LilAl260
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Joined 07-06-12, id: 4109989, Profile Updated: 11-14-12
Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.

I'm a 30-something that never actually grew up. My wife must think me crazy for being such an obsessed HP fan. But I love to read, and this particular story is so deep, so complex, so...so...HP... that there is a nearly unlimited part of the story that has yet to be told.

I found a bit of sweet irony in using this pen name. It was an old nickname from work - my boss' name was Al, and he loved to tell stories. Apparently, I picked up the nickname from enjoying a good story-telling, as well. But after 15 years in public safety, who wouldn't have a few interesting stories to tell? :)

I've got a full-story and a short story to tell, but both of them are on hold while I hone my skills on one/two-shots. I don't think I'd do a long story any justice at this point.

My only published story, Finding Normal, is going to be a series of conversations between characters immediately following DH as they all try to get back to a normal life. Nobody ever goes back to where they were before any experience, and I believe that significant events (fighting in a war, for example) changes the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. I'm no shrink, but I've seen enough to understand a little about how we adapt after traumatic experiences.

Like all authors, I love feedback (including constructive criticism). The characters in this sandbox are so well-written, so complex, so exposed to us readers... that it's unlikely I'll catch all my mistakes prior to publishing. I've learned as much from attempting to write these scenes as I have from reading. While "ur story sux." doesn't help much, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I can do better. Speech, grammer, flow, development... did I write the characters true to JKR's form? Are my scenarios believable? Have I written Fanon instead of Canon?

Lastly, while my chapters are infrequent, they're still coming. I work 60 hours a week, volunteer, and try to hold down a home, including my wonderful wife and two dogs. Just throw my stories on alert if you like them, please. :)

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Australia by MsBinns reviews
Ron grieves the loss of his brother and tries to figure out life after the war while trying to navigate his new relationship with Hermione. Cover art is by the talented anxiouspineapples and is titled "At Long Last".
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 39 - Words: 304,478 - Reviews: 1924 - Favs: 744 - Follows: 1,037 - Updated: 3/22 - Published: 11/18/2011 - Ron W., Hermione G.
All Was Well by SarRansom reviews
A series of snapshots detailing the important life events of the Potter and Weasley families following the Battle of Hogwarts. Focusing on Harry and Ginny, with regular appearances from their family and friends.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,443 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 2/28 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Hello Father by diva.gonzo reviews
Tom Marvolo Riddle is a man on a mission - to confront his father and grandparents at their Manor. This is more than just revenge or vengeance. The blood on his hands tonight will be murder most foul. Rated M (wish it was MA) for for gritty and raw themes that are not for kids or the faint of heart. This is not a story for 17 and under. Dark!Fic and other warnings inside.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,426 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/18/2013 - Tom R. Jr., Tom R. Sr., Mary R., Thomas R. - Complete
The Interview by HalfASlug reviews
10th November, 1981. Severus Snape has been summoned to Hogwarts for the first time since the war. For everyone else the fighting has finished, but for him it must continue. He is about to learn the true meaning of 'anything' and who better to teach him than the Hogwarts Headmaster.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,512 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/5/2013 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
What Does Yes Mean? by FredNeverDied reviews
"What does 'yes' mean, Mr. Potter?" McGonagall asked, glaring at him. "What does 'yes' mean?" James asked her incredulously, "it means this is the best moment of my life and you're messing it up!" How James finally got Lily to go out with him. Also includes the rest of the Marauders (of course). Rated T for language.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,832 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 4/19/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012 - James P., Lily Evans P., Marauders - Complete
Moments by Armaysha reviews
A selection of missing moments from Hermione and Ron. Follows their relationship throughout the series. Rated M for Ron's mouth and Hermione's thoughts in later chapters.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 42 - Words: 101,360 - Reviews: 937 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 548 - Updated: 4/8/2013 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Hermione G., Ron W.
Interlude by Silvver Phoenix reviews
The months after Voldemort's death act as an interlude in Harry Potter's life. The trio deal with the aftermath of Voldemort's fall and make decisions about their futures. The wizarding world attempts to restructure, and broken families attempt to heal.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 97,658 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 9/15/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
Letters by Morning Lilies reviews
In the final months of the war, Harry entrusted Ron with a bundle of parchments marked 'just in case'. More than seventeen years later, Teddy accidentally unroots a bit of the past. But once he starts reading, he can't stop.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,445 - Reviews: 533 - Favs: 1,019 - Follows: 600 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 11/25/2011 - Teddy L., Harry P. - Complete
Closer by TenderHooligan reviews
Everything is returning to normal after the War. But when it comes to Ron and Hermione, the word 'normal' doesn't really apply. And with the world around them still in pieces, will they rebuild it together, or will they find it difficult just to stay together when there's so so much left unsaid? Book 1 in the There Is a Light Series.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 343,563 - Reviews: 930 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 12/6/2012 - Published: 12/23/2011 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
A Mother's Rage by diva.gonzo reviews
2 May 1998. Molly Weasley answers the call to fight at Hogwarts along with the rest of the family. This is the battle, through her eyes, along with the consequences of her actions. Appearances by the rest of the family, in addition to others. Dark, dramatic, and painful. Multiple character death; battle scenes; more included (Wish there was a T plus rating)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,061 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/14/2012 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Molly W., Arthur W. - Complete
Nineteen Days Later by HalfASlug reviews
It has been nineteen days since the war ended. For everyone involved, it's time to move on and rebuild but can they after everything that has happened? Multiple POVs.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,333 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/7/2012 - Published: 7/22/2012 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
My New Favorite Book by mellarkable5678 reviews
Hermione has just finished rereading her books and is bored. Ron supplies her with some new reading material. Ron/Hermione and mentions Harry/Ginny.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 590 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
The Longest Start by HalfASlug reviews
It's the longest start but the end's not too far away... It took Ron and Hermione years to finally get together but after just eighteen months everything is starting to crumble around them.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 39,924 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 8/4/2012 - Published: 6/22/2012 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
Stop All The Clocks by Aranel-Calen reviews
One-shot about Fred's Funeral
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,530 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/15/2011 - Harry P., Fred W. - Complete
The Mind of Arthur Weasley by Northumbrian reviews
In the kitchen at the Burrow, Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, Molly and Arthur sit down at the table. The youngsters look nervous. Arthur suspects that they are up to something. What is going on inside…
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,035 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 25 - Published: 1/16/2010 - [Harry P., Ginny W.] [Ron W., Hermione G.] - Complete
Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness by Thanfiction reviews
Originally posted as the Dumbledore's Army Series: A novel following Neville and the D.A. through the 7th year at Hogwarts under the reign of Snape and the Carrows. Contains ALL previously posted sections.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 256,506 - Reviews: 1450 - Favs: 2,317 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 6/15/2008 - Published: 6/11/2008 - Neville L. - Complete
And the Clock Ticks by Lirazel reviews
“It is about the time that you finish washing the last dish that you realize that you can hear the clock ticking.” Molly alone in the Burrow. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,477 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/26/2006 - Molly W. - Complete
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Hermione and the Horcrux reviews
What happened when Ron & Hermione snuck away to destroy the cup horcrux? Set in DH, follows canon. One-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,838 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Hermione G., Ron W. - Complete
Finding Normal reviews
A series of 1-shot/ficlet conversations that happen immediately following DH as everyone tries to find their "new normal".
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,092 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/31/2013 - Published: 8/1/2012