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Penname: Spenser Hemmingway [Contact - ]

Real name: Eric

Member Since: 2005.09.19

Last Login: 2014.10.22

Website: None

Bio:
Welcome to Spenser's Universe As you no doubt know by now, his version of events varies greatly in many ways from that of J.K. Rowling's. With sixty-some stories, all interrelated to a degree, I find that I can't, and don't, want to do away with his version of things. Characters such as the quiet Animal Healer Brandon Llewellyn, Ginny's identical distant relatives Maggie and Sara, the heroic, beer-loving Gun'r Solo and the mischievous half-Leprecaun Finian Wilco will never appear in Rowling's world. Spenser tries to explain that she wrote Harry's biography differently for her Muggle readers, but this is simply my lame excuse. I'll continue with this universe for the time being, and I hope that you who have come to enjoy his world will still have a bit of fun with it.

For those who have not met him before, Spenser Robert Hemmingway is a young Wizard from Oregon who spent his last school year at Hogwarts. He has collected stories from his friends there, and fortunately this has included Harry and Ginny. Unfortunately, he is mischievously evil, and writes like...well, an American.

In response to the email inquiries I have received, I will describe the character as being medium height, medium build, hazel eyes with short-cropped curly brown hair (just like my coworker's mischievous son). I have made his birthday 17 July 1980 (the month and day when I read how Harry broke up with Ginny, and I decided to promote their being together again). Luna Lovegood is his best friend, which makes my daughter happy and provides me (and Spenser) with some interesting story ideas; I won't offer any spoilers beyond that. I intentionally did not pattern him after myself (what fun would that be?). I'm a grumpy old such-and-such who more resembles our Alastor 'Mad-Eye" Moody.

Spenser was created so that I could observe the stories to get a good perspective, explain those Americanisms, and to blame when the story falls flat on its face. Somehow, he has started to be involved in some of those stories as well. Also, I spell his name with two M's to distinguish him from the great Ernest Hemingway, to whom he is NOT related. The name is from Spenser Avenue and Hemingway Street, two places I lived as a child.

I am Eric, a retired soldier (twenty-two years with the Oregon National Guard, including Bosnia and Iraq deployments). Like Spenser, I am a hopeless romantic, have an evil, yet clean sense of humor, and enjoy improvising stories for my family and friends.

Stories Chronology


I have received a few requests now asking me to provide a list of the order that you might want to read my stories. They all seem to interrelate, at least a little, and some introduce characters and situations used in later stories. If one or two seem to be out of order, it is because Spenser is reminiscing (please note the central story involved). Please remember that this is Spenser's Universe.

1) And Now You Know...The Rest Of The Story
2) The Life And Times Of A Human Cannonball
3) For What It's Worth
4) And Now For Something Completely Different
5) October
6) The Free Press?!
7) Trick Or Treat: The Halloween Conspiracy
8) Trouble…With A Capital T And That Rhymes With P…
9) Popular Plumbing
10) What Do You Do With A Drunken House-Elf...Early In The Morning?
11) Colonel Mustard In The Conservatory With The Candlestick?
12) The Three Ginnys (former title--Harry Potter In America)
13) A Working Title?
14) You Sent My Luggage Where?
15) Power Tools…Ar, Ar, Ar!
16) Cosmic Cow Tipping And Temporal Sins
17) Turkey Day
18) Have Wand, Will Travel
19) Actually…I’ve Never Met A Dragon I Didn’t Like
20) Love, Secrets, And Organized Elves
21) It's A Wonderful...Potter
22) No Reindeer Were Injured During The Writing Of This Story
23) Tempus Fugit
24) The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre
25) April Fools!
26) A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Horcrux
27) The Gringotts Job
28) Tromed Love And The Great Broom Race
29) Don't Drink The Water!
30) Man's Laughter!
31) Spenser For Hire--Two Knuts A Word
32) Saving Snape
33) Speculations: What A Wizard Wants
34) Nelly Bly
35) Voulez-Vous Harry?
36) Sherlock Potter And The Red-Headed League
37) Off With His Head!
38) Requiem For A Practical Joker
39) The Best Of Times
40) A Marvelous...Valentine's Day Gift?
41) "It's Kind Of Fun Doing The Impossible"
42) Antidisestablishmentarianism!
43) That’s The Biggest Mouse I’ve Ever Seen!
44) Taking The Taste Out Of Peanut Butter
45) Beach Blanket Bat Bogey
46) Just A Friendly Little Game Of Quidditch
47) Muggles Tomorrow--Comedy Tonight!
48) Merry Secularized Non-descript Winter Holiday?
49) Brass Monkeys
50) Romancing The Brick
51) Honestly... I Really Am Harry Potter!
52) I Saw Ginny Kissing Santa Claus
53) A White Christmas...Harry Potter Style
54) Oh Baby!
55) Great Scot!
56) It's The Great Pumpkin Harry Potter!
57) Praise The Elf And Pass The Turkey
58) The Reindeer Whisperer
59) Oh My Darlings! Oh My Darlings!
60) Finnigan’s Romance…And Other Natural Disasters
61) Wings!
62) Never Sniff A Gift Hippogriff
63) The Eyes Have It!
64) Abra Cadabba Doo?
65) Mischief Managed!

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Challenge Winner A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Horcrux by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
** Honorable Mention in the Open House Challenge **
"Overture! Curtain..lights!" Whether they want it or not, Harry, Ginny and friends have a little project with which to contend before they can resume their latest search. "On with the show...this is it!"
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, Open House Challenge (2006-2) - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 8472
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.04.10 - Updated: 2006.04.10 - Hits: 3660


Challenge Winner A Marvelous ...Valentine's Day Gift? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
*** Winner of Serious/Silliness in the Muggle Technology Challenge ***
Harry and Ginny don't know what to make of George and Fred's latest invention. It's Muggle technology, but the couple...no one in fact...knows what it is, how it works, or what it's supposed to do. It's Valentine's Day though, and Ginny deserves a marvelous gift.
G - Alternate Universe, Holidays, Muggle Technology Challenge (2014-1) - Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4043
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2014.02.15 - Updated: 2014.02.15 - Hits: 1862


A White Christmas…Harry Potter Style by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...just like the ones in Hogsmeade..."
G - Alternate Universe, Post-DH/PM, Holidays - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 3069
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.12.24 - Updated: 2007.12.24 - Hits: 3644


Challenge Winner A Working Title? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
** Winner of Best Humor & Best Adventure in the Summer Jobs Challenge **
"Summer time and the living is easy..." Well at least for Harry and friends most of the time with their summer intern jobs. It builds character! What's the worst that could happen?
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, Summer Jobs Challenge (2006-4) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 10421
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.09.01 - Updated: 2006.09.01 - Hits: 4219


Abra Cadabba Doo? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
The Noble and Ancient House of Black? Says who? Just how noble and just how ancient is it exactly? One extremely inquisitive seven-year-old is about to find out. One extremely wicked Wizard is about to get into all sorts of trouble telling him.
G - Alternate Universe, The Noble and Most Ancient House Challenge (2012-1) - Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 8049
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.02.13 - Updated: 2012.02.13 - Hits: 1272


Actually…I’ve Never Met A Dragon I Didn’t Like by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
No, it is not a story about Bruce Lee. It is the first ever Harry Potter nature documentary! The friends set out to do a favor for Charlie, and in turn are done several by another new acquaintance. If in the process, someone learns something...well so much the better.
G - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4845
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.11.19 - Updated: 2006.11.19 - Hits: 2892


And Now For Something Completely Different by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
Writing can be extremely beneficial to the heart and soul. It’s the editors, critics and literary reviewers which are dangerous. Ginny takes time to chronicle her first week at school with Harry, and she does it as only a lovesick eleven-year-old can. Seriously—have the chicken for supper! This is a companion story to my other Challenge entry For What It’s Worth, and either can be read first.
PG - Alternate Universe, First Week Challenge (2008-2) - Comedy, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4229
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.04.23 - Updated: 2008.04.23 - Hits: 2433


Challenge Winner And Now You Know…The Rest Of The Story by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 24]
** Winner of Most Humorous in the When Ginny Met Harry Challenge **
We all know how they first met, but even the best stories can sometimes omit a few details, such as a drunken owl, a crossdressing Weasley brother, a famous explorer, a bird whisperer and another excellent chili recipe. Written for the 2007 When Harry Met Ginny Challenge.
G - Pre-OotP, Alternate Universe, When Ginny Met Harry Challenge (2007-1) - Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 7400
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.03.01 - Updated: 2007.03.01 - Hits: 6837


Antidisestablishmentarianism! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Someone wants the Deathly Hallows. They want to dissect them, analyze them, place them under a microscope, and to find a simple, scientific explanation for their capabilities. Sometimes even a Wizarding government forgets the source of magic. Surprisingly, Harry and Ginny want to go out of their way to help, once they’ve retrieved the artifacts from their plain-sight hiding places in Diagon Alley. Understand? Well, there is a great deal of misunderstanding that day.

A follow-on to my other Challenge entry “It’s Kind of Fun Doing the Impossible”.
PG - Alternate Universe, Deathly Hallows Challenge (2009-1) - None - Warnings: None - Words: 7558
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.02.27 - Updated: 2009.02.27 - Hits: 2538


April Fools! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
It's the twins' birthday and boy are they in trouble with Harry and Ginny!
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 5415
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.04.01 - Updated: 2006.04.01 - Hits: 3492


Beach Blanket Bat Bogey by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
“You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun.” Harry, Ginny and friends make use of a three day layover in California for a little sun, surf and music! Frankie and Annette are covering their eyes at the fun and Ron at Ginny’s driving. “Kowabunga dudes!”
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Action/Adventure, Humor, Songfic - Warnings: None - Words: 12175
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.03.26 - Updated: 2008.03.26 - Hits: 2706


Challenge Winner Brass Monkeys by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
** Winner (a tie) of Creative Adaptation in the Baby, It’s Cold Outside Challenge **
Harry has plans for the evening; very detailed plans involving a certain pretty redhead, a good bottle of wine and a special song they’ve come to love. Unfortunately for Harry, the best laid plans of mice and Wizards don’t always take cold weather into account.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Challenge (2008-1) - Comedy, Humor, Romance, Songfic - Warnings: None - Words: 5118
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.02.13 - Updated: 2008.02.13 - Hits: 3587


Challenge Winner Colonel Mustard In The Conservatory With The Candlestick? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 13]
** Winner of Best Adventure in the Hogwarts Express Challenge **
Harry and friends recount the events of a certain train ride one spring day. It is murder most foul, and not just of a Death Eater. Will mysteries ever be the same? A one-shot written for the Hogwarts Express Challenge (3-2006).
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, Hogwarts Express Challenge (2006-3) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor - Warnings: Death - Words: 9101
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.06.25 - Updated: 2006.06.25 - Hits: 4586


Cosmic Cow Tipping And Temporal Sins by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
The universe has been changed! Harry agrees to heed a strange warning he has been given, and will return to Hogwarts for his seventh year. He’s able to be with Ginny, albeit in secret. Before they can even arrive there however, Harry and Ginny are thrust into the first of a series of special journeys, none of which they will remember afterward. No worries…or very few at least. Spenser is once again on hand to observe and chronicle their adventures…while trying to keep the temporal scoundrels away from of his favorite couple. This is a direct follow-on to The Life and Times of a Human Cannonball.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: Death, Violence - Words: 70540
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 8 - Published: 2008.02.04 - Updated: 2008.05.25 - Hits: 9118


Challenge Winner Don't Drink The Water! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
** Winner of Most Adventurous in the Muggle Field Trip Challenge **
What an incredible idea they've come up with! Baby-sit a few Muggle Studies students, and get a nice vacation in Vienna, Austria. What could possibly go wrong? All they have to do is ensure the change machines don't break down, and they'll all have a marvelous time. Written for the Muggle Field Trip 2007 Challenge.
PG - Post-OotP, Alternate Universe, Muggle Field Trip Challenge (2007-2) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 12424
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2007.04.26 - Updated: 2007.04.29 - Hits: 7001


Finnigan’s Romance…And Other Natural Disasters by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
"There is someone for everyone," we have all heard, and no one believes this more than Ginny. She may even chant it in her sleep (in response to Harry's occasional snoring). In one case however, she may have crossed the line while trying to prove the principle. Can Harry rein in a determined Ginny? Can Seamus Finnigan ever find true happiness? Can Ron ever learn the Zen of Barbeque? Hmm...maybe.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-DH/PM - Comedy, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 7350
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.05.20 - Updated: 2007.05.20 - Hits: 3248


For What It's Worth by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
Ginny is about to begin her first year of school at Hogwarts. It should be a joyfully momentous time. Arthur and Molly already have the champagne out and are getting ready to rent her room. Something is wrong between Harry and Ginny however, and it might very well cripple any chance the happy couple could ever have of being…happy. Would one or the other ever allow that to happen? For what it’s worth, no one else thinks so either. Could someone please get that owl a cup of strong coffee?

This Challenge entry now has a companion story, And Now For Something Completely Different.
PG - Alternate Universe, First Week Challenge (2008-2) - Angst, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 8330
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.04.15 - Updated: 2008.04.15 - Hits: 3169


Challenge Winner Great Scott! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 12]
** Winner of Adventure in the “Twin Travel” Challenge **
For Arthur and Molly Weasley becoming grandparents was the last thing on their minds--no what happened at the Burrow that afternoon would have had to have been. Great Scott! How will everyone deal with this new challenge? Of course Harry and Ginny will make great parents. They shop at Wizardmart all the time.
G - Alternate Universe, Twin Travel Challenge (2008-3) - Action/Adventure, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 9572
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.06.14 - Updated: 2008.06.14 - Hits: 5120


Challenge Winner Have Wand, Will Travel by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
*** Winner of Most Sneakiness in the Asylum Challenge ***
It's a close call for Ginny. An extremely unlikely new acquaintance comes into Harry's and her life as a result. It's someone who needs to travel far, fast, and quietly...if she can get everyone to trust her enough to help.
PG - Alternate Universe, Asylum Challenge (2013-3) - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4865
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.08.11 - Updated: 2013.08.11 - Hits: 1852


Honestly... I Really Am Harry Potter! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Harry and Ginny are given a special opportunity for a holiday, and then spend it trying to convince some people of some important things. One shot.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Comedy, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 9598
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.03.26 - Updated: 2006.03.26 - Hits: 3684


I Saw Ginny Kissing Santa Claus by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
It is late Christmas Eve and Harry is in all kinds of trouble. He has the worst possible person mad at him, and no it isn't Voldemort this time. Fortunately, someone still loves Ginny's pies.
G - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts, Holidays - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 2591
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.12.20 - Updated: 2006.12.20 - Hits: 5084


It's A Wonderful...Potter by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
It's Christmas time at Hogwarts...and Bedford Falls, New York...with Harry, Ginny, another George and another Potter. A follow-on from Love, Secrets, And Organized Elves.
G - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, Holidays - Crossover, Fluff - Warnings: None - Words: 5371
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2005.12.22 - Updated: 2005.12.22 - Hits: 2788


It’s The Great Pumpkin Harry Potter! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Halloween is celebrated around the world, but the tradition that is Trick or Treating actually varies considerably from place-to-place. Neither Harry nor his family has ever had the opportunity to enjoy the experience. Why shouldn’t they learn about it from undisputed authorities? If they’re not available, how about asking that one kid with the big nose?
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-DH/PM, Holidays - Crossover, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 5855
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.10.22 - Updated: 2007.10.22 - Hits: 3061


Just A Friendly Little Game Of Quidditch by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Quidditch is an amazing sport! It can also become all encompassing…just as many things in life may be. The wonderful thing about some situations is that as intense as they seem, they are still magical when viewed through a child’s eyes. It’s a good thing to remember, and sometimes a fun lesson to learn. "Youse get my drift?"
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 11072
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.12.09 - Updated: 2007.12.09 - Hits: 2527


Challenge Winner Love, Secrets, And Organized Elves by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 26]
** Honorable Mention in the Hogswarts Discovery Challenge **
Can a secret love be a true love? Of course it can, but only if they can find someplace private to meet. It's Christmas and time to start exploring!
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, Hogwarts Discovery Challenge (2005-6), Holidays - Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 11317
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 2 - Published: 2005.12.07 - Updated: 2005.12.08 - Hits: 5105


Challenge Winner Man's Laughter?! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
** Winner of Best Imagination in the Cluedo Challenge **

There has been a serious crime committed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! A much loved and respected (yeah…right) fan fiction writer has been brutally attacked, and no not by Sink Into Your Eyes readership. It is up to the Scooby gang to solve the mystery…but what is the mystery? What is the actual crime? I’m not supposed to mention that to you.
PG - Alternate Universe, Cluedo Challenge (2010-4) - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 7555
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.08.11 - Updated: 2010.08.11 - Hits: 3513


Merry Secularized Non-descript Winter Holiday? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
It is one of Harry and Ginny’s first Christmases together as man and wife. Unfortunately, the holiday does not come with an instruction manual, or a suggestion list for the perfect gift. Once again, Harry is called upon to demonstrate that he is far braver than any of us, and in the most frightening of situations. Praise the elves and pass the tinsel!
G - Alternate Universe, Holidays - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 5312
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.12.23 - Updated: 2010.12.23 - Hits: 2087


Challenge Winner Mischief Managed! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
** Winner of Best Overall, Drama and Stealth (3-way tie) in the Tri-Wizard Tournament Challenge **
It was Christmas Eve…or at least a Christmas Eve—there have been so many throughout time and timelines. One wintry season would pay host to a Yule Ball, a mysterious fourth Triwizard task, an army of much taller elves, a strange, yet familiar older gentleman, more than a few surprises, and, if everyone is lucky, one or two of Ginny’s famous moonberry pies. Read on good friends! There’s mischief to manage…one last time.
PG - Alternate Universe, Tri-Wizard Tournament Challenge (2009-6) - Action/Adventure, Fluff - Warnings: None - Words: 12858
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.12.25 - Updated: 2009.12.25 - Hits: 3068


Challenge Winner Muggles Tomorrow—Comedy Tonight! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
** Winner of Best Overall and Most Elaborate in the Prank Wars Challenge **
The practical joke? Ah yes; as old as...a certain gentlemen, who is very protective of pretty four-year-olds. The fun thing is that anyone...anyone get into all manner of interesting situations with good pranks. Never expect to have things as easy as, or as difficult as they are expected to end. Mischief managed tomorrow--comedy tonight!
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Prank Wars Challenge (2009-5) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 11099
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.10.11 - Updated: 2009.10.11 - Hits: 2728


Nelly Bly by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 120]
The war is over. A new adventure awaits Harry, Ginny and their friends: a race around the world. A sequel to The Three Ginnys and the the second volume in the Three Ginnys' Trilogy.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Action/Adventure, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 110327
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 19 - Published: 2005.11.06 - Updated: 2006.03.12 - Hits: 20341


Challenge Winner Never Sniff A Gift Hippogriff by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
** Winner of Best Overall in the The Marauders Map Challenge **
** Winner of Best Secrets, a tie, in the The Marauders Map Challenge **
One should never sniff a hippogriff, whether or not it’s a gift. Do you have any idea what those things eat? Ginny has other concerns however, and very little patience for annoying conundrums...or their associated causes. Someone is messing with history--hers and Harry’s. It’s suddenly not the same one from Harry’s biography and that adds to the mystery. Secrets, exploding popinjays and more secrets? I could tell, but then I’d have to make you eat Uncle Theodore’s chili.
PG - Alternate Universe, The Marauders Map Challenge (2008-6) - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 11835
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.12.29 - Updated: 2008.12.29 - Hits: 3464


Challenge Winner No Reindeer Were Injured During The Writing Of This Story by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 27]
** Winner of Best Humor in the December Engagement Challenge **
Are Christmas holidays always supposed to be stressful? They can be if you are Harry Potter, and you are trying to propose to your ladylove. He also gets to do so with the help of…or despite the help of friends, family, elves, crazed entertainers, dangerous decorations and faulty coffeepots. The good news is that there is plenty of pie. A one-shot written for the 2006 December Engagement Challenge.
G - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, December Engagement Challenge (2006-6) - Comedy, Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 9557
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.12.11 - Updated: 2006.12.11 - Hits: 3768


October by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Harry, Ron Ginny and Hermione reminisce about a trip during the previous school year. How they and some other students came to the aid of Neville's club and a famous hebologist at his Hogsmeade farm.
PG-13 - Post-OotP, Alternate Universe, Dark Autumn Challenge (2005-5) - Action/Adventure - Warnings: Violence - Words: 8212
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2005.10.08 - Updated: 2005.10.08 - Hits: 2877


Off With His Head! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
What is the fine line between malicious speech and writing and a Wizard's right to pure mischief. In the end Harry and Ginny discover just what it is.
PG - Alternate Universe, The Sting Challenge (2011-2) - Drama, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 6229
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.05.01 - Updated: 2011.05.01 - Hits: 1375


Oh Baby! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Brave, resourceful and with a great soundtrack, Harry Potter has faced countless challenges over time. Dozens of Death Eaters…bring them on. Angry ogres…nothing could be easier. Voldemort even…he was simple. Then Harry meets a real challenge. Now if he can only find the instruction manual…
G - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 7581
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.07.07 - Updated: 2006.07.07 - Hits: 4224


Challenge Winner Oh My Darlings! Oh My Darlings! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
** Honorable Mention in the Peter Pan Challenge **
Harry and Ginny! Peter and Wendy! Lockhart and the polar bear? A young Ginny falls asleep and dreams of a wonderful, yet extremely different land of fun and adventure. The situation becomes a bit more tricky however when a new generation tags along.
PG - Alternate Universe, Peter Pan Challenge (2007-4) - Action/Adventure, Comedy - Warnings: None - Words: 8692
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.08.18 - Updated: 2007.08.18 - Hits: 2994


Popular Plumbing by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Near the end of his sixth year, Harry and Ginny are together, but how did they convince Ron that it should be a foursome. Flashback (sort of) from post-HBP.
PG - Post-OotP, Alternate Universe - Action/Adventure, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 5151
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2005.10.19 - Updated: 2005.10.20 - Hits: 2859


Power Tools…Ar, Ar, Ar! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
It is one week before Bill and Fleur's wedding, and Harry has a little project to take care of...quickly. A one-shot story that includes Spenser coming to England to attend Hogwarts.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4333
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.05.20 - Updated: 2006.05.20 - Hits: 2342


Praise The Elf And Pass The Turkey by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Harry, Ginny and friends had long before been introduced to the American tradition of Thanksgiving. When the mood before one such feast becomes far too dour because of Ron and Harry’s absence, another special story may be in store. Can the meal be saved? Will the Wizards return home in time? Can Ginny find a roasting pan large enough for a rogue Scottish dragon? You can bet that pumpkin pie it will all work out…somehow.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-DH/PM, Holidays - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 8438
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.11.17 - Updated: 2007.11.17 - Hits: 2662


Challenge Winner Requiem For A Practical Joker by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
** Winner (tie) of Best Humor in the Greg & Forge Challenge **
It is Harry and Ginny's first Christmas after the final battle. It is George's first Christmas after losing Fred. Ginny is their sister however, and shares their mischeivous blood. Her little project, with all its twists and turns, becomes an fitting present for everyone.
PG - Alternate Universe, Gred & Forge Challenge (2007-6) - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 7350
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.12.27 - Updated: 2007.12.27 - Hits: 3455


Romancing The Brick by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
There are certain cosmic forces in the universe that we will never understand. There are constants that will be true regardless of the reality being experienced. One such is that Harry and Ginny will always be together. Another one is...extremely embarassing for someone we know. Hogwarts is dying and once again Harry is called upon to be the hero, but is the castle all that he will help rebuild?
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-DH/AB, Reconstruction Challenge (2007-5) - Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor - Warnings: Death - Words: 10818
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.10.12 - Updated: 2007.10.12 - Hits: 3101


Saving Snape by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Harry and Ginny are not only heroes, they’re a constant in the multiverse, and there are almost as many alternative realities as there are ‘what ifs’ to create them. In one such the couple decides to test a possibility and maybe do something good in the process. Spenser Hemmingway on the other hand is often inept, always accident-prone and hardly ever self-assured. He always wants to lend a hand though, and usually gets through Harry and Ginny’s adventures by sheer, dumb luck. Now how am I going to have the poor guy help Harry and Ginny and Harry and Ginny and even Harry and Ginny, while keeping them away from Harry and Ginny? A missing chapter from Cosmic Cowtipping and Temporal Sins.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor - Warnings: Death, Disturbing Imagery, Violence - Words: 10887
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.09.21 - Updated: 2008.09.21 - Hits: 2001


Challenge Winner Sherlock Potter And The Red-Headed League by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
*** Winner of Most Insane & Greatest Advance in the Field of Molecular Gastronomy in the Crossing Over Challenge ***

The famous Red-Headed League has returned! What deviltry are they up to this time. It’s up the great detective Sherlock Potter to ascertain the answer. Will it again be a robbery…a kidnapping…white slavery? Perhaps it involves one of the greatest crimes of all—a broken, lonely heart. Tally ho! The game is afoot!
PG - Alternate Universe, Crossing Over Challenge (2011-4) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crossover, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 6386
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.11.13 - Updated: 2011.11.13 - Hits: 1994


Challenge Winner Speculations: What Every Wizard Wants by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 23]
** Winner of Best Overall in the “Potter’s Affairs” Challenge **
Thornton Wilder utilized the line in his The Matchmaker (aka Hello Dolly!): "Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow." Harry and Ginny think it is indeed just like the cow pies, but for entirely different reasons. Everyone else has great ideas for applying the fertilizer--but who's right?
PG - Alternate Universe, Potter’s Affairs Challenge 2008-4 - Comedy, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 9652
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.08.08 - Updated: 2008.08.08 - Hits: 6572


Challenge Winner Spenser For Hire—Two Knuts A Word by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
** Winner of Most Insane and Most Profound Social Commentary in the Mary Sue Challenge **
Poor Spenser is in a world of trouble. It seems that Harry, Ginny and their representatives are coming after him and his stories, threatening legal action. We all knew that had to happen eventually. He has one chance to write one last story, and somehow in the process save the Earth from Martian invaders. Has life ever been Loonier?
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Mary Sue Challenge (2009-3) - Action/Adventure, Comedy, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 6768
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.06.19 - Updated: 2009.06.19 - Hits: 2614


Challenge Winner Taking The Taste Out Of Peanut Butter by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
** Winner of Best Originality in the Seven Words Challenge **
Submitted for your approval—imagine Harry Potter having a hard time with Ginny’s and his relationship; with his being able to express his feelings for her; with his being able to do a simple thing such as holding her hand. Sure, yeah…right.
“How do I love thee Ginny? Let me count the ways. One, two, three…seven. I love you as much as I do…peanut butter for example.”
PG - Alternate Universe, Seven Words Challenge (2009-4) - Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 6681
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.08.28 - Updated: 2009.08.28 - Hits: 3259


Tempus Fugit by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
It's New Year's Eve and Harry has a couple new challenges. He needs to destroy the Horcrux that they have discovered, but at the same time save Ginny from the mysterious new threat.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure - Warnings: None - Words: 9096
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2005.12.27 - Updated: 2005.12.27 - Hits: 2523


That’s The Biggest Mouse I’ve Ever Seen! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Harry, Ginny and friends arrange a magical vacation for her parents to a very magical place. The problem is that there is sometimes more than one type of magic at hand...and not everything is as simple as it seems at first. This one-shot takes place just a few months after the ending to The Best of Times.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Comedy, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 7363
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.07.16 - Updated: 2007.07.16 - Hits: 5224


The Best Of Times by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 49]
Everyone returns to Hogwarts for Ginny and Luna’s seventh year. The battle this time is not just with the defeated Death Eaters, but rather against all those forces that will prevent them from finding the peace and normalcy they all so strongly desire. This third book is a follow-on from The Three Ginny's, Nelly Bly and my numerous short stories; it is the finale in the Three Ginnys' Trilogy.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Post-Hogwarts - Action/Adventure, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: Death - Words: 164962
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 21 - Published: 2006.05.22 - Updated: 2007.07.08 - Hits: 30333


The Eyes Have It! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Close your eyes. What do you see? Perhaps you’re witnessing yet another adventure unfolding before you—one where Ginny…Harry…everyone receives a wonderful gift or two. The multiverse is full of wonders to be seen, of lessons in how to do so, and, perhaps, a bit of fun to be had in the process.
PG - Alternate Universe, Night Time Challenge (2010-6) - Comedy, Fluff, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 10335
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.12.28 - Updated: 2010.12.28 - Hits: 1573


The Free Press?! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
All intelligent people understand the value of the free press, but what exactly is its cost? Harry and Ginny have recently discovered the answer to this, but even more valuable is their good friendship with a crazy American, determined to manage certain malicious words.
PG - The Interview Challenge (2009-2) - Drama, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4683
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.04.23 - Updated: 2009.04.23 - Hits: 2017


The Gringotts Job by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
The search for the horcruxes takes Harry and Ginny to many different places, and provides them with all manner of challenges. Will this latest task prove to be too much of an obstacle? Is anything really impossible with the help of your family and friends?
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure - Warnings: None - Words: 12340
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 2 - Published: 2006.09.24 - Updated: 2006.09.25 - Hits: 3533


The Life And Times Of A Human Cannonball by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Harry, Ginny and Ron are returning from Diagon Alley following the events there in Chamber Of Secrets. When a most unusual detour and life-altering experience occurs, lives and the future of their Wizarding world hang in the balance. If that wasn't enough, Harry has to decide if their tagalong guest is a help or a hindrance.
PG - Pre-OotP, Alternate Universe - Action/Adventure - Warnings: None - Words: 15253
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.09.25 - Updated: 2007.09.25 - Hits: 3448


The Reindeer Whisperer by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
What starts out as a nice Christmas excursion turns into something far more for Harry, Ginny and their family. Will the toy elves rise up in rebellion again long holiday hours without overtime pay? Will Neville succumb to a life-ending paper cut while trying to wrap his gifts? Will the werewolves feast on reindeer flesh? Of course not! This is a family story after all and good old Spenser and I are far too sentimental. Read on true believers! Ho, ho, ho!
G - Alternate Universe, Post-DH/PM, Holidays - Action/Adventure, Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 9761
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.12.19 - Updated: 2008.12.19 - Hits: 2831


Challenge Winner The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
** Honorable Mention in the Angst Valentine Challenge **
Sometimes you can be a little too fast on the draw...in more ways than one. Fortunately Harry has Ginny, good friends and a little guy with a sense of humor. Written for the Angst Valentine Challenge.
PG - Alternate Universe, Angst Valentine Challenge (2006-1), Holidays - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 4853
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.02.09 - Updated: 2006.02.09 - Hits: 3086


The Three Ginnys by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 58]
Perspective is everything. Harry and Ginny encounter two people very much like themselves, and with Ron and Hermione, experience a new world very much unlike their own less-Mugglized England. The lessons that they learn from their experiences give them new insight into love, family, courage and sacrifice. This is the first volume in the Three Ginnys Trilogy. Its original title was Harry Potter In America.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor - Warnings: Death, Violence - Words: 65841
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 13 - Published: 2005.09.29 - Updated: 2005.09.30 - Hits: 16545


Trick or Treat: The Halloween Conspiracy by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Everyone...everyone sees it exept for the people involved. Seamus and Brandon Llewellyn decide to take matters into their own hands to nudge things along. A follow up to "October".
PG - Post-OotP, Alternate Universe - Fluff - Warnings: None - Words: 10124
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2005.10.25 - Updated: 2005.10.29 - Hits: 4523


Tromed Love And The Great Broom Race by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Look up in the sky! It's a bird...it's a plane...it's Harry and Ginny on the nicest broom ever to shake its dust in Voldemort's face.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 9986
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.04.27 - Updated: 2006.04.27 - Hits: 2638


Trouble…With A Capital T And That Rhymes With P… by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Yes there's trouble my friends...right here in River City...er, Hogmeade, and that rhymes with Potter. It's the duel of the century...or is it really? A one-shot written for the Duel Challenge.
PG - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, The Duel Challenge (2006-5) - Action/Adventure, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 8706
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.10.26 - Updated: 2006.10.26 - Hits: 3157


Turkey Day by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]
Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione are introduced to an American tradition, and its associated lesson. One shot.
G - Alternate Universe, Post-HBP, Holidays - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 3216
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2005.11.23 - Updated: 2005.11.24 - Hits: 2888


Challenge Winner Voulez-vous Harry? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
*** Winner of Best Overall in the Mamma Mia Challenge ***

Imagine a certain young "lounge lizard". Imagine Harry in a white, polyester leisure suit, gold chains, platform shoes and hitting on every girl in the room for bragging points? No, neither can Ginny, and that is why she is taking certain...steps. A missing moment from Nelly Bly.
PG - Mamma Mia Challenge (2011-3) - Fluff, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 6660
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.08.15 - Updated: 2011.08.15 - Hits: 1731


What Do You Do With A Drunken House-Elf...Early In The Morning? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 21]
** Winner of the February 2006 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Comedy **
**February Dumbledore Silver Trinket Award winner for Comedy.**
What do you do? It was supposed to be a morning where Harry could get caught up on his sleep. Ginny and the little guy have other ideas. One-shot short story.
PG - Post-OotP, Alternate Universe - Comedy, Humor - Warnings: Negative Alcohol Use - Words: 4649
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.02.25 - Updated: 2006.02.25 - Hits: 3924


Wings! by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
“To sleep--perchance to dream, ay, there’s the rub; for in that sleep of death what dreams may come?” For Ginny, the answer to Hamlet’s question may finally be answered. For a small child, the answer must be avoided at all costs. For a loving mother and grandmother, the answer is the key to her family’s future. For someone from another future, a valuable opportunity has presented itself. Naturally, all of it leads to yet another story for our favorite inept carpenter. By the way, yes folks--Zu Zu Bailey’s teacher was correct.
G - Alternate Universe, Girl Talk Challenge (2010-3) - Fluff, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 8513
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.06.08 - Updated: 2010.06.08 - Hits: 1652


Challenge Winner You Sent My Luggage Where? by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 12]
** Winner of Best Trunk Design in the Harry’s Magical Trunk Challenge **
Harry, Ginny and friends are about to begin their search for the horcruxes. You can't expect our heroes to carry their toothbrushes, wool socks and fan fiction stories in their pockets now do you? What Harry doesn't expect is what comes with his new trunk. Written for the Harry's Magical Trunk 2007 Challenge.
PG - Post-OotP, Alternate Universe, Harry's Magical Trunk Challenge (2007-3) - Action/Adventure, Humor, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 8929
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.06.25 - Updated: 2007.06.25 - Hits: 4552


Challenge Winner “It’s Kind Of Fun Doing The Impossible” by Spenser Hemmingway starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
** Winner of Best Security in The Deathly Hallows Challenge **
The difficult Harry and Ginny can do immediately. The impossible will take a few minutes, but it’s a lot more fun. The Royal Academy of Magic has concluded that our favorite couple is in possession of the three Deathly Hallows. Harry and Ginny react to inappropriate steps taken to acquire them, but not in exactly the way you might think. My fiftieth story at Sink Into Your Eyes.

I've posted a companion story to this, Antidisestablishmentarianism!
PG - Alternate Universe, Deathly Hallows Challenge (2009-1) - Action/Adventure, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 7659
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2009.02.16 - Updated: 2009.02.16 - Hits: 3768




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