Harry Potter Challenge – Days 26-30

Day 26: If you could be able to work one spell without a wand what would it be?


(image referencing A Very Potter Musical by pettyartist)

Accio everything!  Listen, I’m a lazy person, and I cannot think of anything better than crawling into bed, realizing my book is still on the desk, and whispering, “Accio Harry Potter” in order to avoid getting up again.  And if the real Harry Potter happened to zoom into my room, well.  All the better.

Hah, “real” Harry Potter.  I DON’T CARE.   Continue reading

Harry Potter Challenge – Days 6-10

This is Day 2 of my fulfilling Short Story Long‘s 30 Day Harry Potter Challenge.  Check out previous questions at the end of the post!

Day 6: Which house would you want to be in?

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This is the most important question in the universe.  For a long time, I thought I would be sorted into Ravenclaw.  Being smart is my thing.  But when I signed up for Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s official Harry Potter website told me I belonged in Gryffindor–and thus began a mild existential crisis.  I never really wanted to be in Gryffindor, because that’s where everyone wants to be, but…what if I was wrong?  After all, I can’t argue with Queen Rowling herself!

The kicker came when my friend Lindsay gave me a Gryffindor Quidditch t-shirt for my 27th birthday (getting older but never growing up).  I asked how she chose the house.  She said she was debating between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, but while I value my intelligence, she thinks I have a stronger desire to be brave.  And she was totally right.  So.  That’s the extremely long answer as to why I, a Ravenclaw, would definitely be sorted into Gryffindor (like Hermione and Remus Lupin).   Continue reading