Penname: celticbard
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1 : Rosemary Lane by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 12+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 2





Banner by our sea star @ TDA. Thanks! Minerva McGonagall is content with her life. At the age of twenty-eight, she has secured a professorship at Hogwarts and all the esteem and prestige connected with it. But when faced with her younger sister’s wedding and her own assumed spinsterhood, Minerva is forced to consider the unfathomable. Could she possibly want more?


Genres: General, Romance   Era: Other   Characters: McGonagall, OC   Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Mild Language, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature
Published: 2012.08.29   Latest Chapter: 2012.08.29 Updated: 2012.08.29 Status: COMPLETED (3097 words)

2 : Madam Minister by celticbard     Novel
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 24   Reviews: 226







Amazing banner by the even more amazing Violet @ TDA.

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"-Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


At the end of the 18th century, Artemisia Lufkin became the first female Minister of Magic. She was a political genius, a top-notch Auror and a devoted disciple of the Enlightenment. But behind closed doors, she was also a hedonist, an adulteress and guilty of high treason.

Genres: Drama, General, Romance   Era: Other   Characters: OC, OtherCanon   Pairings: Other Pairing, OC/OC
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.03.15   Latest Chapter: 2012.05.27 Updated: 2012.07.26 Status: WIP (73160 words)

3 : Seven Hills by celticbard     Novella
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 6   Reviews: 50





Fabulous banner by Elements @ TDA.
After World War II, the wizards and witches of Europe struggle to restore a ruined continent. From the desperate thousands three emerge to take power and claim the right to rule. Gellert Grindelwald, a lauded hero and politician who dreams of being an emperor. Portia Thurin, a military genius and unrivalled tactician. And Tom Riddle, who may very well destroy them all. Out of a world of dust rises an empire of marble.


Genres: Drama, Romance, AU   Era: Other   Characters: Dumbledore, Grindelwald , Moody, OC , Voldemort  Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.12.12   Latest Chapter: 2011.07.27 Updated: 2012.09.03 Status: WIP (24021 words)

4 : With the Devil by celticbard     Novella
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 12   Reviews: 108





Breath-taking banner by amoretti @ TDA. Thank you!
It is the witching hour in Massachusetts. And while most of the colony sleeps through it, Constance Palmer lies awake. The only child of a respectable Puritan minister, her world of rigid discipline and piety has been turned upside down by a dangerous discovery. She can do magic.
This is the story of the founding of the Salem Witches’ Institute…and all that came before it.


Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark, Angst   Era: Other   Characters: OC   Pairings: OC/OC
Advisory: Mild Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.08.22   Latest Chapter: 2011.07.10 Updated: 2012.08.05 Status: COMPLETED (31181 words)

5 : Ashes and Dust by celticbard     Novella
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 5   Reviews: 41





A continuation of Trial by Fire. Banner by the ever awesome Violet @ TDA
Months after his ordeal in Silent Hill, Draco Malfoy is forced to relive his nightmare when he is wrongly accused of murdering police officer Cybil Bennett. In order to prove his innocence, he must do the unthinkable and return to his own personal Hell accompanied by the only person who believes he is truly guiltless…Auror Harry Potter.

Genres: Crossover, Horror/Dark, Mystery   Era: Post-Hogwarts   Characters: Draco, Harry, Hermione, OC , Ron
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.03.31   Latest Chapter: 2011.06.10 Updated: 2012.08.19 Status: WIP (17035 words)

6 : Breathless by celticbard     Novel
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 12   Reviews: 112






Unbelievably awesome banner by Violet @ TDA. Thanks, Susan!
Summary edited by TheEmpress--Sequel to Consumed.

The sanatorium was many things. A hospital. A tomb for the dead and dying. Many came chasing a cure, some sought a place to die. But not her. She was different. In a place where the captain of all the men of death reigned supreme, she sought resurrection.


Genres: Drama, Romance, Angst   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: Lupin, McGonagall, OC, OtherCanon , Trelawney  Pairings: Other Pairing, OC/OC, Remus/OC
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.09.02   Latest Chapter: 2011.05.24 Updated: 2012.06.09 Status: WIP (45569 words)

7 : Willoway by celticbard     Novella
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 13   Reviews: 140






Awesome banner by the amazingly talented Violet @ TDA 

Rookie Auror Tonks is given her first solo assignment. She’s set to pair up with a straight-laced Muggle police sergeant in order to investigate mysterious happenings on the island of Willoway. But when Willoway’s docile magical populace turns unexpectedly murderous, can Tonks stay atop her own two feet long enough to keep the sergeant and herself alive?

Genres: General, Horror/Dark, Mystery   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: OC , Tonks  Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.06.15   Latest Chapter: 2011.03.27 Updated: 2011.04.08 Status: WIP (38876 words)

8 : Legend by celticbard     Novella
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 11   Reviews: 126






Stunning banner by the wonderfully talented chocolat. @ TDA
There is legend. And then there is truth. In 9th century England, three wizards band together, not to found a school, but to concoct one of the greatest lies ever told.

And thus began the history of Hogwarts.
 


Genres: Drama, Romance, AU   Era: Founders   Characters: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, OC , Ravenclaw, Slytherin  Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.07.16   Latest Chapter: 2011.02.20 Updated: 2011.03.06 Status: COMPLETED (38005 words)

9 : The Will Therein by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 5




Stunning banner by Azure @ TDA
She came and would not depart. Out of doors, amidst the palatial sweep of his estate’s park, Tom found her hiding. She breathed into his ear, spoke of betrayal and then was gone. He saw her smiles on the spider-webs. In the ripples of the fountain. In the mischievous cracks that marked the door of her sepulcher.
"Never," she whispered, "Nevermore."


Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark, Romance   Era: Other   Characters: OtherCanon , Voldemort  Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.10.28   Latest Chapter: 2010.10.28 Updated: 2010.10.28 Status: COMPLETED (2245 words)

10 : Brindisi by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 6





Enchanting banner by Gambit @ TDA. Thank you!

In years to come, Lily would not remember the kiss she had given Sev, but she would always remember the one he had given her.


Genres: Fluff, General, Romance   Era: Marauders   Characters: Lily , Snape  Pairings: Snape/Lily
Advisory: Mild Language, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.09.04   Latest Chapter: 2010.09.04 Updated: 2010.09.04 Status: COMPLETED (2584 words)

11 : Laid in Earth by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 5




Gorgeous banner by Alora @ TDA
Snape never expected to see her there...there of all places. At his father's funeral.


Genres: Drama, Romance, Angst   Era: Marauders   Characters: Lily , Snape  Pairings: Snape/Lily, James/Lily
Advisory: Mild Language, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.08.28   Latest Chapter: 2010.08.28 Updated: 2010.08.29 Status: COMPLETED (1213 words)

12 : Bootstraps by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 3




Haunting banner by espoirPERDU @ TDA
When Mum turned to face me I saw the grey of weathered tombstones in her eyes. “You’re father has Alzheimer’s Disease, Betty. The healers just diagnosed him last week.”
 
I should have told her how much she meant to me. Instead, I said, “Mum, stop it.”

Genres: Drama, Angst   Era: Pre-Hogwarts   Characters: OC
Advisory: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.08.16   Latest Chapter: 2010.08.16 Updated: 2010.08.16 Status: COMPLETED (3356 words)

13 : Molly Ban by celticbard     Song fic
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 9




“Don’t call me after ten,” she said. “I don’t keep late hours.” 
Jimmy folded the delicate napkin and stuck it in the pocket of his wrinkled trousers. “I promise I won’t,” he said as she put the car into reverse and pulled out of her parking space. 
Three days later, Jimmy called at ten thirty and Molly, for all her rigidity, answered the phone anyway. Molly II/OC--Banner by 100ways @TDA

Genres: Drama, Romance, Angst   Era: Next Generation   Characters: OC, OtherCanon   Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.08.11   Latest Chapter: 2010.08.11 Updated: 2010.09.01 Status: COMPLETED (3892 words)

14 : Wendigo by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 8





Banner by black bird @ TDA. For most of his life, Peter had never known what it was like to go hungry. It wasn't until November 1st, 1981, when the bodies of Lily and James Potter were taken from their home in Godric’s Hollow, the last of the autumn leaves mimicking the tones of vermillion and orange and crimson for all the blood that wasn’t spilled and the fire that never came.

And then he began to starve.


Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark   Era: Pre-Hogwarts   Characters: Pettigrew , Sirius
Advisory: Strong Violence, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.07.14   Latest Chapter: 2010.07.14 Updated: 2011.02.13 Status: COMPLETED (1393 words)

15 : Janus by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 5




Haunting banner by moose! @ TDA
Dedicated to soliloquy. Written for Gryffin-Duck's Different Perspective Challenge.
Morality, Quirrell decided, was blurred. There were no clear sides, no well-defined factions upon which he might govern his existence. Life was a circle. The beginning and the end were the same.

And he, he had always been Janus.

Genres: Drama, Romance, Angst   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: OC, OtherCanon   Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.04.22   Latest Chapter: 2010.04.22 Updated: 2010.04.22 Status: COMPLETED (2122 words)

16 : The Attic Garden by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 10




Jaw-droppingly gorgeous banner by chocolat. @ TDA
Ariana brought her flowers to the attic. She made a garden where there was none. Where the spiders composed sonatas on gossamer threads. Where sunlight fell through the windows, distorted into slats by the presence of iron bars. Barred windows to hold a barred mind.
Written for Femme_Fatale's "Horror Challenge".

Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark, Angst   Era: Other   Characters: Aberforth, Ariana, Dumbledore, Kendra
Advisory: Mild Language, Strong Violence, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2010.02.24   Latest Chapter: 2010.02.24 Updated: 2011.03.09 Status: COMPLETED (894 words)

17 : The Ivory Child by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 21





Fantastic banner by the super talented psychee @ TDA. Thanks, Kali!
A year before he was slated to attend Hogwarts, Scorpius Malfoy died. His parents buried him on a Tuesday. 
Inspired by Stephen King's "Pet Sematary".


Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark, Angst   Era: Post-Hogwarts   Characters: Draco, Harry, OtherCanon , Scorpius  Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Mild Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.10.31   Latest Chapter: 2009.10.31 Updated: 2009.10.31 Status: COMPLETED (4018 words)

18 : Bereft by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 10




Magnificent banner by the_tofuubeaver @ TDA. ILY Rita!
She screams and the sound destroys her. Loosening the last rusty nail of sanity. Splintering the aged timber. The house collapses, wall by wall by wall. And in the cellar, the last of Merope Gaunt rots, curled in upon herself as the pain comes.

Genres: Drama, Angst, AU   Era: Other   Characters: OtherCanon , Voldemort  Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.10.08   Latest Chapter: 2009.10.08 Updated: 2009.10.08 Status: COMPLETED (809 words)

19 : Trial by Fire by celticbard     Novella
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 17   Reviews: 215




Perfectly nightmarish banner by Ande@TDA/Draco lifted his head, blinking the blood away from his eyes. Pain seized him, throwing him against the driver’s seat with all the force of the Cruciatus Curse. Mocking shards of memory danced through his dazed mind.The sirens. The cop. The slick road. His car was nestled against a guardrail, the remnants of his shattered headlights dusting the blacktop like frost. And outside, the sky wept soot.

Genres: Crossover, Drama, Horror/Dark   Era: Post-Hogwarts   Characters: Draco, OC
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2008.08.23   Latest Chapter: 2009.08.13 Updated: 2011.03.09 Status: COMPLETED (42773 words)

20 : Consumed by celticbard     Novel
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 22   Reviews: 222







Banner by Rita.
Two years after the demise of her friend Quirrell, Professor Fotherby is trying to stitch her life back together. Unfortunately, Hogwarts isn’t ready to return to normal. Dementors roam the grounds. The new D.A.D.A. teacher is strangely irritating. And then there’s that third year, Hermione, who keeps asking impossible questions. But all that would be manageable, if only she would stop dreaming of her death.


Genres: Drama, General, Romance   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: Dumbledore, Harry, Hermione, Lupin, McGonagall, OC, OtherCanon , Ron, Snape, Trelawney  Pairings: Other Pairing, Remus/OC
Advisory: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2008.04.04   Latest Chapter: 2009.08.11 Updated: 2011.03.27 Status: COMPLETED (63512 words)

21 : A Kind Word by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 13





Stunning banner by POTCFan @ TDA

Even as a ghost, Professor Quirrell can't catch a break. 

Entry for Staff Challenge # 3


Genres: Drama, General, Angst   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: OtherCanon   Pairings: Other Pairing
Advisory: Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.07.24   Latest Chapter: 2009.07.24 Updated: 2011.02.23 Status: COMPLETED (839 words)

22 : The Offering by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 15





Absolutely gorgeous banner by SiriuslyInspired @ TDA
Stone for stone. Blood for blood. Four destined to become three. The ancient magic must be appeased and the Founders provide a sacrifice.

Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark   Era: Founders   Characters: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, OC , Ravenclaw, Slytherin
Advisory: Strong Violence, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.06.05   Latest Chapter: 2009.06.05 Updated: 2009.06.05 Status: COMPLETED (3567 words)

23 : The Lowlands by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 4






Betad by Georgia Weasley/Gorgeous banner by Canta_loupe @ TDA

Freddy sat on the fence bordering the cow pasture, watching the setting sun dye the heather red. She’d never realized before just how eerie the lowlands could look at dusk, with the empty valleys and great looming hills topped with old standing stones or some crumbling feudal fortress. It made her feel downright haunted.

Genres: Drama, Angst   Era: Pre-Hogwarts   Characters: OC
Advisory: Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2009.03.09   Latest Chapter: 2009.03.09 Updated: 2009.03.09 Status: COMPLETED (1329 words)

24 : Dark and Dangerous by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: Mature   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 9









Bellatrix  needed to see fear behind his eyes. She needed to sense his humanity, his imperfections. She needed to know that she was only and always the Dark Lord’s servant.
Not him. Not Severus Snape.


Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: Bellatrix , Snape
Advisory: Mild Language, Strong Violence, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2008.08.27   Latest Chapter: 2008.08.27 Updated: 2008.08.27 Status: COMPLETED (1200 words)

25 : Rosewater by celticbard     One-shot
Rating: 15+   Chapters: 1   Reviews: 8







Beautiful banner by the_tofuubeaver @ TDA. Thank you, Rita!
Bellatrix Lestrange ran one stained fingernail over her old writing desk, relishing in the archaic swirls carved there long ago by her pen knife. There were still ink stains on the tufted chair nearby, blemishes of a childhood past and a childhood wasted in idleness.
Winner of the Perfume Drabble Challenge posted by DesDiamondS at eHPf.

Genres: Drama, Horror/Dark, Angst   Era: Hogwarts   Characters: Bellatrix
Advisory: Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Published: 2008.06.13   Latest Chapter: 2008.06.16 Updated: 2008.06.16 Status: COMPLETED (564 words)
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