to Hogwarts's fourth-years. They manage to find a rainbow in the cloud.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,494 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 18 - Published: 5/2/2011 - [Severus S., Minerva M.] - Complete
The Transfiguration of Minerva McGonagall reviews
Hogwarts student Minerva McGonagall explores some new hobbies with Tom Riddle. They become a lifelong passion. Warnings: Blood play, BDSM
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,045 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/3/2011 - [Minerva M., Tom R. Jr.] - Complete
Snapely Drabbles reviews
A pair of drabbles, one serious, one humorous, concerning Hogwarts' own King of Pain, Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2011 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Winter Gifts reviews
Years after the final battle, Minerva visits Severus at St. Mungo's. Severus has a birthday request. Warnings: Mention of suicide.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,828 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/8/2011 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] - Complete
Mammals of the Order Chiroptera reviews
During a meeting of the Order of the Phoenix, Albus angers Minerva, while Severus makes some observations of the local fauna and overhears something he would rather not. Story #3.7 Epithalamium Series. Warning for voyeurism.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,685 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/16/2011 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] Severus S. - Complete
After the Fall reviews
After Dumbledore's fall from the tower, Minerva cleans house.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 687 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Minerva M. - Complete
Chanson de Severus reviews
Severus has never had anything of his own. And he wants what others have. A dark, canon-divergent tale of desire, jealousy, and the degrees to which a damaged man will go to keep what he has. Warnings: non-explicit abuse, non-cannonical character death.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,047 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/20/2010 - [Severus S., Minerva M.] - Complete
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart reviews
If war is hell, Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall are in the Ninth Circle. During Snape's awful year as Headmaster, he and Professor McGonagall draw closer as they are forced into a desperate arrangement. Story #4 in the Epithalamium Series (REWRITTEN 2020)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 35,955 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/2/2010 - Published: 10/15/2010 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] Harry P. - Complete
Winterreise reviews
As the war intensifies, tensions grow between Albus and Minerva. A surprising encounter at the Yule Ball leads Minerva to ponder the nature of their relationship. Story #3.5 in the Epithalamium Series. Warning for dub-con.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,687 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/24/2010 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] - Complete
Ca' the Yowes reviews
Minerva awakens in St Mungo's after the Stunner attack to find she has an unusual visitor. Story #3.8 in the Epithalamium Series. Warning for excessive fluff.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,630 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/23/2010 - Minerva M., OC - Complete
Familiar Rituals reviews
How do Albus and Minerva celebrate the end of term? And just how did she become Head of Gryffindor as well as Deputy Headmistress? In this short story, she finds that some rituals are both pleasant and unpleasant. A little fluff, a little lemon, and a little angst. Story #3.6 in the Epithalamium Series
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,139 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/21/2010 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] - Complete
Harry Potter and the Deeply Disturbing Dream reviews
(Formerly titled: "Another Part of the Castle"). Harry has a terrifying dream, which leads to a startling discovery. AD/MM, with appearances by Harry, Hermione, and Ron.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/14/2010 - [Albus D., Minerva M.] Harry P. - Complete