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April Fool's Challenge (2017-2) Update


As the shock wave receded from the Gryffindor Table, Colin Creevey timidly wiped a spatter of stew from his nose, Ginny slowly emerged from her blast crouch, and several seventh years looked down their sharp seventh-year noses at... Harry Potter.

On her way over from the Ravenclaw table, Luna smiled genially.  "Good evening, Harry Potter.  You're looking quite tetchy tonight."

Harry took a breath, low and raspy like a 'quite tetchy' lethifold. His white knuckles unclenched the seat back that he had just slammed, and he scanned the Great Hall, seething, "I'm going to rearrange someone's bloody face."

"Oh dear no."  Luna blinked.  "It need not be bloody.  Magical healers can do excellent, non-intrusive cosmetic surgery these days."

Ignoring her, Ginny stared at Harry.  "Oi Potter.  Does that mean they got you too?"

"Got me too?"  Harry looked in askance.  "Do you mean, someone else was cursed with a singing cauldron in Potions?"

"Yes.  Me."  Ginny nodded stiffly, banishing from her mind the strains of a daft love song (something about her fancying the Boy Who Lived).  "They pranked me this morning."  

"Bugger."  Harry gritted his teeth for a moment.  "Do you have any idea who did it?"

Ginny's shoulders slumped.  "No.  Snape took all the evidence and locked it in his office.  How are we going to find out?"

"Simple!"  Luna beamed a ray of sunshine at her friends.  "Just ask that lot over at SIYE.  They know everything that happens to us."

"Hey!"  Harry grinned.  "That's a great idea.  You know, I'm still chuckling about that Hugo Granger-Weasley piece.  That poor lad is so clueless..."

"True."  Ginny smiled.  "But I think my favourite was the story about two weddings.  Who would have thought, you know, that old Mrs. Figg would have let that happen?"

"Uh, I may have missed that one..."  Harry scratched his chin.  "What was that about two wedd-?"

"Shush!"  Luna rapped the table.  "Be quiet and hear what the authors say.  Meanwhile, I'll find you a book on cosmetic surgery."



Somebody has just wronged Harry and Ginny, and they're going to get even in the most fitting and funny way possible.  There are roughly six weeks left for you to tell us about it and compete for fame and (nonmonetary) fortune in the 2017-2 April Fools Challenge!

Challenge award categories are:

  • Most Humourous
  • Most Unexpected
  • Best Overall
  • People's Choice Award

Standard advisories:  all challenge entries must be marked as 'Complete' by the due date (midnight, July 15, 2017).  Stories longer than 20,000 words or with a Restricted rating are discouraged.  Judges need not read Restricted stories, and are not asked to read beyond the 20,000th word of any story.

Everyone, please feel free to suggest new challenge ideas whenever they occur to you!

ghl on 2017.06.06 - 10:08AM (6 Comments)

June 2016 Silver Trinket Results

The results are in for the June 2016 Dumbledore Silver Trinket Awards, and I can tell you it was very close in a few of the categories.  Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who was nominated.  Nominations are now being accepted for what *should* be the May 2017 trinkets.


Best Comedy

Best Drama

Best Romance

Best One-Shot

Best Completed

Best New Story


ginnyweasley777 on 2017.05.20 - 11:29AM (8 Comments)

The Trinkets are back!

Well it's still a work-in-progress with figuring out just where we are with them, but I can now announce that the voting is now open for the June 2016 Silver Trinkets.  There's quite a few stories to choose from and you can vote at the following link -

P.S. The winners will be announced on 20th May, so if you haven't already done so then please vote for your favourites.

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.05.10 - 11:39AM (3 Comments)

Rolling with it...

Well.  So there are some things that need to be announced, or at least chatted about, and although I'm not truly the right person to be making announcements, I'm at least a decent sort to start chatting.

First of all, and most importantly, Spenser Hemmingway is stepping down from his Senior Administrator and Trinkets Tsar role, "effective May".  That may or may not mean tomorrow, but regardless it is certainly soon.  I don't know details, but Sir Ollivander told us that Spenser / Eric has accepted a college position in creative writing.  Fitting, I would say!

Anyway, hopefully those who know more, and perhaps our long-time SIYE icon himself, may be able to provide more information, but in the mean time, let's wish him well!

Secondly, Hannah / GinnyWeasley777, has agreed to take on the Trinkets and get them charged up again.  Thank you Hannah!  In return, I will assume full responsibility for Challenges.

Thirdly, I am aware, and somewhat disheartened, by the fair number of minor unresolved technical problems on the site, including failures in new account approval, review responses, and (for some authors) an inability to edit old chapters.  I don't personally have the control (and perhaps not the know-how) to fix these problems, but the appropriate authorities have been alerted.

I will admit that this is a difficult time for SIYE.  We are limping along, but we are not dead yet, especially if authors, readers and volunteers continue to make things happen.

Thank you all!


***Comment: Hey folks, a quick good bye. It's been a great twelve years with a great group of people here. I will going on to Portland State University to work on a Master of Arts in Writing, Book Design, and Publishing. I don't know if I would have pursued it if not for my experiences at SIYE. Great luck to all of you and thanks. One last time...Mischief managed! Spenser / Eric

GHL on 2017.04.30 - 02:07PM (18 Comments)

April Fool's Challenge (2017-2)

What a grand way to honour a grand day!

Er, what's so grand about today?  Sixth anniversary of Alan Rickman's last on-stage performance?

No silly.  I mean, yes, BUT today is April Fool's day and what better way to honour it than with a "Pranks" Challenge?  Indeed, it is not just the twins who can pull a prank.  Somebody has just wronged Harry and Ginny, and they're going to get even in the most fitting and funny way possible.  Tell us about it!  Please note that these shenanigans need not take place on April 1, however they're certainly welcome to borrow from the spirit of this fine day!


Challenge award categories are:

  Most Humourous

  Most Unexpected

  Best Overall

  People's Choice Award

  Most Gratuitous Use of the Word Belgium in a Serious Screen Play


Authours, please have your stories submitted by July 15, 2017 to line us up for an awards announcement on August Fool's Day.  The usual caveats apply as far as judges not having to read Restricted stories, or read past the 20,000th word of a story.

Everyone, please feel free to suggest new challenge ideas whenever they occur to you!

ghl on 2017.04.01 - 10:42AM (3 Comments)

Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) Results

The votes have been counted and the results are now in.  The winners are -

Best Overall - A Romance In Reverse by DukeBrymin

Most Romantic - The Moments That Matter by CharmHazel

Most Unexpected - A Romance In Reverse by DukeBrymin

The People's Choice Award - A Romance In Reverse


Huge thanks to all the authors who entered, and to all the judges for taking the time to vote (SM, MG, GL, AM, MS, AS)

The winning stories are now in the featured story section.  Keep an eye out for the 2017-2 challenge which is coming soon!

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.04.01 - 03:42AM (5 Comments)


Reviews are now fixed! Thank you for your patience

Bear on 2017.03.28 - 05:25AM (8 Comments)

Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) -- Let the Voting Begin!

Dear all,

Five days late, but with good reason.  We have six wonderful challenge stories for you all to read, as listed at: 

Please register your votes for the People's Choice Award via the following link:

Sadly, I do not yet have word on a resolution to the technical problem with leaving story reviews, so please feel free to use this discussion space to comment on stories.

Also, please continue to state your preferences for the next challenge topic (2017-2), ideally within the earlier update discussion:


We look forward to announcing the 2017-1 challenge winners, and the upcoming 2017-2 challenge topic, on April 1.

No foolin'!


ghl on 2017.03.21 - 08:33AM (14 Comments)

Story reviewing function

Dear all,

Authours, please do not feel unloved for the next while if you don't receive reviews on your stories -- the function is temporarily unavailable, and will hopefully be restored reasonably soon!

For those wondering about the recent outages, they were the result of denial of service attacks.  Why hackers might wish to target a site that brings the joys of free, heart-felt fiction to the world, we may never know.  But with your patience and the technical skills of generous volunteers like Bear (who donated a good chunk of his time thwarting the attacks) we shall persevere!

Happy reading and writing to all!

                                - GHL


P.S.  While we wait for word about the reviewing function, anyone who feels strongly (hopefully positively) about any of our new slate of stories is welcome to leave a comment in this thread.

ghl on 2017.03.20 - 07:08AM (13 Comments)

The Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) Update 3

Update to the Update:  two days ago I was able to log on just long enough to write the message below when the site crashed for more than another full day, which rendered the challenge 'extension' fairly meaningless.  Furthermore, I have it on good information that at least one authour attempted to submit a story but was thwarted in doing so.

So, although I'll leave the old message in its original form below, Hannah, Sir Ollivander and I were quite unanimous on wanting more than just a 24 hour extension, so perhaps we should set the new deadline as midnight, March, 20.

And now, let's all dip into out stores of Felix Felicis and hope for a bit of server stability!


[The problem with SIYE crashing is at our host server site.  I personally have not learned what the problem(s) is/are but we are definitely in contact to find out why and when SIYE will be stable.  -Sir Ollivander]





Friends, seeing as how many times the site has been down in the past few days, I think it's only fair that we extend the submission deadline by a day in case there were any other authors attempting to submit stories.  So let's say that we will accept any stories submitted before midnight SIYE time on March 16th.

Shortly thereafter, the category will close, and stories will be open for People's Choice voting.

Thank you for your patience.

ghl on 2017.03.16 - 12:48AM (10 Comments)

Completed Reads
Midnight Flight by DukeBrymin
Middle of the night in the Potter household, and Harry reminisces about the past.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Romance
Warnings: Death
Words: 1050
Chapters: 1
Published: 2010.01.15
Updated: 2010.01.15
Hits: 3039
Reviews: 10

Recently Updated/Added
Harry Potter and Love's Changes by ScubaDoc3 (PG-13)
After Harry is injured protecting the philosopher's stone, Minerva McGonnagall promises herself that she will do a better job looking after him. That promise will eventually lead to large changes in Harry's life. This will ultimately be Harry/Ginny, but since it starts at the end of Harry's first year, it will take a while for any romantic relationships to develop. This is my first fanfic and I have no idea how long it will be or how long it will take me to post.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP
Genre: Angst, Drama, General
Warnings: Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence/Physical Abuse
Chapters: 2
Published: 2017.06.24
Updated: 2017.06.25
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 479
Reviews: 7

Arnold by HPmum2014 (PG)
The llfe and times of Arnold, manliest of manly Pygmy Puffs.
Rating: PG
Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP
Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Death
Chapters: 2
Published: 2017.06.25
Updated: 2017.06.25
Status: Completed
Hits: 322
Reviews: 2

Like Flames by DragonHeartstring (PG-13)
AU. After a disappointing year on a reserve Quidditch team, Ginny Weasley decides to change her path and join the Auror Academy. There, she learns more about magic, love, evil, and herself than she ever could have imagined.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Comedy, Fluff, General, Romance
Warnings: Death
Chapters: 7
Published: 2017.05.13
Updated: 2017.06.24
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 5329
Reviews: 48

A desire for power by Baumi (PG-13)
Harry potter has a twin. Daniel Potter is the boy-who-lived, he survived the killing curse due to his mother's blood protection. Harry got a fragment of Voldemort's soul. How will history change and how far is Harry willing to go in his desire for power? Tags: Dark!Harry Dark!Ginny Soulbond H/G
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure
Chapters: 14
Published: 2017.03.25
Updated: 2017.06.24
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 5454
Reviews: 46

Love Enough for Both by Manwe Valarian (PG-13)
Harry heard a goblin speaking and he came out of temporary stupor. He was surrounded by witches and wizards all staring at him. The most shocking thing was he had his arms around someone. Who was she and how did they get here?
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: General
Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Chapters: 42
Published: 2012.10.25
Updated: 2017.06.21
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 99605
Reviews: 340

Godric's Hollow by HPmum2014 (G)
We know that when Albus and Scorpius arrived at Godric's Hollow in 1981, they went for a look around the village, even seeing James, Lily and Harry Potter emerge from their house. But what if Lily saw Albus too?
Rating: G
Category: Cursed Child and beyond, Cursed Child and beyond
Genre: Angst, General
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.06.20
Updated: 2017.06.21
Status: Completed
Hits: 380
Reviews: 2

Revenge is Sweet by Gin110881 (G)
The story follows canon until May 1996, up to the point when someone decided to add a little twist by meddling with Ginny's love life. Of course, Ginny doesn't like that.
Rating: G
Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP
Genre: Humor, Romance
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.06.20
Updated: 2017.06.20
Status: Completed
Hits: 623
Reviews: 7

The Trouble with Family by BigIve (PG-13)
It is after the Battle and the search for Hermione's parents uncovers some unexpected branches on a previously well known family tree. Canon Relationships. Some Mature/Adult Themes and Language.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB
Genre: Action/Adventure, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence
Chapters: 33
Published: 2017.05.14
Updated: 2017.06.20
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 5457
Reviews: 19

Featured Stories
The Aurors by FloreatCastellum (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Drama **
The last thing Harry Potter wants is to be lumped with a trainee Auror, especially not one that idolises him. As he guides her through the realities of being an overworked Auror and tentatively settles into adult life with Ginny, a dark plot brews on the horizon...
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence
Words: 102600
Chapters: 21
Published: 2016.02.28
Updated: 2016.08.29
Status: Completed
Hits: 32610
Reviews: 298

Biscuits Deferred by GHL (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Romance **
*** Winner of Best Overall in the The Potter Trunk Challenge ***Shadows were closing in. Time grew short and options scarce... and so the young parents prepared a gift for their infant son.Years later, their caring gesture nearly foundered... yet thanks to a dozen sacrificial biscuits, Harry Potter's twelfth birthday is graced by a single present -- one that will someday yield the greatest gifts of all.
Rating: PG
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Death
Words: 19938
Chapters: 4
Published: 2016.04.24
Updated: 2016.05.14
Status: Completed
Hits: 8145
Reviews: 70

Gothic by Brennus (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Completed **
A bored Ginny Weasley finds her world turned upside down when a handsome and mysterious young wizard with a dark reputation offers her a job. Together, they seek a lost treasure and battle monsters while she learns many new things about herself.
Rating: R
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Intimate Sexual Situations, Violence
Words: 66369
Chapters: 9
Published: 2016.04.30
Updated: 2016.06.24
Status: Completed
Hits: 18205
Reviews: 158

Animal Quackers by GHL (G)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
A snake, a duck and some sheep -- OH MY!Harry and Ginny may have overcome the Fuddle Fog, and survived the Chamber of 'Secrest', but now everything's gone Animal Quackers!With Hermione torturing rats, Luna dreaming of sinister ducks, and everyone's favorite Yorkshire sheep making an appearance several hundred miles too far north, can Harry and Ginny thwart a nefarious dark plot before it's too late??
Rating: G
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crossover
Warnings: Mild Language
Words: 30887
Chapters: 4
Published: 2016.11.01
Updated: 2016.11.29
Status: Completed
Hits: 2802
Reviews: 28

Hiding in Plain Sight by GinevrasChampion (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
When the Weasley wedding is attacked, Harry grabs the first hand that comes to mind - Ginny's. They find Voldemort has hidden his Horcruxes in plain sight out of some of Muggle history's most important artifacts. Now the pair go across the continent, risking capture by both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, to end the war.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Words: 49662
Chapters: 19
Published: 2017.01.06
Updated: 2017.03.28
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 15714
Reviews: 134

The Moments that Matter by CharmHazel (PG)
***Winner of the Most Romantic in the Carpe Diem Challenge*** On realising what had been right in front of him all this time, Harry replays that moments in his head that led to him falling for Ginny.
Rating: PG
Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges
Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language
Words: 5722
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.02.19
Updated: 2017.02.19
Status: Completed
Hits: 2060
Reviews: 12

A Romance In Reverse by DukeBrymin (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best One-Shot **
***Winner of the Best Overall, Most Unexpected, and People's Choice Award in the Carpe Diem Challenge*** It was a small wedding, and the honeymoon was, fortunately, delayed.
Rating: PG
Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges
Genre: Romance
Words: 6226
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.03.19
Updated: 2017.03.19
Status: Completed
Hits: 2297
Reviews: 5

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