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The Hemingway Six Challenge, Part Two is Now Closed
We have now closed The Hemingway Six, Part Two Challenge. With well over a hundred entries, we deem this one to be a big success. Our wonderful judges will now begin the deliberations to decided upon our winners. Look for those soon. That you for participating!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.11.16 - 05:02AM (0 Comments)
Hemingway Six Challenge, Part Two (2015-4) Update One
“Camera: worn, singed, reliable. Needs photographer.” by Jonathan Avery. This was our overall winner back in 2008 for our first Hemingway Six Challenge (2008-5). What will this year's winner be?
We are just over a third of the way into this Challenge. We are having a great response, and we welcome all of you to check out the entries at The Hemingway Six Challenge, Part Two by Sir Ollivander. This is the story into which we have massed everyone's six-novels.
Some admin. notes: Please send entries to email@example.com (Stubborn Jack is my ugly but lovable terrier). No more than five entry novels a day. Remember the six word count. Do not post entries in the reviews section. Oh, and most importantly...have fun.
Google tells us that there are more than a million words in the English language. You only need six of those to try your hand with this. You can even make up some of your own. What do say pilgrims? Make Harry, Ginny, and Papa Ernest proud.
Spenser Hemmingway (again, no relation)
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.10.17 - 09:10AM (1 Comments)
Hemingway Six Challenge Part Two (2015-4)
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Once upon a time, during the 1930’s, the great writer Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in exactly six words. He won with the above entry. The six-word novel has been popular ever since.
We have done this Challenge once before, back in 2008. It was incredibly popular. I’ve been asked to bring it back for another round. No, I spell my pen/screen name differently—no relation.
The author’s challenge is to write a story with exactly six words—no more, no less, no recycles from the 2008 Challenge. All entries are to be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject titled Hemingway Challenge. No more than five entries per e-mail and only one e-mail per day.
Please do not submit entries under reviews.
The entries are to be in this format: "six words" by "penname"
All entries are to be submitted no later than midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2015.
The four categories are Best Overall, Serious, Humorous, and Totally Unexpected.
The aim here is to have fun, to promote Harry/Ginny, and to sharpen our writing skills. Great luck to everyone!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.10.01 - 08:27AM (19 Comments)
Current News at SIYE
Jennyelf, SIYE's administrative head in charge of Stores, the Silver Trinkets and social networking, has retired from her position. She has a new job and has moved with her family. We at SIYE wish her and her family well in her new job and new location.
At this time, SIYE is determining who will be replacing her. We have a few volunteers in and out of SIYE staff. In the meantime the Silver Trinkets Awards are suspended until we have someone to take over and oversee the program.
The winning story is now prominently listed in our Featured Stories section. The Challenge category is back open.
The 2015-4 Challenge will start October 1st. It's a repeat of a previously successful Challenge.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.08.31 - 08:36PM (6 Comments)
The Cost of Everything Challenge (2015-3) Closed
All the financial reports have been gone over and this account is now closed. We have one story that needs evaluation as to what category it needs to be filed under, Best Overall, Most Discombobulated, and/or Most Revealing. The final report will be released at the end of the month. See you then.
Sir Ollivander on 2015.08.16 - 07:29AM (3 Comments)
Happy Birthday Ginny
The sun is about to rise on the Ottery Saint Catchpole in Devon, England. Today is Ginny Weasley-Potter's birthday. Everyone at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to extend our best wishes to that half of our site's favorite couple.
Due to my involvement in planning our past birthday celebrations, and the bulldozer insident at Joanne and Harry's celebration here on 31 July, the insurance company, local fire brigades, police, Army, the Doctor, and Dumbledore's ghost have all barred me from going anywhere near Ginny's party. As always, there will be music, cake (courtesy of Molly Weasley), and other refreshments there. This year it's at The Penguin and the Anvil, a reportedly nice pub in the Ottery.
Happy Birthday Ginny.
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.08.11 - 12:22AM (9 Comments)
2015-3 (3) The Cost of Everything Update #2
At another busy dinner in the Great Hall, Harry stood up, walked over to the head table, and gave the headmaster some parchment. He then snapped his fingers and parchment showed up under every non-pureblood's dinner plate, thanks to the house-elves.
"What is this?" Dumbledore asked.
"The first document is a Letter of Intent. The Board of Governors for Hogwarts posted the annual tuition for this year as 4,350 Galleons. However, it has come to my attention that Purebloods paid about 15% less than they should have and that non-purebloods paid about 15% more to make up for it. Based on the disparity, Gringotts has initiated a class action lawsuit on my behalf against the Board of Governors and Hogwarts school to recover the extra gold the non-purebloods were charged."
"The second document is a summons for you to appear at Gringotts to answer the charge of theft from my trust vault. You personally removed 10,000 galleons from my trust vault for my tuition this year. Previous years are being looked at. Your vault has been frozen by Gringotts till you can justify why you took 5,650 galleons more from me than the posted tuition. I am not receiving any extra education, any further training, or better accommodations than the rest of the students here at Hogwarts."
"But I'm your magical guardian. I'm allowed to take any funds to care for you." was Dumbledore's reply.
"You will have to prove that! You sealed my parent's will so nobody can read it." Harry said out loud.
Harry is taking a stand. Why don't you take one in the form of a Challenge story?
Sir Ollivander on 2015.07.31 - 09:41AM (1 Comments)
Happy Birthday Joanne and Harry
It is now 31 July in Edinburgh , Hogsmede, and Orlando, Florida. We at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish a very happy birthday to both J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter.
Music, cake, and refreshments will be provided throughout the day in SIYE Virtual Ball One. I have not been invited due to the damage caused to Number Two on Daniel's birthday earlier this month (I really did think that the fire juggler would be a bit safer).
Mischief managed Joanne and Harry!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.07.31 - 08:30AM (3 Comments)
Happy Birthday Daniel
It is 23 July in London and Hogsmeade. Everyone at Sink Into Your Eyes would like to wish Mr. Daniel Radcliffe a very happy twenty-sixth birthday (wow, it seems like just last year at this time he turned twenty-five). For the three people on the planet who don't know, Daniel is the actor who portrays Harry Potter, one half of the special couple to whom this fan fiction site is dedicated.
Cake, butter beer, and live music will be rovided throughout the day in SIYE's Virtual Ballroom Two. The boss is even allowing me to attend now that we've won the court case regarding the exploding disco ball and those Freedonian tourist (which really wasn't my fault...entirely).
Mischief (safely, sanely) managed!
Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.07.23 - 07:30AM (1 Comments)
A weekend trip to the mysterious Rose Cottage leads to Ginny's second pregnancy and Hermione's first. Join the Potters and Weasleys as they take on “The Next Great Adventure” while they anticipate the births of Albus Potter and Rose Weasley. NOW COMPLETE!Rating: R Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Drama, Humor, Romance Warnings: Sexual Situations Words: 110172 Chapters: 26 Published: 2008.01.25 Updated: 2008.07.22 Hits: 75672 Reviews: 600
In the secret mists of time, a truth has been shattered. The path to victory has been cursed with despair... and nobody realizes it. It is 1995 -- the summer of their discontent. Sequestered within the grimy walls of Grimmauld Place, Harry and Ginny begin having strange dreams of an era long past and events yet to come. Are the dreams somehow real? Is fate taunting them with tragic visions of doom, or are they being granted a precious chance to survive... and fall in love? Note: this story presumes canon until Chapter 4 of OotP... beyond which things begin to go haywire.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama, Romance Warnings: Death, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 10 Published: 2015.08.01 Updated: 2015.11.23 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7659 Reviews: 131
It started with a surprising proposals from an unexpected source, but that was only the beginning. Soon, Harry finds himself dealing with forces beyond his imagination and dreams, and ultimately finds that the world is not what he believed it to be. Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Intimate Sexual Situations, Rape, Violence Words: Chapters: 6 Published: 2015.10.26 Updated: 2015.11.22 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5326 Reviews: 86
She may not have been able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Ginny refuses to go down without a fight. As war approaches, Ginny returns to Hogwarts to resurrect Dumbledore's Army and face the darkest year the wizarding world has ever seen.DH from Ginny's POV. Canon.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-HBP, Post-HBP Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Extreme Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Violence Words: Chapters: 18 Published: 2015.08.28 Updated: 2015.11.22 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 7687 Reviews: 135
So, England finally won the World Cup, but at what price. A bitter sweet piece. Thanks to Sherry for her help on this.Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, Drama Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.11.20 Updated: 2015.11.22 Status: Completed Hits: 498 Reviews: 10
Raising Albus is turning out to be a challenge. Raising a child that is extraordinarily magically talented is difficult enough, but when the child is the subject of several prophesies the task can be daunting. Harry feels it may have been easier being a child subject to prophesies than raising one. Teddy wants to be an Auror, not the safest occupation. James and Lily pose their own challenges. This story will take us up to Albus and Rose train ride to Hogwarts. Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, General Warnings: Death, Violence Words: Chapters: 23 Published: 2015.03.19 Updated: 2015.11.20 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 9835 Reviews: 62
Ginny talks to Harry after the death of a fellow Auror, and things between them reach boiling point.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.11.19 Updated: 2015.11.19 Status: Completed Hits: 789 Reviews: 11
Harry has spent much of his life being hunted by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Now the Dark Lord is dead, it is time for Harry to live the life he has always wanted. It it time for Harry to create for himself a new normal. Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: General, Romance Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 9 Published: 2015.07.03 Updated: 2015.11.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5773 Reviews: 44
Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed. The seventh year sequel to That Terrifying Momentum.Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor, Romance Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Violence Words: Chapters: 34 Published: 2015.07.23 Updated: 2015.11.19 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 6096 Reviews: 25
Harry and Ginny's lives have finally evened out. They've faced trauma, and loss, more than most have, but they've fought hard to find a normal.
If only things could stay that way... Old enemies find new ways to seek revenge.
This story is the sequel to Bound. It would be extremely helpful if you read that first.
Warnings are to be safe. It's probably overkill. Please message me if you have any questions or concerns. Rating: R Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor, Tragedy Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Disturbing Imagery, Extreme Language, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mental Abuse, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Rape, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence, Violence/Physical Abuse Words: 144292 Chapters: 22 Published: 2014.12.14 Updated: 2015.11.18 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 27306 Reviews: 168
When nearly ten-year old Ginny Weasley brews a love potion with her best friend, Luna Lovegood, the results are nothing like what she expects them to be. She soon finds that not only has her life been irrevocably changed, but that of the boy she has always dreamed of, Harry Potter. They have unknowingly entered into the strongest and rarest of all bonds, the Spiritual Bond, and unlike other bonds, it is unbreakable. Follow both Ginny and Harry on their journey as they navigate the road of friendship and true love. Rating: PG-13 Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Drama, Fluff, General, Romance Warnings: Death, Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations Words: 81764 Chapters: 9 Published: 2015.04.03 Updated: 2015.11.14 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 15608 Reviews: 94
*** Honorable Mention in The Portraits Challenge *** This is all your fault! Yes, you know who you are... You couldn't let the kids rest on their Fuddle Fog laurels... Just had to request a sequel, yeah? September, 1992: the action shifts to Hogwarts, where the hunt for a cursed diary is bogging down. With Ginny stuck in detention, Harry finds himself racing down an unfamiliar corridor, desperately fleeing a lovesick dyslexic. Blundering into a dead end, Harry evades capture and chances upon a brilliant stroke of luck: a gallery of grateful gossips, snitches and spies, all very eager to set our plucky protagonists back on the trail. Will our delightful duo succumb to the 'Air of Slytherin'? And what about a DADA professor who (surprise, surprise) is not quite who he claims to be?Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy Warnings: Mild Language Words: 18598 Chapters: 3 Published: 2015.04.15 Updated: 2015.05.06 Status: Completed Hits: 6243 Reviews: 43
*** Winner of Best Overall, Most Adventurous, and The People's Choice Award in The Portraits Challenge ***Harry found himself in a room of abandoned portraits and cleaned them up. In return for this act of kindness, the portraits decide it is only right to help Harry with the Triwizard Tournament. A simple interaction changes the whole year for Harry.Rating: PG Category: The Portraits Challenge (2015-2), The Portraits Challenge (2015-2) Genre: Drama, Romance Words: 17310 Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.05.15 Updated: 2015.05.16 Status: Completed Hits: 3492 Reviews: 24
After Ginny helps Harry defeat Voldemort, a bond forms between them. A worried Molly, knowing of a prophecy that involves Ginny, tries to keep them apart. AU *slight Molly bashing*Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Angst, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use Words: 23003 Chapters: 9 Published: 2015.06.03 Updated: 2015.06.26 Status: Completed Hits: 12359 Reviews: 58
The war has been won, yet the aftershocks continue. The scattered survivors are left to pick up the pieces and find ways to move on. Join the various members of the extended Weasley family as they struggle to rebuild and cope with the consequences. And of course there are still Death Eaters left to find.Rating: PG-13 Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB Genre: Drama Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use Words: 141282 Chapters: 23 Published: 2015.06.16 Updated: 2015.11.18 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 31704 Reviews: 348
*** Winner of Best Overall in The Cost of Everything Challenge ***Harry and Ginny encounter the world of double-entry bookkeeping. Harry and Ginny next plan to learn Greek. To the pair there is no difference, Oh, except that Harry may not be being cheated by anyone from Athens. Weird expenditures at Hogwarts may be another matter. Who are you going to call?Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Humor Words: 4632 Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.08.15 Updated: 2015.08.15 Status: Completed Hits: 1929 Reviews: 7