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Much Abides [T (PG-13)]
by kellychambliss
[Reviews: 0]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
When Minerva awakens, she find herself near the Forbidden Forest with no idea how she got there....
Last Updated: 2015/08/02
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 4904

Tale As Old As Time [M (R)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Shrieking Shack
This is their story, of the girl who tamed the beast within....
Last Updated: 2015/07/30
Chapters: 6 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 6547

The Alchemist's Agenda [MA (NC-17)]
by baylor713
[Reviews: 44]
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: 2015/07/26
Chapters: 20 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 36333

The Leather-Bound Promise [M (R)]
by Helena Rickman
[Reviews: 77]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Snape is in a bad place following the war. Hermione wants to help. Can they find enough in common to become friends, maybe more?...
Last Updated: 2015/07/21
Chapters: 15 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 19890

Unexpected Bedfellows [T (PG-13)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Category: Hogwarts Castle
After waking up in bed with a former Death Eater, Hermione panics and is eager to put the ordeal from her mind. However, she just can’t get him out of...
Last Updated: 2015/07/19
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3157

Dragons in the Dungeon [K+ (PG)]
by MsTree
[Reviews: 32]
Category: Potions Under Duress
This story is a sequel to Velvet Song's "Damsels and Dragons". Severus apparently has not conquered the curse after all, or is there something else go...
Last Updated: 2015/07/15
Chapters: 11 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 28208

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: 2015/07/08
Chapters: 11 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 30654

Our Girl, Pansy [MA (NC-17)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
The editor inspires the troops. Warning: The motley crew of writers is back....
Last Updated: 2015/07/03
Chapters: 4 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 8033

His Own True Heir [M (R)]
by scaranda
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Forbidden Forest
When Severus frees Lucius from Azkaban, he has nowhere else to take him but the safe house, the one in which Sirius Black is hiding....
Last Updated: 2015/06/29
Chapters: 8 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 25676

You Don't Know What You're Missing [MA (NC-17)]
by CaramelMonkPA
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Severus begins the Battle of Hogwarts a bit more prepared than we expected....
Last Updated: 2015/05/27
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 4908

Stand by Your Man [K+ (PG)]
by Minerva
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Lily is finally ready to forgive Severus for that dreadful word, but he is nowhere to find....
Last Updated: 2015/05/11
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 766

The Twists of Fate [MA (NC-17)]
by nagandsev
[Reviews: 51]
Category: Shrieking Shack
Category: Hogwarts Castle
The final pairings of Remus and Nagini, and Severus against Sirius, in the Dark Arts competition for the Young Wizards Merit Award during their sixth ...
Last Updated: 2015/05/09
Chapters: 12 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 46461

Before I Saw Your Face [MA (NC-17)]
by Subversa
[Reviews: 69]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Two years post-war, the world is settling again into a regular rhythm. The Boy Who Lived has a lover and a new business, and his two best friends are ...
Last Updated: 2015/04/25
Chapters: 10 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 32561

I've Got Voldemort Licked. [K (G)]
by peskipiksi
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Harry gloats over his defeat of the Dark Lord....
Last Updated: 2015/04/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 165

Winter Heat [MA (NC-17)]
by unamadridista
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
While holidaying with her friends at a ski resort in the French Alps, Hermione becomes unexpectedly reacquainted with someone from her past. Despite t...
Last Updated: 2015/04/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2448

Swallows and Stars [MA (NC-17)]
by Hikorichan
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Hermione and Severus find themselves lost and struggling after the war, but in very different ways. Can the memories of a dead man bring Hermione clar...
Last Updated: 2015/04/15
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 3311

An Orphan For Christmas [M (R)]
by Bardsdaughter
[Reviews: 176]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Sometimes an unwanted gift becomes the most treasured possession....
Last Updated: 2015/04/15
Chapters: 19 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 27311

Dark Veela [K+ (PG)]
by kittyperry
[Reviews: 428]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Severus Snape lies dying in the Shrieking Shack when he sees a vision of his mother....
Last Updated: 2015/04/14
Chapters: 40 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 173022

The Love Letter [K+ (PG)]
by Helena Rickman
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Valentine's Day can be full of love and can be bittersweet....
Last Updated: 2015/03/09
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 964

Cloak of Darkness [MA (NC-17)]
by unamadridista
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Spying on her Defense teacher for Harry was supposed to be a boring task, but Hermione soon discovers just how thrilling it really is. In the dark, fo...
Last Updated: 2015/03/08
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2825

A Christmas Vow [M (R)]
by Alexannah
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
One Christmas Eve, after a particularly unpleasant Occlumency lesson, Severus is visited by a ghost. Lily is furious over how he has treated her son—a...
Last Updated: 2015/03/04
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 3325

Cupid’s Debt to Dumbledore or Thanks to a Venereal Rat with Wings [T (PG-13)]
by Betz
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Potions Under Duress
A response to the 2005 Valentine's Day Carny Ride challenge issued by MsJessicaAllen on WIKTT. Hermione is a lone rider on "The Tunnel of Love" until ...
Last Updated: 2015/03/03
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 10065

Playing a New Game [M (R)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: Malfoy Manor
Hermione and Snape get along fairly well as housemates following the war when the invitation to the Anniversary Ball causes Hermione to take a good, l...
Last Updated: 2015/02/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 8290

A Place in the World [M (R)]
by noodle
[Reviews: 280]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Apart from it being an artefact of considerable antiquity, no one at the Department Of Mysteries could determine what it was. It was taken from the bo...
Last Updated: 2015/02/24
Chapters: 32 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 254751

Draco Malfoy and the Jewels of Power [T (PG-13)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Courage and determination save the day....
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3972

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Dumbledore's Bequest [M (R)]
by melusin
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: Drabbles
Drabble series for LJ's grangersnape100 Challenge: Through the Keyhole....
Last Updated: 2015/06/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 933

The Sly Puss [K (G)]
by stgulik
[Reviews: 3]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Severus and Hermione learn something new about the familiar....
Last Updated: 2015/05/30
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 229

His Hands [M (R)]
by Savva
[Reviews: 4]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Category: Potions Under Duress
There is something about his hands....
Last Updated: 2015/05/08
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 182

Many Thanks, Part 6 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Scorpius saved his most important thank-you note for last. It took until he returned to school to find the words. Another “A Credit to Their Houses” s...
Last Updated: 2015/03/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 309

Hogwarts' New Portrait [K (G)]
by richardgloucester
[Reviews: 20]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: GrangerSnape100
This double drabble was written as a small tribute to Terry Pratchett, who died on March 12th, 2015. Of course he knew about Hogwarts. Of course he ...
Last Updated: 2015/03/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 209

Many Thanks, Part 5 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment. Another “A Credit to Their Houses” sequel, set in our trio’s Fir...
Last Updated: 2015/02/26
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 127

Body Language [T (PG-13)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
A small, intimate moment between them. ...
Last Updated: 2015/02/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 155

Half-pecked [K (G)]
by stgulik
[Reviews: 6]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Further adventures of Granger & Snape, wand core hunters...
Last Updated: 2015/02/16
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 126

Many Thanks, Part 4 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment. . Another “A Credit to Their Houses” sequel, set in our trio’s F...
Last Updated: 2015/01/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 104

1998. June 20. Sunset. [T (PG-13)]
by Savva
[Reviews: 6]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Category: Potions Under Duress
Just a short conversation in a moonlit garden. Drabble....
Last Updated: 2015/01/24
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 332

As the Confetti Rained Down [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione, Severus, and their daughter share a small moment during the Christmas season....
Last Updated: 2015/01/16
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 149

Vampire!Hermione Relapsed [MA (NC-17)]
by Amita
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Chronicle of a descent. Not much is held back. ...
Last Updated: 2015/01/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3465

Many Thanks, Part 3 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment. Some notes inspire a reply. Another “A Credit to Their Houses” s...
Last Updated: 2015/01/11
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 238

Many Thanks, Part 2 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment--for which he also shows due gratitude. Another “A Credit to Thei...
Last Updated: 2015/01/06
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 148

A Very Long Christmas Eve Day [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione and Severus are woken up by their son, Silas....
Last Updated: 2015/01/05
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 164

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Rage--Forbidden Monastery [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Novelette
Rage, a seasoned assassin, lives by his own rules. Lucinda, his latest target, is sixteen, snappish, and can truly take care of herself. She grew up...
Last Updated: 2015/05/06
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2806

Pet Haiku [K+ (PG)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Haiku
About two sisters...
Last Updated: 2015/02/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 15

Reality Check [K (G)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 1]
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: 223]
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

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A Nagini and Severus Tale [MA (NC-17)]
by nagandsev
[Reviews: 69]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: Malfoy Manor
What is the greatest sacrifice one can give? This tale begins in Severus' sixth year at Hogwarts, du ...

Princes in Exile [MA (NC-17)]
by LiteraryBeauty
[Reviews: 160]
Category: Forbidden Forest
After the war, Harry Potter is left with no one to save, no one to fight, and one extra wand. Draco ...

The Scent of Magic [M (R)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 77]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Hermione Granger and Severus Snape enjoy a cordial working relationship, specialising in an exclusiv ...

Whom the Gods Annoy [T (PG-13)]
by richardgloucester
[Reviews: 75]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: SSHG_Exchange
Ron, Harry and Hermione discover the consequences of their inaction with regard to saving the life o ...

Killing Time [MA (NC-17)]
by Lariope
[Reviews: 166]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: SSHG_Exchange
A coming-of-age story for a nearly forty year old man. ...

The Mother who Lived [K+ (PG)]
by drinkingcocoa
[Reviews: 17]
Category: Essays
What does the Harry Potter series say about mothering? Lily's self-sacrifice was magic because it wa ...

Phantom of Hogwarts [MA (NC-17)]
by Good_Witch
[Reviews: 1568]
Category: Potions Under Duress
*NOW COMPLETE* How in the world does Hogwarts come to be doing a performance of The Phantom of the ...

The Thin Man [T (PG-13)]
by duniazade
[Reviews: 61]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: Snuna Exchange
Trust Luna to marry someone who doesn't exist.

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Gilderoy and Lucius: The Battle for Peacock Domination [K+ (PG)]
by Clairvoyant
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Forbidden Forest
Category: Malfoy Manor
Gilderoy Lockhart has a new roommate at St. Mungo's: Lucius Malfoy, freshly released from Azkaban. ...

Red Dawn [T (PG-13)]
by Somigliana
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: Romancing the Wizard
It's 1979 and wartime grim. Dorcas drags Hestia out to a disco club. ...



It's That Time Again
Two years ago TPP was in crisis. We hosted an auction, and generous people offered the fruits of their creative labors for the good of the community. Generous people bid and won those labors, and we were able to pay for two years of hosting for the site.

Kyria continues to be remembered each chat night, as her donation to keep Chatzy ad-free is still going (for how long, we don't know).

Next month we are faced with a bill. We have enough left over from the auction to get us started, but we're short more than half of the fee.

What are we facing? Losing the site and everything archived here. Watching the community we've all built and the stories that brought us together--by authors who remain (and by those who have moved on)--the old favorites and new discoveries, all will be gone.

What can we do? As always, if we work together this archive and its community will survive (at least for another two years). If we can give a little--if many, many of us give just a little--we can do this.

We can do this.

We can do this.

Our PayPal Donate button (and Not So Saintly's old message, back from the days when our benefactress was able to support the rising cost of servers herself) is here: http://thepetulantpoetess.com/donation.php
~The Admin Team~
2013/03/01 - 12:26PM
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Happy New Year, Reviewers!
Let's hear it for our Top Ten Reviewers of 2012!

mick42 (821 reviews posted)
HBAR (610 reviews posted)
sunny33 (525 reviews posted)
Severus49 (318 reviews posted)
nagandsev (290 reviews posted)
jenidralph (266 reviews posted)
MsTree (260 reviews posted)
Phyllidia (232 reviews posted)
braye27 (228 reviews posted)
breastlady (225 reviews posted)

Thank you
, on behalf of the TPP admin team and the authors you've made happy, for taking the time to read and review -- it's appreciated more than you know.
~juniperus~
2013/01/02 - 12:10PM
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New Year's Eve Chat!
If you don't have plans for New Year's Eve, feel free to join our New Year's Eve chat tomorrow, starting 10pm GMT (5pm Eastern)! Chat, contemplate, share your favourite moments and fics of 2012, and be silly! (The link to the chatroom can be found at the bottom of each page. Simply click on the 'Chatzy' button, and you'll be magically transported.)
~karelia~
2012/12/30 - 03:11PM
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Rest in Peace, Kyria
We are very sorry to announce that we have been informed that longtime TPP member, author, supporter, and friend kyriaofdelphi has passed away.
~karelia~
2012/09/22 - 02:52PM
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