Two owls Harry had never seen before came thought the window at #4 Privet Drive. Between them they carried a trunk about the size of a loaf of bread. They landed on Harry’s bed. Harry removed the trunk and gave the owls some treats before they flew off again. Harry looked at the trunk and saw it had an envelope attached that was addressed to him but he did not recognize the hand writing. He opened the letter and read it:
We left this trunk with the goblins of Gringotts to deliver to you on your 12th Birthday if anything happened to both of us. Inside the trunk are three rooms set up as a Library, a Potions lab, and a study room/den. The library will expand as needed when books are added to it. The trunk also has a charm on it that allows you to enlarge and shrink the trunk without the Ministry’s knowledge. Just tap the trunk with your wand and say “Enlarge” or “Shrink” and remove your wand when the desired size is achieved. You cannot enlarge the trunk bigger than its original size or shrink it smaller than a match box. There is also a second letter inside the trunk to explain why we did all this. We love you and hope this trunk can help you in your life.
James & Lily Potter
The Challenge is to write a story explaining why James and Lily left Harry the trunk and what changes will it make in his life. Although the trunk was delivered on Harry's 12th birthday, the time frame can be later.
The categories for judging are Best Overall, Most Useful, Most Unexpected, and the People's Choice Award.
1. All general submission rules apply. Stories over 20,000 words are discouraged but not prohibited. R-rated stories are allowed but discouraged. Judges are not required to read stories over 20,000 words or any R-rated stories.
2. All entries must be submitted under The Potter Trunk Challenge (2016-2) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Sunday, May 15, 2016.
3. Only completed stories will be accepted. Multiple chapters are allowed as long as all the requirements are in the chapters and the story is completed by the deadline. All stories still go through the same approval process as normal submissions. Please don't wait till the last minute.
NOTE: This Challenge is based on a suggestion by Calvin W.
Thanks, Sir Ollivander