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Apparition Challenge Update #2

It was time for the Charms class to start.  Professor Flitwick was just closing the classroom door after walking in.  He noticed a few students missing.  Walking to the front of the class, one student finally arrived.  Ginny Weasley popped right on top of the stack of books the little professor normally stood on.

"My, my, Ms Weasley.  Although I's rather you not take my place, that was an excellent demonstration of Apparition.  How did you learn to Apparate so well?"

"I took lessons from the experts, my twin brothers." Ginny replied.

"Take five points for learning how to Apparate properly.  Your fellow students could benefit from learning than just trying it on their own.  Merlin knows there have been numerous incidents we professors had to correct.

How is your Apparition coming along?  Write your story and share with the rest of us.

Sir Ollivander on 2016.01.31 - 11:40PM (0 Comments)

Apparition Challenge Update #1

Everybody that read "Hogwarts: A History" knew you couldn't Apparate at Hogwarts.  But a lot of students didn't read that book.  Plus it didn't mention outside of the castle itself.  So a lot of students were Apparating around school grounds and sometimes beyond.

One Ravenclaw was good enough to Apparate home and pick up a few things from her bedroom.  She failed to mention she was almost hexed by her mother who didn't expect to have a visitor in her bedroom.

During a Hogsmeade weekend, numerous students practiced Apparating around town.  One mis-guided student showed up in Honeydukes, in the middle of the front window display.  That caused a big ruckus.

If you were able to Apparate, where would you practice to?  Tell us in your own words.


Sir Ollivander on 2016.01.15 - 08:11PM (0 Comments)

Apparition Challenge (2016-1)

A few Ravenclaws were studying Wizarding laws when they stumbled on the law governing the training and licensing of Apparition.  It is so vaguely written that any person under any supervision of any instructor can practice Apparition at any time.  There is no mention of the qualifications of the instructor or if the instructor must be present to practice.  Therefore, any student of Hogwarts qualifies.  Once the student population learned this, everybody started "practicing."  It will take the Wizengamont over two years to update.

The Challenge is to write a story involving students learning to Apparate and how they used their new found ability.  The categories for judging are Best Overall, Most Embarrassing, Most Dangerous, and the People's Choice Award.


1. All general submission rules apply. Stories over 20,000 words are discouraged but not prohibited.  R-rated stories are allowed but discouraged. Judges are not required to read stories over 20,000 words or any R-rated stories.

2. All entries must be submitted under The Apparition Challenge (2016-1) sub-category of SIYE Challenges and be submitted by midnight SIYE Time, Monday, February 15, 2016.

3. Only completed stories will be accepted.  Multiple chapters are allowed as long as all the requirements are in the chapters and the story is completed by the deadline.  All stories still go through the same approval process as normal submissions.  Please don't wait till the last minute.


Sir Ollivander on 2016.01.03 - 01:53PM (3 Comments)

New Senior Administrator

I found our very own Spenser Hemmingway in SIYE's Virtual Ballroom Two managing some mischief. He was kind enough to temporarily pause his activities and agree to take on Jennyelf's prior role as administrator over Silver Trinkets and archivists. I realize this may escalate the mischief going on around here, but I have long been fond of Spenser's brand of mischief. I do not know what his future plans for the Silver Trinkets are, but I imagine that you, too, might find him in the ballroom if you want to ask. Watch out for candlesticks and lead pipes.

RLS (President, SIYE)

RLS on 2015.12.10 - 12:57AM (5 Comments)

New Archivist

We welcome GHL as SIYE's newest archivist and express our gratitude to him for his willingness to serve.

All the season's best to you and yours,

RLS (President, SIYE)

RLS on 2015.11.30 - 11:53PM (4 Comments)

And The Winners Are....

We had 151 stories in The Hemingway Six, Part Two Challenge.  The first round of voting narrowed the entries down to 30.  The final round of voting picked the winners.  And the winners are...

The award for Best Overall goes to:

"Victory had never been so terrible." by FloreatCastellum

The award for Serious goes to:

"He saved everyone, she saved him." by ginnyweasley777

The award for Humorous goes to:

"Not everything is about wand size." by ginnyweasley777

The award for Totally Unexpected goes to:

"'Flatpack from IKEA?' Ginny's wand twitched." by ellen

I would like to thank my judges for sticking with this Challenge and voting twice.  AM, C?, CR, GHL, JM, KR, MJ, NS, & SB.  You know who you are.  Without your participation, the Challenge wouldn't happen.

The next Challenge is already on the books and starts January 1st.  You don't have to be of age to participate.


Sir Ollivander on 2015.11.30 - 10:39PM (3 Comments)

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!

Mischief managed!


Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.11.16 - 05:02AM (2 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 (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.

Mischief managed!

Spenser Hemmingway (again, no relation)

Spenser Hemmingway on 2015.10.17 - 09:10AM (2 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 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!

Mischief managed!

Spenser Hemmingway

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.

Sir Ollivander on 2015.09.13 - 07:37PM (21 Comments)

Completed Reads
Healing, Living, Loving and Life by YelloWitchGrl
Harry and Ginny build a life together in a post-war era. This is the story of their lives and that of the friends and family who survived. Sequel to Harry Potter and the Power of the Garuda- You NEED to read that story first or this one won't make sense.
Rating: R
Category: Post-OotP, Post-OotP
Genre: Comedy, Fluff, Humor, Drama
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Words: 44152
Chapters: 14
Published: 2005.04.20
Updated: 2005.04.20
Hits: 17168
Reviews: 68

Recently Updated/Added
Friends and Foes by Northumbrian (PG-13)
Harry and his friends finally know who killed Ginny and Luna's classmate, Colin Creevey. It is 2001, and the search has been ongoing for a year. Will those final few foes who escaped justice at the end of The Battle ever be brought to justice?
Rating: PG-13
Category: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Hogwarts
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations, Violence
Chapters: 11
Published: 2014.01.01
Updated: 2016.02.09
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 21638
Reviews: 163

Trouble, with a capital T! by HPmum2014 (R)
She was funny, exciting and sassy. She was trouble with a capital T. AU
Rating: R
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Fluff, General, Humor
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Sexual Situations
Chapters: 4
Published: 2016.02.05
Updated: 2016.02.09
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 2046
Reviews: 26

Faintest, Slimmest, Wildest Chance by theotherone (R)
Harry left Ginny to keep her safe, but Hogwarts during Voldemort's reign was anything but. Although they both survived, each bears scars from their year apart. The end of a war and the death of a brother don't make for an easy romance, but as long as there is the faintest, slimmest, wildest chance.... The Weasleys gained and lost a member in one night. Will they ever be whole again?
Rating: R
Category: Post-DH/AB, Post-DH/AB
Genre: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Intimate Sexual Situations, Mild Language, Negative Alcohol Use
Chapters: 14
Published: 2015.11.10
Updated: 2016.02.09
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 6840
Reviews: 71

Ginevra: from margin to center by Shameless_Dakini (R)
Ginny Weasley After the Battle and Beyond - a slowly growing Hinny romance with some plot and adventure. Ginny as she develops, changes, and achieves in various arenas, negotiates her relationships (platonic and romantic) Pretty Canon- a few small liberties taken!
Rating: R
Category: Post-DH/PM, Post-DH/PM
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Romance
Warnings: Extreme Language, Mild Language, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 7
Published: 2016.01.19
Updated: 2016.02.09
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 2092
Reviews: 17

Everything in Between by Locked195 (G)
Butter dish, singing Valentine, Tom Riddle's diary, Quidditch- it's Ginny Weasley's life as we know it. Just not in red and gold but in green and silver- the colours Harry Potter hates.
Rating: G
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: General
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 5
Published: 2016.01.17
Updated: 2016.02.08
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 1338
Reviews: 17

Unity in Diversity by hgromance (PG-13)
Sequel to The Beast Within. Highly reccommend you read that first. Harry and Ginny make new friends, find a few rivals, and generally enjoy themselves until danger is thrust upon Harry once again.
Rating: PG-13
Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations
Chapters: 8
Published: 2015.08.20
Updated: 2016.02.07
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 5792
Reviews: 44

Not From Others by FloreatCastellum (PG-13)
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
Chapters: 33
Published: 2015.08.28
Updated: 2016.02.07
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 16866
Reviews: 309

Abraxas by Brennus (R)
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
Chapters: 17
Published: 2015.10.26
Updated: 2016.02.06
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 18856
Reviews: 226

Featured Stories
The Space Between by YelloWitchGrl (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
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: 158490
Chapters: 25
Published: 2014.12.14
Updated: 2016.01.26
Status: Work in Progress
Hits: 32717
Reviews: 194

Aphrodite's Destiny: Love Changes Everything by Mistress_Lrigtar (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Romance **
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: 17524
Reviews: 97

Harry & Ginny, in the Chamber of Secrɘst by GHL (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Comedy **
*** 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: 7047
Reviews: 43

The Portrait Network by potterfan2008 (PG)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best One-Shot **
*** 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: 4200
Reviews: 24

Love Bond by HPmum2014 (R)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best Completed **
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: 14277
Reviews: 62

These Cuts I Have by melindaleo (PG-13)
** Winner of the DSTA for Best New Story **
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: 194934
Chapters: 31
Published: 2015.06.16
Updated: 2016.01.13
Status: Completed
Hits: 46828
Reviews: 469

Forensic Accounting--A Love Story by Spenser Hemmingway (PG)
*** 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: 2749
Reviews: 7

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