Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter.
For some reason the universe of Harry Potter recently caught my attention. My daughter loved the series up until her favorite character died, then she stopped, so I've been familiar with Harry Potter since the first book was released.
The universe for Harry Potter is about the richest there is in FanFiction because the characters are open to so many interpretations based on the inconsistencies in the books. Dumbledore seems so interested in Harry, yet woefully neglects him while he's at the Dursleys, then acts surprised to discover the Dursleys are abusive. He claims he's interested in the safety of the students and yet repeatedly ignores signs that something very dangerous is running through his school every year. Snape is clearly incompetent as a teacher, obviously dislikes Harry, yet repeatedly saves his life. Friends are transient with even his "best" friends at times abandoning him. Harry is clearly very wealthy, yet never once thinks to use that money to his advantage (i.e., buy the school new brooms for the First Years to practice with; getting a new wardrobe of decently fitting clothes; hiring a lawyer — Vernon's work-related experiences discussed at home about lawyers defending the company from bad press would be overheard) etc.). And so on and so forth.
I had two simple ideas at first, one is a Fem!Harry. History is ripe with cases where foster/step-children are not merely neglected but used as servants and virtual slaves by the very families that are supposed to protect them. Girls are especially prone to being used as "bribes" to bring the family advantages. In Old China, Japan, South-east Asia, and India it was not unusual for girls, especially step-children or illegitimate, to be sold to brothels, or used as sexual bribes to superiors. Up until 1865 this even happened in England.
"Harriet Potter" is based on my psychology studies and abused women I have known and their reactions when removed from those situations. Sometimes they live in complete denial, sometimes they appear very well-adjusted with only a few, if any, quirks. Some seem to consider their experiences as "normal" and are surprised when others react negatively. Still others develop fluid personalities that change to fit their current situations, one for their friends, one for their family, and another for strangers. A few even develop a multiple-personality disorder where the personalities are distinctly different, to the point where the original is unaware of the others, and the others may or may not know of their companions. And their families and friends never suspect the problem.
The other story is "Lucid Dreaming." Accidental magic is just that, it's an accident where the child's magic reacts to a situation based on vague desires. It isn't well thought out, it isn't planned, it just happens. Sometimes the results are benign, sometimes not. Lucid Dreaming is a story where Harry, age 9, in a fit of depression and anguish, demands help. He gets it, but vague demands get vague results.
A third idea I have is Draco comes up with a plot to ruin Harry's reputation and drive the "Golden Trio" apart. It works, but doesn't go the way he expects.
And then there is "Amalgum - Lockhart's Folly." This came from reading an unfinished story by another author who put the story up for someone else to finish. It grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go until it was finished. I've started posting it at a chapter a week, it should run about thirty or so chapters.
"Lucid Dreaming" will probably be started after Harriet Potter finishes her first year, and I'll end up alternating the stories. If, that is, anyone is interested in them being continued past the first year.
Recently I had an idea for a quick one-shot, "The Broom-closet," that seems to be getting nice reviews. I'm working on adding more as time goes by.
If you notice errors, please let me know. If you find Harriet Potter unbelievable, I'm sorry to hear that. Many of the inter-personal interactions I relate are based on things I've read in psychology, or people I've personally known. On the pairings that may happen, remember, it's MAGIC!
Oh, and if you do like the stories, please tell you friends.
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