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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.
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 (17 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 (2 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)
The Cost of Everything Update #1
For the next three weeks, Harry was receiving packages of mail from Gringotts. They included the cost of a year's tuition at Hogwarts in galleon by galleon detail. Not every student was paying the same amount; the pure-bloods paid less while the Muggelborn were paying the highest. Also, there was a number of items being paid for that Harry never received. After asking a few discrete questions among his classmates, a lot of other people didn't receive some things either.
In the middle of a crowded lunch, Harry stood up and spoke out loud. "Hannah, may I borrow your Student Handbook you received at the beginning of this school year, please? I didn't receive mine."
"I don't know what you're talking about, Harry." she replied. "I didn't receive any handbook."
"Kevin, can I look at yours?"
"No." was his reply. "I don't have one."
"Mandy, did you receive your Student Handbook? Your parents paid seven galleons for it."
"I have no idea what you mean, Potter."
"Ok. Did any half-blood or Muggleborn student receive their annual Student Handbook at the beginning of this year? Please raise your hand. You all were charged for one as part of your tuition." Harry said louder.
When no one raised their hand, Harry gave Professor McGonagall a stern look. "As Assistant to the Headmaster for Students Affairs, do you have all our handbooks that we were obviously not given? Or is the staff of Hogwarts just pocketing the seven galleons every half-blood and Muggleborn student paid?" That got everybody's attention!
What's got your attention? Care to voice your opinion in a story for the Challenge?
Sir Ollivander on 2015.07.15 - 07:26PM (4 Comments)
The Votes Have Been Tallied
Where's that Time-Turner again? It would make moving from one state to another so much easier. Wait, where did I put my wand again?
Here are the results of the May/ June Dumbledore Silver Trinkets Award Winners. There was a winner who received Honorable Mention as it has already won the category this calendar year. Congratulations to all who were nominated and the nominations are once again opened.
Hermione's parents let her invite some friends over for the summer while they go to Paris. What happens when they go to a carnival that has come to Hermione's hometown?Rating: PG-13 Category: Summer-Fun Challenge (2004-3), Summer-Fun Challenge (2004-3) Genre: Comedy, Fluff, Humor Words: 1618 Chapters: 1 Published: 2004.06.13 Updated: 2004.06.13 Hits: 2188 Reviews: 9
Harry had never friends, so he imagined one: a red haired girl he kept forgetting to name. Ginny imagined a shy boy with untidy hair and bright eyes, who knew nothing of magic, so she told him. He dreamt of a world of magic and of a girl who wanted to be his friend. She dreamt of a boy who loved to hear her voice, no matter what. And then, dreams become reality as Harry meets Ginny.
*Nominated for 2014 November/December DSTA for Best New Story and Best Romance*Rating: PG Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor, Romance Warnings: Dark Fiction, Mild Language, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: Chapters: 21 Published: 2014.11.13 Updated: 2015.10.05 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 21252 Reviews: 121
During Christmas at Grimmauld Place, Harry and Ginny realize they can help each other overcome the memories of their past. Watching them, Sirius finds the courage to forgive himself for his past mistakes and start living again. Umbridge, however has other plans. She expels the couple, starting them on a very perilous journey. *Mentions of child abuse and alcohol/substance use*Rating: R Category: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Warnings: Death, Mild Sexual Situations, Negative Alcohol Use, Sexual Situations, Spouse/Adult/Child Abuse, Violence Words: Chapters: 19 Published: 2012.07.09 Updated: 2015.10.04 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 68889 Reviews: 290
Entries for the Hemingway Six ChallengeRating: G Category: Hemingway Six Challenge Part Two (2015-4), Hemingway Six Challenge Part Two (2015-4) Genre: Words: Chapters: 1 Published: 2015.10.03 Updated: 2015.10.03 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 665 Reviews: 10
A story about Harry and Ginny's first time. Yes, I'm talking about sex.Rating: R Category: Post-DH/PM, Post-DH/PM Genre: Fluff, General, Humor Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 2 Published: 2015.09.30 Updated: 2015.10.02 Status: Completed Hits: 1255 Reviews: 12
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: 11 Published: 2015.08.28 Updated: 2015.10.02 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 3782 Reviews: 79
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: Chapters: 16 Published: 2015.06.16 Updated: 2015.09.29 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 21741 Reviews: 247
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: 7 Published: 2015.08.01 Updated: 2015.09.29 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 5116 Reviews: 96
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 Warnings: Mild Sexual Situations Words: Chapters: 4 Published: 2015.07.03 Updated: 2015.09.29 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 2931 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: 117883 Chapters: 19 Published: 2014.12.14 Updated: 2015.09.02 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 23543 Reviews: 147
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: 75832 Chapters: 8 Published: 2015.04.03 Updated: 2015.09.04 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 13653 Reviews: 87
*** 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: 5774 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: 3175 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: 11320 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: 91657 Chapters: 16 Published: 2015.06.16 Updated: 2015.09.29 Status: Work in Progress Hits: 21741 Reviews: 247
*** 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: 1509 Reviews: 7