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Fic: Days of Cats and Cabbages (Sirius Black/Arabella Figg)

Title: Days of Cats and Cabbages
Author: smallbrownfrog
Characters or pairing: Sirius Black/Arabella Figg
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,257
Summary: When Sirius and Buckbeak escaped from Hogwarts, Sirius didn’t know where to turn.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Harry Potter characters. No profit is being made. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's notes: Written for gryffindorj for hp_beholder's yearly fest. Many thanks to L for the fabulous beta and to imera for the spotcheck.

Days of Cats and Cabbages
Purple Cat

Fic: 'One All', Minerva McGonagall/Rufus Scrimgeour, NC-17

Title: One All
Author: purplefluffycat
Pairing: Minerva McGonagall/Rufus Scrimgeour
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Kinks/Themes: Banter, long hair, partially-clothed sex
Word Count: About 8200

Summary/Description: In a relationship based around scoring points, what can ultimately be won?

Author's Notes: This story was written for kelly_chamblisskelly_chambliss in the daily_deviant Kinky Kristmas fest. It grew from the prompt, ‘what could entice Minerva to have sex in the staff room?'


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Purple Cat

Fic: 'Professor C. Binns: A Personal History', Cuthbert Binns/Walburga Black, PG - Part 2

Title: Professor C. Binns: A Personal History
Author: purplefluffycat
Pairings: Cuthbert Binns/Walburga Black, Walburga Black/Orion Black
Rating: PG
Word Count: About 13,300

Summary:

Transcribed from back cover of book:

Professor Cuthbert Binns (living: 1865-1963, haunting: 1963- ) is the leading Magical Historian of his day. He has published widely on topics ranging from, 'The origins of magic in native rock art,' to 'Wizard-Muggle relations through the ages', and was awarded an Order of Merlin (second class) in 1936, when his seminal work, 'A History of the magical world in 100,000 pages' became the best-selling Historical text on record.

This volume, however, is - for the first time - autobiographical in nature. It is thus somewhat experimental in nature, but serves to remind both the author and the reader that we each build the fabric of History, in our own ways, however small.

"Being in love with a person is more difficult than being in love with a book. You can carry a book with you wherever you go, but a person moves around on their own, and one is never sure where they are or where one will see them, next. Also, books get older in a predictable way: if you take good care of them they don't seem very different at all - aside from the odd scratch on the cover or a looseness to the spine - but people can change their thoughts and feelings and opinions, such that what was once written there disappears altogether and is replaced by information of an entirely different sort.

That is why people are so difficult."



Author: C. Binns.
Dictation: Gluey the House elf.
Production: A.P.W.B. Dumbledore, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,
Published, 1964; Revised, 1991.



Author's Notes: This atory was written for psyfic in the fabulous hp_beholder exchange, 2012. Her request included 'friendship' and 'a meeting of the minds', and I have attempted to include these ideas here. The tale is also somewhat inspired by 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon.


Professor C. Binns: A Personal History - Part 1

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Purple Cat

Fic: 'Professor C. Binns: A Personal History', Cuthbert Binns/Walburga Black, PG - Part 1

Title: Professor C. Binns: A Personal History
Author: purplefluffycat
Pairings: Cuthbert Binns/Walburga Black, Walburga Black/Orion Black
Rating: PG
Word Count: About 13,300

Summary:

Transcribed from back cover of book:

Professor Cuthbert Binns (living: 1865-1963, haunting: 1963- ) is the leading Magical Historian of his day. He has published widely on topics ranging from, 'The origins of magic in native rock art,' to 'Wizard-Muggle relations through the ages', and was awarded an Order of Merlin (second class) in 1936, when his seminal work, 'A History of the magical world in 100,000 pages' became the best-selling Historical text on record.

This volume, however, is - for the first time - autobiographical in nature. It is thus somewhat experimental in nature, but serves to remind both the author and the reader that we each build the fabric of History, in our own ways, however small.

"Being in love with a person is more difficult than being in love with a book. You can carry a book with you wherever you go, but a person moves around on their own, and one is never sure where they are or where one will see them, next. Also, books get older in a predictable way: if you take good care of them they don't seem very different at all - aside from the odd scratch on the cover or a looseness to the spine - but people can change their thoughts and feelings and opinions, such that what was once written there disappears altogether and is replaced by information of an entirely different sort.

That is why people are so difficult."



Author: C. Binns.
Dictation: Gluey the House elf.
Production: A.P.W.B. Dumbledore, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,
Published, 1964; Revised, 1991.



Author's Notes: This atory was written for psyfic in the fabulous hp_beholder exchange, 2012. Her request included 'friendship' and 'a meeting of the minds', and I have attempted to include these ideas here. The tale is also somewhat inspired by 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon.


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Irma / Minerva

Fic: Two Capable Women

Author: therealsnape
Title: : Two Capable Women
Written for the 2013 edition of hp_beholder
Rating: : R
Pairings: : Irma Pince/Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: : 6700
Warnings/Content Information: My recipient, albalark told me to put in a warning for Motivational Jargon and PTSD triggers. I deeply apologise for the nervous twitching, simpering, and flashbacks I caused my dear friend.
Summary: : A great many dreadful things have befallen the Hogwarts staff over the years, but the motivational training by Wilberforce (Bertie) Arbuthnot counts among the worst. However, Irma and Minerva rise to the occasion with the fortitude one may expect of two very capable women.
Author's/Notes: : My thanks, as always, to my fabulous betas, kellychambliss and tetleythesecond . Not only for the many improvements they made to this story, but also for the courage with which they relived their worst Inspirational Speaker traumas and their generosity in allowing me to use them. Without their sufferings, this story couldn’t have been written.

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Fic: Hunting the Unicorn; Minerva/Wilhelmina

Title: Hunting the Unicorn, 0riginally written for the fabulous minerva_fest.
Author: therealsnape
Prompt: One of those stories in which we know where it's going -- toward sex and romance -- so the fun comes in seeing how it gets there. Premise: Minerva's a widow or a contented spinster who's never thought about being interested in women; Wilhelmina's a dyke, but, having been burned in her youth, she now has a strict "no straight women" policy. And yet, of course, they fall for each other anyway.
Rating: a very mild R
Word Count: 10K
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank
Summary: During her convalescense after the Stunner attack, Minerva enjoys a little light reading, i.e. a scholarly study on Unicorn lore. The tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn lead to a most interesting hypothesis on love and the five senses. One that Minerva examines with her usual scholarly precision.
Warnings: None

Many thanks to my beta tetleythesecond for hand-holding, cheer-leading, and generally being beyond wonderful.

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HP || Minerva || Time stood still.

(no subject)

Title: Wisp in the Willow
Author: cranky__crocus
Pairing: Minerva McGonagall/Amelia Bones
Rating: PG-13 approaching R
Summary: Minerva McGonagall is visited by the ghost of a dearly-departed loved one.
Warnings: Canon character death
Author's Note: I wrote this poem in the summertime but was thinking about autumn and Samhain. It's 160 words and written with an odd rhythm; think of an echo if you can. I thought this was a more appropriate time to post it. Nervous about posting things (haven't comm-posted anything since 2007/8) but I hope you like it! [Cross-posting to other HP comms.]

( Follow the Fake Cut: Wisp in the Willow )