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Between the Sand and Stone [M (R)]
by sshg316
[Reviews: 115]
Category: Potions Under Duress
When tragedy strikes and circumstances go awry, Hermione is forced to seek the help of a reclusive Severus Snape. Brought together by a promise neithe...
Last Updated: 2014/10/24
Chapters: 7 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 27215

Man Behind the Curtain [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Summary: Rose’s ambition was straightforward: to be the youngest Keeper ever on a House team and to go professional one day. A sequel to ‘A Credit to ...
Last Updated: 2014/10/24
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 4683

A Wish For Severus Snape [T (PG-13)]
by deianaera
[Reviews: 41]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Pan, the Greek god of passion and lust, does not often manifest directly. But when Hermione Granger makes an offering at his fountain (and touches hi...
Last Updated: 2014/10/23
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 7562

An Orphan For Christmas [M (R)]
by Bardsdaughter
[Reviews: 152]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Sometimes an unwanted gift becomes the most treasured possession....
Last Updated: 2014/10/17
Chapters: 17 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 24782

Murder Most Fowl [K+ (PG)]
by Prof M McGonagall
[Reviews: 14]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: SSHG_Exchange
When the Malfoys host a week-long house party at Malfoy Manor, they are hoping to regain their standing in society and celebrate a happy family event....
Last Updated: 2014/10/16
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 18755

Dracpunzel [T (PG-13)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 71]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Once upon a time, Lucius Malfoy decided to execute a tediously convoluted scheme that went (from his perspective, at least) ridiculously wrong. That r...
Last Updated: 2014/10/10
Chapters: 17 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 23092

Just Business [T (PG-13)]
by museymuse
[Reviews: 50]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: SSHG_Exchange
Hermione Granger's business is failing, badly. When Severus Snape turns up and offers her a chance to save it, she can't believe her luck; but working...
Last Updated: 2014/09/22
Chapters: 7 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 30153

Love Never Fails [MA (NC-17)]
by Becky
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
After the final battle is over, Hermione Granger goes to the Shrieking Shack to retrieve the body of Professor Snape....
Last Updated: 2014/09/22
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 4369

Just a Fling [MA (NC-17)]
by Savva
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Category: Hogwarts Castle
She didn't expect something like that happen to her. But it did....
Last Updated: 2014/09/19
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 8144

Friday [K (G)]
by phoenix
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Severus Snape faces yet another Friday at Hogwarts. Set during Order the Phoenix. Orig posted: Feb 2005...
Last Updated: 2014/09/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 743

Mine [K+ (PG)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Forbidden Forest
One of those scenes that come like a vision, out of nowhere and going wherever the reader imagines....
Last Updated: 2014/09/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1660

A Birthday Surprise [MA (NC-17)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Severus comes home from work not expecting the birthday surprise Hermione has laid out for him....
Last Updated: 2014/09/10
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1569

The Alchemist's Agenda [T (PG-13)]
by baylor713
[Reviews: 30]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Witches and wizards have always carried the burden of their allegiances to the dark or to the light. The choice to follow one or the other dictates a ...
Last Updated: 2014/09/07
Chapters: 17 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 29430

Three Options for Ginny [M (R)]
by Bettina
[Reviews: 176]
Category: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
Severus Snape has just arranged himself with Draco Malfoy, when he gets yet another task: a young, charming female with flaming red hair and a fierce...
Last Updated: 2014/09/07
Chapters: 35 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 247525

Love is the Music of Our Hearts [T (PG-13)]
by Stefdarlin
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Filius and Pomona always seem to be off key when it comes to how they feel about each other. Will they be able to find the harmony of love?...
Last Updated: 2014/08/30
Chapters: 10 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 28156

The Self-Writing Parchment [MA (NC-17)]
by beaweasley2
[Reviews: 627]
Category: Category: Potter Place's Summer 2007 Prompt Challenge
Hermione finds a mysterious piece of self-writing parchment in Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes that writes: Tell me your deepest desire. Thinking it’s...
Last Updated: 2014/08/28
Chapters: 43 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 395292

Gardiner and Shipe [T (PG-13)]
by mt_nestor
[Reviews: 4]
Category: sshg_promptfest
A test of a new Time-Turner not only sends Hermione back into the past but entangles her in the investigation of an unsolved mystery....
Last Updated: 2014/08/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 7210

Caru Rhwymydd [K+ (PG)]
by Meladara
[Reviews: 13]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: sshg_promptfest
In this one wild fall down the shifting staircases of Hogwarts, with the eyes of the student body watching, something sparks to life, and it will leav...
Last Updated: 2014/08/23
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 7750

A Problem Shared [K+ (PG)]
by peskipiksi
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Lord Voldemort finds a Boggart. ...
Last Updated: 2014/08/21
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1787

Contract Renewal [T (PG-13)]
by debjunk
[Reviews: 10]
Category: sshg_promptfest
Category: Potions Under Duress
Lucius needs the list of faculty contract extensions for the Board of Governors, which is something that should have taken a matter of minutes for the...
Last Updated: 2014/08/20
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 2515

Maxit [K+ (PG)]
by Minerva
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Potions Under Duress
What happens with Britain's wizarding world when Muggle Britain leaves the European Union?...
Last Updated: 2014/08/18
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3659

Man in a Box [M (R)]
by flaminia_x
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Lily has an imaginary friend. So what? Don't all children? But hers is … special....
Last Updated: 2014/08/16
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1109

The Crafty Case of the Corpses That Weren't Corpses [T (PG-13)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 20]
Category: sshg_promptfest
Category: Potions Under Duress
Several people have disappeared from the wizarding community, and a wholly unlikely suspect is being accused. Who else but Hermione Granger would tak...
Last Updated: 2014/08/14
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 14948

Burn Down The Mission [MA (NC-17)]
by TeddyRadiator
[Reviews: 43]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: sshg_promptfest
Seven years into Hermione Granger's tenure as Headmistress of Hogwarts, the castle will reveal a secret that changes everything she ever knew about it...
Last Updated: 2014/08/13
Chapters: 6 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 19736

Second Chance [K (G)]
by Memory
[Reviews: 179]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Severus meets Albus Severus. The past comes back in a very peculiar form....
Last Updated: 2014/08/13
Chapters: 36 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 125477

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Vampire!Hermione Rescued [MA (NC-17)]
by Amita
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Potions Under Duress
An innocuous adventure....
Last Updated: 2014/11/29
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1314

Family Tendencies [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Once upon a time, a boy went to his grandfather’s funeral and came home with a magical toy. Four years later, something came of it. Sequel to ‘Our Cou...
Last Updated: 2014/11/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 218

Jester Justice: A Meme-Based Drabble [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
Being heroic is thirsty work. (It’s a drabble—if I say more, the summary will be longer than the story!)...
Last Updated: 2014/11/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 410

Coming Through [K+ (PG)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 2]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Category: Potions Under Duress
Hermione rushes back to save Severus....
Last Updated: 2014/11/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 114

Vagrant Vines: A Meme-Based Drabble [K+ (PG)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Neville needs a plant-sitter. Mostly dialogue- an LJ meme gone a bit mad (explanation in the Author’s Note within.) ...
Last Updated: 2014/11/05
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 329

99 Bottles [K+ (PG)]
by stgulik
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
When hunting for Veela hair, have a back-up plan....
Last Updated: 2014/10/11
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 552

Shard [T (PG-13)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Our team of writers return....
Last Updated: 2014/10/05
Chapters: 4 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 6742

Once Upon a Time Capsule [T (PG-13)]
by Amita
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Category: Potions Under Duress
Our intrepid pair open a time capsule and find a masterpiece....
Last Updated: 2014/09/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 968

To Make You Free [M (R)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Severus becomes bound to—and by—Hermione. (GS100 'Someday My Prince Will Come' challenge)...
Last Updated: 2014/08/15
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 143

It's Been Seven Years [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
It's been seven years since I saved Severus's life....
Last Updated: 2014/08/04
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 691

Invitation to the Dance [T (PG-13)]
by Fairfield
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Cho Chang as never seen before. ...
Last Updated: 2014/08/03
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3983

Trying New Things [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione and Severus getting ready for the Ministry Celebration....
Last Updated: 2014/07/30
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 154

The Mischievous Snapes [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Harry watches Hermione and Severus at the Christmas party....
Last Updated: 2014/07/28
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 148

Prettying Up [K+ (PG)]
by purpleygirl
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Forbidden Forest
Lupin and Snape find a house ... [Drabble/100-Word]...
Last Updated: 2014/07/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 140

Her Silly Amulet [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione gives Severus an amulet to keep him safe....
Last Updated: 2014/07/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 449

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Reality Check [K (G)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 0]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
What's there to forgive, really?...
Last Updated: 2014/10/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 18

Crow and Crown [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Novelette
Four years after Ari and Dagur’s forced marriage, not many know the man at the future king’s side. Dagur, the king’s nephew, is convinced secrecy is n...
Last Updated: 2014/01/29
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1004

I Am a Lover of the Universe [K+ (PG)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Ecstatic love poem that came to me on the morning of New Year's Eve....
Last Updated: 2014/01/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 105

The Universe Addresses a Bully [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Short Story
You caught him once again unawares, well done. He shrinks before your eyes, even though every word you utter is meaningless and without any shred of t...
Last Updated: 2014/01/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 791

The Music of the Spheres [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Short Story
Music. Intricately woven into the tapestry of the universe. Such immense beauty, words fail....
Last Updated: 2013/12/26
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1568

Me and You [K+ (PG)]
by oohdear
[Reviews: 1]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Something I wrote in a haze!!...
Last Updated: 2013/10/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 118

Tree of my Heart [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Other
A tree poem....
Last Updated: 2013/05/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 100

The Gallery of Seasons [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Other
A poem of the seasons....
Last Updated: 2013/05/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 144

Me, me and me [K (G)]
by oohdear
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Free Form
Greed, sleeping, too stupid to care, oh no wait, too brain washed to care...
Last Updated: 2013/03/01
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 157

Brimstone [K+ (PG)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Novelette
Amanda Ryder never asked for her special ESP gifts--only her family never believed her innocence. Now, her virginity just became a matter of life and ...
Last Updated: 2013/01/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 2084

Crow and Firefly [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Novelette
With the life of his sister and newborn nephew at stake, shapeshifter Ari is trapped in a castle and compelled to accept a situation he’d dreaded: he ...
Last Updated: 2012/11/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 555

Nine Dates [K+ (PG)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Novelette
Finalist, 2011 Valley Forge RWA "Sheila" Award... John and Paul have build a strong foundation of love between them. Will Beth be added strength to th...
Last Updated: 2012/10/01
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3623

Searching for Love [K+ (PG)]
by BloodTraitor
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
A song-like poem about finding love and keeping it....
Last Updated: 2012/08/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 192

Fire Figures [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
The flames paint strange figures and tell even stranger stories....
Last Updated: 2012/06/30
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 145

Manifesting her Home [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Short Story
A visit to a quirky yet functional kitchen....
Last Updated: 2012/06/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 1599

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Comfort and Joy [M (R)]
by MMADfan
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Minerva isn’t feeling very much Christmas cheer when the holiday begins, and it looks only to become ...

It Was Christmas in the Black House [M (R)]
by scaranda
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Forbidden Forest
Black holes are most difficult sort to mend in one's Christmas socking. Festive fluff and frolics, ...

The Filius Files, Part 1: Christmas Celebration [K+ (PG)]
by Pyttan
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
It has been a lovely Christmas dinner, and Filius is very pleased with the evening. However, a certa ...

Getting Through Tomorrow [M (R)]
by Maria Lynette
[Reviews: 15]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Myrtle’s Tom was Tom Riddle. Her Tom was Tom Riddle. She had been involved with Lord Voldemort since ...

Amistlemour [T (PG-13)]
by Darkrivertempest
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Malfoy Manor
After receiving an enchanted Christmas present from Fred Weasley, Hermione thinks her life will neve ...

The Witches of Gilford [MA (NC-17)]
by pyjamapants
[Reviews: 440]
Category: Potions Under Duress
The war and subsequent clean-up has ended, and the wizarding world is beginning to come out of its s ...

Christmas Epiphany [MA (NC-17)]
by Hechicera
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Forbidden Forest
Hermione and Padma at the Yule Ball ...

The Gift of the Mages [K+ (PG)]
by spiderwort
[Reviews: 13]
Category: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
Christmas is coming, and Ron has no money to buy his sweetie (wife Hermione) a present. Enter an un ...


Christmas at Hogwarts
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