therealsnape: (OLSB Poppy)
I'm an eager follower of The Austen Project, in which six famous, professional authors offer a new take on Austen's book. This summer [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss and I discussed the various books, and especially the recently-published Emma.

We were our usual critical selves, and then I thought it would be fun to try a re-write myself. The result you'll find below. It's my take on Emma and my entry for this year's [livejournal.com profile] minerva_fest.

[livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss, ardent Austonian and beta-reader extra-ordinaire, offered invaluable advice, as always. Thank you, dear, for improving my writing and for five glorious years of Minerva-centered works!

Title: Sense and Persuasion
Rating: PG
Word Count: 7900
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Pomona Sprout, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Augusta Longbottom. In due course, pairings will develop.
Summary: Poppy Pomfrey has all the best characteristics of Emma Woodhouse, and the wisdom that comes with age. So when she interferes, it isn’t meddling. Not at all.
Warnings: None.

Sense and Persuasion )
therealsnape: (OLSB Poppy)
This story was written as a gift for [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss in the [livejournal.com profile] rarepair_shorts summer wishlist. She posted her fabulous Kittyhawk story Battle-Axe, but had not received a gift yet. So I went through her giftlist - a pure formality, because I was very, very busy writing and plotting for [livejournal.com profile] minerva_fest.

And a few hours later I had written several hundred words of Pomona/Poppy, who had no business at all interrupting my fest writing. Kelly, in short, is a wicked temptress, and she got this tale for her sins.

Title: For Her Sins
Pairing: Poppy Pomfrey / Pomona Sprout
Request: summer hols
Rating: PG 13
Word Count: 2500 (sorry!)
Summary: Poppy never wanted to do it - her friends made her. It's all their fault. Well, nearly all.
Author's Notes: Poor Poppy isn't the only one to suffer like this.

Many thanks to my two lovely betas, [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland and [livejournal.com profile] lash_larue, who did their utmost to keep me on the grammatical straight-and-narrow and whose suggestions were invaluable.

For Her Sins )
therealsnape: (txt Writing Fanfic is my Therapy)
Title: They Talk, You Know
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1300
Characters and/or Pairings: Pomona/Rosmerta
Summary: Rosmerta learns about the language of flowers
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: All characters except Morag are JKR's, no money is made with this fic.
Author's Notes: While Morag is an OC in that JKR didn't create her, I owe a big debt of gratitude to Dame Judi Dench, whose brilliant interpretation of Armande in Chocolat made writing so much easier.
The wonderful illustration at the end is by the talented [livejournal.com profile] mothwing. It was the inspiration for the story, and she kindly allowed me to reproduce it here. Originally written for [livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas

They Talk, You Know )
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A few weeks ago I noticed I had completely forgotten to cross-post this story. Since I like to keep everything together on my LJ, here it is.

The prompt was given by [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond for the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] minerva_fest: In Deathly Hallows, we see Minerva cast an Imperius, effortlessly and without a real need. I’d like to see that explored. How did she learn to cast Unforgivables as if they were simple cleaning charms? Why didn’t she have a moral problem doing it? This was exactly the story I had wanted to write for a long time. The agony started, of course, when I actually had to do it. Thanks to my wonderful beta, [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss, I didn't jump off the Astronomy Tower in despair.

Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 7,370
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall, Griselda Marchbanks, Pomona Sprout. Mention of Minerva/Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank
Summary: Pomona knows that Minerva will come to regret her decision, but there’s nothing she can do about it. So she calls on Professor Marchbanks for help.
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: “Harry Potter” belongs to J.K. Rowling and her legal licencees. In the section describing events in the Ravenclaw Common Room, I’ve followed Deathly Hallows as closely as possible. This means that several phrases and descriptions are quoted from the original. No plagiarism is intended.

Fighting the Good Fight )

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