SIYE Time:14:22 on 1st June 2020

The Marauders Map Challenge Update #1
“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”

Hidden from sight in her bed in her dorm, with her curtains charmed closed, Ginny took a more detailed look at the parchment her twin brothers insisted on giving her. With her wand for light, the Marauders Map they called it started opening up and drawing lines and dots all over the place. When it seems to have finished, she looked at what was before her. She quickly found her name. She appeared to be in her bed in her dorm in the Gryffindor’s House. Knowing the layout, she moved her finger on the parchment to where she knew Ron and Harry slept. Just like her dorm, there were five beds and…four dots with names. Ron, Harry, Dean, and Neville. But then one dot was moving from the loo to the fifth bed. Seamus.

“Ok, where are the twins?” She quickly looked at the 5th year dorm and easily discovered three dots. Fred and George were missing. So she started flipping through the pages of the map trying to see if she could find them.

“Ops, there they are.” Reading the map she saw their dot names sitting at a table with a number of house-elves around them. They were in the kitchens having a midnight snack. Thinking of the most direct route and seeing that nobody was in the way, she started planning to join her dear brothers.

“Mischief managed.”

This word story can be told in many ways. This is just one example to get you thinking.
Sir Ollivander on 2008.12.10 - 06:19PM ()


Spenser Hemmingway came out of the woodwork on 2008.12.12 - 10:04AM to say:

I've always wondered if the map would show non-humans such as the ghosts, house-elves and Malfoy. If not, how did it indicate Pettigrew's presence when he was a rat? It's different with an Animagus you say? Then why couldn't they use it to spot Rita Skeeter when she was a bug? We can have all sorts of fun a point.

M_And came out of the woodwork on 2008.12.13 - 11:07PM to say:

Hey Spenser, to much sugar in the coffee? Those are some seriously deep thoughts there. You might as well ask if your dot is on the map and no one says "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good" are you really there? How's that for a brain teaser? - Mike

Spenser Hemmingway came out of the woodwork on 2008.12.14 - 12:23AM to say:

Deep thoughts--me? The Marauders' Map's closing phrase has been my trademark (with all proper respect to JKR) for forty-eight stories now (including two on a Luna site). This story is important to me for that particular reason beyond all others. By the way, our coffee is only enjoyed black in my house--the one thing I have in common with Burundian kowtowing toadies. So many little time...such a nice couple Ginny and Harry. Mischief managed! Eric

M_And came out of the woodwork on 2008.12.14 - 01:20AM to say:

Ha! Eric. I almost forgot about the Burundian kowtowing toadies reference. I did how ever remeber your patented (not literally) ending as I have read more than two of your stories. And yes, as someone who deeply appreciates the comic mind, "deep thoughts". There's an old pholosophical sounding saying: "A day without sunshine is like...night." I leave it to you, the master of humurous reference, to figure out who came up with that nugget. - Mike

M_And came out of the woodwork on 2008.12.14 - 01:22AM to say:

Okay...I just read all the typos in that last response - obviously there's a reason I require a beta. Yikes! - M

harry_ginny1234 came out of the woodwork on 2008.12.17 - 09:05PM to say:

as for what the map shows. it at least shows peeves. so it should probably show others as well.

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