SIYE Challenges  Stories written in reponse to a SIYE Challenge or contest.
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Trophy Room Stories and Authors that have been recipients of Silver Trinket Awards
Trailer: The Crimes of Gellert Grindelwald
Cosmo (AurorOfTheLight) has alerted us to having seen a cool trailer on the sequel to Fantastic Beasts. I'm not sure if this is precisely what he saw, but I'm going to post a link to a trailer I found on YouTube:
The second edition of the 'Buried Gems' presents you a story probably only a few remember. I found the story three years ago with the help of the 'Random Story' feature in the top right corner of the SIYE main page. For some time this feature seems to be called 'Completed Reads' in the meantime. The title of the story made me curious, 'Light From An Open Window'. I was curious, from whose window the light would shine in the darkness, and who would be attracted by the light. The summary peaked my interest even more, and since the story was not that long, I gave it a try.
Summary: A warm summer night, some pensive thinking, a broomstick ride-the beginning of a new friendship and perhaps something more. Harry sees Ginny in a new light, and Ginny falls in love all over again. A night of dark memories, light-hearted conversation, deep understanding, and the glimpse of light peering from a newly opened window. In five parts. Written from the alternating perspectives of Harry and Ginny.
The story was written after OotP and posted on SIYE in 2005 before HBP has been released. It's a story about the problems of two teens in difficult times, and that friendship means to help each other.
To everybody who liked this story, I recommend reading the sequel, 'Light Reflected'.
Tell us about your favourite buried gem. Just send me an email (Gin110881@yahoo.com) with your suggestion and a few lines explaining why you like the story so much and why everybody else here should read it. The story should be complete and preferable posted at SIYE before 2010.
The first story in the new Buried Gems series is the very first fanfiction story I've ever read. Okay, that's not quite right, it's the second since the first fanfiction story I've ever read was the German translation of this story.
The Seventh Horcrux continues where HBP ended. The story has been published before DH. To my knowledge, the story was even traded in the internet as the leaked copy of DH. I'm not sure if this is just a legend because I started reading fanfiction about 8 years after The Seventh Horcrux had been released in 2006.
What is The Seventh Horcrux about? I think the summary explains it very well:
The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself "the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not" in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And, can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.
I remember very well that the 'and still get the girl' immediately caught my attention. Would Harry really ask Ginny to take him back?
Why do I like the story so much...and where do I start without giving too much away?
Well, the first reason is that I think the story is very well written, I immediately felt transported back to the Harry Potter universe. The second reason are the many little loving details that, to my astonishment, had many similarities with things I've read in DH, although the plot is very different from DH. The most important reason, however, is that Ginny plays a much bigger role in The Seventh Horcrux than in DH.
Of course, there is also a Horcrux hunt in The Seventh Horcrux, and, of course, it is completely different than in DH, which is understandable considering that DH was released later.
I don't want to reveal too much, but (spoiler alert!) in the end Harry wins against Voldemort, and...oh, I can't remember...did he really get the girl?
What do you think about The Seventh Horcrux?
Oh, and please don't hesitate to correct me if I wrote something wrong.
And what is your favourite buried gem? Just send me a PM with a short description of the story.
edit (2nd May 2018):
Since the SIYE PM function sometimes delivers empty messages only, please feel free to send me an email with your suggestions: Gin110881@yahoo.com.
(I promise to use your email addresses only for 'Buried Gems' conversations!)
At GHL's suggestion, I will try to establish a "Buried Gems" feature on SIYE. I'll rummage the SIYE treasure chests for stories written in the early SIYE years. The "Buried Gems" feature is intended to remind the long-time readers of this site of the stories they read many years ago, and help the somewhat newer readers to find some of the old gems buried in the depths of SIYE.
Of course, everyone is invited to suggest his/her favourite story. Just send me a PM with the title of the story, the name of the author, and a few lines with a short description of the story, why you liked it so much, and why you think the others should read it. The suggested stories should have been written before 2010, and they should be complete.
For starters, it is planned to present a story every 4-5 weeks. Dependent on the number of voluntary contributions, I'd consider posting the new edition of the feature sooner. The first edition of the Buried Gems will be released within the next few days.
Pumpkin Juice Challenge 2018-2 announcement plus topic choices for 2018-3
As previously announced, the topic for Challenge 2018-2 is: Tis the Valentines feast at Hogwarts, and something is odd. The pumpkin juice tastes suspiciously good, and all who drink it are behaving strangely. Uh oh.
Awards will be made for Most Humourous, Most Unexpected, Best Overall, and People's Choice. Completed stories must be submitted by midnight, July 15, in order for award announcements to be made on August 1.
Please note rules for challenge stories: submissions must be stand-alone stories that are marked as complete by deadline; stories must be shorter than 20,000 words; R-rated stories are discouraged, and judges are not required to read them.
Finally, please use this space to cast your votes for the 2018-3 challenge topic. Additional suggestions are highly encouraged (the list could use some freshening) but prior vote-getters include:
Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry. Tell us about it.
Auntie Muriel announces that she will take her tea at the Burrow next Sunday. Excuses fly as everyone tries to avoid attending. Will anyone escape?
A debilitating accident brings Harry's and Ginny's hectic schedules to a screeching halt. How will things change as the couple adjusts to a slow recovery?
Harry has never been abroad before. His first trip is with Ginny. Where do they go, and why?
Late at night, a hooded stranger appears at Harry's bed and casts a spell. Another does the same to Ginny. The mysterious pair meets in the Common Room. After a kiss, they whisper, "That’s done. Now, for the great adventure." What happens next?
Times are tense at Grimmauld Place... until Sirius and Lupin start sharing tales of old Marauder Pranks. Suitably inspired, Harry and/or Ginny (you choose) decide(s) to liven things up with a bit of their own mischief.
Sincere appreciation to MG, OB, HG and YK for your dilligent evaluations!
And now, on to our voter-selected topic for Challenge 2018-2:
Tis the Valentines feast at Hogwarts, and something is odd. The pumpkin juice tastes suspiciously good, and all who drink it are behaving strangely. Uh oh.
The topic was based on a suggestion by Gin110881. Awards will be made for Most Humourous, Most Unexpected, Best Overall, and People's Choice. Please stay tuned for a followup announcement in about a week, specifying rules for Challenge 2018-2, and opening the voting process on possible topics for Challenge 2018-3.
Please cast a vote for your favourite via http://siye.co.uk/trinkets.php?peopleschoice=Y, and wait upon our illustrious judges with bated breath whilst they make choices for 'Most Adventuresome', 'Most Romantic' and 'Best Overall'.
I'll be back to you all on April 1 with challenge awards, and our topic selection for 2018-2 (which you can all still be voting on too, if you wish).
ginnyweasley777 on 2018.02.08 - 03:50AM (5 Comments)
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Challenge 2018-1 update 2, plus topic choices for 2018-2
"This is all my fault, Harry." Ginny sighed, turning deliberately away from him as she used her wand to sweep away decades of greasy dust from the interior of an old cabinet. "You've not said a thing since, er, you know, so I gather you're quite angry."
"Angry?? No, no, no." Harry stretched warily away from corner where he was vanishing mouse droppings and peered into the corridor to make sure they were alone. "I was deathly afraid I'd die laughing in front of Filch and get our detentions doubled!"
"Laughing? Whatever about?"
With one final glance out the door, Harry turned with an ear-to-ear grin. "Didn't you notice? After your little explosion, Warrington, uh... had a wee bit of an accident."
"Accident??" Holding a half-dusted urn, Ginny turned to him with wide eyes.
"You didn't see that wet spot?"
"Wet...? Oh my!" Failing to stifle a hoot of hysterics, Ginny sputtered straight across the urn, raising an eruption of dust.
"Mind your step, Gin'." Reaching over, putting a hand on her arm lest she teeter over, Harry eyes turned, incidentally, to the newly exposed bronze surface on the urn. He stared. "Hey, what's this?"
"What's what?" Wiping away a couple of tears from her eyes with her free hand, Ginny turned her attention to the partially exposed engraving. "St. Jerome's Church, Godr..." Squinting, she extended a finger to wipe away some remnant dirt, and was about to read the last of the name, when-
"Gak!!" Both student felt a sharp tug somewhere in the pits of the stomachs, and the filthy store room swirled away into darkness...
Eep! And what happens next, pray tell?
Do let us all know how it all turns out, or kick off your own Portkey misadventure for SIYE's Portkey Challenge (2018-1). Awards will be made for Most Adventuresome, Most Romantic, Best Overall, and People's Choice. Completed stories must be submitted by midnight, March 15, in order for award announcements to be made on April 1.
Please note rules for challenge stories (including some judge-requested modifications): submissions must be stand-alone short stories (may be part of a series, but must contain introduction, climax and resolution all in Challenge entry), and the stories must be marked as complete by deadline. Each submission must be shorter than 20,000 words; R-rated stories are discouraged, and judges are not required to read them.
Readers: we are always looking for new judges, so some additional volunteers are always apreciated! If I don't hear from anyone, I may trying twisting a few arms...
Finally, please use this space to continue casting votes for the 2018-2 challenge topic. Additional suggestions are encouraged but top current choices include:
1. Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry. Tell us about it. 2. Auntie Muriel announces that she will take her tea at the Burrow next Sunday. Excuses fly as everyone tries to avoid attending. Will anyone escape? 3. Tis the Valentines feast at Hogwarts, and something is odd. The pumpkin juice tastes suspiciously good, and all who drink it are behaving strangely. Uh oh. 4. A debilitating accident brings Harry's and Ginny's hectic schedules to a screeching halt. How will things change as the couple adjusts to a slow recovery? 5. My, how the kids have grown! And didn't you notice how  was looking at  yesterday? Oh dear, I'm afraid it's time for... 'the talk'. 6. Harry has never been abroad before. His first trip is with Ginny. Where do they go, and why? 7. Late at night, a hooded stranger appears at Harry's bed and casts a spell. Another does the same to Ginny. The mysterious pair meets in the Common Room. After a kiss, they whisper, "That’s done. Now, for the great adventure." What happens next?
Harry and Ginny discover new feelings for each other by way of an enchanted music box. With the help of Sirius Black, Harry and Ginny uncover secrets about his mother Lily, as well as Godric's Hollow. Budding romance between Ron and Hermione is also featured.
Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama Warnings: Violence Words: 15783 Chapters: 8 Published: 2003.08.05 Updated: 2003.08.17 Hits: 13753 Reviews: 18
A series of terrible murders are laid at the feet of Auror Harry Potter. The victims are left in the open with no clues and no crime scene to point Harry to the killer. Can the killer be stopped before those closest to Harry are targeted.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2018.05.17 Updated: 2018.05.18 Status: Completed Hits: 316 Reviews: 6
Ginny has a moment before her first match as the Captain for Gryffindor Quidditch team.Rating: G Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Fluff, General, Romance Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2018.05.18 Updated: 2018.05.18 Status: Completed Hits: 316 Reviews: 5
Metropolitan Police Inspector Harry Potter was having an amazing twenty-four hours. He slept a full eight hours, had a good pint, and met the most incredible red-headed woman. Of course, that was all nulled by the dead woman lying in Whitehorse Road Park.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: Chapters: 3 Published: 2018.04.21 Updated: 2018.05.18 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 1867 Reviews: 14
Not all wounds heal completely – many scars aren’t readily visible. Join Harry and his friends as they journey through the year following the war, learning how to maneuver over hurdles both unique and lingering. An 8th-year sequel to the summer of These Cuts I Have.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 20 Published: 2018.01.04 Updated: 2018.05.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 20759 Reviews: 231
In the fall of 1996 Harry finds a book about the ancient holidays just before Samhain, or what has become Hallowe'en. Tradition says communication with the dead is possible. Harry enlists Ginny to help him find out if its true.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Drama Warnings: Death Words: Chapters: 11 Published: 2017.10.09 Updated: 2018.05.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 4360 Reviews: 21
London 2002. They have no past, only dreams. They are students (Ginny Smith & Mione Granger) and musicians (Lee & Harry Jordan) finding their way in a gritty GenX world. When a voice rises from a dark Camden Town stage, a quest begins for what has been lost, and what may yet be found.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama, Romance Warnings: Mild Language Words: Chapters: 6 Published: 2018.04.10 Updated: 2018.05.15 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2142 Reviews: 64
Single point divergence from the end of OOTP, evident in the first 100 words, strung up on Jo's scaffold. Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance Warnings: Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2018.05.11 Updated: 2018.05.12 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 613 Reviews: 2
A missing policeman leads the Muggle Interface Team, and their boss, Senior Auror Harry Potter, into a very strange place.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Tragedy Words: Chapters: 4 Published: 2016.06.27 Updated: 2018.05.11 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7567 Reviews: 47
Sequel to Darkness Within. This story begins the night before Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts. Canon couples accurate to JKR. The romance between Harry and Ginny will develop slowly due to their ages. Please note rating and warnings. Rating: R Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Drama, Romance Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: 131150 Chapters: 36 Published: 2017.07.30 Updated: 2018.05.03 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 23606 Reviews: 208
All space and time is relative. The only constant is the speed of... fire. Victory in tatters; great deeds undone; the world is unraveling, and Ginny has vanished. Yet somehow, with the shared strengths of a cadre of highly implausible allies, Harry finds the will to persist through a bewildering tangle of centuries and realities, all hurtling toward an explosive, time-bending eruption. An impossibly charring sequel to the utterly fractious Splinters.Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Mild Language Words: 64675 Chapters: 18 Published: 2017.10.31 Updated: 2018.02.27 Status: Completed Hits: 9302 Reviews: 143
Not all wounds heal completely – many scars aren’t readily visible. Join Harry and his friends as they journey through the year following the war, learning how to maneuver over hurdles both unique and lingering. An 8th-year sequel to the summer of These Cuts I Have.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: 159068 Chapters: 20 Published: 2018.01.04 Updated: 2018.05.17 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 20759 Reviews: 231
** Winner of Most Adventuresome, Best Overall and People's Choice in the Portkey Challenge **Harry and Ginny stumbled upon a Portkey when they were cleaning Gimmauld Place. It swept them away on an incredible journey.Rating: PG-13 Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery Words: 18202 Chapters: 3 Published: 2018.02.27 Updated: 2018.03.14 Status: Completed Hits: 3099 Reviews: 35
** Winner for Most Romantic in the Portkey Challenge **Whilst staying at Grimmauld Place during his fifth year, Harry makes several new discoveries - most startling among them involving Ron's younger sister. A harrowing adventure involving danger, intrigue, unexpected discoveries... and also a bit of bonding.Rating: PG Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Romance Words: 8129 Chapters: 1 Published: 2018.03.05 Updated: 2018.03.05 Status: Completed Hits: 2240 Reviews: 15
Looking through an old trunk shouldn’t pose much of a threat, but when the trunk is in the Grimmauld Place attic, mysterious things can happen, especially if you are Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. Rating: G Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP Genre: Drama Words: 7989 Chapters: 1 Published: 2018.03.05 Updated: 2018.03.05 Status: Completed Hits: 1338 Reviews: 8