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Title: The True Story of the Hogwarts Pantomime Players
Rating: PG-13
Word Count:8400
Characters and/or Pairings: Filius Flitwick, Horace Slughorn, Charity Burbage, Albus Dumbledore, with walk-ons (or waltz-ons) from assorted Hogwarts staff

Disclaimer: The first attempt at introducing a Christmas pantomime at Hogwarts, which took place under the headship of Professor Armando Dippet, has been described in Hermione Granger’s translation of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Flourish and Blotts 2007, annotated for Muggles by J.K.Rowling, Bloomsbury, 2008). I have no intention of infringing on Ms Granger’s copyright. It is this performance to which Professor Dumbledore refers in his recollections.

Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas, when a prompt on the true story behind the Hogwarts Pantomime was most intriguing. Professor Dumbledore collaborated graciously, freely gave of his time and memories, and even allowed me to reproduce a few photographs from his private collection. The other teachers, however, were less willing. My requests met with winces, shudders, and, in the case of Professor Flitwick, gagging.

But in the end I managed to collect enough documentary evidence to piece together the events of September to December 1982.

I hope you at least will enjoy the story. Heaven knows none of the protagonists did.

The True Story of the Hogwarts Pantomime Players )
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Title: A Story of Warnings and the Ignoring Thereof
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Irma Pince/Horace Slughorn
Word Count: 5800
Warnings/Content Information: none
Summary: Horace has a strange story to tell. A story that might even surprise his old friend Albus. A story involving Irma Pince. And then Albus had to go and die in that highly dramatic fashion. But Horace is not a man who lets a mere trifle like the Veil stop him. When he has a story to tell, he tells it.
Author's/Notes: My thanks, as always, to my fabulous beta [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss. For many improvements, endless patience, and soothing my fevered brow during a particularly vicious attack of Writer’s Insecurity.

Originally written for [livejournal.com profile] hp_beholder, that most fabulous of fests.

A Story of Warnings and the Ignoring Thereof )
therealsnape: (lost in a book)
Title: Subtlety Personified
Author:
Pairing Gen, Slughorn/Snape friendship
Rating PG
Warnings None

Summary Horace Slughorn has quite looked forward to the Special Christmas Edition of the Daily Prophet. And it doesn’t disappoint: a two-page spread on what really happened at Hogwarts’ the year Snape was Headmaster. Originally written for the Snapely Holidays fest. I’m not the world’s fastest re-poster. Have a Snapely Easter instead.

Disclaimers All plotholes are JKR’s. I merely fill them in. My marvellous beta [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss explained in one of her fics why Ms Lovegood had her brief career as Quidditch commentator.
Obviously, all newspaper articles quoted in this story are the property of the Daily Prophet and Ms. Rita Skeeter.

Subtlety Personified )

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