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During my obligatory morning procrastination, I realized that I had neglected to repost my drabble from the 2011 [info]hp_halloween fest.

Here it is:

Title: Bittersweet
Pairing: Minerva McGonagall/Rolanda Hooch
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Summary: To Minerva McGonagall, the first Hallowe'en after the war is bittersweet.

Many thanks to my [livejournal.com profile] therealsnape and [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond.

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Bittersweet )
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Here's my drabble from this year's [info]hp_halloween. My recipient, [livejournal.com profile] donnaimmaculata, listed Aberforth, Fleur, Bellatrix, Minerva, and/or Remus as her characters of choice, asked for either horror or drama as the genre, and offered "cats, haunted house, masks" as her prompts.

Well, of course I was going to write something with Minerva and flirted for a moment with the notion of a Minerva/Aberforth pairing. But then I thought, "come on, it's Halloween. And I'm being offered 'Bellatrix' and 'horror' as options. Why am I even thinking twice about what to write?"

So I came up with an over-the-top, Gothic scenario, gave Bella her mad head, and let her run with it.

Hope you enjoy it as much as she did.

(Many thanks to the excellent [livejournal.com profile] magnetic_pole for beta-reading.)

To and Fro )

(Note -- It's official: pairing/characters make all the difference in terms of response. My drabble for last year, which featured Minerva/Septima Vector, got all of five comments at the comm. This year's mad Bella got 22. Of course, there could be other factors at work, too; last year's fest, iirc, was more subdued overall.)
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Well, HP fandom, anyway.

Yesterday was [info]hp_halloween's yearly posting of Halloween drabbles. There were nearly 60 entries, with a huge range of characters, pairings, and tones, from dark to fluffy, from gen to NC-17, from humor to heartbreak.

They came at just the right time: I was wiped out yesterday after having been at school from 7:30 am until nearly 9:00 p.m. So when I came home, I was fit for nothing but drabble-reading. I commented on every last one and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

(I got home so late that I didn't even get to hand out my Halloween candy. Now I am going to have to suffer through eating an entire bag of mini Almond Joys [though I will probably save myself from myself by taking them to school.])

Old-Lady Drabbles )

Other Flisties' Entries )

Here's my own entry, written for [livejournal.com profile] dexstarr. I was pleased with the drabble when I sent it in to the fest, but when I read it after posting, I was less satisfied. It didn't flow as well as I'd hoped -- too abstract, I think; drabbles need to be more image-based. Still, it was fun to write, and I enjoyed characterizing Septima.

Title: Determination
Pairing: Septima Vector/Minerva McGonagall
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: age gap, hints of D/s and light bondage
Summary: On Samhain night, it's not just the universe that is disordered.
Notes: The prompt asked for "forbidden love, professors, cross-gen, femmeslash, D/s." Many thanks to my lovely beta, [livejournal.com profile] therealsnape. If the drabble is not perfect, it's not her fault!

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Determination )


Other Fannish Things )

Before I say goodbye to Halloween 2012, I'll use my personalized icon one more time.

Hope you're all well, warm, safe, and dry. (I know some of you are still dark, unfortunately. My sympathies.)
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I've had a successful weekend: 27 papers graded and 1200 [info]snapelyholidays words written. Yes, I should have written more. But I didn't.

It's still Halloween for another 30 minutes (at least in my part of the world), so I thought I'd treat you to a couple of drabbles in honor of the day. (Or maybe it's actually a trick; you never know.)

I actually wrote them both for the one-day [info]hp_halloween drabble fest; I thought a silly one and a serious one would make a be nice set of bookends.

But the trick was on me, because it turns out that we were allowed to submit only one drabble per person. So I submittted the serious one, and I was going to save the silly one until next year, when I remembered that last week's challenge for the [info]snape100 drabble fest just happened to be. . . "Snape and Halloween."

What a treat! Now I could post both drabbles in different communities. So I did.

If you haven't had a chance to read any of the [info]hp_halloween entries, nip on over there and enjoy yourself. They're all fun, but here are some of my favorites:

--At Home (Severus/Percy) by [livejournal.com profile] starstruck1986
--Darkness Chasing Darkness (Severus/Lucius) by [livejournal.com profile] snapelike
--and my own excellent gift, Don't Look Back (Minerva/Severus) by [livejournal.com profile] scribbulus_ink. (It's really interesting to see the similarities between the gift I wrote and the gift I received.)

And now that the HP Halloween fest is over, I can post both my drabbles here for you:

This one was written for [livejournal.com profile] nimrod_9 at [info]hp_halloween

Title: With You Always
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss
Characters: Minerva McGonagall
Rating: G
Summary: Minerva attends a Halloween Feast.
Notes: Nimrod_9 wanted Halloween traditions, pumpkins, graveyards, loneliness. Many thanks to my excellent beta, [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond.

Oidhche Shamhna = Scottish Gaelic for the Celtic Samhain/New Year's festival.

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With You Always )

And this one was posted at [info]snape100

Title: Aaaaahhhhh
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss
Challenge: #357 -- Snape's Halloween
Pairing: Snape/McGonagall
Length: 100 x 2
Rating: NC-17. Ish.
Warnings: Dialogue-only
Summary: Ever wonder what the teachers did to celebrate Halloween after they settled the business of the troll in the dungeon?
Notes: Written with much authorial snickering, lots of porn clich├ęs, and no excuse. Many thanks to my excellent beta-reader [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond.

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Aaaaahhhhh )

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