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Wishing you the best …

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Hogmanay, Happy New Year, Happy-whatever-you-may-celebrate, and all the best to you in 2017! May it be a brighter year for us all.

As a gift for my readers, who have had little to read from me in recent years, I have packaged up a few seasonal stories and published them as an epub. I wrote them between 2008 and 2015, so they span a few years.

You can pick up Yuletide Stories on box.com.

I am also participating in the Hoggywarty Christmas Party again this year. I’m anticipating a lot of great fic and art, as has been the case in past years. If you’re looking for some good Hogwarts Christmas/winter stories, stop by and check out the party or read the entries from the previous years. The quality is really outstanding.

HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards

ADMM in Resolving a Misunderstanding - links to folder locationMany thanks to everyone who voted for my fics, Resolving a Misunderstanding and Death’s Dominion, in the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards. Thanks to you, Resolving a Misunderstanding reached the top spot in the Fan Poll for the Legacy Minerva McGonagall Death's Dominion thumbnailstory, and Death’s Dominion was in first in the Legacy Gen Fic category. I’m completely bowled over! Continue reading

A Drabble a Day in May? Drabble #1 for Remus Lupin.

Well, maybe not a drabble a day, but I’m going to aim for 20 drabbles over the course of the month.

Lightning fast readsEach week, I’m going to choose a particular Harry Potter character and focus the drabbles on that character. I think it should be an interesting exercise, and I hope that it will keep me writing.

This week’s character is Remus Lupin. I’ll be doing a handful of drabbles with Remus between the first of May and the seventh. When I have a bunch, I’ll post them together on the archives. In the meantime, I’ll be posting them singly here.

Drabbles are one-hundred word mini-stories. Sometimes people use the word “drabble” to describe any kind of very short story, but technically, it should be exactly one-hundred words, not including the title.  There are also double-drabbles of two-hundred words, triple-drabbles of three-hundred, etc. I’m not going to hold myself to one-hundred words, but the word count of each little story must be a multiple of one hundred, and I am limiting myself to a maximum of five hundred words. If I can’t keep it to five hundred, I’ll put it aside to develop into a longer one-shot. But rather than meticulously hand-count each word and determine whether hyphenated words count as one or two words, for the sake of simplicity, I will just use WordPerfect’s word count.

Here is the first in the series of drabbles. This one is a double-drabble.

Full moon“Of the Family Canidae”

by MMADfan

Remus sat back against the shed’s rough wood, the ground hard beneath him, the misting drizzle dampening his hair. Continue reading

The Voting in the Spring/Summer 2013 HP Fanfic Fan Poll Is Open

HP Fanfic Fan Poll Nomination

The nominations have closed, and the voting is open, in the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards.

There are many categories, each with subcategories, so go over and check out the fics that other fans have nominated as their faves.

I’m really pleased that a couple of my fics are in the “Legacy” subcategories for a couple categories — Resolving a Misunderstanding and Death’s Dominion, for Minerva x Anyone and Gen, respectively. And they’re in very good company — in fact, my most recent fic rec, “Gin a Body Meet a Body,” is there with RaM. 🙂

Take a look at the fics in your favorite category or categories, enjoy them (or not!), and then vote for your favorites! You’ve got two months for lots of reading!

Completed Works on An Archive of Our Own: “Resolving a Misunderstanding” and “A Holiday with the Headmaster”

Resolving a Misunderstanding banner for ADMM ficResolving a Misunderstanding is now completely uploaded to An Archive of Our Own, as is A Holiday with the Headmaster, a story that takes place towards the end of Resolving a Misunderstanding.

For descriptions of these fics, see the listing of all my stories here, or see the full table of contents with chapter summaries for Resolving a Misunderstanding, or the table of contents for A Holiday with the Headmaster.  For more information about the “RaMverse” in general, take a look at the Compendium of Information.

A Holiday with the Headmaster bannerWith the final update to Resolving a Misunderstanding, all of my completed stories are now available on An Archive of Our Own, including the first novella in the “Stray” series, which is being posted as a single, chaptered fic on the Petulant Poetess.

I am considering beginning to upload my works-in-progress, likely beginning with Charming the Scottish Garden. However, since I want to make more progress on my works-in-progress, I am not going to do that for a while yet.

My hands are beginning to get better, and I can now type for more than a few paragraphs at a time without pain, so I’m hopeful that the next update of A Long Vernal Season will be forthcoming in the next week or so!