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June 2016 Silver Trinket Results

The results are in for the June 2016 Dumbledore Silver Trinket Awards, and I can tell you it was very close in a few of the categories.  Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who was nominated.  Nominations are now being accepted for what *should* be the May 2017 trinkets.


Best Comedy

Best Drama

Best Romance

Best One-Shot

Best Completed

Best New Story


ginnyweasley777 on 2017.05.20 - 11:29AM (8 Comments)

The Trinkets are back!

Well it's still a work-in-progress with figuring out just where we are with them, but I can now announce that the voting is now open for the June 2016 Silver Trinkets.  There's quite a few stories to choose from and you can vote at the following link -

P.S. The winners will be announced on 20th May, so if you haven't already done so then please vote for your favourites.

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.05.10 - 11:39AM (3 Comments)

Rolling with it...

Well.  So there are some things that need to be announced, or at least chatted about, and although I'm not truly the right person to be making announcements, I'm at least a decent sort to start chatting.

First of all, and most importantly, Spenser Hemmingway is stepping down from his Senior Administrator and Trinkets Tsar role, "effective May".  That may or may not mean tomorrow, but regardless it is certainly soon.  I don't know details, but Sir Ollivander told us that Spenser / Eric has accepted a college position in creative writing.  Fitting, I would say!

Anyway, hopefully those who know more, and perhaps our long-time SIYE icon himself, may be able to provide more information, but in the mean time, let's wish him well!

Secondly, Hannah / GinnyWeasley777, has agreed to take on the Trinkets and get them charged up again.  Thank you Hannah!  In return, I will assume full responsibility for Challenges.

Thirdly, I am aware, and somewhat disheartened, by the fair number of minor unresolved technical problems on the site, including failures in new account approval, review responses, and (for some authors) an inability to edit old chapters.  I don't personally have the control (and perhaps not the know-how) to fix these problems, but the appropriate authorities have been alerted.

I will admit that this is a difficult time for SIYE.  We are limping along, but we are not dead yet, especially if authors, readers and volunteers continue to make things happen.

Thank you all!


***Comment: Hey folks, a quick good bye. It's been a great twelve years with a great group of people here. I will going on to Portland State University to work on a Master of Arts in Writing, Book Design, and Publishing. I don't know if I would have pursued it if not for my experiences at SIYE. Great luck to all of you and thanks. One last time...Mischief managed! Spenser / Eric

GHL on 2017.04.30 - 02:07PM (18 Comments)

April Fool's Challenge (2017-2)

What a grand way to honour a grand day!

Er, what's so grand about today?  Sixth anniversary of Alan Rickman's last on-stage performance?

No silly.  I mean, yes, BUT today is April Fool's day and what better way to honour it than with a "Pranks" Challenge?  Indeed, it is not just the twins who can pull a prank.  Somebody has just wronged Harry and Ginny, and they're going to get even in the most fitting and funny way possible.  Tell us about it!  Please note that these shenanigans need not take place on April 1, however they're certainly welcome to borrow from the spirit of this fine day!


Challenge award categories are:

  Most Humourous

  Most Unexpected

  Best Overall

  People's Choice Award

  Most Gratuitous Use of the Word Belgium in a Serious Screen Play


Authours, please have your stories submitted by July 15, 2017 to line us up for an awards announcement on August Fool's Day.  The usual caveats apply as far as judges not having to read Restricted stories, or read past the 20,000th word of a story.

Everyone, please feel free to suggest new challenge ideas whenever they occur to you!

ghl on 2017.04.01 - 10:42AM (3 Comments)

Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) Results

The votes have been counted and the results are now in.  The winners are -

Best Overall - A Romance In Reverse by DukeBrymin

Most Romantic - The Moments That Matter by CharmHazel

Most Unexpected - A Romance In Reverse by DukeBrymin

The People's Choice Award - A Romance In Reverse


Huge thanks to all the authors who entered, and to all the judges for taking the time to vote (SM, MG, GL, AM, MS, AS)

The winning stories are now in the featured story section.  Keep an eye out for the 2017-2 challenge which is coming soon!

ginnyweasley777 on 2017.04.01 - 03:42AM (5 Comments)


Reviews are now fixed! Thank you for your patience

Bear on 2017.03.28 - 05:25AM (8 Comments)

Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) -- Let the Voting Begin!

Dear all,

Five days late, but with good reason.  We have six wonderful challenge stories for you all to read, as listed at: 

Please register your votes for the People's Choice Award via the following link:

Sadly, I do not yet have word on a resolution to the technical problem with leaving story reviews, so please feel free to use this discussion space to comment on stories.

Also, please continue to state your preferences for the next challenge topic (2017-2), ideally within the earlier update discussion:


We look forward to announcing the 2017-1 challenge winners, and the upcoming 2017-2 challenge topic, on April 1.

No foolin'!


ghl on 2017.03.21 - 08:33AM (14 Comments)

Story reviewing function

Dear all,

Authours, please do not feel unloved for the next while if you don't receive reviews on your stories -- the function is temporarily unavailable, and will hopefully be restored reasonably soon!

For those wondering about the recent outages, they were the result of denial of service attacks.  Why hackers might wish to target a site that brings the joys of free, heart-felt fiction to the world, we may never know.  But with your patience and the technical skills of generous volunteers like Bear (who donated a good chunk of his time thwarting the attacks) we shall persevere!

Happy reading and writing to all!

                                - GHL


P.S.  While we wait for word about the reviewing function, anyone who feels strongly (hopefully positively) about any of our new slate of stories is welcome to leave a comment in this thread.

ghl on 2017.03.20 - 07:08AM (13 Comments)

The Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) Update 3

Update to the Update:  two days ago I was able to log on just long enough to write the message below when the site crashed for more than another full day, which rendered the challenge 'extension' fairly meaningless.  Furthermore, I have it on good information that at least one authour attempted to submit a story but was thwarted in doing so.

So, although I'll leave the old message in its original form below, Hannah, Sir Ollivander and I were quite unanimous on wanting more than just a 24 hour extension, so perhaps we should set the new deadline as midnight, March, 20.

And now, let's all dip into out stores of Felix Felicis and hope for a bit of server stability!


[The problem with SIYE crashing is at our host server site.  I personally have not learned what the problem(s) is/are but we are definitely in contact to find out why and when SIYE will be stable.  -Sir Ollivander]





Friends, seeing as how many times the site has been down in the past few days, I think it's only fair that we extend the submission deadline by a day in case there were any other authors attempting to submit stories.  So let's say that we will accept any stories submitted before midnight SIYE time on March 16th.

Shortly thereafter, the category will close, and stories will be open for People's Choice voting.

Thank you for your patience.

ghl on 2017.03.16 - 12:48AM (10 Comments)

The Carpe Diem Challenge (2017-1) Update 2

"Oi, what a plank..."  Stumbling his way back up toward the castle, Harry shook his head, disgusted over his sudden bout of awkwardness.

It should have been simple -- find Ginny down by the lake shore, return her lost Potions essay, chat cheerily, and forget his Ron/Hermione problems.  Instead, he'd found himself tongue-tied and twisted, floundering for a cringeworthy minute, then beating a hasty retreat before her initial gratitude could turn from puzzled bemusement to full-on laughter.

He couldn't figure why he had turned so divvy in front of Ron's little sister.  He was even more puzzled that this bothered him so much.  Derision had been a constant feature of Harry's younger years, easily ignored, so why care now?  Was it just because her... her...

... her eyes had sparkled like the sun-kissed lake?  Hair gleaming in the warm westerly glow -- an irridescent crown of-?

"Hi Harry!"

Harry jumped, whipping about, setting his gaze on... Michael Corner.

The Ravenclaw smiled and waved.  "Harry, have you seen Ginevra Weasley?  Her friends told me she might be by the lake."

"Uhh..."  Harry stared dumbly, rubbing his jaw with the grace of an obliviated ape.

"I'm trying to find her."  Corner pulled out his wand in a non-threatening way.  "She was having difficulty with some of her DADA spells, and I intended to offer..."


Corner gaped.  "Eh?  Beg Pardon?"

Blinking at his own outburst, Harry shook his head.

"So you haven't seen her?"  Corner raised an eyebrow.

Seen her?  Harry frowned.  In all these years, he'd never truly seen her, had he?  The little girl from Platform 9 3/4?  The living, quaking body that had clung to him down in the Chamber?  The charming young woman with-


"Oh, sorry."  Harry nodded.  "I guess I never saw her, Michael.  Say, have you tried the library?"

"Library?"  Corner scratched his head.  "I just came from there but...  Perhaps we just missed each other?"  He turned back toward the castle.  "Okay, well thanks Harry."

Michael Corner had retreated out of sight past a heavy thicket before Harry loosed a long conflicted sigh.  Then, preparing to make his own way up the hill, he heard something.  A voice.  A voice of gentle concern, a lilting D major arpeggio on a fine harp...

"What's the matter, Harry?  Did I say something to upset you?"

Slowly, Harry turned to see two eyes gazing tentatively up at him; eyes wide, deep, and very... beautiful?

And there was a hand -- Ginny's hand; small and gentle; reaching inquiringly.  "Are you okay?  You look a bit peaky."

Harry's words failed him, but no matter, for his fingers (far wiser than brain or heart) had found the courage to act, to meet the proffered hand.  To accept it.  Cherish it.  Draw it close.




Part two of 'little scribble', per Martin's request  :)

My charming witches and gentlewizards, we have one wonderful story in hand.  Are more forthcoming?  Will Pleurocoelus's Cretaceous muse come through for him?  Other hands helping Harry to pluck up the courage?


Please note that we are always on the lookout for judges.  If you judged in recent challenges, you may expect to hear again from GinnyWeasey777 or myself soliciting your kind opinions for this round.  If you haven't already judged, then do consider dropping us a PM or e-mail to volunteer.


Finally, it is not too early to consider topics for Challenge 2017-2.  Below are some promising concepts from earlier.  Please voice your choices here in this forum, and/or propose new topics.


1.  It's not just the twins who can pull a prank.  Somebody has just wronged Harry and Ginny, and they're going to get even in the most fitting and funny way possible.  Tell us about it! 

2.  Someone is going on a magical creature hunt. The challenge would be to tell why they are hunting the creature, do they find it, and tell about the journey.

3. Years into their marriage, Ginny discovers something surprising about Harry.  Tell us about it.

4.  Harry ran away for all the wrong reasons. Ginny has finally tracked him down. What happens next?

ghl on 2017.02.27 - 02:16PM (7 Comments)

Completed Reads
He Turned to His Right and the World Stopped by pleurocoelus
In the middle of the Final Battle against Voldemort, Harry Potter is distracted by a beautiful woman with brilliant red hair. An adult-onset Soul Bond story.
Rating: PG
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations, Violence
Words: 1334
Chapters: 1
Published: 2016.08.09
Updated: 2016.08.09
Hits: 1646
Reviews: 9

Recently Updated/Added
James and Me by Northumbrian (R)
Annabel has had a bad day. She tries to deal with it as best she can.The last thing she needs is to meet someone else who has hurt her, someone who she hasn't seen in many years. Or is it?Do people really change. Has James Sirius Potter finally grown up?Note added by admin: while the H/G portion of this tale is secondary and comes later, the story is a fine addition to the Northumbrian post-canon, and is welcome at SIYE.
Rating: R
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Extreme Language
Chapters: 11
Published: 2017.05.10
Updated: 2017.05.23
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 3090
Reviews: 50

The Trouble with Family by BigIve (PG-13)
It is after the Battle and the search for Hermione's parents uncovers some unexpected branches on a previously well known family tree. Canon Relationships. Some Mature/Adult Themes and Language.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB
Genre: Action/Adventure, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence
Chapters: 25
Published: 2017.05.14
Updated: 2017.05.22
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 2447
Reviews: 22

Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian (PG)
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours. Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Rating: PG
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 32
Published: 2010.08.13
Updated: 2017.05.21
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 147327
Reviews: 719

Relationship Goals by HPmum2014 (PG-13)
The Weasley girls are at the Burrow, discussing the very recent engagement of Victoire and Teddy. As they think about their own future partners, they all agree that they want a relationship just like Aunt Ginny and Uncle Harry.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Cursed Child and beyond, Cursed Child and beyond
Genre: Fluff, General, Humor
Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.05.20
Updated: 2017.05.21
Status: Completed
Hits: 442
Reviews: 5

A Little Bit of Hope by CharmHazel (PG)
At the height of the first wizarding war, Albus Dumbledore seeks out a mythical artefact to help bring hope to those he believes will be affected by the prophecy.
Rating: PG
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General
Chapters: 4
Published: 2017.04.07
Updated: 2017.05.20
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 2213
Reviews: 31

Like Flames by DragonHeartstring (PG-13)
AU. After a disappointing year on a reserve Quidditch team, Ginny Weasley decides to change her path and join the Auror Academy. There, she learns more about magic, love, evil, and herself than she ever could have imagined.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Comedy, Fluff, General, Romance
Warnings: Death
Chapters: 2
Published: 2017.05.13
Updated: 2017.05.20
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 1265
Reviews: 15

Love Enough for Both by Manwe Valarian (PG-13)
Harry heard a goblin speaking and he came out of temporary stupor. He was surrounded by witches and wizards all staring at him. The most shocking thing was he had his arms around someone. Who was she and how did they get here?
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: General
Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Chapters: 39
Published: 2012.10.25
Updated: 2017.05.20
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 93759
Reviews: 332

Spooky Entanglement by BrianMcLyr (R)
A typical redo with the tiniest of twist. Harry sends 8yrs of memories and knowledge to his 12yr old self
Rating: R
Category: Pre-OotP, Pre-OotP
Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Chapters: 11
Published: 2015.08.10
Updated: 2017.05.19
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 22850
Reviews: 121

Featured Stories
The Aurors by FloreatCastellum (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Drama **
The last thing Harry Potter wants is to be lumped with a trainee Auror, especially not one that idolises him. As he guides her through the realities of being an overworked Auror and tentatively settles into adult life with Ginny, a dark plot brews on the horizon...
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence
Words: 102600
Chapters: 21
Published: 2016.02.28
Updated: 2016.08.29
Status: Completed
Hits: 31121
Reviews: 298

Biscuits Deferred by GHL (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Romance **
*** Winner of Best Overall in the The Potter Trunk Challenge ***Shadows were closing in. Time grew short and options scarce... and so the young parents prepared a gift for their infant son.Years later, their caring gesture nearly foundered... yet thanks to a dozen sacrificial biscuits, Harry Potter's twelfth birthday is graced by a single present -- one that will someday yield the greatest gifts of all.
Rating: PG
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Death
Words: 19938
Chapters: 4
Published: 2016.04.24
Updated: 2016.05.14
Status: Completed
Hits: 7459
Reviews: 69

Gothic by Brennus (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Completed **
A bored Ginny Weasley finds her world turned upside down when a handsome and mysterious young wizard with a dark reputation offers her a job. Together, they seek a lost treasure and battle monsters while she learns many new things about herself.
Rating: R
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Intimate Sexual Situations, Violence
Words: 66369
Chapters: 9
Published: 2016.04.30
Updated: 2016.06.24
Status: Completed
Hits: 17197
Reviews: 157

Animal Quackers by GHL (G)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
A snake, a duck and some sheep -- OH MY!Harry and Ginny may have overcome the Fuddle Fog, and survived the Chamber of 'Secrest', but now everything's gone Animal Quackers!With Hermione torturing rats, Luna dreaming of sinister ducks, and everyone's favorite Yorkshire sheep making an appearance several hundred miles too far north, can Harry and Ginny thwart a nefarious dark plot before it's too late??
Rating: G
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crossover
Warnings: Mild Language
Words: 30887
Chapters: 4
Published: 2016.11.01
Updated: 2016.11.29
Status: Completed
Hits: 2373
Reviews: 28

Hiding in Plain Sight by GinevrasChampion (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
When the Weasley wedding is attacked, Harry grabs the first hand that comes to mind - Ginny's. They find Voldemort has hidden his Horcruxes in plain sight out of some of Muggle history's most important artifacts. Now the pair go across the continent, risking capture by both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, to end the war.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Words: 49662
Chapters: 19
Published: 2017.01.06
Updated: 2017.03.28
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 14382
Reviews: 132

The Moments that Matter by CharmHazel (PG)
***Winner of the Most Romantic in the Carpe Diem Challenge*** On realising what had been right in front of him all this time, Harry replays that moments in his head that led to him falling for Ginny.
Rating: PG
Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges
Genre: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Romance
Warnings: Mild Language
Words: 5722
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.02.19
Updated: 2017.02.19
Status: Completed
Hits: 1705
Reviews: 12

A Romance In Reverse by DukeBrymin (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best One-Shot **
***Winner of the Best Overall, Most Unexpected, and People's Choice Award in the Carpe Diem Challenge*** It was a small wedding, and the honeymoon was, fortunately, delayed.
Rating: PG
Category: SIYE Challenges, SIYE Challenges
Genre: Romance
Words: 6226
Chapters: 1
Published: 2017.03.19
Updated: 2017.03.19
Status: Completed
Hits: 1851
Reviews: 5

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